• Stephen Anderson
  • TE
  • , New England Patriots
  • 26
  • 235 lbs
  • 6' 2"
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by Bob Harris

HOU TE Stephen Anderson - 2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Anderson caught 25 passes for 342 yards and one touchdown last year. As Bleacher Report notes, he moves like a big receiver, which creates matchup problems for defenses. B/R added, "His route running has developed, and he looks like a top tight end in terms of separation. He had issues with drops and making adjustments on the fly, but he was mostly working with backup quarterbacks." When all was said and done, Anderson ranked third on the Texans in receiving yards, and, as SBNation.com suggests, was the only somewhat consistent receiving option at tight end in 2017.

Fantasy Downside
Anderson is more of a slot receiver than an every-down tight end. Specifically, his shortcomings as a blocker keep him off the field in running situations.

2018 Bottom Line
With the team drafting a pair of TEs in April, Jordan Aikens in the third round and Jordan Thomas in the sixth, to go with Ryan Griffin. All three are bigger-bodied players than Anderson, who at best will be the second option to Griffin. That secondary role will likely relegate Anderson to DFS bargain-basement fodder barring a significant change of circumstances.

2019 Strength of Schedule - NE
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
20
PIT
28
@MIA
13
NYJ
7
@BUF
4
@WAS
15
NYG
13
@NYJ
23
CLE
18
@BAL
BYE3
@PHI
16
DAL
30
@HOU
32
KC
27
@CIN
7
BUF
28
MIA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats