Eric Tomlinson
Eric Tomlinson
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New England Patriots
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Blocking is the name of Tomlinson's game, and while that skill should help him easily make the Jets' roster, it won't help him make many fantasy rosters. Chris Herndon and Jordan Leggett are both young tight ends with significantly greater receiving ability than Tomlinson, who has recorded just eight receptions in each of the past two seasons. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Patriots in October of 2019.
Finds new home in New England
TENew England Patriots
October 15, 2019
The Patriots signed Tomlinson on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
In the wake of Matt LaCosse suffering an MCL sprain last Thursday against the Giants, the Patriots' tight end group was whittled down to just one healthy body (Ryan Izzo). Reinforcements thus were needed, with Tomlinson and reportedly Ben Watson brought into the fold. Tomlinson doesn't bring much pass-catching utility, though, as he has 16 career catches in 39 appearances between the Jets and Giants.
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How often does Eric Tomlinson run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Eric Tomlinson 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.
65 routes   6 targets
87
90 routes   9 targets
67
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Monday, Oct 21st at 8:15PM
Overall QB Rating Against
68.8
 
Cornerbacks
85.8
 
Safeties
22.6
 
Linebackers
55.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Eric Tomlinson'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.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
263 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.98 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.54 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.46 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2015
Tomlinson is vying for major playing time with the race for the tight end position wide open in New York. He only caught eight passes in 14 games last season, however, so Tomlinson's fantasy outlook isn't all that enticing either way.
Tomlinson could be in line for a bit more playing time early in the season thanks to Austin Seferian-Jenkins' suspension, though the Jets haven't used their tight ends much in the passing game over the past few years. Additionally, the uncertain quarterback situation likely won't allow Tomlinson to be helpful for fantasy managers, even in the deepest of leagues.
After a strong first few weeks of training camp and a stand-out performance in the first preseason game, Tomlinson was seen as a candidate to make the Eagles' 53-man roster as the team's fourth tight end. His chances improved when tight end Zach Ertz suffered a core muscle injury, keeping him out of the entire preseason, but he was eventually released in the final cuts. He was then signed to Houston's practice squad.
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Let go by Giants
TEFree Agent
September 24, 2019
The Giants waived Tomlinson on Tuesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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No targets Week 1
TENew York Giants
September 9, 2019
Tomlinson was not targeted in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Giants.
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Latches on with Giants
TENew York Giants
September 2, 2019
Tomlinson signed a contract with the Giants on Sunday.
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Cut by Jets
TEFree Agent
August 31, 2019
Tomlinson was let go by the Jets on Saturday, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports.
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Staying in New York
TENew York Jets
March 19, 2019
Tomlinson re-signed with the Jets on Tuesday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
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