Bills will 'have to lean on' TE Scott Chandler
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday that he envisions his to... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Brandon Lloyd's career looked like it was over after he spent all of last season without a roster spot anywhere. Now his c... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
I hope I can get DeAngelo Williams to play in my fantasy league, but I would love to see him choose (overdraft) himself in... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

Bills will 'have to lean on' TE Scott Chandler

The Bills are looking for an option to replace wide receiver David Nelson, who was put on injured reserve last week. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick thinks that option can be tight end Scott Chandler @scottchandler84, both in the red zone and between the 20s.
"I think how comfortable I am with [Chandler] running his routes, the communication we have, and really he's just a huge target," Fitzpatrick said. "That makes a big difference down there in the red zone. He's done a great job for us, not only in the red zone but on the field in terms of being a real viable threat in the passing game.
"We will have to lean on Scott even more. I think he welcomes that. I think that's something we feel good about because he's a great receiver."

Fantasy Analysis:

Pardon me while a fight back a laugh. Yes, Chandler remains a huge touchdown target, but only a touchdown target. He has six catches this season, and his two touchdowns have come from inside the 10-yard line. He can't get it done elsewhere on the field because he just doesn't have the speed or agility to beat defenders in wide areas. Don't buy in here. There are plenty of other tight ends who will get more usage all over the field. A couple of popular pickups this week, Martellus Bennett and Dennis Pitta, come to mind.


0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Brian Murphy -
Follow on Twitter
Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.

I have played fantasy sports since 2001, specializing in fantasy football and baseball. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I am a journalism/mass communication grad student at Cal State University, Northridge. I am aiming to be a sports reporter for a website, newspaper, magazine, anything. I am a graduate from the University of Central Florida. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties