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Tight End Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/18/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis (ankle) was walking around in the locker room without crutches, but he was still "hobbling around." according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.
Insight: It looks like he will miss his second straight practice. At least Davis did not need his crutches, but it still does not look promising that he will play in Week 3 against the Cardinals. With Vance McDonald (knee) also nursing an injury, third-year undrafted free agent Derek Carrier is in line to start at tight end.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE9/18/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was "very limited" in Thursday's practice, and could "go either way" for Week 3 against the Ravens according to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com.
Insight: These words come from offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. If he does play, he will not be himself and has a high risk of being re-injured. Go with another tight end.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN9/16/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was a candidate to break out in 2014, but has shown no signs of doing so, thus far.
Insight: He has totaled seven catches for 69 yards and no touchdowns through two weeks. With inconsistent QB play, it will be very difficult for Randolph to be a TE1 this season.
Larry Donnell, TE, NYG9/16/2014 3:51:00 PM
Description: The Giants have seemed to have found their tight end in Larry Donnell.
Insight: He had seven receptions for 81 yards during Week 2, and has totaled 12 catches for 137 yards a touchdown, thus far. Eli Manning seems to trust him, and with the Giants offensive line struggling, Donnell should continue to see a ton of targets on quick, intermediate targets.
Eric Ebron, TE, DETCold9/16/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Detroit rookie tight end Eric Ebron arrived with a lot of hype, but the production isn't there yet.
Insight: The Lions have a number of options in front of Ebron, namely Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate along with Joique Bell and Reggie Bush out of the backfield and Ebron has just seven targets, three catches and 38 yards. Ebron should only be owned in keeper leagues.
Jason Witten, TE, DAL9/16/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has gotten off to a lackluster start this season.
Insight: He's managed only six receptions for 46 yards thus far. A lot of that has to do with Romo's inconsistent play. If Dallas' QB is able to get it together, Witten should be able to get back to his career averages. For now however, consider Witten a TE2.
Niles Paul, TE, WAS9/16/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Niles Paul filled in admirably for the injured Jordan Reed.
Insight: He came out of nowhere to haul in eight receptions, 99 yards, and a touchdown. With Reed still on the shelf, Paul looks like a solid fill-in option. Paul is a TE2 heading into Week 3 against the Eagles.
Derek Carrier, TE, SFX9/16/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: San Francisco TE Derek Carrier could be in line for fantasy value in Week 3 if injured starter Vernon Davis and his backup Vance McDonald aren't ready to go Sunday.
Insight: Carrier caught three balls for 41 yards Sunday night against the Bears and may see more work against Arizona than the 19 plays he was in on against Chicago.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/16/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: We are still awaiting results of the MRI for San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and was seen leaving the locker room on crutches.
Insight: Davis was expected to get an MRI Monday. The 49ers could be down to third-string TE Derek Carrier for Week 3 as backup Vance McDonald is dealing with a knee injury.
Zach Ertz, TE, PHI9/16/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is becoming one of the team's go-to-guys in clutch situations.
Insight: He is a low-end TE1 that can provide some excellent value as he's averaging 81.5 ypg through the first two contests. The Eagles are using multiple tight end formations that allowed Ertz to be on the field 76 percent of the time.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/15/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and was seen leaving the locker room on crutches, according to a csnbayarea.com report
Insight: Davis is expected to get an MRI Monday, so we should know more later today or Tuesday. He didn't do much in this one, with just three catches for 39 yards, but was big in the season opener with a pair of touchdown catches.
Clay Harbor, TE, JAC9/15/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Jaguars backup tight end Clay Harbor could see a lot of playing time over the next two months if he can get healthy.
Insight: With starter Marcedes Lewis out for 6-8 weeks, Harbor is probably the best receiving tight end remaining.
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, HOU9/15/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz is questionable for Sunday's game against the NY Giants due to a foot injury.
Insight: Fiedorowicz didn't catch a ball in Week 1 and Garrett Graham just one for 26 yards in Week 2, so it appears Houston isn't involving the tight end in to the offense.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC9/15/2014 1:15:00 PM
Description: Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis left the Week 2 contest with Washington due to an ankle injury and the results are he'll miss 6-8 weeks, according to Vito Stellino of jacksonville.com
Insight: The Jaguars were already having trouble keeping their wide receivers healthy and this won't help matters.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/14/2014 11:39:00 PM
Description: San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and will not return.
