Week 6 - Chandler was the yardage leader for the inept Bills defense Sunday, as he caught 4 passes for 40 yards, but he did fumble once, which didn’t do his fantasy owners any favors. Chandler still sits as a top 10 TE, thanks to a season which is seeing low totals being put up across the board by tight ends. An underwhelming option, but Scott has a shot at the end zone on a weekly basis.
Week 5 - Remember last week when we said that Chandler could very well find his way into the end zone on Sunday? Well that was an understatement, as he found his way in twice. Surprisingly Chandler remains Fitzpatrick’s favorite red zone target after Stevie Johnson’s disappearing act in week 4, and Scott finished with 4 catches for 62 yards and 2 TD’s. He remains a borderline TE1 depending on the depth in your league heading into week 5. Chandler still doesn’t rack up a ton of yardage, but gets plenty of looks in the red zone.
Week 4 - Scott Chandler will be a bordlerline TE1 for his week 4 matchup with the Patriots. This is expected to be a shootout game, especially with the RB’s for the Bills hurting, and Chandler could very well find his way into the end zone again on Sunday. Need advice on whether or not to start Chandler? Post a thread in the forums, the community will assist.
Week 2 – Chandler didn’t do much to change our impression of him as a big slow target for Ryan Fitzpatrick, as he caught 4 passes for 38 yards in week 1 against the New York Jets. While his TD did end up giving him 9.8 fantasy points, he would need to score every week to become a legit option for fantasy owners, and we put the chances of that happening right between slim and none. If you are considering picking up Chandler as a backup, check the Bills opponent for the week that your TE has a bye, it would need to be a good matchup to justify adding Scott Chandler to your fantasy roster.
Scott Chandler has been in the NFL since 2007, but only appeared in 28 games, starting in just 10 of those. He actually got off to a pretty decent start in 2011 until defenses began keying in on him in the red zone and his production dropped off. He should have the starting job in 2012 for Buffalo, but should be viewed as no better than a TE2 in most formats
2009 stats – 9 games(Dallas) – 0 Receptions, 0 Yards, 0 TD’s, 0 Fum
2010 stats - 13 games(Dallas 9, Buffalo 4) - 1 Reception, 8 Yards, 0 TD’s, 0 Fum
2011 stats – 14 games – 38 Receptions, 389 Yards(10.2 Average), 6 TD’s, 1 Fum/1 Lost