Take a look at Gary Barnidge this week at tightend. With Manziel benched for MNF, McCown is the better QB of the two and should be looking at Barnidge in the redzone, who has scored at least one touchdown in 6 of the last 8 games. The Ravens also have the 24th ranked passing defense in the league, which is perfect for the Browns since they have no running game to rely on anyways.
Delanie Walker has become the primary target in the Titans offense recently, and he’s going up against a Raiders passing defense that’s ranked 30th in the league.
*Note: stats below are based on footballoutsiders.com’s DVOA analysis, be sure to check out their explanation on DVOA if you haven’t read about it before.
Best Tightend to Start in 2015 NFL Week 12
|Gary Barnidge||4800||Bal@Cle 08:30PM ET||48.40|
|Delanie Walker||5400||Oak@Ten 01:00PM ET||45.10|
|Jimmy Graham||4800||Pit@Sea 04:25PM ET||25.50|
|Antonio Gates||4700||SD@Jax 01:00PM ET||22.70|
|Tyler Eifert||5800||StL@Cin 01:00PM ET||20.90|
|Jordan Reed||5100||NYG@Was 01:00PM ET||20.20|
|Travis Kelce||4700||Buf@KC 01:00PM ET||15.70|
|Rob Gronkowski||7900||NE@Den 08:30PM ET||-4.60|