TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30: Scott Chandler #84 of the Buffalo Bills scores a touchdown during NFL game action against the Washington Redskins at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Very quietly - and perhaps aided by the fact that his team has been blown out in two straight weeks, giving him more opportunities - Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler has become a more viable receiving threat since the bye week.
Chandler made a name for himself early in the season as a red zone threat. In the team's six games before the bye week, Chandler caught four touchdown passes - all of which came in the first three games. By the time the bye week rolled around, however, Chandler had become a non-factor, catching four passes for nine yards from Weeks 4-6.
In the three games since the bye week, however, Chandler has been much more effective - even though he's only caught seven passes. He's averaged 13.3 yards per reception in those games, a rather high average not just for a tight end, but for a player in Chan Gailey's offense. He's added two more touchdowns, as well - both against Washington.