TE - FA
Week 3 Outlook
The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran TE Dan Arnold amid a series of roster cuts.
Arnold had an uphill battle to make Philly's roster, which has a deep TE room. Starting his career in New Orleans after going undrafted, Arnold has put together some solid seasons at the TE position. Between his 2020 and 2021 seasons, Arnold had a combined 66 catches for 846 yards and four touchdowns across three teams. However, Arnold had just nine catches in 2022 after the Jaguars signed TE Evan Engram. The veteran TE will probably find a new home soon and operate as a depth TE.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, TE Dan Arnold is signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Darnold found himself playing behind TE Evan Engram in 2022, but before that, he had consecutive 400-plus yard seasons between the Cardinals, Panthers and Jaguars. Arnold provides size at 6-foot-6 as a rotational TE, which he will likely be in Philly. Arnold will likely compete for a roster spot and split time with Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra and Tyree Jackson behind starting TE Dallas Goedert
Dan Arnold caught his lone target for 17 yards in a win over the Jets Thursday.
Arnold caught just his ninth pass of the season on Thursday. The 27-year-old is used as the backup to the suddenly on-fire Evan Engram, capping his fantasy value. Fantasy managers can leave Arnold on the waiver wire.
Dan Arnold caught 2-of-3 targets for 22 yards in Jacksonville’s 16-15 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
Arnold will begin the season as the #2 right end on the Jags. However, head coach Doug Pederson used to like to call a lot of plays from the heavy 12 set during his time in Philly that featured two tight ends so Arnold could see more snaps where he’s running routes than a typical backup tight end. Arnold has caught 66 balls for 846 yards and four touchdowns between three teams in the past two seasons. All four of those touchdowns came in 2020 but he could easily catch 50 balls or more those season, especially if starter Evan Engram’s injury history becomes an issue. Fantasy managers, especially those who take Engram, should at least keep an eye on Arnold if the former is sidelined for any period of time.
Jaguars TE Dan Arnold has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's Week 17 game vs the New England Patriots.
Arnold has not played since Week 12 due to a knee injury that landed him on IR. Despite the fact he has since returned from IR, trusting him in the week of the fantasy football championship was going to be a tough sell for season-long fantasy managers anyhow, but being added to Reserve/COVID-19 only makes that sale tougher. Continue to monitor his status as the week progresses, but Arnold is likely off the fantasy radar regardless.