Tyler Conklin

New York Jets
Tight End #83
New York Jets
Tight End #83

Tyler Conklin News

Different team, same production

Conklin caught two of four targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 11-6 loss to the Dolphins. He had 58 catches on 87 targets for 552 yards and three touchdowns in 2022.

Analysis: An offseason move from Minnesota to New York had a minimal impact on Conklin's stats, as he posted a near carbon copy of his 2021 season with the Vikings. In the first season of his three-year contract with the Jets, Conklin had the same number of targets and touchdowns while totaling three fewer catches and 41 fewer yards than his final year in Minnesota. The 27-year-old tight end finished second on the team behind rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson in receiving yards, albeit with half of Wilson's total.

Jan 9, 2023 7:44 PM EST

Leads team in receiving

Conklin caught all six of his targets for 80 yards in Sunday's 23-6 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: The tight end was the only one of Mike White's targets to have any kind of success -- no other Jet had more than three catches, and Corey Davis' 45 receiving yards was second on the team. It's Conklin's best performance since he hauled in 84 yards in Week 3, but he'll remain a volatile fantasy option in Week 18 against the Dolphins.

Jan 1, 2023 6:04 PM EST

Four catches in Week 16

Conklin caught all four of his targets for 34 yards in Thursday's 19-3 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Conklin finished second on the team in receiving yards behind Michael Carter's 44, as Zach Wilson threw for only 92 yards before being benched well into the third quarter. The offense moved better after Chris Streveler replaced Wilson, but Jets pass catchers will be tough to trust in Week 17 against the Seahawks unless quarterback Mike White (ribs) is cleared to return.

Dec 23, 2022 9:25 AM EST

Watches fellow TE score two TDs

Conklin caught one of two targets for seven yards and added a two-yard run in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: In addition to contributing as a traditional tight end, Conklin also lined up under center to sneak it for a first down on third and short in the third quarter. He watched fellow tight end C.J. Uzomah score his first two touchdowns of the season, pulling within one of Conklin's season total. Conklin continues to see the most volume among Jets tight ends heading into Thursday's home game against the Jaguars.

Dec 18, 2022 2:54 PM EST

Just 28 yards on eight targets

Conklin caught five of eight targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 20-12 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Conklin ranked second on the Jets in targets but failed to make much of the volume, falling short of 30 yards for the seventh time in the past nine games. After a strong start to his Jets tenure, Conklin has fallen off despite continuing to get the vast majority of targets over C.J. Uzomah.

Dec 11, 2022 3:44 PM EST

Quiet against former team

Conklin caught two of seven targets for nine yards in Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Facing the team with which he spent his first four seasons, Conklin failed to make much of his opportunities. He has been targeted at least seven times on five separate occasions this season, but only two of those busy games have come from Week 4 onward. In Week 14, Conklin will face a Bills team that held him to seven yards back in Week 9.

Dec 5, 2022 8:41 AM EST

Three catches in Week 12 win

Conklin caught all three of his targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 31-10 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Conklin put forth a respectable showing in quarterback Mike White's season debut, highlighted by a 29-yard catch in the third quarter on an accurate delivery from White. The entire Jets passing game looked as good as it has all season with White under center, which bodes well for Conklin's outlook moving forward. The tight end has a revenge game on tap in Week 13 against the Vikings team with which Conklin spent his first four seasons before joining the Jets via free agency this past offseason.

Nov 27, 2022 7:40 PM EST

Two catches in road loss

Conklin caught two of three targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Quarterback Zach Wilson threw for just 77 yards, so Conklin was far from the only Jets skill position player to put forth an underwhelming performance in this one. The 27-year-old tight end has 35 catches for 331 yards through 10 games with the Jets. In Week 12, he'll face a Bears team that held Conklin to his two lowest yardage totals of the season (seven and six) when he was with the Vikings last year.

Nov 20, 2022 2:50 PM EST

Limited role in run-heavy win

Conklin caught one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Bills.

Analysis: New York implemented a run-heavy game plan in the upset win, and rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson was prioritized when the team turned to the air, accounting for eight of Zach Wilson's 18 completions and 92 of the quarterback's 154 passing yards. Conklin's inconsistent usage can be frustrating, as he's been targeted at least seven times on four different occasions but has also drawn two or fewer targets thrice heading into New York's Week 10 bye.

Nov 7, 2022 7:45 AM EST

Scores twice in Week 8 loss

Conklin caught six of 10 targets for 79 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Conklin scored from eight yards out in the second quarter to put the Jets up 10-3, but New York failed to add any more points until Conklin's nine-yard touchdown late in the fourth. These were the first two touchdowns since the season opener for the tight end, who led the Jets in targets and has been targeted at least seven times in four of eight games. A pass-heavy game script is likely in Week 9 against the Bills, which should lead to another high-volume game for Conklin.

