Chester Rogers
Chester Rogers
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Indianapolis Colts
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Forced into action almost out of necessity due to a variety of injuries and lack of depth at wide receiver, Rogers put together his best season as pro in 2018, amassing 53 receptions, 485 yards and two touchdowns, logging the second-most snaps of any Indy receiver save for T.Y. Hilton. Despite the amount of playing time and relatively acceptable counting stats, Rogers was largely ineffective considering the workload, boasting a measly 9.2 yards per reception out of the slot. By the end of the season, both Zach Pascal and Dontrelle Inman developed into more effective weapons, with Rogers merely acting as a safety net for quarterback Andrew Luck to the tune of an average target depth of 6.5 yards. The Colts made a point of improving their wide receiver corps this offseason, signing Panthers castoff Devin Funchess, while adding Parris Campbell in the second round of the draft. Campbell in particular could wind up pushing Rogers out of the No. 3 WR spot thanks in large part to his dynamic speed (4.31 40-yard dash), but a pair of late-round 2018 picks in the form of Daurice Fountain and Deon Cain also should be in contention for the role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.1 million contract with the Colts in April of 2019.
Needs to battle for slot job
WRIndianapolis Colts
April 29, 2019
Rogers faces serious competition for snaps after the Colts used a second-round pick on Parris Campbell, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
ANALYSIS
Rogers caught 73.6 percent of his targets last season, but he managed just 9.2 yards per catch with a long gain of 34. The lack of explosiveness is notable even for a slot specialist, whereas Campbell can bring 4.31 speed to the same role after scoring 12 touchdowns his senior season at Ohio State. On the other hand, Rogers has a clear advantage in terms of experience and route-running polish, so it won't come as any surprise if he holds down the slot job for another year. Either way, the Indianapolis passing game will continue to run through T.Y. Hilton (ankle) and the tight ends.
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How do Chester Rogers' 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
29.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.78
 
% Team Air Yards
9.6%
 
% Team Targets
11.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.6%
 
Drop Rate
5.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The No. 2 receiver gig is up for grabs in Indy following Donte Moncrief's departure for Jacksonville. Rogers is considered one of the two leading candidates to seize the role, with the other coming in the form of offseason acquisition Ryan Grant, who set career highs in Washington last season with 45 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns. While rookie receivers Daurice Fountain (5th round) and Deon Cain (6th) could also make some noise, Rogers may have a leg up on all of them given his familiarity with the team. In 2017, Rogers won the No. 3 job out of training camp, but a hamstring injury limited him to just 11 games.
As an undrafted rookie last season, Rogers climbed the ranks and ended the season as the No. 4 option on the depth chart. The 23-year-old registered 19 receptions for 273 yards in 14 games and emerged as a trusted target for Andrew Luck. If the rapport of the two can continue to grow on the field, Rogers could emerge as a darkhorse fantasy producer in 2017.
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Signs RFA tender
WRIndianapolis Colts
April 15, 2019
Rogers has signed his restricted free agent tender, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Likely to be tendered
WRIndianapolis Colts
March 11, 2019
The Colts are slated to extend a tender to Rogers, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
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Tallies 485 yards in 2018
WRIndianapolis Colts
January 15, 2019
Rogers recorded 485 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 53 catches while playing in all 16 regular-season games in 2018.
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Perfect in win
WRIndianapolis Colts
December 23, 2018
Rogers caught all seven of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-27 win over the Giants.
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Catches one pass Sunday
WRIndianapolis Colts
December 17, 2018
Rogers caught his lone target for 10 yards in Sunday's 23-0 win over the Cowboys.
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