Tomlinson caught one of two targets for 14 yards in Thursday's 21-17 loss to Cleveland. New York operated without No. 1 tight end Neal Sterling (concussion), but Tomlinson's role didn't change much, as the blocking specialist played 24 of a possible 63 snaps on offense. If he's not stepping up given the Jets' barren depth chart at his position right now, it's safe to say Tomlinson will never be a valuable fantasy commodity.
Tomlinson caught his only target for seven yards in Monday's 48-17, Week 1 win over the Lions. Blocking is Tomlinson's forte, so it's not surprising that he wasn't very heavily involved in the offense. He played 29 of a possible 60 snaps, ranking third among Jets tight ends behind Neal Sterling (40) and rookie Chris Herndon (34).
Tomlinson caught one of two targets for two yards in Thursday's 15-13 preseason loss to Washington. Primarily used as a run blocker, Tomlinson is nearly guaranteed a roster spot in New York. His role isn't very fantasy-friendly, however.
Tomlinson caught eight of 11 targets for 121 yards and one touchdown during the 2017 season. Tomlinson was primarily used as a run blocker during his 14 appearances this season, and with Austin Seferian-Jenkins an unrestricted free agent, it seems pretty likely that the Jets will try to bring the former, a restricted free agent, back. Nevertheless, even if he moves up the depth chart ahead of the 2018 season, there's little reason to believe he'll become a usable asset in most fantasy formats.
Tomlinson (elbow) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Tomlinson, who missed the past two games with an ailing elbow, was a full participant in practice Friday and appears to be good to go moving forward. However, as the No. 2 tight end on a desolate Jets offense, his upside is extremely limited.
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|12||11/25||New England Patriots||27||9.00|
|16||12/23||Green Bay Packers||6||5.00|
|17||12/30||@New England Patriots||27||9.00|
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