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TE Eric Tomlinson - New York Jets

6-6, 263Born: 4-22-1992College: Texas-El PasoDrafted: ---

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Week 12: vs Carolina Panthers

All TE vs CAR

FBG says: Tough matchup. Against all odds, Josh McCown has both remained upright and been a stabilizing force at quarterback for the rebuilding Jets. McCown has greatly curbed his scattershot ways, posting by far the best completion rate of his career and the league's 19th-most adjusted yards per attempt. Of course, the cost of that sanitized production is typically dynamism, and this passing game boasts no fantasy appeal outside of wideout Robby Anderson and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Anderson has carried over nicely from 2016 as a productive deep threat, posting 4 games of 76+ yards and catching 5 touchdowns, including his current 4-game scoring streak. He's the closest thing to a WR1 in this offense and a weekly threat to catch a long touchdown. Seferian-Jenkins has struggled for efficiency (just 7.4 yards per reception) as an exceptionally low-aDOT target, but provided fantasy-TE1 volume with his 78% catch rate. The Panthers pass defense has been generally strong through 2017, with very few hiccups. They've allowed the league's ninth-fewest net yards per attempt (which factors in sacks) and fourth-fewest raw yards. There are occasional lapses in coverage, though: while only 7 teams have allowed fewer completions of 20+ yards, the Panthers have benefited mightily from several easy-touchdown drops (think Julio Jones' inexplicable goof in Week 9. Still, opponents' deep balls are often neutralized by the Panthers' explosive pass rush, which sits fourth in the league in sacks. The bottom line is that this unit is generally difficult to throw against, but not necessarily a prohibitive one.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs ATL 27 1 20 1 0 8
9 vs BUF 45 1 6 0 0 0.6
10 at TB 20 0 0 0 0 0
12 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * * *
12 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * * *
12 vs CAR PROJ-Bloom * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 8 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 20 / 1 rec)

Operating primarily as a blocker, Tomlinson showed some pass catching prowess. In the first quarter, McCown hit Tomlinson on a post route and the big tight end rumbled 20 yards for a touchdown. Tomlinson makes an occasional big play, but primarily operates as a blocker.

2017 Week 7 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)

Every few weeks, the big tight end makes a key play. In the first quarter, a tight-end screen pass was called and Tomlinson rumbled 26 yards for a first down. Tomlinson showed soft hands and good vision by setting up his blocks before accelerating into the second level. One play after Tomlinson's catch-and-run, McCown hit Anderson for New York's second touchdown.

2017 Week 5 vs CLE (1 / 1 / 34 / 0 rec)

Tomlinson made one of the biggest plays of the game. During New York's eight-play, 97-yard scoring drive, McCown found Tomlinson on 3rd-and-2 for a 34-yard gain. Cleveland forgot to cover the big tight end, who spent most of the game trying to block Myles Garrett.

2017 Week 1 vs BUF (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

With Austin Seferian-Jenkins serving a suspension, Eric Tomlinson started and made a few plays as a receiver. In the first quarter, Tomlinson secured a 25-yard gain on a deep crossing route.


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