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Sam LaPorta

#2 TE,

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ACTUAL 2022

- FPTS

RANK: -

2023 SEASON

101 FPTS

RANK: 23

AGE

22 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'4'' / 249 lbs

COLLEGE

Iowa

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Impressive in postseason loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-28

LaPorta recorded nine receptions on 13 targets for 97 yards in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the 49ers.

LaPorta led the team in targets, receptions and yards, and it was also his second consecutive contest with nine receptions and double-digit targets. Though he didn't find the end zone, LaPorta was a consistent big-play threat as he recorded a pair of catches for 16 yards, and four of his receptions went for double-digit gains. It was a strong close to an impressive rookie season, and LaPorta should be a strong second option in Detroit's passing attack behind Amon-Ra St. Brown in 2024.

Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats

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Good to go

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-26

LaPorta (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in San Francisco, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

LaPorta has been listed on Detroit's injury reports throughout the playoffs after suffering a knee hyperextension during Week 18 action, but the injury didn't stop him from handling his normal workload in the wild-card and divisional rounds. He topped 80 percent snap share in both games, combining for 12 catches, 79 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets. The rookie tight end now gets a tough matchup in the NFC Championship Game, facing a Niners defense that tends to do an excellent job of guarding the middle of the field thanks to LBs Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw. A return to full practice participation Friday suggests LaPorta should be fine for his usual, starring role in the Detroit offense.

Gets back to limited Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-25

LaPorta (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

One day removed from sitting out Wednesday's walkthrough, LaPorta returned to the practice field in some capacity. He now has one more chance this week to get back to all activity before the Lions potentially gives him a designation ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game in San Francisco. In two outings playing through a hyperextension and a bone bruise in his left knee, LaPorta has earned at least an 80 percent snap share on both occasions while hauling in 12 of 14 targets for 79 yards and one touchdown in playoff wins against the Rams and Buccaneers.

Listed as DNP on Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-24

LaPorta (knee) didn't take part in Wednesday's walkthrough.

LaPorta is being listed as a non-participant on a Lions injury report for the first time since Jan. 11 due to the hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee that he suffered Week 18 against the Vikings. He's been able to play through the pain in Detroit's first two playoff games, earning at least an 80 percent snap share on his way to a combined 12 catches (on 14 targets) for 79 yards and one touchdown. LaPorta will have two more chances this week to get back to full before the team potentially tags him with a designation ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game at San Francisco.

Team-high nine grabs in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-21

LaPorta caught nine of 11 targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 3-123 divisional-round win over the Buccaneers.

He led the Lions in catches and finished second to Amon-Ra St. Brown in targets and receiving yards -- another remarkable performance for LaPorta as he plays through a bone bruise in his left knee that he picked up in Week 18. The nine catches tied his personal best, continuing an incredible campaign that saw LaPorta set a new NFL record for a rookie tight end with 86 catches during the regular season. Detroit will likely take it very easy on him again in practice this week as the team gears up for an NFC Championship Game clash with the 49ers.

Suiting up Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-21

LaPorta (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Buccaneers.

After being listed as a full participant in Wednesday's walk-through, LaPorta was deemed limited Thursday and Friday before heading into the weekend listed as questionable, as he was ahead of last Sunday's 24-23 wild-card win over the Rams. In that contest, LaPorta was able to play through a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee, en route to logging an 80 percent snap share and catching all three of his targets for 14 yards and a touchdown. With his active status versus Tampa Bay confirmed, the 2023 second-rounder will continue to work through his knee issue, and barring any in-game setbacks LaPorta will remain a key option in Detroit's passing game for QB Jared Goff.

Status up in air for Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-19

LaPorta (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional-round game versus the Buccaneers.

In the wake of playing through a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee this past Sunday against the Rams, LaPorta managed a full walkthrough Wednesday before moving back to limited at Thursday's practice. He'll thus enter a second consecutive weekend with his status up in the air, but considering he logged an 80 percent snap share in the wild-card round, he should be good for a similar workload Sunday, assuming he's active. LaPorta's status ultimately will be clarified about 90 minutes before a 3:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

Limited Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-18

LaPorta (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

After opening the week as full at Wednesday's walkthrough, LaPorta operated with a cap on his on-field reps one day later. The Lions likely are managing his workload after he sustained a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee Week 18 against the Vikings. He was able to play with the injuries during Sunday's wild-card win against the Rams, logging 45 of 56 offensive snaps en route to three catches (on three targets) for 14 yards and one touchdown. Friday's practice report will reveal whether or not LaPorta enters the weekend with a designation ahead of Sunday's divisional-round game versus the Buccaneers.

Scores first postseason TD

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-14

LaPorta (knee) pulled in all three of his targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-23 win over the Rams.

The rookie tight end carried a questionable tag heading into Sunday's playoff tilt after suffering a hyperextended knee in the regular-season finale against the Vikings last week. LaPorta was able to suit up with the assistance of a knee brace and provide fantasy players with his second two-yard touchdown in as many weeks. The 22-year-old's first postseason score helped buoy Detroit to its first playoff win since before the tight end's inception (a 38-6 win over Dallas in 1992). LaPorta will now join his teammates as the Lions prepare to host the divisional round of the playoffs for the first time since 1994 next Sunday.

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