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Robert Tonyan

#2 TE,


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112 FPTS

RANK: 19



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29 yrs


6'5'' / 240 lbs


Indiana State

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Finds home in Minnesota

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-16

Tonyan and the Vikings agreed to terms Thursday on a contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Tonyan suited up for all 17 games with the Bears last season, but he only secured 11 of 17 targets for 107 yards. He joins a Minnesota tight end room behind T.J. Hockenson (knee), who isn't a lock to be ready for Week 1 as he works his way back from a serious knee injury. That could give Tonyan the opportunity to compete with Josh Oliver and Johnny Mundt for an expanded early-season role.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @MIN Dome 72° 6.6 23rd
2 CHI Outdoor 73° 3.1 34th 1.55-10.042.5221105.5-0.56.00%0008%37%56%4%
3 @TB Outdoor 89° 9.7 15th 1.621.541.5763706.21.05.20%00021%44%44%8%
4 NE Outdoor 66° 10.2 12th 5.10-8.539.52222111.09.02.00%1106%41%38%22%
5 NYG Outdoor 64° 6.3 22nd 1.58-9.541.5442305.8-1.57.30%10010%21%57%21%
6 NYJ Outdoor 49° 19.0 4th 1.90-8.045.512109009.06.32.70%40027%44%37%20%
7 @WAS Outdoor 59° 6.2 19th 2.07-3.541.54332010.75.34.725%11012%33%47%20%
8 @BUF Outdoor 54° 8.5 17th 1.7010.547.5653507.02.44.60%10021%27%67%6%
9 @DET Dome 59° 5.9 15th 1.97-4.049.5432909.78.71.00%10010%24%55%18%
10 DAL Outdoor 33° 1.8 38th 1.803.543.511808.07.01.00%0005%12%78%10%
11 TEN Outdoor 25° 3.9 26th 1.95-3.541.5421909.52.57.00%10011%37%49%14%
12 @PHI Outdoor 62° 5.0 26th 1.676.045.5332006.74.72.00%10012%24%32%40%
13 @CHI Outdoor 38° 2.0 48th 2.00-3.543.52110010.04.06.00%1007%18%65%12%
15 LA Outdoor 15° 1.4 55th 1.40-7.539.521404.00.04.00%0007%14%78%0%
16 @MIA Outdoor 45° 2.3 42nd 2.303.549.52113013.011.02.00%1005%13%74%5%
17 MIN Outdoor 39° 14.2 7th 4.73-3.547.54352117.39.77.70%22015%21%64%13%
18 DET Outdoor 21° 5.9 29th 1.97-4.548.5332909.78.71.00%11012%16%61%24%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 20 70.52.4731st4.23.3380.611.56.84.80%
Away Outdoor 13 60.41.4668th3.22.4170.
Away Dome 5 21.72.2748th3.83.2300.
Away Retractable Dome 3 13.22.5927th3.73.3420.312.58.73.90%

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2018 24 GB 16 1 18 78th6477119.317320%2111%48%40%11%
2019 25 GB 11 1 26 62nd1510100110.0830%4203%10%87%3%
2020 26 GB 16 8 177 4th59525861111.3740%229012%27%58%12%
2021 27 GB 8 5 50 50th2918204211.3560%8405%34%51%13%
2022 28 GB 17 3 112 19th675347028.9542%176012%27%56%15%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Finishes quiet year in Chicago

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-08

Tonyan was targeted once but failed to catch a pass in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

The only game that Tonyan posted more than 18 yards was in Week 17 when Cole Kmet exited the contest early with an injury. On the season, Tonyan caught 11 passes for 112 yards on 17 targets. Going into his seventh year in the NFL, the tight end is set to hit unrestricted free agency.

Takes on expanded role

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Tonyan caught three passes for 40 yards in the Bears' 37-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Although Cole Kmet (knee) was active in this game, Tonyan was the only Chicago tight end utilized in the passing game. Tonyan was third on the team with four targets, and the only Chicago player with more receiving yards was DJ Moore. This was the only time all season that the veteran tight end posted 20 or more yards, but if Kmet's back in his typical role next week at Green Bay, Tonyan would likely go back to seeing minimal work as a receiver.

Targeted once in victory

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-25

Tonyan caught a 14-yard pass in the Bears' 27-16 win over the Cardinals on Monday.

Tonyan caught his first pass since Week 9, and he's yet to post 20 yards in any game. However, if Cole Kmet (knee) is forced to miss time, Tonyan could become Chicago's primary receiving tight end. When Tonyan was the Packers' top tight end in 2022, he caught 53 passes for 470 yards and two touchdowns, if he's put into a similar role with the Bears, he could be a streaming option at tight end.

Targeted once in defeat

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Tonyan failed to catch his lone target in the Bears' 20-17 loss to the Browns on Sunday.

Tonyan doesn't have a catch since Week 9, and he has just seven catches on the season. Unless Cole Kmet misses time, it's unlikely that Tonyan sees an increased role in the Chicago offense.

Goes untargeted in Week 14

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Tonyan played 17 of 71 snaps on offense and went without a target in Sunday's 28-13 win over the Lions.

The Bears brought in a pair of ex-Packers tight ends in Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis this offseason, but both players have seen their opportunities in the passing game take a hit with the move from Green Bay to Chicago. With Cole Kmet having stayed healthy so far this season, he's dominated the snaps at tight end every week while leaving scraps available for Tonyan and Lewis. Sunday's contest marked the third time in four games that Tonyan failed to draw a target.

One grab in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-05

Tonyan caught an 18-yard pass in the Bears' 24-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Tonyan is averaging less than one reception per game, and he's yet to post 20 yards in any contest. Unless he moves into a more prominent receiving role, he'll have limited fantasy value.

One target in losing effort

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-30

Tonyan caught one pass for eight yards in the Bears' 30-13 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

Tonyan has yet to see more than two targets in any contest, and he has not posted more than 18 yards in a game this season. Unless his role increases, he'll retain low fantasy value.

Secures lone target

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-15

Tonyan had an 11-yard reception in the Bears' 19-13 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Tonyan has recorded between 10 and 18 yards in each of his last three games as the Bears' No. 2 tight end. With Cole Kmet the team's top receiving tight end, it may be difficult for Tonyan to see more than a couple targets per week.

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