Matt LaCosse

Matt LaCosse

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 255 lbsAge: 26College: Illinois

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 17th
Draft Rank (ECR) #349
Best / Worst #163 / #388
ADP #305


Matt LaCosse dealing with high anlkle sprain

Matt LaCosse is dealing with a high ankle sprain and is likely to miss the rest of the preseason.

Fantasy Impact

LaCosse left the Patriots preseason opener against Detroit with the injury, and the diagnosis is worse than anticipated. He'll likely miss the entire preseason and be questionable for Week 1.

Zachary Hanshew2 weeks ago
Matt LaCosse goes 2-37 in preseason opener

Matt LaCosse caught both of his targets for 37 yards in the Patriots' preseason win over the Lions. LaCosse left with an injury and did not return. No details are known yet on the severity.

Fantasy Impact

LaCosse should open the season as the Patriots' starter at TE given the suspension to Benjamin Watson. He will be intriguing for those streaming the position and for DFS players early in the season. LaCosse is an ideal late-round upside play at the position, as he could turn into a full-time starter with relative ease if he plays well in the first four weeks.

Matt LaCosse goes down in pain

LaCosse went down to the turf in apparent pain in Thursday's preseason opener against the Lions.

Fantasy Impact

LaCosse appeared to be in pain after going to the turf while blocking on a run play. It's unclear the severity of the injury, but it's not good news for the Patriots, who have little depth at the tight end position.

Zachary Hanshew2 weeks ago
Matt LaCosse the favorite to start at tight end for Patriots

Andrew Callahan of Mass Live writes Matt LaCosse is the favorite to replace Rob Gronkowski as New England's starting tight end.

Fantasy Impact

There's still a long ways to go this summer but as of now we have no reason to think LaCosse won't start for the Pats. It remains to be seen how involved he'll be as a pass catcher but he could make for a sneaky TE2 in deeper formats.

Matt LaCosse likely starter at TE?

Matt LaCosse has a great chance to be the Patriots' starting TE this season.

Fantasy Impact

LaCosse was one of the Patriots' first acquisitions this offseason, and according to a report from the Boston Herald, "all signs point to Matt LaCosse as the Patriots’ starting tight end in Week 1." Austin Sefarian-Jenkins was just released, and Ben Watson will serve a four game suspension for a PED violation, leaving the door open for LaCosse to see a lot of snaps. LaCosse has racked up a modest 27-272-1 line in three NFL seasons for the Giants and Broncos, but he looks to be heavily involved in New England's offensive scheme in 2019, filling a role vacated by Rob Gronkowski, who totaled 177 targets in his final two years with the Pats. LaCosse is the TE71 in our half-PPR ECR, but that ranking is sure to rise dramatically as the season approaches.

Zachary Hanshew12 weeks ago