Toilolo signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Falcons on Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports. Toilolo had his best season as a pro in 2016, as he had 264 yards and two touchdowns to the tune of 20.3 yards per catch on 13 catches. He's never been a top-flight fantasy tight end, but he's been a consistent option for the Falcons and will likely see a similar role in 2017.
Toilolo was held to one reception for 18 yards in Sunday's win over the Saints. Toilolo was only able to haul in one of the three passes thrown in his direction, but that's par for the course for Toilolo, who has exactly one reception in each of his last six games. He'll have to wait until the divisional round to see if he can extend his streak in the playoffs.
Toilolo brought in a 10-yard reception in his lone target of Saturday's win over Carolina. Toilolo's one-catch, one-target streak has now been extended to five games. He hasn't seen multiple targets since Week 6 on a Falcons team brimming with weapons. It would be a surprise to see that change this week as the Saints held Toilolo catchless the last time the teams met in Week 3.
Toilolo nabbed a 30-yard pass in Sunday's win over the 49ers. Toilolo sprinted down the numbers for a 30-yard gain early in the fourth quarter. Toilolo has found a niche as a field-stretcher for the Falcons, four of his 11 catches on the season going for 20 or more yards, but there's little else there. The statuesque tight end, despite his size, hasn't seen a pass in the red zone this season. He also hasn't been targeted more than once since Week 6 and has just two games on the year with more than a single reception.
Toilolo was targeted once in Sunday's win over the Rams, converting it into a 19-yard gain. The Falcons were without two of their top targets - Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu - on Sunday, but it didn't result in more love for Toilolo, who hasn't seen multiple targets since Week 6. His size makes him a threat for big gains and the occasional score, but Toilolo hasn't found the end zone in four games and has seen fewer targets than fellow tight end, rookie Austin Hooper, in five of the last six contests.
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