Matt LaCosse
Matt LaCosse
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New England Patriots
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rob Gronkowski has retired, so LaCosse -- who logged a 24/250/1 stat line in 15 games for Denver in 2018 -- has a chance to help fill the resulting giant void at tight end. It's going to take more than one player to replace Gronkowski and to that end the team also added Ben Watson to the mix. Of the two, LaCosse could be perceived to have the lowest fantasy ceiling, but if things end up clicking between him and QB Tom Brady in red-zone situations, there could be some sleeper value to be mined here. Note that Watson is set to serve a four-game suspension before commencing his second stint in New England, so the 6-foot-6, 255-pound LaCosse is currently on track to work as the team's Week 1 starter at tight end. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2019.
Sees first-team work
TENew England Patriots
June 5, 2019
LaCosse has regularly been working with the Patriots' first-team offense during spring practices, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
LaCosse was an unheralded free agent signee back in March, but events since then -- starting with the Rob Gronkowski's retirement -- have put the former Bronco in line to have a key role in the Patriots offense to start the coming season. With Austin Seferian-Jenkins having been released Tuesday and Ben Watson slated to serve a four-game suspension out of the gate, the 6-foot-6, 255-pound LaCosse is currently on track to work as the team's Week 1 starter at tight end. It's still conceivable the Patriots could bolster the position down the road, but for now, LaCosse has some early season appeal in deeper fantasy formats.
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How do Matt LaCosse's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
13.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.47
 
% Team Air Yards
4.7%
 
% Team Targets
6.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.9%
 
Drop Rate
5.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.2
 
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How often does Matt LaCosse run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Matt LaCosse
213 routes   37 targets
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252 routes   46 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Rams pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
80.6
 
Cornerbacks
86.5
 
Safeties
72.7
 
Linebackers
75.1
 
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2018 Matt LaCosse Split Stats
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
LaCosse was a reserve TE, vying for a roster spot. However, he was ultimately released after the third week of the preseason.
More Fantasy News
In line to be starter
TENew England Patriots
June 4, 2019
LaCosse is the favorite to start at tight end for the Patriots in Week 1, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.
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Heads to Pats
TENew England Patriots
March 14, 2019
LaCosse has signed a two-year deal with the Patriots, worth up to $4.8 million, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Heading for free agency
TEDenver Broncos
March 2, 2019
LaCosse will not receive a contract tender from the Broncos, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Shows promise in extended look
TEDenver Broncos
January 6, 2019
LaCosse finished 2018 having caught 24 of 37 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown.
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Set to play season finale
TEDenver Broncos
December 28, 2018
LaCosse (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest against the Chargers, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
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