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  Packers | Andrew Quarless arrested    Sat Jul 4, 01:41 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless was arrested early Saturday, July 4, for allegedly firing a gun into the ground, according to police. Quarless supposedly was involved in a fight and fled the scene, but was apprehended. The tight end has been charged with discharging a firearm in public.

Footballguys view: That's not good. Quarless is facing up to a year in jail for the first-degree misdemeanor (in Florida). The league is going to take any arrest involving gun play quite seriously, so a suspension could be a possibility once the legal process has been exhausted. That might take some time, so Quarless could be okay--for now. Fantasy owners are avoiding the Green Bay tight end anyway, and this incident isn't going to improve his standing in fantasy circles.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta may start camp on PUP list    Fri Jul 3, 07:53 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has not been cleared to practice at this point and could begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: If Pitta even plays again it will be a victory. The Ravens can't be counting on him this year. Second-year tight end Crockett Gillmore and 2015 second-round pick Maxx Williams will handle the duties, but chances are neither will be relevant in fantasy leagues this year. Justin Forsett and Steve Smith are likely to lead the Ravens in receptions this year.

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  Chargers | Ladarius Green likely will start    Fri Jul 3, 03:22 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green likely will be the starting tight end with TE Antonio Gates being suspended for the first four games of the season.

Footballguys view: Green oozes big play ability with his speed and 6'6" 240 frame. He has made some big plays in his first three years, but Green has mostly languished waiting for his opportunity behind Antonio Gates. Now he can show what he is capable of for not just the Chargers, but the whole league who will have a chance to acquire his services in free agency in 2016. He's definitely worth a late round pick to see if he starts hot and doesn't fade into the background when Gates returns in Week 5.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates suspension update    Thu Jul 2, 04:26 PM

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs. It was previous reported that Gates had been suspended for substance abuse.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates suspended    Thu Jul 2, 04:13 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has been suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Footballguys view: Philip Rivers should be just fine without Gates, thanks to the return of Danny Woodhead and Keenan Allen and addition of Stevie Johnson in the offseason. Perennial tease Ladarius Green has his foot firmly in the door now to show the Chargers what he can do with a larger snap count and target load. Green has been explosive in limited action in the past, so he could be a key to a hot start for TE streaming teams. Gates will certainly fall to the bottom, if not out of TE1 ranks. He'll miss almost 1/3 of the fantasy regular season and might not be trustworthy in his first game back, a potentially high-scoring, matchup against the Steelers in week 5.

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  Packers | Richard Rodgers to see more snaps?    Wed Jul 1, 04:53 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers could see more playing time in 2015, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Rodgers played 528 snaps, while fellow TE Andrew Quarless played 695 snaps. Demovsky said he wouldn't be surprised if those numbers reversed this season.

Footballguys view: Even if it is Rodgers that gets more snaps this year, the Packers tight end position will not produce a fantasy relevant option. The wide receivers will dominate targets, and the team has good enough depth to keep wide receiver primary if one of the starters goes down. Rodgers was a curious third pick last year considering that he is not much of a blocker or athlete as a pass catcher.

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Andrew Quarless player page


  Browns | Three TEs to platoon for Browns?    Tue Jun 30, 02:58 PM

Cleveland Browns TEs Gary Barnidge, Rob Housler and Jim Dray could all end up taking over for TE Jordan Cameron, who is now with the Miami Dolphins. Head coach Mike Pettine said the three tight ends provide some diversity and can be used in different ways.

Footballguys view: We're intrigued by Cameron (so long as he's healthy) now that he's with the Dolphins, but this Browns TE situation is one to avoid. There's not much fantasy value from any of these guys--even from a dynasty perspective.

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Jim Dray player page
Rob Housler player page


  Eagles | Zach Ertz to see more snaps    Tue Jun 30, 12:29 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is expected to see a sizable jump in snaps this season.

Footballguys view: This is something all fantasy owners need to monitor. Tight end talent is thin, but Ertz could be a solid TE1 for you this season. He's coming off the board at TE7 (7.10) in 12-team PPR leagues at this time. He could outperform that draft position if his snaps increase dramatically.

