C.J. Fiedorowicz
Texans' C.J. Fiedorowicz: Catches only target
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, HOU
5:50 PM
News: Fiedorowicz caught his lone target for a seven-yard gain in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

According to Pro Football Focus, Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffen each got nine snaps on the first-team offense, with Stephen Anderson (five) and Jay Prosch (three) also chipping in. Despite being listed atop the depth chart, Fiedorowicz will likely split snaps with Griffin and/or Anderson in a Bill O'Brien offense that rarely targets its tight ends the past two years.

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Nick Vannett
Seahawks' Nick Vannett: Will not play in preseason finale
Nick Vannett, TE, SEA
5:24 PM
News: Vannett (ankle) will not play in the Seahawks' preseason finale Thursday against the Raiders, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

Vannett suffered a high-ankle sprain during Seattle's second preseason tilt, but remains without a timetable to return. For now, he should be considered questionable for Week 1.

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Delanie Walker
Titans' Delanie Walker: Deemed fine by Mularkey
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN
4:58 PM
News: Walker, who needed an hour to catch his breath after leaving Saturday's preseason tilt against the Raiders, had congestion in his chest at the time and is fine, per coach Mike Mularkey.

Mularkey noted that Walker should practice Monday, which seems to confirm the notion the issue the tight end dealt with Saturday is not something that should impact his fantasy standing moving forward.

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Darren Fells
Cardinals' Darren Fells: Shows up in third preseason game
Darren Fells, TE, ARI
4:26 PM
News: Fells caught two passes for 44 yards on two targets in Sunday's preseason game against the Texans.

A 12-game starter last season, Fells played each of the first 11 snaps in Friday's game, according to Pro Football Focus. Fells and Jermaine Gresham are both listed as starters on the preseason depth chart, but with the Cardinals sure to rely on three-wide formations, the two tight ends will likely end up splitting time. 2014 second-round draft pick Tory Niklas could also be in the mix for snaps, as he reportedly received work with the first-team offense during training camp.

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Tyler Higbee
Rams' Tyler Higbee: Six targets Saturday
Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR
3:48 PM
News: Higbee caught one pass for 11 yards despite being targeted six times during Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

Higbee's lone reception came from quarterback Case Keenum on the Rams' third offensive series Saturday. Although he failed to haul in any of his other five targets, Higbee led Los Angeles with six looks in total. For a team devoid of a traditional top receiving threat, Higbee could become a nice piece in the Rams' passing game, as he boasts a great combination of size and speed, and has higher upside than veteran tight end Lance Kendricks.

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Trey Burton
Eagles' Trey Burton: Catches five passes Saturday
Trey Burton, TE, PHI
3:42 PM
News: Burton caught five passes (on five targets) for 35 yards and a TD in Saturday's preseason win over the Colts.

Burton served as a special-teamer last season, catching just three passes for 54 yards in 16 games for the Eagles, but if either Zach Ertz or Brent Celek go down with an injury this season, Burton could emerge as an in-season pickup candidate.

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Kyle Rudolph
Vikings' Kyle Rudolph: Makes up for lost fumble
Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
3:16 PM
News: Rudolph caught three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Rudolph lost a fumble at the end of an 18-yard gain in the second quarter, but he made up for it on the very next drive, catching a 27-yard touchdown pass with just 78 seconds remaining in the half. Teddy Bridgewater honed in on Rudolph and Stefon Diggs, who caught five passes 71 yards on five targets.

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Matt LaCosse
Giants' Matt LaCosse: Set to undergo knee surgery
Matt LaCosse, TE, NYG
12:46 PM
News: LaCosse (knee) is slated to undergo surgery on his right knee and will be sidelined indefinitely, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

LaCosse injured his knee at the start of training camp and has been dealing with pain and swelling ever since. He's opted to undergo surgery to alleviate the pain and will be sidelined indefinitely, although the Giants aren't ruling out a potential return for the 23-year-old tight end later in the season. LaCosse was battling for playing time with the likes of Will Tye and Larry Donnell, so along with those two players, his absence could also mean extra reps for Will Johnson (neck) once healthy.

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Lance Kendricks
Rams' Lance Kendricks: Leads Rams receivers
Lance Kendricks, TE, LAR
11:52 AM
News: Kendricks caught three passes (on three targets) for a team-high 36 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

Kendricks' three catches all came while quarterback Case Keenum was in the game over the first four series of Saturday's contest. The veteran ultimately led Los Angeles in receiving yards, but that evidenced how much the Rams struggled to move the ball. Additionally, with starting running back Todd Gurley rested, Kendricks probably was a bigger figure than he otherwise will be during the regular season, and rookie tight end Tyler Higbee's six targets Saturday suggest he could increasingly cut into Kendricks' usage in the passing game as the year unfolds.

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Virgil Green
Broncos' Virgil Green: Scores against Los Angeles
Virgil Green, TE, DEN
10:30 AM
News: Green caught three of three passes for 14 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over Los Angeles.

Make it 10 catches on 10 targets this preseason for Green, who both through his play and Jeff Heuerman's injury woes has all but locked up the starting tight end job. The long-time blocking tight end has shown reliable hands and the athleticism to turn up field this preseason. He finds himself in an offense that tends to feature the tight end heavily in the passing game.

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