Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft caught three of six targets for nine yards and a touchdown during the team's 21-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Starting tight end Luke Musgrave was slightly more productive in the yardage department Saturday night, but Kraft had the score that put the Packers ahead 21-14 in the third quarter. That score ended up being the final one of the night for Green Bay. Kraft did an admirable job filling in for Musgrave over the back half of the regular season and proved that he will still demand some sort of target share when both are healthy. However, unless something were to happen to Musgrave, Kraft would be nothing more than a waiver wire option in daily fantasy formats and a bench stash in dynasty leagues in 2024.
Jan 21, 2024 10:03 AM EST
Green Bay Packers rookie tight end Tucker Kraft only managed to catch two of his three targets for 15 yards in the 48-32 surprising wild-card win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Meanwhile, fellow rookie tight end Luke Musgrave was also targeted three times, but he produced much more with three receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's beatdown of the NFC's No. 2 seed on the road. The 23-year-old made seven straight starts from Weeks 12-18 after Musgrave sustained a lacerated kidney, but Musgrave returned in the Week 18 regular season finale and should only continue to see more of the workload as the Packers head into the Divisional Round on the road in San Francisco to face the top-seeded 49ers. At best, Kraft will be a low-cost dart throw in DFS next weekend.
Jan 15, 2024 12:35 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft caught all three of his targets for a gain of 31 yards during the team's 17-9 win over the Chicago Bears. Luke Musgrave made his return this week from a kidney injury, and while his snap share was limited, it was enough to hinder the production of Kraft. The wide receiver corps did the majority of the damage through the air this week, leaving few targets for the rookie. Musgrave will see his role increase as he is further removed from the injury, putting Kraft off the fantasy radar for now. Fantasy managers would be wise to look elsewhere when filling their daily fantasy lineups during Wild Card weekend.
Jan 7, 2024 8:29 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft will face off against the Chicago Bears in Week 18. The rookie has been a streaming candidate over the past few weeks in replacement of starter Luke Musgrave (kidney). However, his role as the starter could come to an end as Musgrave was able to draw the questionable tag heading into the weekend. Thankfully for fantasy managers, Musgrave is still on Injured Reserve, meaning the Packers will have to activate him on Saturday if they wish to have him available on Sunday. If activated, Kraft's role will be unclear, making him tough to trust against Chicago. However, if Musgrave misses one more week, Kraft will remain a top-15 option and have fantasy value for the regular season finale.
Jan 5, 2024 9:39 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft caught all six of his targets for 48 yards during the team's 33-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. The six receptions were a season-high for the rookie and tied for the team lead on Sunday night. Since Week 13, Kraft has seen six targets in all but one game and remains a staple of the Green Bay passing attack. Luke Musgrave (kidney) has been participating in practice on a limited basis, but there is a good chance he will be limited when he returns due to the nature of his injury. Kraft will be on the streaming radar next week against Chicago if Musgrave misses another week, but he would be a risky option if the former starter makes his return.
Jan 1, 2024 8:57 AM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft will go on the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. The rookie has filled in for starter Luke Musgrave (kidney), who is again listed as doubtful for this weekend. Wide receiver Christian Watson (hamstring) looks to be missing his fourth game in a row after being listed as doubtful, while fellow rookie Dontayvion Wicks (chest/ankle) is questionable after not practicing this week. That leaves Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Kraft to lead the way against the Vikings' pass defense. Kraft has seen at least six targets in three of the past four games and will be on the streaming radar for those in need this weekend. The Vikings are solid against opposing tight ends, but the matchup should not scare fantasy managers away.
Dec 29, 2023 10:38 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft caught four of six targets for 60 yards during the team's 33-30 win over the Carolina Panthers. The rookie caught four passes and gained at least 55 yards for the third week in a row. Green Bay was incredibly thin at wide receiver and lost rookie Dontayvion Wicks (chest) during this contest. With so many injuries to the Packers' pass catchers, Kraft will be right back on the streaming radar next week as the Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings, with the chance of seeing a high target share. Fantasy managers will need to keep an eye on the team's injury report heading into next weekend, but the Packers rookie could be a sneaky good option if Green Bay does not get any receivers back onto the active roster in Week 17.
Dec 24, 2023 5:58 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft will go on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 16. The rookie has filled in admirably for starter Luke Musgrave (abdomen), who is working his way back from injury. Kraft has averaged five targets over the past three weeks and could see that stock rise in Week 16. Christian Watson (hamstring) is set to miss his third game in a row. Jayden Reed (toe) has not practiced all week, and Dontayvion Wicks (ankle) is also listed as questionable. Romeo Doubs is the only healthy wide receiver with any connection with quarterback Jordan Love, meaning Kraft could be second in target share come Sunday. The matchup is not great, as the Panthers have given up the fourth-fewest yards in the league to tight ends. However, if the target share for Kraft is six or above, then he could be a viable streamer for those in need.
