Until Ben Koyack finds meaningful playing time this fall, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
Koyack is battling for a roster spot ahead of the 2019 season, Phillip Heiman of the Florida Times-Union reports. Heiman's early roster projection does not include Koyack. Instead, he lists James O'Shaughnessy as the favorite to land the No. 3 role behind offseason addition Geoff Swaim and third-round rookie Josh Oliver. There's plenty of time for Koyack to make his bid for a spot on the 53-man roster, though, and it's not impossible that Jacksonville carries four tight ends into the regular season. In seven games with the Jaguars last year, Koyack logged 111 offensive snaps without seeing a single target in the passing game.
Koyack is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Texans due to a hand injury. Koyack will miss out on his final chance to catch a pass in 2018 if he's unable to retake the field. As long as Koyack remains sidelined, Blake Bell should benefit from a slight uptick in snaps.
Koyack played 18 offensive snaps in Thursday's 30-9 loss at Tennessee. Koyack has seen a similar snap count in each of his four games since signing with the Jaguars last month. The 25-year-old has more or less been splitting reps as the team's No. 2 tight end with Blake Bell, though neither has produced much of note offensively.
Koyack signed with Jacksonville on Monday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Koyack has familiarity with the Jaguars so it's likely he'll be able to mesh with Blake Bortles right away. While he'll likely begin his new tenure behind the likes of James O'Shaughnessy and Blake Bell, there's a chance he can snag the starting tight end spot before season's end. Koyack hauled in 24 receptions for 199 yards and a score with the Jaguars over 2016 and 2017.
The Jaguars and Koyack (undisclosed) came to terms on an injury settlement Saturday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Koyack was set to spend his season on the sidelines before both he and the Jags reached an agreement on an injury settlement. Once his health is up to par he will be free to find a new opportunity.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||Kansas City Chiefs||31||9.56|
|6||10/13||New Orleans Saints||14||6.22|
|8||10/27||New York Jets||6||4.88|
|13||12/01||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.88|
|14||12/08||Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
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|3 Year Avg||10||8||66||0||3||8.25||6|