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Ben Utecht

Tight End – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Ben Utecht in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 6' 6"   WT: 248   College: University of Minnesota  Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Bengals in November of 2009.

November 18, 2009  –  Ben Utecht News

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Utecht, who was on the Bengals' IR with a concussion, reached an injury settlement with the team and was released, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Ben Utecht 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
2007 14 31 364 1 37 11.7 9.8 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2008 10 16 123 0 31 7.7 4.0 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ben Utecht 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
2007 14 3.0 5.2 4.1 2 26 4 - - 0 0 0 - -
2008 10 1.2 2.8 2.0 2 12 4 - - 0 0 0 - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ben Utecht – Playing Time Overview

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Ben Utecht: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Utecht has been placed on season-ending injured reserve due to his concussion, the Bengals' official site reports.

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A tough break for Utecht, but all the Bengals' tight end woes have likely created an opportunity for rookie Chase Coffman to emerge this season.
Utecht's post-concussion symptoms are still lingering and doctors have advised him to lay low in order to keep from raising his blood pressure, the Bengals' official site reports.

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Utecht (concussion) sat out Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.

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Utecht (concussion) will miss Friday's preseason opener against the Saints, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Utecht suffered a concussion in practice on Wednesday, the team's official web site reports. He was taken in an ambulance from practice to a local hospital.

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Reggie Kelly's ruptured Achilles' tendon has put Utecht on top of the Bengals' depth chart at tight end, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Utecht will have to fend off rookie Chase Coffman and perhaps Daniel Coats for playing time. Utecht is considered a good receiving tight end, though he had a hard time staying on the field last year. Neither Utecht nor Coffman is considered to be a good run blocker.
Utecht (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.

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Utecht (foot) will be a game-time decision this weekend, despite being listed as probable, the Bengals' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ben Utecht.

2009

Utecht suffered a chest injury a year ago, which cost him six games. It didn't matter much, as the Bengals struggled on offense with the loss of Carson Palmer. Utecht had only 123 receiving yards after eclipsing 360 the previous two seasons. The drafting of Chase Coffman should negatively impact Utecht's fantasy value. However, the departure of T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Palmer's return to health could mean an increase of targets in the red zone. Reggie Kelly's season-ending knee injury in training camp opens the door for Utecht to play more.

2008

Utecht worked as the backup tight end in Indianapolis, but his production was limited behind Dallas Clark. With the Bengals, Utecht joins a team notorious for ignoring the tight end in the passing game. So, we'll see if it's better to be second banana on a team that uses its tight ends or top man on a team that rarely targets the position. Cincinnati was next to last in tight-end receptions and receiving yards in 2007, while none of its tight ends caught a touchdown pass. That's a pattern exhibited by the Bengals over the last five years. But Utecht is a better receiver than Cincinnati's traditionally had at the position, and with the departure of Chris Henry and Chad Johnson griping about his contract, there's some upside here.

2007

Utecht caught 37 passes in 2006, more than starter Dallas Clark, who was not always lined up as a traditional tight end. The addition of first-round pick WR Antonio Gonzalez is going to move Clark back to the line, meaning Utecht will get less playing time and targets. While the Colts utilize the tight end in the red zone (22 tight-end targets, 4th in NFL), most of that is reserved for Clark.

2006

Utecht could never could win playing time last year as he endured yet another injury-plagued season and lost the second tight end role to Bryan Fletcher. He can still catch the ball, so he'll likely be a deep sleeper again this season. He'll start the season as the No. 3 TE and could move up to No. 2.

2005

Utecht appears healthy for the first time in two years after suffering a sports hernia injury in his senior season at Minnesota. The undrafted free agent drew praise for his ability to stretch the defense and catch the ball in spring workouts. He'll compete for the backup job with Ben Hartsock and Bryan Fletcher, who have been mostly used as blocking tight ends.

2004

An undrafted free agent who is far down on the depth chart and may miss the season due to a groin injury. He's more of a long-term project.

2003