Player Notes

  • Will Tye quiet in loss to Pittsburgh
    Will Tye grabbed two catches for 22 yards on four targets Sunday in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Tye was targeted on fourth-and-one from the three-yard line but couldn’t reel it in. He’s averaged just 15.7 yards over his last three contests and won’t be worth streaming against the Cowboys in Week 14. Today, 6:03 pm
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  • Vernon Davis helps fantasy day w/late catches
    Vernon Davis caught 5-of-6 targets for 47 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Davis was stuck on one catch for five yards deep into the game, but he caught four passes on the final two drives to help salvage his fantasy day. It could have been even better, but Davis was stopped just short of the goal line after breaking a tackle in the second quarter. Ultimately, 47 yards is a decent performance against a defense which has been stingy to tight ends, but Davis faces another tough test next week in Philadelphia. Even if Jordan Reed remains out, Davis will be nothing more than a back-end TE1. Today, 5:43 pm
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  • Ladarius goes ballistic in win over Giants
    Ladarius Green delivered six catches for a career-high 110 yards and one touchdown on 11 targets Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.

    Advice: After seeing limited snaps in his first few games, the training wheels came off for Green on Sunday. With the Giants putting all their time and energy into shutting down Antonio Brown, Green had free reign on Sunday. He was seemingly wide open on every pass that was thrown to him, breaking off gains of 37, 33 and 20 yards. Landon Collins missed his assignment on Green’s only touchdown of the afternoon, which came late in the third quarter. We’ve been cautious not to overhype Green coming off a lengthy injury, but after Sunday’s explosion, it’s hard not to acknowledge his potential. Green will be in the TE1 conversation next week at Buffalo. Today, 5:23 pm
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  • Henry goes 1-14 against Bucs
    Hunter Henry caught his lone target for 14 yards in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Henry is the lesser part of a committee with Antonio Gates, who runs more routes and plays more snaps than the Chargers' rookie tight end. Henry's time is coming, but it's not this year. He's a touchdown-or-bust streamer at best. Today, 5:13 pm
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  • Antonio Gates goes 4-37 against Tampa Bay
    Antonio Gates caught 4-of-4 targets for 37 yards in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Gates didn't play every snap, but he came through with clutch receptions in critical passing-down situations when he was in. He is now a rotational tight end with Hunter Henry, rendering both touchdown-or-bust plays in fantasy football. Today, 5:10 pm
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  • Jermaine Gresham has another 5-catch game
    Jermaine Gresham caught 5-of-6 targets for 52 yards Week 13 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Gresham did not find the end zone, but this was a better game than his 35/1 performance against the Falcons last week. He did drop his only missed target, but Gresham had a couple third-down conversions including one where he steamrolled Josh Norman at the sticks. He also came close to a touchdown in the first quarter, but he was brought down at the one. The targets could have just been matchup driven the last two weeks, but the Cardinals have not gotten much out of anyone not named David Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald in the passing game. Gresham may stay involved next week against the Dolphins. Today, 5:09 pm
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  • Walford catches one pass in Week 13 victory
    Clive Walford caught 1-of-3 targets for 18 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Bills.

    Advice: Walford caught a touchdown last week, but he reverted to his normal self Sunday. Today, 5:09 pm
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  • Bucs TE Brate steps up for 6-86-1 in upset
    Cameron Brate caught 6-of-9 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 13 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: As Chargers top CB Casey Hayward put clamps on Mike Evans (3-38-0), Brate stepped up as Jameis Winston's go-to receiver. Brate isn't a great athlete and doesn't do anything flashy, and has struggled to maintain a full-time role due to blocking deficiencies. But he is an adept possession target and one of Winston's favorite options in the red zone. Brate will be a low-end TE1 when the Bucs host the Saints in Week 14. Today, 4:44 pm
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  • Austin Hooper held without a catch
    Austin Hooper was held without a catch in the Falcons' Week 13 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: He was targeted only once. Hooper was a smaller part of the game plan than Levine Toilolo. Hooper's rookie moment seems to have come and gone. Today, 3:18 pm
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  • Coby Fleener goes for 86 yards vs. Lions
    Coby Fleener caught 5-of-6 targets for 86 yards in the Saints' Week 13 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Fleener also had two drops. The second didn't count as a target because the Lions got called for roughing the passer. Fleener will be needed for a bigger role in Week 14 with Josh Hill (ankle) looking likely to be sidelined, but the drop machine will still be hard to trust as a TE1. Today, 2:52 pm
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  • Vance McDonald targeted four times
    Vance McDonald caught 2-of-4 targets for nine yards in Week 13.

