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Kennard Backman

24-Year-Old Tight End – Free Agent

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Kennard Backman in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2017 ADP:  354

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 245   DOB: 2/26/1993  College: Alabama-Birmingham  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Lions in May of 2017.

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Kennard Backman 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
2011 18 CFB 5 6 43 0 0 7.2 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 10 23 235 4 0 10.2 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 11 28 302 2 0 10.8 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 CFB 12 39 399 3 0 10.2 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2015 22 GB 7 0 0 0 0 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.

Kennard Backman Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2011 18 CFB 5 0.9 2.1 1.5 1 9 - - - 0 0 - - -
2012 19 CFB 10 4.8 7.1 5.9 2 24 - - - 0 0 - - -
2013 20 CFB 11 3.8 6.4 5.1 3 27 - - - 0 0 - - -
2014 21 CFB 12 4.8 8.1 6.5 3 33 - - - 0 0 - - -
2015 22 GB 7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Kennard Backman – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2017

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

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Kennard Backman 2017 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 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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10 FREE AGENT Free Agent
11 FREE AGENT Free Agent
12 FREE AGENT Free Agent
13 FREE AGENT Free Agent
14 FREE AGENT Free Agent
15 FREE AGENT Free Agent
16 FREE AGENT Free Agent
17 FREE AGENT Free Agent

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 Kennard Backman  (View College Stats & News)
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Height:   6' 3"
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Weight:   245 lbs
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Kennard Backman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Backman has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, MLive.com reports.

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The Packers waived Backman (knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Backman (leg) was moved to the Packers' injured reserve list Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Backman was waived by the Packers on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

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Backman caught two passes for 11 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders.

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Backman suited up in Week 4 for the first time in his professional career, but took the field for just three offensive snaps.

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Backman is in line to open the season as the No. 3 tight end on the Packers' depth chart, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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The Packers selected Backman in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, 213th overall.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Kennard Backman.

2016

Known for his daunting receiving prowess, Backman failed to record a single catch across seven games in 2015. His lack of production wasn't the problem for him, though; Backman needs to refine the technical aspects of his blocking so he can get on the field more. Working in his favor is the signing of tight ends coach Brian Angelichio this offseason. Angelichio somehow managed to animate the 30-year-old corpse of Gary Barnidge last season to the tune of 79 receptions, 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns. Barnidge had previously failed to top two touchdowns or 250 receiving yards in any season across his entire career. Working against Backman, however, is the fact that Green Bay brought in Jared Cook via free agency to a position group already sporting Richard Rodgers and Justin Perillo, among others. For the time being, Backman will likely spend the majority of 2016 behind both Rodgers and Cook and competing with Perillo for the scraps.

2015

The athletic Backman was selected by the Packers in the sixth round of this year's draft. He will likely need to earn a spot on the 53-man roster, but the tight end position is not as deep as it used to be in Green Bay, leaving his path to a spot easier. If Backman makes the cut, he would be at best the Packers' third-string tight end and would likely see most of his action on special teams.