Dec 22, 2023 11:28 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft caught four of six targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Christian Watson (hamstring) and AJ Dillon (thumb) didn't play, and Jayden Reed (toe) exited during the contest. As a result, Kraft benefitted, scoring his second touchdown in the last four games. Granted, he hasn't been a consistent fantasy tight end all year. But he's at least someone to consider in Week 16 versus the Panthers, one of the worst defensive teams in the National Football League.
Dec 17, 2023 7:07 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15. The rookie has been filling in for starter Luke Musgrave (oblique), who remains on the Injured Reserve list. Kraft set a career-high in yardage last week against the Giants and could continue to see a decent target share with Christian Watson (hamstring), likely out for the second week in a row. Tampa Bay allows the 11th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends this year and is tied for the third-most targets allowed to the position. Opposing offenses are prioritizing getting the ball into the hands of their tight end against the Buccaneers, and it could mean Kraft is in for an increase in his usage this week. With no teams on bye, the 23-year-old is not a locked-in TE1, but he is a streamable option for managers struggling to get production from the position.
Dec 15, 2023 8:31 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft caught all four of his targets for a gain of 64 yards during the team's 22-24 loss to the New York Giants. The rookie posted a career-high in yards Monday night, doing most of his damage on a 43-yard catch and run. He also led the team in receiving yards, as the Packers receiving corps struggled to do anything after the catch all night long. Kraft has started to turn into more of a viable receiver over the past month, with Luke Musgrave (abdomen) out of action. He remains tough to trust as a fantasy option but could see his target share continue to rise with Christian Watson (hamstring) out for an undisclosed amount of time and rookie Dontayvion Wicks (ankle) suffering an injury last night. Kraft will be a low-end streaming option next week against Tampa Bay if both of the aforementioned receivers are ruled out.
Dec 12, 2023 9:00 AM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft will go on the road to take on the New York Giants in Week 14 on Monday night. The rookie has filled in admirably for starter Luke Musgrave (abdomen), who was placed on Injured Reserve back in Week 12. However, Kraft has seen more than three targets once all year and has yet to break 40 receiving yards in a single game. While wide receiver Christian Watson (hamstring) potentially missing this game could lead to more targets for Kraft, the 23-year-old has to take on a Giants defense that allows the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends this year. If the Packers can get the ground game going and focus on targeting their top wideouts, Kraft could be in for another rough fantasy outing. The rookie is not a recommended fantasy option in Week 14.
Dec 8, 2023 8:29 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13 on Sunday night. The rookie caught his first career touchdown last week in a win over the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately, he saw just two targets while playing 96% of the snaps with Luke Musgrave (kidney) out. Being on the field for nearly 100% of the snaps is great, but he is not generating a high enough target share to have confidence in streaming him weekly. The Chiefs allow the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends and have given up just two touchdowns to the position all year. With quarterback Jordan Love spreading the ball around to multiple receivers, Kraft is little more than a touchdown-dependent, low-tier streaming option in Week 13.
Dec 1, 2023 9:56 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft caught both of his targets for 15 yards and a touchdown during the team's 29-22 win over the Detroit Lions. With Luke Musgrave (abdomen) out, Kraft took over as the top tight end for Green Bay and found the end zone for the first time in his career. While it was nice to see Kraft find the end zone, five other players on the team had more targets than him and will remain off the streaming radar until he can establish a higher target share. With the Kansas City Chiefs coming to Green Bay next week, fantasy managers will need to look for better options to stream off of the waiver wire. Watch the rookie's target share in the tough matchup, and if he can get it high enough, he will become a potential streamer when the Packers schedule starts to open up in Week 14.
Nov 23, 2023 7:17 PM EST
Green Bay Packers tight end Tucker Kraft will go on the road to take on the Detroit Lions in Week 12 on Thanksgiving. The rookie will step into the starting role with fellow rookie Luke Musgrave (abdomen) being placed on Injured Reserve this week after suffering a scary injury and being hospitalized. Kraft has not done much this season but has been more involved over the past two weeks, garnering five targets. There is no clear indication that he will be the only player replacing Musgrave. Veteran Josiah Deguara will likely see some run with the starters on Thursday as well. Detroit has allowed the 13th-most fantasy points per game to the tight end position, so the matchup shouldn't scare fantasy managers. However, with no indication of how well Kraft will gel with quarterback Jordan Love, it is best to take a wait-and-see approach to the rookie for fantasy purposes.
Nov 22, 2023 5:11 PM EST
Green Bay Packers rookie tight end Tucker Kraft caught both of his targets for a career-high 32 receiving yards in Week 11's 23-20 win over the visiting Los Angeles Chargers. Kraft nearly scored his first touchdown of the year as well. The 23-year-old played a season-high 51 percent of the offensive snaps last week before playing 42 percent of the snaps against LA. In the first 10 games of his NFL career, he's produced five catches on seven targets for 43 yards and no touchdowns. Kraft will continue to operate as Green Bay's No. 2 tight end behind fellow rookie Luke Musgrave, who caught four of his six targets on Sunday for just 28 yards.
Nov 20, 2023 12:24 PM EST