Lance Kendricks Fantasy News

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) took limited practice reps Thursday. Davis may be able to play, but the Monday night kickoff makes for a dicey situation for fantasy owners. Jared Cook would be a quality Plan B. Even Lance Kendricks would work as a (uninspiring) fallback option.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

At receiver, the Rams listed starters are Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin. Brian Quick is listed behind Britt but it's safe to expect that duo to be on the field together regularly with Austin in the slot. The Rams also list two starters at tight end with Jared Cook and Lance Kendricks on the top line.

Fantasy Impact:

Britt, Quick and Austin have all been available in the later rounds due to the uncertainty of how targets and snaps will be distributed. This is not going to be a great pass offense, but Shaun Hill is capable and at least one of these receivers will be fantasy relevant in 2014.

Sam Bradford sharp in comeback

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:06pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Returning from an offseason of rehabbing a torn left ACL, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford made his preseason debut Saturday afternoon at Edward Jones Dome against the Packers.

Notably taking his first in-game snap in exactly 300 days, Bradford piloted two drives, one in which was capped by a 11-yard strike in traffic to tight end Lance Kendricks for a score.

Bradford’s second series began when he stood tall in the pocket and rifled a pass for a 41-yard, catch-and-run completion to wide receiver Brian Quick.

Later in the drive, rookie offensive tackle Greg Robinson was outmuscled by a Julius Peppers’ bull rush move. Peppers drilled Bradford’s backside, but the fifth-year quarterback popped right up.

Sporting a clunky left knee brace, Bradford showed comfort operating in the pocket. He finished completing 9 of 12 passes for 101 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

The article called Bradford 'sharp' and said it was an encouraging sign for him heading into next week's game. Looks like it's all systems go for Bradford to start Week 1 for the Rams. He's ranked 25th and likely won't get drafted but could prove to be a nice committee QB if he continues to look good in his return.

Friday, November 8, 2013, 6:21pm

Rams TE Lance Kendricks (hand, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 10.

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:19pm

Rams TE Lance Kendricks (hand) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:57pm

Rams TE Lance Kendricks (hand) did not practice Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 6:32pm

Jim Thomas on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams TE Lance Kendricks passes physicals and removed from Rams active PUP list.

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:45pm

STL Today - [Full Article]

Rams TE Lance Kendricks could miss a couple of preseason games, meaning it may be three weeks or so before he’s on the field.

Fantasy Impact:

This gives Jared Cook an opportunity to get as many reps as he can handle.

Vernon Davis won't morph into a full-time wideout

Monday, July 1, 2013, 10:25am

National Football Post - [Full Article]

There’s no doubt that San Francisco coaches are concerned about the absence of wide receiver Michael Crabtree (Achilles) from the passing game. But the suggestion that the 49ers are considering moving Vernon Davis full-time to wide receiver, based on his extensive “reps” at the position in recent sessions, are overblown, the 49ers tell NFP. There are some new wrinkles planned for Davis, who can stretch the field like few tight ends and who possesses unique abilities, but he won’t morph into a full-time wideout. The coaches note that, while it took Colin Kaepernick a while to develop the same chemistry that Alex Smith had with the tight end – Davis had 29 receptions (and 41 targets) in the nine games Smith started and just a dozen receptions (and 20 targets) in Kaepernick’s seven regular-season starts – the two hooked up 11 times in San Francisco’s final two playoff games. Although the Kaepernick-Davis tandem connected only six times in the last six regular-season outings, Davis was targeted 14 times in the NFC championship game and the Super Bowl. And he had over 100 yards in both those contests.

Fantasy Impact:

Still, it's nice to hear that the team has installed new "wrinkles" for Davis. The article is right about his strong finish. His 3.8 targets per game during the regular season ranked 29th in the league below guys like Anthony Fasano, Rob Housler and Lance Kendricks. Davis was 9th in that category in 2010 and 10th in 2011, so the 49ers should get Davis more involved in 2013. He followed up a 6-106-1 line against the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game with 8-104 in the Super Bowl. When he saw 6+ targets in 2012, he averaged 5.3-88-.83. Those are Gronk-type numbers.

Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:09am

Howard Balzer, Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams TE Lance Kendricks not in OTAs. Had right knee scoped after swelling last month. WR Brian Quick sat out today; tight hamstring.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:57pm

STL Today - [Full Article]

At the moment, Rams WRs Brian Quick and Chris Givens project as the starting outside receivers, with Tavon Austin in the slot. The Rams could pair those three up in two tight end sets with Jared Cook and Lance Kendricks in what would be an empty backfield. Three- and four-receiver sets figure to see more use at the Edward Jones Dome than they have since the days of Mike Martz.

Cook alone could line up on the line, in the backfield, in the slot and out wide.

As for Austin, the possibilities are just as numerous. When asked Thursday if Austin will line up in the backfield as a ball-carrier, HC Jeff Fisher smiled and said: “Maybe. We’ll see.”

Actually, Austin let the cat out of the playbook earlier that night while on a conference call with St. Louis reporters.

“They showed me all the positions that I did when I played for Coach (Dana) Holgorsen,” Austin said, referring to the West Virginia head coach. “They’re going to use me in the backfield. Coach Fisher talked to me about special teams, and I’m definitely a slot receiver. So, they definitely have a plan for me.”

Fantasy Impact:

Austin figures to have the most fantasy value of any of the Rams WRs.

Rams sign TE Jared Cook

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 6:43pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Former Titans TE Jared Cook reached agreement with the Rams.

Fantasy Impact:

There was some talk that he could be headed to Miami, but Cook instead re-joins his old coach (Jeff Fisher) in St. Louis. It's a nice add for the Rams, though Cook has been spotty throughout his career. He's still a fantasy TE2, but we like Sam Bradford a bit more as a QB2. Lance Kendricks' already limited value takes a big hit.

Friday, November 23, 2012, 6:47pm

Rams TE Lance Kendricks (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 12.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:16pm

Rams TE Lance Kendricks (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, June 29, 2012, 11:57am

St. Louis Rams - [Full Article]

Early indications from the Rams' Organized Team Activities and minicamps are that TE Lance Kendricks figures prominently in OC Brian Schottenheimer’s offense. The Rams are carrying nine tight ends on the roster right now, a clear indication of the position’s importance within the scheme.

“I know one thing, I think starting with Lance, we really liked Lance back in New York when we looked at him,” Schottenheimer said. “I think he’s got a chance to be a terrific all around player. Then we are complementing him with guys that can do some stuff in the running game, also some matchup (stuff).”