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The Green Bay Packers placed TE Robert Tonyan on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from the ACL tear he suffered last October.
Tonyan had a breakout season in 2020 when he led all tight ends with 11 touchdown catches. He also had career highs with 52 catches for 586 receiving yards. He saw a decrease in production, particularly in the red zone, in 2021 before suffering a season-ending injury. Reports have said Tonyan may miss the start of the season, and if he isn't activated by then, he will miss the first four weeks. Tonyan, who's being drafted outside the top 15 tight ends in PPR formats, according to FantasyPros average draft position, could provide a sense of familiarity to Rodgers on a receiving core full of new faces. Tonyan finished as the TE3 in 2020.
Per Green Bay Packers beat writer for The Athletic, Matt Schneidman, tight end Robert Tonyan's availability to start the season remains uncertain.
At this point, it seems that it’s a possibility Tonyan could start the 2022 season on the physically unable to perform list. The tight end has spent the entire offseason rehabbing since tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in late October last season. Before the season-ending injury, Tonyan had 18 catches for 204 yards and two touchdowns after a breakout season in 2020 where he caught 52 passes for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns. In the final nine games without Tonyan, Packers tight ends combined for only 41 catches for 392 receiving yards and just two touchdowns. With offseason departures Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling the Packers are looking to rely on Tonyan heavily to fill a large void in their passing attack. Tonyan currently goes as the 16th tight end off the board and he's a sure-handed vertical threat that could offer fantasy managers some upside if, in fact, he's able to suit up, making him well worth his current ADP. If Tonyan does end up on the PUP to begin the season, Josiah Deguara is pegged to be the next man up at tight end for Green Bay. Deguara finished 2021 with 25 receptions on 33 targets, 245 yards, and two touchdowns.
Robert Tonyan is not participating in Packers minicamp.
Tonyan continues to work his way back from a knee injury after tearing his ACL last season. Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said Tonyan is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery back in March. It is possible he lands on the PUP list in training camp depending on if he can take the field or not. There is a lot of opportunity opened up in the Packers wide receiver core this season with the departures of Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Tonyan has the rapport locked in with Aaron Rodgers, but he'll need to see more targets to not be as touchdown dependant from a fantasy football perspective.
Green Bay has agreed to terms with TE Robert Tonyan on a one-year deal.
The contract includes a voidable year as well. The 27-year-old only appeared in eight games in 2021 before a knee injury ended his campaign. He was a popular pick in drafts last year because of his 11-touchdown season in 2020 and now, with the departure of Davante Adams and previous experience with Aaron Rodgers, Tonyan should be on TE2 radars.
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