Scott Chandler Fantasy News

Surgery may end Scott Chandler's career

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 5:07pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Scott Chandler, the tight end for the Bills for several years who spent 2015 in New England, could be done with football after undergoing knee surgery earlier this week.

Chandler was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. He spent 2007 and 2008 with San Diego (though he was on IR for the '08 season) before landing with the Dallas Cowboys in 2009, spending two seasons bouncing back and forth between the practice squads and active rosters of the Cowboys and Giants before ultimately landing with the Buffalo Bills late in the 2010 season.

He wound up spending four more years with the Bills, ultimately catching 181 passes for 2,112 yards and 17 touchdowns during that stint. He then landed with the New England Patriots for the 2015 season, playing No. 2 to Rob Gronkowski for most of the year and filling in for Gronk as the No. 1 tight end when he missed time. He caught 23 passes for 259 yards and four scores.

Fantasy Impact:

Chandler wound up needing knee surgery at the end of the season, though, and according to this Twitter post from his wife, Alissa, that surgery may end his career.

Patriots trade for TE Martellus Bennett

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Chicago Bears are trading tight end Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots for a fourth-round draft pick, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The teams are finalizing a deal, but the Patriots will also receive a sixth-round draft choice in exchange for Bennett, according to sources.

The Patriots have traditionally preferred to run a multiple tight-end offense, which hit its peak in 2011 with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. In 2015, the club thought it had a strong 1-2 punch with Gronkowski and Scott Chandler, who was signed as a free agent, but Chandler didn't pan out after inking a two-year contract worth a maximum value of $5.3 million.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bears found a taker in the Patriots, who have been searching for an athletic tight end to fill the Aaron Hernandez role in the offense. Bennett will play second fiddle to Rob Gronkowski, and will likely trail Julian Edelman and Dion Lewis in targets. Bennett's departure opens the door for starter's snaps for Zachary Miller in Chicago. Miller could post TE1 numbers after coming on strong down the stretch last season.

Patriots cut WR Brandon LaFell and TE Scott Chandler

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:07pm

PFT - [Full Article]

With the new league year starting next week, teams are getting their houses in order by dispatching players who are under contract and out of their plans for monetary or performance reasons.

The Patriots joined that group on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, they have released wide receiver Brandon LaFell and tight end Scott Chandler.

Fantasy Impact:

After a #22 finish in 2014, LaFell struggled to make an impact in 2015, averaging just 4.8 fantasy points (standard) in 11 games. The Patriots will likely look to improve the receiving corps this offseason.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 5:55pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 19.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 15. With Rob Gronkowski healthy, Chandler only holds handcuff value at this point.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Patriots TE Scott Chandler (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. With Rob Gronkowski healthy, Chandler only holds handcuff value at this point.

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