Phillip Dorsett
Phillip Dorsett
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New England Patriots
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Slot maven Julian Edelman, first-rounder K'Neal Harry and special-teams stalwart Matthew Slater are the only roster locks at receiver for the Patriots, as Josh Gordon's status is cloudy and Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) may open the season on the PUP list. Dorsett thus stands a chance to earn a key Week 1 role, though New England also has Dontrelle Inman, Maurice Harris and Braxton Berrios competing for depth-chart slotting. Dorsett, was productive last year when the team was shorthanded, so he shouldn't be completely dismissed, but there are clearly other more high-profile options in the New England offense to target in fantasy drafts/auctions. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2019.
Not quite a roster lock
WRNew England Patriots
May 8, 2019
Dorsett may not be a lock for the Patriots' 53-man roster, but he's viewed as a favorite to stick around with the team after the preseason concludes, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Julian Edelman, first-round pick N'Keal Harry and special-teams ace Matthew Slater are the only true roster locks at receiver, as Josh Gordon may still be suspended and Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) may open the season on the PUP list. Dorsett thus stands a chance to earn a Week 1 starting spot, though New England also has Dontrelle Inman, Maurice Harris and Braxton Berrios competing for roles. Dorsett could be in some danger if he struggles during training camp, as his one-year, $2.6 million contract includes just $500,000 guaranteed in the form of a signing bonus, per OverTheCap.com. His deal includes a $100,000 workout bonus, so the Patriots ultimately would incur a $600,000 dead-cap charge if they cut him before Week 1.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Phillip Dorsett's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
27.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.12
 
% Team Air Yards
10.6%
 
% Team Targets
7.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.2%
 
Drop Rate
2.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.1
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Rams pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
80.6
 
Cornerbacks
86.5
 
Safeties
72.7
 
Linebackers
75.1
 
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2018 Phillip Dorsett Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Phillip Dorsett's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
192 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.33 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.11 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.70 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
30.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
Dorsett didn't make much of a splash in his first season with New England, notching just 12 catches for 194 yards in 15 games. He did, however, enter the league as a highly-touted first-round pick, so there's some untapped potential here. With Julian Edelman now facing a four-game suspension out of the gate, Dorsett has a chance to carve out a role opposite Chris Hogan early on. Dorsett has some competition, though. The group jostling for snaps and targets includes Eric Decker, Cordarrelle Patterson and Braxton Berrios. Dorsett's speed remains an asset, so it's not out of the question that he could blossom in 2018 as a downfield threat replacing Brandin Cooks.
It's hard to believe Dorsett was a first-round pick only two years ago, but even when Donte Moncrief missed time, Dorsett failed to take advantage, despite being the clear No. 2 and having Andrew Luck as his QB. Perhaps part of the problem is an overlap in skill set with the Colts' top receiver, T.Y. Hilton. Both are slightly built, speedy downfield threats. Dorsett is 5-10, 185, with blistering 4.33 40 speed, while Hilton is 5-9, 180 with 4.34, and you can't have two players running the same route. Moreover, Dorsett actually put up good per-play numbers -- 16 YPC, 8.9 YPT -- and had four catches of 40-plus yards, so it was more the lack of opportunity than failure to convert when he saw the ball. After losing out in a competition for the No. 3 job in Indianapolis, the speedy Dorsett was traded to New England in early September in exchange for quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Dorsett merely profiles as the No. 4 or 5 receiver for the Patriots, joining a group that includes Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell.
Dorsett's rookie season was derailed by injury. He missed five weeks with a broken ankle, and when he came back quarterback Andrew Luck was already out for the year. As such, we can throw out his 39-target sample and give him more or less a clean slate heading into 2016. At 5-10, 185, Dorsett is small, but he's one of the faster receivers in the league (4.33 40) and has exceptional quickness. With Andre Johnson gone, he should slot in as the team's No. 3 target, but he'll have competition on deep routes from T.Y. Hilton. Dorsett is never likely to be much of a red-zone threat, especially with the larger Donte Moncrief and TE Dwayne Allen around. Still, Dorsett's likely to have a significant role on the pass-happy Colts, and with Luck healthy again, he has upside should anything happen to Hilton or Moncrief.
Dorsett was a surprise first-round draft pick for the Colts in 2015 and will compete for playing time among a deep wide receiver corps. Dorsett is small -- he checks in at about 5-foot-10, 185 pounds – but has outstanding 4.33 speed and exceptional quickness. His value may be higher in keeper leagues as he'll begin the season as the fourth receiver, but could be a top target by next season.
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Inks deal to stay in New England
WRNew England Patriots
March 13, 2019
The Patriots and Dorsett agreed to terms of a one-year contract Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Logs 26 snaps in Super Bowl
WRNew England Patriots
February 4, 2019
Dorsett was on the field for 26 of a possible 72 snaps on offense in Sunday's 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. He did not record a catch.
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Catches TD on only catch Sunday
WRNew England Patriots
January 21, 2019
Dorsett caught one of his three targets for a 29-yard TD in Sunday's 37-31 AFC Championship Game win over the Chiefs.
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Hauls in TD pass in Week 17
WRNew England Patriots
December 31, 2018
Dorsett hauled in all five of his targets for 34 yards and a TD in Sunday's 38-3 win over the Jets.
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Added work on tap Sunday
WRNew England Patriots
December 30, 2018
With Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) inactive, Dorsett is in line to see added snaps Sunday against the Jets, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.
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