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  Panthers | Corey Brown expanding his game    Sat Jun 27, 09:42 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Corey Brown has developed into more than just a deep threat, according to TE Greg Olsen. 'Last year at this time, Corey was a guy where we said, 'Wow, he's fast.' This year he is a receiver,' Olsen said. 'The guy can play. He's not just a one-trick pony, a guy who is just going to run deep. He has a lot of natural instinct to him. He has a good feel.'

Footballguys view: The artist formerly known as Philly Brown showed some promise as a receiver in 2014 (36 targets for 21/296/2 receiving). The Panthers won't have a world-class passing attack, but Brown will be in the mix as a backup option.

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Corey Brown player page


  Colts | Coby Fleener wants to improve play    Fri Jun 26, 05:45 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener said he wants to be a more consistent player and is looking to limit his mistakes on the field. 'Your flubs are aired in front of the whole world. Whether you're sitting at a desk all day or whether you're playing football, nobody wants to make the 'Not Top 10.' Unfortunately I've been there and I'm trying to limit that as much as possible.'

Footballguys view: The Colts have one of the most exciting passing games in the league. Fleener has been a favorite target of QB Andrew Luck from their days together in college at Stanford. He'll split time and targets once again with Dwayne Allen in 2015. Fantasy owners should consider Fleener a low-end TE2 who could put up TE1 numbers in certain matchups.

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  Falcons | Tony Moeaki the answer at TE?    Thu Jun 25, 07:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Moeaki will compete with TE Jacob Tamme for the Falcons' starting tight end job during training camp. QB Matt Ryan praised both tight ends for their work in the past, 'They (both) have these unique qualities down in the red zone, and can be featured on third down,' Ryan said. 'I think (they) have a little uniqueness . . .I would say Jacob and Tony more, in the third down and the route-running and finding ways to match them on a linebacker to see if they can run the options and do the stuff on third downs required to get open,' said Ryan. Moeaki has overcome injury troubles and hopes to reestablish himself as the once promising tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Nah, we're not buying this. Moeaki has a ton of talent, but he also has an injury history that goes back to his days in college. Tamme has more left in the tank than some think, and he should lead the way for the Falcons at tight end. For fantasy purposes, Tamme is more of a TE2/backup.

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  Bills | Charles Clay staying on the field    Thu Jun 25, 01:18 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay will play on all three downs.

Footballguys view: So he'll be blocking for three downs? While Clay has had moments, he's not on an offense which looks like a passing behemoth. Assuming Matt Cassel/EJ Manuel/Tyrod Taylor/Matt Simms/Hot Dog Vendor throw the ball effectively, there are two things which will still stand in Clay's way. First, he's behind Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvins and Robert Woods in the pecking order of targets. And second this is still likely to be a run-heavy attack and will feature LeSean McCoy an awful lot (and Clay is a very good blocker). So if the ball is heading Clay's direction, it's likely being carried by McCoy while Clay is blocking. Clay is being drafted as a TE2 and a lower-end one at that, which is right about where he should be.

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  Jaguars | Clay Harbor likely to be No. 2    Wed Jun 24, 10:43 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) missed most of organized team activities (OTAs) due to a calf injury. He is projected to be the front-runner to serve as backup to TE Julius Thomas.

Footballguys view: Harbor is a decent tight end with good hands and upside, but he isn't as good as Thomas (even if Thomas is losing Peyton Manning as his quarterback). Keep an eye on him, especially if Thomas gets banged up, as Harbor does have upside. Fantasy owners need to remember that Thomas has never played a full 16-game season in four years as a pro. Harbor could get a start or two here or there.

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  Jaguars | Marcedes Lewis to see lesser role    Wed Jun 24, 10:42 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis is in what is expected to be his final season with the team, and with TE Julius Thomas now in the mix Lewis should see time as a blocker and less as a pass catcher.

Footballguys view: If Julius Thomas is healthy, that's exactly what is in store for Lewis. While he has had a few moments in the past, Lewis has never been a consistent producer either on the field or in fantasy lineups. Some of that can be laid at the feet of terrible quarterbacks and offenses, he's just not all that good. He won't see enough work to warrant a fantasy spot on a roster.

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Marcedes Lewis player page
Julius Thomas player page


  Bengals | Tyler Eifert back in business    Wed Jun 24, 09:01 PM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (elbow, shoulder) had his 2014 season cut short by a dislocated elbow and shoulder injury, but he is back to 100 percent and was impressive during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp.

