Dustin Keller | TE | Miami Dolphins
Posted: 4/23/2013 12:54pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Dustin Keller said the biggest thing for him about joining the team was the opportunity to win. Keller said he noticed the team was bringing in high-character players. 'Once I got in the building, it was an easy decision for me,' Keller said.
Huddle Up: Keller is eyeing a bounce-back season in his new locale. The TE hit career highs in 2011 with 65 catches for 815 yards and 5 TDs in 2011, but a troublesome ankle limited him to only 5 starts and a 28-317-2 campaign in 2012.
Posted: 3/15/2013 1:35pm et
The Miami Dolphins signed TE Dustin Keller to a one-year contract that will pay $4.25 million.
Huddle Up: Keller is a significantly more dynamic pass-catching tight end than Anthony Fasano, who held that role in Miami last year. With Mike Wallace stretching the field, there should be room underneath for Keller to make some fantasy noise in 2013.
Posted: 3/14/2013 10:34pm et
Free-agent TE Dustin Keller (Jets) left his visit with the Miami Dolphins Thursday, March 14, without a deal, but the two sides will keep in touch. The Dolphins are likely just gauging the market.
Huddle Up: The Fins could use a TE with Anthony Fasano departing for K.C., but it looks as if the search will continue.
Posted: 3/13/2013 5:28pm et
Free-agent TE Dustin Keller is taking a physical for the Miami Dolphins. If all goes well, he is expected to start talking contract with the team.
Huddle Up: Keller would bring a more dynamic pass-catching presence to the position than the Dolphins had in Anthony Fasano, and with Mike Wallace stretching the secondary there should be room in the middle of the field for Keller to work. He was a solid fantasy contributor in New York and would be at least as productive in Miami.
Posted: 3/3/2013 9:58pm et
New York Jets impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller said he has not heard from general manager John Idzik about his future with the team, but offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has told him he wants Keller to return. Keller said he wants to re-sign with the team this offseason.
Huddle Up: Keller's case has to be helped by the Jets' offensive struggles last season when the TE was limited to 8 games and a career-low 28 catches and 317 yards due to a nagging ankle issue. Keller had not missed a start in his first 4 NFL seasons.
Posted: 2/19/2013 10:46pm et
The New York Jets are expected to meet with the agent for impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller later this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. The two sides have not exchanged proposals, but it would make sense for the Jets to bring back Keller as the new offense they are going to run needs a pass-catching tight end.
Huddle Up: After failing to miss a game in each of his first 4 seasons, Keller was limited to 8 contests in 2012 due to a slow-healing ankle injury. As a result, he hit career-lows in catches (28), yards (317) and TDs (2). Suffice it to say, the Jets will need more production out of a healthier Keller in 2013 if their new West Coast attack is going to be effective.
Posted: 1/20/2013 12:20pm et
New York Jets impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller has become more valuable to the team because the West Coast offense calls for a pass-catching tight end.
Huddle Up: On the flip side, Keller doesn't have a whole lot of leverage coming off his worst season as a pro in which he played in only half of the team's games and finished with a career-low 28 catches for 317 yards and 2 TDs.
Posted: 12/28/2012 10:09am et
New York Jets impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller said he does not want the team to place the franchise tag on him because he wants his next contract be a long-term deal. "I 100 percent do not want to be franchised," Keller said. "I signed a five year deal, that's what I agreed to. To make somebody play a one year deal to something they never agreed to is crazy to me. It's not legal in any other business, so it's still, it's just crazy to me. So no, I definitely don't want to be franchised."
Huddle Up: As someone following the story on Twitter wrote, Keller is certainly welcome to explore one of the many industries where he may or may not be able to find a non-franchised job. Or, if he still wants to reap the benefits of being an NFL player, he'll need to suffer through the possibility he'll make an average of the top five salaries at his position for one more year with the Jets. Life certainly is tough.
Posted: 12/21/2012 11:58pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (ankle) is listed as doubtful for the team's Week 16 game against the San Diego Chargers. 'We all know what doubtful means when we say it,' head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: In other words, look for Keller to be sidelined for a third straight game.
Posted: 12/20/2012 11:25am et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller is unlikely to play in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Keller has been battling an ankle injury and looks to be out again this week. Jeff Cumberland will fill in again.
