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Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Date of Birth:  09/22/1992
Age:  29
Height  6'4"
Weight:   261
College:  USC
Drafted:  2014 | Undrafted
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE


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Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

The Steelers have placed Xavier Grimble (calf) on injured reserve.

This move helps explain Pittsburgh adding tight end Nick Vannett in a trade from Seattle. Grimble can be brought back after eight weeks as a designated-to-return player, but he's not on the fantasy radar.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble catches one pass in Week 17 win.

It went for 16 yards. Grimble won't enter 2019 on the fantasy radar with just six receptions for 86 yards this season.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble catches one pass in Steelers' loss.

Grimble got wide-open for a 23-yard reception against the Broncos, but he fumbled out of the end zone for a touchback right at the goal line after taking a big hit while attempting to cross the plane for six. Grimble is not a fantasy option as the No. 3 tight end for Pittsburgh.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble catches three-yard pass in win over the Jaguars.

It was Grimble's only target of the game. He won't be a recommended fantasy option next week against the Broncos.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble caught two passes for 35 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Grimble caught both of his looks as Pittsburgh went to three tight end sets more than usual, but he won't be a recommended fantasy option behind Vance McDonald and Jesse James when the Steelers return from their Week 7 bye.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble catches one pass in Week 5.

Grimble gained nine yards on his lone reception, his first of the season. Grimble is not on the fantasy radar at the moment.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble is getting surgery on his thumb/wrist, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Fowler says Grimble has a ligament injury in that thumb/wrist area, so he's getting surgery to repair it. Grimble will miss a few weeks, but there is some hope that he'll be ready to go for Week 1. However, Pittsburgh's first game is just over three weeks away, so it's going to be a close call. Grimble was off the fantasy radar anyway, but the Steelers are getting thin at tight end with starter Vance McDonald still out because of a foot injury.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble doesn't catch a pass in the Divisional Round.

Grimble was targeted in the end zone at the end of the game and had the pass go through his hands. It was concerning to see him chatting it up with a Jaguars player before the play instead of trying to get set as quick as possible, but the entire Steelers team appeared to be in a bit of a lull.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xaiver Grimble catches one pass in win over Cleveland.

It went for two yards. Grimble had just five receptions for 32 yards and a score in the regular season. He will be behind Jesse James and Vance McDonald for postseason targets at the position.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble catches one pass against the Bengals.

Grimble's lone target was on a screen pass that he took for nine yards and a near first down. Because his role simply isn't big enough, Grimble is off the fantasy radar.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble scores in Week 12.

Grimble kicked off the scoring with a one-yard touchdown reception on a shuffle pass early in the game versus Green Bay. It was Grimble's only target of the game, but he made it count. Grimble isn't a fantasy option right now, as his role is not big enough.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble catches one pass in Steelers' win.

Grimble gained 12 yards on his lone reception against the Bengals. He's not a recommended fantasy option right now.

Xavier Grimble | Steelers TE

Xavier Grimble scores in preseason game against the Colts.

Grimble had three receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown in the exhibition, but he's way off the fantasy radar for now.

Xavier Grimble catches 20-yard touchdown in Christmas Day victory.

Grimble had a role on Christmas with Ladarius Green out with a concussion. The touchdown was his only catch on the day and he was targeted one other time, but could have a sizable role next week against Cleveland. He's a good speculative add for those needing a tight end, as Pittsburgh could decide to keep out both Green and Jesse James.