Lance Kendricks
Lance Kendricks
31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
It was thought that Kendricks would be some sort of factor in Green Bay's passing game in 2018 after catching a career-high 50 passes the year before, and that may have been the case had starting QB Aaron Rodgers not missed most of the season. However, despite playing in all 16 games, Kendricks caught just 18 passes and finished with the fewest receiving yards in any season of his career. Unless he's a cap casualty, Kendricks will spend another year with the Packers after signing a two-year contract in 2017. Having said that, the team did add veterans Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis this offseason, and both will be ahead of him on the depth chart. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Packers in March of 2017.
Spends season as No. 2 tight end
TEGreen Bay Packers
December 31, 2018
Kendricks did not catch a pass in the Packers' Week 17 loss to the Lions and finished the season with 19 receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown over 16 games.
ANALYSIS
Kendricks worked as the Packers' backup tight end in 2018 and finished second among players at his position in all of snaps, receptions and yards. His two-year contract with the team expires this offseason, and it remains to be seen if he will be back with the Packers for the 2019 season. Whether Kendricks ends up back in Green Bay or elsewhere, expect the soon-to-be-31-year-old to slot in as a reserve.
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How do Lance Kendricks' 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.
Air Yards Per Game
8.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.43
 
% Team Air Yards
2.6%
 
% Team Targets
4.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.0%
 
Drop Rate
12.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Lance Kendricks' 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.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.94 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
25 reps
 
Hand Length
9.60 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After spending six years in the Rams organization, Kendricks decided to head back to his home state during the offseason. He is coming off his most productive season since 2012, but with Martellus Bennett and Richard Rodgers also on the roster, don't expect his role to increase this season. He and Rodgers will compete for the backup job behind Bennett.
After averaging about half the targets of Jared Cook the last three years, Kendricks won't have to share this season, as Cook left in free agency. Considering together they averaged 128 targets a season, there should be plentyof opportunities for Ken-dricks. The Rams did not replace Cook, nor did they upgrade a weak wideout corps. Unless they plan to run Todd Gurley every play, they have to throw it somewhere. And why not to Kendricks? At 6-3, 250, he's a capable red-zone target, he has decent speed for his size with a 4.75 40, good leaping ability (35-inch vertical) and is agile, athletic, strong and a good blocker, which will keep him on the field for three downs. Of course, he'll likely have a rookie in Jared Goff throwing to him, but maybe that will work to his advantage if he becomes a reliable check-down for Goff.
Kendricks is the best of both worlds for the Rams, as he's a solid ball-catcher and blocker. He has the potential to put up bigger numbers, but his versatility and role in the St. Louis offense limits his fantasy value. He will have a multi-touchdown game one or two times a year, but with less than 550 yards combined over the last two seasons, the fantasy value just isn't there.
Kendricks is undersized for a prototypical tight end at 6-4, 240, but boasts an impressive pedigree, leading Wisconsin in its main receiving stats – catches, yards, touchdowns – in 2010. Unfortunately, Kendricks' receiving acumen has yet to translate consistently to the NFL field, despite showing flashes of the talent that led the Rams to draft him with a second-round pick in 2011. With Jared Cook back again after leading the Rams' meager passing offense in both receptions and receiving yards last season, Kendricks may struggle again to make a significant fantasy impact.
The signing of Jared Cook really drains Kendricks' value, as he will have a hard time fighting off the more athletic Cook for the No. 1 tight end spot.
Kendricks was a major letdown as a rookie after a much-heralded preseason in which he led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns. Come the regular season, Kendricks caught only 47 percent of his paltry 59 targets and did not score a touchdown despite eight red-zone targets. Injuries and a woeful offense contributed to his downfall, and the chemistry he showed with Sam Bradford in August all but disappeared in September. Kendrick will have to learn a new offense this season with a new coaching staff arriving, but the team should be healthier, and Bradford still has promise as a quarterback. Kendricks still has good upside, and he goes to camp as the Rams’ No. 1 tight end.
Kendricks led Wisconsin last year in the main receiving stats – catches, yards, touchdowns – and brings his pass-catching skills to the Rams. At 6-4, 240, he’s on the smaller side for the position, though he showed good strength at the NFL Combine with 25 reps of 225 pounds. While he’s a solid receiver, it remains to be seen if at his size he can be an effective blocker off the line. With Daniel Fells off to Denver and only Michael Hoomanawanui as his real competition, Kendricks could win the starting job to be Sam Bradford's top tight end.
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Snags two passes in win
TEGreen Bay Packers
December 23, 2018
Kendricks caught both of his targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 44-38 win over the Jets.
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Season-high four receptions
TEGreen Bay Packers
December 17, 2018
Kendricks caught four passes for 27 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bears.
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No targets for second straight week
TEGreen Bay Packers
December 10, 2018
Kendricks played 17 snaps on offense in Sunday's victory over the Falcons and was not targeted.
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No targets Week 13
TEGreen Bay Packers
December 3, 2018
Kendricks played 12 snaps and was not targeted in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
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Little change in role
TEGreen Bay Packers
November 26, 2018
Kendricks caught two of three targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Vikings.
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