Will Tye Fantasy Football News 2018

Two Giants writers for NJ.com project TE Will Tye to get cut this summer. Both project Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison, Matt LaCosse and Jerell Adams to constitute the team's TE group -- with Adams beating out Tye for the final spot. It's notable only because Tye's 70 targets ranked 4th on the team last season. His ouster would leave opportunities available for Engram and others. We're not betting on the 1st-round pick turning into an immediate fantasy starter. But the departure of last year's starter would enhance the weekly upside.

The forecast for today's Lions-Giants game calls for a 65% chance of rain with winds of 10-20 mph. Not ideal. It's especially concerning for Lions QB Matt Stafford, who will be playing with an injured middle finger on his throwing hand. He's no better than a mid-range QB2 for Week 15.

Giants TE Larry Donnell (concussion) practiced all week and is not listed on the team's final injury report. He'll resume sharing TE duties with Will Tye against the Ravens this weekend, making both guys poor fantasy bets.

Giants TE Larry Donnell (concussion) is out for Sunday night's game against the Packers. That leaves Will Tye as New York's clear lead TE. He hauled in 4 of 6 targets for 43 yards last week and is on the spot-start radar vs. Green Bay's 28th-ranked TE defense.

Giants TE Larry Donnell sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Monday night's game when he took a massive shot from LB Anthony Barr. We'll see if Donnell's absence makes TE Will Tye relevant.

Giants HC Ben McAdoo says the team is expecting a "big jump" from TE Will Tye this season Tye went undrafted out of Stony Brook last year but boasts 4.6 speed and was impressive over the 2nd half of 2015. He tallied 32 catches for 368 yards and 3 TDs in his final 8 games, ranking 9th among TEs in non-PPR points and 8th in PPR. The biggest hurdle between Tye and TE1 production this season is the presence of Larry Donnell and Matt LaCosse, who have been splitting 1st-team work with Tye in training camp. We'll see if Tye can separate from the pack over the next month.

The Giants selected TE Jerell Adams in the 6th round of the 2016 draft.  The South Carolina product didn't put up big college numbers but averaged 14.8 yards per catch and clocked a 4.64-second 40 time at the Combine.  Adams also earned strong run-blocking grades from Pro Football Focus, which will help him get on the field.  He lands in a good spot with only Will Tye and Larry Donnell to beat out for a starting job. 

Giants WR Dwayne Harris (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Vikings. His status has taken on increased importance with WR Odell Beckham suspended, but Harris shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups at less than 100%. His absence would likely open up more targets for TE Will Tye.

Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) has been placed on IR.  He's been out since Week 9.  After a breakout 2014 campaign, Donnell's numbers dropped across the board this season.  He finishes with a 29-223-2 line in 8 games.  Will Tye will serve as New York's lead TE the rest of the way.  He's hauled in 14 balls for 200 yards over his past 3 games but remains a low-upside TE2.

Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jets. TE Will Tye gets another start after totaling 11 catches and 130 yards over the past 2 weeks. He remains just a desperation fantasy play, though.

Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) is out for this weekend’s game against the Redskins. Will Tye will continue to serve as New York’s lead TE but isn’t a recommended fantasy play.

Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) will "likely" miss this weekend's game against the Redskins, per insider Ralph Vacchiano.  Donnell had an MRI earlier this week, and the results weren't good.  "Obviously something is wrong," he said Wednesday.  Will Tye will continue to serve as New York's lead TE.

Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.  He resumed running this week and has a shot to be ready after the Week 11 bye.  Backup TE Will Tye saw 6 targets with Donnell out last week but caught just 2 for 19 yards.  He'd be a desperation fantasy play.


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