Tyler Conklin

Tyler Conklin

26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Minnesota Vikings
2021 Fantasy Outlook
In his third season with the Vikings, the 2018 fifth-round pick set career highs in receptions and yards. The tight end also scored his first NFL touchdown and began to show his ability as a pass catcher near the end of the season after No. 2 TE Kyle Rudolph landed on injured reserve. Conklin had 15 receptions for 168 yards and a score over the last four games with Rudolph out. After Rudolph's release, Conklin was locked in for the No. 2 spot, which may now equate to the No. 1 assignment with starter Irv Smith requiring season-ending meniscus surgery in early September. The Vikings did trade for Chris Herndon at the end of the preseason, but he's done little to nothing since his promising rookie season in 2018. As such, Conklin could open the year in a three-down role, potentially seeing a handful of targets per week. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.74 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2018.
Minimal role in season finale
TEMinnesota Vikings
January 18, 2022
Conklin caught two of four targets for six yards during Week 18's 31-17 win over the Bears.
ANALYSIS
With Irv Smith (knee) lost for the year before the season began, Conklin came into 2021 with a bigger role than expected. He fared admirably, notching multiple catches in all but one game and finished the 2021 campaign with 61 receptions for 593 yards and three touchdowns -- all career highs. Conklin is set to be a free agent this offseason, so he may draw some interest from around the league after his career year, which in turn would make it difficult for the Vikings to bring him back.
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How do Tyler Conklin's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
26.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.52
 
% Team Air Yards
9.8%
 
% Team Targets
14.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.1%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.4
 
% Targeted On Route
19.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.34
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Minnesota VikingsVikings 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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17116%
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How often does Tyler Conklin run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Tyler Conklin and the other tight ends for the Vikings 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.
Tyler Conklin
444 routes   87 targets
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51%
15 routes   1 target
19%
78 routes   7 targets
46%
19 routes   2 targets
13%
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The 2018 fifth-round pick saw offensive snaps in every game during his rookie campaign, but Conklin only played double-digit snaps in three of those contests. Needless to say, he's likely buried in the depth chart behind Kyle Rudolph and most recent second-round pick Irv Smith Jr., but it's possible the former winds up being traded or released during the lead up to the 2019 campaign. It wouldn't necessarily preclude Conklin's fantasy stardom, but were that event to occur he could wind up seeing more time as a run-blocking option considering Smith's rather diminutive frame (6-3, 242 pounds) for the position.
Conklin (6-3, 254 pounds) is yet another example of a converted basketball player whose skills translated to the gridiron. Playing tight end at Central Michigan, Conklin showed ability as both a receiver and in-line blocker during his two seasons in college and then backed up his play by posting decent testing scores at the combine – headlined by a 38-inch vertical. In Minnesota, the fifth-round rookie could eventually see action in two-TE sets, but he'll need to unseat both David Morgan and Blake Bell to do so.
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Gets nine targets in loss
TEMinnesota Vikings
January 2, 2022
Conklin (hamstring) had five receptions on nine targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 37-10 loss to Green Bay.
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Playing in Week 17
TEMinnesota Vikings
January 2, 2022
Conklin (hamstring) is active for Sunday's contest at Green Bay.
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Expected to play
TEMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
January 1, 2022
Conklin (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Green Bay, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Questionable after full practice
TEMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
December 31, 2021
Conklin (hamstring) turned in a full practice Friday but will carry a questionable designation into Sunday's game in Green Bay, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.
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Questionable for Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
December 31, 2021
Conklin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
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