TE Levine Toilolo - Detroit Lions
|6-8, 260||Born: 7-30-1991||College: Stanford||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2013|
2017 Week 4 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
He began the first drive with a shallow route that he turned up the left sideline for eight yards. He began the second half with a 9-yard gain on a shallow route on 1st and 10. This was the extent of his work.
2017 Week 8 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
He dropped a bootleg action pivot route as the check-down on 2nd and 5 of Atlanta's first drive. Ryan bought time with a slide to his right to begin the next drive, and hit Toilolo on a crossing route 10 yards downfield. The tight end earned another five after the catch on the play. Later, Toilolo worked behind the shallow zone defender to get open in the second available window of the route for a first down. In the third quarter, he caught a short outlet right to the right flat that was thrown high and made a good fingertip effort to secure the ball and set up a 3rd and 2 inside the Jets' 20.
2017 Week 9 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
He was the check-down option a well-designed outlet to the right flat for eight yards during the second drive. It was the extent of his day as a receiver.
2017 Week 10 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Coleman and Ryan had a miscommunication with the nature of a 3rd and 2 during Atlanta's third offensive series. Coleman presumed he was running a drag route to the right flat and it appeared Ryan was running a play-action fake or possibly a stretch play intended for the back to tack the exchange. Coleman was already exiting the backfield well away from Ryan's fake and it forced Ryan to find Levine Toilolo in the middle of the field while avoiding pressure.
2017 Week 11 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 31 / 1 rec)
He began the second half with a six-yard gain in the middle of the field. He capped the drive with a deep seam route from a three-tight end play-action throwback .
2017 Week 13 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
On the sixth play of the first series, he got up on in the right flat and dragged Eric Kendricks on 3rd and 5 for a 16-yard gain and a first down. He earned nine yards on a play action flat route to begin the second half.
2017 Week 14 vs NO (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Ryan found Toilolo was a release-outlet option up the right hash to get Atlanta into a first and goal near the Saints' one.
2017 Week 15 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He recovered a Devonta Freeman fumble on a one-yard plunge, but it appears the officials rewarded the score to freeman. It was the extent of his fantasy-relevant action.
2016 Week 2 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
The big tight end is slowly returning from a hand injury that plagued him during the preseason. He caught a bootleg pass for 16 yards to the left flat and reached the 11 of Oakland. He also made a catch in the fourth quarter on a tipped third-down pass to keep the drive alive on a third-down play with 6:00 left and a 7-point lead. Both Jacob Tamme and Austin Hooper are well ahead of Toilolo in the pecking order in the passing game.
2016 Week 6 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 69 / 1 rec)
It was the best game of Toilolo's career in terms of yardage thanks to a 46-yard seam route that came open against a blown coverage by Richard Sherman. Toilolo turned back to face the ball, stumbled through the catch, and outran the bewildered Seahawks defense for the score. He also had two other catches and one of them was also a blown coverage.
2016 Week 7 vs SD (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
The veteran caught a scramble-drill outlet pass in the right flat for 8-10 yards. He also caught a play-action TE screen to the left flat, but a holding call negated it.
2016 Week 8 vs GB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Falcons' third tight end dropped a target after contact on a third-quarter pass in the shallow flat.
2016 Week 9 vs TB (1 / 1 / 32 / 1 rec)
He scored up the right seam during the first series as part of a two-tight end set. The corner blew his zone responsibility, giving Toilolo a free run for a touchdown after Ryan flushed right to find him. It was Toilolo's only real involvement in the passing game, but it is the second touchdown in three weeks against a blown zone assignment, so it makes him worth considering as a desperation option while Jacob Tamme is hurt.
2016 Week 12 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
His only target was a third-quarter drag route from left to right on a play-action boot for 18 yards. The play was more notable for the pressure Ryan's face and Toilolo's leg colliding with Patrick Peterson's. The elite corner was off the field for a few plays and he was hampered for the rest of the game when he returned.
