TE Lance Kendricks - Free Agent
|6-2, 243||Born: 1-30-1988||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 2, pick 47 (2011)|
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.
2017 Week 1 vs SEA (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Kendricks actually saw four targets which is more than we expected from a guy who will primarily be a blocker.
2017 Week 3 vs CIN (3 / 2 / 52 / 1 rec)
Kendricks wasn't on the field a ton and when he was it was primarily as a blocker. His touchdown in the first quarter came on a simple corner route and blown coverage.
2017 Week 4 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kendricks got one pass from backup Brett Hundley during mop-up duty for no gain. For the rest of the day he was mostly in as a blocker.
2017 Week 5 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Kendricks had one catch, but it was a big one. Aaron Rodgers hit him for 24 yards and a big first down, setting up the Packers' first touchdown of the game. Kendricks was otherwise a blocker when he was on the field at all.
2017 Week 9 vs DET (3 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
With Martellus Bennett out with a shoulder injury, Kendricks got more snaps but that only amounted to a few targets, the result of one being a 21-yard completion on one of Brett Hundley's rare deep passes. And actually, despite the absence of Bennett, Kendricks was on the field less than Richard Rodgers.
2017 Week 10 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was on the field for 76 percent of the offensive snaps, mostly as a blocker trying to help open holes for the injury riddled backfield or protect Brett Hundley
2017 Week 11 vs BAL (4 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was targeted four times, but only made one catch and one of his other targets was picked off by Ravens safety Eric Weddle. Aside from that, Kendricks spent a lot of time as an extra blocker.
2017 Week 13 vs TB (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was on the field for just over half of Green Bay's offensive snaps, often blocking. When he did go out on a route, he'd still end up blocking as quarterback Brett Hundley sometimes pulled the ball down and ran.
2017 Week 14 vs CLE (5 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Kendricks had a hard time hauling in passes throughout the day, both on short and longer passes. He did move the chains on a 3-1, with a 5-yard reception, and came right back afterwards with a nice 6-yard grab as well.
2017 Week 15 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Kendricks saw just two passes, one which fell incomplete in the third quarter and the second late in the fourth quarter. The rest of his 22 snaps he blocked or ran routes that Rodgers didn't look for him on.
2017 Week 16 vs MIN (9 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Kendricks has had a pretty rough season, though he survived where Martellus Bennett couldn't. Primarily a blocker, the Vikings let Kendricks run a little free, which didn't amount to much because quarterback Brett Hundley was off target on most of the throws to the big tight end.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2015 Week 1 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 42 / 1 rec)
Lance Kendricks made an impact catching the game tying touchdown with less than a minute left in the 4th quarter. On a 3rd and 5 from the Seahawks 37 yard line, Kendricks ran a vertical route and got behind the defender. He received an early Christmas present as the defender stumbled and fell allowing Kendricks to receive the easy 37 yard touchdown pass.
2015 Week 2 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks had minimal impact in the Rams passing game. His lone reception was a 15 yard pass over the middle during the second series of the game.
2015 Week 3 vs PIT (5 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
During the first drive of the game on a 2nd and 9, Lance Kendricks caught a play action pass on a out route for a 7 yard gain. On the next play, Nick Foles went back to Kendricks on 3rd down. Kendricks dropped the pass even though it was a tad low. Early in the 3rd quarter on a 1st and 10, Kendricks dropped a deep pass that was perfectly thrown by Foles. The pass should have been an easy touchdown and a momentum changing play for the Rams.
2015 Week 4 vs ARI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks was targeted twice but did not have any receptions.
2015 Week 5 vs GB (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Early in the 2nd quarter, Lance Kendricks caught a TE screen pass for a 12 yard gain. A couple of plays later he caught another screen pass for a 4 yard gain.
2015 Week 8 vs SF (2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Mid 1st quarter, Kendricks ran a TE screen and picked up a 4 yard gain for a first down. Mid 3rd quarter, Kendricks ran a crossing route for a 3 yard gain.
2015 Week 9 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks had two receptions in the game. Late 2nd quarter, Kendricks found a hole in the middle of the field and made an easy 20 yard reception. During the middle of the 3rd quarter, Kendricks ran across the field and sat down to catch a 5 yard reception.
2015 Week 10 vs CHI (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks had 1 reception. Early in the 4th quarter, Kendricks ran an out-route for a 4 yard reception.
