Matt LaCosse
Matt LaCosse
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New England Patriots
Reserve-Ex
Injury Opt Out
2020 Fantasy Outlook
With Rob Gronkowski no longer in the mix, the tight end position was largely an afterthought in the Patriots' passing game in 2019. In that context, LaCosse finished the campaign - his first with New England - with just 13 catches (on 19 targets) for 131 yards and a TD in 11 games. Prior to the start of the 2020 season, LaCosse elected to opt out due to COVID-19 concerns. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2019.
Opts out of season
TENew England Patriots
Opt Out
August 2, 2020
LaCosse has opted out of the 2020 NFL season, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
LaCosse thus becomes the eighth player on the Patriots to opt out of the 2020 campaign due to COVID-19 concerns. Now that he's unavailable, the members of the team's tight end corps are Devin Asiasi, Dalton Keene, Ryan Izzo and Jake Burt.
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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.
Air Yards Per Game
11.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.28
 
% Team Air Yards
2.8%
 
% Team Targets
3.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.4%
 
Drop Rate
10.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.2
 
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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?
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Matt LaCosse
160 routes   19 targets
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76%
90 routes   9 targets
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2019 Matt LaCosse Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2016
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.
LaCosse was a reserve TE, vying for a roster spot. However, he was ultimately released after the third week of the preseason.
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Added competition via draft
TENew England Patriots
April 28, 2020
LaCosse's depth chart standing will be challenged by rookie tight ends Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene, Adam London of NESN.com reports.
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Logs 13 catches this past season
TENew England Patriots
January 13, 2020
LaCosse finished the 2019 regular season with 13 catches (on 19 targets) for 131 yards and a TD in 11 games.
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Catches TD pass Saturday
TENew England Patriots
December 22, 2019
LaCosse recorded 46 of a possible 73 snaps on offense in Saturday's 24-17 win over the Bills.
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Hauls in three passes Sunday
TENew England Patriots
December 16, 2019
LaCosse was on the field for 49 of a possible 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Bengals, en route to hauling in all three of his targets for 22 yards.
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Hauls in two passes Sunday
TENew England Patriots
December 9, 2019
LaCosse caught two of his four targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs.
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