Posted: 12/16/2012 4:38pm et
New York Jets' TE Dustin Keller (ankle), WR Stephen Hill (knee), LB Bryan Thomas (chest) and CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) will not travel with the team for their Week 15 game Monday night at Tennessee.
Huddle Up: As has been expected, Keller and Hill will both sit out a second straight week.
Posted: 12/14/2012 11:41pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he's still unsure if TE Dustin Keller (ankle) will be able to suit up in the team's Week 15 game Monday, Dec. 17. 'I don't know. I felt good about that, but we'll see. The fact that it's an extra day will help us. ... It's just that if we had to play today, I don't think he'd be playing,' Ryan said.
Huddle Up: Keller, a question mark to begin with, is extra risky this week as the Jets don't play until Monday night and most fantasy owners will need some roster clarity long before then.
Posted: 12/8/2012 5:22pm et
The New York Jets have ruled TE Dustin Keller (ankle) out for Week 14. He was originally listed as doubtful for the game.
Huddle Up: The lost season continues for Keller, who will miss his fifth game and remains stuck with only 28 catches for 317 yards and 2 TDs.
Posted: 12/7/2012 2:57pm et
New York Jets DL Damon Harrison (ankle) and TE Dustin Keller (ankle) didn't practice Friday, Dec. 7, and are doubtful for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Keller was a decent option until this news broke. Jeff Cumberland might have some value in deep leagues at this point.
Posted: 12/5/2012 6:59pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: Keller was injured in this past Sunday's game, and his fantasy owners will have to wait and see if he can go -- and what he can do -- in Thursday's and Friday's workouts.
Posted: 12/3/2012 7:48pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (ankle) does not have a high-ankle sprain, but rather a routine sprain, according to head coach Rex Ryan Monday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: Keller's shaky production over the past month (12 catches for 144 yards and a TD) has mirrored the team's QB struggles, but if he's one of your only fantasy options in a playoff pinch, closely monitor practice reports this week.
Posted: 12/3/2012 11:18am et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 13, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The typical time frame for a high ankle sprain is four to six weeks, meaning Keller won't be available for the remainder of the fantasy season. Jeff Cumberland picked up the slack and scored in Week 13; if your league has a Jets TE requirement, he would be the guy to grab.
Posted: 10/18/2012 7:20pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Keller played this past Sunday for the first time since the opener, but any fantasy owner who rushed him back into their starting lineup got all of 1 catch for 6 yards for their efforts. The Jets, though, didn't need to throw much in Week 6 while gashing the Colts on the ground, so things are bound to pick up for Keller this week.
Posted: 10/12/2012 4:09pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and is probable for the team's Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: Could this be the key to fixing Mark Sanchez's woes? After missing most of the season until now, Keller looks like he will finally get a chance to be Sanchez's safety blanket. He is one of those tight ends that has one or two big games per season, so do not count on him to produce much from a fantasy standpoint.
Posted: 10/11/2012 12:04pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller believes he will play in the team's Week 6 game. Keller has missed the past four games with a hamstring injury. "It's been way too long, had too many setbacks. Was smart today, got some good reps in and came out of it healthy," Keller said. "I think I'll be good to go. I'm pretty positive about it." Keller will be a welcomed addition as he is one of QB Mark Sanchez's top targets and works the middle of the field well.
Huddle Up: With the Jets having lost Santonio Holmes for the season there's a desperate need for a pass-catcher to step up in that offense. Keller could be that guy, but he'll need to prove he's able to get and stay healthy before he warrants fantasy attention.
Posted: 10/9/2012 2:03pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan expects TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) to return in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Although Jeff Cumberland has been semi-productive with 13 receptions for 139 yards and the Jets' only offensive TD Monday night, Keller and QB Mark Sanchez have displayed good chemistry over the past 2 seasons.
Posted: 10/6/2012 10:18pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) and WR Stephen Hill (hamstring) were unable to practice Saturday, Oct. 6, and he are considered doubtful for the Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 8, against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Could the offensive prospects be any dimmer for the Jets? With top WR Santonio Holmes lost for the season this past Sunday, QB Mark Sanchez's top targets in Week 5 figure to be WRs Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schillens and TE Jeff Cumberland. Of course, none of this is to mention the Texans' defense, which is only tops in the league in terms of fewest points (14) and yards (273) allowed per game.