2015 Week 11 vs BAL (4 / 2 / 43 / 1 rec)
Lance Kendricks only had2 receptions but made an impact with a touchdown reception. Mid 3rd quarter, Kendricks ran a misdirection crossing-route to the left as the rest of the play shifted to the right. On the play, he was left uncovered catching an easy 30 yard touchdown reception. Early 4th quarter, Kendricks ran an out-route for a 13 yard reception.
2015 Week 12 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks was not target until the 4th quarter. Mid 4th quarter, Kendricks caught a screen pass for a 4 yard reception. Late 4th quarter, Kendricks made receptions of 11 and 2 yards on short passes.
2015 Week 13 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks left the game early and was being evaluated for a concussion.
2015 Week 14 vs DET (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks played 40 offensive snaps and had 0 targets.
2015 Week 15 vs TB (3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks had 3 receptions on 3 targets for 27 yards. During the opening series, Kendricks ran an out-route for a 11 yard reception. Mid 2nd quarter, Kendricks caught a check-down for a 8 yard reception. Late 3rd quarter, Kendricks caught a screen pass for a 8 yard reception.
2015 Week 17 vs SF (5 / 5 / 37 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks had 5 receptions for 37 yards. Early 1st quarter, Kendricks ran a curl-route for a 8 yard reception. A couple of plays later, Kendricks ran an out-route for a 6 yard reception. Early 3rd quarter, Kendricks caught a screen pass for a 5 yard reception. A couple of plays later, Kendricks caught another screen pass and ran for a 12 yard reception. In overtime, Kendricks ran a curl-route for a 6 yard reception.
2014 Week 3 vs DAL (7 / 6 / 29 / 1 rec)
Lance Kendricks is certainly not all that dangerous with the ball in his hands, but he's a safety valve for Austin Davis. Kendricks hauled in 6 catches, most of them just short passes designed to do nothing more than get a few yards or a short first down. On his TD, Kendricks just cut out to the left pylon and Davis fired the ball to the perfect spot, on a pass that had to be thrown perfectly to avoid a pick 6. It was thrown perfectly and Kendricks scored a TD.
2014 Week 6 vs SF (2 / 1 / 22 / 1 rec)
Lance Kendricks scored the lone TD for the Rams on a nice play-action move by Davis. The Niners paid him no attention and he was completely alone, caught the ball, and walked in for a 22 yard TD. It was Kendricks only reception, which is probably why he didn't receive much coverage on his touchdown.
2014 Week 8 vs KC (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Kendricks has really solidified a spot on the team as a TD threat, as he scored the only TD for St. Louis on a 1 yard grab in the back of the endzone.
2014 Week 16 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 35 / 1 rec)
Kendricks caught a huge TD late in the 3rd quarter to draw the Rams within 7 points. The game quickly got away from them after that, but at the time the TD was a big play. The play was simple enough, Kendricks was at the 23 yard line and ran straight upfield. Hill dropped it perfectly over the shoulder of the linebacker, and Kendricks caught the ball, took a shot and scored. Kendricks has a knack for the endzone, despite the fact that he rarely sees the ball come his way. But he's certainly a big redzone target for St. Louis
2013 Week 1 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
The Rams haven't given up on Kendricks. Despite the emergence of Jared Cook, Kendricks lined up all over the field, hauled in 3 passes on short yardage and was the intended target on the tipped interception that resulted in a Cardinals touchdown. Kendricks could actually have a better season without the pressure of being the team's primary tight end, and could conceivably develop into a very solid option for Bradford.
2013 Week 2 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Kendricks only had 2 receptions, but he also has speed and solid physical tools. As the second tight end, he receives little attention from the defense. From the Falcon 20, Kendricks started upfield then cut in on a slant, hauled in the pass and rumbled down to the 6 yard line. He is nothing more than an occasional pass receiver, but perhaps this role can give him the confidence he has lacked. If Cook were to go down with an injury, the confidence Kendricks is gaining could prove valuable.
2013 Week 3 vs DAL (5 / 5 / 36 / 0 rec)
Kendricks continues to get a number of targets each game. He had a late-game 18 yard reception in which he broke a few tackles and showed his physical ability. He racked up most of his 5 receptions late in the game against the previously mentioned prevent defense. Kendricks is not a horrible TE to own in very large 2 TE leagues, as he does get a decent amount of playing time, and is an after-thought to most owners.