Insight: Davis didn't do much in this one, with just three catches for 39 yards, but was big in the season opener with a pair of touchdown catches.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDCHot9/14/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) was active for Week 2 and dominated the seahawks secondary.
Insight: Rumors of Gates' demise have been greatly exaggerated. Sunday he took apart the Seahawks secondary for three touchdowns. He caught all seven targets for 96 yards. Ladarius Green who?
Jimmy Graham, TE, NOS9/14/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had 10 catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 against the Browns.
Insight: Graham was quiet early in the game, but Drew Brees began finding Graham towards the end of the first half. Graham again led New Orleans with 13 targets, which was more than twice as many as anyone else.
Greg Olsen, TE, CAR9/14/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had six catches for 72 yards on eight targets against the Lions in Week 2.
Insight: Olsen led the team in targets along with rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin, but Benjamin only caught two of his targets. Olsen has nine straight games with at least four catches, which is the longest active streak among tight ends.
Delanie Walker, TE, TENHot9/14/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker owners hit the jackpot with a 10-catch, 142-yard, one score game.
Insight: Walker also scored in Week 1 and is quickly becoming a huge tight end threat. The Cowboys have now yielded 14 receptions for 186 yards and three scores to opposing starting tight ends. Remember that when the Rams' Jared Cook plays Dallas next weekend.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC9/14/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis was in the middle of a big game, but has left the Week 2 contest with Washington due to an ankle injury.
Insight: Lewis caught a 63-yard touchdown pass near the end of the second quarter. His return is questionable.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC9/14/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for Week 2
Insight: As long as Gates is healthy, he's the tight end to have and he limits talented youngster Ladarius Green to the fantasy bench.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP9/14/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) is active and will play Sunday.
Insight: He might still be on a play limit, but the number is getting higher as he gets healthier. He's going to make the important catches and is a must start.
Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET9/14/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: Detroit tight end Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is active for Week 2 against Carolina.
Insight: Pettigrew is not a strong start this week, but if you have no other option, then he will be on the field.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE9/14/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is inactive for Week 2 against the Saints.
Insight: Cameron is still nursing the shoulder injury he suffered last Sunday in Pittsburgh. Jim Dray will likely get the most playing time at tight end for Cleveland this Sunday, but he is not a viable fantasy option.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC9/12/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (hamstring) is probable for Week 2
Insight: Lewis is a low-end TE2 for Sunday's game against Washington. He had six catches for 35 yards on nine targets against Philadelphia in Week 1.
Garrett Graham, TE, HOU9/12/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Texans TE Garrett Graham (back) was inactive for Week 1, but should return and step right into the starting lineup.
Insight: Graham has always been a sneaky option while sharing the position with Owens Daniels. Daniels is gone and Graham could have fantasy value if he can get, and stay, healthy.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, TAM9/12/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins missed another practice and can't be expected to help you Sunday.
Insight: He caught one ball for 26 yards in the opener while veteran Brandon Myers caught six of eight targets for 41 yards. Myers has some low-end appeal.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC9/12/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Rumors of Chargers tight end Antonio Gates "death" have been greatly exaggerated.
Insight: Gates was supposed to be in decline and ready to give way to Ladarius Green, but he was the better Chargers tight end with six catches for 81 yards in the opener. He's got a tough assignment in Week 2 against the defending Super Bowl champions.
Ladarius Green, TE, SDCCold9/12/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Ladarius Green was on the field for just 24 of 62 plays in Week 1.
Insight: Green is expected to take over when Antonio Gates is ready to retire and some thought the changing of the guard would happen this year, but based on Week 1 its not happening. Green caught two balls for 24 yards against the Cardinals, dropping three of six targets.
Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DETCold9/12/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Detroit tight end Brandon Pettigrew (foot) was back at practice Thursday.
Insight: Pettigrew shares time with Joseph Fauria and rooke Eric Ebron and is a non-factor for fantasy owners. He caught just 41 balls for 416 yards and two scores last season and had one catch for nine yards in the opener.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE9/11/2014 3:37:00 PM
Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) did not practice again on Thursday according to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com
Insight: Cameron insisted on Wednesday that everything was "all good" even though he did not practice on Wednesday because of a shoulder injury that has bothered him since the preseason. It sounds likely that he will not play in Week 2, which actually isn't a bad thing because fantasy owners would like him to get healthy for the long term. Owners should have a backup plan ready this weekend.
