Ryan Izzo

Ryan Izzo

Tight End #81
Team: New England Patriots
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 256 lb.
College:None
Age:24
Born:December 21, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 7 (250)
Draft Team:NE

Ryan Izzo: Records 114 receiving yards in 2019

Izzo finished the 2019 regular season with six catches (on nine targets) for 114 yards and a TD in six games.

Analysis: The 2018 seventh-rounder ended up working behind Ben Watson and Matt LaCosse this past season, as the trio combined to form a tight end committee in the post-Rob Gronkowski era. Izzo is under contract with the Patriots through 2021, but assuming he sticks around next season, it doesn't seem likely that he'll approach fantasy relevance, with a makeover at his position likely on tap for the team.

January 13, 2020 2:37 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Healthy scratch Sunday

Izzo (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Izzo will miss his sixth game this season, including his third healthy scratch due to a coach's decision. With the 29-year-old out for the game, tight end duties shift to Ben Watson and Matt LaCosse for Week 14.

December 8, 2019 12:12 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Clear of illness

Izzo (illness) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Analysis: Izzo was held out of Sunday's loss to the Texans due to the illness, but he's now fully clear of the ailment. The 23-year-old hasn't seen game action since Week 6 and was a healthy scratch the previous two games before the illness, so he still may not see the field.

December 4, 2019 6:58 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Declared out for Week 13

Izzo (illness) is out for Sunday's game against the Texans, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Izzo was a healthy scratch each of the last two weeks, and now the illness that hit the Patriots' locker room this week will assure he'll miss yet another game. New England will go with Ben Watson and Matt LaCosse at tight end.

November 29, 2019 2:11 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Healthy scratch Sunday

Izzo (coach's decision) won't play in Sunday's game against Dallas.

Analysis: It will be the second straight game that Izzo is a healthy scratch, as he's failed to log a snap in game action since Week 8. In his stead, the team will roll with Ben Watson and Matt LaCosse at the tight end position.

November 24, 2019 12:06 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Sitting out Week 11

Izzo (coach's decision) won't play in Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Izzo was active for Week 9's game against Baltimore, but failed to see a snap, so this news isn't quite surprising. In his stead, Matt LaCosse (knee) returned to the lineup, and he'll take over depth tight end duties behind starter Ben Watson.

November 17, 2019 12:09 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Misses practice due to concussion

Izzo (concussion) missed Friday's practice.

Analysis: The Patriots' Friday injury report confirmed that the tight end is dealing with a concussion, which jeopardizes his status for Monday night's game against the Jets. With Matt LaCosse also not practicing due to a knee issue, recently re-signed Ben Watson and newcomer Eric Tomlinson may end up serving as the team's tight ends in Week 7.

October 18, 2019 2:13 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Possible concussion

Izzo was evaluated for a concussion following Thursday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As a result, Izzo wasn't spotted at practice Friday. With Matt LaCosse (knee) dealing with a knee issue, recently re-signed Ben Watson and newcomer Eric Tomlinson currently profile as the Patriots' top healthy tight ends.

October 18, 2019 10:28 AM EST

Ryan Izzo: Logs 80 snaps in Week 6

Izzo, who was on the field for 80 of a possible 82 snaps on offense in Thursday's 35-14 win over the Giants, hauled in two of his four targets in the contest for 31 yards.

Analysis: His increased workload Thursday corresponded with Matt LaCosse (knee) being banged up in the game. Izzo has now caught two passes in back-to-back outings, but he's only worth a look in the deepest of fantasy formats, considering the Patriots' limited usage of tight ends in their offense thus far this season.

October 11, 2019 10:06 AM EST

Ryan Izzo: Part of team's tight end duo

Following the release of Ben Watson, the Patriots will head into Thursday night's game against the Giants with a tight end duo of Izzo and Matt LaCosse.

Analysis: Izzo, who saw action on 20 of a possible 78 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-7 win over Washington, caught both of his targets for 39 yards and a TD in the contest. Still, with just five targets in as many games overall this season, Izzo's volume isn't reliable enough for him to profile as a fantasy option, even with Watson no longer a threat to claim a role in the Patriots offense.

