Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid took a step back in Sunday's 37-34 overtime defeat to Philadelphia Eagles, amassing five receptions on six targets for 38 yards. The good times in full-PPR leagues came to a halt for Kincaid in Week 12, after the 2023 first-rounder notched five showings in a row of double-digit fantasy points. It was still a tolerable outcome for those who started Kincaid, who surprisingly wasn't targeted during the second half or OT of what was a back-and-forth affair between two of the NFL's most electrifying offenses. A Week 13 bye provides veteran teammate Dawson Knox (wrist) valuable time to heal, potentially spelling the end of Kincaid's run as the top dog among Buffalo's tight ends. Kincaid has shown far too great off a rapport with quarterback Josh Allen, however, to be relegated to any kind of supplemental role. A daunting task in the form of an imposing Kansas City Chiefs defense is on tap for Week 14.
Nov 27, 2023 12:25 AM EST
Week 12 might be Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid's last chance at garnering the entire spotlight, with veteran teammate Dawson Knox (wrist) now eligible to come off injured reserve. Even though the party may be coming to an end, fantasy managers who scooped up Kincaid have enjoyed the ride to the tune of five straight full-PPR TE7 results or better, if we also include a Week 7 outing where Knox was still active. Despite playing a featured role for just a fraction of the campaign, Kincaid already ranks fourth among TEs in receptions (51). Leading his position in catch rate (87.9%) among qualifiers, Kincaid is a high-floor TE1 with lots of upside in Week 12 against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that's sacrificed the most receiving touchdowns (six) to opposing TEs this year.
Nov 26, 2023 12:57 AM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid was bombarded with seven targets in the first half of Week 11's 32-6 rout of the New York Jets, collecting six of his looks for 46 yards. The uncompetitive nature of Sunday's outing left Kincaid without a second-half target, but he came away with his fifth consecutive double-digit full-PPR fantasy showing. Kincaid has swiftly become one of quarterback Josh Allen's new favorite toys, as the signal-caller turned the rookie's way early and often before Buffalo got to take their foot off the gas against an overmatched Jets team. Dawson Knox (wrist) is eligible to come off short-term injured reserve in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles. We'll see if Buffalo activates Knox's 21-day practice window early in the week, but Kincaid's defined rapport with Allen during his absence may have established the 2023 first-rounder as a fantasy TE1 for the rest of the season.
Nov 20, 2023 2:15 AM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid is experiencing a meteoric rise over the last month of action, churning out 15.5 full-PPR fantasy points or better in each of his past four weeks. Kincaid didn't attain a single double-digit effort in any of the prior five games he played. This rapid jump in productivity can be partly attributed to the absence of veteran Dawson Knox (wrist, IR), who is still not eligible to return until Week 12. The strength of the New York Jets defense lies on the perimeter with their relentless secondary, leaving them vulnerable in the interior. Kincaid may continue to wreak havoc in Sunday's divisional matchup, since Gang Green's defense has been smashed for the most touchdowns given up to TEs (six) in the NFL. The first-round rookie has every-week TE1 written all over him until Knox makes his return to Buffalo's lineup.
Nov 17, 2023 11:56 PM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid functioned as a safety valve in Week 10's 24-22 loss to the Denver Broncos, coming down with five out of six passes for 51 yards and a touchdown. Kincaid was wide open in the end zone on a wheel route with some blown coverage for his second career touchdown, which was a 22-yarder. The 2023 first-round pick easily paced the Bills with five receptions on a night the offense again looked out of sorts. It was quite a strong fantasy performance for Kincaid, considering Buffalo only ran 52 plays and held the ball for less than 23 minutes. The 24-year-old rookie has quickly transformed into an every-week, set-and-forget TE1 in the absence of Dawson Knox (wrist, IR), and he'll maintain that treatment in Week 11's tilt with the division-rival New York Jets.
Nov 14, 2023 1:37 AM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid is rolling into Week 10's home date with the Denver Broncos with a ton of steam. Kincaid is averaging a bankable 7.7 catches (8.7 targets) for 73.7 yards with one total touchdown covering his prior three outings, good for a triumvirate of overall TE7 full-PPR fantasy finishes or better during this hot streak. The first-round rookie is already riffing with quarterback Josh Allen in terms of chemistry, vacuuming up 40-of-45 targets for a position-best 88.9% catch rate, and he should remain a security blanket against Denver's defensive group that has bounced back from a dismal start. But they're still consistently dispensing TE1 weeks, leaking out the second-most fantasy points per game (15.41) to the position in 2023. With steadily ascending snap and route-run rates across the last four weeks, Kincaid is a lock-and-load TE1 for as long as Dawson Knox (wrist) sits on injured reserve.
