Robert Tonyan

Robert Tonyan

29-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Chicago Bears
2023 Fantasy Outlook
During the first five years of his career in Green Bay, Tonyan was at his best in 2020, when he caught 52 of 59 targets for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns. That was one of the most efficient seasons we've seen from a tight end not named Travis Kelce or George Kittle. Last year, Tonyan's 67 targets were the most he's had in a campaign, which he turned into his second-most productive season (470 yards and two TDs). Now in Chicago, he'll go from being the clear No. 1 option to a backup role behind Cole Kmet. Based on Tonyan's past success, if Kmet misses time, the former could become a fantasy factor. Read Past Outlooks
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#284.9
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Bears in March of 2023.
Joining Chicago
TEChicago Bears
March 16, 2023
Tonyan agreed Thursday with the Bears on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Tonyan, who logged a career-high 53 catches (on 67 targets) for 470 yards and two touchdowns in 17 games with the Packers last season, adds quality depth to a Chicago tight end corps that also includes returning starter Cole Kmet. The duo will provide QB Justin Fields with a pair of solid pass catchers at the position, but the prospect of a timeshare with Kmet caps Tonyan's fantasy upside ahead of the coming season.
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How do Robert Tonyan's 2022 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
22.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.66
 
% Team Air Yards
9.1%
 
% Team Targets
12.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
79.1%
 
Drop Rate
1.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.7
 
% Targeted On Route
21.1%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.48
 
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#% of Team Snaps

93494%
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How often does Robert Tonyan run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Robert Tonyan and the other tight ends for the Bears are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Robert Tonyan
317 routes   67 targets
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56%
0 routes   0 targets
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373 routes   69 targets
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3 routes   1 target
19%
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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It wasn't unexpected that Tonyan found it difficult last year to duplicate the tremendous red-zone success he had with Aaron Rodgers in 2020, but it was a knee injury that ruined his season. After 11 TD catches the previous season, seven of which came on 11 red-zone targets, Tonyan naturally regressed to one red-zone TD on six targets last season, with two total in eight games. Unfortunately, a torn ACL in Week 8 robbed him of the chance to turn things around in the second half of the season. Tonyan was on the PUP list until Aug. 15 and thus appears uncertain for Week 1. When he does suit up, he could play a larger role, as the Packers traded top WR Davante Adams and did not re-sign Marquez Valdes- Scantling, and Tonyan has little competition for snaps and targets at tight end with only Josiah Deguara perhaps in the mix.
Despite playing more snaps on special teams than offense through his first two NFL seasons, Tonyan was quick to pounce after Jimmy Graham's departure last spring created an opening in Green Bay. The young tight end scored his first touchdown of 2020 in Week 2, adding another Week 3 and three more Week 4. Tonyan then had a five-game TD drought ... before scoring exactly one in five consecutive games Weeks 11-15. He saw more than five targets in a game only twice all year, making up for it with an 88.1 percent catch rate (first among TEs), 9.9 YPT (third) and 11 TDs (T-1st). Some of the efficiency stats are small-sample outliers - including seven TDs on 11 red-zone targets - but it's also true that Tonyan and QB Aaron Rodgers both played well last year, and the Packers still don't have much else at tight end.
Tonyan caught six more passes last year than he did in 2018 despite playing in five fewer games, but he still never found himself playing more than a complementary role in the Packers offense. He's a good bet to hold onto a roster spot on a team that values tight ends, but if all players at his position are healthy it's tough to see him any higher than fourth on the depth chart.
Tonyan joined the Packers late in the 2017 season, and he showed enough after that to secure a spot on last year's roster coming out of training camp. Other than a 54-yard touchdown in Week 11, Tonyan did not do much, catching just three other passes. He remains in the conversation for 2019, but will be behind veterans Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis and will draw competition from rookie Jace Sternberger. The Packers kept four tight ends on the roster last season, though, and did not add any other veterans, which gives Tonyan a good chance to remain on the roster if four players at his position again make the cut for Week 1.
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Catches three passes in loss
TEGreen Bay Packers
January 11, 2023
Tonyan caught all three of his targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Lions.
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Breaks TD drought Sunday
TEGreen Bay Packers
January 1, 2023
Tonyan caught three of four targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-17 win over the Vikings.
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One reception in third straight
TEGreen Bay Packers
December 26, 2022
Tonyan was targeted twice and caught one pass for 13 yards in Sunday's 26-20 victory over the Dolphins.
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Finishes with just four yards
TEGreen Bay Packers
December 20, 2022
Tonyan was targeted twice and caught one pass for four yards in Monday's 24-12 victory over the Rams.
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Another quiet appearance
TEGreen Bay Packers
December 5, 2022
Tonyan was targeted twice and caught one pass for 10 yards in Sunday's 28-19 victory over the Bears.
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