Scott Chandler TE NE 3 days ago

Chandler caught three of his four targets for 40 yards and a TD in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

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Scott Chandler TE NE 6 days ago

Chandler (knee) returned to practice Tuesday.

Scott Chandler TE NE 2 months ago

Chandler sat out Wednesday's minicamp session with an undisclosed injury, reports.

The tight end's injury doesn't appear serious and with Tim Wright no longer in the Patriots' mix, the 6-7 Chandler could merit attention in deeper formats if he carves out a notable complementary role behind starter Rob Gronkowski, specifically as a red zone weapon.

Scott Chandler TE NE 6 months ago

Chandler has reached an agreement to join the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Chandler moves from a team lacking talent at his position to a team with the NFL's best tight end. He thus seems unlikely to maintain his low-end production from Buffalo, so long as Rob Gronkowski stays healthy. Of course, that's far from a given, as Gronkowski has a lengthy injury history. Unfortunately, there aren't many leagues in which it makes sense to hand-cuff a tight end, even the uber-talented and injury-prone Gronkowski.

Scott Chandler TE NE 6 months ago

Chandler was released by the Bills on Wednesday.

The Bills are overhauling their offense this offseason and look to be making a big play for Charles Clay in an effort to give him a deal the Dolphins won't match. Even if that doesn't happen, this is a new regime and Chandler's time in Buffalo is finished. The team still has plenty of cap room and trying to get a multi-skilled tight end appears to be at the top of the wish list. Chandler never quite fit that bill, though he definitely exceeded his price in four full seasons with the Bills, considering he was picked off the cut scrap heap late in 2010 and ended up logging 181 catches and 17 touchdowns.

Scott Chandler TE NE 6 months ago

Chandler finished the 2014 season with 47 catches on 70 targets for 497 yards and three scores.

Former coach Doug Marrone and coordinator Nathaniel Hackett never really figured out how to use the big Chandler effectively in the red zone, and he put up just five TD catches combined the last two seasons after having six each in 2011 and 2012. The Bills had a pretty poor offense in 2014, and there's talk about the team either drafting or picking up a more explosive tight end for new coach Rex Ryan and coordinator Greg Roman to go with rising wideout Sammy Watkins. We'll see if the Bills improve the position, but if they do it would mean Chandler's dull fantasy line would be primed to move farther off the radar.

Scott Chandler TE NE 8 months ago

Chandler had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Raiders.

Chandler has topped 50 yards just once since Week 6. Playing the touchdown guessing game with him has been a crapshoot as well, with just three scores this year. He's no more than a low-end option against the Patriots next week.

Scott Chandler TE NE 8 months ago

Chandler, who missed practice Wednesday due to an illness, is no longer listed on the Bills' Week 16 injury report.

While the tight end will be available Sunday against the Raiders, Chandler has been a hit-or-miss yardage option of late, and with just two scores in 14 games to date, his upside in TD-heavy leagues continues to remain modest.

Scott Chandler TE NE 8 months ago

Chandler (illness) returned to practice Thursday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Chandler's return to the field Thursday suggests that he'll be a go Sunday against the Raiders, though his hit-or-miss yardage totals limit his utility to deeper formats, given that the tight end has found the end zone just twice in 14 games to date.

Scott Chandler TE NE 8 months ago

Chandler (illness) missed practice Wednesday, the Bills' official site reports.

Though Chandler was sent home Wednesday, we'd expect him to return to practice later this week and suit up Sunday against the Raiders. The tight end has been a hit-or-miss yardage option of late, and with just two trips to the end zone in 14 games to date, his upside in in TD-heavy leagues remains modest as well.