TE Will Tye - Free Agent

6-3, 260Born: 11-4-1991College: Stony BrookDrafted: ---

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2017 Week 1 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)

The ex-New York Giant joined the Jets after being cut. Tye offered McCown a strong, athletic presence that could get down the seam. In fact, Tye secured a 21-yard gain on catch-and-run in the second quarter. Tye played nearly all the snaps after today's starting tight end, Eric Tomlinson, left with an injury.

2016 Week 1 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Will Tye made only minor contributions on Sunday. Tye was somewhat overshadowed by his more talented teammates. Tye was also playing in the full back role at times in the running game which kept him busy. Tye made some solid pickups on curl routes and short grabs over the middle, giving his quarterback an easy check down option if required. Tye will find it hard to compete for touches in this offense, especially as teammate Donnell is more talented and a bigger redzone threat. He belongs on the waiver wire for the moment.

2016 Week 2 vs NO (3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Will Tye accomplished very little on Sunday and is becoming somewhat irrelevant in this talented receiving corps. Tye was an afterthought as Manning kept his eyes on his trio of talented receivers instead. Tye was rarely targeted as a result and only got 2 grabs. Tye got a short curl and a quick out in the flat for minimal yards and was didn't see much action after. The Giants have too much talent at receiver for Tye to compete with, who has solid hands and route running but lacks explosiveness down the field. He has Larry Donnell to contend with but he also struggles consistently to produce.

2016 Week 3 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

Will Tye didn't have much of an impact in this game as his three catches only amounted to thirteen yards.

2016 Week 4 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)

Will Tye managed only 4 grabs for minimal gains but at least outperformed fellow tight end Larry Donnell. Tye was a solid option when Manning was desperate to unload a pass his direction when faced with pressure. Tye doesn't possess elite athletic ability but has a nice catch radius with above average hands to secure any balls thrown his direction. He caught screens and out patterns while always fighting for extra yardage. Tye got open on a seam route while the Giants were deep in their own half and converted a crucial first down. He fights for every ball thrown his way and has shown to be a dependable target for Manning, though he's a low tier fantasy tight end. Should not be started in most leagues as the Giants offense struggles every other week and has above average wide receiver talent which will always eat in Tye's production.

2016 Week 5 vs GB (3 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)

Will Tye only managed 2 grabs on Sunday but should have had a bigger game. Tye made a nice grab on a seam route early, getting wide open in the secondary and knocking back the Packer DB to secure yards after the catch. Tye had another nice catch late in the game, powering over a defender on the outside. Tye has bulk and a strong pair of hands which makes him a nice target for Manning near the line of scrimmage. Tye has potential to get behind linebackers too however. He was wide open on a seam route but Manning's ball was far too high to give Tye a chance. Tight end is a position that can be ignored from a fantasy perspective currently for the Giants unless fantasy owners have no other choices available.

2016 Week 6 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Will Tye played a very minor role on Sunday against the Ravens. Tye didn't get many looks as the Giants looked to throw the ball down the field when possible. Tye has solid hands and a presence over the middle but lacks the explosive talent to burn defenses deep. He did haul in a few curl route patterns for first downs when Manning targeted the tight end but wasn't able to contribute much else.

2016 Week 7 vs LA (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Will Tye only had 2 grabs in this game and should not be started in fantasy. The Giants passing game was down across the board in this game but Tye simply isn't getting the number of targets from Manning. Tye got short curl grabs over the middle and turned one into a decent gain as he pushed defenders back with power but was an afterthought following the first quarter. Tye should remain on the waiver wire.

2016 Week 9 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)

Will Tye managed only 4 grabs on Sunday and did not light up the scoreboard by any means. Tye was only targeted on short passes, and especially when Manning was having trouble finding a receiver down the field. He did turn a short curl catch into a nice looking first run, barrelling over Eagle defenders to secure the gain. It is unlikely Tye will ever become a solid fantasy contributor in this offense with its current setup however and Tye should remain on the bench until further notice. The Giants have far more talented playmakers at receiver and Manning likes to keep his eyes downfield when he gets good pass protection, leaving Will Tye an afterthought on most dropbacks.

2016 Week 10 vs CIN (8 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)

Will Tye was involved on Monday night but failed to get into the endzone as we are somewhat used to with him. Tye started off the game with a big seam route catch, catching the ball cleanly and moving the Giants swiftly downfield. A few times Tye was not open and he dropped one pass but this is typically rare for Tye so we won't hold that against him. He got his hands on a lot of curl/check down passes as he usually works the middle of the shield in the short/intermediate section. Tye showed good concentration on a curl pass that was tipped into the air but he was able to secure regardless. Tye is a steady player for the Giants but is only valuable in fantasy as a PPR play in deeper leagues as he rarely gets into the endzone.

