TE Eric Tomlinson - New York Jets
|6-6, 263||Born: 4-22-1992||College: Texas-El Paso||Drafted: ---|
Week 15: vs Houston Texans
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Sam Darnold made his return to the Jets lineup last week and had one of his more efficient games of the season, completing 16 of 24 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown, with one interception. Darnold reinjured his foot on the opening drive but missed only one series. Darnold's season has had its ups and downs, which should be expected with a rookie quarterback but the problem as of late has been his penchant for committing turnovers. Darnold threw seven interceptions in his first six starts but has now thrown eight interceptions in his last four starts, including games of three and four interceptions. The way the Jets offense is predicated, the coaching staff could live with some turnovers if Darnold was also creating big plays down the field, but that has not happened either. Darnold has been held under 200 yards passing in six of his ten starts and has eclipsed 230 yards passing only twice. It cannot all be blamed on Darnold though, as the Jets receivers have been inconsistent at best this season. After a breakout season in 2017, Robbie Anderson has only two games of 75+ yards receiving and has yet to catch five passes in a game this year. He did catch four passes for 76 yards and a touchdown last week, but he will have his work cut out for him against a talented Houston secondary that will be motivated after getting dusted last week against the Colts. This is a passing offense you want to stay away from every week, and this matchup against Houston is no different. The Texans pass defense started off the season playing very well, but they have faded as of late. The Texans rank 24th in passing yards allowed (260.6) but over the last three weeks, they are the worst team in the league in this department, allowing an inexcusable 347.7 yards per game. That is 28 more yards than the penultimate team, and last week's divisional loss to the Colts can be directly attributed to the Texans secondary breaking down in the second half. TY Hilton, with an injured foot, torched the Houston secondary for 105 yards on five catches in the final two quarters, finishing with 199 yards on nine catches. It should also be noted that Hilton was battling a shoulder injury coming into this game and barely practiced during the week. There is really no excuse for the breakdown, as the Texans have a talented duo at cornerback in Johnathan Joseph and Kareem Jackson, with Justin Reid and Tyrann Mathieu at safety. It does get better for the Texans though, as they face off against a Jets passing offense that ranks 30th in the league, averaging only 190.7 yards per game. The Jets offense will have their work cut out for them as their top three running backs are injured, and without some sort of running game, the Texans are going to eat them alive with aggressive blitzing.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Eric Tomlinson's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 9 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Tomlinson's only really notable play was being the target on a Sam Darnold fourth quarter pick-six. Otherwise he and Jordan Leggett split secondary tight end duties for much of the game, remaining in to block and help protect Darnold.
2018 Week 7 vs MIN (2 / 1 / -5 / 0 rec)
Tomlinson didn't have a very good game, with his one catch going for negative yards on an ill-conceived screen. On his other target he was wide open for a scrambling Sam Darnold to pass to and dropped the ball. There was only one defender between him and the end zone, but the Jets had to settle for a field goal.
2018 Week 5 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Mostly known for blocking, Tomlinson had a nice catch on a delayed route where he first blocked Von Miller, then went into the flat. He nearly dropped the ball, but was able to hold onto it and turn upfield for a nice gain. Tomlinson had a bigger impact in the run game as he filled in as a fullback on a few runs and sprung the running back loose.
2018 Week 3 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Like most Jets tight ends, Tomlinson is brought in as a blocker first and foremost. He did have a nice 14-yard catch in the third quarter but that was following a drive where his false start set the Jets back on to their 9 yard line.
2018 Week 2 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Tomlinson saw a couple of targets on the day, taking one for 24 yards on a short pass. Other than that, he was relegated to blocking duty.
2018 Week 1 vs DET (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Tomlinson had just a single target on the day, a short out route for seven yards in the first quarter. He saw the field a fair amount throughout the game but the Jets didn't target their tight ends often, and not at all in the second half.
Latest NewsJets | Week 14 injury report for NYJ (Fri Dec 7, 04:29 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle), RB Isaiah Crowell (toe), TE Jordan Leggett (knee) and CB Buster Skrine (shoulder) were listed as limited participants for practice Friday, Dec. 7 and each is considered questionable for Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills. OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), RB Trenton Cannon (hamstring), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder, neck), QB Sam Darnold (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), LB Darron Lee (not injury related), C Spencer Long (knee, finger, illness), QB Josh McCown (back), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (thumb), WR Andre Roberts (foot) and TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow) practiced in full and each are off the injury report ahead of Sunday's game. Our View: Anderson and Crowell should play but both have unfavorable matchups at Buffalo this week. The Jets offense will get Sam Darnold back this week, but the Bills defense destroyed them in Week 10 and they are the best D/ST play in this AFC Least matchup.
link to story Jets | Thursday practice report for NYJ (Thu Dec 6, 02:38 PM) - New York Jets TE Jordan Leggett (knee) and QB Josh McCown (back) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 6. LB Darron Lee (non-injury), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (thumb), C Spencer Long (finger, illness, knee), CB Morris Claiborne (neck, shoulder), RB Trenton Cannon (hamstring), WR Andre Roberts (foot), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), OT Kelvin Beachum (knee) and TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow) fully participated in practice. link to story Jets | Wednesday practice report for Jets (Wed Dec 5, 07:31 PM) - New York Jets C Spencer Long (finger, illness, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. QB Josh McCown (back) and TE Jordan Leggett (knee) was limited during practice. CB Buster Skrine (shoulder), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (thumb), CB Morris Claiborne (neck, shoulder), RB Trenton Cannon (hamstring), WR Andre Roberts (foot), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), OT Kelvin Beachum (knee) and TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow) fully participated in practice. link to story Jets | Week 13 injury report for NY Jets (Fri Nov 30, 03:53 PM) - New York Jets S Marcus Maye (shoulder, thumb) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Tennessee Titans. WR Robby Anderson (ankle) and QB Sam Darnold (foot) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and are listed as questionable. RB Trenton Cannon (hamstring), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), QB Josh McCown (back, hand), OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), C Spencer Long (knee, finger), DT Steve McLendon (ankle), TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow) and WR Andre Roberts (foot) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. Our View: Cornerback Darryl Roberts will get the start at free safety, giving IDP leaguers a hack to get an extra safety in their lineup if they also have cornerback lineup slots.
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