Admit it, you thought that starting Scott Chandler today was pretty nails. He was set to oppose a Miami defense that’s allowing 58.4 receiving yards per game to tight ends, which would give him nearly six fantasy points on yardage alone.
There’s also the matter of Chandler still being relatively underrated at his position, the same position where failure is in abundance, which has made the Chandlers of the NFL ideal value mining gold. He’s been quite productive as a mid-tier TE, catching six touchdown passes this year. Sure, only two of those scores have come since Week 4, but Chandler had 129 receiving yards over the last two weeks, and he’s had at least one 20-yard reception in five of his last seven games.
Yeah, that plan was fool proof during fantasy championship week. Until it wasn’t.
Chandler left the Bills’ game against the Dolphins with a knee injury in the first quarter, and he won’t return after being carted off. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Chandler owners now have a meager two-point outing after his encouraging start (he had a 25-yard catch) in their lineup less than an hour into championship Sunday.