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88 Dawson Knox TE

Buffalo Bills

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10%6%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
51015615.616

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October 9, 2019 12:08 AM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Slow Week 5 outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox caught just two of five targets for 12 yards in Sunday's win at Tennessee.

While Knox saw a season-high 72 percent of the offensive snaps and still doesn't have to compete with starter Tyler Kroft (ankle) for looks, the game flow just didn't go his way in what was a low-scoring battle between two close-to-the-vest teams. Knox has emerged as Josh Allen's third favorite target in the passing game behind John Brown and Cole Beasley, but with a bye on tap and Kroft seemingly set to return at some point, the rookie's production could take a hit in future weeks.

October 4, 2019 05:56 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Kroft out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox is set to serve as the Bills' top pass-catching tight end for another game with teammate Tyler Kroft (ankle) ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Titans.

Knox has really been making his mark in Kroft's absence, taking over the top spot on the depth chart and catching three balls each of the last two weeks, including his first NFL touchdown in Week 3. The rookie was on the field for a season-high 65 percent of the offensive plays last week against the Patriots. Expect a similar workload this week with a handful of targets.

September 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Makes most of limited targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox caught all three of his targets for 58 yards during Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Working as the starter in the absence of No. 1 tight end Tyler Kroft (ankle), Knox made a dent in the passing game for a second straight week. Watching the rookie run after the catch, it's easy to see why the Bills plucked a guy with his talent in the third round -- his 18.0 YPC on eight catches is way up there for a tight end. If Kroft (ankle) has to sit for another week or two, Knox becomes a viable sneaky option for those in deeper leagues dealing with bye weeks.

September 27, 2019 06:28 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Kroft unlikely for Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox's teammate Tyler Kroft (ankle) did not practice again Friday and is unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

That will make Knox the starter yet again following a week where he posted a 3-67-1 line, including a huge Shockey-like play where he trucked over a couple of Bengals on the Bills' finale and go-ahead touchdown drive. Keep in mind Knox only has 10 targets through three games, so while his rookie season is progressing nicely, there will still be weeks where he puts up low production. Plus, he could take a back seat to Kroft if the veteran ever gets fully healthy.

September 23, 2019 01:48 AM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Has breakout game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox caught three of four targets for 67 yards and a touchdown while adding a nine-yard rush in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Bengals.

The rookie third-rounder delivered a breakout performance after seeing limited action in his first two games. Knox opened the scoring with a one-yard touchdown catch and got most of his yardage on a 49-yard reception. The promising young tight end will look to build on this performance when the Patriots pay a visit in Week 4, though once starter Tyler Kroft (foot/ankle) returns Knox may see his snap count reduced.

September 16, 2019 12:32 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Modest part of plan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox saw the field for 41 offensive snaps during Sunday's win over the Giants, catching just one of four targets for 18 yards.

Knox earned some praise as a blocker on a few key plays, but he made a few rookie mistakes as well. One bright spot is that he saw the field much more than fellow pass-catching tight end Tommy Sweeney (21 snaps), though both players will be pushed further down the pecking order when starter Tyler Kroft returns from his broken foot, which should happen soon.

September 9, 2019 12:08 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Quiet pro debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox was targeted twice in Sunday's win over the Jets, catching one pass for one yard.

Knox played 55 percent of the offensive snaps to Lee Smith's 39 percent and Tommy Sweeney's 33 percent, though Sweeney outproduced him with two catches for 35 yards. Knox had a good summer leading into his first NFL campaign, but a late hamstring injury really set him back. With Tyler Kroft (broken foot) about to re-enter the fray in a week or two, Knox has probably missed his window for fantasy production as a rookie, unless injuries strike the group later in the season.

September 8, 2019 01:04 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Meaningful role in debut?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox's teammate Tyler Kroft is inactive for Sunday's opener against the Jets as he continues to recover from a broken foot.

Knox isn't the clear-cut substitute starter given his rookie status and own issues coming back from a recent hamstring injury. Fellow rookie Tommy Sweeney could also see a more important role Sunday with Kroft out, while Lee Smith is really only a glorified blocker. That all said, Knox could see a few looks in the passing game -- not enough to make him a fantasy play just yet, but enough to monitor how he does with the opportunity.

August 23, 2019 07:24 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Set to make NFL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox is in uniform and warming up for Friday's preseason game game against the Lions, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Knox has recovered from a hamstring injury and is set to make his NFL debut. Buffalo is barren at the tight end position behind the injured Tyler Kroft (foot), so the rookie third-rounder could play himself into a big role right away if he impresses early.

August 21, 2019 10:24 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Gearing up for Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (hamstring) is on track to play in Friday's preseason game against Detroit, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

The Bills want to see how the rookie tight end responds to Wednesday's practice before they make a decision on his status. Knox resumed working out last week and returned to practice Monday. He's competing for snaps against Lee Smith, Jason Croom (hamstring) and fellow rookie Tommy Sweeney, while Tyler Kroft (foot) is in danger of remaining on the PUP list to begin the regular season.

August 20, 2019 12:00 AM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Resumes practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (hamstring) has returned to practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Jason Croom (hamstring) was also spotted at Monday's practice, per Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News, while Tyler Kroft (foot) did not see work in the session. Given that Kroft's early season status/workload are still up in the air, there's an opportunity for Knox to see a pass-catching role in the Bills offense out of the gate.

