Jermaine Gresham is back with the Cardinals this season after he signed a four-year contract extension in March, and he will be the starting tight end again this year. In 2016, Gresham had 37 catches for 391 yards and two touchdowns on 61 targets, but he has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians isn't known to feature tight ends in his offense, and Gresham isn't an elite talent at the position. He should not be drafted in most formats this year and is only worth streaming in an extremely favorable matchup.
Gresham (ribs) is listed as inactive Sunday in Indianapolis, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Gresham was last seen on the field in Week 1, when he was body slammed by a Lions defender on the Cardinals' last possession of the game. With no practice reps in the meantime, the team will take a cautious approach and hold out the veteran tight end, leaving Troy Niklas (hip), Ifeanyi Momah and Jim Dray to hold down the fort at tight end.
Gresham (ribs) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Gresham was held out of practice all week, suggesting he's actually closer to "doubtful" status. Troy Niklas (hip) is dealing with an injury of his own, but he at least managed limited participation Thursday and Friday. If neither tight end is able to play, the Cardinals will turn to Ifeanyi Momah and Jim Dray. Regardless, the team's passing attack will focus on wideouts and running backs, as has always been the case under Bruce Arians.
Gresham (ribs) didn't practice Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. No one in the Cardinals organization has touched on the severity of Gresham's rib injury, but it was painful enough to hold him out for a second straight session. Fellow tight end Troy Niklas landed on the injury report Thursday with a hip issue, which forced a limited showing. Depending on how their respective situations pan out this week, the offense may have to give third TE Ifeanyi Momah significant run Sunday at Indianapolis.
Gresham (ribs) was held out of practice Wednesday, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. After hurting his ribs late in Sunday's loss at Detroit, Gresham isn't kicking off his Week 2 preparation on a positive note. Fortunately, he has two sessions remaining to make his presence felt. A respite would elevate Troy Niklas and Ifeanyi Momah into regular roles Sunday in Indianapolis, though targets may be difficult to come by.
Gresham injured his ribs during Sunday's loss in Detroit, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Gresham was likely hurt on a veritable body slam during the Cardinals' last touchdown drive of the game, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty. As the team's No. 1 tight end, his loss could cause a ripple effect for the pass protection in Arizona, as the next man up is the oft-injured Troy Niklas. Meanwhile, the only other TE on the 53-man roster is Ifeanyi Momah.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/01||San Francisco 49ers||3||2.00|
|6||10/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||4.00|
|7||10/22||@Los Angeles Rams||13||5.00|
|9||11/05||@San Francisco 49ers||3||2.00|
|13||12/03||Los Angeles Rams||13||5.00|
|16||12/24||New York Giants||27||11.00|
|3 Year Avg||58||39||358||3||19||9.18||53|