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Cade Otton

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24 yrs


6'5'' / 247 lbs



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Big boost in targets Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Otton secured all six targets for 41 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-17 win over the Bears on Sunday.

After a quiet two-catch opener, Otton bounced back to co-lead the team in catches while checking in second in targets. The second-year tight end worked relatively near the line of scrimmage as his final line implies, but the type of volume he saw Sunday is one that fantasy managers can likely count on in most games this season as the sure-handed Otton develops into a trusted underneath option for Baker Mayfield.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @DAL Dome 81° 0.0 95th 0.00-2.549.500000.00.00.00%0000%3%93%3%
2 @NO Dome 85° 1.4 51st 1.40-3.043.521404.00.04.00%0006%0%100%0%
4 KC Outdoor 75° 5.9 25th 1.97-2.544.5432909.74.75.00%2008%44%54%2%
5 ATL Outdoor 82° 10.3 11th 1.72-10.547.5764307.24.72.514%20014%22%66%8%
6 @PIT Outdoor 58° 4.3 30th 2.15-9.546.53223011.511.00.50%1008%10%80%10%
7 @CAR Outdoor 66° 10.4 10th 2.60-13.040.55464016.06.39.80%21010%46%46%6%
8 BAL Outdoor 76° 3.5 34th 1.75-2.043.5521507.55.02.50%10012%48%40%10%
9 LA Outdoor 88° 17.8 3rd 3.56-3.042.56568113.66.86.80%41011%52%31%13%
10 SEA Outdoor 54° 6.5 18th 2.17-2.544.53335011.710.01.70%11010%4%96%0%
12 @CLE Outdoor 56° 0.0 96th 0.00-3.543.500000.00.00.00%0000%22%72%6%
13 NO Outdoor 69° 14.8 1st 2.47-3.540.51062814.71.82.814%10019%46%36%14%
14 @SF Outdoor 54° 6.8 16th 1.703.537.5542807.03.33.80%10010%60%31%9%
15 CIN Outdoor 66° 3.0 40th 3.003.544.51120020.03.017.00%1102%19%69%6%
16 @ARZ Dome 66° 3.2 36th 1.60-7.541.5721206.05.01.050%00015%49%43%4%
17 CAR Outdoor 75° 3.7 39th 1.85-3.539.5621708.56.02.533%10014%28%60%10%
18 @ATL Dome 57° 1.5 50th 1.506.040.511505.05.00.00%0003%21%74%5%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 8 61.01.5612th5.33.5320.
Away Outdoor 4 11.41.6512th3.32.5290.
Away Dome 1 11.40.7053rd2.
Away Retractable Dome 3 30.50.5985th2.

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2022 23 TB 16 11 93 25th654239129.35411%17409%33%57%7%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Pair of grabs in opener

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Otton secured two of three targets for 19 yards in the Buccaneers' 20-17 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

The promising second-year tight end was a clear complementary option to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in the air attack, but that certainly wasn't surprising, as Baker Mayfield leaned heavily on the talented duo in his first start. Otton should have a steady role with occasional opportunities for big games this season when defensive attention is particularly focused on his productive pair of teammates, and he is the clear top pass-catching option at the tight end position. Otton will aim to boost his production across the board in what shapes up as a favorable Week 2 home matchup versus the Bears.

Breaks off impressive run Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-27

Otton wasn't targeted during Saturday's 26-20 preseason win over the Ravens but carried once for 12 yards.

Otton's sole contribution ironically came on the ground, but he flashed his speed by taking the ball up the right sideline for a solid gain to the Ravens' 22-yard line on the Buccaneers' first touchdown drive. The second-year tight end is expected to play a significant role in an offense that projects to feature plenty of play-action passing, following an impressive rookie campaign he finished with a 42-391-2 line over 16 games and a four-catch, 58-yard effort in the wild-card loss to the Cowboys.

First two catches of preseason

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-21

Otton secured both targets for 17 yards in the Buccaneers' 13-6 preseason win over the Jets on Saturday night. He also recovered a fumble.

Otton had logged 14 snaps against the Steelers in the preseason opener but hadn't seen a target. The second-year tight end broke the ice Saturday and remains on track to serve as the clear-cut top pass-catching option at tight end to open the 2023 season.

Excited about new offense

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-04

Otton, who heading into the 2023 season as the No. 1 tight end, is excited about the diversity the position enjoys in new coordinator Dave Canales' offense, Brianna Dix of the team's official site reports.

The second-year pro, who's the top pass-catching option at his position, will be playing in a scheme that is projected to feature an emphasis on the ground attack and plenty of play action off of that. That's expected to open up some more opportunities for a player the caliber of Otton, who's both a solid blocker and has also already demonstrated an ability to find soft spots in coverage. The projected increase in the use of two-tight-end sets -- which is based on how frequently the team Canales served as quarterbacks coach for a year ago, the Seahawks, deployed that formation -- should also be a significant benefit for Otton. Seattle ran 12 personnel on 29.5 percent of plays in 2022, a notable increase over the 17.4 percent clip the Buccaneers did under then-coordinator Byron Leftwich.

Competition expected from rookie

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-11

Otton is joined on the tight end depth chart by rookie fifth-round pick Payne Durham, who recorded 56 receptions for 560 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior 2022 campaign at Purdue, Brianna Dix of the team's official site reports.

Otton was a first-year hit in 2022 while splitting time with veteran Cameron Brate, progressively earning Tom Brady's trust and finishing with 42 receptions, tops among rookie tight ends across the league. Brate is no longer on the roster, but Otton now stands to face competition for targets from another young position mate with receiving prowess in Durham, who boasts a large catch radius that could make him an especially good fit while working with either Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask, two quarterbacks for which accuracy may not always be a strong suit. Nevertheless, Otton is expected to serve as the clear leader in snaps at the position thanks in part to his underrated blocking ability and knack for moving the chains -- 19 of his receptions in 2022 went for first downs.

Productive close to season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-17

Otton brought in four of seven targets for 58 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-14 wild-card loss to the Cowboys on Monday night. He finished the 2022 regular season with 42 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns on 65 targets across 16 games.

The rookie tight end put a productive cap on his first NFL season with Monday night's showing, which saw him check in third in receiving yards and fourth in catches and targets on the night for the Buccaneers. Otton recorded just one catch for four yards on two targets over his first two NFL games, but he began expanding his profile in the offense beginning in Week 4 against Kansas City and posted multiple receptions in 11 of the final 14 contests of the campaign. Otton was afforded enough of a platform to prove he can serve as the top receiving option at the position, but it remains to be seen who he'll be catching passes from in 2023 with Tom Brady potentially not back in Tampa Bay.

One catch in finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-09

Otton secured his only target for five yards in the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

The rookie tight end saw just 19 snaps from scrimmage as head coach Todd Bowles limited the play of his starters. Otton recorded multiple receptions in 11 of his last 13 regular-season games, but he'll head into next Monday night's wild-card matchup against the Cowboys not having topped 28 receiving yards since Week 10.

Quiet in Week 17 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-04

Otton caught two of six targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.

Otton played 68 of the Buccaneers' 78 offensive snaps Sunday, the most of any Tampa Bay pass catcher. Despite seeing the field for all but 10 snaps, the rookie tight end failed to produce a fantasy-friendly line. Assuming his steady usage continues, Otton will look to have a bounce-back performance Week 18, when the Buccaneers visit the Falcons to close out the regular season.

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