2016 Week 14 vs LA (1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
The tight end caught a throw-back to the right flat that earned yards after the catch inside the 35 of LA. Matt Ryan was roughed after the throw and it put Atlanta inside the red zone. It was the extent of Toilolo's targets. When he's targeted, he's usually the recipient of a misdirection setup.
2016 Week 16 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
He earned eight yards in the right flat for a first down to get past midfield during the first drive.
2016 Week 17 vs NO (3 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
He gained 18 yards up the seam to get Atlanta inside the five late in the half. He's most effective in two tight end sets where the defense loses him in coverage.
2016 Week 19 vs SEA (4 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
The veteran tight end had a good day by his standards. He nearly caught a 2nd and 8 wounded duck from Matt Ryan during the second drive. It was a play where Ryan got hit by Cliff Avril during his release. He later dropped a route up the right hash inside the 15 of Seattle late in the third quarter on a wide-open route. It doesnft sound like a good day for him, but as the game progressed, he made two big plays to keep Atlantafs offense on the field. He caught a 3rd and 15 flat route to get a few yards late in the third quarter setting up a field goal at the top of the fourth quarter. Then, Ryan hit Toilolo for an 18-yard gain with about 10 yards earned after the catch. He delivered a strong siff-arm in the open field and took the fight to All-Pro Bobby Wagner with a shoulder that drove the defender backwards.
2015 Week 1 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
One flat route yielding four yards.
2015 Week 3 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
The Falcons' second tight end and primary blocking end saw two targets in this game. He drew a holding call trying to release up the seam to the end zone and Ryan over-threw the receiver at the end line to emphasis the hold and draw the foul. The penalty gave Atlanta another first down in the red zone inside the five late in the half and led to a field goal. Although Toilolo walked off with injury during the third quarter he returned after Julio Jones' 45-yard score to catch the two-point conversion as the inside slot man on the trips side of an empty shotgun set to cut the Cowboys' lead to three points.
2015 Week 6 vs NO (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Outside of a stray red zone target in future weeks as a surprise option on play action passes, this week is the best to expect from him. He was the outlet man on a boot action drag route and ducked under a defender for a first down and six yards after the catch. He then had another catch for a first down in the flat. That's a lot of production for the big tight end.
2015 Week 17 vs NO (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
The big, blocking tight end earned the first reception of the game for Atlanta on the opening series with an 8-yard pass over the middle. Ryan then threw behind Toilolo on a 1st and 10 route with a delayed release inside two minutes of the third quarter. Toilolo's value comes primarily as a blocker.
2014 Week 1 vs NO (6 / 3 / 19 / 1 rec)
Tony Gonzalez's replacement had a decent game by his standards as a blocker first and outlet receiver second. Atlanta found Toilolo for two receptions during a drive that accounted for first downs. Atlanta spread the field and leaked Toilolo to the flat on both plays. New Orleans did not account for Toilolo and the big tight end was able to rumble up field for enough yards after the catch to earn first downs on both routes. However, Toilolo could not catch the type of pass that would normally be thrown to Gonzalez: an out-breaking route against tight single coverage where Matt Ryan wisely targeted Toilolo high, but the tight end let the ball go through both hands. He was also overshot on a drag route in the fourth quarter that forced Atlanta to kick a 52-yard field goal to tie the game. The play call was well-thought out, but Toilolo was not quick enough to get the necessary depth on the route to reach the ball. Despite the fact that Toilolo's ability to make plays in single coverage is questionable, the plethora of weapons Atlanta has in the red area makes Toilolo a sneaky red zone target inside the five. This week, he scored after sneaking from the backfield as one of three tight ends on a play action play inside the five.
2014 Week 2 vs CIN (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Toilolo earned four yards on a quick flat route during Atlanta's second drive of the game. He later earned 12 yards while leaking to the right flat with coverage playing off the tight end. This is the key point about Toilolo. When he was given room to work under a zone or leak from the backfield he saw targets and made a play. When targeted in tight coverage, he struggled again. This time he failed to shield Vontaze Burfict on a route breaking outside and Burfict tipped the pass and forced an interception during the first half. Toilolo is most successful as a blocker and short area zone option.
