With Jared Cook recently released, Lance Kendricks could take on a bigger role in 2016, ESPN.com reports.
Kendricks signed a surprisingly lucrative four-year, $18.5 million contract last offseason, proving that the Los Angeles Rams value his work as a blocker. The team will likely be in search of a pass-catching complement via free agency or the draft, but it is quite possible that Cook's release leads to a significant bump in snaps and targets.
His two touchdowns were also his least since his rookie campaign in 2011. His numbers have certainly taken a hit since Jared Cook has come to town, and the quarterback carousel hasn't helped either. As the second tight end on a terrible offense, Kendricks doesn't hold much value going forward.
Lance Kendricks caught all three of his targets for 27 yards in Thursday's 31-23 win over the Buccaneers.
Kendricks has recorded at least two targets in 11 of his 13 games this season, but with no more than five in any one contest. Even in deep leagues, any scenario involving fantasy relevance would have to include a Jared Cook injury.
Lance Kendricks (concussion) is listed as active Sunday against the Lions, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
With concussion symptoms dissipating in a week's time, Kendricks has sidestepped his second DNP of the season. However, aside from a pair of touchdowns spread across the campaign, he's mustered a dour mark of 6.2 YPT on less than three targets per game.
Lance Kendricks (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Lions, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.
With his concussion symptoms clearing up quickly, Kendricks is expected to avoid any missed time. He owns a 17-181-2 receiving line on 28 targets through 11 games, with improvement unlikely unless Jared Cooks suffers an injury.
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