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A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

Date of Birth:  09/20/1991
Age:  30
Height  6'5"
Weight:   255
College:  Arkansas
Drafted:  2015 | Round 6 | Pick 202
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A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE


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WOLF SPORTS PROJECTION

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

The Dolphins have placed A.J. Derby (foot/knee) on injured reserve.

Derby has battled injuries all season and has appeared in just four games. His season ends with three receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown. The 27-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby (foot/knee) is officially inactive against the Colts.

Consider Derby week-to-week as he deals with multiple leg injuries. Second-round rookie Mike Gesicki offers the most upside of Miami's tight ends.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby (foot/knee) is questionable for Week 12.

Derby has seen extended playing time recently, but he isn't a recommended fantasy option if he's active against the Colts.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby catches one pass in Dolphins' loss.

Derby gained 13 yards on his lone reception against the Packers. None of Miami's tight ends are recommended fantasy options right now.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby (foot) is out for Week 4.

Derby didn't practice all week for the Dolphins. This opens the door for second-round rookie Mike Gesicki, who has seen his role increase since the start of the season, to be close to a full-time tight end for Miami. Gesicki has TE1 upside in a potential high-scoring game against the Patriots.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby catches one pass in Week 3.

Derby gained 16 yards on his lone reception. He left the game with a foot injury, but it's not considered serious at the moment.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby scores in Week 2.

Derby caught a 19-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Jets. He's not a recommended fantasy option, but it's good to see Derby contributing for Miami.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby catches one pass in Week 17 loss.

It went for nine yards. Derby appeared in 11 games between the Broncos and Dolphins this season, catching a combined 21 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns. He turns 27 next September, but Derby is worth monitoring if he stays in Adam Gase's offense.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby catches one pass in Week 16.

Derby worked as the primary tight end with Julius Thomas out of the lineup, as he was targeted five times, gaining 11 yards on his lone reception. Derby isn't a recommended fantasy option for Week 17.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

Multiple reports: The Dolphins claimed tight end A.J. Derby.

Derby was waived by the Broncos, but Miami liked him and put in a wavier-claim on him. It wouldn't be surprising to see head coach Adam Gase throw him in there for a good amount of playing time once he gets a hang of the offense, but it's unlikely he delivers much fantasy value over the final fives weeks of the season.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

The Broncos waived/injured tight end A.J. Derby.

Derby is dealing with a shoulder injury, and his season is now over. Derby's season ends with 19 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns, and he should have a role with the Broncos again next season with a team-friendly contract.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby catches one pass against New England.

Derby gained two yards on his lone reception against the team he spent part of last season with. He doesn't get enough volume in the passing game to be considered a reliable fantasy option.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby catches one pass in Week 9.

Derby's lone reception, the only one by a Broncos tight end in the game, went for 11 yards. Derby might do some damage in a game next week in which the Broncos will likely need to score points again, as they face New England, but he's not a recommended fantasy option.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby scores in Week 8.

Derby caught a touchdown late in the game on a corner route, and he had two receptions for 21 yards and the touchdown overall. He's been playing well lately, but Derby is not yet a recommended fantasy option.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby caught six passes for 66 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Derby also lost a fumble, but he was Denver's leading receiver in the 21-0 loss. However, he isn't a fantasy option against Kansas City in Week 8.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby caught one pass for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Derby isn't a fantasy option with Virgil Green and Jeff Heuerman also on the roster. The Broncos play the Chargers next Sunday.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby caught four passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Derby led the team in all categories, and his 22-yard score was the only touchdown of the game for Denver. Oakland is typically bad at defending tight ends, so that probably had something to do with the performance. Derby can stay on the waiver wire as the Broncos head into their bye.

A.J. Derby caught four passes for 35 yards in Sunday's loss to his former team.

Derby was traded to New England earlier this season, and he continues to have a decent role for his new team. The young tight end is a good own in dynasty leagues, but there are better options over the final two weeks of this season.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby caught five passes for 57 yards in the Broncos' 13-10 loss to the Titans.

He also lost a costly fumble that ended the Broncos' comeback attempt. Derby has taken over as the primary pass-catching tight end for Denver, but he remains off the TE1 map next week as the Broncos host the Patriots.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby's role expands a little more in Week 12.

Derby had four catches for 43 yards against the Chiefs. Derby is looking like someone that might become a consistent fantasy option as a Kubiak tight end, after recently arriving in Denver. He's worth an add if you are looking for a tight end.

A.J. Derby | Free Agent TE

A.J. Derby catches first career passes in Sunday's win.

Derby caught two passes for 22 yards. Acquired from the Patriots in a trade a few weeks ago, the second-year player looks to be pushing for playing time. He is someone to keep an eye on, but Derby can remain on the waiver wire.