Garrett Graham, TE, HOU9/10/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Texans TE Garrett Graham (back) was inactive for Week 1, but returned to practice Wednesday.
Insight: Graham has always been a sneaky option while sharing the position with Owens Daniels. Daniels is gone and Graham could have fantasy value if he can get, and stay, healthy.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, TAM9/10/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins missed Wednesday's practice and was seen in a walking boot, according to Bucs beat writer Greg Auman.
Insight: He caught one ball for 26 yards in the opener while veteran Brandon Myers caught six of eight targets for 41 yards.
Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN9/10/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has been placed on injured reserve/designated to return.
Insight: Eifert dislocated his right elbow after making a catch in the first quarter against the Ravens on Sunday. His absence could allow Jermaine Gresham to be a low-end fantasy option.
Jordan Reed, TE, WAS9/10/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback RGIII said tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) would not play in Week 2, according to Mark Long
Insight: Reed's absence will be covered by two tight ends. Logan Paulsen will be the primary bloacker and Niles Paul will be the receiver.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, JACHot9/8/2014 4:29:00 PM
Description: Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis has a "knee capsule injury" but is expected to play Week 2 against the Redskins according to the Florida Times Union.
Insight: Lewis caught 6-of-9 targets for 35 yards in Week 1 against the Eagles. We expect that number to drop in the coming weeks. He is only useful in very deep leagues.
Jordan Reed, TE, WAS9/8/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Monday that tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) could be sidelined "some time."
Insight: Gruden also called the injury "mild" just to drive Reed's fantasy owners crazy. Reed is likely week-to-week, and fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to be ready for Week 2. Reed is a TE1 in 10-12 team leagues but his injury history is starting to become a concern.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN9/8/2014 12:47:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas caught seven passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 1 victory against the Colts.
Insight: Thomas seemed to be Peyton Manning's favorite goal-line target with receiver Wes Welker out with a suspension. He created matchup problems in the secondary, catching seven of eight targets and all three of Manning's touchdowns. As long as Manning is quarterback, Thomas is a no-brainer No. 1 tight end every week.
Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN9/8/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: The Bengals are hopeful tight end Tyler Eifert will only miss a few weeks according to FOX's Jay Glazer.
Insight: Eifert dislocated his right elbow after making a catch in the first quarter against the Ravens on Sunday. Reportedly, the elbow "popped right back in" but the ligaments have to heal before he can return. Jermaine Gersham will play tight end on every down until Eifert gets back, but Gresham will not produce the same kind of receiving numbers as Eifert could.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE9/7/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron left Sunday's game against Cleveland with a shoulder injury.
Insight: Cameron had two catches for 47 yards before departing. Even though he missed part of game, he received the third most targets among pass catchers.
Jordan Reed, TE, WAS9/7/2014 2:07:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury. His return is questionable.
Insight: Reed tried to jump a defender and his leg got caught up. The tight end has talent, but continues to have problems staying on the field.
Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN9/7/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert appeared to suffer a serious right elbow injury after making a catch in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Insight: Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports speculated on Twitter that it was a dislocated elbow. That is anyone's best guess right now. Eifert looked like he was in a lot of pain.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP9/7/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) is active and will play Sunday.
Insight: We always expected Gronkowski to start against the Dolphins. He is The Sports Network's No. 3 tight end for Week 1. He might still be on a play limit, but he's going to make the important catches.
Garrett Graham, TE, HOU9/7/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Texans TE Garrett Graham (back) is inactive for Week 1.
Insight: Graham has always been a sneaky option while sharing the position with Owens Daniels. Daniels is gone and Graham could have fantasy value if he can get healthy. Rookie C.J. Fiedorowicz should see most of the tight end targets in Week 1.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC9/6/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's opener against the Cardinals according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego.
Insight: Gates twaked his hamstring on Saturday. He was officially "limited" for the rest of practice and will be a game-time decision, which is tough for fantasy owners because he plays in the last game of the week. LaDarius Green is another tight end option from the Chargers.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP9/5/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) will play Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but may be on a limited play count.
Insight: We always expected Gronkowski to start against the Dolphins. He is The Sports Network's No. 3 tight end for Week 1.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP9/4/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) remained limited at practice on Thursday.
Insight: Although nothing will come from Bill Belichick and the Patriots, we all expect Gronkowski to start against the Dolphins. He is The Sports Network's No. 3 tight end for Week 1.