2016 Week 11 vs CHI (5 / 2 / 12 / 1 rec)

Will Tye finally was able to get into the endzone for the Giants but wasn't able to produce much else on Sunday against the bears. Tye also had a first down catch on the outside on a curl route negated by a hold from his offensive line. Tye was able to get wide open on an out route pattern in the red zone and Manning found him quickly to secure the score. Tye had a massive size advantage over the defender and was not going to be taken down shy of the goal line. Manning spent most of this game targeting Shepard and Cruz however, which resulted in a quiet Sunday afternoon for Tye. He rarely sees the endzone in this offense but has a small role down the field with his reliable hands when called upon.

2016 Week 12 vs CLE (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Will Tye was almost invisible in this game and had very little impact on the outcome. Tye started off well as he broke a tackle on a short pass over the middle and picked up a first down but couldn't build on this. He picked up one more first down on a curl route, using his big frame and solid hands to his advantage. Eli Manning just did not target the tight end for most of the rest of the game however. Manning kept his focus downfield for the most part and Beckham jr took up a lot of his attention. Tye is not a reliable fantasy tight end this season and should be left on the waiver wire.

2016 Week 13 vs PIT (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Will Tye got few balls in this game as the Giants were dialled into Beckham jr. Tye was wide open on a seam route down the field as he was left alone, picking up a nice gain before being tackled shy of the first down. Tye got a short out also, picking up 6 yards and securing the ball well. The Giants had no rhythm offensively in this game and pass protection was a massive concern. This led to subpar performances from guys like Tye. The Giants have shown recently that they cannot support fantasy players not named Beckham jr/Shepard and players like Tye cannot be started as a result.

2016 Week 14 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Will Tye registered another forgettable performance on Sunday in terms of fantasy. Managing only 2 catches, Tye was not a focal point for the Giants offense. Pass protection was also a massive issue for them and the entire offense struggled to move the ball for most of this game. Tye got his hands on quick slant out and curl plays but for minimal gains. Tye belongs on the waiver wire and is unlikely to become fantasy relevant this season as the Giants have shown they consistently don't get him involved.

2016 Week 15 vs DET (4 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec)

Will Tye is not fantasy relevant for players and should be on the waiver wire in most leagues. The Giants cannot support many receivers and Beckham jr. steals the show for the most part. Tye got his hands on some short balls and ran well with yards after the catch but managed only 4 grabs. He has excellent hands and always strong after the catch but isn't the fastest/quickest downfield, he is a role player at best for the Giants.

2016 Week 16 vs PHI (8 / 5 / 23 / 0 rec)

Will Tye turns in another mediocre stat line that will confirm this player should not be anywhere near a fantasy line up. The Giants offense knows it needs to feed its young superstar receivers and Tye will never be the focal point of this offense. He got mostly checkdown patterns in this game and never got open downfield. He has solid hands but lacks dominant size/speed to go downfield.

2016 Week 17 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)

Will Tye was the leading receiver for the Giants but this is nothing to get excited about as the entire passing game was mediocre on Sunday. The Giants were content to run the ball on the majority of their plays and rarely threw downfield. Tye worked the middle of the field as usual from the tight end spot and picked up key gains to keep the Giants moving downfield. He has very consistent hands and rarely drops passes. Tye is also very strong after the catch, using his low centre of gravity to push back defenders upon contact. He is a constant in this offense and has completely dethroned Donnell but the production is still not there. The Giants love to run the ball and Beckham jr./Shepard still will get most of the targets from Manning. Tye should not be owned of played in fantasy right now.

2016 Week 18 vs GB (7 / 4 / 66 / 0 rec)

Will Tye made the longest play in the game on Sunday night with a seam pass down the field. Manning found the tight end with a pin point accurate ball over the defenders head which allowed Tye to scurry downfield for massive yards after the catch. Tye does not possess the speed to run away from defenses but was fast enough to get away for a few seconds. Tye got his hands on a few out patterns to keep the chains moving at times but wasn't able to get into the endzone. The Giants offense was not in rhythm and struggled to string first downs together.

2015 Week 9 vs TB (6 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Due to Larry Donnell's injury, the Giants are giving Will Tye a chance to fill the void. Tye is not as athletically gifted as Donnell however and has a lower ceiling in terms of development. Tye did not show great hands or concentration as he dropped two passes, including one that should have been for a touchdown on a seam route. Tye was used as a checkdown option for Manning when times were tough and contributed little else. Tye will likely disappear from the field once Donnell returns to the field and is just a stop gap player.

2015 Week 10 vs NE (7 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec)

Will Tye had another strong performance for the Giants which has to encourage Giants coaches to give him more targets in this offense. With Donnell injured and having only average performances, Tye has an opportunity to expand his role significantly. Tye is not exceptionally athletic or tall but possesses a strength and physicality that helped him in this game. Tye also showed good hands as a rookie apart from one drop on an out route. Tye ran several out patterns over the middle and was able to get open for decent gains. Tye gave excellent effort after the catch and his relatively short stature allows him to get low while pushing defenders back. Tye made a big splash play on a post route in between several defenders. Tye caught a perfect pass from Manning and then carried defenders with him as he ran forward for several yards before unfortunately being taken down a yard short of the goal line. Tye was even wide open on the very next play after faking a block but Manning's pass was too erratic due to the pressure in the pocket.

