Jeff Driskel

Jeff Driskel

28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Houston Texans
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Driskel's deal with the Texans contains a $1 million base salary with numerous potential bonuses and incentives. Given the murky situation surrounding Deshaun Watson's future with the team, Driskel's landing spot is more intriguing for fantasy purposes than if he had been brought in to compete for a backup gig elsewhere. Beyond Watson, Driskel will vie for depth-chart slotting with veteran Tyrod Taylor and rookie third-round pick Davis Mills. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $990,000 contract with the Texans in October of 2021.
Moving to tight end
TEHouston Texans
November 20, 2021
Houston assistant coach Andy Bischoff said Thursday that Driskel is transitioning from quarterback to tight end, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
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Bischoff described Driskel as "a rare athlete," and one who could also contribute on special teams, but the coach added this is a developmental process for the 28-year-old. With that in mind, Driskel is unlikely to be active on game days for Houston in the short term, if at all this season. The organization doesn't consider him a quarterback at this time, per conversations between Bischoff, head coach David Culley and general manager Nick Caserio.
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Houston TexansTexans 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

33733%
8536%
26826%
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21121%
3716%
858%
5021%
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How often does Jeff Driskel run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Jeff Driskel and the other tight ends for the Texans are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
158 routes   28 targets
59%
28 routes   3 targets
13%
97 routes   23 targets
29%
54 routes   12 targets
64%
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Overall QB Rating Against
89.8
 
Cornerbacks
84.3
 
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91.8
 
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Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
235 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.25 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.19 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jeff Driskel
Gameday Injuries: Week 12
Gameday Injuries: Week 12
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November 29, 2020
The largest injury report of the season includes a barrage of COVID-19-related absences, health-related issues for multiple quarterbacks and several notable returns from injured reserve.
Weekly Rankings: Week 12 Value Meter
November 24, 2020
Carson Wentz has a great matchup against the Seahawks on Monday night ... or does he?
Monday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Buccaneers vs. Giants
November 1, 2020
The Buccaneers are heavily favored on the road against the Giants on Monday night, and RotoWire's Andrew Laird figures Tom Brady will be very popular on DraftKings and FanDuel.
Gameday Injuries: Week 5
Gameday Injuries: Week 5
October 11, 2020
October 11, 2020
Juan Carlos Blanco tackles an extensive Week 5 injury report and lets you know the latest on who's trending toward starting or sitting as of early Sunday morning.
NFL Waiver Wire: Week 4 Deep Dive
October 1, 2020
Ilango Villoth goes deep into the free-agent pool to find upside adds who could pay off down the road, if not this week.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After sitting for his first two seasons as a pro, Driskel went 1-7 in eight combined starts in 2018 and 2019 for the Bengals and Lions. His passing stats were ho-hum and he's shown more dynamism as a runner than a passer. He fits the Broncos as a non-threatening veteran backup with some of the same traits as sophomore starter Drew Lock. If Lock misses extended time, however, the Broncos are likely sunk.
When Driskel replaced an injured Andy Dalton in Week 12 against the Browns, he threw for 155 yards and a touchdown and ran for another, lending some cause for hope that he'd be an adequate replacement while Dalton was out. But it turned out that "adequate" was Driskel's ceiling. While Driskel protected the ball, throwing just two interceptions in 176 attempts, he averaged 5.7 yards per attempt and led the Bengals to a 1-4 record. It can be argued that he didn't have a full offense to work with, as A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd missed significant chunks of time while he was at the helm. Driskel will try to hold off rookie Ryan Finley, drafted in the fourth round, as Dalton's backup.
Driskel missed all of last season with a broken thumb suffered in the preseason. His bad luck continued in December when he suffered a broken arm in practice. He has recovered from both injuries now and is listed as the Bengals' third quarterback, behind Andy Dalton and Matt Barkley. He has yet to take a regular season NFL snap despite being in the league for three years.
Driskel was a system pick for Chip Kelly and the read-option offense he brings to San Francisco. After underperformance and an eventual leg injury forced him out of Florida, Driskel went on to have a strong final college season at Louisiana Tech (4,033 passing yards and 28 touchdowns). He has the arm strength and quickness to thrive in a read-option attack, but his lack of accuracy makes him a project and a likely candidate to land on the 49ers’ practice squad to start the season.
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Signed to active roster
TEHouston Texans
October 16, 2021
The Texans signed Driskel to their active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
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Moved back to practice squad
TEFree Agent
October 11, 2021
Driskel reverted back to the Texans' practice squad Monday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Elevated to active roster
TEHouston Texans
October 9, 2021
Driskel was elevated from the Texans' practice squad Saturday.
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Reverts to practice squad
TEFree Agent
October 4, 2021
Driskel reverted to the Texans' practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
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Set for backup duties
TEHouston Texans
October 2, 2021
Driskel was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
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