2013 Week 4 vs SF (1 / 1 / 6 / 1 rec)
Kendricks didn't catch a pass until the very end of the game, as he caught a 6 yard comeback route in the endzone for the lone TD of the game for St. Louis. Kendricks can't be relied on week-to-week, as he just isn't getting enough playing time. He also is used to block quite a bit, and so as a receiver, isn't going to get much production at all.
2013 Week 5 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 37 / 1 rec)
It looks like the Rams were trying to teach Jared Cook a lesson, and so Lance Kendricks got the majority of the playing time in the first half, getting a number of early targets on short passes, and blowing defenders up in the running game. He topped it off with a 16 yd TD on a streak across the middle of the field, and a dive to the right pylon after out-running two defenders. Kendricks play was a shot across the bow to Cook, who has been blocking poorly and running inconsistent routes.
2013 Week 6 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 2 / 1 rec)
Kendricks has been getting into the gameplan more and more over the last few weeks. This week, his only reception went for a TD. On the goalline, Kendricks lined up as a blocker. Then he drifted out toward the left side and caught an easy TD.
2013 Week 8 vs SEA (5 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Kendricks did get a couple looks, including a big 18 yard play-action reception on the final drive. Kendricks gets little attention from the defense when he's on the field, which usually allows him to get a couple receptions in every game. He still represents a decent hail mary tight end, as he is probably on all waiver wires, and has a decent chance of getting a few receptions in each game.
2013 Week 15 vs NO (3 / 2 / 13 / 1 rec)
Kendricks had a nice reception on a 4 yard corner route fade in the endzone for a TD. Kendricks certainly doesn't get enough looks to merit starting in any fantasy leagues, but he continues to score TD's for the Rams.
2013 Week 17 vs SEA (6 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Kendricks started the season as an after-thought, and ended it on even terms with Cook. In fact, there is reason to think he could supplant Cook as the starter as this was only his second year, and he showed definite improvement. The final game was a mixed bag for Kendricks. On the opening drive, he caught a 14 yard out pattern, but then followed that up by letting a ball go through his hands into the waiting arms of a defender, which resulted in a pick 6. On the final drive, Kendricks made a tremendous 21 yard reception that setup the Rams lone TD. Clemens threw the ball WAY behind Kendricks, and perhaps was actually throwing the ball to a different receiver. But Kendricks reached way behind him with one arm and snagged the ball out of the air for a big gain. Kendricks may not have the speed of Cook, but he seems to be more consistent, and if he saw full-time snaps, would almost assuredly be able to equal Cook's numbers, based on what he did in his limited playing time this season.
2012 Week 1 vs DET (2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks could be developing into the #1 TE in this offense but there wasn't much to back this claim up on Sunday. Kendricks hauled in a few out patterns for his team for decent yards but did nothing else. The Rams kept a balanced offense and Bradford only had 25 attempts. Kendricks is the #3 or #4 read in this offense at best and there wasn't nearly enough balls to go around on Sunday to keep everyone happy.
2012 Week 2 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Kendricks had a relatively quiet day for the Rams, hauling in his only two targets for receptions at twelve-and-a-half yards each. The St. Louis gameplan featured much more Danny Amendola, who the Rams employed as a mismatch to take advantage of the Redskins' zone coverage.
2012 Week 3 vs CHI (7 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
The Rams frequently used two and three tight end sets in this game to help with blocking and provide different receiving options. Kendricks was the guy who finished with the most receptions, but his impact was very minimal. Two of his three catches came on the opening drive of the game - both were for five yards each. On both, they were short dumps into the flat where he caught the ball and was tackled immediately. He dropped another pass that came his way in the second quarter, and he was flagged for a false start on the opening drive of the third quarter. He had one medium square in during the 4th quarter where he caught the ball and was tackled for an eight yard gain.
2012 Week 4 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was used in-line a lot more than most would like to have seen in this game, mainly because the front seven of Seattle was so dominant. He helped provide more protection for Bradford chipping rushers off of the edge and extending the line. He had a very nice catch on a seam route that saw him gain 26, and was also the recipient of a failed screen attempt that saw him lose four yards. If not for his in-line blocking, Bradford would have been under much more duress for much of the afternoon.
2012 Week 5 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 7 / 1 rec)
Kendricks did a fantastic job early on, getting open in the end zone as Bradford scrambled. But that was his only reception on the day. On one other occasion, Kendricks did a great job of getting open underneath, then dropped a very catchable ball.
