Matt LaCosse
Matt LaCosse
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New England Patriots
Injury Knee - MCL
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rob Gronkowski has retired, so LaCosse -- who logged a 24/250/1 stat line in 15 games for Denver in 2018 -- has a chance to help fill the resulting giant void at tight end. It's going to take more than one player to replace Gronkowski and to that end the team also added Ben Watson to the mix. Of the two, LaCosse could be perceived to have the lowest fantasy ceiling, but if things end up clicking between him and QB Tom Brady in red-zone situations, there could be some sleeper value to be mined here. Note that Watson is set to serve a four-game suspension before commencing his second stint in New England, so the 6-foot-6, 255-pound LaCosse is currently on track to work as the team's Week 1 starter at tight end. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2019.
Expected to miss time
TENew England Patriots
Knee - MCL
October 14, 2019
LaCosse (knee) suffered an MCL sprain during Thursday's win over the Giants, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports.
LaCosse is expected to miss at least the next few weeks due to his injury, which could open the door for the Patriots to re-sign Ben Watson. For the time being, Ryan Izzo is the only healthy tight end on New England's roster.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Matt LaCosse's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Matt LaCosse run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Matt LaCosse and the other tight ends for the Patriots are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Matt LaCosse
65 routes   6 targets
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90 routes   9 targets
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Jets pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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2019 Matt LaCosse Split Stats
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
LaCosse was a reserve TE, vying for a roster spot. However, he was ultimately released after the third week of the preseason.
More Fantasy News
Logs 15 snaps Thursday
TENew England Patriots
October 11, 2019
LaCosse was on the field for 15 of a possible 82 snaps on offense in Thursday's 35-14 win over the Giants.
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Logs 73 snaps in Week 5
TENew England Patriots
October 7, 2019
LaCosse was on the field for 73 of a possible 78 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-7 win over Washington, Mike Reiss of reports.
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Sees 12 snaps Sunday
TENew England Patriots
September 30, 2019
LaCosse was on the field for 12 of a possible 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bills, Mike Reiss of reports.
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Ready to roll
TENew England Patriots
September 29, 2019
LaCosse (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's road test against Buffalo.
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Officially questionable
TENew England Patriots
September 27, 2019
The Patriots have listed LaCosse (ankle) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.
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