Tamme caught his only target for a nine-yard gain in Thursday's preseason game against the Browns. Tamme's reception came on Atlanta's first offensive snap, but he was quiet for the rest of the night. Levine Toiliolo (one catch for 13 yards) and rookie Austin Hooper (one catch for seven yards) didn't fare much better, and the Falcons haven't gotten much from their tight ends through the first two weeks of the preseason. Tamme is the favorite to serve as the team's primary pass-catching tight end, but as seen last season, it's not a role that comes with much upside.
Tamme caught four balls for 61 yards in Sunday's loss to the Saints. Tamme had a rather consistent 2015 season, but consistency and success aren't the same thing. He finished with between 16 and 36 receiving yards in seven of his 15 games, and only once did he top 100 yards. Anyone who started Tamme during his lone 100-plus-yard performance also benefited from Tamme's lone touchdown, but outside of that game against Tampa, Tamme struggled to really make his mark in a decent offense. A second year in the offense and the fact that he'll be in a contract year in 2016 leads us to believe Tamme should improve on his 657 yard, one touchdown season.
Tamme caught four balls for 29 yards in Sunday's win over the previously undefeated Panthers. Tamme caught all four targets thrown his way, and two of his four receptions moved the chains. Tamme finishes the season against the Saints in Week 17. He recorded three catches for 32 yards when the two teams met earlier this season.
Tamme (back) is listed as active Sunday in Jacksonville. The Falcons' offense has been nothing short of dreadful for the past month, and Tamme hasn't escaped the morass, accruing 13 catches (on 18 targets) for 137 yards over the past four outings. Although he's recorded just one touchdown in an otherwise resurgent season, he has a great chance to hit pay dirt against a Jaguars defense that has yielded six touchdowns to tight ends in the last five games.
Tamme (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Jacksonville. Tamme logged full practices Thursday and Friday, setting him up for his usual role in Sunday's favorable matchup. He has typically been the third option behind Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman in the Atlanta passing game, but the entire Falcons offense has been abysmal in recent weeks.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||6.50|
|3||09/27||@New Orleans Saints||33||12.38|
|7||10/23||San Diego Chargers||22||8.00|
|8||10/30||Green Bay Packers||21||7.78|
|9||11/04||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||6.50|
|13||12/04||Kansas City Chiefs||5||5.67|
|14||12/11||@Los Angeles Rams||25||8.25|
|15||12/18||San Francisco 49ers||7||6.13|
|17||01/01||New Orleans Saints||33||12.38|
|3 Year Avg||45||31||317||1||16||10.23||37|