Scott Chandler TE BUF 4 Months

Chandler was targeted just twice in Sunday's win over the Jets, but scored his first touchdown of the season, a 12-yarder that was one of Kyle Orton's four TD passes.

The Bills are at the halfway point, and the big tight end's numbers (23/290/1) are slightly behind last year's, when he put up a decent 53/655/2 mark in 16 games. That said, we're not giving up on him even though no tight end will ever be elite fantasy-wise in this offense. Orton has started the last four games and he's proven far more capable of finding Chandler than EJ Manuel. In those four Orton starts, Chandler has a 14/174/1 mark, much better than the pace with Manuel. He's also been targeted 22 times by Orton compared to 13 by Manuel. We think Chandler's a decent play as a deeper option with Orton at the helm, though it'd be nice if the team started using him more in the red zone, something that hasn't been the case for much of the past two seasons. Maybe Sunday was a start.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 5 Months

Chandler had six catches on nine targets for 105 yards Sunday against the Patriots.

With Sammy Watkins drawing Darrelle Revis all game and Mike Williams inactive, Chandler saw more passes thrown his way than any other game this season, and became the first Bills tight end to have more than 100 receiving yards in a game since Pete Metzelaars in 1992. Despite the breakout performance, it's tough to rely on Chandler for good solid production given that he's finished with fewer than 30 yards in four of six games this season.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 5 Months

Chandler caught all five of his targets during Sunday's loss to the Chargers, good for 74 yards.

Not bad production at all, though he's still looking for his first touchdown and doesn't even have a red zone target yet. Still, if we're looking on the bright side of things, Chandler did seem to have more room to go out for passes with blocking tight end Lee Smith finally returning from injury.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 6 Months

Chandler was targeted once and failed to register a catch in Sunday's win over Chicago.

This was the first time since late in the 2011 season that the big tight end failed to log a catch. Chandler is the clear-cut top tight end in this offense, but there are a good number of weapons and, like teammate Mike Williams, it seems like he'll serve this season as more of a red-zone threat and not a guy who gets more than a modest volume outside the opponent's 20-yard-line.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 6 Months

Chandler (knee) is not listed on the Bills' Wednesday practice participation/injury report.

Chandler's Week 1 status seems secure, and while he's not among the league's flashy fantasy options at tight end, he could carve out some utility in deeper formats in 2014, given that he and wideout Mike Williams figure to slot in as the team's top two red-zone targets.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 6 Months

Chandler (knee) is back practicing with the team Monday.

All signs point to Chandler being able to go Week 1 after missing the final preseason game against Detroit. Chandler probably won't get as many catches as the NFL's top tight ends in this offense, but he and receiver Mike Williams are probably the team's top two red zone targets.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 6 Months

Chandler didn't play Thursday's preseason game against the Lions due to a knee injury, the Buffalo News reports.

The exact details about Chandler's knee injury haven't been released, but it's likely a minor injury that won't stop him from playing in the regular season opener against the Bears in Chicago. If he's unable to play for whatever reason, Lee Smith will stand the most to gain.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 7 Months

Chandler (groin) made his 2014 preseason debut Friday against the Carolina Panthers

Chandler failed to haul in his only target, but the important thing is that he got back on the field. He's still locked in as the Bills' top tight end, with the guys behind him either hurt and/or unimpressive.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 7 Months

Chandler (groin) participated in 11-on-11 drills during Tuesday's practice.

Chandler was full-go in 7-on-7 drills, and eventually moved on to team scrimmages, confirming an earlier report that he'd be back in action Tuesday. He's expected to serve as the Bills No. 1 tight end in 2014, which should place him in the 75-80 target range.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 7 Months

Chandler (groin) is expected to practice Tuesday.

Chandler had sat since Sunday, July 27, but it appears he is over the groin injury at this point. He remains locked in as Buffalo's top tight end.