Same old, same old at the tight end position. Travis Kelce is TE1, TJ Hockenson is TE2, and George Kittle is TE3...or not. The NFL TE3 is Sam LaPorta for this year. Kittle is TE4. In his 13 games, he has six games under 10 points. He also has five games over 17 points, including two over 20.
After scoring in the last two games and scoring over 17 points in both those games, including a 29-point game, LaPorta flopped against the Bears with two receptions for 23 yards and 4.30 points. The Bears almost embarrassed the Lions a few weeks ago and they did embarrass them last week. Is it just the Bears or is this more emblematic of when the Lions offense, including Jared Goff, takes a break?
The Lions, who are not red hot, get the red hot Broncos this week. The Broncos defense gives up the 22nd most yards against the passing game and the 26th most touchdowns against passing. Against tight ends, they give up the second most Fantasy points, the second most yards, and tied for second most touchdowns.
La Porta was a Blip. Play La Porta next week.