Scott Chandler TE BUF 2 Months

Chandler caught all three of his targets for 28 yards and his second touchdown of the season in Monday's win over the Jets.

With a 29/335/2 line through 11 games and at least four other options ahead of him in the passing game, Chandler remains on the outer reaches of fantasy tight ends. But hey, it was cool watching him score and give tribute to the snowed-out people of Buffalo with an end zone shovel dance.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 3 Months

Chandler caught three passes on six targets for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He was on the field for 75 percent of the team's offensive snaps, according to

Chandler was almost gifted a touchdown when Bryce Brown fumbled on the way to the end zone and the ball ended up in Chandler's big mitts, but the tight end couldn't hang on and the ball scooted out of the end zone for a safety. Following a 6/105/0 outing in Week 6, Chandler hasn't put up more than 36 receiving yards in any of his past three outings.

Scott Chandler TE BUF 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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.