Fantasy NFL
Tight End Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Travis Kelce, TE, KANHot9/30/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce continues to progress and is quickly becoming a viable fantasy option.
Insight: Monday night he caught eight of nine targets for 93 yards and a touchdown. He's caught touchdowns in back-to-back games and may be the Chiefs' No. 1 receiver surpassing Dwayne Bowe.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/29/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke told the Bay Area News Group that the extent of Vernon Davis' back injury is "not fully known."
Insight: Davis left Sunday's game against the Eagles with back spasms after he took a hit from inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans. Davis will likely be limited in practice this week.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP9/29/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is active for Monday night's game against the Chiefs.
Insight: Gronkowski has seen his snaps increase every week, and they should again go up in Week 4. Start him with confidence.
Luke Willson, TE, SEA9/29/2014 1:37:00 PM
Description: Seattle backup tight end Luke Willson should jump up to the starting role with word that Zach Miller will be out an extended period of time due to an ankle issue.
Insight: Willson has one career catch for one yard. Fantasy owners should wait and see how Russell Wilson uses him before adding him to a roster.
Zach Miller, TE, SEA9/29/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Seattle tight end Zach Miller had a procedure on his ankle during the bye week and will miss an "extended period of time, " according to the FOX Sports report.
Insight: Miller wasn't a fantasy option, so this shouldn't change any lineups.
Jimmy Graham, TE, NOS9/29/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had quiet game, but woke up in the fourth quarter to produce double-digits for fantasy owners.
Insight: By then the game was already over, but Graham did catch eight of 11 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC9/29/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had a quiet day against Jacksonville, catching just three balls for 30 yards.
Insight: Philip Rivers looked to Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal for most of the day. Gates is still getting over a hamstring issue so this wasn't the worst thing that could happen ... well except to fantasy owners who never want a guy to take it easy when he's in the lineup.
Clay Harbor, TE, JACHot9/29/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Jaguars tight end Clay Harbor could see a lot action with rookie Blake Bortles under center and become a low-end fantasy value.
Insight: With starter Marcedes Lewis out for 6-8 weeks, Harbor started and saw a team-high eight targets Sunday against San Diego. He caught all eight for 69 yards.
Heath Miller, TE, PIT9/28/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Steelers tight end Heath Miller caught a team-high 10 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Insight: Miller tied Antonio Brown for most receiver targets with 11. It was nice to see Miller heavily involved in the game plan, but that cannot be counted on going forward.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN9/28/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker leads team in receiving, yet again.
Insight: He had five catches for 85 yards and a score. Walker is clearly the Titans best receiving threat through the first four weeks of the season.
Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI9/28/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett led the team with 11 targets, nine catches and 134 receiving yards against the Packers in Week 4.
Insight: Bennett nearly scored as well, but the Packers tackled him near the goal line as time expired in the first half. Bennett has definitely become a TE1 and is close to stud status. He must be in the lineup every single week.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/28/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (ankle) is officially active for the Week 4 game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Davis was limited in practice this week, but has a very good matchup against a mediocre Eagles defense.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/26/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (ankle) will be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Eagles according to CSNBayArea.com.
Insight: Davis was limited in practice again Friday, so he is officially listed as questionable. Coach Jim Harbaugh is hopeful Davis can play, but owners must have a backup plan, which will be difficult because the 49ers start at 4:25 PM EST.
Niles Paul, TE, WAS9/25/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Niles Paul leaves Thursday's game with possible concussion.
Insight: He was leveled over the middle by Quintin Demps, which resulted in an illegal hit. Paul was on the ground for awhile before being helped to the Redskins' locker room by trainers. He is being evaluated now, but has already been declared out.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN9/25/2014 3:41:00 PM
Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker returned to practice Thursday in a limited fashion according to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com.
Insight: This puts Walker on pace to play on Sunday against the Colts. Even with the question mark at quarterback, Walker is a TE1. He leads the Titans in receiving with 233 yards on 17 catches.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP9/25/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) told the Boston Herald that he doesn't "feel limited" and is ready for more responsibility.
Insight: Gronkowski saw his snaps increase again in Week 3 up to 57.5 percent of the team's snaps, but he has not caught more than four passes in a game through three weeks. The good news is the knee feels good, and he has not suffered a setback. Keep rolling with Gronkowski, and it will eventually pay off.
Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL9/22/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta underwent surgery on his dislocated right hip on Monday and is done for the season.
Insight: The Ravens will turn to Owen Daniels as their primary tight end. Pitta has now missed back-to-back years with right hip dislocations. Daniels has 10 catches for 70 yards in three games and caught two touchdowns against the Steelers in Week 2.
Jason Witten, TE, DALCold9/22/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Cowboys tight end Jason Witten slightly emerged from his slumber, catching four of five passes for 49 yards.
