NFL Player News

  • Jack Doyle TE | IND

    Colts' Jack Doyle: Scores and fumbles versus Titans

    Doyle caught seven of 11 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown, but also lost a fumble in Monday night's 36-22 loss to the Titans.

    Doyle overcame a concussion to be cleared to return for Monday's contest. Not only did he lead the Colts in receptions and targets, but Doyle scored the team's lone offensive touchdown with an eight-yard catch to start the second quarter. That being said, a fumble added a sour note to his night, as he's now coughed the ball up in two of his last three appearances.

  • Vernon Davis TE | WAS

    Redskins' Vernon Davis: Three receptions in win

    Davis recorded three receptions on four targets for 65 yards in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

    Davis had a controversial fumble late in the third quarter which set up a Carlos Hyde touchdown but the veteran made up for his mistake later in the game - recording a 51-yard reception that put Washington in the red zone. With Jordan Reed continuing to see more reps as he returns to full health, Davis figures to see a drop in production, but the veteran still manages to make a big play almost every week.

  • Jake Butt TE | DEN

    Broncos' Jake Butt: Set to practice Wednesday

    Head coach Vance Joseph said Butt (knee) will return to practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

    Butt, who remains on the reserve/non-football injury list, became eligible to return to practice Monday. The Broncos now have three weeks to add him to the active roster or else the rookie tight end will move to injured reserve.

  • David Njoku TE | CLE

    Browns' David Njoku: Silent versus Texans

    Njoku gained zero yards on two receptions (five targets) during Sunday's 33-17 loss to Houston.

    The Texans completely shut down Njoku, as the rookie tight end failed to gain a single yard, despite hauling in a couple of catches. Njoku has three touchdowns in six games, but the former Miami Hurricane is still losing snaps to Seth DeValve, who caught his first touchdown of the year Sunday. Until Njoku begins to dominate the snap count, he's only worth a stash in deeper leagues.

  • Eric Ebron TE | DET

    Lions' Eric Ebron: Quiet in Week 6

    Ebron caught one of three targets for nine yards during Sunday's 52-38 loss to the Saints.

    Ebron, who saw less playing time and earned fewer targets than teammate Darren Fells for the third week in a row, hasn't really made any noise in the fantasy realm since his Week 2 performance against the Giants, who've been among the worst teams at defending tight ends all season. Meanwhile, Fells has become increasingly effective as a pass catcher in addition to already being fantastic at blocking, making it seem unlikely this situation takes a turn in Ebron's favor anytime soon. Especially with the Lions' bye coming up in Week 7, it's hard to justify rostering Ebron in most formats.

  • Darren Fells TE | DET

    Lions' Darren Fells: Finds paydirt yet again

    Fells caught two of four passes for 26 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 52-38 loss to the Saints.

    Fells saw more playing time and more attention in the passing game than teammate Eric Ebron for the third week in a row, making it increasingly clear that the former is the Detroit tight end to own for fantasy purposes. If Golden Tate (shoulder) is forced to miss any time, Fells could see even more work in the short-to-intermediate range than he has been of late. However, that sentiment could change if Tate makes a speedy recovery during the team's bye in Week 7.

  • Dwayne Allen TE | NE

    Patriots' Dwayne Allen: Logs six snaps Sunday

    Allen was on the field for six of a possible 68 snaps on offense in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

    After logging a season-high 50 snaps (out of a possible 74) with Rob Gronkowski out in Week 5, Allen reverted to a reserve role Sunday. In any case, Allen has yet to catch a pass this season, thus putting him well off the fantasy radar as long as Gronkowski is healthy.

  • Austin Hooper TE | ATL

    Falcons' Austin Hooper: Logs 91 percent snap share

    Hooper played 91 percent of the Falcons' offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Dolphins, ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure reports.

    Hooper's snap share fell between 70 and 80 percent in each of Atlanta's first four games. The uptick doesn't seem related to Mohamed Sanu's absence with a hamstring injury, as Hooper's extra work came at the expense of No. 2 tight end Levine Toilolo, who logged just 15 snaps after handling 29, 28, 35 and 29 in the previous games. Hooper established new career-high marks with seven catches and nine targets, but he only managed 48 yards and was held to a long gain of 11. He could get a comparable snap share Week 7 against New England, even if Sanu is ready to return.

  • Saints' Michael Hoomanawanui: Touchdown grab in Week 6

    Hoomanawanui caught two passes on three targets for 27 yards, including a two-yard touchdown reception, in Sunday's 52-38 win against the Lions.

    Hoomanawanui has seen his playing time steadily increase over the last few weeks -- he played 41 of 71 offensive snaps in Week 6 -- but the veteran tight end is still primarily a blocking specialist. With only four catches on the season, Hoomanawaui can be left on the waiver wire in almost all fantasy leagues.

  • Coby Fleener TE | NO

    Saints' Coby Fleener: Plays just 18 snaps

    Fleener failed to record a catch on just one target in Sunday's 52-38 win against the Lions.

    With the Saints leaning heavily on the running game, Fleener was limited to just 18 offensive snaps (25 percent). Meanwhile, Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanawanui -- both of whom are superior blockers -- played 48 and 41 snaps, respectively. It was a strange game, and the Saints are unlikely to be nursing frequent 30-point leads, but it's become clear that even in a best-case scenario, Fleener is a part-time player in the Saints offense. He can safely be left on the waiver wire in most leagues.