Dion Sims
Dion Sims
28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Primarily a blocking tight end, Sims has been able to post moderate production as a receiver during the first five years of his career, posting 256 and 284 yards during two separate seasons with the Dolphins. However, despite being a full-time player in his initial year with the Bears, he was targeted just 29 times, catching 15 of those for 180 yards. With Trey Burton being added to the roster and Adam Shaheen now in his second year, it'll be difficult for Sims to be a player that fantasy owners can count on for any type of consistent production. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Bears in February of 2019.
Officially sent packing
TEChicago Bears
February 21, 2019
Sims was officially released by the Bears on Thursday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
This was the clear way to go for Chicago given the $6 million in cap relief Sims' release provides -- not to mention the significantly underwhelming return on investment he provided when healthy. There could be a modest market for his services somewhere out there this offseason for teams in need of blocking from the tight end position.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dion Sims' 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
4.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.16
 
% Team Air Yards
0.7%
 
% Team Targets
0.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
25.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dion Sims' 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' 4"
 
Weight
268 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.52 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.36 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
10.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.13 in
 
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Week 17: Gameday Injuries
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December 31, 2017
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Week 16: Gameday Injuries
Week 16: Gameday Injuries
December 24, 2017
December 24, 2017
With a host of notable absences at key positions and one very important return from suspension, Week 16 offers no shortage of important fantasy headlines. Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through the injury landscape heading into a crucial Week 16.
Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sims caught 26 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns last year with the Dolphins, which was the most productive of his four NFL seasons, leading him to ink a three-year deal with the Bears. Although he's a solid blocker and proved himself in the red zone, he hasn't been a consistent downfield target. He'll likely serve as the top blocking tight end, which should also get him a few targets in many games, and possibly opportunities near the goal line. However, he won't likely see enough targets to be worthy of a draft spot in most fantasy leagues.
The good news for Sims is that if Jordan Cameron's play doesn't pick up this season, he could see a larger role in the offense. The bad news is that even though Cameron didn't play well last season, Sims was still an afterthought. He had 18 receptions for 127 yards and a score in 2015, and while his numbers may increase in 2016, they still likely won't be fantasy worthy.
Even if the Dolphins didn't sign Jordan Cameron after losing Charles Clay to the Bills, it's highly unlikely that Sims would've been given a legitimate shot at the starting tight end job. This is not to say that Sims doesn't have some talent, but rather, he has yet to show that he can be a starting TE in the NFL. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill seems to prefer the short passing game, but often targeted wide receivers rather than Sims or another backup tight end when Clay wasn’t available in recent seasons. As a result, Cameron may end up being the only Dolphins tight end with significant fantasy value in the majority of leagues this season.
Sims had a disappointing rookie season as he only tallied five catches. The starting tight end job was wide open after Dustin Keller went down for the season in pre-season but Charles Clay ended up running away with it and will be the starter again this season leaving Sims along with a couple of other players battling for the backup role.
Sims was drafted by the Dolphins more for his ability as a blocker than as a pass catcher.
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Release imminent
TEFree Agent
February 20, 2019
The Bears intend to release Sims in the near future, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
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Unproductive in 2018
TEChicago Bears
Concussion
January 1, 2019
Sims (concussion) was placed on injured reserve on November 17 and ended the season with two catches for nine yards in eight games played.
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Placed on IR
TEChicago Bears
Concussion
November 17, 2018
The Bears placed Sims (concussion) on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Will not play Sunday
TEChicago Bears
Concussion
November 16, 2018
Sims (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 11's contest against the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Not practicing Wednesday
TEChicago Bears
Concussion
November 14, 2018
Sims (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports..
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