2014 Week 3 vs TB (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
The Falcons' tight end caught a pass up the seam and under the zone in the first quarter, but had the ball stripped inside the Buccaneers 25. Fortunately, Devin Hester ran down the Tamp defensive back and stripped the ball and gave Atlanta a second chance on this drive. Toilolo did not receive any red zone looks and he continues display limited skill as a receiver because he lacks great burst and agility to work open against single coverage.
2014 Week 4 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Toilolo dropped a flat route on 2nd and 7 early in the second quarter near mid-field. He was able to bail out Matt Ryan who fumbled a snap on 3rd and 3 from the Vikings' 15. Toilolo settled into the middle of the field and caught the ball inside the five for the first down, setting up an eventual touchdown pass to the Falcons' fullback off play action. However, Toilolo's biggest impact in this game came when center Joe Hawley left the game with a leg injury and it forced Toilolo to play right tackle due to a lack of healthy offensive line depth. Toilolo played tackle for the entire fourth quarter and he allowed defensive end Brian Robison to blow by him. This forced Matt Ryan into the arms of linebacker Anthony Barr for a sack. Although there was speculation that Toiolo would one day be converted to tackle when he was at Stanford, look for the Falcons to sign a veteran lineman if no one on the depth chart gets healthy for Week 5.
2014 Week 5 vs NYG (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The tight end continues to demonstrate that he's a worthy contributor to the offense, but a minimally useful weapon as a receiver. His best play of the day was a strong seal of the inside to give his running back the left corner as a lead blocker on an 11-yard score from a six-man offensive line. Later in the half, Toilolo also recovered a Jacquizz Rodgers fumble in the red zone to keep a drive alive, leading to a field goal. Toilolo's biggest mistake was a holding call in the second quarter that forced a 1st and 20. His only target was a check-down under pressure against linebacker Jameel McClain, who came over top to tip the ball away.
2014 Week 6 vs CHI (6 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
The Falcons tight end had the best catch of his pro career during the first series of the game: a 16-yard completion where Toilolo went airborne and turned back to the ball on a dig route under a safety. Unfortunately, the rest of Toilolo's day was arguably the worst of his pro career. After catching a pass over the middle for 13 yards early in the third quarter and having the reception nullified by a Jake Matthews' holding penalty, the tight end's game fell apart at the seams. Toilolo dropped a wide open seam route between defenders after the ball hit him in the hands and he juggled it. A catch on this play would have placed Atlanta in field goal range. After catching a low throw in the middle of the fourth quarter for six yards, Toilolo dropped the ball on a target in the right flat about 15 yards down field. Once again, the tight end was wide open and the ball bounced off his hands. On the next play, Toilolo dropped a third pass on a drag route.
2014 Week 7 vs BAL (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
The Falcons tight end had a rough game the week before, dropping multiple passes and seeking Tony Gonzalez for advice this week. Toilolo didn't earn a target in this game until late in the third quarter on a check-down in the right flat for a few yards. His next reception was an improvised route to work open in the right flat as Matt Ryan broke the pocket. Toilolo was not a factor in this game and with Atlanta struggling to give the passing game time, don't expect Toilolo to have a major role.
2014 Week 8 vs DET (2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
The tight end got inside the 10 for a first down on a crossing route off a play-action boot against zone coverage in the first quarter, and it set up a touchdown to Devonta Freeman on a swing pass. He also earned a first down from deep in Atlanta's territory on a play up the left sideline with a catch and run. However, it was Bear Pascoe who earned a touchdown in his first piece of playing time in Atlanta.
2014 Week 10 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The tight end made a flailing, diving attempt for a pass in the end zone, but the target was accurate. This was Toilolo's only target of the day.
