Stephen Anderson
Stephen Anderson
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New England Patriots
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Anderson has always been considered more of an athlete than a football player during his two seasons in Houston, but a 25-342-1 haul (and 13.7 YPC) isn't bad for someone who wasn't even drafted back in 2016. At 6-2, 230, he's one of the smallest tight ends in the league, and he doesn't quite have the elite speed you'd like to see from an undersized player, having run a 4.63 40 at his Cal pro day. Anderson at least seems to have a higher ceiling than likely starter Ryan Griffin, so if the team flips the players on the depth chart or Griffin gets hurt again, be ready to pounce on Anderson in deeper formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Patriots in January of 2019.
Added to active roster
TENew England Patriots
January 8, 2019
The Patriots promoted Anderson to the 53-man roster Tuesday.
Anderson joined New England's practice squad after being waived by the Texans during final roster cuts. With tight end Jacob Hollister (hamstring) on injured reserve, Anderson will provide depth behind Rob Gronkowski.
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How often does Stephen Anderson run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Stephen Anderson and the other tight ends for the Patriots are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
213 routes   37 targets
27 routes   5 targets
101 routes   19 targets
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Stephen Anderson's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
6' 2"
230 lbs
40-Yard Dash*
4.64 sec
Shuttle Time*
4.13 sec
Cone Drill*
6.95 sec
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
Broad Jump
119 in
Bench Press
16 reps
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
32.00 in
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
As an undrafted free agent out California in 2016, Anderson earned a spot on the roster as the third tight end. He profiles more as a hybrid that can line up away from the line of scrimmage and hopefully create mismatches. The challenge for Anderson is if he can block consistently enough for a team that figures to run the ball more often than it passes. That the Texans re-signed Ryan Griffin suggests Anderson will remain the team's third tight end.
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Headed to New England
TEFree Agent
September 6, 2018
Anderson has joined the Patriots' practice squad, Mike Reiss of reports.
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Let go by Houston
TEFree Agent
August 31, 2018
Anderson was waived by the Texans on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Facing competition in 2018
TEHouston Texans
May 1, 2018
Anderson will be challenged to be the top backup to Ryan Griffin at tight end, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Sets career highs in 2017
TEHouston Texans
January 23, 2018
Anderson finished the 2017 season with career highs in catches (25), targets (52), yards (342) and snaps (441).
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Second straight 0-fer
TEHouston Texans
December 26, 2017
Anderson was targeted twice and held without a catch in Monday's 34-6 loss to the Steelers.
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