2013 Fantasy Football Preview: Buffalo Bills’ Scott Chandler
Standing in at 6-foot-7 and weighing 260 pounds, Buffalo Bills starting tight end Scott Chandler is an imposing sight to say the least. Also, it’s likely defenders feel the same way as he creates such a head to head mismatch due to his quick feet and sheer mass going down field. In the last two seasons, Chandler has had six touchdown receptions. However, injuries in both campaigns detailed promising seasons and possible trips to the Pro Bowl. These impressive numbers were made possible as him and Stevie Johnson were the two primary targets for then quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
However in 2013, the Bills overhauled their offense greatly, by adding legit weapons such as Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, Da’Rick Rogers and Chris Gragg. These new targets will thin out double and some times triple coverage on old primary targets. Also, the Bills acquired a new rookie quarterback in E.J. Manuel in the first round for newly hired head coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. This new offensive firepower will allow Chandler to draw only single coverage and likely either against a slower linebacker or a much smaller safety that can’t reach as high as Scott can.
Scott Chandler’s Projected 2013 Stats based on him playing in all 16 games: 62 catches, 750 yards with nine touchdown receptions. Will he actually reach these goals coming off of an ACL tear just under seven months ago? It’s possible especially after running back Adrian Peterson ran for 2,097 and he recovered super humanly to say the least.
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