Nov 11, 2023 8:49 PM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid was targeted early and often in Sunday's 24-18 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, hauling in a career-high 10-of-11 targets for 81 yards. Kincaid got three targets on Buffalo's initial drive, bringing in two for 18 yards. The 2023 first-round pick drew three more looks during a two-minute situation near the first half's end, collecting all of them for 14 more yards. Kincaid was having a wonderful night before losing a key fourth-quarter fumble while getting upended on a tackle with the Bills on the comeback trail. But quarterback Josh Allen went right back to him on the first play of the ensuing drive, demonstrating a level of trust in the rookie. The 24-year-old Kincaid functioned as Allen's primary target with Buffalo picking on Cincy's poor tight-end coverage this year, and he's a surging TE1 leading into Week 10's advantageous home draw with the Denver Broncos.
Nov 6, 2023 2:24 AM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid received a season-high 83.8% snap share and netted his first career touchdown during Week 8's 24-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kincaid has now achieved back-to-back top-seven full-PPR showings with 15.5 and 17.5 points in Weeks 7 and 8 respectively. The 24-year-old first-round rookie lines up to be a full-time player once more with Dawson Knox (wrist, IR) on the mend during Week 9's highly advantageous setup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Kincaid can't help but feel like an immediate top-five play against a Bengals defense that has been busted for the most half-PPR fantasy points to his position in 2023. It's worth mentioning that third-stringer Quintin Morris (ankle), who crossed the end zone in Week 6, is slated to be active on Sunday night after recovering from an ankle injury. But it's not enough to displace Kincaid from confident TE1 territory, however, while Knox remains on the shelf.
Nov 4, 2023 11:07 PM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid looked like a rising star during Week 8's 24-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hauling in five of his seven targets for 65 yards and a touchdown. Kincaid could have had an even bigger night, but he was tackled just short of the end zone on a Josh Allen shovel pass before being the intended target on a second-quarter fourth-and-goal incompletion. But the first-round rookie hooked in a 22-yard touchdown with his quarterback on the run, racing to the end zone for his first career score. With not only Dawson Knox (wrist, IR) inactive but also third-stringer Quintin Morris (ankle) sidelined, Kincaid was utilized inside and out on Thursday and built on his successful Week 7 display. The 24-year-old has an exciting run of favorable matchups, starting in next Sunday night's showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals. With several top TEs on a Week 9 bye, Kincaid could swiftly make his way into the top eight.
Oct 27, 2023 3:27 AM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid is set to be thrust into the spotlight, with veteran Dawson Knox (wrist) out indefinitely due to wrist surgery. Kincaid's probable elevation into a more prominent role comes on the heels of the best display of his young career in Week 7, racking up eight catches (eight targets) for 75 yards. That showing came with Knox in the lineup. Kincaid now stands out as quarterback Josh Allen's preferred red-zone option at tight end, as the 23-year-old rookie searches for his first career score in Week 8. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have permitted one red-zone catch, however, to opposing TEs on the campaign. With that said, Kincaid has a 45.1% slot snap rate, and the Bucs defense has been stung for the second-most slot fantasy points per game (17.9), per Razzball. The 2023 first-rounder is a high-floor TE1 with upside on Thursday, but a minuscule 5.2% air yards share hurts his ceiling.
Oct 26, 2023 12:01 AM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid (concussion) came out of nowhere to lead the team in receiving, hauling in all eight of his targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 29-25 loss to the New England Patriots. Kincaid also led the Bills in the first half with four catches and 44 yards, and was nearly as productive in the second half with another four grabs for 31 yards. It's the closest thing to a breakout that hopeful fantasy managers stashing Kincaid could have experienced. It's important to temper expectations with Dawson Knox remaining a trusted red-zone factor for quarterback Josh Allen; Knox had a score taken off the board by an OPI penalty in the first period. The 2023 first-round pick does feel like an immediate waiver-wire add, however, for TE-needy managers. Kincaid should be able to crack the top 12 at the position while searching for his first touchdown on Thursday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Oct 23, 2023 1:01 AM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid (concussion) has cleared concussion protocol in time for Week 7's matchup with the New England Patriots. Kincaid has failed to stand out in Year 1, virtually canceling out with veteran Dawson Knox in terms of playing time and production. The 24-year-old's snap share has fallen in each of his first five contests, insinuating he's having a difficult time adjusting to NFL competition. Kincaid's best fantasy score to date was five-catch, 43-yard Week 2 display, and he's yet to surpass full-PPR double figures in any game this year. Working regularly out of the slot, the first-round rookie's 6.9 yards per reception keep him stuck in TE2 territory on Sunday. The Patriots defense has also given up the eighth-fewest average fantasy points out of the slot (9.4) in 2023, per Razzball. Kincaid's redraft value as a stash is also starting to dissipate, but it's not as if Knox has been any better.
Oct 21, 2023 4:13 PM EST
Buffalo Bills rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid (concussion) has cleared the league's concussion protocol. Kincaid was held out of the Week 6 win over the New York Giants due to his head injury, but he should be able to gain full clearance later this week in order to play against the division-rival New England Patriots in Week 7. The 24-year-old's impending return is bad news for Dawson Knox, who didn't take advantage of Kincaid's absence at all last Sunday night. Knox finished with just three catches for 17 yards on six targets. Kincaid has more long-term pass-catching upside as a fantasy tight end in Buffalo, but Knox's presence has merely made him a TE2 streamer so far in his first season in the NFL.
