Alex Erickson
Alex Erickson
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Thanks to injuries to A.J. Green, John Ross and Auden Tate, Erickson saw more action in the offense than ever before in 2019, catching 43 passes for 529 yards and adding five carries for 33 yards. The rate stats aren't that impressive and don't bode well for future opportunities in 2020, but more importantly he's buried deep on the depth chart behind no fewer than five other receivers, and lost his role as the primary kick returner to boot. It will be a struggle for Erickson to make the active roster in 2020. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.68 million contract with the Bengals in September of 2018.
Peels off long punt return
WRCincinnati Bengals
September 15, 2020
Erickson collected 29 yards on two punt return attempts during Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Chargers.
ANALYSIS
The special-teams ace received four snaps for the Bengals' offense without registering a target, but he made his presence felt in the return game. Erickson was able to take back a Ty Long punt for a 22-yard return at the 7:53 mark of the third quarter, helping to set up Randy Bullock with a 43-yard field goal that put Cincinnati ahead by seven points for the time being. Though Erickson boasts strong averages for his career -- 24.8 yards per kick return and 7.6 yards per punt return -- he remains without a special-teams touchdown on 219 attempts.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
101.2
 
Cornerbacks
77.7
 
Safeties
158.3
 
Linebackers
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* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, Cone Drill, Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, and Bench Press metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.10 sec
 
Cone Drill*
6.68 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
116 in
 
Bench Press*
14 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Injuries forced the Bengals to use Erickson more on offense last season than they typically prefer, especially over the final three games when both A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd were out with injuries. Even then, however, Erickson's looks and production were pretty modest (11 catches for 121 yards on 13 targets). His primary contribution remains in the return game, both on kickoffs (1,049 yards) and punts (212 yards).
Erickson was more active on offense than in his rookie season, as the Bengals' coaching staff became disenchanted with Tyler Boyd and John Ross, though Erickson's peak came in Week 2 against the Texans, when he had four catches for 62 yards and was on the field for 37 offensive snaps. His greatest contribution again came on special teams, as he was the team's primary kick and punt returner, netting 941 return yards. His role on offense will likely be reduced in 2018, presuming Boyd and Ross can stay healthy and return to Marvin Lewis's good graces.
Erickson, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Wisconsin, made a strong case for a roster spot during the preseason, shining in the return game and also contributing on offense. While unlikely to land any higher than fifth on the depth chart at wideout, the rookie could open the season as Cincinnati's top return man for kicks and/or punts, assuming he survives final cuts.
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Quiet finale
WRCincinnati Bengals
January 15, 2020
Erickson notched a 16-yard reception across four targets in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Browns. He finished the season with 43 catches for 529 yards and zero touchdowns to go along with 157 punt return yards.
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Busy day
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 24, 2019
Erickson had six catches for 55 yards on nine targets in Sunday's loss to Miami. He also had 43 yards on punt returns.
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Critical fumble
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 17, 2019
Erickson lost a fumble on a punt return right before halftime in Sunday's loss to the Pats.
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To benefit from Tate, Green absences
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 13, 2019
Erickson is expected to have a regular role in three-receiver sets Sunday against the Patriots with A.J. Green (ankle) ruled out for the contest and Auden Tate (knee) recently moving to injured reserve, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Leads team in targets
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 8, 2019
Erickson caught five of seven targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Browns.
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