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Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Date of Birth:  10/15/1992
Age:  29
Height  6'6"
Weight:   260
College:  Rutgers
Drafted:  2015 | Round 3 | Pick 85
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE


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Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

The Jets have placed Tyler Kroft on injured reserve.

Kroft went down last Thursday night with a lung laceration, but he fortunately isn't expected to miss the remainder of the season. Look for Ryan Griffin to take most of the snaps at tight end over at least the next three games.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft has agreed to a one-year deal with the Jets.

Kroft jumps from Buffalo to a division rival, and he should immediately push for a quality role with New York. That said, the veteran won’t be a recommended fantasy option on an offense that should continue to add more pieces.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

The Bills activated Tyler Kroft from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

It appears to have been a close-contact situation for Kroft, and it's good to see him cleared so quickly. Kroft will be available for the Wild Card Round against the Colts.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Kroft will be out tomorrow, and a positive test is expected to knock him out for the team’s playoff game next week, too. Hopefully this isn’t something that eventually leads to the tight ends all being knocked out similar to the running backs in New Orleans.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft is on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Kroft won’t play tomorrow, so Buffalo will rely on Lee Smith at tight end behind Dawson Knox. Look for the Bills to use plenty of four-wide sets for a probable shootout in Arizona.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft restructured his contract, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

The Bills get a year taken off Kroft's original three-year deal from last offseason, so the veteran tight end is now in a contract year. Kroft has dealt with injuries in each of the past two seasons, so hopefully he can stay healthy and make strong contributions for Buffalo in 2020.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (ankle) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

We'll update you if anything changes, but Kroft looks poised to make his Bills debut this Sunday against the Dolphins after the team's bye week. Kroft dealt with a foot issue than an ankle injury suffered in practice, so it'll be good to see him on the field for his new team. The veteran tight end is someone to keep an eye on at a shallow position.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (ankle) remains out for Week 4.

The ankle injury Kroft suffered in practice last week also kept him out of practice all this week, so he should be considered week-to-week as he looks to make his Bills debut.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (foot/ankle) has officially been ruled out for Week 3.

This was expected after Kroft injured his ankle in practice, but the good news is it's thought to be an injury that won't keep him out for much longer than this week. Still, it's unfortunate Kroft won't be able to make his Bills debut against his former Bengals team this Sunday.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft injured his ankle at practice today.

Head coach Sean McDermott says the severity is unknown, but this obviously isn't a good sign for a guy that was coming off a broken foot and just practiced fully yesterday. Kroft is now unlikely to face his former team this week with the Bengals coming to town, and he could be headed for an extended absence.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 2.

Kroft is making progress in his return from ankle surgery, as he was at least listed as questionable for today after he was listed as doubtful for Week 1. Kroft should have a real shot to play next week against his former team (the Bengals).

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (foot) is officially listed as questionable for Week 2.

Kroft was listed as doubtful last week, so he’s at least making progress. From a fantasy perspective, Kroft being active might be a slight boost for Josh Allen more than anything.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (foot) was officially limited in today's practice.

Kroft was also limited all last week before being listed as doubtful and not playing in Week 1. Expect him to remain limited Thursday and Friday, but hopefully he gets a questionable tag with a better chance to play on Sunday when the final injury report is released.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (foot) is officially out for the Bills.

Kroft was listed as doubtful entering today’s Week 1 matchup with the Jets, so this was fully expected. Kroft was able to practice during the week, so he should have a good chance to return to the field pretty soon.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (foot) is officially listed as doubtful for Week 1.

Kroft was limited in practice all week, but he probably won’t be ready for the season opener. Expect Kroft to be ruled out on Sunday.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (foot) has been activated from the PUP list.

This is obviously a great sign for his recovery, and Kroft should have a shot to be Buffalo's starting tight end after all. The team will also be relying on rookies Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney with Jason Croom on IR.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft suffered a broken foot.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott says Kroft suffered the broken foot—the same foot he injured last season—yesterday during OTAs, the first day of the offseason training. This is tough news for both the Bills and Kroft after Buffalo signed the former Bengals tight end to a three-year, $18.75 million contract this offseason. Kroft is getting surgery, but the good news is this happened now, so he should have a pretty good chance to still be ready for Week 1. The Bills just recently signed Lee Smith, and third-round rookie Dawson Knox should get more reps during Kroft's absence.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

The Bills are signing tight end Tyler Kroft.

Kroft's agent Mike McCartney reported the news, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it's a three-year deal worth $18.75 million and can be worth up to $21 million, so money-wise he did just slightly better than former Bengals teammate C.J. Uzomah did re-signing in Cincinnati for $18 million over three years. Unless Buffalo adds a rookie early in the draft, Kroft is likely to start at tight end in Brian Daboll's offense, which could lead to TE1 value in 2019 if he quickly forms a nice connection with young franchise quarterback Josh Allen. This deal will become official when the new league year starts on Wednesday.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

The Bengals have placed Tyler Kroft (foot) on injured reserve.

