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March 19, 2021 06:04 PM
Jets' Tyler Kroft: Joining forces with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft is signing a contract with the Jets, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

The former Bills tight end will remain in the AFC East, where he stands to play a depth role with the Jets. Kroft only had a combined 190 receiving yards across two seasons in Buffalo, but he dealt with serious injuries in that span. A full offseason to get healthy could serve him well with his new team.

January 16, 2021 07:04 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Inactive Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's playoff game against the Ravens.

With Kroft inactive again Saturday, Dawson Knox will continue to work as the Bills' top tight end versus the Ravens, with Lee Smith and Reggie Gilliam available as reserve options.

January 10, 2021 01:12 AM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Not facing Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Colts.

After clearing the league's COVID-19 protocols, Kroft will not suit up Saturday. Dawson Knox will continue to serve as the Bills' No. 1 tight end with Lee Smith acting as his backup.

January 4, 2021 12:24 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Quick move off COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft, who was placed on the COVID-19 list Saturday ahead of the Bills' Week 17 finale against the Dolphins, was activated off the list Monday, Dante Lasting of the Bills' official site reports.

Even though he cost a pretty penny in 2019 free agency, Kroft is a clear backup to Dawson Knox these days. However, he'll now be a depth option ahead of Saturday's playoff opener against the Colts.

January 2, 2021 04:36 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Heads to COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play in the regular-season finale against the Dolphins, the Bills' official site reports.

While Kroft did suit up Monday against the Patriots, he's a clear reserve behind Dawson Knox and is often a healthy scratch these days, so this development doesn't change the fantasy landscape unless any of Kroft's teammates are deemed close contacts.

December 19, 2020 03:24 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Inactive again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft (healthy scratch) is inactive for Saturday's game in Denver.

Kroft has been a healthy scratch in four straight games since rejoining the active roster from the COVID-19 list. In his stead, Lee Smith will serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Dawson Knox.

December 13, 2020 11:56 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Out again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Steelers.

Since he sat out Week 10 due to being on the reserve/COVID-19 list as a high-risk close contact, Kroft has been a healthy scratch for the three contests in which he's been back on the active roster. The Bills will go with Dawson Knox and Lee Smith at tight end Week 14.

December 7, 2020 06:56 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Not facing 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft is inactive (coach's decision) for Monday's game against the 49ers.

Since going on the reserve/COVID-19 list between Nov. 14 and Nov. 19, the 28-year-old has been unable to re-establish himself in the lineup for Buffalo. He suited up for the Bills' first nine games of 2020 (with four starts), collecting 12 receptions, 119 yards and three receiving scores. Buffalo selected Dawson Knox and Lee Smith as its only active tight ends for Monday night.

November 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Healthy scratch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

The 27-year-old was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list during Buffalo's bye last week, but he's a healthy scratch for Week 12. It's a surprising development as Kroft has operated as the team's secondary tight end all season when healthy. Lee Smith is the only other available tight end behind starter Dawson Knox.

November 19, 2020 02:08 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Cleared to return from COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bills activated Kroft from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Kroft ended up sitting out last week's loss to the Cardinals after being placed on the list Saturday due to being a close contact of cornerback Josh Norman, who tested positive for COVID-19. The tight end has since cleared all health-related protocols, so he'll be good to go when the Bills come out of their Week 11 bye. Expect Kroft to resume splitting work at his position with starter Dawson Knox.

November 14, 2020 02:40 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Placed on reserve/COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft will not play in Sunday's contest against the Cardinals due to close contact with teammate Josh Norman, who has tested positive for COVID-19, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Kroft was expected to take on his usual role backing up Dawson Knox at tight end. As a result of this move, Lee Smith or Reggie Gilliam will likely replace him in that role. The Bills have a Week 11 bye, so Kroft's next chance to suit up will come Week 12 versus the Chargers.

November 4, 2020 02:40 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: One target in Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Patriots.

Kroft didn't see much volume as Buffalo went run-heavy on a windy day -- quarterback Josh Allen threw only 18 passes, and half of those went to Stefon Diggs. With fellow tight end Dawson Knox (illness/calf) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Kroft should continue to see the majority of playing time at tight end against the porous Seahawks secondary in Week 9.

