Scott Chandler was released by the Patriots this offseason and underwent knee surgery, which could keep him from playing again. He will not play in 2016, and his career could be over. In 2015, Chandler had 23 catches for 259 yards and four touchdowns as the No. 2 tight end behind Rob Gronkowski.
Chandler acknowledged that knee surgery he underwent will "probably keep (him) from playing again," CSN New England reports. Chandler, who recorded 23 catches for 259 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games for the Patriots last season, was released this offseason with a "failed physical" designation. Now it has become clear that the knee issue that slowed him at times last season, could be career-ending. In any case, the 30-year-old pass-catcher has already indicated that playing in 2016 is not an option, with the Patriots meanwhile having traded for Martellus Bennett in an attempt to find Rob Gronkowski a suitable complement at the tight end position.
The Patriots have released Chandler, CSN New England reports. Provided he can avoid further knee issues, Chandler, who recorded 23 catches for 259 yards and four TDs in 15 games for the Patriots in 2015, could resurface on the fantasy radar in 2016, given the red zone potential that the 30-year-old tight end's 6-foot-7 frame provides.
Chandler (knee) was on the field for 14 of the Patriots' 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Chandler, who has been working through a knee issue, has played one, zero, four and 14 snaps over the last four games, and as long as star TE Rob Gronkowski remains healthy, Chandler is not a strong option in fantasy lineups. Signed with the Patriots through the 2016 season, Chandler finishes up the current regular season campaign with 23 catches for 259 yards and four TDs in 15 games.
Chandler was on the field for just four of the Patriots' 56 snaps on offense in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Jets, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Chandler, who didn't play until the second half of Sunday's contest, has been managing a knee injury, with his fantasy utility moving forward dependent on the health and usage of fellow TE Rob Gronkowski.
Chandler (knee) is listed active for Sunday's game against the Jets. As long as fellow TE Rob Gronkowski is healthy, and the Patriots are playing for something, Chandler is off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest TD-heavy formats.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/20||@San Francisco 49ers||7||6.13|
|12||11/28||@New York Jets||2||4.75|
|13||12/04||Los Angeles Rams||25||8.25|
|16||12/24||New York Jets||2||4.75|
|3 Year Avg||64||41||470||3||23||11.46||65|