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Mychal Rivera

26-Year-Old Tight End – Jacksonville Jaguars

2016 Receiving Stats

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18

Yds

192

TD

1

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10.7

Tar

25

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

After four seasons in Oakland, Rivera signed a two-year deal with the Jaguars in March. After a breakout 2014 campaign, Rivera's production tailed off in the subsequent two seasons, and he closed 2016...

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Wrist
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 245   DOB: 9/8/1990
College: Tennessee  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mychal Rivera Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Jaguars in March of 2017.

August 21, 2017  –  Mychal Rivera News

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Rivera (wrist) has been ruled out for Thursday's preseason game against the Panthers, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.

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Mychal Rivera NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 19 CFB 7 11 112 0 10.2 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 10 29 344 1 11.9 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 36 562 5 15.6 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 OAK 16 38 407 4 60 10.7 6.8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 OAK 16 58 534 4 99 9.2 5.4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2015 24 OAK 16 32 280 1 46 8.8 6.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2016 25 OAK 13 18 192 1 25 10.7 7.7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 JAX Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Mychal Rivera

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mychal Rivera Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 19 CFB 7 1.6 3.2 2.4 2 16 - - - 0 0 - - -
2011 20 CFB 10 4.0 6.9 5.5 3 34 - - - 0 0 - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 7.2 10.2 8.7 3 47 - - - 0 0 - - -
2013 22 OAK 16 4.0 6.4 5.2 2 25 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 OAK 16 4.8 8.5 6.7 4 33 9 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 OAK 16 2.1 4.1 3.1 2 18 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 OAK 13 1.9 3.3 2.6 1 15 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 JAX Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Mychal Rivera

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mychal Rivera – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

313

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Mychal Rivera was on the field for 313 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

112

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Mychal Rivera was on the field for 112 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 818 165
2015 401 149
2016 313 112
Mychal Rivera 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @NO
2 Atl
3 @Ten
4 @Bal 16 17 1 1 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 SD 47 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 KC 11 6 1 16 0 2 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7 @Jax 17 23 1 13 0 1 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @TB 21 6 3 36 1 3 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 Den 48 8 1 6 0 1 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 Hou 25 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Car 22 5 2 13 0 2 6.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Buf 20 6 3 57 0 5 19.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 @KC 23 4 3 26 0 5 8.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @SD 21 5 1 15 0 2 15.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Ind 15 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Den 27 3 2 9 0 3 4.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Mychal Rivera  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   245 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.81 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.43 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.17 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   31 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   112 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   17 reps
POOR
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Mychal Rivera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rivera (wrist) didn't practice Saturday, Ryan O'Halloran of Jacksonville.com reports.

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Rivera (undisclosed) did not play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Buccaneers, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

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Rivera (undisclosed) didn't practice Monday, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

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Rivera (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

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Rivera could open the season as the Jaguars' No. 1 tight end, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.

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The Jaguars and Rivera agreed to a contract Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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Rivera left his visit with the Jets without signing a deal and is scheduled to visit Indianapolis next, Peter Schrager of FOXSports.com reports.

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Rivera will visit the Jets, Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Rivera has had past success in Oakland as a receiving threat, but has failed to establish himself as a blocker throughout the entirety of his career. No matter, as the Raiders seem to want Clive Walford to take a stranglehold on the team's starting tight end role and run with it, but if he can't maintain his health, then Oakland will have to look elsewhere. Enter Rivera and Lee Smith, who would likely split time in such an event. Presumably, Rivera would take over the passing game responsibilities while Smith operates as an in-line blocking specialist. However, a part-time role as a tight end for the Raiders isn't exactly a sought after fantasy situation, and remains one that is completely dependent on the health of Walford. Add it all up, and the bottom line is that Rivera is unlikely to reach fantasy relevance in 2016.

2015

Rivera struggled the first six games of last season with a rookie quarterback in a fledgling offense before things finally started clicking Week 7. After just 13 receptions for 101 yards and no touchdowns in the first six games, Rivera totaled 76 targets, 45 receptions, 433 yards and four scores in the last 10 games. Prorated to 16 games, that's 122 targets, 72 receptions, 693 yards and six touchdowns. Lacking a downfield passing game, Derek Carr routinely checked down to Rivera, who totaled nearly half of his production on third downs Weeks 7-17. Rivera is not huge for a tight end at 6-3, 245, and has average speed (4.81 40), but he uses his athleticism and skilled route running to gain separation. Rivera has increased competition for targets this season, though. The Raiders signed wide receiver Michael Crabtree and drafted wideout Amari Cooper fourth overall. Rivera also will need to fend off third-round pick Clive Walford, a 6-4, 251-pound tight end who blocks and catches well enough to be a three-down player. The Raiders should at least have a semblance of a downfield passing game this year, which will help Rivera in coverage. And new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave plans to run an up-tempo attack similar to what he used last season as Philadelphia's quarterbacks coach.

2014

Rivera emerged from a pool of tight-end candidates last year to lead the position in receiving as a rookie. A 2013 sixth-round draft pick, Rivera is a skilled receiver with excellent hands who uses his athleticism to get separation. He's undersized (6-3, 245) and has average speed (4.81 40), but the Raiders' dysfunction at quarterback held him back more than anything last year. Raiders quarterbacks ranked 25th in attempts, 27th in completion percentage and 30th in interception percentage. That contributed to Rivera breaking 50 yards just once and being held to no more than 10 yards four times. Matt Schaub steps in this season, and having an experienced pocket passer should bring stability to the offense. The Raiders also added wide receiver James Jones, which should help open the field for Rivera, who is expected to be a bigger part of the passing game. David Ausberry, who suffered a season-ending injury in training camp last year, could challenge for targets, and 6-6 Nick Kasa, who was drafted last year as a project, could steal red-zone work if he is ready.

2013

At 6-3, 237 pounds, Rivera isn't the ideal size of a tight end in the NFL, but he may have the best hands at the position for Oakland. Rivera hauled in 36 catches for 562 yards (15.6 YPC) and five touchdowns last season at the University of Tennessee, though pass catching is just one of the many skills Rivera will need to show coaches before seeing the field. He will also need to beat out Richard Gordon, David Ausberry and fellow rookie Nick Kasa for playing time.