August 16, 2019 07:00 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Ramping up workload
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox (hamstring) put in a workout Friday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Knox ran routes Friday and worked with the strength and conditioning staff. The third-year pro has yet to fully practice since suffering a hamstring injury late July, so his limited participation is a step in the right direction. The rookie third-round pick could be in line for key snaps when healthy while Tyler Kroft (foot) remains sidelined.

August 9, 2019 03:52 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Still not ready for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Sean McDermott said Knox (hamstring) is "getting better," but he's not yet ready to practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Knox picked up a hamstring injury in late July, becoming the third Bills tight end to be affected by a health concern. While Tyler Kroft also remains sidelined due to a broken foot, Jason Croom (hamstring) was able to return to practice Friday. McDermott noted that Knox is a bit behind Croom in his recovery, so the rookie third-rounder may be back on the field in the near future.

August 6, 2019 01:00 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Lingering hamstring issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox remains out with a hamstring injury with no firm timetable for a return, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Coach Sean McDermott at least sounded optimistic the injury was improving, but it's starting to be quite costly for the rookie third-rounder. Knox had been seeing first-team reps due to starter Tyler Kroft being out with a broken foot, but most of that pass-catching work has been going to fellow rookie Tommy Sweeney since Knox went down at the end of July.

August 1, 2019 12:12 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Misses Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox remains out with a hamstring injury, The Buffalo News reports.

A week ago, starter Tyler Kroft seemed nowhere close to returning from a broken foot while the rookie Knox was seeing almost exclusive first-team reps. Now, he's missed practice since Sunday and valuable time to be learning the pro game, while the Kroft news seems to be a bit brighter. We'll see if Knox can get back soon and pick up where he left off prior to the injury.

July 28, 2019 12:24 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Hamstring issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox did not practice Sunday due to a hamstring injury, The Buffalo News reports.

With presumed starter Tyler Kroft nowhere near a return from a broken foot and Lee Smith predominantly a blocker, Knox appears to be the current leader for Week 1 fantasy production. As a rookie, however, he needs to be practicing as much as possible, so we'll see if this is minor when the Bills return to practice Tuesday.

July 25, 2019 08:04 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Making most of opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox took every snap but one with the first-team offense during Thursday's opening day of training camp, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.

Starter Tyler Kroft remains out with a broken foot and is a true question mark for Week 1 of the regular season, so for now Knox -- a rookie third-rounder from Ole Miss -- looks like the best healthy fantasy option. We'll see if he can hold off Jason Croom and fellow rookie Tommy Sweeney, all while keeping an eye on Kroft's health. Dawson has good size at 6-foot-4, 254 and Josh Allen has been raving about his football smarts, though keep in mind he's a rookie in an offense with several more experienced options, and surprisingly never caught a TD reception in college.

July 6, 2019 05:48 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: In contention for No. 1 role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox is in contention for the starting TE spot to begin Week 1, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

After Tyler Kroft re-broke his right foot during May OTAs, Knox became the leading candidate to begin the season as the Bills' starting tight end, while unheralded prospects such as Jason Croom and Tommy Sweeney, as well as veteran Lee Smith, are also in contention for the role. While Carucci noted Knox has looked impressive at times during spring practices, the 2019 third-round pick would need to improve at a significant rate in order to hold off Kroft for the entire season, even if the latter does eventually get placed on the PUP list to begin the 2019 campaign.

June 15, 2019 03:04 AM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Signed and sealed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox, a third-round rookie, signed his rookie contract with the Bills on Friday, The Buffalo News reports.

It's rare that a guy who never caught a college touchdown pass would draw up any fantasy interest, but Knox has a legit chance to be the Week 1 starter. Favorite Tyler Kroft will be out for a stretch with a broken foot, while Lee Smith is more of a blocker and Jason Croom continues to be bogged down by a hamstring injury. Knox has taken advantage of the extra reps during spring work and has shown true hands. Meanwhile, the Bills have now signed all eight of their 2019 draft picks.

June 1, 2019 05:00 PM
Bills' Dawson Knox: Impressing early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knox, a third-round rookie from Ole Miss, has shown good speed and athleticism throughout OTAs, John Murphy of the Bills' official site reports.

With Tyler Kroft out with a significant foot injury, Knox may be the best fantasy TE threat the Bills have to offer to start the season, though that might not be saying much given that the team is more geared toward running the football and has four capable receivers plus LeSean McCoy to feed in the passing game. If Kroft isn't ready for Week 1, it looks like it'll be between Knox and Jason Croom for the pass-catching TE role, with veteran Lee Smith more geared toward blocking assignments. However, given Knox's hands, athleticism and knack for overachieving, the rookie might be worth keeping an eye on for the long term.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/8/19NYJ1110
29/15/19NYG118180
39/22/19CIN367491
49/29/19NE358210
510/6/19TEN21270
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
710/20/19MIA1:00 pm
810/27/19PHI1:00 pm
911/3/19WAS1:00 pm
1011/10/19@ CLE1:00 pm
1111/17/19@ MIA1:00 pm
1211/24/19DEN1:00 pm
1311/28/19@ DAL4:30 pm
1412/8/19BAL1:00 pm
1512/15/19@ PIT1:00 pm
1612/22/19@ NE
1712/29/19NYJ1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2019Buffalo Bills521015615.6491216
TOTAL521015615.6491216
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2019Buffalo Bills52199.09001
TOTAL52199.09001
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/254
Birthdate:
11/14/1996
Age:
22
Hometown:
Brentwood, TN, USA
School:
Ole Miss
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: