College: Rutgers | 5 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 252 lbs
Birth Date: 10/15/1992
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2019 Bye Week: 6
Doubtful - foot
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
Kroft broke a bone in his foot last year, limiting him to just five games. He had four receptions for 36 yards before getting injured. He signed with the Bills this offseason and will compete for a big role with his new team. He could be the starter for Buffalo. Kroft has some starting experience, getting a chance to start for the Bengals in 2017, catching a career high 42 passes in that role. He broke his foot again this offseason, though, which is a concern. He should be ready for the start of the season but the missed time could hurt his chances to win the starting job. Kroft is a solid pass-catching tight end that plays more like a receiver than a tight end. He is a tall target with plus speed and decent hands. He isn't much of a blocker, though, but has improved since entering the league.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Kroft could set career highs this year but don't expect huge numbers in this offense. He is more spot start material if he wins the starting tight end job. He could get around 50 receptions for 500 yards and five touchdowns.
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Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Giants, but he looks closer to returning and got through limited practices all week. Head coach Sean McDermott wouldn't rule Kroft out for the game. Even if Kroft suits up, he won't be worth a spot in any starting lineups in his season debut. If he misses his second straight game, rookies Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney should split the work at tight end again. While both are worth stashing in deep dynasty leagues, neither of them can be trusted in redraft leagues.
Buffalo Bills CB Taron Johnson (hamstring) and WR Andre Roberts (quad) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 2 versus the New York Giants. TE Tyler Kroft (foot) was a limited participant in practice all week and is listed as questionable. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), WR John Brown (rest), OT Ty Nsekhe (rest), DT Jordan Phillips (illness), CB Levi Wallace (ankle), RB Frank Gore (rest) and WR Cole Beasley (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and no longer appear on the injury report.
Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (rest), CB Taron Johnson (hamstring) and WR Andre Roberts (quad) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 12. TE Tyler Kroft (foot) and CB Levi Wallace (ankle) were limited. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), WR John Brown (rest), OT Ty Nsekhe (rest) and DT Jordan Phillips (illness) all returned to full participation after not practicing the day before.
Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander, OT Ty Nsekhe and WR John Brown sat out practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, for rest. CB Taron Johnson (hamstring), DT Jordan Phillips (illness) and WR Andre Roberts (quad) didn't practice. TE Tyler Kroft (foot) was limited.
Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) is inactive in Week 1 against the Jets. Kroft was doubtful to play coming into this one, so it should surprise nobody. None of Buffalo's tight end options are interesting from a fantasy perspective, including Kroft when he's healthy. The Bills could use a combination of Lee Smith and rookies Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney against the Jets. Knox has some appeal as a dynasty/keeper stash, but that's about it.
The Buffalo Bills have declared WR Andre Roberts, OT Conor McDermott, OL Ike Boettger, TE Tyler Kroft, S Jaquan Johnson, OT Ryan Bates and S Dean Marlowe inactive for Week 1.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Roberts (quadriceps) will not play in Week 1 against the Jets after injuring himself in practice on Monday. Roberts, a 2018 Pro Bowl returner, isn't fantasy relevant. Robert Foster, Cole Beasley, Devin Singletary, Isaiah McKenzie and Micah Hyde are options to replace Roberts on returns this Sunday. Tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) practiced on a limited basis on Friday but is listed as doubtful. John Brown, Zay Jones and Cole Beasley should be Buffalo's top three wideouts in the season opener. Avoid the Bills tight end situation altogether in fantasy.
Buffalo Bills WR Andre Roberts (quad) did not participate in practice for a third straight day Friday, Sept. 6, and has been ruled out for Week 1 against the New York Jets. TE Tyler Kroft (foot) was limited for a third straight day and is listed as doubtful.
Buffalo Bills WR Andre Roberts (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 5. TE Tyler Kroft (foot) was limited during practice.
Buffalo Bills WR Andre Roberts (quadriceps) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 4, and is considered day to day. TE Tyler Kroft (foot) also missed practice.
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) will not take part in practice on Wednesday. Kroft is unlikely to play in Week 1 against the Jets on the road and could also miss another week or two after that as he recovers from his injury. When healthy, he could be the team's top pass-catching tight end, but fantasy owners aren't waiting around to see how Buffalo's tight end group shakes out. The repetitions without Kroft will be split up between Lee Smith and rookies Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney. If anything, Knox is a stash in dynasty/keeper leagues.
Buffalo Bills TE Tyler Kroft (foot) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 2. Head coach Sean McDermott said the team hopes Kroft will be able to return during the early part of the season.
Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) is still listed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Kroft broke his foot early in offseason workouts and has missed the first three preseason games. Head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane have had discussions on what do with Kroft in regards to the 53-man roster. One option is to place Kroft on the reserve PUP list, which would sideline him for the first six weeks of the regular season. If Kroft isn't ready by Week 1, that means more playing time for rookies Tommy Sweeney and Dawson Knox. Kroft caught seven touchdowns in 2017, so the productivity is there when he's healthy, but he is off fantasy radars for the time being.
Buffalo Bills TE Tyler Kroft's (foot) status for the start of the regular season is still uncertain, according to head coach Sean McDermott. Kroft is currently on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.
Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) has been progressing well as of late and there's speculation that he could avoid the PUP list to start the season. Kroft broke his foot early in the offseason and had been in a walking boot until about two weeks ago. There's still no timetable for Kroft's return but the starting tight end spot still appears to be all his whenever he is ready. Kroft spent the first four years of his career with the Bengals before signing with the Bills this year. He caught seven touchdowns in 2017, so he's shown he can produce when given the opportunity.
Buffalo Bills TE Tyler Kroft (foot) is 'moving in the right direction' in his recovery from foot surgery, according to head coach Sean McDermott Sunday, Aug. 18. McDermott didn't provide a timeline for Kroft's return to the field but added he has been working on his own behind the scenes.
Fantasy Spin: Kroft was a candidate to be a late-round fantasy pick for those punting the tight end position, buy fantasy roster managers will now likely be able to wait to see how he starts the season before picking him up off of the waiver wire.
Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) has been on the preseason PUP list while nursing a broken foot. On Wednesday, however, he reached a big turning point in his rehabilitation as his walking boot was removed. There is still no timetable for his return and his availability for week one of the NFL season is still greatly in doubt. The Bills' next most intriguing option at tight end behind Kroft is rookie Dawson Knox, who is nursing a hamstring injury. In the deepest of leagues, Kroft could be worth targeting in the late rounds as he's the team's clear number one tight end when healthy.
Buffalo Bills TE Tyler Kroft (foot) is no longer wearing a walking boot but there is no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Spin: Kroft probably will be questionable for the start of the regular season, so fantasy players should monitor the situation. Kroft is not a starting option in fantasy leagues but could be a No. 2 tight end in deeper leagues when healthy.
Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Monday, July 22. The Bills also placed TE Tyler Kroft (foot) and OG Jeremiah Sirles (undisclosed) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) suffered a broken foot on the first day of organized team activities on Monday and will need surgery. Kroft is expected to miss three to four months, so he won't be ready for the start of the season and can be ignored in fantasy leagues. Behind Kroft, Buffalo has rookie Dawson Knox, Lee Smith and Jason Croom on their depth chart. None of those three will be fantasy relevant with Kroft on the shelf.