Fantasy Football: 5 tight ends to avoid starting in Week 10

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4.) Trey McBride vs. Atlanta

When veteran tight end Zach Ertz went onto IR a few weeks ago, it opened the door for second-year tight end Trey McBride to show what he can do in the Arizona offense. Two weeks ago against the Baltimore Ravens, McBride recorded 10 catches for 95 yards and a touchdown. He recorded over 25 fantasy points that week, making him a must pick-up tight end for the following week against the Cleveland Browns. McBride was a letdown against the Browns last week, recording only 3 catches for 2 yards. 

The Cardinals will host the Atlanta Falcons this week, a unit that has been up-and-down this season. Kyler Murray will make his season debut this week after tearing his ACL last year. Depending on how the flow of the offense goes, there is some upside for McBride especially as a security blanket for Murray in the passing game. However, the Cardinals do not want to put Murray in a position of potentially injuring that knee.

Another thing to keep in mind is that running back James Conner could very well make his return as well. It all comes down to whether or not Murray will be involved in getting the passing game going, or establishing a run game with the hopeful return of Conner.