October 7, 2019 2:37 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Hauls in TD

Izzo was on the field for 20 of a possible 78 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-7 win over Washington, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. In the process, he caught both of his targets for 39 yards and a TD.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow tight end Matt LaCosse was on the field for 73 snaps, en route to catching one pass (on four targets) for 22 yards. Izzo's fantasy outlook, which was modest to begin with, will presumably take a hit going forward, assuming the Patriots activate Ben Watson on Monday.

October 7, 2019 7:42 AM EST

Ryan Izzo: Logs 44 snaps in Week 4

Izzo was on the field for 44 of a possible 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Izzo was not targeted in the game and with Ben Watson set to re-join the mix after serving a four-game suspension, there's not much fantasy value to be had with Izzo (who has caught two of his three targets for 44 yards in four games to date) in the coming weeks.

September 30, 2019 8:38 AM EST

Ryan Izzo: Will play Sunday

Izzo (calf) is officially active for Sunday's divisional battle against the Bills.

Analysis: Izzo was finally absent from the injury report Friday, and this news confirms his availability for Week 4. With fellow tight end Matt LaCosse (ankle) also active, Izzo will stick to his usual depth role, as he's only hauled in two catches for 43 yards this season.

September 29, 2019 8:42 AM EST

Ryan Izzo: Cleared to play

Izzo (calf) is absent from the Patriots' injury report ahead of Sunday's game versus the Bills.

Analysis: Izzo was limited at practice earlier in the week before logging a full workload Friday. He has hauled in two receptions for 43 yards in his two starts this season, but failed to record a reception in the only game starting tight end Matt LaCosse (ankle) was healthy. LaCosse is looking like a game-time decision, and any value Izzo could potentially have will hinge on that.

September 27, 2019 9:03 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Calf injury surfaces

Izzo (calf) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Izzo dealt with this calf injury last week and was able to suit up against the Jets this past Sunday. The Patriots are likely still exercising caution with him ahead of Week 4's game versus the Bills. Fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned anyway since Izzo has two catches on three targets for 44 yards this year.

September 25, 2019 2:41 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Logs 41-yard reception

Izzo was on the field for 51 of a possible 77 snaps on offense in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Izzo wasn't a big factor in the Patriots' passing game Sunday, but he did manage to turn his only target into a 41-yard gain. Even with a decent amount of snaps coming his way these days, Izzo is off the fantasy radar and his chances of making an impact on the front won't improve when Ben Watson returns from his suspension in Week 5.

September 23, 2019 10:04 AM EST

Ryan Izzo: Suiting up Week 3

Izzo (calf) is officially listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Jets.

Analysis: Izzo was initially listed as questionable for Week 3, but he appears to have recovered from his calf injury. With Matt LaCosse (ankle) sidelined, Izzo could be in line for a larger target share than usual versus New York.

September 22, 2019 8:44 AM EST

Ryan Izzo: Questionable for Week 3

Izzo (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Nick Underhill of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The nature and severity of Izzo's calf injury remain undisclosed. With Matt LaCosse (ankle) also listed as questionable, Izzo could have opportunities for targets Sunday if he's able to go.

September 20, 2019 1:37 PM EST

Ryan Izzo: Logs 31 snaps in Week 2

Izzo was on the field for 31 of a possible 72 snaps on offense in Sunday's 43-0 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Izzo, who caught one pass for three yards in Week 1, wasn't targeted Sunday and was out-snapped by Matt LaCosse (42) on Sunday. He's not likely to factor in the Patriots offense much going forward, especially when Ben Watson returns from his suspension in Week 5.

September 16, 2019 9:34 AM EST

Ryan Izzo: Logs 45 snaps

Izzologged 45 of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-3 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: As Matt LaCosse (ankle) gets healthier and Lance Kendricks returns from his suspension, Izzo figures to see a reduction in snaps in the coming weeks. Additionally, with the Patriots' wideout corps looking pretty stacked, we're not expecting big fantasy production from any of the team's tight ends, so long as that remains the case.

September 9, 2019 10:55 AM EST

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