    Advice: The four targets were a team high. McDonald had at least 50 yards or a touchdown in four straight games going into Sunday. He was in a bad spot due to the conditions at Soldier Field. McDonald is a TE2 for Week 14 against the Jets. Today, 2:30 pm
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  • Virgil Green goes catch-less in Week 13
    Virgil Green went catch-less on one target in Week 13.

    Advice: He's been passed by AJ Derby as the Broncos' pass-catching tight end. Today, 2:29 pm
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  • Neal Sterling goes 5-43 against Broncos
    Jaguars TE Neal Sterling caught 5-of-6 targets for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to Denver.

    Advice: Instead of Ben Koyack, ex-wideout Sterling stood in as the Jaguars' top pass-catching tight end. Julius Thomas missed this game with a back injury. Sterling actually led Jacksonville in receiving against the Broncos. A 24-year-old out of Monmoth, Sterling is a name to keep in mind in deep Dynasty leagues. Today, 1:58 pm
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  • Josh Hill suffers right ankle injury vs. DET
    Saints TE Josh Hill was on crutches and in a walking boot after injuring his right ankle in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Hill went down early, but was never formally ruled out. Instead he was slapped with a "questionable" tag despite needing crutches. Coach Sean Payton always lies about injuries. Hill has become a bigger part of the Saints' offense in recent weeks, but with just four games left, he could be headed to injured reserve if he has a high-ankle sprain. Today, 1:51 pm
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  • Martellus Bennett held to 4 yards in Week 13
    Martellus Bennett caught 2-of-4 targets for four yards in the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Rams.

    Advice: Tom Brady tried to get Bennett a touchdown on a corner fade late in the first half, but the pass was defended well by Rams SS T.J. McDonald. Bennett was also flagged for a pair of penalties. Even without Rob Gronkowski (back) in the lineup, Bennett has settled in as a boom-bust TE1 option. He will remain that in Week 14 against Baltimore's stingy defense. Today, 1:44 pm
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  • Pitta scores twice as Ravens toast Dolphins
    Dennis Pitta snagged nine-of-11 targets for 90 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Ravens' Week 13 win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: Pitta ended a 17-game touchdown drought on Sunday and he did it with style. Baltimore made a point to attack the middle of the field, which, coincidentally, is where Pitta makes his living. His first touchdown came on a 13-yard pass Joe Flacco managed to squeeze between Isa Abdul-Quddus and Bacarri Rambo. He went for six again late in the first half, this time beating Rambo in zone coverage for a nine-yard score. Pitta did lose a fumble in the fourth quarter but the Ravens were way ahead at that point. His nine catches matched a season-high and the 90 yards he tallied were his most since Week 2. Pitta will be a TE2 consideration next week against New England. Today, 1:44 pm
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  • Kelce keeps cooking, shreds Falcons for 140
    Travis Kelce caught 8-of-8 targets for 140 yards in the Chiefs' Week 13 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: The team leader in every receiving category, Kelce continually ripped the Falcons down the middle of the field. The 100-yard effort was his third in a row, while the 140 yards were a new career high. Kelce has been good since 2014, but he's been becoming great in the absence of Jeremy Maclin. Even with Maclin finally nearing a return from his groin injury, it's hard to see Kelce slowing down. He'll be an elite TE1 for the fantasy playoffs. The Raiders are an attackable Week 14 matchup. Today, 1:39 pm
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  • Jared Cook quiet again in Week 13 win
    Jared Cook caught 3-of-4 targets for 19 yards Week 13 against the Texans.

    Advice: Cook came out of the gate hot, catching two quick passes including a third-down conversion on the first drive, but that was the extent of his contributions until the fourth quarter. Cook will have some big games in this offense, but he is impossible to trust week to week. He can be left on the wire. Today, 1:26 pm
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  • Charles Clay (personal) out for Week 13
    Charles Clay will not play Week 13 against the Raiders due to the expected birth of his child.

    Advice: Clay did not travel with the team to Oakland on Saturday, and it does not look like he will make the trip on his own. Clay has not contributed much this year, but the Bills are dangerously short of pass catchers. Sammy Watkins may be forced into more snaps than Buffalo would otherwise like to see. Today, 11:13 am
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  • Julius Thomas inactive against Broncos
    Julius Thomas (back) is inactive for Week 13 against the Broncos.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful. The Jags used Ben Koyack as their lead tight end in last week's loss to the Bills. Neal Sterling rotated in on passing downs. Today, 8:40 am
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