Kevin Boss Fantasy News

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:54am

ESPN New York - [Full Article]

Giants tight end coach Mike Pope is eager to see what TE Brandon Myers will do in training camp.

He believes the former Raiders tight end could be an option in the vertical game. Myers, who had 79 receptions for 806 yards and four touchdowns last season, was signed to replace Martellus Bennett.

Fantasy Impact:

Myers is an improvement over Kevin Boss, Jake Ballard and Bennett who have been the Giant tight ends since 2008. Myers figures to be a red zone target for quarterback Eli Manning as Giants tight ends have averaged 5 TDs a season. Myers is ranked 12th on our list which makes him a high-end, TE2. His ADP is the 14th round so you should get an opportunity to grab him if you want him.

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Brandon Myers had a sprained shoulder in 2012
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12:07pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

TE Brandon Myers, who signed with the Giants last Sunday, played the entire 2012 season with a sprained shoulder.

"Obviously, (I) had to take a few shots, but it wasn’t only about me, it was about trying to help the Raiders win," Myers said in a phone interview this week. "And that’s what I tried to do."

Topic No. 1: blocking, which Myers said he and TE coach Mike Pope "talked a lot about." Myers admits that part of his game suffered after he sprained the AC joint in his left shoulder in training camp last year, resulting in him managing the injury all season. As he explains, "It’s never fun to go out there and try to block a 300-pound guy with basically one arm."

After rest and rehab in Southern California (no surgery), Myers said he’ll be back to full strength by the time the Giants start their offseason program April 15.

"Obviously, my blocking wasn’t up to par. That’s not an excuse by any means," Myers said. "But we kind of went over some things, (Pope’s) technique that he could teach me to help me out, so I think it will be a good fit."

Fantasy Impact:

Add Myers to the long list of semi-reliable TEs that will be available in the middle or late rounds. He was 9th in standard formats (6th in PPR) in 2012 and is heading to a good situation in New York. In the last five seasons, the top Giants tight end has averaged 2.7-36-.33, which isn't bad considering that we're talking about Kevin Boss (2008-2010), Jake Ballard (2011) and Martellus Bennett (2012). That works out to 5.6 fantasy PPG, which would have equated to #14 TE numbers in 2012. Myers is a better receiver than any of those players and his weakness (only 4 TD catches in 2012) should be offset by Eli Manning's propensity to throw to his tight end in the redzone. Giants TEs have averaged 5.0 TDs per season, so Myers should be able to build on that given his skill set. He looks like an upside TE2 in standard formats and a low-end TE1 in PPR formats.

Giants sign TE Brandon Myers
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 10:56am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

The Giants have a new starting tight end: Brandon Myers, who is coming off a career year with the Raiders.

Myers agreed to sign with the Giants after a visit today, a person with knowledge of the agreement confirmed.

Myers replaces Martellus Bennett, who left for the Bears on the first day of free agency. The 27-year-old had 79 catches for 806 yards and four touchdowns last season with the Raiders. The Giants liked Myers (6-foot-3, 256 pounds) so much, they didn't let him end his visit without agreeing to a deal.

The Giants sounded like they might move forward at tight end with former fourth-round pick Adrien Robinson or a draft pick, but Myers is an intriguing addition to work with quarterback Eli Manning and veteran tight ends coach Mike Pope.

Fantasy Impact:

Add Myers to the long list of semi-reliable TEs that will be available in the middle or late rounds. He was 9th in standard formats (6th in PPR) in 2012 and is heading to a good situation in New York. In the last five seasons, the top Giants tight end has averaged 2.7-36-.33, which isn't bad considering that we're talking about Kevin Boss (2008-2010), Jake Ballard (2011) and Martellus Bennett (2012). That works out to 5.6 fantasy PPG, which would have equated to #14 TE numbers in 2012. Myers is a better receiver than any of those players and his weakness (only 4 TD catches in 2012) should be offset by Eli Manning's propensity to throw to his tight end in the redzone. Giants TEs have averaged 5.0 TDs per season, so Myers should be able to build on that given his skill set. He looks like an upside TE2 in standard formats and a low-end TE1 in PPR formats.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:30pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs released WR Steve Breaston and TE Kevin Boss.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:30pm

The Sporting News - [Full Article]

Another disappointing Chiefs receiver has been tight end Tony Moeaki. He doesn’t look like the same player he was as a rookie in 2010 before he missed all of last season with a torn ACL. Moeaki has consistently been unable to shake coverage. He’s been targeted 20 times but has just 10 catches.

The Chiefs need a reliable receiver in the middle of the field if the passing game is to come alive. The Chiefs miss tight end Kevin Boss, whose season is over as the result of a concussion he suffered in Week 2.

Kevin Boss (concussion) done for season
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 3:58pm

SI.com - [Full Article]

The Chiefs put tight end Kevin Boss on injured reserve with a head injury Wednesday after doctors determined they would not clear him to play the rest of the year.

Fantasy Impact:

Tony Moeaki figures to see most of the snaps at TE going forward.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:10am

Kansas City Star - [Full Article]

Tight end Kevin Boss suffered a head injury when he was tackled after a 29-yard reception.

Boss did not return to the game after he was tackled by Da’Norris Searcy, who was called for unnecessary roughness.

Monday, June 25, 2012, 11:51pm

NBC Bay Area - [Full Article]

Going into this season, however, there’s no one on the Raiders roster who appears primed to become an NFL playmaker at TE.

With the release of last season’s starter, Kevin Boss, the Raiders have a trio of players competing to fill the spot: Brandon Myers, David Ausberry and Richard Gordon.

After the conclusion of the team’s recent minicamp, quarterback Carson Palmer told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Vittorio Tafur that he believes Myers – the most experienced player of the group – will emerge as the starter.

Myers is considered the most all-around talent of the top three, with Gordon perhaps the best blocker and Ausberry – a former wide receiver – a more talented pass-catcher.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 7:06pm

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The Oakland Raiders have released TE Kevin Boss.

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