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Dustin Keller

30-Year-Old Tight End – Free Agent

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 250   DOB: 9/25/1984  College: Purdue  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the Dolphins in March 2013.

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Dustin Keller NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 23 16 48 535 3 78 11.1 6.9 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 24 16 45 522 2 81 11.6 6.4 7 1 - - - 1 7 7.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 25 NYJ 16 55 687 5 101 12.5 6.8 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 NYJ 16 65 815 5 115 12.5 7.1 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 27 NYJ 8 28 317 2 36 11.3 8.8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dustin Keller Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 23 16 4.5 7.5 6.0 3 33 16 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 24 16 4.1 6.9 5.5 3 33 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 NYJ 16 6.2 9.6 7.9 3 43 15 9 6 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 NYJ 16 7.0 11.0 9.0 4 51 17 8 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 NYJ 8 5.5 9.0 7.2 4 40 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Dustin Keller 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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While Keller tore his ACL, PCL and MCL, he did not suffer any nerve or cartilage damage in his right knee, which he blew out Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Keller was diagnosed with a torn ACL, MCL, PCL, and a dislocated right knee, which he suffered in Saturday's preseason game, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Keller has been declared out for the season and given the severity of his injury, his status beyond the 2013 campaign could be impacted. For now, Charles Clay, Dion Sims, and Michael Egnew remain in the Dolphins' TE mix, though it wouldn't be surprising to see the team add depth at the position in the coming days.
Keller will miss the 2013 season with a knee injury suffered in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans, ESPN's Adam Schefer reports.

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The Dolphins are preparing for Keller (knee) to miss the entire 2013 season, the Miami Herald reports.

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Keller suffered what appeared to be a severe knee injury during Saturday's preseason contest against the Texans,'s Jeff Darlington reports.

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While this hasn't been confirmed, it seems likely that Keller has ligament damage, possibly even a torn ACL. He took a big, low hit from Houston's D.J. Swearinger, and was unable to put any pressure on his right leg. Charles Clay and Dion Sims, neither of whom figure to match what Keller can do in the passing game, are next up on the depth chart.
Keller was targeted twice Friday night and caught both passes for a total of 46 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown.

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Keller looks to be an integral part of the Miami offense, according to the Miami Herald.

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Keller agreed to a one-year deal with Miami on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Keller might not be a celebrated free agency addition, but there's TE1 potential here in most formats if the former first-round pick can stay healthy. The Joe Philbin offense needs an athletic tight end-receiver tweener, and Keller fits that prototype much better than Anthony Fasano did. Fasano caught 41 passes for the Dolphins last year, but Keller is a good bet to add 20 to that total if he plays 16 games, especially with Mike Wallace's deep speed pushing the safeties back.

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Hamstring and ankle injuries limited Keller to eight games last season with the Jets. But all was not lost. He improved his catch rate by more than 20 points to 78 percent, and his yards per target increased to 8.8. This season, he heads to Miami to take over the starting tight-end job for the Dolphins. Keller plays more like big wide receiver as he has good speed and excellent body control in the air. His skill set should fit nicely in coach Joe Philbin's offensive system, and Ryan Tannehill is an upgrade over Mark Sanchez. Moreover, having Mike Wallace stretch the field on the outside should open space for Keller to work down the seam. Anthony Fasano, now with the Chiefs, saw 68 targets in a similar role last season for the Dolphins, but Keller could surpass that given his pedigree and Tannehill's expected development in Year 2.


In his fourth year in the league, Keller turned in a career season, leading the Jets with 65 receptions for 815 yards and five touchdowns. He benefited from a lackluster wideout corps, garnering a team-high 115 targets. Kellerís rapport with quarterback Mark Sanchez, though, continues to be a work in progress as Keller caught just 56.5 percent of his targets, 28th among qualified tight ends. That led to inconsistency as he posted five games of less than 40 yards receiving. Whatís more, his 20 red-zone targets and nine targets inside the 10-yard line (third among tight ends) suggest he should have found the end zone more often. His goal-line numbers might not improve this season, depending on how the Jets use Tim Tebow. The addition of rookie wideout Stephen Hill, though, could help open up the middle of the field for Keller to operate. Although heís small for a tight end at 6-2, his size also allows him to get down field with good speed (12 receptions of 20-plus yards last year).


At 6-2, 250, Keller shows excellent speed to get open downfield and uses his quickness to make himself an easy target. After the catch he shows good ability to break tackles and get extra yardage after contact. Those skills led to 11 catches of 20-plus yards last season, tied for fourth most at the position. One area in need of improvement, however, is his hands. Keller dropped seven passes last season, none more important than an end-zone drop Week 16 in Chicago. Quarterback Mark Sanchez also became more comfortable with his wide receivers as the year went on, and Kellerís role shrank. In the first five games, Keller was targeted nine times in the red zone, including seven times inside the 10, and scored five touchdowns. He never made it into the end zone again, receiving red-zone targets in just three of the final 11 games. As Keller showed early last year, he has plenty upside, but heíll need to remain a significant part of the teamís attack. With Santonio Holmes' return, plus the additions of Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason, Keller's role is a little cloudy, but he's still an important piece of the puzzle.


Kellerís outstanding postseason performance in which he scored in all three Jets games might make him a bit overvalued heading into the 2010 season. The Jets remain a run-first team and have a number of receiving options after acquiring Braylon Edwards last year and Santonio Holmes (who will serve a four-game suspension) during the offseason.

While the development of Mark Sanchez is the likely culprit, itís worth noting that Kellerís yards per target dropped in his sophomore season from 6.9 to 6.4 yards, neither of which is a decent number. And for the second year in a row his production tailed off late in the season when he caught just nine passes in the final five weeks. Also, while Keller was targeted 11 times in the red zone, he scored only twice. Sanchezís continued development will help Keller, but probably not enough to make him a weekly fantasy starter unless the team gives him more looks from in close.


Kellerís another tight end who fits the ďbetter receiver than blockerĒ mold, which is perfect for fantasy purposes. His production predictably tailed off in tandem with the Jetsí demise as he only had 76 total receiving yards over the last four games and didnít find the end zone after Week 10. Morever, Keller will be playing with an inexperienced quarterback at the helm Ė either Mark Sanchez or Kellen Clemens Ė limiting some of his upside in 2009. Itís worth noting that young quarterbacks often use the tight end as a security blanket, so an increase in catches and yards would not be a surprise.


He's a tight end for our purposes but an H-back in reality, which is a cute way to say that Keller is more receiver than blocker at this point in the game. The Jets have too many options at tight end for anyone to go of in 2008, but Keller should become a nice Dallas Clark clone in a couple of years. Clip and save.