Jacob Tamme TE DEN 10 Hrs
Jacob Tamme caught one pass for nine yards in Denver's Week 15 loss to the Chargers.
As the Denver Post reported pre-game, Tamme came off the bench behind Virgil Green, though neither player ended up replacing Wes Welker in the slot. Those honors fell to Andre Caldwell, who posted a team-leading 6/59/2 line. Send Tamme back to the waiver wire for Week 16.
Jacob Tamme TE DEN 15 Hrs
The Denver Post reports TE Virgil Green, and not TE Jacob Tamme, will get the start in Wes Welker's (concussion) place in the slot against the Chargers.
It's a late-breaking wrench into the plans of tight end streamers. For all we know, Green will start, but the duo will rotate snaps. It was Tamme who filled in for Welker in Sunday's win over the Titans. Either way, it's enough to bump Tamme down in this week's tight end ranks, and should cause owners to reassess their plans if they're deciding between Tamme and another TE2 type. The Denver Post's Mike Klis speculates it could be Julius Thomas who mans the slot in two-TE sets.
Jacob Tamme TE DEN 3 Days
Jacob Tamme played on 45-of-46 snaps following Wes Welker's Week 14 concussion.
Not only did Tamme move into an every-down role, but he moved into an every-down slot role. We all know that's a massive job in a Peyton Manning offense, one that yielded a 4/47/0 line on five targets for Tamme in barely more than two quarters of playing time against the Titans. Rob Gronkowski owners seeking upside can make a plug-n-play ahead of Thursday's potential shootout with the Chargers. Welker is extremely doubtful.
Jacob Tamme TE DEN 5 Days
Jacob Tamme caught four passes for 47 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Titans.
Wes Welker went down with a concussion just before halftime and never returned. The Broncos immediately turned to Tamme as their slot receiver and he responded by creating separation consistently. Considering this is Welker's second concussion in a month and the Broncos play on Thursday night in Week 15, we'd be absolutely shocked if Tamme didn't play the slot role against the Chargers. Owners in need of plug-n-play tight end help should make the add immediately.
Jacob Tamme TE DEN 18 Days
Jacob Tamme had five catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 12 loss to the Patriots.
Tamme was used in a tight end committee with Julius Thomas (knee) sidelined and scored on a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He played on all passing downs over Joel Dreessen, but was removed in running situations for Virgil Green. Tamme would be worth a look as a TE2 option if Thomas doesn't return next week. He led the Broncos in receiving and secured all five of his targets in the passing game.
Jacob Tamme TE DEN 4 Months
The Broncos are expected to keep TE Jacob Tamme on their final roster.
Denver's tight ends are expected to be the same four as last year: Joel Dreessen, Tamme, Julius Thomas, and Virgil Green. The change will be in snaps, with Thomas playing far more than he did in 2012. We still wouldn't be surprised if Tamme were available for trade ahead of final cuts. Tamme's base salary is $2.625 million, and that's exorbitant for a No. 3 tight end at best.
Jacob Tamme TE DEN 6 Months
The Denver Post doesn't expect Jacob Tamme to have many passes thrown his way this season.
The arrival of Wes Welker essentially renders Tamme and Joel Dreessen non-factors in the passing game. The Broncos will run more three-wide formations, allowing Welker to do his thing in the middle of the field. Tamme's 52/555/2 line from last year is now a distant memory.
Jacob Tamme TE DEN 11 Months
Jacob Tamme triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $2.5 million to $2.625 million.
Tamme caught 52 passes for 555 yards but just two scores in 2012 after coming over from Indianapolis with Peyton Manning. He and Joel Dreessen fought for targets all season long, and Dreessen was the main red zone beneficiary between the two. Tamme has two years left on his deal, and he'll be no more than a TE2 for fantasy purposes in 2013.
Jacob Tamme TE DEN 11 Months
Jacob Tamme caught three passes for 44 yards in Denver's Divisional Round loss to the Ravens.
Tamme at one point prompted CBS' Dan Dierdorf to call him a receiver, but it was an otherwise quiet afternoon for Peyton Manning's preferred pass-catching tight end, as he drew just three targets. Tamme drew three looks or fewer in each of his final three games of the regular season, and despite the occasional six- seven-catch outburst, never really established himself as a consistent part of the Broncos' aerial attack this season. He's unlikely to rise above TE2 status in 2013.
Jacob Tamme TE DEN 12 Months
Jacob Tamme caught just one pass for 13 yards in Denver's Week 17 blowout of the Chiefs.
Tamme was targeted only three times in a game the Broncos controlled from the opening snap. Although Peyton Manning considers him a vital part of the Broncos offense, Tamme will finish 2012 with just five catches over his final four games. That doesn't take away from a solid overall line of 52/555/2, but does suggest Tamme won't be a huge part of the passing game as Manning goes for his second career Super Bowl victory.