Stephen Anderson
Stephen Anderson
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Anderson has always been considered more of an athlete than a football player during his two seasons in Houston, but a 25-342-1 haul (and 13.7 YPC) isn't bad for someone who wasn't even drafted back in 2016. At 6-2, 230, he's one of the smallest tight ends in the league, and he doesn't quite have the elite speed you'd like to see from an undersized player, having run a 4.63 40 at his Cal pro day. Anderson at least seems to have a higher ceiling than likely starter Ryan Griffin, so if the team flips the players on the depth chart or Griffin gets hurt again, be ready to pounce on Anderson in deeper formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by the Texans in August of 2018.
Headed to New England
TEFree Agent
September 6, 2018
Anderson has joined the Patriots' practice squad, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Anderson, who was let go by the Texans last Friday, joins the Patriots as the team's season opener against his former team approaches. Aside from potentially offering insight into some of Houston's tendencies on offense, the 25-year-old will bolster the Patriots' tight end depth behind Rob Gronkowski. Anderson logged 25 catches for 342 yards and a TD in 15 games last year.
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Depth Chart Status
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Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
130
146
2017
441
121
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other TEs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   230 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.64 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.13 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.95 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   32.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   119 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
POOR
Free Agent Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
2017 Fantasy Outlook
As an undrafted free agent out California in 2016, Anderson earned a spot on the roster as the third tight end. He profiles more as a hybrid that can line up away from the line of scrimmage and hopefully create mismatches. The challenge for Anderson is if he can block consistently enough for a team that figures to run the ball more often than it passes. That the Texans re-signed Ryan Griffin suggests Anderson will remain the team's third tight end.
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Let go by Houston
TEFree Agent
August 31, 2018
Anderson was waived by the Texans on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Facing competition in 2018
TEHouston Texans
May 1, 2018
Anderson will be challenged to be the top backup to Ryan Griffin at tight end, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Sets career highs in 2017
TEHouston Texans
January 23, 2018
Anderson finished the 2017 season with career highs in catches (25), targets (52), yards (342) and snaps (441).
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Second straight 0-fer
TEHouston Texans
December 26, 2017
Anderson was targeted twice and held without a catch in Monday's 34-6 loss to the Steelers.
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No catches Week 15
TEHouston Texans
December 18, 2017
Anderson did not catch any of his three targets in Sunday's 45-7 loss to the Jaguars.
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