Dan Arnold
Dan Arnold
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New Orleans Saints
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Arnold was unable to crack the Saints' 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie in 2017, but he broke through after converting to tight end during the 2018 offseason. Listed at 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, Arnold brings ideal size at the position, while his non-elite speed (4.63 40-yard-dash time) is less of a concern at tight end than it was when he played receiver. Since he was still getting his feet wet at tight end, Arnold wasn't used much in the first half of the season, but he flashed some promising upside from Weeks 10 through 13. During that four-game stretch, Arnold snagged 10 of 13 targets for 115 yards, with three of his receptions going for 20-plus yards. While the Saints' decision to replace Benjamin Watson with one of the league's more adept pass-catching tight ends in Jared Cook hinders Arnold's outlook, coach Sean Payton will find ways to get Arnold on the field more often in 2019 if the 24-year-old makes the strides the staff believes he can after a second offseason of work at the new position. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.67 million contract with the Saints in June of 2017.
Competing for a job
TENew Orleans Saints
June 26, 2019
Arnold will be forced to compete for a spot on the Saints' roster during training camp and the preseason, Sean Fazende of Fox 8 News New Oreans reports.
With Jared Cook and Josh Hill locked in as the top two tight ends on the depth chart, a competition appears to be brewing for the No. 3 gig. In addition to Arnold, Garrett Griffin and seventh-round rookie Alize Mack are in the mix for the third spot on the depth chart in what should be a wide-open race. Over 10 games with the Saints in 2018, Arnold -- who played wide receiver in college -- showed some promising pass-catching upside, snaring 12 of 19 targets for 150 yards and one touchdown. The Saints may want Arnold to take a step forward as a blocker if he's to come away with a roster spot this fall.
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How do Dan Arnold's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats 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 longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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How often does Dan Arnold run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Dan Arnold
86 routes   19 targets
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489 routes   101 targets
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2018 Dan Arnold Split Stats
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More Fantasy News
Catches 12 passes in 2018
TENew Orleans Saints
January 22, 2019
Arnold hauled in 12 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown while appearing in 10 games in 2018.
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Ready to go
TENew Orleans Saints
November 28, 2018
Arnold (chest) doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Cowboys.
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Battling chest injury
TENew Orleans Saints
November 26, 2018
Arnold is dealing with a chest injury and was a limited participant at Monday's practice.
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Breakout performance in Week 12
TENew Orleans Saints
November 22, 2018
Arnold caught four of six targets, accounting for 45 receiving yards and a touchdown during Thursday's 31-17 win against the Falcons.
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Two catches in Week 11
TENew Orleans Saints
November 20, 2018
Arnold caught two passes for 25 yards in Sunday's win against the Eagles.
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