Week 4: Sleepers of the Week
Donnell was listed in this space last week, but it would be neglectful not to include him while including Paul. Donnell is seeing a higher percentage of his team's targets (23.2 percent) and is owned in fewer leagues than Paul on the major platforms. Their two teams will face each other, and like New York, it's unknown whether Washington is good at defending tight ends. On one hand, they shut down Zach Ertz on Sunday, but they gave up a long touchdown to Marcedes Lewis in Week 2. The real point here is that Donnell is getting more looks than almost any tight end and certainly more looks than anyone widely available on your waiver wire. That's more important than whom he is facing this week.
After 99 yards and a score in Week 2, Paul saw a nice increase in ownership percentage as he was virtually unowned to that point. But he's still widely available in some formats. After a solid but unspectacular six receptions for 68 yards in Week 3, Paul will probably see his ownership percentage creep up even more. It would really spike if enough owners were paying attention. The thing to really like about Paul is how heavily he is being targeted. Through three weeks, he's seeing 20.5 percent of Washington's targets, which is the sixth-largest percentage for any tight end. He has proven he can produce when given work, and he seems likely to get a healthy amount of it. On Thursday, he'll face the Giants, who have yet to face a quality tight end this season. They were mid-pack against tight ends last year, so it's probably not a great matchup, but it's not a prohibitive matchup either.