Scott Chandler TE BUF Oct 01 '12
Bills coach Chan Gailey confirmed "all indications" are that TE Scott Chandler (head) and WR Donald Jones (head) "will be fine."
It's not entirely clear if Gailey is referring to Week 5, but that appears to be the case. Their status will be update Wednesday. Only Chandler will be a viable fantasy option against the 49ers' elite defense.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Oct 01 '12
Coach Chan Gailey said TE Scott Chandler's head injury "seems to be minor."
Per the Bills' website, Chandler got "cold-cocked" by Patriots LB Brandon Spikes and never returned. Wideout Donald Jones also left with a head injury. "(Scott) and Donald both got dinged a little bit, but it seems to be minor," said Gailey. "It seems like they'll be okay." Even a mild concussion would put Chandler in doubt for Week 5 against the 49ers.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Sep 30 '12
Bills TE Scott Chandler hauled in four balls for 62 yards and two touchdowns before exiting the team's Week 4 game with a head injury.
The "head injury" designation is often a concussion, although we'll need more information to confirm that. Chandler similarly got off to a red-hot scoring pace last year, only to fade before being placed on I.R. We don't doubt he can vie for double-digit touchdowns if he stays healthy, though. Harvard grad Ryan Fitzpatrick smartly looks for Chandler deep in the red area. Chandler has capitalized for four touchdowns through four games.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Sep 18 '12
Ryan Fitzpatrick confirmed that the Bills will "lean on" TE Scott Chandler even more in the red zone now that David Nelson is out for the season.
"He's a guy that has really emerged, really since last season he's improved so much," said Fitzpatrick. "I think how comfortable I am with him running his routes, the communication we have and really he's just a huge target. That makes a big difference down there in the red zone." Aaron Hernandez owners should take a look at Chandler if Dennis Pitta and Martellus Bennett have already been snatched up.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Aug 16 '12
Bills beat writer Joe Buscaglia nominates TE Scott Chandler for training camp MVP Runner-Up, behind FS Jairus Byrd.
This comes on the heels of the Bills' official website declaring Chandler the offense's "biggest playmaker" during OTAs and minicamps. Although his passing-game impact was limited primarily to the red zone last season, it's become evident that Chandler is emerging as "one of Ryan Fitzpatrick's favorite two targets." He's arrived on the TE2 radar.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Jun 25 '12
TE Scott Chandler was the offense's "biggest playmaker" during OTAs and minicamps.
Per the team's official site, Chandler "was a daily fixture on the highlight reel for the offense, especially in the red zone." At 6'7/263 with reasonable athleticism, Chandler will continue to be featured around the goal-line. But owners should note that he had three or fewer catches in 11 of 14 games played last season. Chandler's upside is capped outside of TD-heavy formats.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Mar 10 '12
Bills tight end coach Pete Metzelaars offered praise of Scott Chandler and believes he can transition into an ''every down player.''
The Bills and Chandler agreed to a two-year contract earlier this week. "I think he has a huge upside,'' Metzelaars said. ''A lot of people don't give him credit for his blocking, but I think he does that very well and can still get better at it. I look forward to developing him [into] the every down player we would like for him to be." Chandler was only a ''40-percent'' player in 2011 but stands to benefit from returning to the same offense next season.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Mar 08 '12
Bills re-signed TE Scott Chandler to a two-year contract.
He actually broke the news on Twitter. Chandler paid his dues for four seasons on practice squads and injured reserve lists before emerging as a starter in Buffalo last season. Playing slot receiver in the Bills' nickel offense and being featured in the red zone, he scored six touchdowns. Chandler is only about a 40-percent player in the offense, however. He'll be worth a look as a TE2 in 2012 fantasy leagues, but nothing more.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Mar 04 '12
WGR 550 Buffalo expects TE Scott Chandler to be allowed to walk in free agency.
Beat writer Joe Buscaglia puts the Bills chances of re-signing Chandler at "23 to 1," and thinks they believe they can "make another Chandler rather than over-paying for the actual Chandler." Refusing to overpay for a player who faded down the stretch last season and had just one career catch coming into 2011 would be the wisest course of action.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Mar 03 '12
The Bills are not expected to make upgrading tight end a priority this offseason.
The Bills will likely stay in-house with free agent Scott Chandler. "We'll use a guy that has talent. I'm not going to try and put a square peg in a round hole just to say we've got a tight end or just to use a tight end," Gailey said. "If we're better off with four wide receivers on the field or three wide receivers and two running backs - my job is to put the best players on the field and get the most out of them." Chandler, 26, broke out for 389 yards and six touchdowns with the Bills last season. Assistant GM Doug Whaley suggested the team was ''close to a deal'' when the two sides met at the Combine this past weekend.