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Week 4 Outlook
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent tight end Gavin Escobar on Friday.
After playing the first four years of his career with the Cowboys, Escobar signed with Kansas City Friday. The 26-yrear-old tight end has never really made his mark in Dallas due to the presence of Jason Witten and will be entering a similar situation with the Chiefs as they employ rising star Travis Kelce. Although eight of Escobar's 30 career receptions have gone for touchdowns, he is not a reliable fantasy option as long as Kelce is healthy.
Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles) will likely begin the 2016 season on the PUP list due to a torn Achilles suffered during Week 15 of the 2015 regular season.
Gavin Escobar is expected to miss training camp and the start of the regular season as e is still recovering from a torn right Achilles. Escobar is the reserve tight end behind Jason Witten and James Hanna.
Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles) is "a lot further along" in his recovery from a torn Achilles than expected according to team beat writer Bryan Broaddus.
Gavin Escobar tore his Achilles in Week 15 last season after another disappointing year in the NFL. Escobar, if healthy, will enter the upcoming fantasy campaign with his usual hype as he is touted as a mismatch for the defense and a solid receiver, but never garners the playing time over Jason Witten. The veteran tight end should remain off of the fantasy radar in 2016 unless the proven durable Witten finds his way to the sidelines.
According to Todd Archer, Gavin Escobar tore his right Achilles tendon on the final drive of Saturday night's loss to the Jets.
Gavin Escobar finishes the 2015 season with eight receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown. The second round pick of the 2013 draft has a resume that doesn't live up to his draft position and his days in Dallas could be numbered. The injury could carry over into 2016 and force Escobar to start the season on the PUP list if he remains on the team. James Hanna is next in line as Jason Witten's hand-cuff for the remaining two games of the season.
Gavin Escobar grabbed 2-of-3 targets for 20 yards against the Dolphins.
Tony Romo got Gavin Escobar involved early, and that was it. All three of Escobar's targets came in the first quarter, with his lone drop happening in the red zone. Escobar has been targeted 13 times this season, seven of which happening inside the 20. With Tony Romo back from injury, Gavin Escobar becomes a reach in daily leagues if nothing else.