Scott Chandler BUF -TEChandler thinks he can be ready for training camp
Bills TE Scott Chandler tore his ACL on December 23rd. He underwent reconstructive surgery on January 9th -- just 4-and-a-half months ago. But Chandler think it's "realistic" that he'll be ready for the start of training camp in just another 2 months. "I feel good, and I'm excited for the season," he said. "The
injury is different than it used to be. The doctors are better." Chandler started running routes 3 weeks ago and has been running and catching passes off to the side of OTAs this week. The Bills didn't draft a TE until adding Chris Gragg in the 7th round, so it looks like they're counting on Chandler making an impact this season. He's scored 12 times over the past 2 years but has averaged just 33 yards per game. Coming off a serious knee injury, he'll be nothing more than a late-round depth pick in fantasy drafts this summer.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEhas a torn ACL
Bills TE Scott Chandler suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. It puts his status for the start of the 2013 season in doubt. Chandler has scored 6 TDs in back-to-back seasons, and set new personal bests this year with 43 catches and 571 yards.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEout with knee injury
Bills TE Scott Chandler suffered a knee injury on a 1st-quarter catch against the Dolphins. He's already been ruled out for the game, hinting at a relatively severe injury.
Bills TE Scott Chandler (groin) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He managed just 2 catches for 30 yards in his first meeting with Miami. You should have a better option for Championship Week.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEprobable for Week 16
Despite being limited in practice this week, Bills TE Scott Chandler (groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He'll play but is a weak fantasy option. Chandler managed just 2 catches for 30 yards in his first meeting with Miami.
As expected, Bills TE Scott Chandler (head) is active for today's game against the 49ers. He practiced all week and is safe to use as a low-end fantasy starter.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEprobable for Week 5
Bills TE Scott Chandler (concussion) put in a full week of practice and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against San Fran. It's still unclear if he sustained a concussion last week, but it's water under the bridge now. Chandler is a low-end TE1 against a Niners team that ranks just 23rd against opposing TEs.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEexpected to be fine for Week 5
Bills TE Scott Chandler left Sunday's game against the Bills with a head injury. But he told reporters afterwards that he already passed his concussion tests. HC Chan Gailey confirmed on Monday that Chandler is "fine." We'll keep an eye on his practice participation this week, but it souds like Chandler will be available for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEhas possible concussion
Bills TE Scott Chandler left with a head injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Patriots. It's likely a concussion, but we should find out more on Monday. Chandler scored his 3rd and 4th TDs of the season before exiting.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEto see a bigger role
Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick confirmed that the season-ending injury to WR David Nelson will mean a bigger role for TE Scott Chandler. "I think in general we’re moving a little bit away from the four wide stuff this year because of what [Chandler has] been able to do, what he’s shown this offseason and what he was able to do last year," Fitzpatrick said. "Now with David being out, we don’t really have that four wide receiver option as much as we did. We will have to lean on Scott even more. I think he welcomes that. I think that’s something we feel good about because he’s a great receiver.” In his first full game without Nelson, Chandler hauled in 2 of 5 targets for 53 yards and a TD. He's now scored in each game this season -- and has 8 TDs in his last 16 games. Consider Chandler a rock-solid TE2 in fantasy.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEhaving an impressive camp
Bills insider Joe Buscaglia calls TE Scott Chandler the runner-up MVP of training camp (he gave the MVP to S Jairus Byrd). "Easy catches, tough catches in traffic -- it doesn't matter," Buscaglia writes. "Chandler has roped everything in and become one of Ryan Fitzpatrick's favorite two targets. He looks primed to have a better season than his last one." Chandler went for 389 yards and 6 TDs in 14 games last year, finishing 18th in fantasy points per game. He's part of a deep group of TE2s this season, and it's tough to see him entering fantasy-starter range. Still, with an ADP outside the first 15 rounds, he's a nice end-game pick if you draft a stud TE early on.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEan "every down" TE?
Bills TE coach Pete Metzelaars sees TE Scott Chandler as an "every down" player. "He’s a big physical guy who can run as well," Metzelaars said. "He catches the ball great. A lot of people do not give him credit for his blocking, but I think he does that very well and can still get better at it. I think he has a huge upside." Chandler was on the field for only 58% of Buffalo's offensive snaps last year and finished with 38 catches for 389 yards and 6 TDs. He could build on those numbers if he truly becomes a 3-down TE.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEre-ups with Bills
The Bills have re-signed TE Scott Chandler to a 2-year deal. He was set to become a free-agent on Tuesday. A 4th-round pick of the Chargers back in 2007, Chandler bounced around the league before becoming Buffalo's starting TE this past season. His 6 TDs tied a team record for most in a season by a TE, and his 38 receptions were the most by a Bills TE since 2001. While Chandler is lacking in the athleticism department, his 6'7, 263-pound frame makes him an inviting red zone target. He'll be a low-end fantasy backup in 2012 fantasy drafts.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEout with ankle injury
Bills TE Scott Chandler appeared to aggravate his sprained ankle in Sunday's game against the Patriots. He's been ruled out for the rest of the day. Chandler finishes the 2011 season with 38 catches, 389 yards, and 6 TDs.
Bills TE Scott Chandler (ankle) is active for today's game against the Broncos. In his first game back, he's not a recommended fantasy starter.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEprobable for Week 16
Bills TE Scott Chandler (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Broncos after being limited in practice all week. He's missed the past 2 games but had totaled 169 yards on 14 receptions in his previous 3. In his first game back, though, consider him just a mid-range TE2.
Scott Chandler BUF -TElimited again Thursday
Bills TE Scott Chandler (ankle) put in his 2nd-straight limited practice on Thursday. "It's feeling better everyday," he said afterwards. "I think I'll be out there and be fine." Chandler will likely be a game-time call for Saturday's tilt with the Broncos. If he plays, he'll be a risky TE2.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEback at practice Tuesday
Bills TE Scott Chandler practiced on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his ankle a couple weeks ago. He remains iffy for this Saturday's game against the Broncos. "I have hopes for him playing Saturday but I’m not 100 percent sure," HC Chan Gailey said. We'll update Chandler's status throughout the week.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEwon't play Week 15
Bills TE Scott Chandler (ankle) was unable to practice all week and won't play against the Dolphins on Sunday. TE Lee Smith is expected to start in his place. He caught 1 ball for 0 yards last week and isn't a fantasy option.
Scott Chandler BUF -TEnot expected to play Week 15
Bills HC Chan Gailey didn't sound optimistic about TE Scott Chandler's (ankle) chances of returning for this Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Chandler went down with a sprained ankle 2 weeks ago, and there's been no timetable set for his return. TE Lee Smith started in his place this past Sunday, finishing with 1 catch for 0 yards.
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