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Robert Tonyan Jr.

Robert Tonyan Jr.

Wide Receiver #49
ADP:Round: 12, Pick: 8
Team: Green Bay Packers
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 236 lb.
College:Indiana State
Born:April 30, 1994
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Gets second-round tender

The Packer extended a second-round tender to Tonyan on Tuesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Tonyan was a pleasant surprise for the Packers last season, hauling in 52 of 59 targets for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns. That was good for 9.9 YPT and 21.1 percent touchdown rate, which may be unsustainable but foretells his import in Green Bay's passing attack. Other teams still can give Tonyan an offer sheet, but it'll cost other teams a second-round pick if the Packers ultimately decide not to match it.

March 16, 2021 10:45 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Finds end zone

Tonyan recorded four receptions on four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss in the NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: Tonyan continued to fill the role of red-zone threat, scoring from eight yards away midway through the third quarter. Combined between both 16 regular season contests and two playoff games, Tonyan managed 12 touchdowns and emerged as a trusted option for Aaron Rodgers. Tonyan will enter the offseason as a restricted free agent, though it's likely that the Packers' will tender him a contract after his breakout performance throughout the 2020 campaign.

January 24, 2021 4:49 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Racks up 60 yards

Tonyan recorded four receptions on four targets for 60 yards in the Packers' divisional-round win over the Rams.

Analysis: Tonyan picked up over half of his yards on a play just before halftime, when Aaron Rodgers evaded pressure and found him well down the field for a 33-yard game. Otherwise, Tonyan's longest reception went for 12 yards, and he was overshadowed by other peripheral options like Alan Lazard. Even so, Tonyan reached 60 receiving yards for only fourth time in 17 games -- including the regular season.

January 16, 2021 6:11 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Finds paydirt in finale

Tonyan caught passes thrown his direction and tallied 18 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Bears.

Analysis: Tonyan was held under the 20-yard mark for the third game in a row, but he did reach the end zone for both the sixth time in seven games and the 11th time this season. Tonyan finished the regular season 13th among tight ends in both receptions and receiving yards, but he tied Travis Kelce for the most scores among players at his position, which made him one of the more productive tight ends in any fantasy format.

January 4, 2021 8:01 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Disappears on SNF

Tonyan caught just one pass (two targets) for 17 yards in Sunday's 40-14 rout of the Titans.

Analysis: Tonyan was riding high on a five-game touchdown streak, but that came to a screeching halt with Sunday's empty stat line. The budding tight end was not the only Green Bay receiver to be left out in the cold, as no other tight end or wide receiver outside of Davante Adams received more than two looks from Aaron Rodgers all game long. Green Bay's star duo picked on the Titans' defense and left little scraps for the rest of the crew. Tonyan will look to earn back Rodgers' attention in the red zone in a potential conference-clinching matchup with the Bears on Sunday.

December 27, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Finds end zone again

Tonyan recorded three receptions on three targets for 18 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Panthers.

Analysis: Tonyan found the end zone for the fifth consecutive week, logging a one-yard touchdown reception to cap the Packers' first possession. One play earlier, he had hauled in a pass for seven yards to bring the team to the goal line. Thereafter, Tonyan was held silent on the stat sheet until the fourth quarter when he tacked on a 10-yard reception. Though he has surpassed 50 receiving yards only once in his last seven games, Tonyan has been a key contributor near the end zone. That should keep him in consideration among tight ends in Week 16 against Tennessee.

December 19, 2020 9:33 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Posts yet another TD in Week 15

Tonyan caught all five of his targets for 36 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-24 win against the Lions.

Analysis: At a position where viable options are especially hard to come by in fantasy, under-drafted breakouts become especially valuable. Tonyan has been precisely that during his third active pro campaign out of Indiana State, as the 26-year-old currently finds himself tied with Travis Kelce at an NFL-high nine receiving TDs among tight ends. He's attracted exactly five targets in four consecutive games, reeling 19 of those 20 opportunities for 186 yards and four scores. Tonyan seems poised to keep up his productive ways Week 15 against Carolina, as the Panthers have allowed the fifth-most receiving yards to opposing TEs this season (771).

December 13, 2020 6:29 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Finds end zone again

Tonyan caught four of five targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: The tight end got into the end zone for a third straight game, hauling in a 25-yard strike from Aaron Rodgers late in the second quarter. Tonyan now has eight TDs this season after scoring only two in 27 games during his first two NFL campaigns, and his odds of extending his scoring streak seem pretty good in Week 14 against a Lions defense that just gave up a touchdown to Bears rookie TE Cole Kmet.

December 6, 2020 6:45 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Leads team in receiving

Tonyan (ankle) hauled in all five of his targets for 67 yards and a score in Sunday's 41-25 win over Chicago.

Analysis: Tonyan was late to the scoring party in the one-sided affair, cashing in on a 39-yard score in the third quarter that rescued what would have been a pedestrian outing. The 26-year-old has been a pleasant surprise since taking over as the starting tight end this season, totaling 37 receptions, 458 yards and seven touchdowns through 11 contests. Tonyan remains a fantasy threat so long as he has the trust of Aaron Rodgers, which he continues to build week by week. The rising star will take on the Eagles on Sunday, who are allowing 8.9 fantasy points per game to tight ends this year.

