TE Lance Kendricks - Los Angeles Rams
|6-2, 243||Born: 1-30-1988||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 2|
Week 20: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 17 vs ARI (3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks once again laid in egg after a hot start earlier in the season. He needed just 13 yards to get a $250k bonus but was unable to do that as he was kept in to block for most of this game to provide an extra pass blocker to try to protect Jared Goff.
2016 Week 16 vs SF (4 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks again had a chance to step up this week with Kenny Britt leaving due to injury. Unfortunately, the big tight end just could not help his team put points on the board. He only managed three receptions and was a nonfactor in the red zone. The big catch came on a 24-yard fourth and two pass to set up first and goal for the Rams. Kendricks was a simple check down option but was able to take the blown coverage down the sideline for 24 yards.
2016 Week 15 vs SEA (4 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Jared Goff threw a strike to Lance Kendricks on the first play of the game, but unfortunately, the big tight end suffered another drop. The relationship and chemistry between Goff and Kendricks continues to deteriorate. With only one catch on the day, Kendricks continues to disappoint. If Keenum is the starter next week he could see a bump in his numbers like earlier in the season, but all rapport with Goff seems to be lost.
2016 Week 14 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
The chemistry between Goff and Kendricks seems to have dwindled as the season has gone on. The big tight end was only targeted three times in the game, even with the soft coverage from the Falcons late in the game. Kendricks has had some key drops in the previous weeks and will have to work hard to get back on the same page with Goff Kendricks' only catch came on a short dump off that he took for 13-yards.
2016 Week 13 vs NE (5 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was all but ineffective today and he actually did more to hurt the offense than help it in this one. The big tight end only managed two catches, with most of his 13 yards coming on one play. The only play of note was his bobbled drop that ended up falling right into the hands of a Patriots defender for an interception. Goff was very cautious with trying to get the ball to Kendricks after the drop and the chemistry was clearly affected. Kendricks has been a safety blanket for the rookie quarterback but was unable to help in this one.
2016 Week 12 vs NO (7 / 4 / 51 / 1 rec)
Kendricks stepped up this week to help his rookie quarterback, but could not do enough to help the Rams get the win. The big tight end brought in 4 of his 7 targets but did pull in a touchdown. Kendricks played a big role in the Rams touchdown drive at the end of the second quarter. Kendricks brought in a 24-yard pass deep down the left side and later took a 15-yard pass up the seam for a touchdown. All of the damage came in the first half when Goff was playing his best, and everything dropped off in the second half with the Rams trailing. The big tight end continues his boom of bust performances, but if Goff can play like he did in the first half, look for Kendricks to be much more dangerous.
2016 Week 11 vs MIA (7 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was in the same boat as Kenny Britt in this one. The big tight end was targeted 7 times but struggled to get on the same page as his rookie quarterback. Kendricks managed a nice 20-yard catch and run, but again was never targeted deep down the field as Goff did not want to risk the turnover. Kendricks should serve as a big target safety valve for Goff, but the two will need to work hard this week to gain chemistry for the rest of the season. Kendricks continues his boom or bust type games again this week and is in need of more consistent quarterback play to help get him back on track.
2016 Week 10 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
After a big game last week, Kendricks did not manage a single yard today. The big tight end could not find any room to run and was only targeted twice by an ineffective Keenum. It seems to be boom or bust for Kendricks and this week was a big let down.
2016 Week 9 vs CAR (12 / 7 / 90 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was the only Rams player who seemed to have success today. The big tight end was targeted a team-high 12 times and had almost double the receiving yards of any wide receiver on the roster. Kendricks found some room up the seam on a big 25-yard pass play but was never rewarded with looks in the red zone. Kendricks finally stepped up, but the rest of the team will have to do the same for the Rams to start winning.
2016 Week 7 vs NYG (9 / 7 / 55 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks continues to build his role in this offense as he had a season-high in receptions and targets. Last week was an ideal matchup for Kendricks, and it looks like he is proving that he will have a sustained role as a pass catching receiver moving forward and it was not just one matchup. Kendricks was used a lot in the dump off a short passing game as a check down receiver. He is not known for any deep route running and is expected to continue in this role, but it is good to see his volume and role increasing from earlier in the season.
2016 Week 6 vs DET (8 / 5 / 34 / 1 rec)
Kendricks pulled in 5 of his 8 targets for 34 yards and a touchdown against the Lions this week. He finally saw his numbers in the red zone increase and got those tough short yardage plays they brought him in for. Kendricks tied Britt for the team lead in targets this week, adding to his value going forward. Just like the rest of the receiving core, Kendricks' numbers are going to depend on which Case Keenum shows up each week. This was one of the best matchups of the year as Detroit has really struggled against tight ends this season, so do not overreact to this on a going forward basis.
2016 Week 5 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Kendricks pulled in 2 of his 3 targets for 24 yards but was largely quiet in the red zone. Kendricks is a big body tight end that was supposed to help score touchdowns but has not lived up to that bill thus far this year. He did have the one big 21-yard catch, but this came as the Bills were in a prevent defense towards the end of the season. Kendricks has yet to find the end zone this season and just has two red zone targets on the season which is concerning for the tight end on a team that is struggling inside the red zone.
2016 Week 4 vs ARI (7 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks was the surprise of this game, as coming into the game the Cardinals had been one of the best teams against tight ends and the Rams had been one of the worst tight end offenses in the league. Kendricks had seven targets in this game which coming into this game he only had 10 total targets. Kendricks had a 27-yard reception called back due to an illegal man downfield. Kendricks is a player to watch as Case Keenum continues to improve within this offense that he could be a sneaky player over the next few weeks.
2016 Week 2 vs SEA (6 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was able to take advantage of a favorable matchup this week and found a soft spot in the Seattle zone for a 44-yard play inside the five-yard line. Kendricks almost had another 30-yard reception but was only able to get one foot in bounds along the sidelines. Seattle historically has struggled against the tight end position as they allowed the eighth most fantasy points to tight ends in 2015, and their linebackers were primarily focused on stopping the run in this game thus allowing Kendricks to find a few holes in this defense.
2016 Week 1 vs SF (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks only had 3 targets in this game, and wasn't really a factor as when he was in the game he was often kept in to block. The one pass that Kendricks did not catch was thrown behind him for an interception. Kendricks is more of a blocker and there isn't much of an expectation going forward for the tight end.
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