TE - CHI
Week 12 Outlook
Bears TE J.P. Holtz has signed his exclusive rights free agent tender and will return to Chicago for the 2020 season.
Holtz has been a part of three organizations in his three years in the NFL, Cleveland, Washington, and most recently Chicago. In his career, he’s caught just seven passes for 91 yards. He played some fullback and contributed on special teams last year for the Bears. Chicago announced they released TE Trey Burton, so maybe they are pleased with what they’re getting from Holtz as a 3rd or 4th string TE that can play both on offense and special teams.
J.P. Holtz corralled his only target for 13 yards in the Bears’ 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Holtz broke out for 56 yards on TNF in Week 14, though he hasn't been heard from since. His limited involvement in the passing game and the erratic play of Mitch Trubisky makes Holtz irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
J.P. Holtz corralled all three of his targets for 56 yards in the Bears’ 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.
Holtz entered the day with a 2/23 receiving line and came out of left field to lead the Bears in receiving. He started the game ahead of Jesper Horsted and could be looking at a bigger workload moving forward. The tight end position has not produced any fantasy relevant players for Chicago this season, but Holtz is a name to keep an eye on, as Chicago will likely be passing a lot in its next two matchups against Green Bay and Kansas City.
J.P. Holtz led all Browns TEs with seven yards against the Giants, coming on his only reception.
Good for him, however, nothing to see here for fantasy owners. Holtz might not have a job in a few weeks, which is unfortunate. If he does make the roster, it won't be to see the field.