November 29, 2020 10:33 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Ready for Week 12

Tonyan (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest versus the Bears, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Tonyan was listed as limited on the Packers' first two injury reports of Week 12, but a full session Friday has cleared him for game action. He'll look to take advantage of a Chicago defense that has allowed the sixth-most touchdown catches (six, tied with eight other teams) to opposing tight ends this season.

November 27, 2020 1:24 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Gets in limited practice

Tonyan (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday.

Analysis: After recording five touchdowns in three games between Weeks 2 and 4, Tonyan was held out of the end zone for five consecutive contests before familiarizing himself with the region this past Sunday at Indianapolis. He also put up his fourth-most receiving yards (44) and matched his second-most catches (five) in a single game this season. An ankle issue has bothered Tonyan at times throughout the campaign, but he's still managed to log at least 50 percent and up to 73 percent of the snaps on offense across 10 games to date.

November 25, 2020 2:36 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: First score since Week 4

Tonyan was targeted five times and caught five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Tonyan went five games without finding the end zone, but he snapped that skid early in Sunday's contest, hauling in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter. Despite the slow stretch Tonyan now has six receiving scores on the season, which ties him for 11th in the league and third among tight ends. He hasn't provided much help for fantasy players when he hasn't found paydirt, as he hasn't racked up the receptions and yardage some of his counterparts have. However, he's bound to draw interest in Week 12, and he will at least the matchup in his favor, as the Packers will square off against a Bears defense that ranks bottom-10 against tight ends in just about every scoring format.

November 23, 2020 8:33 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Ready for Sunday

Tonyan (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tonyan has been listed on the practice report with either a knee or ankle injury for the past month or so, but he's played at least 50 percent of offensive snaps in each of the Packers' nine games this season. Production has been far less consistent than playing time, with Tonyan scoring each of his five touchdowns in a three-game stretch Weeks 2-4. He's averaging only 2.8 catches for 34.8 yards per game in five appearances since his end of his TD streak.

November 20, 2020 12:33 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Limited practice Thursday

Tonyan (ankle) was a limited participant at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Tonyan's practice reps have been capped for the majority of sessions since the calendar flipped to October, but he's still played at least 50 percent and up to 67 percent of the snaps on offense in each game this season. While he hasn't made a huge impact since scoring five TDs in three games between Weeks 2 and 4 -- a 14-174-0 line on 18 targets the last five contests -- Tonyan is the Packers tight end most likely to make an impact in the box score on a weekly basis.

November 19, 2020 1:52 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Gets in limited practice

Tonyan (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Tonyan has dealt with ankle and knee injuries for a good portion of the season, but his share of the offensive snaps has hovered between 60 and 67 percent for seven of nine outings (he was above 50 percent in the other two). Since he went off for five touchdowns in three games from Weeks 2 through 4, he's been kept out of the end zone while accumulating 14 catches (on 18 targets) for 174 yards across five games. Assuming he's able to suit up, per usual, Sunday at Indianapolis, Tonyan may find it difficult to produce against a Colts defense that has held tight ends to a league-best 4.8 yards per target in 2020.

November 18, 2020 2:37 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Three catches in win over Jags

Tonyan corralled three of his four targets for 33 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-20 win against Jacksonville.

Analysis: Despite Sunday's matchup being between 6-2 and 1-7 teams, game flow worked surprisingly in favor of Green Bay pass-catchers as the Packers found themselves trailing in the final 10 minutes of regulation. The team attempted 34 passes to 25 combined rush attempts, with Tonyan standing as one of five Packers to generate at least three catches. The Indiana State product has been hit-or-miss this season, with four outings of 50-plus receiving yards and/or a touchdown, but five outings with less than 35 receiving yards and no TD.

November 15, 2020 4:20 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Ready to play Sunday

Tonyan (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: The 26-year-old was considered questionable after cropping up on the injury report with the knee issue Thursday and being unable to practice Friday, but he'll take the field against the Jaguars. Tonyan should open the contest as Green Bay's No. 1 tight end, while Jace Sternberger and Marcedes Lewis are next up if he aggravates the injury.

November 15, 2020 8:51 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Uncertain for Sunday

Tonyan (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Analysis: Tonyan appears truly questionable after he was added to the injury report Thursday as a limited participant and then held out of Friday's practice. A 1 ET kickoff makes things a little easier for fantasy managers if it comes down to a game-time decision, allowing for a wide range of alternatives. Teammates Jace Sternberger and Marcedes Lewis could both see extra snaps/targets if Tonyan is out, but neither would be a trustworthy option for fantasy lineups.

November 13, 2020 12:48 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Absent Friday

Tonyan (knee) isn't practicing Friday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Added to the Thursday injury report as a limited participant, Tonyan now appears in serious danger of missing Sunday's game against the Jaguars. An absence would free up snaps for Jace Sternberger in passing situations, while Marcedes Lewis could also get more playing time but likely would continue to focus on blocking.

November 13, 2020 10:56 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Pops up on injury report

Tonyan was limited in Thursday's practice due to a knee injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tonyan wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, so the extent of his participation in Friday's session will warrant close monitoring. The 26-year-old tight end only saw one target during last Thursday's in in San Francisco, his least amount of looks since Week 1.

November 12, 2020 2:03 PM EST

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