Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 5 days ago
Kendricks caught seven of nine targets for 55 yards during Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Giants.
Kendricks set season-highs in targets and receptions while posting his second-highest yardage output of 2016. He has become more involved in the offense this season, as this was already his fourth game of at least six targets, after failing to see that many even once last season. The Rams will enjoy a bye next week before taking on the Panthers on Nov. 6.
Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 2 weeks ago
Kendricks caught five of eight targets for 34 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's game against the Lions.
Kendricks is receiving consistent looks in the passing attack (31 targets through six games), but he's done very little with them outside of his touchdown on Sunday. For the season, he sits with an underwhelming 18 receptions for 186 yards and the single score. It is worth noting Detroit has allowed a league-high 17 passing touchdowns this season, so viewing Kendricks' Week 6 score as a sign of things to come is probably ill-advised.
Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 3 weeks ago
Kendricks caught two of his three targets for 24 yards during Sunday's loss to the Bills.
Kendricks has yet to score a touchdown and has only garnered one look in the red zone through five weeks. He has a consistent market share -- albeit a small one -- in the passing game, which has led to just 13 receptions for 152 yards. With St. Louis averaging the fewest yards per game in the league, any immediate jump in production from Kendricks is unlikely.
Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 4 weeks ago
Kendricks caught five of seven targets for 52 yards during Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Both the seven looks and five receptions were season-high marks for Kendricks. He has also seen the third most targets (20) on the team. Still, the six-year veteran has yet to find the end zone and sits with an underwhelming 11 receptions for 128 yards through the first four games of the campaign.
Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 1 month ago
Kendricks caught four passes (on six targets) for 61 yards in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.
Kendricks' stat-line is slightly misleading, as a majority of his damage came on a 44-yard completion from Case Keenum in the second quarter. His six targets were an encouraging sign, but as long as so many questions remain surrounding the Rams' quarterback situation, Kendricks will be a risky tight end play in standard leagues.
Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 1 month ago
Kendricks caught two passes (on three targets) for 15 yards in Monday night's loss to the 49ers.
Kendricks' yardage total finished ranked third among his Rams teammates Monday, illustrating the clear struggle they had moving the ball. Even though Kendricks doesn't sport very much upside as a fantasy tight end, the offseason departure of Jared Cook figures to help him improve his numbers this term, no matter how hard to believe that may appear following Los Angeles' dismal season-opening outing.
Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 2 months ago
Kendricks caught three passes (on three targets) for a team-high 36 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.
Kendricks' three catches all came while quarterback Case Keenum was in the game over the first four series of Saturday's contest. The veteran ultimately led Los Angeles in receiving yards, but that evidenced how much the Rams struggled to move the ball. Additionally, with starting running back Todd Gurley rested, Kendricks probably was a bigger figure than he otherwise will be during the regular season, and rookie tight end Tyler Higbee's six targets Saturday suggest he could increasingly cut into Kendricks' usage in the passing game as the year unfolds.
Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 2 months ago3 Comments
Kendricks has a shot to become the Rams' primary pass-catching tight end, ESPN.com reports.
The Rams signed Kendricks to a four-year, $18.5 million contract in March of 2015, oddly giving borderline starter money to their No. 2 tight end. The franchise presumably viewed Kendricks as the heir apparent to Jared Cook, who was released this past offseason after a disappointing stint in St. Louis. While not in Cook's class as a pure athlete, Kendricks is a superior blocker and quite possibly a more reliable all-around tight end. However, he may have to fend off fourth-round rookie Tyler Higbee (knee/legal), who caught five passes for 49 yards in the Rams' preseason opener. Kendricks is still the favorite to enter Week 1 as the starter, but he'll have a tough time putting up consistent numbers in a run-first St. Louis offense.
Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 8 months ago
With Jared Cook recently released, Kendricks could take on a bigger role in 2016, ESPN.com reports.
Kendricks signed a surprisingly lucrative four-year, $18.5 million contract last offseason, proving that the Rams value his work as a blocker. The team will likely be in search of a pass-catching complement via free agency or the draft, but it is quite possible that Cook's release leads to a significant bump in snaps and targets.
Lance Kendricks TE LA (8) 10 months ago
Kendricks set career lows in receiving this season, finishing with 25 catches for 245 yards.
His two touchdowns was also his least since his rookie campaign in 2011. His numbers have certainly taken a hit since Jared Cook has come to town, and the quarterback carousel hasn't helped either. As the second tight end on a terrible offense, Kendricks doesn't hold much value going forward.