August 29 update: Tonyan returned to 11-on-11 work yesterday, but head coach Matt LeFleur isn’t ready to say he’ll be available for Week 1. At this point, since he hasn’t gone on the PUP list, we can expect him back before the first four weeks of the season.
LaFleur says it’s still too early to say if Robert Tonyan (did team drills for first time yesterday) will be ready for week 1.— Nicole Menner (@NicoleMenner) August 29, 2022
“It sounds like a broken record up here, but we’ll take it one day at a time.”
Robert Tonyan has steadily improved throughout his career with the Packers. The tight end was on pace to exceed his 2020 career high of 586 receiving yards before an injury against the Arizona Cardinals ended his season. When he returns, will be finally have a breakout season?
Robert Tonyan’s injury
Injury suffered: Torn ACL
When it happened: Week 8 vs. Arizona Cardinals
Tonyan’s ACL tore after a catch and run against the Arizona Cardinals. The injury occurred in Week 8, and hurt the Packers in a game where they were already short on pass catchers.
Latest news ahead of training camp
Tonyan is currently at training camp but is on the Physically Unable to Perform List with the ACL injury. He is eligible to return from the list at any point during camp, and he is optimistic that he can return in time for week 1.
2022 Fantasy football outlook
Tonyan will need to prove that he can be a reliable option week in and week out. Last season he scored 50.4 fantasy points for an average of 6.3 points per game. In eight games he caught 18 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns. The absence of Davante Adams does give him a good opportunity. Tonyan could serve as a TE2 until he provides the production to make him worthy of being a starting tight end.