Brandon Myers Fantasy News

Buccaneers sign TE Brandon Myers to a two-year deal
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:45pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Former Giants TE Brandon Myers reached agreement on a 2-year, $4 million deal with Bucs, per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

New HC Lovie Smith said that he wanted to upgrade at TE from converted wideout Tim Wright. Apparently, Myers is that upgrade. He could start for the Buccaneers, but isn't much of a fantasy option at this point. Wright's value takes a big hit.

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Jordan Reed has setback, OUT for SNF
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 7:09pm

Washington Inactives
Rex Grossman QB
Jordan Reed TE
Darrel Young RB
Brandon Jenkins LB
Josh Laribeus OL
Niles Paul TE
Chase Minnifield DB

Fantasy Impact:

Jordan Reed was cleared to play tonight, but suffered a setback with concussion symptoms prior to the game. Logan Paulsen is the best backup option for Washington. Brandon Myers and Zach Miller are other options that should be available for desperate owners.

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8:27pm

Newark Star-Ledger - [Full Article]

Brandon Myers was supposed to take the baton and run with it. The Giants have had a revolving door at tight end over the past several seasons but the production has never dropped off.

Until now.

Myers, who had 79 catches for 806 yards and four touchdowns last season in Oakland, has just 23 receptions for 265 yards and one touchdown in eight games this season.

Thus far, Myers is most remembered for failing to come down with a slightly high Eli Manning pass on the Giants' potential game-winning drive with 1:54 left to play in a 27-21 loss at Chicago. It's debatable who was at fault.

Fantasy Impact:

Myers was thought to be a perfect fit for the Giants and QB Eli Manning, but so far that hasn't been the case. According to the story, the fifth-year pro has struggled with his blocking – that’s not his game – and to get on the same page with quarterback Eli Manning. In the Giants’ passing game, the tight end runs a lot of options routes in which they alter their pattern depending on what the defense does. Both he and the quarterback must see the same thing and adjust.

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Monday, September 16, 2013, 8:38am

Newark Star-Ledger - [Full Article]

Giants TE Brandon Myers admittedly had a rough night.

He sustained a possible rib injury after one vicious hit and was tested for a concussion after the other.

After the game, he received X-Rays on the ribs and will likely receive a follow-up MRI on Monday.

Friday, August 30, 2013, 6:34pm

Ralph Vacchiano, Twitter - [Full Article]

Giants WR Victor Cruz (foot) is unsure if he'll practice on Monday. But is he going to play on opening night? "In my mind, I am," he said.

Fantasy Impact:

Hopefully Cruz isn't only starting in his mind. Rueben Randle and Hakeem Nicks would both get a bump if Cruz can't play, along with TE Brandon Myers.

Brandon Myers the "perfect fit" for Eli Manning
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:23am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Giants TE Brandon Myers seems to be the perfect fit for Eli Manning. The two have been connecting on some long passes, but during the goal line drill it's easy to see the understanding they've developed already.

Fantasy Impact:

Myers showed great hands while in Oakland last year and looks to be a good addition to the Giants offense. He will hold TE2 (and perhaps fringe TE1 value in PPR formats) given Manning's propensity to throw to the TE around the goal line.

Monday, July 29, 2013, 10:00am

Oakland Tribune - [Full Article]

Raiders TE David Ausberry is one of a handful of players vying for the starting spot created by the departure of TE Brandon Myers.

Ausberry and TE Richard Gordon are the returning tight ends from last year’s team. Therefore, it’s logical to assume that they have an edge over a cast of other hopefuls.

Fantasy Impact:

The other cast of hopefuls include: Nick Kasa and Mychal Rivera, as well as Brian Leonhardt and Jeron Mastrud. We like Ausberry to win the job too, but rank him as just a TE3 at this point. Ausberry has looked good early in camp though.

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.

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.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

This is a solid class of free agents in free agency, so it will be intriguing to see what TE Brandon Myers can fetch on the open market. He is one of Oakland’s priority free agents and the Raiders will likely try to keep him. Oakland doesn’t have any other proven tight ends and with a roster that is lacking in overall talent and has other needs, keeping Myers may be paramount.

Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. thinks Myers is a fit for Oakland’s new offense under coordinator Greg Olson, and that Myers simply wasn’t just a beneficiary of Greg Knapp’s West Coast offense.

“Myers certainly understands when to sit it down versus zone coverage and runs sharp enough routes to get open versus man as well,” Williamson said. “Oakland’s receivers have a lot of talent, but are just so erratic and inconsistent with their routes and responsibilities ... which makes Myers alluring for this passing game. Oakland should bring him back if possible.”

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