Jermaine Gresham

Jermaine Gresham

Arizona Cardinals

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By Neil Dutton, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Aug 3rd 1:55pm EDT

Jermaine Gresham has been activated from the PUP list, and is free to join training camp. (Source: Darren Urban on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals also activated Troy Niklas from the NFI list. They nearly have their full complement of tight ends to ignore in the passing game.

 

By Neil Dutton, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Aug 2nd 6:00am EDT

The Cardinals didn't offer Jermaine Gresham any guarantees regarding his role in their offense, the tight end told the media. "They gave me an opportunity to come in and play football, just an opportunity to come in and help this team win a Super Bowl". (Source: Kyle Odegard, AZCardinals.com)

Fantasy Impact: If Bruce Arians was to offer any tight end a prominent role, he'd have his tongue in his cheek. Gresham has started camp on the PUP list, but when finally fit he'll hope his past association with Carson Palmer (Bengals teammates in 2010) will help him see a few targets. Tight ends in Arians offenses don't have a lot of fantasy appeal.

 

By Neil Dutton, Cardinals Correspondent, Wed, Jul 29th 4:58pm EDT

Newly signed tight end Jermaine Gresham will start his Cardinals career on the PUP list, as per Mike Jurecki. (Source: Mike Jurecki on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Only signed a week ago, and coming off surgery, this move was to be expected. Gresham should be fit when the live bullets start firing, but any tight end in a Bruce Arians is going to have limited appeal in fantasy...unless your league is ludicrously deep.

 

By Steve Painter, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Jul 24th 10:22pm EDT

Gresham had a standing offer from the Saints, and had received interest from Green Bay and Chicago, but the Cardinals ended up signing him. He projects as the Y-tight end for the team. He is still recovering from offseason back surgery and remains a question mark for training camp. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gresham is more of a blocker now even though he is quite capable of still catching passes. He doesn't project much production with the Cardinals and remains undraftable.

 

By Jonathan Ebanks, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Jul 24th 10:20am EDT

The Packers were visited by veteran tight end Jermaine Gresham. (Source: Rand Getlin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He's averaged 56 catches a year during his first five seasons with the Bengals. He visited the Cardinals just two days before going to Green Bay. He can still catch some passes, but is best used as a blocker at this point. He would still be an interesting signing for the Packers if they decided to take him on, nonetheless.

 

By Blaine Blontz, Cardinals Correspondent, Thu, Jul 23rd 9:21am EDT

Free agent TE Jermaine Gresham met with the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week, but a deal has yet to be reached. There's no word whether or not the Cardinals have extended the veteran a contract, but it is reported that he has an offer from the New Orleans Saints. (Source: AZCentral.com)

Fantasy Impact: It doesn't appear that Gresham will have much fantasy value himself this season, but he is likely to impact the TE situation on whichever team he ultimately lands. No Cardinals' TE is currently fantasy relevant, so he has a bigger opportunity for production with Arizona. If he lands in New Orleans, he could take targets away from sleeper candidate Josh Hill.

 

By Blaine Blontz, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Jul 20th 10:58am EDT

When free agent TE Jermaine Gresham visited the New Orleans Saints in June, the veteran was offered a contract by the team. The offer stands, according to ESPN. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: While Gresham isn't likely to be a fantasy-relevant TE this season, even if he signs with the Saints, he could still have fantasy impact. If New Orleans does decide to ink the veteran, it would eat into the targets current Saints TE Josh Hill would otherwise receive. Hill is considered a sleeper by many as Jimmy Graham's primary replacement.

 

By Jonathan Ebanks, Cardinals Correspondent, Thu, Jun 4th 12:16am EDT

Free agent Jermaine Gresham was brought in by the New Orleans Saints for a visit on Wednesday. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Jimmy Graham gone, Gresham in New Orleans would be interesting, even if it was just to give a veteran presence. We already know that Josh Hill will take over Graham "F" position in Sean Payton's offense, though. Don't get your hopes up about Gresham's value if he gets signed by New Orleans. Gresham could definitely take away snaps from Ben Watson, though.

 

By Brad Beers, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Dec 29th 10:10am EST

Cincinnati TE Jermaine Gresham caught all 3 of his targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 vs. Pittsburgh before leaving the game with a leg injury. Gresham also missed a significant portion of the game prior to that with back pain.

Fantasy Impact: Gresham's 8 fantasy points (ESPN standard scoring) gave him 69 fantasy points on the 2014 season, good for 19th at the tight end position. Gresham should not be on any draft boards in 2015, especially as Tyler Eifert returns from injury.

 

By Brad Beers, Cardinals Correspondent, Wed, Dec 24th 10:16am EST

TE Jermaine Gresham has scored 4 touchdowns since Week 11, including a huge Week 16. Gresham is actually 5th in fantasy points scored among tight ends since that time.

Fantasy Impact: Coming off his second-best game of the season, Cincinnati TE Jermaine Gresham is poised to put up quality numbers vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17. If you are one of the unfortunate souls still playing in Week 17, and you own Rob Gronkowski, Jason Witten, or another TE who may see reduced playing time, you could certainly do worse than a tight end who sees 11 targets in a game - especially with a struggling QB who likes short check-downs.

 

By Brian Hoffman, Cardinals Correspondent, Tue, Dec 23rd 8:23am EST

With AJ Green out, Gresham saw a team-high 11 targets and finished with 9-62-1, representing his second-highest fantasy total of the season.

Fantasy Impact: With Andy Dalton in the role of game manager, Gresham was frequently targeted as a check-down receiver. Although Gresham did not excel last time Green was out, it's possible he continues to see targets as Dalton and the Bengals become a defense-first run team.

