Brandon Myers
Brandon Myers
33-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Buccaneers in December of 2014.
Sees only 14 targets in 2016
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
January 10, 2017
Myers finished the 2016 season with just seven receptions (14 targets) for 59 yards and a touchdown in 16 games.
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The veteran tight end, once thought to be an emerging pass-catching threat after totaling 126 receptions for 1,328 yards and eight touchdowns over the 2012-2013 seasons, has primarily been deployed as a blocker in his three Bucs campaigns. Myers' reception and yardage totals this past season were his lowest outside of his 2009 rookie year in Oakland, although he did record his first touchdown in a Tampa uniform in the opener against the Falcons. Now an unrestricted free agent and 31 years of age, Myers could well have played his last snap with the Bucs. Cameron Brate is the clear-cut offensive weapon at the position. Luke Stocker is younger and a better overall blocker. Undrafted rookie Alan Cross offers a similar skill set. Plus, promising prospect Tevin Westbrook, who's spent the last two years on the practice squad, has been signed to a futures contract and is expected to compete for a roster spot next summer. Myers could latch on a roster in need of some veteran tight end help, or in a less likely scenario, return to the Bucs on a veteran minimum-type deal.
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Measurables Review
How do Brandon Myers' 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.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
256 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.78 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.45 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.36 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Brandon Myers
Red Zone Watch: Mathews Busy in Week 1
September 12, 2016
Ryan Mathews had the most carries inside the 10-yard line in Week 1, and with a rookie quarterback under center, he could get plenty of red-zone work this season.
Week 1 Reactions: Where are the WR Points?
September 11, 2016
Brandin Cooks is the only wideout to score multiple touchdowns in Week 1, and RotoWire's Andrew Laird wonders if quarterbacks distributing their TD passes more evenly will make top-tier WRs less important.
NFL Waiver Wire: Time to Turn to Vick
October 28, 2014
Michael Vick might not turn around the Jets, but he could help your fantasy team during bye weeks.
Depth Chart Watch: The Real Deal
October 13, 2014
San Diego's Branden Oliver could be the fantasy pickup of the year.
Weekly Rankings: Week 6 Value Meter
October 7, 2014
Julio Jones has a ticket to the Bears-Falcons carnival this weekend. Do you?
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The veteran tight end's reception totals have dropped for three successive seasons, including his two with the Bucs. Myers appears to have peaked in a 79-catch season with the Raiders in 2012, and has served as nothing more than veteran insurance in his pair of campaigns with Tampa. Austin Seferian-Jenkins and the emerging Cameron Brate are superior pass catchers to Myers at this point in his career, and fellow veteran Luke Stocker's stellar blocking appears likely to earn him a roster spot once again. That very well could leave the 30-year-old on the outside looking in by summer's end, due to a diminishing and one-dimensional skill set.
The well-traveled 29-year-old tight end made 22 catches for 190 yards and zero touchdowns in 2014. He is utilized primarily as a blocking tight end and will retain his role as the team hopes Austin Seferian-Jenkins will emerge as its primary pass-catching tight end.
As expected, Myers saw dramatically fewer targets last season with the Giants than the 105 that came his way in 2012 with the Raiders. He signed in March with the Buccaneers but could see his targets decline again. Second-round draft pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins is an athletic receiver and a bigger red-zone target at 6-5 than Myers, who's 6-3. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said this offseason that blocking is a priority at the position this year, which also favors Seferian-Jenkins, as Myers is not known for his blocking skills. He has good receiving skills, though, catching 70 percent of his targets the last two years.
Myers enjoyed a coming out party in Oakland last season due in large part to his 105 targets, fourth among tight ends. But Myers also displayed good all-around receiving skills, catching more than 75 percent of the passes thrown his way (1st among 50-target TE). Myers, however, elected to leave the Raiders for the Giants, which almost certainly means fewer targets this season as the Giants have considerably better and more established high-volume receivers. The man Myers replaces – Martellus Bennett – had 16 red-zone looks and five scores in New York last year, so consider that a reasonable expectation for their top tight end in 2013 as well.
The departure of Kevin Boss should leave the starting tight end to Myers for the upcoming season. Myers has been utilized as more of a blocker than a receiver during his short career and while he could be the top tight end in Oakland, it’s hard to imagine him becoming fantasy relevant in most formats. That being said, Oakland could play from behind a lot this season and Myers could develop into a target in the red zone.
Myers will be in contention for a reserve tight end role.
Myers should see some action as a blocking tight end in his rookie season with the Raiders.
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On tap for expanded Week 17 role
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 28, 2016
Myers will serve as the team's pass-catching tight end in Week 17 versus the Panthers now that Cameron Brate has been placed on IR.
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Steps up involvement in Week 16 loss
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 25, 2016
Myers grabbed two of six targets for 21 yards in Saturday's 31-24 loss to the Saints.
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Notches reception in Week 14 victory
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 12, 2016
Myers secured his only target for nine yards in Sunday's 16-11 victory over the Saints.
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Held catchless in Week 13 win
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 5, 2016
Myers (hip) was not targeted in Sunday's 28-21 win over the Chargers.
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Active for Week 13 versus Chargers
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 4, 2016
Myers (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 13 tilt versus the Chargers.
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