Super Bowl 53 will pit two of the league’s best offenses against one another.
This tight end breakdown will feature quick-hitting, actionable data-driven analysis for the NFL’s big finale. Let’s dive in!
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
The tight end position is ugly for the Super Bowl.
Gronk averaged only 5.5 targets per game this season and saw only 16% of the Patriots’ market share of targets. He has nine single-digit fantasy outing this season (including playoffs) and has averaged a -4.93 DraftKings Plus/Minus with a putrid 18% Consistency Rating.
Gronk’s usage in the red zone has also been sparse, seeing just eight targets from the inside the 20. Even in the playoffs, Gronk has yet to see a red-zone target. Luckily, for the Showdown slate, you’re not forced to roster a tight end.
Gerald Everett & Tyler Higbee, Rams
Given that Everett and Higbee make up just 9% and 7% of the Rams’ respective target share, they make for a tough sell in DFS. Their target shares combined still trail Robert Woods (23%), Brandin Cooks (22%) and is tied with Todd Gurley.
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Pictured above: Rob Gronkowski
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