TE Stud: New Orlean’s Benjamin Watson has proven there’s still something left in the tank at age 34

After the Saints traded Jimmy Graham in the offseason, many expected Josh Hill to step up as the Saints’ top tight end. Well, that hasn’t worked out, as he’s been outproduced by Ben Watson in every game this season. Before Watson’s breakout performance last week (10-127-1TD), he hadn’t amassed more than 42 years in any game. While his last game could be a one week wonder, it proves that Drew Brees still loves to throw to his tight ends, giving Watson good value for those in need of depth. The Saints next game is also against an average Indianapolis defense.

Tight end dud: Minnesota’s Kyle Rudolph continues to disappoint

Rudolph did catch a touchdown in a home win against Kansas City this week, but don’t let that excite you. Over his last three games, he has combined for 6 catches and 30 yards. Remember, combined.

A once promising tight end, Rudolph has lacked in production, and doesn’t figure to be more than an occasional red zone threat.

Honorable mention: San Diego’s Ladarius Green. Even with Antonio Gates returning to action, Green figures to be a factor in the Chargers pass heavy offense, recording 35 yards and a score last week.