Footballguys view: Eifert has been fantastic in spring practices, and with Jermaine Gresham in the wind, will be a big part of this offense. We have him rated as a TE2, and his ADP is even lower right now, but if healthy he could have a very productive season, especially in two tight end leagues.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford may start in 2015    Wed Jun 24, 06:35 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford could be the leading candidate for the starting tight end job this season. Walford performed well during offseason workouts, and the team believes he can be one of the better receiving tight ends in time.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this if you play in a deep league or a dynasty league. Walford is the talented rookie from Miami, and he'll compete with Mychal Rivera for the starting job in 2015. He's capable of making difficult catches seem routine, and Walford has good speed after the catch. Walford was inconsistent in college, and he would disappear for stretches during games. We'll see if he can be a consistent playmaker for the Raiders in 2015.

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  Ravens | Crockett Gillmore has solid offseason    Wed Jun 24, 04:40 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore showed an improved ability to catch passes in traffic this offseason and was one of the surprises during the offseason workouts. He is expected to compete for the starting tight end job during training camp.

Footballguys view: We like Gillmore as an all-purpose tight end. He's tough as nails and can work well as a blocker, but he's also a decent receiver who can make difficult catches. However, he's not the athlete that rookie Maxx Williams is. We expect Williams to eventually win the starting tight end job in Baltimore because he can fly down the field and creates mismatches every time he plays.

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  Bengals | Tyler Eifert impressing    Mon Jun 22, 11:27 AM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (elbow, shoulder) was brought along slowly this spring, but he caught virtually everything thrown his way in open practices. Eifert looked sharp running routes.

Footballguys view: Great news for the Bengals here. Having an asset like Eifert playing at the top of his game can go a long way to helping this offense. A first-round pick in 2013, Eifert has yet to make much of an impact as a pro. Last year, a dislocated elbow suffered in the first game caused him to miss the season. This year, Eifert is the clear-cut starter at tight end for the Bengals and he has the upside to perform like a low-end TE1. His current ADP is TE18 (14.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Tight ends to be used more in TB?    Sat Jun 20, 02:55 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be used more this year in new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's system. ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas believes Seferian-Jenkins will be a big part of the offense in 2015.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners take note here. Often with a rookie quarterback, the tight end can be a relief valve receiver targeted early and often. Seferian-Jenkins is quite talented--and a huge target for Jameis Winston. Right now, fantasy owners should consider him a TE2 with low-end TE1 upside.

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  Eagles | Zach Ertz ready to take next step?    Fri Jun 19, 09:15 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has spent the offseason traveling around the country to improve as a blocker and a receiver, head coach Chip Kelly said Thursday, June 18, and RB Darren Sproles said Ertz is 'about to be a superstar.'

Footballguys view: Tight end talent is rather thin around the NFL. This is why fantasy owners need to keep Ertz in mind during their draft. He's currently coming off the board at TE8 (8.03) in 12-team PPR leagues. If healthy, the role is there for Ertz to perhaps finish the season as a top-5 fantasy tight end.

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  Patriots | Fred Davis released    Fri Jun 19, 05:55 PM

New England Patriots TE Fred Davis was released Friday, June 19.

Footballguys view: Davis just isn't the same player he used to be, and he was a longshot to make the final roster behind Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler. We might see another team take a chance on the veteran, but there's also a chance that his career is done.

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  Chargers | Ladarius Green to see more touches?    Fri Jun 19, 05:51 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green may be more involved in the offense this year, according to QB Philip Rivers. 'I hope and I think we all agree that he needs to be a bigger part of [the offense] as we move forward this year,' Rivers said. 'We need to have him be a weapon for us because he'll be a heck of a matchup for us on some defenses.'

Footballguys view: The idea of a smaller role for Antonio Gates has already been floated earlier this offseason. That would mean a larger role for Green. Fantasy owners should wait to see how things work out in training camp and the preseason before they go nuts for Green. The situation is fluid, so make sure to watch things unfold in August.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta not cleared    Fri Jun 19, 02:19 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) was not medically cleared to practice in minicamp as he continues to recover from his second dislocated and fractured hip in as many years. Even if he's cleared, Pitta will need to decide for himself if he wants to continue playing.

Footballguys view: Pitta's career may be over. Fantasy owners should have moved on as the Ravens have. Rookie Maxx Williams should eventually be their top tight end.

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  Jaguars | Clay Harbor expects to be at TC    Thu Jun 18, 09:14 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) said Thursday, June 18, he expects to be ready for the opening of training camp July 31.

Footballguys view: Harbor said he could probably play if there was a game this coming Sunday. With Julius Thomas added in free agency, the Jaguars won't be using Harbor that much this season. His dynasty stock is low as well until/unless he changes teams.

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  Packers | Sign Harold Spears    Thu Jun 18, 06:40 PM

Free-agent TE Harold Spears (Saints) was signed to an undisclosed contract Thursday, June 18.

Footballguys view: He was released earlier this month, but Spears is back with the Saints after being added as an undrafted free agent out of New Hampshire earlier this year. At 6'4" 250 pounds, Spears is a move tight end worth monitoring in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Titans | Taylor Thompson waived    Thu Jun 18, 05:23 PM

Tennesse Titans TE Taylor Thompson was waived Thursday, June 18.

Footballguys view: Thompson was a converted defensive lineman who made the transition to tight end, but he failed to make an impact as a pro. Injuries have knocked his pro career off track.

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  Patriots | Logan Stokes released    Thu Jun 18, 05:10 PM

New England Patriots TE Logan Stokes was released Thursday, June 18.

Footballguys view: Stokes signed as a rookie free agent with the Patriots just about a week ago. The former LSU prospect must not have done enough to stick on the team.

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  Bills | Matthew Mulligan signed    Thu Jun 18, 04:29 PM

Free-agent TE Matthew Mulligan (Titans) signed an undisclosed contract with the Buffalo Bills Thursday, June 18.

Footballguys view: Mulligan is not a fantasy option, but he could win a spot on the roster because of his run-blocking ability. The Bills are going to run, run and run some more with superstar LeSean McCoy as the lead back.

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  Bears | Three players waived    Thu Jun 18, 04:08 PM

Chicago Bears QB Pat Devlin, TE Jacob Maxwell and PK Jeremiah Detmer were waived Thursday, June 18.

Footballguys view: Devlin followed Joe Flacco in college at Delaware, but he's struggled to find a home as a pro since he came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2011. His career is likely done after barely lasting a month in Chicago.

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  Jets | Zach Sudfeld placed on IR    Wed Jun 17, 05:14 PM

New York Jets TE Zach Sudfeld (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, June 17, after being waived/injured Monday, June 15.

Footballguys view: Sudfeld's brief career in the NFL is likely over at this time. He wasn't a lock to make the final roster even if he was healthy, and a comeback may prove difficult.

Zach Sudfeld player page


  Texans | C.J. Fiedorowicz improving    Wed Jun 17, 03:41 PM

Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz is very improved this offseason, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: Fiedorowicz is a mountain of a man who knows how to use his body to box out defenders. He can work well as a blocker, but there's more to him as a receiver than some think. However, the horrible QB situation in Houston will hold the team's passing game back. Monitor Fiedorowicz in super deep dynasty leagues and hope that Houston gets a better quarterback.

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  Titans | Dorin Dickerson out for season    Wed Jun 17, 02:00 PM

Tennessee Titans TE Dorin Dickerson (Achilles') will undergo season-ending surgery in the near future to repair his ruptured Achilles' tendon.

Footballguys view: A seventh-round pick of the Texans in 2010, the Titans signed Dickerson last year but he was injured in training camp and spent 2014 on Injured Reserve. They re-signed him back in January, but this latest injury could end his pro career.

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  Patriots | Scott Chandler does not practice    Wed Jun 17, 01:33 PM

New England Patriots TE Scott Chandler (rib) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 17, because he suffered an apparent rib injury Tuesday, June 16.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are always quite clandestine when it comes to injury information. They won't rush Chandler back as he deals with this painful rib injury.

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  Falcons | Jacob Tamme may be in lead for TE job    Wed Jun 17, 12:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Jacob Tamme appears to be the leading candidate for the starting tight end job but is being pushed by TEs Tony Moeaki and Levine Toilolo. Head coach Dan Quinn indicated Toilolo could be used more as a blocker this season.

