Tight End Player Notes For The Last 15 Days
Dwayne Allen, TE, IND 12/25/2014 9:50:00 AM Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Alle doubtful for Week 17 due to a sore knee. Insight: He's caught eight touchdowns this season in just 29 receptions. Coby Fleener should get all the work and is a viable fantasy replacement.
Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN 12/23/2014 9:38:00 AM Description: Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham was busy Monday night catching nine of 11 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown. Insight: With A.J. Green hurting and the big pass rush from the Denver defense, Gresham became the team's primary target and came up big.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN Cold 12/23/2014 9:26:00 AM Description: Once again Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was in uniform, but didn't show up. Insight: Thomas caught just two of six targets for 33 yards. H'e been a playoff bust. Actually, he's done nothing for fantasy owners since Week 10.
Dwayne Allen, TE, IND 12/22/2014 4:23:00 PM Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Allen is questionable for Week 17 due to a sore knee. Insight: Allen had an MRI on the knee Monday and is being called day-to-day. He's caught eight touchdowns this season in just 29 receptions, but was shut out Sunday in Dallas.
Jason Witten, TE, DAL 12/22/2014 10:15:00 AM Description: Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught seven of a team-high seven targets for 90 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: It's no surprise that the passing game has picked up the past few weeks when Tony Romo has gone back to his reliable tight end.
Scott Chandler, TE, BUF 12/22/2014 9:53:00 AM Description: Bills tight end Scott Chandler didn't do much until a fourth quarter touchdown reception. Insight: Chanlder is a TE2, at best, but did catch four balls for 37 yards and the score to be respectable.
Luke Willson, TE, SEA 12/22/2014 9:26:00 AM Description: Seahawks tight end Luke Willson scored twice, including an 80-yard score in the second quarter. Insight: The Seattle tight end caught three balls for 139 yards and will likely be the top fantasy tight end of the week. He picked a great time for it - Championship Week.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP 12/21/2014 6:17:00 PM Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski found the end zone in Week 16. Insight: It was his 12th score of the season. Gronkowski finished with six receptions for 31 yards. He is arguably the best tight end in the NFL.
Heath Miller, TE, PIT 12/21/2014 6:09:00 PM Description: Steelers tight end Heath Miller recorded seven receptions for 68 yards on Sunday. Insight: He saw eight targets and took advantage. However, Miller is more of a TE2 with all the options in Pittsburgh.
Travis Kelce, TE, KAN 12/21/2014 6:02:00 PM Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce did not do much on Sunday. Insight: He had four receptions for 31 yards on seven targets. Kelce is a borderline TE1 for Week 17 for leagues that are still going.
Jimmy Graham, TE, NOS 12/21/2014 5:48:00 PM Description: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was better on Sunday, but not as good as owners would have liked. Insight: He had six receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown. Graham also just missed a second score, as he was stuffed at the goalline and eventually fumbled on the play.
Greg Olsen, TE, CAR 12/21/2014 5:38:00 PM Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was invisible in Week 16. Insight: He saw only three targets, and caught just one pass for 21 yards. Olsen is still a TE1.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE 12/21/2014 5:34:00 PM Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron caught an 81-yard touchdown pass on Sunday. Insight: He finsihed with three catches for a team-high 88 yards. So, obviously most of his damage was done on one play.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN 12/21/2014 11:37:00 AM Description: Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is officially out for Week 16. Insight: He was not a great option as is. Rhett Ellison will start in Rudolph's place.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC 12/21/2014 10:12:00 AM Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had a nice night against the 49ers. Insight: He had seven receptions for 92 yards and two scores. Gates now has 65 catches for 754 and an impressive 12 touchdowns in 2014.
Zach Ertz, TE, PHI 12/20/2014 7:46:00 PM Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz caught a franchise record 15 passes during Saturday's loss versus Washington. Insight: He had 115 yards and 18 targets. Owners have been looking for this production all season long.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN 12/19/2014 9:18:00 AM Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker was quiet Thursday night catching just four balls for 54 yards. Insight: Walker was handicapped by his mediocre quarterback who could only manufacture one touchdown drive in 60 minutes.
Josh Hill, TE, NOS 12/16/2014 9:45:00 AM Description: Saints backup tight end Josh Hill vultured two touchdowns from Jimmy Graham Monday night against Chicago. Insight: They were his only two receptions of the season. Hill doesn't see much playing time, but has four touchdowns in his 14 total catches this season.