October 27, 2020 01:44 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Best game of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft caught all four of his targets for 64 yards in Sunday's win at the Jets.

Kroft was thrust into a bigger-than-usual role when a COVID-19 issue swept through the Bills tight end room late last week -- the only reason he wasn't caught up in the virus scare was because he took a personal day to be with his newborn child. The new papa saw a season-high snap share of 78 percent and tied his season high in catches. While that's all a nice story, Kroft will revert back to his No. 2 role once starter Dawson Knox (calf) gets back at it.

October 24, 2020 03:32 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Abruptly forced into major role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft is the only true tight end currently allowed to suit up for Sunday's game against the Jets after multiple Bills tight ends were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, according to the team's official press release.

It's a unique situation as Kroft might be forced to play the entirety of Sunday's game with Dawson Knox, Tommy Sweeney, Lee Smith and practice squad tight end Nate Becker all placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Knox and Sweeney were not going to play anyway due to injury.) Kroft, who was attending the birth of his first child earlier in the week, was not in close proximity to Knox and therefore joins TE/FB Reggie Gilliam as the only Bills tight ends eligible to play Sunday.

October 24, 2020 06:00 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Second straight start on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft is expected to serve as the Bills' top tight end Sunday against the Jets with Dawson Knox (calf) ruled out for the contest.

While Knox was sidelined for Weeks 3 and 6, Kroft played 74 of a possible 108 offensive snaps (68.5 percent) between the contests, producing five receptions for 31 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets. Kroft's 6-foot-6, 252-pound frame makes him an ideal target in the red zone, but even when guaranteed ample snaps, his fantasy floor remains fairly low if he's unable to find the end zone in a given week.

October 22, 2020 01:44 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Low influence in offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft caught one of two targets for seven yards in Monday's 26-17 loss to the Chiefs.

Kroft played 57 percent of the offensive snaps -- his second-highest share of the season -- with top tight end Dawson Knox out with a calf injury. The increased reps didn't translate into production, however, as Kroft was held to one or zero receptions for the fifth time in six games this season. Knox seems like a decent bet to sit out one more game, so perhaps Kroft can turn the temporary starting role into a touchdown; he previously had two scores in Week 3.

September 28, 2020 02:04 AM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Finds pay dirt twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft caught four of five targets for 24 yards and two scores during Sunday's win over the Rams.

Kroft's second TD was one of the bigger ones in recent memory for the Buffalo franchise, as the 3-0 Bills prevented a huge meltdown against the Rams by coming back -- after blowing a 25-point lead -- to retake the lead via a nice three-yard touch pass from Josh Allen to Kroft with 15 seconds remaining. Kroft's value is truly tied to the status of starter Dawson Knox, who missed Sunday's game due to a concussion.

September 25, 2020 03:40 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Set for Week 3 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft will serve as Buffalo's top tight end Sunday against the Rams with usual starter Dawson Knox (concussion) ruled out, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

Kroft peaked in 2017 with 42 catches for 404 yards and seven touchdowns as a member of the Bengals. He only has six catches in 13 games since joining the Bills at the start of the 2019 season, however, so Kroft is unlikely to be a major part of the game plan. Still, his history of success in the red zone gives the 27-year-old tight end some appeal as a touchdown-dependent flier in deeper formats.

September 22, 2020 12:24 AM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Empty stat line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft did not receive a target for the second straight week during Sunday's win over Miami.

Kroft has been a bust free-agent signing for the team since he came over from Cincinnati prior to the 2019 season, at least in terms of offensive production, as he's only caught more than one pass in a game a single time in 14 games as a Bill (including the postseason). If we're looking for good news, Kroft did see action on 31 offensive snaps, up from just four in Week 1. That's because starter Dawson Knox left the game with a concussion. If Knox can't get through the protocol in time for the Week 3 contest against the Rams, Kroft would be in line for more offensive snaps once again.

September 1, 2020 04:32 PM
Bills' Tyler Kroft: Returns from foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft is back at practice Tuesday after missing Monday's session due to a foot injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Kroft had his foot stepped on Sunday, but fortunately for him and the Bills, it wasn't anything structural or related to his past foot problems. He'll resume his quest to try earning as much playing time as he can get in a tight end corps that will probably be led by second-year man Dawson Knox.

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