Insight: Still, Witten owners need much more. Witten averaged 6.5 receptions, 53.2 ypg and .5 TDs per game a year ago versus 6.0 receptions, 31.7 ypg and no touchdowns in the first three games this season.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN9/21/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker leads Titans in receiving once again.
Insight: He did not have as big of a game as he did a week ago, but Walker still managed four catches for 54 yards, on seven targets. He outshined his receiving counterparts, Kendall Wright (5 catches for 44 yards) and Justin Hunter (3 catches for 37 yards). Walker is a borderline TE1 as we head into Week 4.
Jimmy Graham, TE, NOS9/21/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has quiet game.
Insight: He did not find the endzone, and only had 54 receiving yards. Graham did have six catches on eight targets, and he will continue to be the top ranked fantasy tight end, as the season progresses.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE9/21/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron nearly invisible in return to action.
Insight: He had only one catch for 23 yards, on three targets. Owners are hoping he just needs to get back into game shape so he can start producing. Look for Cameron to rebound during Cleveland's next game.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC9/21/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was the target of the Bills defense and they held him in check, giving up just one catch for eight yards.
Insight: The Bills defense forced Philip Rivers to look elsewhere which he did successfully, so Chargers fans were happy ... expect for those who started Gates in their fantasy league.
Derek Carrier, TE, SFXHot9/21/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: San Francisco third string TE Derek Carrier is in line for fantasy value in Week 3 with starter Vernon Davis and backup Vance McDonald inactive.
Insight: Carrier caught three balls for 41 yards Sunday night against the Bears and will see all the work against Arizona.
Vance McDonald, TE, SFX9/21/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: San Francisco backup tight end Vance McDonald (knee) joins starter Vernon Davis on the sidelines.
Insight: It leaves just Derek Carrier at the position for the 49ers.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/21/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis (ankle) has officially been declared out today against Arizona.
Insight: UDFA Derek Carrier gets the start, and could be an option for a daily fantasy play. However, look for Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin to see a ton of targets.
Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL9/21/2014 2:13:00 PM
Description: Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was carted off Sunday with a right leg injury.
Insight: It was a non-contact injury, and obviously looks like Pitta's day is done. He had three catches for 12 yards, before leaving the game.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC9/21/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) took Wednesday off, but returned to practice Thursday and is in the starting lineup as expected.
Insight: A lot of veterans take Wednesday off to help them get ready for the next game. Last Sunday Gates took apart the Seahawks secondary for three touchdowns. He caught all seven targets for 96 yards. He should be a factor again Sunday.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE9/21/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is ready to roll Sunday against Baltimore.
Insight: After missing Week 2, Cameron will be back on the field against the Ravens. He should be considered a middle of the road TE1, with upside.
Zach Ertz, TE, PHI9/21/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Insight: Ertz was added to the injury report on Thursday, but did not miss any practice time this week. He should see lots of targets.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/21/2014 9:00:00 AM
Description: San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis (ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Insight: With Vance McDonald (knee) also nursing an injury, third-year undrafted free agent Derek Carrier is in line to start at tight end. Carrier had three catches for 41 yards in relieft of the injured pair against the Bears.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX9/19/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis (ankle) missed another practice Friday and its getting unlikely that he'll be ready to go at kickoff.
Insight: With Vance McDonald (knee) also nursing an injury, third-year undrafted free agent Derek Carrier is in line to start at tight end. Carrier had three catches for 41 yards in relieft of the injured pair against the Bears.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC9/19/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) took Wednesday off, but returned to practice Thursday and is expected to play against Buffalo Sunday.
Insight: A lot of veterans take Wednesday off to help them get ready for the next game. Last Sunday Gates took apart the Seahawks secondary for three touchdowns. He caught all seven targets for 96 yards. He should be a factor again Sunday.
Jordan Reed, TE, WAS9/19/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Washington tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) will not play in Week 3.
Insight: Reed's absence will be covered by two tight ends. Logan Paulsen will be the primary blocker and Niles Paul will be the receiver. Paul has been a viable fantasy option with 86 yards in Week 1 and 99 yards and a score against jacksonville last Sunday.
Niles Paul, TE, WASHot9/19/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Niles Paul filled in admirably for the injured Jordan Reed over the first two weeks and is a viable fantasy option in Week 3 against Philadelphia.
Insight: Paul has been a viable fantasy option with 86 yards in Week 1 and 99 yards and a score against Jacksonville last Sunday.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE9/19/2014 2:50:00 PM
Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was again listed as questionable for Friday's practice, and could "go either way" for Week 3 against the Ravens according to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com.
Insight: If he does play, he will certainly not be anywhere near 100 percent. The Browns figure to feature their newly-found running game behind Terrance West and Isaiah Corwell which would also limit his fantasy value. Go with another tight end.
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.