Alex Erickson

Alex Erickson

28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Carolina Panthers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Panthers in September of 2021.
Makes long catch
WRCarolina Panthers
September 24, 2021
Erickson caught his only target for 25 yards in Thursday night's 24-9 win over the Texans.
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Erickson handled his usual return duties, taking back two punts for 17 yards, but the veteran also featured on six offensive plays. That involvement helped Erickson make his first catch as a Panther, setting the team up for its second score with his red-zone-entering gain Thursday. Although it's unlikely Erickson will factor into the offense much on a week-to-week basis, his contribution in Carolina's latest win should keep him in the mix for occasional snaps.
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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
2.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.44
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
0.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
13.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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14452%
676%
4215%
273%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Oct 17th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
90.6
 
Cornerbacks
98.1
 
Safeties
80.8
 
Linebackers
73.2
 
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How do Alex Erickson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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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
 
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Lands roster spot
WRCarolina Panthers
September 13, 2021
Erickson was signed the the Panthers' active roster Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Officially elevated
WRCarolina Panthers
September 11, 2021
Erickson was elevated from the Panthers' practice squad ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Jets, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
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To be elevated to active roster
WRFree Agent
September 10, 2021
Erickson will be called up from the Panthers' practice squad for Sunday's game against the Jets, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Added to Carolina's practice squad
WRFree Agent
September 7, 2021
The Panthers signed Erickson to their practice squad Monday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official website reports.
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Released by Texans
WRFree Agent
August 31, 2021
Erickson was released by the Texans on Tuesday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
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