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Anthony Firkser

#3 TE,

Free Agent

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RANK: 82



RANK: 87


28 yrs


6'2'' / 241 lbs



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Goes to Lions' practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-10

Detroit signed Firkser to its practice squad Tuesday.

Firkser has been a free agent since parting ways with New England prior to Week 1, but he has now found another opportunity with the Lions. Detroit already holds four tight ends on its 53-man roster though, so Firkser will have to make space for himself if he is going to find any at all.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 NO Dome 77° 1.6 46th 1.606.042.521606.04.02.00%0006%33%67%0%
2 @LA Outdoor 73° 0.0 57th 0.0010.046.500000.00.00.00%0000%69%8%23%
3 @SEA Outdoor 72° 3.2 44th
4 CLE Dome 68° 0.0 60th
5 @TB Outdoor 82° 2.1 40th 2.1010.547.51111011.011.00.00%1004%60%27%13%
12 @WAS Outdoor 46° 2.6 43rd 2.603.542.51116016.011.05.00%1004%41%32%27%
13 PIT Dome 52° 4.4 26th 2.201.541.52224012.09.52.50%1008%71%7%7%
15 @NO Dome 49° 0.0 61st 0.005.542.520000.00.00.00%0008%61%0%39%
16 @BAL Outdoor 17° 3.0 37th 1.506.535.5321005.05.00.00%00010%67%0%27%
17 ARZ Dome 66° 0.0 56th 0.00-6.540.500000.00.00.00%0000%33%22%44%
18 TB Dome 57° 2.1 43rd 2.10-6.040.51111011.011.00.00%1004%81%19%0%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 16 10.41.6336th3.82.9260.
Home Retractable Dome 5 00.31.6221st1.00.880.
Away Outdoor 15 20.21.4693rd2.11.7160.
Away Dome 2 00.00.0089th1.
Away Retractable Dome 4 01.32.3656th2.31.8210.311.78.33.40%

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2018 23 TEN 12 0 48 42nd2019225111.8750%11305%42%37%19%
2019 24 TEN 15 1 40 49th2414204114.61057%7506%45%34%19%
2020 25 TEN 16 1 84 25th533938719.9643%174011%57%25%17%
2021 26 TEN 15 1 79 28th433429128.6538%13108%50%33%18%
2022 27 ATL 11 1 19 82nd139100011.1920%5103%56%19%21%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Cut by New England

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-29

The Patriots released Firkser on Tuesday, Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald reports.

Firkser was looking to carve out a depth role behind Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki, but he ultimately won't make New England's initial 53-man roster. The Harvard product has appeared in at least 11 games in each of his first five NFL seasons (four with Tennessee and one with Atlanta), so he figures to draw at least some attention in free agency but will likely have to settle for a practice-squad deal.

Inks new deal

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-25

Firkser signed a contract with the Patriots on Thursday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Firkser appeared in 11 games for the Falcons last season after spending the first four years of his career with the Titans. The 28-year-old finished his 2022 campaign with nine catches on 13 targets for 100 yards. With the Patriots, Firkser will seek to secure a depth tight end role behind the team's top two options at the position, Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki.

Minimal role in 2022

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-11

Firkser caught nine of 13 targets for 100 yards across 11 appearances during the 2022 campaign.

Firkser caught just three of four targets for 39 yards over the first five games of the season before being a healthy inactive from Weeks 6 through 11. After Kyle Pitts (knee) was placed on injured reserve, Firkser's role began to grow, but he still mustered just six receptions on nine targets for 61 yards over Atlanta's final six contests. It was the fifth-year tight end's worst statistical season of his career, and he'll presumably look to move on during free agency this offseason.

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