2014 Week 11 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
It was one of Toilolo's better games as a receiver. He caught a back-shoulder throw inside the five of Carolina off a pump-fake that earned the ire of linebacker Thomas Davis, because Toilolo pushed off and a penalty was not called. This set up a touchdown to Roddy White. Toilolo also dropped a first down pass over the middle just before he took a hit in the back from Carolina's middle linebacker. He later caught a pass for five yards. The fact that this is the extent of one of Toilolo's finest efforts this season as a receiver is telling about his fantasy prospects.
2014 Week 12 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
The tight end had a productive receiving day by his standards, which amounted to two receptions. He caught a crossing route check-down for a few yards in first half. Later he dropped a ball wide of his body on 2nd and 6 in the third quarter. In the same quarter, Toilolo earned the first down on a flat route where he side stepped Donte Whitner, but stumbled through the move when the safety clipped Toilolo just enough to limit the tight end to three yards more.
2014 Week 13 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 15 / 1 rec)
The Falcons' tight end scored on a 4th and goal play-action post where he was wide open behind the defense for a one-yard touchdown. Before that play, Matt Ryan threw the ball wide of Toilolo on 2nd and goal from the 1 on play action earlier on this opening drive. He was also wide open in the right flat for a quick catch of 4-5 yards during the fourth series. Toilolo saw a few more targets than normal this week, but he remains little more than a reasonable long shot in the red zone.
2014 Week 14 vs GB (3 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Ryan targeted Roddy White on a looping pass up the right sideline on a pick play on third down in the early second quarter, but Levine Toilolo didn't sell the pick enough and the officials called the foul. The pass was also nearly intercepted. Toilolo's only target was a catch for no-gain with three minutes left near the right sideline on a check-down under pressure.
2014 Week 16 vs NO (4 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)
The tight end earned multiple receptions, but for small gains. His best was an early gain of eight yards on a quick drag to the right flat. He made a short catch for two yards on 3rd down after Matt Ryan had to target the tight end on his third read. Toilolo was forced to come back to the ball and this prevented him earning the first down. Late in fourth, Toilolo led off with a two-yard gain.
2014 Week 17 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
No meaningful receptions for Toilolo. His first target yielded a three-yard gain on third and eight on a short out.
2013 Week 3 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 2 / 1 rec)
Toilolo caught a crossing route as the move tight end on a goal line play action pass for a one-yard score. The CB Jimmy Wilson lost Toilolo on the play fake.
2013 Week 5 vs NYJ (2 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)
Toilolo had two receptions tonight: a nice gain up the left flat for a first down versus a blitz overload to his side. He slipped to the flat, caught the ball, and the Jets' safety slipped on the play. This gave Toilolo room to run. This was only his fourth catch of the year. However, his fifth catch was his second touchdown of the season and it was a three-yard score on the Jets' safety Dawan Landry in the end zone to put Atlanta up by one in the waning minutes. Toilolo looks quick for his size, fluid, and sure-handed even with a defender tight to his body or making the target a contested play.
2013 Week 7 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The rookie saw time in two tight end sets early in the game from the shotgun where both he and Tony Gonzalez were split away from the line of scrimmage. Toilolo wasn't targeted in this game, but he has been targeted twice in the end zone in the past six games and Atlanta has said it plans to use Toilolo more in the future.
2013 Week 8 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 6 / 0 rec)
The young tight end gained seven yards on a quick flat route in the middle of the second quarter, but most of the formations in this game were one-tight end sets and spread formations with multiple receivers. This was especially the case once the Cardinals took an early lead and shut down the run.
2013 Week 13 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
The rookie didn't do much, but he did flash skill that makes him a player to monitor in dynasty leagues: a leaping catch in tight coverage where he had to high-point the ball in the left flat during the second quarter.
2013 Week 15 vs WAS (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Toilolo was targeted in the end zone on 3rd and goal when Washington double covered Tony Gonzalez during the third drive for Atlanta in this game. The pass was too wide of target and Atlanta settled for a field goal.