2015 Week 12 vs WAS (8 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)

Will Tye had a quiet game on Sunday until the fourth quarter as he began to make some plays in this offense with Manning. Tye was not targeted often in the first half as the Giants struggled to stay on the field. Tye did manage to catch a few short balls on curl routes and looked to gain confidence as he secured the passes well. Tye had a nice gain on a quick hit seam route as he got open down the middle of the defense. Tye also had a clutch big gain on 4th and 2 on another seam route. Tye was wide open as he got a free release at the line and Manning fired the ball to him quickly which allowed Tye to carry some defenders for nice yards after the catch. Tye was targeted heavily in the fourth quarter as Manning showed everyone he has dependable hands and can attack the middle of the defense in the right circumstances. Tye looks to be the replacement for Donnell at tight end during his absence and has a strong running style after he gets his hands on the ball. His hands are somewhat of a question mark but looked reliable in this game. The Giants have a lot of options in their passing attack however and tend to spread the ball evenly apart from Beckham jr. Tye has shown flashes in his young career but starting him would be a risky bet for fantasy at this moment and time.

2015 Week 13 vs NYJ (4 / 3 / 70 / 0 rec)

Will Tye continues to impress at tight end in this offense and it looks like the Giants coaches have noticed his chemistry with Eli Manning. Though Tye only snagged 3 balls, 2 of them were big plays for first downs that kept drives alive. Tye's first catch was a quick ball outside where he was taken down shy of the first down. Tye then got his hands on a deep seam route, showing great hands and thanks to a nice ball from Manning behind the defense. Tye then made another similar catch on a deep ball that was placed high and just out of the defenders reach. Tye has shown excellent hands and concentration in his young career at this point and is arguably as productive as starter Larry Donnell has been in recent games this season. Tye is a low end number 2 tight end while Donnell is on the sidelines, though he is stuck in an inconsistent offense that is focused on getting the ball to Beckham jr.

2015 Week 14 vs MIA (5 / 5 / 30 / 1 rec)

Will Tye didn't get many looks downfield from Manning on Monday night but fantasy owners will be happy with his touchdown. Tye worked the short passing game for most of the night and was able to get open several times against the Dolphins. Tye used good route running and quickness to haul in passes over the middle and towards the sideline on out routes. Tye managed to score a touchdown in the endzone on a corner route thanks to some excellent pass protection up front. Tye ran his route alone as the defense did not pick him up but Manning was afforded the necessary time to be able to find his tight end in the corner of the endzone. Tye was somewhat quiet after this in the passing game as superstar receiver Beckham jr. stole the show but his contribution was noted. Tye has shown excellent hands and a willingness to fight for any ball for several weeks now and has produced more consistently than injured original starter, Larry Donnell.

2015 Week 15 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 43 / 1 rec)

Will Tye had another decent game on Sunday afternoon and is making fans forget who Larry Donnell is. Tye was quiet for most of the game but made some key catches to help out Eli Manning. Tye got his hands on a lot of quick out patterns and curl routes over the middle. Tye used his secure hands to pick up the yards available but did not have enough room to get many yards after the catch. Tye was open on a seam route in the redzone for Manning overthrew him with a very tall pass. Tye and Manning did connect later on an out route for a touchdown. Tye made a terrific adjustment to an awkwardly placed low ball to the outside and then stuck the ball out just enough to break the plane for the score. Tye got his hands on another big play on a seam route late in the game to pick up a key first down. Tye showed excellent concentration and hands in this game and adjusted well many times to below average passes. He has been very productive as a young tight end and has proven to be very dependable in this offense when called upon.

2015 Week 16 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

Will Tye accomplished very little on Sunday as his team was in self destruction mode for most of the game. Tye got his hands on a few curl routes over the middle and then managed to gain some yards after the catch. The Vikings had a big lead at this point however, and may have helped out Tye's efforts with soft coverage. Tye was used over the middle a lot in this game but saw few targets go his way. Tye did drop one pass over the middle on a curl route but the pass was not great to start with. Fantasy owners will be disappointed with his 3 catches if they relied upon him but Tye's lacklustre performance cannot be attributed to him. The Giants fell behind quickly in this game and were dreadful in pass protection. Will Tye has also been a solid redzone threat but the Giants were very rarely in the redzone.

2015 Week 17 vs PHI (8 / 5 / 67 / 1 rec)

Will Tye had a very solid performance on Sunday to finish off his strong season overall as a tight end in this offense. Tye created some mis matches against the defense and was able to score again this week. Tye faked a pass block set up well before unravelling on slant out pattern to the outside. Tye hauled in the pass and juked his defender before outstretching the ball just enough to secure the score. Tye showed good spatial awareness of how to score in that situation and solid hands throughout this game. Tye also showed good chemistry with Manning in the passing game as Manning looked his way for a first down on a scramble out of the pocket. Tye caught several more balls over the middle, showing athletic ability to gain separation and strong concentration to hold onto a variety of balls that went his way. Tye has been more consistent in this offense than Larry Donnell was prior to his injury. Tye has earned his right to compete for the number one tight end spot next season.