Kroft has been out for multiple weeks as he hoped his foot injury would heal without surgery, but that didn't happen, and his season is now ending. The Rutgers product finishes the year with just four receptions and 36 yards in five games. Kroft is an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (foot) is out for Week 6.

Kroft is week-to-week while dealing with his foot injury. C.J. Uzomah has some upside in Week 6 fantasy lineups against a Steelers team that's given up at least 85 yards to tight ends in the last four games.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft held without a catch in Sunday's win over Miami.

He was targeted once. Kroft doesn't look like a fantasy option with Tyler Eifert (ankle) out for the season, as C.J. Uzomah is the preferred play.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft is back in the game for the Bengals.

Kroft left in the first half with a right foot injury, but he's back in the game for Cincinnati in a close game against Miami.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft (right foot) is questionable to return against the Dolphins.

Kroft is helping fill in for Tyler Eifert, so Cincinnati is getting thin at tight end. Hopefully Kroft can return to the game soon.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft catches one pass in 31-21 loss to the Panthers.

It went for 16 yards. Kroft isn't a fantasy option with Tyler Eifert healthy, and it looks like he might split the "handcuff" role with C.J. Uzomah this season.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft catches two passes in win over the Ravens.

They went for 11 yards. Kroft mixed in with Tyler Eifert and C.J. Uzomah at tight end, but only Eifert and his scoring upside is worth considering for fantasy owners.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft catches one pass in Week 1 win.

It went for nine yards. Kroft is coming off a solid year, but he won't be a fantasy option with Tyler Eifert healthy. He should remain on the waiver wire as Baltimore comes to town on Thursday night.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft scores twice in Week 17.

Those that inserted Kroft into fantasy lineups for the final week of the season had it pay off, as he caught six passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Cincinnati's win. On the season, Kroft had a 42/404/7 line, but we'll see if Tyler Eifert is healthy enough to take over as the lead tight end next year. Kroft did step up in a big way for the Bengals in Eifert's absence, though.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft held to one reception in Week 16 win.

It went for three yards. Kroft has been held out of the end zone since November and has just four yards over the past three weeks. He won't be a fantasy option in the regular-season finale.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft held in check as Bengals get blown out by Minnesota.

Kroft caught two passes for just one yard. The 25-year-old has been held to four receptions and 31 yards over the past three weeks, so he will be a risky option for the quitting Bengals on Christmas Eve against Detroit.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft doesn't catch a pass in Week 14.

Kroft was targeted one time against the Bears. While he does offer some upside, Kroft is a very risky play in fantasy lineups.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft catches two passes in Week 13.

Kroft gained 30 yards on his two receptions against the Steelers. You're probably going to need a touchdown if you insert Kroft into your fantasy lineup right now.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft scores in win over the Browns.

Kroft caught three passes for 14 yards, including a one-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Cincinnati's tight end now has three touchdowns against Cleveland this season, but he gets a much tougher matchup in Week 13 against Pittsburgh. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft scores in Week 11.

Kroft caught two passes for 12 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos, with the score coming on a one-yard pass in the end zone on a play-action bootleg that left him wide open. Kroft did leave the game with a hand injury, so we'll have to keep an eye on his status this week.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft gets six targets in Week 10.

Kroft couldn't get much going against the Titans, as he only caught one of his six targets in the game, gaining four yards. His next opponent, the Broncos, have not been good against opposing tight ends, so he'll look to do more damage against them in Week 11.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft catches long pass against the Jags.

Kroft caught a short pass and broke a tackle before gaining 59 yards on what was the most productive play for the Bengals in their loss. Overall, Kroft had two receptions for a team-high 79 yards. He'll remain in streaming conversation for Week 10 against the Titans.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft gets six targets in Week 8.

Kroft caught five of the six targets versus Indianapolis, gaining 46 yards. Next week against the Jaguars, Kroft will continue to work as a streaming option or bye-week fill in with upside.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft scores in Week 7.

Kroft caught all four targets in a loss to the Steelers, gaining 23 yards with the touchdown, which came on a play-action pass by the goal line and left Kroft wide open in the end zone. He now has there touchdowns in the last three games and is in the TE1 discussion against the Colts in Week 8.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft catches four passes in Week 5.

Kroft was targeted five times in the game against Buffalo, gaining 38 yards on his four receptions. Assuming Tyler Eifert (back) isn't back by Week 7, Kroft will be in the streamer conversation at tight end in Week 7 versus Pittsburgh.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft scores twice in Week 4.

Kroft caught six of seven targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns against the Browns, with the touchdowns coming from one yard and 16 yards. Kroft was, for some reason, dismissed by many as not a good option as if he can't play well—he certainly showed he can. The Browns haven't been good at all against tight ends this season, but Kroft could still put up some solid games moving forward as long as Tyler Eifert (back) is out. He gets the Bills next week.

Tyler Kroft | 49ers TE

Tyler Kroft caught three passes for 28 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Kroft got the start in place of Tyler Eifert, but he wasn't expected to make much of a fantasy impact. Perhaps that would change if he gets another start against the Browns, but there are better options at the position.