Tyler Kroft
Tyler Kroft
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Buffalo Bills
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A foot injury limited Kroft to four catches for 36 yards in five games with the Bengals last season, but he still cashed in as a free agent, getting a three-year deal with the Bills worth $18.75 million. Considering the terms of his deal, the Bills were clearly banking on the 6-6, 252-pounder recovering fully from the foot injury that derailed his fourth year as a pro. When Kroft played a full slate in 2017, he hauled in 42 passes for 404 yards and seven TDs. Alas, the 26-year-old suffered another broken foot during the first day of OTAs, and with a three-to-four month recovery on tap, his Week 1 status is cloudy. With Kroft on the mend and his fantasy sleeper value on hold for now, veterans Lee Smith and Jason Croom are joined by 2019 draft picks Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney as the team's healthy options at tight end in advance of training camp. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract with the Bills in March of 2019.
Practicing without limitations
TEBuffalo Bills
October 16, 2019
Kroft (ankle) is practicing fully Wednesday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Coming out of a bye week, Kroft appears ready to make his Bills debut Sunday against the Dolphins. He recovered from offseason foot surgery in time for Week 3, but then sprained the ankle on his other leg during practice. With rookie tight end Dawson Knox making a strong impression, it isn't quite clear how Kroft will fit in with the Buffalo passing attack, though a three-year, $18.75 million contract suggests the veteran will at least get some snaps.
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% of Team Snaps

224
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How often does Tyler Kroft run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Tyler Kroft and the other tight ends for the Bills are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
118 routes   18 targets
94
38 routes   8 targets
84
23 routes   3 targets
36
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Oct 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
110.3
 
Cornerbacks
105.4
 
Safeties
128.1
 
Linebackers
103.2
 
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2019 Tyler Kroft Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tyler Kroft's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, Cone Drill, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
252 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.75 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.50 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.18 sec
 
Broad Jump*
120 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
2016
2015
Kroft did his best Tyler Eifert impersonation last season after the Bengals lost their starting tight end to yet another major injury. The 2015 third-round pick had seven TDs and 399 yards after Week 2, highlighted by two separate outings with six receptions and a pair of scores (Weeks 4 and 17). There were a lot of empty stat lines mixed in along the way, but Kroft at least proved reliable near the goal line, scoring six times on seven targets inside the 10-yard line. The Bengals hope Kroft will slide back to the No. 2 role, but Eifert's injury history suggests there will eventually be some starts up for grabs. Given his middling athleticism, Kroft probably doesn't have much of a ceiling beyond what we saw last year.
Kroft saw his numbers dip across the board in 2016, as he finished the year with just 10 catches for 92 yards in 14 games. He'll look to bounce back in 2017 and improve on those marks. Though a small improvement should be expected, he's a distant second on the depth chart behind starting tight end Tyler Eifert. Though Kroft is a near lock for the roster, he shouldn't be expected to produce reliable fantasy numbers unless Eifert is forced to miss time.
In his rookie campaign, Kroft hauled in 11 receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown serving as the immediate backup to starting tight end Tyler Eifert. With Eifert slated to miss most, if not all, of the preseason due to ankle surgery, Kroft takes the reigns as the starting tight end for the summer, receiving valuable reps with the first team. If Eifert fails to return on time, Kroft will be the go-to guy for the beginning of the season, which may be enough to put him on the fantasy radar.
Based purely on his stats in his final season at Rutgers, it was a surprise that the Bengals selected Kroft in the third round of the 2015 Draft. He caught just 24 passes for 269 yards and no touchdowns and missed three games with an upper body injury despite entering the year as one of the top tight ends in college football. Still, the Bengals are counting on Kroft to fill the void created by the departure of Jermaine Gresham, though they hedged their bets by also drafting C.J. Uzomah in the fifth round.
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Officially out Week 5
TEBuffalo Bills
Ankle
October 4, 2019
Kroft (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Titans.
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Sidelined for another practice
TEBuffalo Bills
Ankle
October 3, 2019
Kroft (ankle) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Still not practicing
TEBuffalo Bills
Ankle
October 2, 2019
Kroft (ankle) was unable to practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Sheds walking boot
TEBuffalo Bills
Ankle
September 29, 2019
Kroft (ankle) has shed his walking boot, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
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Officially out for Week 4
TEBuffalo Bills
Ankle
September 27, 2019
Kroft (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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