TE Lance Kendricks - Los Angeles Chargers
|6-2, 243||Born: 1-30-1988||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2011|
Week 14: at Jacksonville Jaguars
FBG says: Neutral matchup. If not for a stellar second half last week, Philip Rivers may not have been in line to start in Week 14 against the Jaguars. Play from Rivers has certainly dropped off this season, as he is on pace for near a career-high in interceptions and his fewest passing touchdowns in 12 years. While the yards are there with the Chargers often playing catch-up or in tight games, Rivers has simply been off in many cases this year. Still, he is supporting reasonable fantasy performances from the likes of Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry, and Austin Ekeler. Allen has slightly picked things up over the past few weeks, hauling in 22 receptions from 29 targets for 207 yards and two touchdowns over his last three games. Ekeler has also continued to contribute through the air with either a touchdown or over 100 receiving yards in five of his last six games. Hunter Henry did have a clunker last week with just two receptions for 10 yards, but he had been steadily producing in all preceding games and sees a plus matchup this week. The Jaguars secondary had another impressive outing last week as they held both Chris Godwin and Mike Evans in check, holding each to just four receptions and a combined 103 receiving yards with no touchdowns. Play from both A.J. Bouye and D.J. Hayden has been relatively solid. However, Tre Herndon has been a liability and is battling through an injury that further weakens his ability to perform. In addition, the Jaguars safeties have been very inconsistent while starter Ronnie Harrison has been sidelined since early in Week 12 and could miss this week as well. This should all help add upside to boom or bust receiver Mike Williams, who relies upon deep ball production for his fantasy viability. Keenan Allen, on the other hand, should be in for a decent challenge primarily against Hayden. Hunter Henry looks to have a ton of upside, especially if linebacker Myles Jack is unable to suit up again after missing Week 13 with a knee injury. The Jaguars defense has not given up a ton of fantasy points to tight ends, but reasonably strong coverage from these cornerbacks along with clear weaknesses and injuries at safety and linebacker should afford a solid opportunity for Henry to be productive--especially considering this defense gave up five receptions for 61 yards to the struggling O.J. Howard last week.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Lance Kendricks's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 4 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Kendricks looked solid early on, picking up a big chunk for 24 yards on the opening drive. He found space in the zone and got open down the seam, adding another catch later in the half by shielding the defender with his body to pick up a key third down conversion. As the game went along and more of the Chargers depth got involved, Kendricks was phased out a bit and the wealth was very much spread around.
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|14||@ Jacksonville Jaguars|
|15||vs Minnesota Vikings|
|16||vs Oakland Raiders|
|17||@ Kansas City Chiefs|