Stocker (back) logged a limited practice Thursday.
Stocker practiced in part for the second consecutive day after missing the team's Week 13 contest. Along with him, both Austin Hooper (knee) and Jaeden Graham (thigh) were also limited. Depending on which of that trio are available for the team's Week 14 matchup against the Panthers, Stocker could see an uptick in opportunity.
Stocker was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a back injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Stocker joined fellow tight ends Austin Hooper (knee) and Jaeden Graham (thigh) as a limited participants in the session. Given that Stocker didn't practice in any capacity last week before sitting out the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Saints, he's at least seemingly taken a step forward in his recovery. If he's able to play Sunday against the Panthers, Stocker would fill his usual role as a blocking specialist and would have a limited role in the passing game regardless of the availability of Hooper and/or Graham.
Stocker (back) is inactive for Thursday's contest against the Saints, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.
Stocker didn't practice at all during the week, so his absence comes as little surprise. Jaeden Graham will serve as the Falcons' lead tight end.
Stocker (back) is considered questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Saints, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
Stocker was listed as a DNP for every practice during the short week, but the Falcons believe he still has a chance to suit up for the divisional clash. The veteran tight end played 37 percent of offensive snaps in last Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers, though he has little fantasy value with just one target over two games during Austin Hooper's (knee) absence. Stocker's official status will be released 90 minutes before Thursday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff.
Stocker (back) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Stocker has been unable to practice this week, and with a game on Thursday, it isn't looking likely. He'll probably need to get at least a limited practice in Wednesday in order to suit up against the Saints.
Stocker has a back injury and was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated injury report, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Stocker played 37 percent of offensive snaps during the loss to the Buccaneers and failed to catch his lone target, and he apparently sustained the back injury in the contest. Jaeden Graham is currently Atlanta's only healthy tight end since Austin Hooper (knee) is still recovering from an MCL sprain. Stocker will only have a couple days to recover for Thursday's matchup with the Saints.
Stocker and Jaeden Graham will fill in for Austin Hooper (knee) at tight end during Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Stocker and Graham split playing time in the same situation last week, with the former having a slight advantage in snaps (66 percent to 52 percent), while the latter accounted for both of Atlanta's tight-end targets. With 74 receptions in 109 NFL regular-season appearances, Stocker doesn't offer much fantasy appeal even if he's getting more snaps than usual.
Stocker was a full participant in practice Thursday.
Stocker logged limited participation in Wednesday's practice and is trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Assuming he's a go, the 31-year-old is likely to see more playing time than he has all season as Austin Hooper (knee) is expected to be sidelined.
Stocker was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Stocker appears to have sustained a knee injury during Sunday's win over the Saints, during which he played 31 snaps on offense (39 percent) but was not targeted. With Austin Hooper (knee) nursing a sprained MCL and expected to miss some time, Stocker is a candidate to play an expanded role on offense alongside Jaeden Graham if healthy.
Stocker was targeted once but did not record a catch during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Titans.
It appeared the veteran tight end may have been trending toward a peripheral passing-downs role, but his Week 4 involvement suggests that his four catches over Atlanta's preceding two games were a mirage. Stocker fielded at least 30 percent of the Falcons' offensive snaps in each of the team's first three games of the season, but it doesn't so far appear that he will significantly improve upon his career-best marks of 15 receptions, 165 receiving yards and two touchdowns, as he continues to serve mostly as a run and pass-blocking specialist.
Stocker caught three of four targets for a total of 12 receiving yards during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Colts.
The three-catch performance for Stocker marks his greatest output in the category since Week 15 of the 2015 season. For context, that was two teams ago for Stocker, as he was playing for the Buccaneers at the time, and his opponent that day, the Rams, were still playing in St. Louis. He is not likely to get the requisite passing game involvement to be a viable weekly fantasy starter, but if there's any week Stocker has a chance to fall into the end zone it may be in Week 4 against his former team, Tennessee. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has three touchdown passes in each of his past two outings, and the Titans have allowed a tight end touchdown catch in three straight games to begin 2019.
Stocker (foot) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Stocker was limited in practice Wednesday due to a foot issue, but he now appears back to full health. The veteran tight end is set to play his usual depth role behind Austin Hooper during Sunday's tilt against the Colts.
Stocker was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Stocker had just one target in Sunday's win over the Eagles, and it's unclear exactly when he suffered the foot injury. The fact that he was just limited Wednesday indicates that it's likely not anything serious, but he should be considered day-to-day for now.
Stocker gained four yards on his lone target of Sunday's 24-20 win over the Eagles.
Stocker was an interesting offseason pickup given his familiarity with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's scheme, but two targets through two games is somewhat predictable given how many weapons Atlanta has on offense. Despite those weapons, Atlanta has struggled a bit to start the season, the product of five Matt Ryan interceptions to go with five sacks. When Atlanta is humming, Stocker might be able to steal a touchdown or two in the red zone, but it'll be tough getting much going in Week 3 against the Colts.
Stocker did not record a reception during Sunday's 28-12 loss to Minnesota.
The 31-year-old tight end made his debut regular-season appearance for Atlanta on Sunday, and fielded 28 percent of his team's offensive snaps. It will go down in the box score that he received an end-zone target, but it appeared quarterback Matt Ryan may have been attempting to launch the ball out of the back of the end zone and underthrew it, resulting in the second interception of the day for Anthony Harris. Stocker will continue to serve primarily as a blocking reinforcement in two tight-end sets when the Falcons host Philadelphia and its thus far bottom-five pass defense.
Stocker did not play in Thursday's 31-12 preseason win against the Jaguars.
Stocker fielded 15.2 percent of the team's offensive snaps in three preseason appearances but did not record a reception. With Logan Paulsen having been released Friday, Stocker remains well situated to become the Falcons' No. 2 tight end behind 2018 Pro Bowler Austin Hooper. He's projected to serve as more of a blocking reinforcement, while 23-year-old Jaeden Graham may be more of a part-time passing-down specialist if he secures a spot on the 53-man roster.
Stocker signed an undisclosed contract with the Falcons on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Following a slew of injuries in Tennessee, Stocker got a chance to perform, catching 15 of 21 targets for 165 yards and a touchdown in 2018. With his new team, the 30-year-old will likely slot in behind Austin Hooper on the depth chart.
Stocker hauled in one of his two targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.
Stocker briefly exited the game early on, but re-entered and hauled in a 22-yard score late in the third quarter to bring the Titans within seven points. Despite the absence of both Jonnu Smith (knee) and Delanie Walker (ankle), Stocker saw more than two targets on only one occasion throughout the season. Considering that he was unable to emerge as a pass-catching threat among the crowd of mediocrity at the position, there is little fantasy intrigue for Stocker looking ahead to the 2019 season.
Stocker (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Colts, Turron Davenport of ESPN reports.
Stocker was able to leave the field under his own power, so it doesn't seem as if the tight end is dealing with a major injury. MyCole Pruitt should see a heightened role in his absence.
Stocker caught both of his targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Giants.
Stocker caught passes of 15 and 12 yards, both good for first down conversions. With Jonnu Smith (knee) sidelined, Stocker led the team's tight ends with his effort, though the entire passing attack was slowed by game flow and subpar weather conditions. Though Anthony Firkser appeared to be the new lead tight end heading into Sunday's game, Stocker could also be an ongoing beneficiary if the Titans take to the air more in Week 16 against Washington.
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