Scott Chandler TE NE 3 weeks ago

Chandler sat out Wednesday's minicamp session with an undisclosed injury, ESPN.com 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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.

Scott Chandler TE NE 7 months ago

Chandler caught both of his targets for a modest 22 yards in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

Not one person in the receiving game did anything for the Bills, as Kyle Orton has a number of options to consider and it's a passing offense that struggles as it is. Chandler has had a few big games this season, but over the last two years he's lost his red-zone value and pretty much anyone in the Buffalo passing games remains a hit-or-miss option. Chandler saw 68 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday.

Scott Chandler TE NE 7 months ago

Chandler had a career-high eight receptions (on 11 targets) for 81 yards in Sunday's loss at Denver.

Chandler had nearly half of his yardage late in the fourth quarter, but he was involved throughout. The big TE also had a short touchdown called back due to an offensive pass interference penalty on himself. While he did extend his arms and push off a bit in the end zone, the penalty was called extremely late, after a Broncos' defender complained to the referees. In any event, it was a nice rebound performance from Chandler, after he caught just three passes for two yards last week. Meanwhile, newcomer MarQueis Gray was quiet Sunday, failing to catch a pass, after he had 71 receiving yards in his Bills' debut in Week 13. Next week, Chandler will face a tough Packers' secondary.