2012 Week 6 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was a secondary option against Miami, showing his limited weekly ceiling as a fantasy option. His biggest play came as a result of Bradford's tremendous throw down the seam to Kendricks, who was tightly covered. The ball came in right past the shoulder of the covering linebacker. Outside of that highlight play by Bradford, Kendricks was minimally involved on offense, where his targets were short and he was tackled immediately.
2012 Week 7 vs GB (4 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
The sophomore tight end logged two catches for five yards. Given the plethora of quick, shifty receivers on the Rams' roster, it appears Kendricks will cede looks to them for the time being.
2012 Week 8 vs NE (4 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)
Kendricks made several nice grabs in tight coverage but each time was tackled as soon as he caught the ball. His longest grab was a 10 yard gain, actually a poor route considering the team faced 3rd and 11 and he caught it just in front of the marker.
2012 Week 10 vs SF (6 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
The tight end had a solid game, slipping behind coverage in the middle of the field for a long gain in the first half, as well catching a dump off pass and running for a good gain attempting to pick up the first. But his largest contribution for the Rams came on a fake punt, as the punter rolled out to the right, Kendricks was wide open and caught the pass that kept the tying drive alive.
2012 Week 11 vs NYJ (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Kendricks caught both of his targets Sunday, but limped off later in the fourth quarter. While we don't know the extent of his injury, Kendricks was well off the fantasy radar before the injury anyway. Mike McNeil took his spot in the lineup, but if anything, it would just mean more targets for someone like Amendola. The Rams' tight end position hasn't been very productive in a long time.
2012 Week 12 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 37 / 1 rec)
Kendricks' first reception came wide open across the middle of the field after a strong play action. The Cardinals' linebackers attacked the line of scrimmage, to give Kendricks an easy reception before he avoided an attempted tackle from a safety before running int the endzone.
2012 Week 13 vs SF (5 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
A good game for Kendricks as the tight end was responsible for the 2 point conversion that brought St. Louis even with San Francisco late. Backed up to the 7 yard line because of a false start penalty, Kendricks ran a short crossing route beneath the end zone. With a step on Patrick Willis, Kendricks caught a good throw in stride and dove across the goal line with Willis on his back. Kendricks also had a great reception on a play action pass, cutting in to the space in the middle and catching a hard throw above his head for a gain of 20 yards. However, he did drop a ball that landed right on his hands in the two-minute drill.
2012 Week 14 vs BUF (8 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was third on the team in targets with eight, but only managed to catch three for 36 yards. Kendricks' long came on the Rams' game winning drive, picking up 22 yards on the seam throw off play action on a crucial 3rd down conversion. Kendricks was the target on Bradford's INT, but the blanket coverage prevented the TE from making a play on the ball as it was deflected before it reached him.
2012 Week 15 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 35 / 1 rec)
Kendricks' first reception came late in the second quarter when he ran to the flat after lining up in the backfield. He was wide open and ran down field for a first down. Kendricks caught a touchdown in the fourth quarter on a curl route over the middle at the goalline. Kendricks caught a quick out for a first down on the Rams' final drive.
2012 Week 16 vs TB (5 / 4 / 119 / 1 rec)
A large chunk of Kendricks' production came on one fantastic run and catch, as Bradford ran a play-action that sucked the linebackers in and left the middle wide open. With the safeties split out, Kendricks was able to catch an accurate pass in stride and sprint up field, showing good speed as he squeezed between the oncoming safeties (assisted by great downfield blocking from Amendola) and sprinted all the way down the middle for a touchdown. Kendricks also made some nice catches in the first half, particularly an open underneath route that allowed Kendricks to catch in space and run down field for a gain of 19 yards. Kendricks also made two catches in tight coverage, taking hard shots while showing strong hands to hold on to the ball.
2012 Week 17 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Kendricks received four targets and caught three of them for 33 yards. Kendricks' long went for 15 yards and came on the Rams' final drive. Kendricks was able to take the short toss and turn up field, getting the offense into Seattle territory with the catch. Kendricks had one red zone target as well, sitting down at the Seattle five and picking up ten yards on the play.
2011 Week 1 vs PHI (5 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Kendricks dropped a sure TD - he was wide open, the ball perfectly thrown, he had separation, with only 15 yards to the end zone - it was perfect. Until he dropped it. One notable play was his outstanding blocking and receiving/running work on a perfectly executed screen pass, which he turned into an 18 yard gain.
