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Jacob Tamme | Tight End

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Kentucky
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Jacob Tamme caught two passes for nine yards in Denver's Super Bowl 48 loss.
A second-quarter tight end screen to Tamme lost two yards when Seahawks NT Brandon Mebane ran him down in Denver's backfield. He did tack on an 11-yard reception in garbage time. Tamme turns 29 in March, and the Broncos may deem his $3 million base salary too pricey with Julius Thomas having emerged. Tamme would generate limited free agent interest if released. Feb 2 - 10:43 PM

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Jacob Tamme caught two passes for 24 yards and a touchdown in Denver's AFC title game win over New England.

Tamme hauled in the first touchdown of the game on quick rollout by Peyton Manning from one yard out. Tamme only scored one TD all regular season. He'll continue to be a limited-snap tight end in the Super Bowl.
Jan 19 - 6:25 PM

Jacob Tamme was held catch-less in Denver's Divisional Round win.

The Broncos were a three-receiver, one-back, one-tight end team ("11" personnel) in this one, with Wes Welker back healthy and Tamme rarely if ever seeing the field. Julius Thomas' primary backup at "move" tight end, Tamme is likely to be a non-factor in next week's AFC title tilt against the Patriots.
Jan 12 - 8:24 PM

Jacob Tamme caught three passes for 29 yards in Week 17 against the Raiders.

Tamme was used in a rotation with Eric Decker at slot receiver to replace Wes Welker (concussion). He made a ridiculous one-handed catch in the fourth quarter that as overturned, but did little else. Tamme finishes the 2013 regular season with 20 receptions, 184 yards, and one touchdown.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:04:00 PM

The Broncos used a rotation of Jacob Tamme and Eric Decker to replace Wes Welker (concussion) at slot receiver in Week 16.

Tamme ran 30 slot routes, while Decker handled 26. Andre Caldwell stood in as Denver's Z receiver -- Decker's normal position -- and played on just 31-of-78 snaps against the Texans. It's a reminder that the Broncos have a bevy of slot options, and can play two-tight end offense whenever they feel the strategy better attacks an opponent. They close out the season against Oakland in Week 17.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Jacob Tamme caught three balls for 22 yards in Denver's Week 16 win over the Texans.

The Broncos mixed and matched two-tight end and three-wide receiver packages as Andre Caldwell (2-12) also failed to make a big impact on the contest. If the Broncos rest Julius Thomas for Week 17 against Oakland, Tamme, Virgil Green, and Joel Dreessen would see more playing time.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Jacob Tamme caught one pass for nine yards in Denver's Week 15 loss to the Chargers.

As the Denver Post reported pre-game, Tamme came off the bench behind Virgil Green, though neither player ended up replacing Wes Welker in the slot. Those honors fell to Andre Caldwell, who posted a team-leading 6/59/2 line. Send Tamme back to the waiver wire for Week 16.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 12:46:00 AM

The Denver Post reports TE Virgil Green, and not TE Jacob Tamme, will get the start in Wes Welker's (concussion) place in the slot against the Chargers.

It's a late-breaking wrench into the plans of tight end streamers. For all we know, Green will start, but the duo will rotate snaps. It was Tamme who filled in for Welker in Sunday's win over the Titans. Either way, it's enough to bump Tamme down in this week's tight end ranks, and should cause owners to reassess their plans if they're deciding between Tamme and another TE2 type. The Denver Post's Mike Klis speculates it could be Julius Thomas who mans the slot in two-TE sets.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 08:04:00 PM

Jacob Tamme played on 45-of-46 snaps following Wes Welker's Week 14 concussion.

Not only did Tamme move into an every-down role, but he moved into an every-down slot role. We all know that's a massive job in a Peyton Manning offense, one that yielded a 4/47/0 line on five targets for Tamme in barely more than two quarters of playing time against the Titans. Rob Gronkowski owners seeking upside can make a plug-n-play ahead of Thursday's potential shootout with the Chargers. Welker is extremely doubtful.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 09:57:00 AM

Jacob Tamme caught four passes for 47 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Titans.

Wes Welker went down with a concussion just before halftime and never returned. The Broncos immediately turned to Tamme as their slot receiver and he responded by creating separation consistently. Considering this is Welker's second concussion in a month and the Broncos play on Thursday night in Week 15, we'd be absolutely shocked if Tamme didn't play the slot role against the Chargers. Owners in need of plug-n-play tight end help should make the add immediately.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:50:00 PM

Jacob Tamme caught one pass for three yards in Denver's Week 13 win over Kansas City.

A week after parlaying Julius Thomas' (knee) inactivity into a 5-57-1 line against the Patriots, Tamme was all but silent with Thomas sitting out a second week. Tamme has zero re-draft fantasy league value.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:20:00 PM

Jacob Tamme had five catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

Tamme was used in a tight end committee with Julius Thomas (knee) sidelined and scored on a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He played on all passing downs over Joel Dreessen, but was removed in running situations for Virgil Green. Tamme would be worth a look as a TE2 option if Thomas doesn't return next week. He led the Broncos in receiving and secured all five of his targets in the passing game.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 02:41:00 AM

The Broncos are expected to keep TE Jacob Tamme on their final roster.

Denver's tight ends are expected to be the same four as last year: Joel Dreessen, Tamme, Julius Thomas, and Virgil Green. The change will be in snaps, with Thomas playing far more than he did in 2012. We still wouldn't be surprised if Tamme were available for trade ahead of final cuts. Tamme's base salary is $2.625 million, and that's exorbitant for a No. 3 tight end at best.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 09:45:00 AM

The Denver Post doesn't expect Jacob Tamme to have many passes thrown his way this season.

The arrival of Wes Welker essentially renders Tamme and Joel Dreessen non-factors in the passing game. The Broncos will run more three-wide formations, allowing Welker to do his thing in the middle of the field. Tamme's 52/555/2 line from last year is now a distant memory.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 09:57:00 AM

Jacob Tamme triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $2.5 million to $2.625 million.

Tamme caught 52 passes for 555 yards but just two scores in 2012 after coming over from Indianapolis with Peyton Manning. He and Joel Dreessen fought for targets all season long, and Dreessen was the main red zone beneficiary between the two. Tamme has two years left on his deal, and he'll be no more than a TE2 for fantasy purposes in 2013.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:15:00 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Zac Dysert
RB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3Ronnie Hillman
4Jerodis Williams
GLB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1Montee Ball
2Ronnie Hillman
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Nathan Palmer
4Greg Wilson
WR21Wes Welker
2Emmanuel Sanders
3Jordan Norwood
4Gerell Robinson
WR31Emmanuel Sanders
TE1Julius Thomas
2Jacob Tamme
3Virgil Green
4Joel Dreessen
5Cameron Morrah
K1Matt Prater