Tyler Kroft Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'6" / 252 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 15, 1992 (29)
- 8th Season
- 2015 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 85 (CIN)
Tyler Kroft News
Former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft reached an agreement on an undisclosed one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. Kroft will serve as tight end depth behind George Kittle alongside Charlie Woerner and Ross Dwelley. He spent last year with the Jets, catching 16 of 25 targets for 173 yards and one touchdown in nine games (six starts). The 29-year-old tight end has only played a full season in two of his seven NFL seasons and has gone over 200 receiving yards in a season just once, back in 2017 with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has 101 career receptions for 1,024 yards and 13 touchdowns in 81 career games. Kroft will only become fantasy relevant if Kittle misses time with an injury.
The Atlanta Falcons hosted free-agent tight end Tyler Kroft on a visit on Friday. As things currently stand, tight end Kyle Pitts is Atlanta's top pass-catcher of any kind, so the Falcons could certainly use some more bodies for 2022 with Calvin Ridley suspended all season and Russell Gage moving to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency. The Falcons should continue to run a lot of two-tight end sets, so Kroft could see the field often if he signs with Atlanta. However, Hayden Hurst wasn't exactly fantasy relevant next to Pitts last year, even with the team hurting for offensive weapons. Kroft, 29, has never topped 404 receiving yards, 62 receptions or seven touchdowns in a single season in seven NFL seasons.
New York Jets tight end Tyler Kroft has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, making him uncertain to suit up for Sunday's matchup vs. the Buccaneers. Kroft played in a season-high 86% of the Jets' offensive snaps in Week 16, finishing with three receptions for 29 yards, while tying his season high with five targets. It's unclear where New York would turn if Kroft is unable to clear the league's protocols in time, as no tight ends on their active roster are currently healthy and able to suit up. Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has not been gifted much consistency from his pass catchers this season, but there at least appears to be signs of red zone rapport being built with the 29-year-old Kroft. The Buccaneers defense stands to be a tremendous season-long asset for finals matchup, with any further absences from Jets skill position players driving that home.
Tyler Kroft joined the New York Jets tight end room hoping to battle Ryan Griffin for the No. 2 job behind Chris Herndon after coming over from Buffalo on a one-year, $2 million deal in free agency. But with Herndon struggling to take the next...