Oct 30, 2022 3:10 PM EST

Team-high six targets in Week 7 win

Conklin caught four of six targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 16-9 win over Denver.

Analysis: Conklin led the Jets in targets in a game that saw Corey Davis and Breece Hall exit due to knee injuries while Elijah Moore (personal) sat out. Despite slowing down in recent weeks, Conklin has still racked up an impressive 38 targets through seven games.

Oct 23, 2022 6:08 PM EST

Two targets in Week 6 win

Conklin caught one of two targets for 16 yards and added a one-yard rush in Sunday's 27-10 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: Conklin had one less yard and the same number of targets as C.J. Uzomah. Each of the top two tight ends saw minimal involvement as pass catchers as New York rode its running game and defense to a win at Lambeau Field. Conklin's rushing yard came as the Jets joined the recent trend of sneaking with their tight end from under center to keep its quarterback from taking a hit.

Oct 16, 2022 6:27 PM EST

One target in Week 5

Conklin didn't catch his only target in Sunday's 40-17 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Conklin has just six targets in two games since Zach Wilson returned from a knee injury after racking up 24 over three games with Joe Flacco under center. After his early run of usefulness, Conklin's fantasy stock is falling ahead of a Week 6 trip to Green Bay.

Oct 9, 2022 4:26 PM EST

Three catches in Week 4 win

Conklin caught three of five targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Conklin remained involved in Zach Wilson's (knee) season debut under center, as the tight end posted his second-highest yardage total of the season. Heading into Week 5 against the Dolphins, Conkin has totaled 21 catches for 192 yards and a touchdown.

Oct 2, 2022 4:28 PM EST

Eight catches in Week 3 loss

Conklin caught all eight of his targets for 84 yards in Sunday's 27-12 loss to Cincinnati.

Analysis: C.J. Uzomah returned from a hamstring injury but Conklin remained the clear top pass-catcher among New York's tight ends, as Uzomah was targeted only once. Conklin led all Jets in catches and receiving yards in this one, and he has been targeted 24 times through three weeks by veteran Joe Flacco. He'll hope to get similar volume from Zach Wilson (knee) when the starting quarterback returns, which could be as soon as Week 4 against the Steelers.

Sep 25, 2022 3:04 PM EST

Six catches in Week 2 win

Conklin caught six of nine targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Conklin's usage early in his Jets tenure has been encouraging -- he's had 16 passes thrown his way through two games. He'll need to improve his ball security, as Conklin put the ball on the ground for the second consecutive game, though both of his fumbles have been recovered by the Jets. If C.J. Uzomah (hamstring) returns in Week 3 against the Bengals, he could cut into Conklin's near-monopoly on pass-catching opportunities among New York's tight ends.

Sep 19, 2022 8:57 AM EST

Scores late TD in Week 1 loss

Conklin caught four of seven targets for 14 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-9 loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: Conklin and C.J. Uzomah were both expected to play prominent roles after being signed in free agency, but Conklin was targeted on seven of the eight passes Joe Flacco threw to tight ends, with the other going to Lawrence Cager rather than Uzomah. Conklin didn't make much of the volume until a three-yard touchdown in the final minute, but he'll have some appeal at the thin tight end position in Week 2 against the Browns and beyond if the Jets continue to give him the vast majority of targets at the position.

Sep 11, 2022 5:32 PM EST

Three catches in Jets debut

Conklin caught three of four targets for 23 yards in Friday's 24-21 preseason win over Philadelphia.

Analysis: Conklin was significantly more involved than fellow offseason acquisition C.J. Uzomah, who drew just one target, albeit in the end zone. It will be hard for either Jets tight end to produce consistent fantasy value while working in a timeshare at the position, but Conklin appears to have the higher ceiling as a pass catcher.

Aug 14, 2022 11:15 AM EST

Building rapport with Wilson

Conklin was the most targeted player in Saturday's practice, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Analysis: Conklin caught seven passes from starting quarterback Zach Wilson, including a touchdown. Coach Robert Saleh has described Conklin's performance in camp as "a pleasant surprise" and Conklin has consistently won 1-on-1 matchups against defenders. Both Conklin and fellow offseason addition C.J. Uzomah are likely to see significant playing time in 2022, but it sounds like the former Vikings tight end has made the stronger impression as a pass-catcher thus far.

Aug 8, 2022 9:28 AM EST

Jetting to New York

The Jets and Conklin agreed to terms on a contract Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: In 2021, Conklin benefited from the loss of Irv Smith for the season due to a torn meniscus in late August, breaking out with a 61-593-3 line on 87 targets in 17 games. With his new squad, Conklin joins C.J. Uzomah to form a remodeled tight end room. Conklin will play second fiddle to Uzomah, and passes from second-year signal-caller Zach Wilson may be difficult to come by in an offense that includes wide receivers Corey Davis (groin), Elijah Moore (quadriceps/illness) and Braxton Berrios.

Mar 16, 2022 4:59 PM EST

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