Alex Erickson
Alex Erickson
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Houston Texans
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Alex Erickson in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Texans in March of 2021.
Joining Texans
WRHouston Texans
March 18, 2021
Erickson is signing a one-year contract with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Erickson is most notable as a special-teams ace, though he'll also be able to provide Houston with some wide receiver depth. After having been held under 200 yards in four of five career seasons, though, Erickson's breakout chances seem slim enough that he can only justifiably be rostered in exceptionally deep dynasty formats.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Alex Erickson's 2020 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
8.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.65
 
% Team Air Yards
2.8%
 
% Team Targets
3.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.6%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.8
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
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#% of Team Snaps

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57759%
36938%
29230%
28429%
16617%
849%
212%
61%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Alex Erickson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Alex Erickson'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.
* 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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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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Quiet finale, quiet season
WRCincinnati Bengals
January 13, 2021
Erickson had one catch on three targets in the Bengals' season-ending loss to the Ravens, closing out the season with only 12 catches for 139 yards and no touchdowns.
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Racks up 88 yards
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 27, 2020
Erickson recorded six receptions on six targets for 88 yards in Week 16 against the Texans.
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Added snaps likely Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 27, 2020
Erickson is expected to start in place of Tyler Boyd (concussion) Sunday against the Texans, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Loses key fumble
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 14, 2020
Erickson caught one pass for nine yards and lost a fumble on a rushing attempt in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.
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Hauls in two targets
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 7, 2020
Erickson caught two of three targets for 17 yards, returned one kickoff for 24 yards and two punts for 13 yards during Sunday's 19-7 loss to Miami.
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