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Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | TE

2013 Experience: 17th Season

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Fantasy Football Outlook: In the past 16 years Tony Gonzalez has only failed to suit up for two games. As amazing as that is, it’s all the more impressive that his future Hall of Fame player continues to produce at such a high level.

Football has been kind to Gonzalez and with a chance to win a Super Bowl on the line, he return to Atlanta on a two-year deal, after it appeared his final game would be last January.

Don’t expect the same numbers as last season, but Gonzalez is a TE1 and may find his way into the top five at his position by seasons end. While Gonzalez won’t bust off many big plays, he will be an active part of what the Falcons do weekly and is always a threat in the red zone.

Receptions Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats 78 855 6
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Receiving
Year Age Tm G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
1997 21 KAN 16 0 33 368 11.2 2 30 2.1 23.0
1998 22 KAN 16 16 59 621 10.5 2 32 3.7 38.8
1999*+ 23 KAN 15 15 76 849 11.2 11 73 5.1 56.6
2000*+ 24 KAN 16 16 93 1203 12.9 9 39 5.8 75.2
2001*+ 25 KAN 16 16 73 917 12.6 6 36 4.6 57.3
2002* 26 KAN 16 16 63 773 12.3 7 42 3.9 48.3
2003*+ 27 KAN 16 16 71 916 12.9 10 67 4.4 57.3
2004* 28 KAN 16 16 102 1258 12.3 7 32 6.4 78.6
2005* 29 KAN 16 16 78 905 11.6 2 39 4.9 56.6
2006* 30 KAN 15 15 73 900 12.3 5 57 4.9 60.0
2007* 31 KAN 16 16 99 1172 11.8 5 31 6.2 73.3
2008*+ 32 KAN 16 16 96 1058 11.0 10 35 6.0 66.1
2009 33 ATL 16 16 83 867 10.4 6 27 5.2 54.2
2010* 34 ATL 16 16 70 656 9.4 6 34 4.4 41.0
2011* 35 ATL 16 16 80 875 10.9 7 30 5.0 54.7
2012*+ 36 ATL 16 15 93 930 10.0 8 25 5.8 58.1
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To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Tony Gonzalez here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.

Welcome to Tony Gonzalez fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Gonzalez’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for fantasy football.

Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

In what could be his final season, future Hall Of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez will post another reliable TE1 stat-line. In the thirteen years Gonzalez has played, he’s only failed to suit up for three games, so you know he’s an accountable weekly option.

While Gonzalez doesn’t have the breakaway ability he once had, he still knows how to get open, and his sure hands make him a reliable target for Matt Ryan. If you decide to wait on tight end, or you’re just looking for a good backup, Gonzalez is worth adding on your team.

Receptions Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 76 845 6

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

It looks like Tony Gonzalez is a lock to play another season with the Falcons but this could be the last year in a terrific career. Probably, the greatest tight end of all time, Gonzalez is still worth using as a fantasy starter, but I could see his production dropping if Julio Jones proves ready to make an impact in his rookie year.

Look to Gonzalez as one of the last starting tight ends to take for ten to twelve team leagues as he’s in his 15th season, but he will be a factor in the early going. I’m mainly concerned about Gonzalez keeping his production strong as we head into the second half of the season, as older veterans have a hard time producing for a full season.

Receptions Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 68 703 6

2010 Preview

Tony Gonzalez had another productive fantasy season in his new digs. The NFL best all time receiving tight end may not be a top five fantasy tight end this year, but he will still be a productive player.

2010 Fantasy Football Outlook

2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Tony Gonzalez found himself out of Kansas City for the first time in his career last season when the Chiefs traded him to the Falcons. This was a big move for Matt Ryan as it gave him another weapon to go with Roddy White.

For the season Gonzalez had another good year with over 800 yards receiving, 83 receptions and six touchdowns.

Audio: TE Tony Gonzalez | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Gonzalez decided early in the offseason that he was going to come back for his 14th NFL season. With a young quarterback in Ryan that is only getting better and a playoff caliber team, Gonzalez is in a good situation.

Look for the veteran to have another productive fantasy season as he is the second best option in the passing game for Ryan to look for.

Assets

- Good Yardage / Reception Totals

- Respectable Touchdown Maker

- Good Offense

- Good Quarterback

- Plays In A Dome

Liabilities

- Maybe Not The Player He Was A Few Years Ago

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