Lance Kendricks Fantasy News
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:57pm
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.”
Austin figures to have the most fantasy value of any of the Rams WRs.
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Rams sign TE Jared Cook
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 6:43pm
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, June 29, 2012, 11:57am
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).”
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 12:51pm
New Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer sounds excited about the team’s potential mix at tight end. “I know one thing, Starting with [Lance Kendricks], we really liked Lance back in New York when we looked at him,” Schottenheimer said at the team’s mandatory minicamp. “I think he’s got a chance to be a terrific all-around player."
There was some hype surrounding Kendricks in 2011. As a rookie, he was the #21 TE taken in fantasy drafts, but only mustered 28 catches for 352 yards, and failed to catch a TD. Given the depth at the position, we're not terribly optimistic about his prospects in 2012, but he could surprise if the Rams offense takes a big step forward.
Monday, November 7, 2011, 6:25pm