Jimmy Graham, TE, NOS 12/16/2014 9:38:00 AM Description: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham still isn't performing to the high standards we expect from him, but at least he was part of the passing game against the Bears. Insight: After a goose egg in Week 13 and just three catches for 25 yards last weekend, Graham caught five balls for 87 yards.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, TAM 12/15/2014 4:46:00 PM Description: Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) was placed on injured reserve. Insight: His season is officially over after catching 21 passes for 221 yards and two scores.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC 12/15/2014 11:28:00 AM Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates finished with a team-high seven targets, catching six, for 54 yards and a touchdown against Denver. Insight: The Rivers-to-Gates touchdown pass was the 67th of their career tying them for sixth place all-time with Drew Brees and Marques Colston.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN Cold 12/15/2014 11:17:00 AM Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) got in for 29 of 66 plays against San Diego. Insight: Thomas was also active in Week 14, but didn't see any snaps, so this was an improvement, but he didn't help fantasy owners with just one catch for 30 yards.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN 12/15/2014 11:06:00 AM Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker took advantage of the absence of the Titans top two receivers and caufght four balls for 93 yards. Insight: Walker did most of his damage in the fourth quarter. He is still a borderline TE1.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN 12/15/2014 10:29:00 AM Description: Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph caught a season-high seven balls for 69 yards. Insight: Rudolph seems all the way back from sports hernia surgery. He will be a borderline TE1 the rest of the way.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX Cold 12/15/2014 10:08:00 AM Description: 49ers tight end Vernon Davis didn't catch a pass Sunday against Seattle. Insight: How can a player with his talent level be playing so poorly all season? Davis remains the biggest bust among tight ends in 2014 and shouldn't be started. Since a two-touchdown opening game, Davis hasn't cracked the five-point mark.
Jason Witten, TE, DAL 12/15/2014 9:36:00 AM Description: Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught seven of a team-high nine targets for 69 yards.
Insight: While he didn't get into the end zone, Witten was busy catching key first down passes for most of the night.
Larry Donnell, TE, NYG 12/14/2014 7:50:00 PM Description: Giants tight end Larry Donnell caught both his targets for 11 yards in Week 15. Insight: Eli Manning targeted Odell Backham Jr. all day, who can blame him, so no other receiver had many opportunities for New York. Donnell remains a borderline TE1.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP 12/14/2014 7:35:00 PM Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not catch a pass in the first half, but that was no big deal for Tom Brady's favorite target. Insight: Gronkowski made some big plays in the third quarter as the Patriots outscored the Dolphins in the quarter, 24-0. Gronkowski had three catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. He is the top fantasy tight end in the league.
Mychal Rivera, TE, OAK 12/14/2014 7:21:00 PM Description: Fantasy owners cannot ignore Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera any longer. Insight: Rivera had seven more catches for 39 yards in Week 15. That yardage total is not great, but it is the third straight week Rivera was heavily invovled in the passing game. He is a gamble, but one worth going for if owners need tight end help.
Travis Kelce, TE, KAN 12/14/2014 7:19:00 PM Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a big fantasy day in Week 15. Insight: Kelce had five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. Those numbers aren't huge but for a very inconsistent position, that kind of production is big in the playoffs. Kelce is a solid TE1 with a juicy matchup next week.
Coby Fleener, TE, IND 12/14/2014 7:02:00 PM Description: Colts tight end Coby Fleener caught two passes for 32 yards in Week 15. Insight: Fleener and fellow tight end Dwyane Allen each had two grabs with Allen getting the touchdown. If Allen plays, Fleener taks a back sit to him in terms of fantasy value.
Dwayne Allen, TE, IND 12/14/2014 7:00:00 PM Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Allen caught a touchdown on Sunday. Insight: Allen had just two catches for 16 yards but salvaged the day with the touchdown grab. He is a borderline TE1 for the rest of the season.
Owen Daniels, TE, BAL 12/14/2014 6:42:00 PM Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels scored the lone touchdown of the Ravens vs. Jaguars game in Week 15. Insight: Daniels scored on a 3-yard touchdown catch. He also had a 29-yard catch. Daniels finished with four catches for 62 yards and the touchdown.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC 12/14/2014 6:42:00 PM Description: Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis has two catches for 22 yards on Sunday. Insight: Lewis is a TE2 in this dreadful offense.
Greg Olsen, TE, CAR 12/14/2014 6:21:00 PM Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen led the team with 10 catches for 110 yards. Insight: Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin didn't mind Derek Anderson at quarterback as both received 13 targets. Unfortunately, Jericho Cotchery caught the only touchdown. Olsen remains a strong TE1 consideration no matter who plays quarterback.
Scott Chandler, TE, BUF 12/14/2014 6:02:00 PM Description: Bills tight end Scott Chandler did very little versus the Packers. Insight: Even at an inconsistent position, Chanlder is a TE2 at best.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE 12/14/2014 5:42:00 PM Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron had just one catch for four yards. Insight: No Browns pass catcher had more than 10 yards besides Josh Gordon. Until Johnny Manziel proves himself, Cameron must be benched in fantasy.
Heath Miller, TE, PIT 12/14/2014 5:18:00 PM Description: Steelers tight end Heath Miller continues to be Ben Roethlisberger's safety blanket. Insight: Miller is not going to light up any fantasy scoreboard, but he will have a few important catches every week. In Week 15, he caught the third-and-one pass from Roethlisberger to seal the victory. Miller finished with four catches and 68 yards.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN 12/14/2014 3:13:00 PM Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) is active for Week 15, but didn't get into the game. Insight: Thomas was also active in Week 14, but didn't see any snaps. Thius time fantasy owners hope he gets his full workload.
Greg Olsen, TE, CAR 12/14/2014 12:16:00 PM Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is active for Week 15. Insight: Olsen is a TE1 even with Cam Newton out. Olsen caught eight balls and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Buccaneers with Derek Anderson at quarterback.
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