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Julius Thomas

Jaguar gets choice matchup for tight ends

The other day I posted a table showing the number of touchdowns allowed by each team to wide receivers since the start of last season. Now the table showing touchdowns to tight ends. Not surprisingly (since we mention it every week), Detroit is terrible in this regard, making Julius Thomas a great option this week.

At the other end of the spectrum are Baltimore and Kansas City. They've allowed only 4 TDs to tight ends since the start of last season. So maybe not a great week to use Jason Witten (who faces the Ravens) or Cameron Brate (at Kansas City), at least in terms of scoring. Doesn't mean they won't catch some passes, but tough spot for touchdowns.

Touchdowns by tight ends against the league's 32 teams since the start of last season are shown in the table below.

TE TDs AGAINST DEFENSES, 2015-PRESENT
Defense20152016*Total
Baltimore314
Kansas City314
NY Jets235
Arizona606
Minnesota516
Chicago437
Cincinnati167
Dallas437
Houston527
San Francisco527
Washington437
Philadelphia628
Tampa Bay448
Denver729
Miami549
New England729
Seattle819
Buffalo7310
Los Angeles6410
NY Giants9110
Pittsburgh8210
Green Bay7411
Indianapolis6511
San Diego8311
Carolina6612
Jacksonville9312
New Orleans11314
Atlanta9615
Tennessee11415
Oakland12517
Cleveland10919
Detroit12921

*so far

--Andy Richardson

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