Scott Chandler Fantasy News

E.J. Manuel (knee) full participant at offseason workouts
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:31am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills began their offseason program Tuesday morning, with quarterback EJ Manuel, wide receiver Stevie Johnson, and linebacker Brandon Spikes among those taking part in the voluntary workout.

After missing the final two games of last season with a sprained LCL in his left knee, Manuel underwent knee surgery in January. He took part in the entire portion of Tuesday's workout open to reporters.

Tight end Scott Chandler did not participate in the portion of the workout open to reporters. He worked on a stationary bike and did extra stretching with a member of the training staff.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a good sign for Manuel that the knee is not an issue at this point in the offseason. At best, he looks like a low-end QB2 in the Bills' run-heavy system.

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Bills sign TE Scott Chandler to a two-year deal
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:44pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Free-agent TE Scott Chandler is re-signing a two-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Impact:

Chandler is a fantasy TE2. He has finished in the #13 to #22 range in three consecutive seasons.

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Steve Johnson ruled out for Week 11
Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:27pm

Mike Rodak, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills WR Stevie Johnson is officially out Sunday against the Jets.

Fantasy Impact:

Robert Woods is also out, so this is an opportunity for Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham to see starter's snaps and targets. They are both Sneaky Starts for Week 11 against a Jets defense that is #26 in WR aFPA. Goodwin has cracked the 50-yard mark three times this season and has scored two TDs. TE Scott Chandler should also see a bump in targets.

Monday, November 11, 2013, 2:28pm

buffalobills.com - [Full Article]

Bills head coach Doug Marrone said they have a decision to make on WR Robert Woods, whose ankle injury is a high ankle sprain.

Marrone confirmed it’s a high ankle sprain, and that the ankle is still swollen.

The Bills head coach admitted that Woods has been an important part of the team’s offense this season. Though he hasn’t made a final decision on Woods’ status for Sunday, but said he’s leaning toward sitting him.

Fantasy Impact:

Stevie Johnson may also not play this week leaving the Bills with an awfully slim receiving group of: Marquise Goodwin, T.J. Graham, Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley, who all saw action in Week 10, but combined totaled just six catches. TEs Scott Chandler and Chris Gragg combined for seven catches for 46 yards and a TD. E.J. Manuel's value would also take a hit.

Monday, November 11, 2013, 10:35am

Mike Rodak on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills WR Steve Johnson says he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to play Sunday vs. Jets. Injured right groin yesterday.

Fantasy Impact:

Robert Woods is likely a question mark again this week and didn't play in Week 10. The Bills struggled to throw the ball in a tough matchup against the Steelers. Marquise Goodwin, T.J. Graham, Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley all saw action in Week 10, but combined totaled just six catches. TEs Scott Chandler and Chris Gragg combined for seven catches for 46 yards and a TD. E.J. Manuel's value would also take a hit.

Venon Davis on W3 availability: 'We shall see.'
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 6:21pm

Sacramento Bee - [Full Article]

Vernon Davis said he's waiting for team doctors to give him the go-ahead to play Sunday, which would be the first
game he's ever played against his younger brother, Colts cornerback Vontae Davis.

Vernon Davis, who suffered a left hamstring strain late in Sunday's loss to Seattle, was the only 49er who did not practice Friday. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

The 49ers tight end said he was able to run on a side field while the rest of the team practiced Friday. "I'm feeling pretty good, sore, bruised up, but that comes with the business, comes with the game," he said. " Definitely my focus is on this game. .. We shall see when Sunday comes."

Fantasy Impact:

Our guess is that Davis will play on Sunday, but there are no guarantees, so have a Plan B ready to go. Coby Fleener, Charles Clay, Heath Miller, Kellen Winslow and Scott Chandler all play at the same time or later this week. Fellow 49er (and rookie) Vance McDonald would be another option if Davis can't play.

Monday, July 8, 2013, 9:12am

buffalobills.com - [Full Article]

At 6-3 and 244 pounds with 4.5 speed, TE Chris Gragg, the seventh-round pick out of Arkansas has been an interesting addition to the Bills tight end corps. With Scott Chandler out early on and Lee Smith dealing with an injury, Gragg had an opportunity to earn a lot of reps with the ones and the rookie took advantage.

Gragg has frequented the end zone during practice, as the offense has taken advantage of the athleticism he brings to the tight end position. Gragg’s versatility and athleticism allowed Arkansas to use him in multiple roles (H-back, split out, and lined up tight), and the Bills have similarly done so just as they said they would when Gragg was drafted.

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 7:21am

Buffalo Bills - [Full Article]

The initial concern heading into training camp later this month was whether Bills TE Scott Chandler would even be ready to participate. Coming off of knee surgery in early January Chandler’s initial timetable to return was August with full clearance not happening until possibly the start of the regular season. Fortunately Chandler has had a remarkable recovery with all signs pointing to full participation at St. John Fisher perhaps with just a day off here and there. His expected availability however, leads to another pressing question concerning the offense. How quickly can the tight end be assimilated into a brand new offense?

Buffalo’s offense under coordinator Nathaniel Hackett still has a lot of ground to cover in training camp. The majority of installation was completed in the spring practices, practices in which Chandler was not a participant.

Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:07am

buffalobills.com - [Full Article]

The original hope was that Bills TE Scott Chandler would be full go for the start of the regular season in September, but his remarkable recovery from ACL surgery has him a month ahead of schedule. He’ll be set for the start of training camp. His only concern is being properly conditioned for the speed at which the offense is going to operate.

“My guess I’m not just going to go in there all the way,” Chandler told Buffalobills.com of his participation in camp practices. ”I’m just worried about getting my lungs in shape and my legs. That’s what this next month and a half is for. It’s not vacation. It’s nothing like that. I’m going to be working just as hard as I have been and I’m going to be ready to go.”

Fantasy Impact:

Chandler said the only possible restriction is he’ll be given a rest day every three or four practices as a precaution. We rank Chandler just 27th among our TEs. He was a red zone target when QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was at the helm, but it will remain to be seen if that will continue. Right now, he's just a low-end TE2 option.

Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:01am

Buffalo Bills - [Full Article]

Bills TE Scott Chandler is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the penultimate game of the 2012 season, but five months to the day Chandler was on the practice field following the team’s OTA workout, running routes and catching passes. It’s an encouraging sign for Buffalo’s passing game as Chandler’s production largely flew under the radar.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a very quick recovery for a torn ACL, but it's a great sign that he's running routes.

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 12:39pm

Buffalo Bills - [Full Article]

Bills TE Scott Chandler is having ACL surgery today coming off the Week 16 knee injury he sustained against the Dolphins.

“I’m doing well right now,” Chandler told Murphy. ”I’ve got surgery scheduled for Thursday so I won’t be going along so well after that. But I’m anxious to get it done and get back on the road to recovery and be ready to go next year.”

Chandler said there isn’t anything complicated about his surgery.

“It’s a pretty straightforward ACL from what I understand,” he said. ”You trust that those guys know what they’re doing and I’m going to do everything I can to be ready as soon as I can. The onus is on the guy doing the recovery so I’ll be working hard at it and hopefully be back out there.”

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Scott Chandler placed on IR
Monday, December 24, 2012, 11:34am

Joe Buscaglia on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills TE Scott Chandler to IR. It's fair to say the Bills may pick up a tight end.