 

By Brian Hoffman, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 11:34am EST

Chris Mortensen reported on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown that Jermaine Gresham is out for Week 15. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: After missing practice Friday, Gresham was unlikely to play to begin with. Owners will need to find another TE flier for the week.

 

By Brian Hoffman, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Dec 12th 11:01pm EST

After being added to the injury report Thursday, Gresham was held out practice Friday. (Source: Coley Harvey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Things are trending down for Gresham. He's looking like a game-time decision on Sunday and a very risky play in most leagues.

 

By Brian Hoffman, Cardinals Correspondent, Thu, Dec 11th 10:37pm EST

Gresham was an unexpected addition to Thursday's injury report. His status for Sunday is unclear. (Source: Coley Harvey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gresham has been a middling TE2 in standard leagues. In deep PPR and daily fantasy leagues, Gresham has been a reliable source of 8-10 pts with an occasional TD. His Friday status will be a good indication of his availability this week.

 

By Brad Beers, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 8:37pm EST

Cincinnati TE Jermaine Gresham caught 3 passes for 23 yards and 1 touchdown vs. Pittsburgh in Week 14.

Fantasy Impact: Gresham posted the second-most receiving yards on the team this week, despite a meager total. Even with his third touchdown reception of the year, Gresham remains well off the TE1 radar in most leagues. Like all but the very elite at the position, Gresham is completely touchdown dependent for fantasy relevance.

 

By Brian Hoffman, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 1:01pm EST

A week after catching two touchdowns, Gresham caught four passes for 33 yds.

Fantasy Impact: Even with A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard back, Gresham saw six targets. Unfortunately, he has never been very explosive as a receiver so targets do not translate to high production. On the positive side, Gresham is involved in the offense. If you find yourself staring at uninspiring TE options on the waiver wire, remember that Gresham has at least four catches and 30 yards or a touchdown in six of his last seven games.

 

By Brad Beers, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 4:32pm EST

TE Jermaine Gresham caught two touchdowns on three targets for 13 yards in Week 11 vs. the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to fathom, but the Bengals took Gresham ahead of tight ends Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski in the 2010 NFL draft (not to mention wide receivers Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas). Given that Jimmy Graham was on the other sideline and had a very quiet game, the two-score performance had to make the victory even sweeter for Gresham. Despite the solid fantasy numbers in Week 11, Gresham still isn't a TE1 moving forward.

 

By Brad Beers, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Nov 7th 12:23am EST

TE Jermaine Gresham only caught 3 of his 6 targets for 29 yards in Week 10, but still led the Bengals in receiving.

Fantasy Impact: Gresham was handed a golden opportunity to produce with TE Tyler Eifert and WRs A.J. Green and Marvin Jones injured, but he has failed to do much of anything with the chance. Eifert is scheduled to return next week, so Gresham is droppable in standard leagues.

 

By Brad Beers, Cardinals Correspondent, Thu, Nov 6th 7:52am EST

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is scheduled to return in Week 11 from a dislocated elbow, so Jermaine Gresham has one more week as the starter in the Bengals offense. (Source: Cincy Jungle)

Fantasy Impact: Gresham has been a big disappointment during his time as the only tight end this season. Bengals fans and fantasy owners alike are glad to see the return of Eifert in the near future. Gresham probably wasn't rostered in too many leagues anyways, but he is now droppable across the board.

 

By Brad Beers, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 10:58pm EDT

TE Jermaine Gresham caught four balls for 34 yards in Week 8.

Fantasy Impact: Gresham has had a prime opportunity to carve out a bigger role in the offense with TE Tyler Eifert on short-term IR, but he has failed to do anything of significance. Owners looking for a bye week fill-in can do better on the waiver wire than Gresham.

 

By Brian Hoffman, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 9:28am EDT

Gresham turned 12 targets into 10 catches for only 48 yds in week 7.

Fantasy Impact: While a great ppr day, Gresham was unable to do much in standard leagues with his game-high number of targets. Despite having every opportunity to emerge this season, Gresham remains a pedestrian tight end. Until injured TE Tyler Eifert returns, he may be worth a bye-week flier, but he is likely not in the Bengals' long-term plans.

 

By Brad Beers, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 1:55pm EDT

Jermaine Gresham caught six passes for 68 yards vs. the Panthers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Gresham's six fantasy points in Week 6 more than doubled his total points on the season (4). His Week 6 yardage also doubled his yardage from the first four games of the season (61). Most impressive is the fact that Gresham was this productive agaibst the Panthers, who are tough againt tight ends. If Green and Jones remain sidelined, Gresham could be a sneaky TE play through the heavy bye weeks.

 

By Brad Beers, Cardinals Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 11:45am EDT

Jermaine Gresham had two catches on four targets for a total of 15 yards in Week 5.

Fantasy Impact: Gresham has been disappointing since taking over the full-time tight end job after Tyler Eifert's injury, only scoring 4 total points in standard scoring leagues through five weeks. He has only received 13 targets, an average of less than 3 per week, and does not figure to see his usage tick up with the return of Marvin Jones to the lineup. If you've been rostering Gresham in hopes that he could return to his 2011/2012 form, it is likely that there are better options available on your waiver wire.

 

By Brian Hoffman, Cardinals Correspondent, Tue, Aug 12th 10:28pm EDT

With Marvin Jones sidelined, Gresham caught two goal-line tds from Andy Dalton at training camp. (Source: Bengals.com)

Fantasy Impact: If you leave out Jimmy Graham, the top ten tight ends in 2013 scored single-digit fantasy points in 11 of 16 games on average. In a position defined by inconsistency, the possibility of increased red-zone targets early in the season for Gresham could put him in the low TE1 or high-upside TE2 conversation in deeper leagues (remember, he posted an 8-64-1 line in the Bengals' single playoff game). With a bargain-basement ADP, take him late and trade him before Jones returns in full.

 
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