Levine Toilolo
Levine Toilolo
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Detroit Lions
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After five seasons with Atlanta, Toilolo hasn't done much more than establish himself as a durable blocking tight end who can double as a capable red-zone threat in two-TE packages. With Luke Willson and Michael Roberts around to catch passes in Detriot, his role shouldn't change much with the Lions, leaving the Stanford product unworthy of fantasy consideration yet again. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Lions in March of 2018.
Falls back down to earth
TEDetroit Lions
December 9, 2018
Toilolo secured both of his targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 17-3 victory over Arizona.
ANALYSIS
Toilolo predictably fell back down to earth in his first showing after catching four of six targets for a career-high 90 yards last week against Los Angeles. Still without a touchdown and just one target in the red zone over 14 games, Toilolo will remain an unattractive fantasy option in Week 15 against the Bills.
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How do Levine Toilolo's 2018 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
8.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.29
 
% Team Air Yards
3.7%
 
% Team Targets
3.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.3
 
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How often does Levine Toilolo run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Levine Toilolo and the other tight ends for the Lions 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.
Levine Toilolo
119 routes   15 targets
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69%
94 routes   20 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bills pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
80.1
 
Cornerbacks
67.1
 
Safeties
95.8
 
Linebackers
83.9
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Levine Toilolo'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' 8"
 
Weight
268 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.86 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.57 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.09 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
34.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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When the Falcons drafted Toilolo in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, they knew he wouldn't be able to live up to the production of Tony Gonzalez, who would retire after Toilolo's rookie season, but they certainly hoped he'd be more of a weapon than he's become. Toilolo failed to capitalize when he was the starter, and the Falcons decided to draft Austin Hooper in the third round last year. Neither player stood out last season, but Hooper is projected to be the starter when the season begins. If the Falcons truly believe Hooper is a viable option in the future, Toilolo may struggle to produce numbers similar to his disappointing 2016 campaign when he caught 13 balls for 264 yards and two touchdowns.
The Falcons had high hopes for the 6-foot-8 Toilolo, but he's failed to really live up to expectations in three years with the team. He played second fiddle to veteran Jacob Tamme last year, as Toilolo only managed to haul in seven receptions over the course of the season. The big tight end certainly has some real world value as a blocker on the offensive line, but he's unlikely to be a large factor in the passing game in 2016.
Toilolo wasn't going to make anyone forget about Tony Gonzalez last year, but expectations were still probably too high. At 6-8, 265, Toilolo was assumed to have a decent floor, at least in the red zone where his size could be a weapon. But that never materialized as he was an afterthought in the passing game, instead used mostly as a blocker. He got a handful of red-zone targets and scored twice, but he showed little upside as he had trouble executing routes and getting separation. Toilolo, though, still has great physical attributes - leaping ability, large wingspan and speed. And while last year's offense reduced the position's role in the passing game, tight end has always been a heavy staple of new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. If Toilolo can improve his route-running to get open more quickly, he could at least be a checkdown option for Matt Ryan. And with his size, he likely be given more chances in the red zone. If he fails to develop, though, he could quickly be overtaken by veteran stopgaps Jacob Tamme and Tony Moeaki, who signed this offseason.
A 2013 fourth-round pick out of Stanford, Toilolo takes over this season for the retired Tony Gonzalez, who averaged 121 targets a year in his five seasons with the Falcons. Atlanta is expected to reduce the tight-end role in the offense this season, and coach Mike Smith said in May that Toilolo will not split wide as Gonzalez often lined up. But even if Toilolo doesn't move the chains like Gonzalez, he still figures to at least be a big weapon in the red zone at 6-8, 265. (Last season, he scored twice on six targets inside the 10-yard line.) He also has good leaping ability, a big wingspan (34.5-inch arm length) and impressive speed for his size (4.77 40). While he did not play much last season (he averaged 10 snaps a game), he took a lot of the first-team reps with quarterback Matt Ryan in practice because of Gonzalez's limited schedule. Bear Pascoe, a career backup blocking tight end, was signed in May, but he's not expected to push Toilolo for snaps. Toilolo, who started ahead of Coby Fleener and Zach Ertz at Stanford in 2010 before tearing his ACL, is still developing, but his upside is tremendous.
Toilolo could be used in the red-zone as a rookie, but he is unlikely to see enough targets to be useful in fantasy.
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Nets career-high receiving yardage
TEDetroit Lions
December 2, 2018
Toilolo secured four of six targets for 90 yards during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Rams.
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Catches one pass
TEDetroit Lions
November 18, 2018
Toilolo caught one pass for 13 yards during Sunday's 20-19 victory over Carolina.
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No targets in Minnesota
TEDetroit Lions
November 5, 2018
Toilolo was not targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Vikings.
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Snags lone target
TEDetroit Lions
October 30, 2018
Toilolo was targeted once during Sunday's 28-14 loss to Seattle, converting it into a 12-yard gain.
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Catches two passes against Cowboys
TEDetroit Lions
October 1, 2018
Toilolo secured his only two targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cowboys.
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