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Troy Niklas

24-Year-Old Tight End – Arizona Cardinals

2016 Receiving Stats

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2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

In his second season in the league, Niklas played in all 16 contests after only appearing in seven as a rookie due to injury. In a reserve role, Niklas hauled in all four targets for 33 yards and two ...

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Wrist
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.

September 27, 2016  –  Troy Niklas News

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The Cardinals placed Niklas (wrist) on injured reserve Tuesday, the team's 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
2015 22 Ari 16 4 33 2 4 8.3 8.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 23 Ari 3 1 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 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
2015 22 Ari 16 1.0 1.2 1.1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 23 Ari 3 0.0 0.3 0.2 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 – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Tight End

Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2016

Troy Niklas was on the field for 62 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Troy Niklas was on the field for 68 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 89 66
2015 179 190
2016 62 68
Troy Niklas 2016 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 NE 20 21 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 TB 24 22 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Buf 18 25 1 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 LA
5 @SF
6 NYJ
7 Sea
8 @Car
9 BYE Bye Week
10 SF
11 @Min
12 @Atl
13 Was
14 @Mia
15 NO
16 @Sea
17 @LA

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
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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
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Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   114 in
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Bench Press:   27 reps
ELITE
Arizona Cardinals Team Injury Report
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Elie Bouka  IR
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Troy Niklas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Niklas injured his wrist during Sunday's loss at Buffalo, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. In a Monday media session, head coach Bruce Arians said the issue "could be severe."

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Niklas wasn't targeted in Sunday's preseason defeat in Houston.

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Niklas was promoted to first-string offense Tuesday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Niklas has drawn praise from head coach Bruce Arians this training camp, the Cardinals' official site reports. "He's made a really nice move," Arians said Wednesday. "He's looking like the player we drafted and wanted. He had all those injuries and had bad luck, and knock on wood I don't want to jinx him, but he's where I want him to be right now."

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Niklas reeled in all four targets for 33 yards and two touchdowns during the 2015 season.

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Niklas tallied two touchdown receptions during Sunday's victory in Cleveland.

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Niklas was held without a catch Monday versus the Ravens, despite logging 27 of the Cardinals' 62 offensive snaps, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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Niklas (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game in Chicago, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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2015

After John Carlson, Arizona's leading tight end last season, unexpectedly retired in May, the organization boasted little experience from its tight ends until Jermaine Gresham was brought on board in late July. Gresham represents a pass-catching option to Niklas' prowess as a blocker, meaning the latter's snap count on a weekly basis could depend on the game plan. A second-round pick in 2014, Niklas has been plagued by high left ankle sprains in the interim, which kept the rookie off the field after Week 11 and ultimately required surgery in the midst of the Cardinals' minicamp in June. After Gresham, Darren Fells seems to be Niklas' primary competitor for reps, but his health could ultimately undermine his second professional campaign.

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.