Posted: 10/4/2012 5:21pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) and WR Stephen Hill (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: The mess that is the Jets' offense just keeps getting messier. Keller hasn't played since Week 1, when he caught one pass for 7 yards. Hill, meanwhile, has played 3 games (Weeks 1-3) but hasn't registered on the stat sheet since his 6-89-2 TD debut in the opener. With a Monday night game looming against the 4-0 Texans, the Jets are hoping to see both players -- or at least one of the two -- be able to practice this weekend.
Posted: 9/28/2012 4:28pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: This would be a big boon to Mark Sanchez, who has missed his safety net through the first three games of the season. Jeff Cumberland has made some catches, but Keller is a better option for Sanchez. As fantasy options go, however, Keller is nothing moer than a middling TE2 who will occasionally put up a big game.
Posted: 9/27/2012 3:31pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Thursday, Sept. 27, he assumes TE Dustin Keller will play in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Keller has been sidelined by a hamstring injury, but all indications are he'll be good to go this week--just in time for you to ignore him for your fantasy lineup.
Posted: 9/22/2012 5:41pm et
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets have officially ruled TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) and FB John Conner (knee) out for the game.
Huddle Up: It'll be the second straight missed game for Keller, who has all of 1 catch for 7 yards this season.
Posted: 9/19/2012 2:38pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Mark Sanchez's binky could be out against the Dolphins, who have a relatively stingy defense. If so, Jeff Cumberland gets another opportunity to produce, and Miami has not covered tight ends well. This does not make Cumberland a particularly palatable option, but he could provide a surprise week in the fantasy realm.
Posted: 9/14/2012 2:45pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2 because of a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: This opens the door for Jeff Cumberland on the Jets, who could have a decent fantasy day. The Jets offense figures to have a tougher matchup against the Steelers than they did in Week 1 against the Bills, though; starting Cumberland is only for those in the deepest leagues.
Posted: 9/14/2012 11:46am et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller didn't practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is unlikely to play in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Keller is nursing a hamstring injury; he doesn't bring enough to the fantasy table to warrant risking a zero if he sits this one out, so if you intended to have Keller in your fantasy lineup you should already be moving on to a backup plan.
Posted: 9/8/2012 8:14pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) has a good chance to play after taking part in practice Friday, Sept. 7. Keller is listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Keller is needed for the Jets' offense and deep-league fantasy owners who are counting on Keller as a starter. Owners in smaller leagues should have better and safer options at TE.
Posted: 9/6/2012 3:43pm et
The New York Jets are hopeful TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) will play in Week 1, but it appears as if he will be doubtful for the game.
Huddle Up: Not many fantasy owners should be counting on Keller as their No. 1 TE as he had an ADP of 19 at the position. But if you are, it's time to scour the waiver wire to check and see if the likes of Kyle Rudolph, Tony Moeaki or Heath Miller are available.
Posted: 8/27/2012 11:52am et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller will have tests Monday, Aug. 27, on his injured hamstring; however, based on early indications, he expects to be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: At this juncture fantasy owners are avoiding all Jets like the plague so Keller's availability isn't necessarily a big deal.
Posted: 8/26/2012 11:42pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) exited the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, against the Carolina Panthers due to a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: The Jets saw WRs Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley return to action Sunday night, but saw Keller, their 2011 leading receiver in terms of receptions (65) and yardage (815), depart with an injury. In short, the bad vibes continue for an offense that now hasn't scored a TD in 3 preseason games.
Posted: 8/12/2012 9:15pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller said he expects to be a big part of the offense this season and to make the Pro Bowl.
Huddle Up: Keller, entering his fifth season with the Jets, appears to be on the right path with his receptions and yards having improved in each of the past three seasons. Last year, he led the team with 65 catches and 815 yards and finished third with five TDs. However, if QB Mark Sanchez loses many snaps to the more ground-oreinted Tim Tebow this season, Keller's stats could take a slight hit.
Posted: 6/18/2012 2:22am et
The New York Jets have no plans of negotiating a contract extension with TE Dustin Keller at this point and would like to wait until after the season to start contract talks. The team would like to see how he does in offensive coordinator Tony Sparano's scheme before making a financial commitment.
Huddle Up: Keller had a productive 2011, ranking among the top 10 fantasy tight ends with career highs across the board. The Jets passing game returns essentially the same personnel, and if Keller is playing for a contract he'll have incentive to improve upon those personal bests. A productive, motivated Keller should easily outperform his 14th-round ADP as the 18th ranked option at his position.