Oct 18, 2023 12:07 PM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol on Monday, per Maddy Glab of the team's official site. Kincaid couldn't gain clearance in time to suit up for Sunday night's 14-9 win over the New York Giants and is still working to do so for Week 7's divisional matchup with the New England Patriots. Dawson Knox caught three of his six targets for 17 yards in Week 6 while third-stringer Quintin Morris came down with a 15-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Kincaid hasn't been overly productive in the box score in his rookie year (17 catches for 118 scoreless yards in five games), but he's an important aspect of their frequent double-TE formations. The Bills hope for their 2023 first-round pick to pass protocol sometime in the next six days.
Oct 17, 2023 12:07 AM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid (concussion) isn't available for Sunday's contest against the New York Giants. The rookie was limited in practice throughout the week. However, now that Kincaid is ruled out, the door is open for Dawson Knox (wrist) to get more attention from Josh Allen against a struggling Giants defense.
Oct 15, 2023 7:20 PM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid is now in the league's concussion protocol and his status for their Week 6 game will be monitored. Head coach Sean McDermott said that they will see how the week goes for the rookie and fellow tight end Dawson Knox (wrist). Kincaid hasn't been very relevant in any fantasy format despite the Bills offense putting up some pretty big numbers so far this season. If Kincaid and Knox both can't give it a go, the next, healthy, tight end on the depth chart is Quintin Morris. Fantasy managers will want to stay tuned for more updates throughout the week.
Oct 9, 2023 9:19 PM EST
The Buffalo Bills are yet to utilize tight end Dalton Kincaid's field-stretching proficiency through the year's initial four games. Kincaid's diminutive 3.0 average yards of target distance certainly offer very little fantasy potential. It appears the rookie may have pulled away a bit in the positional battle with Dawson Knox after out-producing the veteran in Week 4 with a 4/27 receiving line to the latter's 1/12. However, Kincaid and Knox remain stuck in a dead-even timeshare and Kincaid's snaps have troublingly declined in each of the squad's first four games in part due to three blowout setups. Until the 2023 first-rounder's role expands out of the slot, Kincaid is a tough sell as a top-12 option despite the utterly arid positional climate around the gridiron. Working in his favor, at least, is a Week 5 matchup with a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that's been spiked for the second-highest fantasy points per game (16.78) to TEs this year.
Oct 7, 2023 1:57 PM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid's usage fell victim to Week 3's 37-3 destruction of the Washington Commanders, catching both of targets for a meager three yards. The highlight of the 23-year-old's three-game profile shows the fifth-most slot snaps (62) at his position. Besides that, there hasn't been much special to see out of Kincaid yet across his first three career contests. But the 2023 first-round pick will try to break out in a Week 4 meeting with the Miami Dolphins that should supply plenty of scoring opportunities. Miami has given up the eighth-highest fantasy points per game (14.37) to his position, but Kincaid is still more TE2 than TE1 unless Buffalo opts to phase out Dawson Knox, who has four red-zone targets to Kincaid's two, from the passing game a bit.
Sep 29, 2023 10:07 PM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid caught both of his targets for three yards in Week 3's 37-3 dismantling of the Washington Commanders. The 23-year-old didn't do much on Sunday, manufacturing all his "production" in the first two quarters before Buffalo pulled away in the second half. It was a step back for Kincaid after putting forth ascending catch, target, and receiving totals in both of his first two games. Though, the rookie was hardly needed in a contest where Washington wasn't at all up to the task. The Bills should continue heavily deploying two-TE sets without a No. 3 wide receiver emerging through the opening weeks, even if it means Kincaid is splitting chances with veteran Dawson Knox. Buffalo might utilize the 2023 first-rounder as more of a receiving threat in Week 3's clash of the titans with the sizzling Miami Dolphins.
Sep 25, 2023 1:03 AM EST
Buffalo Bills tight end Dalton Kincaid saw his role expand just a bit in Week 2's trouncing of the Las Vegas Raiders. After catching five out of six balls for 43 yards last Sunday, the 23-year-old is now up to nine receptions on 10 targets for 69 yards over the first two games of his career. Dawson Knox, on the other hand, has generated nine targets for a less impressive six receptions and 35 yards, but he did manage a short touchdown catch in his last time out. On tap for the duo in Week 3 are the Washington Commanders, who have restricted Zach Ertz and Adam Trautman to 21 scoreless yards on 11 combined targets across two games. Kincaid loses a bit of appeal as a fringe TE1/2 after Knox returned to a full practice on Friday, but the first-round rookie should be stashed wherever possible. It will be hard to grade Kincaid as a confident fantasy starter until he pulls away in the even opportunity split with Knox.
Sep 22, 2023 2:54 PM EST