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Troy Niklas

25-Year-Old Tight End – Arizona Cardinals

2017 Receiving Stats

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8

Yds

91

TD

1

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11.4

Tar

16

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

All the talent in the world can be wiped away by injuries, which has been Niklas' reality since he was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft. During his third spring practice with the Cardina...

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Bye Week:  8

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.

December 7, 2017  –  Troy Niklas News

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Niklas (hip,knee) put in a full practice Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com 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
2011 18 CFB 10 0 0 0 0.0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 5 5 75 1 0 15.0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 32 498 5 0 15.6 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
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
2017 24 ARI 13 8 91 1 16 11.4 5.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 24 ARI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Troy Niklas

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
2011 18 CFB 10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 - - - 0 0 - - -
2012 19 CFB 5 2.7 3.7 3.2 1 15 - - - 0 0 - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 6.1 8.6 7.4 2 38 - - - 0 0 - - -
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
2017 24 ARI 13 1.2 1.8 1.5 1 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 24 ARI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Troy Niklas

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Troy Niklas – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

308

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Troy Niklas was on the field for 308 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

81

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Troy Niklas was on the field for 81 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 179 190
2016 62 68
2017 308 81
Troy Niklas 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 @Det 19 11 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ind 30 0 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 Dal 19 0 1 10 0 1 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 SF 22 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 0
5 @Phi 19 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 0
6 TB 35 10 2 20 1 2 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @LAR 17 1 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
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @SF 44 7 1 16 0 3 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 Sea 15 12 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Hou 17 10 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
12 Jax 27 12 2 22 0 2 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 LAR 25 11 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
14 Ten 19 7 1 7 0 2 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Was
16 NYG
17 @Sea

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 (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Niklas (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

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Niklas notched 27 of the Cardinals' 73 offensive snaps during Sunday's 27-24 victory versus the Jaguars.

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Niklas caught one of three targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 20-10 win over the 49ers.

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Niklas was targeted once but was held catchless in Sunday's 33-0 loss to the Rams.

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Niklas nabbed both of his targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-33 win over Tampa Bay.

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Niklas (hip) is active for Sunday's contest at Indianapolis, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Niklas (hip) was limited at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Niklas was limited at practice Thursday due to a hip injury, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

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Niklas (wrist) was recently deemed healthy during OTAs, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 touchdowns. The 23-year-old remains behind Darren Fells and Jermaine Gresham on the Cardinals' depth chart, but has the potential to see more opportunities in 2016. Niklas has the build (6-foot-6, 270 pounds) to be a serious red-zone threat, which makes him worthy of selection in dynasty leagues.

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.