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Troy Niklas

22-Year-Old Tight End – Arizona Cardinals

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

3

Yds

38

TD

0

Avg

12.7

Tar

3

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

John Carlson, Arizona's leading tight end last season, unexpectedly retired in May, leaving Niklas as the likely successor, though Darren Fells also will have a role. Neither player's role in the pass...

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Ankle
HT: 6' 6"   WT: 270   DOB: 9/18/1992
College: Notre Dame  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Troy Niklas Contract Information:

Signed a four-year deal worth $2.77 million with the Cardinals in May 2014.

June 10, 2015  –  Troy Niklas News

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Niklas is slated for a minor surgery on his left ankle in the near future, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Troy Niklas 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
2014 21 Ari 7 3 38 0 3 12.7 12.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Troy Niklas 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
2014 21 Ari 7 0.5 1.0 0.8 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Troy Niklas – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

89

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Troy Niklas was on the field for 89 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

66

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Troy Niklas was on the field for 66 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2014 89 66
Troy Niklas 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
1 SD 12 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NYG 17 11 1 16 0 1 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SF 27 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Den 5 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Was
6 @Oak
7 Phi
8 @Dal 4 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 StL 13 16 1 17 0 1 17.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Det 11 6 1 5 0 1 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Sea
12 @Atl
13 KC
14 @StL
15 Sea
16 @SF
17 @Car

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Troy Niklas  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 6"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   270 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash
Not Available
Shuttle Time:   4.55 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   7.57 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   34.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   114 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   27 reps
ELITE
Arizona Cardinals Team Injury Report
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Troy Niklas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Niklas (ankle) is in line for a larger role in the Cardinals' offense in 2015 following John Carlson's retirement Tuesday, the team's official site reports. "I don't think it really changes much," Niklas said. "I have high expectations for myself regardless because of how last season went. I have a chip on my shoulder, wanting to prove I can stay healthy and play at this level."

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Niklas (ankle) has been cleared for all team activities, FOX Sports 910 AM's Mike Jurecki reports.

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Niklas (ankle) was placed on injured reserve by the Cardinals on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Niklas is dealing with a high ankle sprain, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Niklas has an MRI on his left ankle on tap, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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Niklas re-injured his left ankle during Sunday's win over the Lions, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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Niklas played 13 of the Cardinals' 66 offensive snaps during Sunday's victory over the Rams, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014

The Cardinals drafted Niklas, a 6-6, 270 monster out of Notre Dame, with a second-round pick in this year's draft. Though Niklas oozes with potential, he's a bit raw after transitioning from outside linebacker to tight end only two years ago, and joins a crowded depth chart in Arizona that already has Rob Housler, John Carlson, and Jake Ballard on the roster. With a year or two of seasoning, Niklas could be an impact player, particularly in the red zone given his impressive frame, but he'll likely struggle with consistency and limited playing time in 2014.