Scott Chandler Fantasy News

With the signing of Scott Chandler, Rob Gronkowski could see more snaps at receiver

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:16pm

Mass Live - [Full Article]

The tight end position is one of great intrigue as the Patriots enter 2015. Ever since Aaron Hernandez was cut, the Pats have been looking for that No. 2 tight end to pair with Rob Gronkowski.

Scott Chandler isn't a "move" tight end, though. At 6-foot-7, 260 pounds, he's similar to Gronk. He's a massive in-line tight end and a matchup problem for all safeties.

The addition of Chandler could mean more snaps at wide receiver for Gronk. The Pats offense was particularly effective a year ago when both Gronk and Julian Edelman were split together on one side.

Keep an eye on Fred Davis here, too. In the midst of the Deflategate madness, the Pats signed the troubled tight end to a one-year deal. It's a flier, for sure, but Davis is a "move" tight end with plenty of talent and plenty of past off-the-field issues.

Fantasy Impact:

Chandler is no slouch. He produced in spots for the Bills and while he doesn't fit the profile of a typical "move" TE, the Pats could elect to use Gronk in that role while leaving Chandler inside.

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Patriots take a flier on TE Fred Davis

Monday, May 11, 2015, 9:14am

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Former Redskins franchise TE Fred Davis and New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year deal, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis was suspended in 2014 following multiple off-the-field incidents. The Patriots have been aggressive at the tight end position this offseason by signing Scott Chandler and now Davis. It appears the team would like to get back to more of those two-TE sets they ran with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. The 29-year-old Davis has receiving chops -- he caught 59 passes for 796 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games in 2011, and had a 48-509-6 season in 2009.

Patriots sign TE Scott Chandler

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:32am

WEEI - [Full Article]

The Patriots officially signed veteran tight end Scott Chandler on Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Michael Hoomanawanui and Tim Wright are both still under contract, so it's not clear what role Chandler will fill. He's a capable receiver and a decent blocker.

Bills release TE Scott Chandler

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:27pm

Jason La Canfora, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills announce release of TE Scott Chandler as they prepare offer for Miami TE Charles Clay who is on the transition tag.

Fantasy Impact:

Chandler is a decent tight end, but the Bills are looking to upgrade to Clay, who is a better receiver.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Bills TE Scott Chandler (illness) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Bills TE Scott Chandler (illness) was removed from the injury report Thursday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Bills TE Scott Chandler (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 14. Per the Denver Post, Thomas “ran pass routes during the open viewing session, more activity than he had shown earlier in the week.” But there is “no guarantee” that he returns this week, so owners should get a Plan B ready since the Broncos play in the late round of games. Scott Chandler, Tony Moeaki, Anthony Fasano, Vernon Davis, Mychal Rivera, Tim Wright, Brent Celek, Levine Toiolo or either of the Green Bay tight ends play at the same time as (or later than) Thomas.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins: 'You've got to be careful' with a groin injury

Friday, November 7, 2014, 11:22pm

Buffalo News - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who has missed most of this week’s practices with a groin injury, is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

“It’s a groin, and with those you’ve got to be careful, you’ve got to be smart,” Watkins, who hasn’t practiced since leaving Wednesday’s session early, said Friday. “You really don’t know whether you’re right or not, so for me it’s just listen to the trainers and listen to the coaches.”

Coach Doug Marrone said Watkins’ inability to practice for most of the week is cause for concern regarding his availability for Sunday.

“At the end of the day, you’ve got to make a decision,” Marrone said. “If you put a player out there, what you’re saying as a coach is that you feel 110-percent confident where he’s at. And Sammy hasn’t been out here, so I don’t know.”

Fantasy Impact:

It certainly sounds like Watkins is going to sit, but we'll know for sure on Sunday morning. If he's out, it's a big downgrade for Kyle Orton, while Robert Woods, Mike Williams and Scott Chandler should see more work in the passing game.

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:19pm

Buffalo Bills - [Full Article]

There has been steady improvement with each passing day for Bills tight end Scott Chandler since he returned from a groin injury a week ago. On Thursday Chandler was working the middle of the field effectively getting separation and EJ Manuel was finding him.

Chandler pulled in three passes in the practice session during team work. His best came on an early crossing route. Manuel led him with the throw and Chandler rolled up another 15 yards after the catch for a 25-30 yard pass play.

He also caught two more passes in the span of three plays as he was frustrating Pittsburgh’s safeties with his size and strength.

Fantasy Impact:

Chandler is a low-end TE2.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 11:20pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Tuesday night's practice saw the return of Bills tight ends Scott Chandler and Tony Moeaki, as well as wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. None had played in Sunday's preseason game due to injury. Moeaki left practice about halfway through and came back without pads. Word after practice was that Moeaki didn't suffer a new injury and that the team only planned on having him participate in individual drills. Goodwin, meanwhile, was limited in team drills.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 8:48pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bills tight end Scott Chandler (groin) remained out of practice for a second straight day, as did tight end Tony Moeaki (hamstring). Their injuries don't appear to be serious, but it has thinned the position for practices. The key for both players -- Moeaki especially, given his injury history -- will be to stay healthy once the regular season begins.

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 7:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills can't catch a break at tight end.

Already down Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and Chris Gragg (heat-related symptoms), top Bills tight end Scott Chandler left Sunday's practice early with a groin injury. He did not return.

There isn't an immediate prognosis on Chandler's injury. He was the team's leading receiver last season, catching 53 passes for 655 yards.

Monday, June 23, 2014, 11:05am

WGR 550 - [Full Article]

Bills TE Tony Moeaki got a ton of time with the first-team over the three-day minicamp and was relatively impressive. Scott Chandler was the leading receiver on the Bills last year and was excused from the minicamp to tend to a family matter, but will see some stiff competition from Moeaki during training camp. Don’t be shocked to see some two tight-end sets featuring both players, because Chandler has proved to be a consistent target in his own right. Moeaki created a bit of a rapport with E.J. Manuel over the last few days and would likely need a big training camp to unseat Chandler. However, it’s worth monitoring for two reasons. First, the Bills were very much considering using the ninth overall selection on Eric Ebron had they stayed at their selection. And secondly, they’ve been talking up Moeaki since the end of last year. It’s not an outright competition, but keep an eye on this one.

Friday, May 30, 2014, 6:54pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (ankle surgery) and tight end Scott Chandler (knee surgery) saw their first action in team drills of the week. They weren't full participants, but it was a step forward from their participation level Wednesday and Thursday.

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