He’s been an important cog in the Rams’ offense in the past, particularly in the red zone. The Wisconsin product leads the team in touchdown receptions over the last three years. As is well known, a good receiving tight end can be a kind of security blanket for a young quarterback. The Rams will likely need Kendricks to fill that role this year.
The Rams cut Jared Cook, which leaves Kendricks atop the Rams' depth chart at tight end. He has posted a career 1.03 FP per target, so he should be streamable in 2016. In 18 career games with at least five targets, Kendricks has averaged 3.5 catches for 41 yards and 0.22 TD, which are fringe TE1 numbers.