Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

Tony Scheffler left Sunday's Week 13 game against the Colts with a possible concussion.

Scheffer took a helmet-to-helmet shot after making a catch over the middle deep in the second quarter. He was given a concussion test on the sideline and then taken to the locker room. It's a concern because Scheffler sustained a serious concussion earlier this season.

Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

Tony Scheffler caught five passes for 57 yards in the Lions' Week 12 overtime loss to the Texans.

Scheffler's snaps were limited, but he does line up out wide when on the field. Still, there's just not enough chances to go around here. Scheffler had just 19 catches in the first 10 games of the season.

Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

Tony Scheffler caught three passes for 81 yards versus the Eagles in Week 6.

Scheffler came up big with a 57-yard catch that set up a late fourth-quarter touchdown and pulled the Lions within three points. He could have added a long score of his own, but was overthrown by Matthew Stafford. Scheffler pops up for a big game every now and then based on matchups, but he's not worthy of a waiver pickup heading into a tough matchup at Chicago.

Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

Tony Scheffler (calf) is questionable for Week 4.

Scheffler's a 50-50 bet to suit up against the Vikings after getting in two limited practices. He's not a viable hail-mary option in extremely deep leagues.

Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

Lions TE Tony Scheffler (calf) returned to practice Thursday.

Scheffler is on track to return after sitting out last week's loss to the Titans. He'll slot back in as a rotational pass-catcher.

Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

Tony Scheffler (calf) remained sidelined at Lions practice Wednesday.

Scheffler was inactive for Week 3 after making six catches for 43 yards across Detroit's first two games. He's unlikely to suit up against the Vikings.

Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

Tony Scheffler (calf) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

Scheffler didn't practice this week and won't be playing against the Titans. Brandon Pettigrew will hog tight end targets with Will Heller playing a bit role.

Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

Dealing with a calf injury, Lions TE Tony Scheffler has yet to practice this week.

Those in the deepest of deep leagues could end up missing out on an attractive matchup for Scheffler. The Titans have allowed five touchdowns to tight ends through two games, including three to Chargers backup Dante Rosario.

Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

According to MLive.com, Lions TE Tony Scheffler has been "incredibly consistent" during camp.

Per beat writer Anwar Richardson, Scheffler "continues to make spectacular touchdown catches, and always finds a way to get open." Scheffler drew offseason praise from OC Scott Linehan, but it's hard to see him dramatically improving upon his 18/286/4 line from last season. He's firmly behind Brandon Pettigrew on the depth chart, and in Rotoworld's tight end rankings.

Tony Scheffler
TE FA
6 years ago

Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he thinks Tony Scheffler's role "gets even (bigger) for us this year."

Scheffler was a part-time player in 2011, appearing mostly as a slot receiver on passing downs and seeing 42 targets all season. With Titus Young coming on and Brandon Pettigrew entrenched, it's hard to believe Linehan here. Owners should be reaching higher for their TE2.