2011 Week 2 vs NYG (4 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Lance Kendricks barely made an impact on this game but was able to come away with one nice catch downfield on a fade pattern, jumping at the highest point over a NYG defender. Kendricks was over shadowered by his other recieving teammates however as he had to compete with 3-4 other big weapons for Bradford.
2011 Week 3 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / -8 / 0 rush)
Kendricks made a few catches, but as was the case with all the receivers, the opportunities just rarely presented themselves due to the intense pressure that the Ravens put on Bradford. Kendricks remains an intriguing prospect, but that balloon has burst, at least for bigtime production out of Kendricks in 2011.
2011 Week 4 vs WAS (9 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Kendricks in my mind is the reason why the Rams offense is struggling so much. The rookie tight end impressed so much in camp and in the pre season I think he has surprised the coaching staff on how little he can be counted on in the regular season. If Kendricks could just consistently catch the football he would've been the top pass catcher in this game today. Kendricks could've easily had two touchdowns today if he only concentrated on catching the ball first.
2011 Week 6 vs GB (6 / 4 / 71 / 0 rec)
Kendricks is the guy that many pegged to be a big difference-maker for Bradford. Early in the game, he showed some of that promise, taking a playaction pass from Bradford, stiff-arming a defender and then slicing through the defense with solid speed for 45 yards. Kendricks remained a solid force in this game, getting another playaction rollout for 8 yards and getting open for a few other receptions. Kendricks is a vital piece of the puzzle for Bradford, and it would be nice to see him getting more looks in the middle of the field, ala Jermichael Finley. Thus far, most of his damage seems to come on playaction passes though.
2011 Week 8 vs NO (3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was an afterthought in this one, and while his future may be promising, his value at this point is very low. With Bradford under center next week, that could change (but don't hold your breath). Stay tuned.
2011 Week 9 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Kendricks was targeted once in the second quarter, a short pass which Kendricks made a nice catch on and fought for a few extra yards, but he left on a cart and didn't return. Reports are he has an ankle or foot injury and will require an MRI.
2011 Week 11 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Kendricks just doesn't seem to be a part of the game plan, though on his two targetets, he showed that he has good hands, catching both. He seemed to be looked to more often late in the game, but also he had his bell rung pretty good and had to take a seat near the end.
2011 Week 12 vs ARI (5 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Kendricks has been under-utilized all year, and this game was no different - until the fourth quarter. First he made a good catch in the middle of three Cardinals, taking the hit and holding on to the ball well. That play set up the touchdown to Brandon Lloyd. Early in the game he was targeted underneath, but later on, he was getting more looks downfield and in clutch situations. His two biggest chances though, were missed, as he was underthrown on one play, and then had the ball knocked away on a crucial third down throw.
2011 Week 13 vs SF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kendricks had his lone target in the first quarter and was not targeted again for the rest of the game. This seems to be a lost season for the once promising rookie. With likely a new coaching staff coming in the offseason maybe he gets going next year under the new regime.
2011 Week 14 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
The young rookie tight end had an impressive 26-yard reception on a play action pass, didn't seem to have a lot of burst after the catch. Surprisingly Kendricks only had 2 targets with a banged up Quarterback that was continually being pressured. Still doesn't seem to be fully healthy and missed a couple assignments blocking, a full off-season should really help this gifted athlete.
2011 Week 15 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Kendricks spent much of the day popping out on short routes after chipping the Bengals rush end. Quarterback Kellen Clemens did not look to him often as Hendricks was regularly lining up on Clemens back side. His best catch came on a short pass on a hitch route that resulted in a short gain. On the play, Hendricks used his body to shield the ball from the Bengals defender and safely catch the ball.
2011 Week 16 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
A disappointing rookie season continues for Kendricks as he was yet another player brought down by St. Louis' lack of offense. He was simply a safety valve on one of his catches, and wasn't the first option on his other one either.
2011 Week 17 vs SF (8 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)
A rookie season plagued by drops nearly continued to be so in the final game of the 2011 season for Kendricks, dropping an easy reception on 2nd and 10 in the second quarter after he had made a nice catch on his first target of the game. He followed up the drop, though, with another nice catch for a big gain near midfield to keep a drive alive and would finish with a respectable outing.