Dalton Keene
Dalton Keene
22-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New England Patriots
PUP-P
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 8/12/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Keene, who the Patriots took 101st overall in last year's draft, finished his rookie season with just three catches on five targets for 16 yards in six games. Meanwhile, fellow rookie Devin Asiasi logged two catches on seven targets for 39 yards and a TD in nine contests. It was hardly the production the Patriots were looking for when they used a pair of third-round picks to bolster their tight end depth chart. The team wasted no time seeking upgrades in free agency this offseason, signing Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith to lucrative deals. In that context, Keene's path to targets in 2021 is murky, but he's versatile enough to earn snaps at fullback, which could help him carve out a complementary role in the New England offense. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $4.99 million contract with the Patriots in May of 2020.
Shifts to PUP list
TENew England Patriots
Undisclosed
July 22, 2021
The Patriots placed Keene (undisclosed) on the PUP list Thursday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Keene can be activated from the PUP list at any time during training camp, but given that he's coming off an unimpressive three-catch rookie season, it will be somewhat concerning if he has to miss a significant number of practices. With Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith having joined New England's tight end corps in free agency, it will be pivotal for Keene to make the most of every opportunity he's given through training camp and the Patriots' preseason slate.
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How do Dalton Keene's 2020 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
7.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.32
 
% Team Air Yards
1.6%
 
% Team Targets
1.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.0
 
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2020
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How often does Dalton Keene run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Dalton Keene 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.
Dalton Keene
72 routes   5 targets
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% Routes Run
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84%
479 routes   93 targets
85%
291 routes   65 targets
84%
48 routes   15 targets
79%
75 routes   7 targets
74%
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2020 Dalton Keene Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dalton Keene's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
251 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.71 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.19 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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133 days ago
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134 days ago
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169 days ago
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203 days ago
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
After years of enjoying top-level production from Rob Gronkowski, the tight end position became largely an afterthought in the Patriots' passing game last season. As April's NFL Draft approached, the Patriots' depth chart at the position consisted of Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo. With that in mind, the team doubled down by taken both Keene and Devin Asiasi in the third round. Both players have some long-term fantasy upside, but with a QB transition on tap in the wake of Tom Brady's departure, neither figures to be a reliable lineup option out of the gate. Keene posted modest volume at Virginia Tech, but his per-target efficiency was notable thanks to his standout work after the catch. With an athletic profile similar to Austin Hooper's, the 6-4, 253-pound Keene - who just turned 21 in April - has the potential to ascend to a starting job, especially now that LaCosse has opted out of the 2020 season.
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Three catches as rookie
TENew England Patriots
January 7, 2021
Keene finished the 2020 season with three catches on five targets for 16 yards in six games.
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Limited snaps Monday
TENew England Patriots
December 29, 2020
Keene logged just three snaps on offense in Monday night's 38-9 loss to the Bills.
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Catches one pass Sunday
TENew England Patriots
December 21, 2020
Keene caught one of his two targets for two yards in Sunday's 22-12 loss to the Dolphins.
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In lineup for Week 13
TENew England Patriots
December 6, 2020
Keene is active for the Patriots' Week 13 matchup against the Chargers, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.
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Moves off IR
TENew England Patriots
December 5, 2020
Keene (knee) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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