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Hollister caught two of six targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 31-19 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: The 27-year-old led Jacksonville's tight ends by playing 68 percent of the offensive snaps, and he ended up having two of his targets intercepted, including one that was a clear drop. It was Hollister's first came action of the season after signing with the Jags in early September, and his audition for the starting role didn't go particularly well. Dan Arnold was acquired from the Panthers on Monday and should be in the mix to start at tight end with James O'Shaughnessy (ankle) on injured reserve for the foreseeable future.
Sep 27, 2021 2:11 PM EST
Hollister agreed to a contract with the Jaguars on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The 27-year-old spent camp with the Bills and was unable to make the season-opening roster, and he'll now receive an opportunity with the Jags. Jacksonville has a weak group of tight ends with Chris Manhertz, James O'Shaughnessy and Luke Farrell, so Hollister could carve out a role in the offense with a strong showing at practice early on.
Sep 2, 2021 4:16 PM EST
The Bills released Hollister on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The Bills explored higher-profile additions at tight end this offseason before giving Hollister a one-year contract with only $137,5000 guaranteed. Dawson Knox remains the team's top tight end and lone receiving threat at the position, with Buffalo likely using some four-wide sets to mitigate the impact of a weak TE group.
Aug 31, 2021 8:17 AM EST
Hollister returned to practice Thursday after injuring his back on the first day of training camp practice last Thursday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The veteran and former college teammate of quarterback Josh Allen can now get back to work and try to secure his No. 2 tight end status behind starter Dawson Knox.
Aug 5, 2021 9:11 AM EST
Hollister is listed as day-to-day due to a back injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
Analysis: The free-agent signee apparently hurt himself during training camp work Thursday. Hollister is competing with Tommy Sweeney for a depth role behind starter Dawson Knox, so any significant missed time could cost him in terms of potential playing time.
Jul 29, 2021 12:35 PM EST
Hollister is signing a one-year contract with the Bills, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Hollister had a few weeks of fantasy relevance in 2019 after injuries cleared out Seattle's TE depth, but he's otherwise been a backup for most of his pro career. The 27-year-old will at least have a shot to earn playing time in Buffalo, where Dawson Knox is the returning starter at what's arguably the weakest position on an otherwise excellent roster. Knox is bigger, faster and younger, but Hollister arguably has better hands and a better feel for route-running.
Mar 19, 2021 12:29 PM EST
Hollister finished the 2020 season with 25 receptions for 209 yards and three touchdowns over 16 games.
Analysis: Hollister was targeted five times in the 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams, but he failed to haul in a pass. The 27-year-old finished third among Seahawks' tight ends in terms of offensive snaps, as Will Dissly led the bunch while Greg Olsen trailed closely. However, Hollister led the group in receptions and touchdowns. The Wyoming product is set to be an unrestricted free agent in March, but the Seahawks likely will try to bring him back, especially since Olsen's stint in Seattle is likely over. Colby Parkinson also didn't show enough in his rookie season to be depended on yet. Hollister likely would see an uptick in usage in 2021 if he returns and the Seahawks don't bring in another tight end.
Jan 11, 2021 7:56 AM EST
Hollister caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: Despite returning in Week 16, Greg Olsen (foot) was inactive Sunday after enduring a "flare up." In turn, Hollister logged 41 of 65 snaps on offense, eight behind Will Dissly, who reeled in a 20-yard reception. Even if Olsen is able to return for Saturday's playoff game against the Rams, there's virtually no chance that he handles a full workload. Hollister's role should be safe, although that doesn't mean much for his fantasy value. In five games without Olsen this year, Hollister posted a 9-74-1 line.
Jan 4, 2021 3:34 AM EST
Hollister caught two of six targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Despite Greg Olsen (foot) returning to the lineup, Hollister still played 33 of 63 snaps on offense. Will Dissly played 35 snaps and Olsen logged 12. Hollister finished second on the team in targets, and he posted the exact stat line he posted in last week's win over Washington. Olsen's workload could get ramped up in the upcoming weeks. Hollister and Dissly could both see a decrease in usage if that comes to fruition.
Dec 28, 2020 1:29 PM EST
Hollister caught both targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-15 win over Washington.
Analysis: Hollister logged 40 snaps on offense (70 percent), just a handful more than Will Dissly (37 snaps). The former came through with a 10-yard touchdown catch in the first half but was relatively quiet for the remainder of the game; Dissly finished without a target. It's essentially an even split between the two position mates, and there continues to be limited upside for both players.
Dec 21, 2020 9:13 AM EST
Hollister caught his lone target for a 20-yard gain in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Hollister out-snapped Will Dissly 37-36 in another game without Greg Olsen (foot). The two have been close to even in terms of playing time, and neither tight end has been consistent enough for fantasy purposes. It's possible Olsen returns before the end of the season, too.
Dec 15, 2020 12:04 PM EST
Hollister caught three of four targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 17-12 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Hollister and Will Dissly both played 39 snaps (54 percent) in Sunday's loss. Dissly finished with four receptions for 28 yards. Neither tight end put up big numbers, and depending on either one will be tough moving forward. Russell Wilson rarely targeted Greg Olsen (foot) when he was healthy, as he's been more comfortable showering Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf with targets. Hollister's next chance to potentially establish himself as the top tight end is against the Jets next Sunday.
Dec 7, 2020 8:56 AM EST
Hollister caught two of five targets for 11 yards in Monday's 23-17 win over the Eagles.
Analysis: Hollister handled a 55 percent snap share in the first game without Greg Olsen, his highest mark of the season but still fewer than Will Dissly (72 percent). However, Dissly didn't receive a target. In fact, Hollister has out-targeted Dissly 21-9 since the Week 6 bye. That hasn't turned into much fantasy value, though, as he produced a 14-119-0 line in that stretch.
Dec 1, 2020 6:16 PM EST
Hollister hauled in two of three targets for 14 yards Thursday in the Seahawks' 28-21 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Hollister only played 13 offensive snaps in the contest, but he made the most of his limited reps. Perhaps more significant than Hollister's performance itself was the fact that head coach Pete Carroll revealed after the game that top tight end Greg Olsen suffered what the team fears is a ruptured fascia in his left foot, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. While the Seahawks aren't putting a timeline on Olsen's return, he seems likely to miss multiple weeks -- if not months -- with the injury, which should open the door for Will Dissly and Hollister to both see increased work in the games to come.
Nov 20, 2020 10:55 AM EST
Hollister caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Hollister led all Seahawks tight ends with a 48 percent snap share and 60 receiving yards in last week's loss to Buffalo, but he was left out of the game plan against the Rams, logging just six snaps on offense. He's a crafty tight end that has promise as a pass catcher, but he'll be tough to depend for consistent usage behind Greg Olsen and Will Dissly.
Nov 16, 2020 7:47 PM EST
Hollister caught five of seven targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 44-34 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: For the first time this season, Hollister led Seattle's tight ends in snap share (48 percent) and targets, recording more than Greg Olsen and Will Dissly combined in the latter category. Three of those targets were in the red zone, too, although he failed to find the end zone. Neither Olsen nor Dissly has been good enough to dismiss challengers for the top spot this year, so Hollister could realistically maintain an increased workload moving forward. It's worth keeping an eye on his usage in Week 10 against the Rams.
Nov 9, 2020 7:49 AM EST
Hollister caught his lone target for a one-yard touchdown in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: Hollister reeled in a designed pass play from Russell Wilson at the goal line to account for his first touchdown of the season. The 26-year-old tight end still has minimal fantasy utility behind Greg Olsen and Will Dissly, as Hollister hasn't played more than 18 percent of the offensive snaps in a game this season.
Sep 29, 2020 4:50 PM EST
Hollister caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 38-25 win over the Falcons.
Analysis: Hollister predictably played a minimal role Sunday with Greg Olsen on board and Will Dissly recovered from an Achilles injury. He logged just 11 of 62 offensive snaps (18 percent), while Olsen played 41 snaps and Dissly played 25. The Seahawks often used two tight end sets, but Hollister's the odd man out among the bunch.
Sep 14, 2020 8:34 PM EST
Hollister has signed his tender with the Seahawks, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com
Analysis: The Seahawks originally placed a second-round tender on Hollister, so this move is not much of a surprise. Seattle traded for the 26-year-old tight end from New England last season in exchange for a seventh-round pick. He was ultimately elevated to the 53-man roster prior to Week 6 and ended the year with 41 receptions for 349 yards and three touchdowns across 11 games. It may be harder to see playing time this season, as he will compete for snaps with the newly acquired Greg Olsen and the returning Will Dissly (Achilles).
Apr 20, 2020 5:36 PM EST
The Seahawks have placed a second-round tender on Hollister, a restricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Seattle obtained Hollister last offseason from New England for a seventh-round pick, so the former is getting significant return on its investment. He fared well once he elevated to the 53-man roster prior to Week 6 last season and ended up with 41 receptions (on 59 targets) for 349 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. Assuming he sticks with the Seahawks, Hollister will have additional competition at tight end in the form of free-agent addition Greg Olsen while the unit waits out the recovery of Will Dissly (Achilles).
Mar 16, 2020 4:08 PM EST
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