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Tavarres King | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 192
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (161) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Vikings signed WR Tavarres King.
A 2013 fifth-rounder, 18 of King's 22 career receptions came with the Giants last season. He finished the year on injured reserve with a concussion. King is a depth signing in Minnesota who will be no better than 50-50 of cracking the 53-man roster. Apr 5 - 4:43 PM

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Giants placed Tavarres King on injured reserve with a concussion.

This was always likely after he was ruled out for Week 17. King recorded 18 catches for 240 yards and three touchdowns this season with almost all of that damage coming after Week 9. It is unlikely he even gets the low tender as a restricted free agent, but the Giants could look to bring him back for less on a one-year deal. OL Nick Becton and TE Ryan O'Malley were promoted from the practice squad in corresponding moves.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:15:00 PM

Tavarres King (concussion) is out for Week 17 against the Redskins.

King was concussed in Week 15. Needed after a slew of injuries at receiver for the G-Men, King caught 18 passes for 240 yards and three scores across eight games. King is headed for restricted free agency in March.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 12:35:00 PM

Giants WR Tavarres King is in the concussion protocol.

King posted a season-high 70 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. If he gets cleared for Week 16, he will be facing the Cardinals on the road.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 02:48:00 PM

Tavarres King caught 2-of-3 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Eagles.

King has speed and big-play potential, and it is typically just a matter of him catching the ball for production. King has inconsistent hands and runs inconsistent routes. Nevertheless, he burned the Eagles' secondary for a 57-yard touchdown on Sunday. Expect King to attract Patrick Peterson's coverage in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:17:00 PM

Tavarres King caught 3-of-5 targets for 48 yards in the Giants' Week 11 win over the Chiefs.

King was second on the team in targets with his best catch going for 19 yards. He's a speedy perimeter receiver but isn't more than a desperate WR4 in fantasy.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:06:00 PM

Tavarres King caught 3-of-6 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 9 loss to the Rams.

King was Eli Manning’s perimeter receiver of choice in this one, drawing six targets compared to Roger Lewis’ three. King hauled in an early touchdown catch and was again targeted by Eli in the end zone in the second half, but Manning’s pass was uncatchable. King can run and may pop up for a handful of big plays as we move forward, but he’s not going to be a trustworthy fantasy bet. He’ll be a low-floor WR4 when the Giants play the 49ers next.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 04:15:00 PM

Giants re-signed WR Tavarres King.

This was an expected move after the Giants lost four receivers to injury including Odell Beckham and Dwayne Harris to season-enders on Sunday. King will compete for Travis Rudolph for snaps opposite Roger Lewis while Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard recover from ankle injuries. With the Broncos and Seahawks up next on the schedule, no one in the group is an exciting waiver add.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Giants WR Tavarres King caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards in the Week 10 win over the Bengals.

King opened the night as the No. 4 receiver, but he quickly leaped Roger Lewis for No. 3 duties after Lewis kept making mistakes. King ended up playing 45-of-75 snaps and was the target on Eli Manning's second interception, a terrible deep ball into triple-coverage. King has good size and speed but will head back to the bench when Victor Cruz (ankle) returns next week.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:34:00 AM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano expects Tavarres King to open the season as the Giants' No. 4 receiver.

According to Vacchiano, King has been the Giants' best receiver the past two weeks of the preseason and one of the best in practice all summer. The light appears to have finally turned on for the 2013 fifth-rounder of the Broncos. He has a solid size-speed combo and would be in line for snaps if any of Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, or (gulp) Victor Cruz goes down injured.
Source: SNY
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Giants WR Tavarres King caught 4-of-5 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

The big night closed out a torrid preseason for the fourth-year journeyman, as he caught 11 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns. He also passed the eye test in doing so. King has almost certainly assured himself a spot on the 53-man roster, but is still unlikely to start out as more than the No. 5 receiver.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Tavarres King caught 2-of-3 targets for 38 yards and two touchdowns in New York's third preseason game.

Both of King's scores came with the second-team offense, but he was a rare highlight on an otherwise dismal offensive evening for the G-Men. King was really moving, almost looking like he was shot out of a cannon. It's possible he's in the mix for No. 4 receiver duties, but the Giants remain attached to Dwayne Harris. Whatever his role, King is well off the fantasy radar.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Tavarres King worked as the Giants' No. 3 receiver in the second preseason game.

He only managed to catch 1-of-3 targets for eight yards -- he just missed staying in bounds for what would have a been a long catch down the sideline -- but he saw significant work with the first-team offense. That spot will likely belong to Victor Cruz if he can get and stay healthy, but that is far from a given. King is not fantasy viable right now, but he is a name to watch.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 09:01:00 AM

ESPN New York reports Tavarres King is making a "strong push" for the Giants' fifth-receiver spot.

A 2013 fifth-rounder, King has bounced around the league, catching two passes in three years. The Giants have one of the league's thinnest receiver corps, but King will remain out of sight, out of mind even if he makes the 53-man roster.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 08:09:00 PM

Jaguars waived WR Tavarres King.

A 2013 fifth-round pick, King has now been released by three teams in two seasons. King's combination of size and speed will likely land him on someone's practice squad. The Jaguars signed CB Peyton Thompson in a corresponding move. Thompson will serve as insurance in case Dwayne Gratz (hip) cannot play.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 11:57:00 AM

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