News:Gavin Escobar recorded a team-high six catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 42-28 win over Wyoming.
Analysis:Gavin Escobar had a bit of a disappointing year with only 41 catches and six touchdowns. He projects to be a high NFL prospect and might not return for his senior season.
SDSU's Escobar Has Five Catches in Upset Win over Boise State
News:Gavin Escobar caught a team-high five balls for 58 yards in a 21-19 win over Boise State on Saturday.
Analysis: The Aztecs' upset win was fueled by the run-game and special teams, but Gavin Escobar remains an important piece in this offense. He's by far the best receiver and a worthy starter at tight-end in a lot of fantasy leagues.
SDSU's Escobar Goes Over 100 Yards and Scores Against UNLV
News:Gavin Escobar had a team-high 108 yards and a touchdown on four receptions in a 24-14 win over UNLV on Saturday.
Analysis: After a three-week scoring drought, Gavin Escobar is on a roll with nine catches and three total touchdowns over the past two weeks. He's the Aztecs' leading receiver and has a better shot than anyone at producing against the defensively stout Boise State Broncos next week.
SDSU's Escobar Hauls in Two Touchdowns Against Nevada
News:Gavin Escobar caught five balls for 39 yards and two touchdowns in a thrilling 39-38 overtime win against Nevada on Saturday.
Analysis:Gavin Escobar's season has been up-and-down in regards to production. When he's on his game, he's one of the better tight ends. He could be a good start against UNLV next week.
SDSU's Escobar Records a Single Catch Against Fresno State
News:Gavin Escobar had one catch for 33 yards in a 52-40 loss to Fresno State on Saturday.
Analysis: After recording a touchdown in two straight contests, Gavin Escobar's momentum came to a screeching halt on Saturday. Quarterback Ryan Katz failed to find any rhythm in the passing game and Escobar's production suffered. He'll have more big games, but it may not be with regularity. Temper fantasy expectations accordingly.
San Diego State's Escobar Grabs Five Balls and a TD Against San Jose State
News:Gavin Escobar caught five passes for 46 yards and one touchdown in a 38-34 loss to San Jose State on Saturday.
Analysis:Gavin Escobar has really gotten going in the last two weeks with 163 total yards and two touchdowns. Continue to ride the momentum with this tight end and start him.
San Diego State's Escobar Scores First Touchdown of the Season
News:Gavin Escobar grabbed a team-high five catches for 117 yards and one touchdown in a 49-41 triumph over North Dakota on Saturday.
Analysis: Aztec quarterback Ryan Katz finally looked Gavin Escobar's way against North Dakota. He's arguably the best tight end in the conference and worth owning if this production continues.
SDSU's Escobar Has Another Sub-Par Game Against Army
News:Gavin Escobar caught two balls for 34 yards and zero touchdowns in a win versus Army on Saturday.
Analysis: For the second week in a row, quarterback Ryan Katz rarely looked the tight end's way. If Gavin Escobar doesn't have a breakout game soon, it might be time to look at other tight ends.
News:Gavin Escobar didn't receive a lot of work in a 21-12 loss to Washington, catching two passes for only eight yards Saturday.
Analysis:Gavin Escobar entered the season as a premier tight end in fantasy, so this performance could be concerning. Washington has a better-than-average defense, though, so look for Gavin to turn it around against Army.
News: After a stellar 2011 season, San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar will no longer go unnoticed, the Coloradoan reports.
Analysis:Gavin Escobar hauled in over 50 passes last season for nearly 800 yards. Without Ronnie Hillman in the backfield to provide balance, those numbers might be hard to duplicate but no matter what, Escobar is a top tier tight end in any league.
News: Tight end Luke Willson did not play in Week 12 against Tulane due to an ankle injury and remains questionable for Saturday's game against SMU.
Analysis: At this point you have to find a safer option at TE. Look at San Diego State's Gavin Escobar as a potential TE target to use.
News: Even with a specially-made brace to protect his broken hand, San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar was a force in the loss Wyoming Saturday. Escober caught four passes for 95 yards and a score.
Analysis: Escobar is not only tough, but talented. Escobar continues to be a weapon that quarterback Ryan Lindley can actually complete passes to. Expect him to be in that four-to-six catch range a lot this season.
News: San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar has shed his hard cast and now has something much more flexible in place on his broken hand. The new brace allows for freedom of movement for all his fingers and allows him to catch the ball.
Analysis: Escobar has been cleared to play Saturday against Wyoming, so that provides quarterback Ryan Lindley with another solid receiving weapon. Escobar has developed into a solid pass-catching tight end for the Aztecs.
News: Despite suffering a broken hand last week, San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar is likely to play in the team's next game Oct. 29 against Wyoming.
Analysis: The Aztecs, which entered the season with four quality tight ends, have seen Escobar and D.J. Shields (broken foot) suffer breaks. Escobar will wear a special cast that will allow him some flexibility while allowing him to protect the break.
News: San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar suffered a broken hand in last Thursday's win over Air Force. He'll miss three to four weeks.
Analysis: Escobar has been one of the better fantasy tight ends this year with 16 catches for 221 yards and four scores. Keep an eye on Alston Umuolo.
News: San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar injured his hand and retreated to the locker room in the first quarter of last night's game against Air Force and never returned.
Analysis: It is not known at this time the severity of the injury, but for Escobar owner's out there, Alston Umuolo might be one to pick up if he is out for any period of time.
News: Tight end Gavin Escobar certainly made an impact in the San Diego State passing game. Escober caught four passes for 58 yards and two scores in the win over Washington State.
Analysis: In the two games he's played, he has eight catches and two touchdowns. Quarterback Ryan Lindley isn't afraid to look in his direction in the red zone, which means he's going to keep getting opportunities.
News: Tight end Gavin Escobar has a nice day for San Diego State, catching four passes for 36 yards and a score in the win over Cal-Poly.
Analysis: Productive tight ends aren't that plentiful and there was a general feeling that quarterback Ryan Lindley was going to get Escobar involved this season. That certainly appears to be the case -- at least for the first game.
News: If you are looking for a sleeper at the tight end position, look for San Diego State's Gavin Escobar to break out in 2011.
Analysis: With the loss of Vincent Brown and DeMarco Sampson after the 2010 season, the Aztecs need someone to step up. Escobar had 29 receptions for 323 yards and four touchdowns in 2010 and should be on the field on all downs in 2011. Escobar can be had at the end of your draft and is having a monster camp according to all reports.
News: San Diego State just got a double whammy in the form of losing two wide receivers for the entire 2011 season. Jay Waddell and Dominique Sandifer will not participate this year after suffering knee injuries.
Analysis: Sandifer was expected to be the next receiver in line for Ryan Lindley passes after Vincent Brown and Demarco Sampson left but now those receptions could fall to Ezell Ruffin and tight end Gavin Escobar.
News: Escobar caught six passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in San Diego State's loss to Utah.
Analysis: Escobar isn't a big part of San Diego State's offense, so Saturday's output came as a surprise.
News: Escobar caught four passes for 42 yards as San Diego State hung on for a 24-19 win over Colorado State Saturday.
Analysis: Escobar gets lost in the shuffle with San Diego State loaded at receiver and running back. He has no fantasy value at this point.
News: Escobar caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Lindley to help San Diego State beat Air Force Saturday.
Analysis: Escobar doesn't get many targets in San Diego State's offense. He has no fantasy value at the moment.
News: Escobar caught two passes for 33 yards and a touchdown against New Mexico State Saturday.
Analysis: Escobar has touchdowns two weeks straight, and he's looking like a decent desperation pickup at tight end.