News: The Giants have re-signed reserve tight end Bear Pascoe to a one-year deal.
Analysis: Pascoe caught just four passes last season, including his first NFL touchdown. No one should count on him for big Fantasy stats.
News: Giants tight end Bear Pascoe recorded his fourth reception of the year in Week 13 against the Redskins. He hauled in a 16-yard grab in the first half for his lone target in the 17-16 loss.
Analysis: With Martellus Bennett having a career campaign, Pascoe's role has reduced on offense and he is mainly used as a blocking tight end in New York. That being the case, continue to ignore the 26-year-old in all Fantasy formats.
News: ESPN believes tight end Bear Pascoe's experience in the Giants offense gives him the edge over newcomer Martellus Bennett for the starting job when camp opens. The team wants Bennett to step into the starter's role after paying for his services in free agency but he has to learn his role in the offense first.
Analysis: Pascoe had 12 catches for 136 yards playing sparingly in the regular season as a reserve tight end; he scored against the Niners in the NFC title game. If Bennett struggles in camp with his role or his weight or his attitude, Pascoe should be able to step right in. He's not expected to be overly productive in Fantasy, however.
News: According to ESPN.com, the Giants are expected to bring back tight end Bear Pascoe in 2012. Pascoe is a restricted free agent, but the Giants will need him with Jake Ballard (knee) and Travis Beckum (knee) both suffering torn ACLs in the playoffs.
Analysis: The Giants will likely draft a tight end also, but Pascoe could enter the season as the starter. Keep an eye on what develops, but Pascoe would be just a No. 2 Fantasy option at best in deeper leagues.
News: With TE Jake Ballard (knee) out for Week 16 against the Jets, Giants TE Bear Pascoe will probably be in the starting lineup. He plays hard and gives it everything he has, coach Tom Coughlin said of Pascoe. That is one thing about that guy. He is a tough guy and he does everything that you ask him to do. TEs average 7.7 Fantasy points per week and have totaled four touchdowns against the Jets this season.
Analysis: Pascoe had two catches for 26 yards in Week 15 after Ballard got hurt. But the entire game plan doesn't have to fall on him Week 16 with Travis Beckum set to return to action. Pascoe is merely a desperation Fantasy option Week 16.
News: Giants RapidReporter Alex Raskin reports that Giants coach Tom Coughlin had a warning for TE Bear Pascoe and TE Jake Ballard this week. Theyve done a nice thing with their personnel, Coughlin said of the Seahawks. They have a 318-pounder that sits on the inside eye of the tight end The tight ends are in for an interesting week for sure. Coughlin was referring to Seahawks DE Red Bryant.
Analysis: The Seahawks have allowed an average of 5.5 Fantasy points total (in standard CBSSports.com formats) to opposing TEs through the first four weeks of the season, that is the fourth lowest in the league. They have held opposing TEs to below 60 yards in three of four games and have allowed just one touchdown pass to a tight end. Do not expect much production out of either tight end in for Week 5. Both remain very low-end options in Fantasy to begin with.
News:Kevin Boss has signed a four-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN. The deal is said to be worth $16 million. In Boss' absence, Travis Beckum is likely to become the Giants' primary tight end, though coach Tom Coughlin said on Friday that he has been impressed with TE Jake Ballard's development as a receiver. Bear Pascoe is also considered a possible alternative.
Analysis: Coach Coughlin and Pascoe both sounded unsure when asked where Pascoe would play now that Boss signed in Oakland. Pascoe, who is about five pounds heavier than last season and was expecting to play fullback, said he wouldn't mind shuffling between the positions. He seems unlikely to become a primary pass-catching option, however, and will not be worth targeting in Fantasy leagues.
News: Giants TE Bear Pascoe caught a pair of passes in Week 14 against the Vikings. Pascoe was targeted twice in the 21-3 loss and had a season-high 21 yards receiving in the contest.
Analysis: Pascoe is used primarily as a blocking tight end and normally doesn't see many passes thrown in his direction. With only nine receptions for 72 yards on the season, he can be ignored in all formats heading into Week 15 against the Eagles.
News: Giants TE Bear Pascoe had just one catch for 10 yards in Week 9 against the Seahawks. It was his only target in the 41-7 blowout.
Analysis: Pascoe has just four receptions for 27 yards on the season. He is more of a blocking TE and does not stat consistently enough to warrant using in Fantasy. We don't recommend using him in Week 10 against the Cowboys.
News: Giants TE Bear Pascoe caught a pair of passes in Week 6 against the Lions. Those catches totaled 10 yards. Pascoe was targeted twice in the game.
Analysis: Pascoe is the secondary pass-catching tight end for the Giants and he is used more for his blocking ability than as a receiver. He is not a recommended option in Fantasy as a result.
News: Giants TE Bear Pascoe, who entered the game with one career reception, had another Week 2 at Indianapolis. It went for 7 yards.
Analysis: Pascoe likely wouldn't have gotten the chance to make a grab if starting TE Kevin Boss hadn't been sidelined by a concussion. Even with Boss out, Pascoe was only a reserve. You can leave him on waivers in Fantasy.
News: The Giants have signed TE Bear Pascoe to their 53-man roster. He was previously on the practice squad.
Analysis: Pascoe will play mostly special teams for the Giants, but could see the occasional snap here and there as the third TE. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy play, however.
News: With four of the five tight ends at camp sidelined by minor injuries, Bear Pascoe has gotten almost all the work. Whether it's one practice or two, the second-year pro has been the main target for quarterbacks Eli Manning, Jim Sorgi and Rhett Bomar, and he is loving every exhaustive second. The performance has impressed coach Tom Coughlin and put Pascoe on the road to earning a spot on the roster. Kevin Boss has the Giants' starting job nailed down despite ankle and hamstring injuries, so Pascoe is aiming to back him up. "If I can keep working and improving like I am and show Coach Coughlin my good work ethic, most definitely I think I can earn a spot on this roster," he said. "I am planning on it."
Analysis: It's a nice story, but Pascoe isn't expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use this season. Keep him off rosters.
News: Giants TE Bear Pascoe caught one pass for 9 yards Week 15 at Washington. The reception was the first of his career.
Analysis: Pascoe clearly doesn't play a big enough role on offense to make an impact in Fantasy. Leave him on waivers for Week 16 against the Panthers.
News: The 49ers have signed tight end Bear Pascoe, their sixth-round draft pick. The former Fresno State star inked a four-year deal with the 49ers, becoming the fourth of San Francisco's seven picks to sign. Pascoe caught 85 passes for 953 yards over the past two seasons with the Bulldogs.
Analysis: Pascoe is expected to play on special teams for the 49ers while filling departed Billy Bajema's role as a blocking specialist on offense. He is not expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off of rosters.
News: The 49ers drafted Fresno State TE Bear Pascoe with a sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft. The tough blocker will likely be a reserve for the club this year and also work on special teams.
Analysis: Pascoe is not expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off of rosters.