Footballguys view: Moeaki has talent, but he always seems to be banged up. Toilolo is a captain on the Black Eyed Joe All-Name team, but he's coming off a seriously disappointing 2014 where he stayed in to block mostly. Tamme is a team-first guy, and he's got more left in the tank than some think. No Atlanta tight end is getting selected in 12-team PPR leagues at this time, but keep the veteran Tamme on your waiver-wire speed dial.

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Tony Moeaki player page
Levine Toilolo player page


  Packers | Coach impressed with Richard Rodgers    Tue Jun 16, 10:03 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers has progressed and taken a natural step forward, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. 'You look at the way he performed Week 1 compared to how he performed the last stretch of the season. Now you have a chance to go back and look at all the video, it's a lot more natural for him. He's not thinking about what he's doing, he's obviously focusing more on his technique and fundamentals and his awareness of what the defense is doing.'

Footballguys view: Rodgers is set to be the top tight end in Green Bay. He'll face competition from Andrew Quarless for that job in training camp. The tight end just isn't used that much in the Packers offense today, so Rodgers shouldn't be much of a fantasy factor.

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  Bears | Martellus Bennett at minicamp    Tue Jun 16, 08:41 PM

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett participated in minicamp practice Tuesday, June 16, after skipping the first three weeks of organized team activities. Bennett told reporters he expects to be at training camp on reporting day in late July.

Footballguys view: Bennett didn't want to get fined, and that's why he showed up. He can now start learning the offense under new OC Adam Gase. Bennett led all tight ends last year with 90 receptions, but his numbers should dip this season with the arrival of first-round WR Kevin White and free agent WR Eddie Royal.

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  Patriots | Scott Chandler leaves with injury    Tue Jun 16, 06:46 PM

New England Patriots TE Scott Chandler (side) left practice early Tuesday, June 16, as he held the right side of his body while visiting with the Patriots' head trainer.

Footballguys view: Lord only knows what this injury is. The Patriots are not that forthcoming with injury information. We may know more (maybe not) at a later date.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford signs    Tue Jun 16, 06:03 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford signed his four-year rookie deal Tuesday, June 16. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: This wasn't a great tight end class, but Walford is a rookie to watch. He can make difficult catches seem routine, and Walford goes all out to make the play. Walford does need to be more consistent as a pass-catcher as he would disappear for stretches of time in college with the Miami Hurricanes.

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  Packers | Andrew Quarless receives praise    Tue Jun 16, 02:40 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless has made strides this offseason, according to QB Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers said he thought something clicked for Quarless late last season and he's ready to take the next step.

Footballguys view: Quarless has always been a somewhat rigid athlete and route runner. It sounds like he's improved his ability to make a difference on the field. We'll see him compete with Richard Rodgers for the top tight end position in Green Bay.

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  Jets | Zach Sudfeld waived with settlement    Tue Jun 16, 12:21 AM

New York Jets TE Zach Sudfeld (knee) was waived/injured Monday, June 15, after suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during organized team activities (OTAs). The team signed TE Steve Maneri to take his roster spot.

Footballguys view: Sudfeld's career in the NFL is likely over. Maneri is merely a blocking tight end with no fantasy value.

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Zach Sudfeld player page


  Jets | Make two roster moves    Mon Jun 15, 05:49 PM

New York Jets TE Zach Sudfeld (knee) was waived/injured Monday, June 15, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Free-agent TE Steve Maneri (Patriots) was subsequently signed to an undisclosed deal.

Footballguys view: Remember when Sudfeld was a sleeper to some? Yeah, those days are over. The third-year UDFA's career is likely over. Maneri is a blocking tight end who will struggle to make the final roster.

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Zach Sudfeld player page


  Eagles | Zach Ertz building rapport with QB    Mon Jun 15, 04:00 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has developed chemistry with QB Sam Bradford this offseason. The Bradford to Ertz connection has supposedly been commonplace at organized team activities. Ertz is excited for what Bradford can bring to the offense. 'I think we will get back to some of the deep plays,' Ertz said. 'I'll do anything I can to get open.' Ertz added that Bradford has a strong, accurate arm and can put the ball up high where Ertz is able to go up and catch it.

Footballguys view: Ertz is a big part of the Eagles passing game as the tight end can often get open with ease on a "Texas" route in Chip Kelly's system. After the zone-read option to the running back, the tight end is usually the first receiving option the quarterback has. It's important to build chemistry with Bradford--and Mark Sanchez. Bradford is still recovering from another knee injury, and his status for the start of the regular season is unknown at this time.

