NFL Week 7: Who's Hot, Who's Not at the TE Position
In Week 6, more TEs did good than bad. Some finally picked up from the previous six weeks, while some continued to slip in the direction they've been heading the past couple weeks.
Others surprised us with more catches and yards than they've tallied in a single weekend. Another gave us a pretty, glove-less, one-handed catch in the end zone.
Here's a look at a few who put the numbers on the board as they head into Week 7, and the few that didn't.
Hot: Aaron Hernandez
Hernandez was the guy for the Pats in their 20-16 win against Dallas. He caught eight balls for 68 yards and a touchdown.
When New England was trailing by three, he came up with a huge touchdown to sneak ahead of the Cowboys and take the win.
Although he had one fumble deep in Dallas territory, he had 14 targets. And despite what could have been a questionable knee injury, he's making cuts and runs that are far form questionable.
Not: Scott Chandler
While Chandler was hot in the beginning, with four touchdowns in the first three weeks, he hasn't been performing at that level in the past few weeks.
He's caught just four balls over the last three games for a mere yardage of nine with no scores.
And against the Giants in Week 7? He had only one catch for a loss of three.
Hot: Brandon Pettigrew
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Brandon Pettigrew was targeted 14 times, more than any player last week—including Calvin Johnson. Pettigrew has averaged 7.3 catches for 64.3 yards in the past four weeks.
Not: Heath Miller
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Averaging 3.8 catches for 39.8 yards in his past four games.
Hot: Dallas Clark
Although the Colts fell short to the Bengals, Clark has six catches for 53 yards.
His season-long struggles continued early into the game with countless fumbles, but he quickly bounced back and recorded a season-high for catches, including grabbing a one-handed grab in the back of the end zone for the touchdown.
If he can keep the fumbles to a minimum and the catches coming, Clark can be a viable option for Curtis Painter every week.