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Zach Ertz player page


  Bears | Martellus Bennett expected at minicamp    Mon Jun 15, 03:34 PM

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett is expected to participate in minicamp this week after skipping organized team activities in previous weeks. Bennett has wanted a new contract.

Footballguys view: Bennett skipped all the voluntary work this offseason in protest of his contract situation, but he's not going to miss the mandatory workouts (and get fined). Last year, Bennett finished the season as the 5th-best fantasy tight end. This year, his numbers will drop with the additions of free agent WR Eddie Royal and first-round WR Kevin White. Bennett has a cap number over $6.1 million this year, and getting a new deal seems like a pipe dream.

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  Giants | Larry Donnell still on the upswing    Sat Jun 13, 09:09 PM

New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (Achilles') missed a good chunk of organized team activities (OTAs) due to an Achilles' problem. If the injury lingers it could open the door for TEs Jerome Cunningham and Adrien Robinson to see more responsibilities in the passing game. However, long term the team feels Donnell is still on the upswing, or has plenty of upside.

Footballguys view: We're not going to hold our breath for guys like Cunningham--and certainly not for Robinson. Donnell is the guy for fantasy owners to monitor here. We'll see what he can do for an encore in 2015 after last year's 63-catch, 623-yard, six touchdown season. Consider Donnell a low-end TE2 with upside if he's healthy.

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  Dolphins | Jordan Cameron likes QB stability     Fri Jun 12, 11:09 PM

Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron blames his lack of production prior to 2013 on the revolving door at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.

Footballguys view: Yeah, that's got to be a big change for him. Cameron has a ton of talent, but he's yet to fully realize his potential as a pro. Most of his setbacks have come via injury, but the bad QB situation in Cleveland didn't help. Catching passes from Ryan Tannehill should boost Cameron's numbers in 2015. He's coming off the board at TE7 (7.11) in 12-team PPR leagues right now.

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  Buccaneers | Taylor Sloat cut    Fri Jun 12, 07:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Taylor Sloat was waived Friday, June 12.

Footballguys view: This move was done so they could make rookie for TE Tim Wright.


  Saints | Harold Spears waived    Fri Jun 12, 05:16 PM

New Orleans Saints TE Harold Spears was waived Friday, June 12.

Footballguys view: The former high school basketball player was a standout in college at New Hampshire. Over the last two seasons, Spears compiled 90 catches for 1,316 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Saints nabbed him as an undrafted free agent this year, but he did receive a bit of interest from the Broncos before the draft. We'll see if someone signs him as a developmental player.

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  Buccaneers | Tim Wright claimed by TB    Fri Jun 12, 04:24 PM

New England Patriots TE Tim Wright was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, June 12.

Footballguys view: Wright goes back to where he came from. The Bucs traded him to the Patriots last year so they could add guard Logan Mankins. Now, Wright is back to compete as a reserve tight end behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins. His main competition for the team's TE2 spot is Brandon Myers.

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  Jets | Zach Sudfeld injured    Thu Jun 11, 06:41 PM

New York Jets TE Zach Sudfeld (knee) injured his knee during minicamp Wednesday, June 10, on a collision with SS Calvin Pryor. Head coach Todd Bowles said he fears the injury may not be minor. Sudfeld underwent an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.

Footballguys view: Sudfeld has been a disappointment since he burst onto the scene ever-so-briefly with the Patriots. Buried behind Jace Amaro and Jeff Cumberland, he's not likely to get many reps. If he can get healthy again, he still won't amount to much on this Jets team and can be ignored in fantasy.

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  Jets | Zach Sudfeld dealing with injury    Thu Jun 11, 12:52 PM

New York Jets TE Zach Sudfeld (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, June 11, because of a knee injury. Head coach Todd Bowles said Sudfeld may be dealing with a serious injury and that he will undergo tests on the knee.

Footballguys view: Sudfeld was a hot commodity as an undrafted rookie with the Patriots in 2013, but he failed to pay off for anyone who grabbed him. He's behind Jace Amaro and Jeff Cumberland and mired in an offense with players like Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker as well. Sudfeld isn't helping himself by being hurt and his role in the offense, limited already, could dwindle even further.

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