Josh Malone
Josh Malone
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Malone was slow to develop at the University of Tennessee before breaking out in his junior season, and it appears that he'll be slow to develop in the pros as well. He was considered a deep-play specialist with the Vols and that might be his role with the Bengals, too. Unfortunately, his most noteworthy play all season was being the receiver that the Steelers' Ryan Shazier tackled on the play that Shazier got hurt. He'll begin training camp no better than fourth on the Bengals' depth chart behind A.J. Green, Brando LaFell and Tyler Boyd, and ultimately behind John Ross as well. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3 million contract with the Bengals in April of 2017.
Not listed on injury report
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 12, 2018
Malone wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
ANALYSIS
Malone hasn't played in a game since Week 8 against the Buccaneers, where he played 11 total snaps. The Tennessee product was listed as questionable going into Week 14, but was ultimately ruled out. Though Malone is listed as a depth receiver, being healthy is a first step to gaining a bigger role in the offense.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Malone's 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
3.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.39
 
% Team Air Yards
0.6%
 
% Team Targets
0.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
25.0%
 
Drop Rate
25.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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% of Team Snaps

734
254
459
17
434
239
253
41
207
133
59
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41
34
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Raiders pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
94.6
 
Cornerbacks
91.1
 
Safeties
109.5
 
Linebackers
87.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Malone'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.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.40 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.19 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.05 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
10 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Josh Malone
Gameday Injuries: Week 14
5 days ago
As the fantasy postseason begins in many leagues, Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a Week 14 medical report littered with prominent names who's succumbed to injury at a challenging time for Fantasy owners.
Gameday Injuries: Week 12
November 25th
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a Week 12 injury report that's bursting at the seams with relevant fantasy names and lets you know which are trending in the right direction as of early Sunday morning.
Gameday Injuries: Week 11
November 18th
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a Week 11 injury report that is surprisingly light for quarterbacks and running backs but features plenty of walking wounded among receivers.
On Target: Receiving Battles to Watch
August 9th
Davis Mattek analyzes some key receiving situations around the league. Chris Hogan is the top wideout in New England, but what's behind him for the Patriots?
Job Battles: Not Yet Over the Hill
August 6th
Jeremy Hill looked all but done for following a disastrous 2017 in Cincinnati, but Sony Michel's knee issue could give Hill a bounce-back opportunity in 2018.
2017 Fantasy Outlook
The 6-3, 208 pounder may be something of a one-dimensional deep-route specialist, but he's still a good prospect and a great value in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He's a former top recruit who earned rave reviews in Tennessee practices as a freshman, but generally struggled along with the rest of the team's passing game in his first two years. That changed in 2016, when Malone totaled 972 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 78 targets. With 4.4 speed, Malone rounds out a prospect profile that implies considerable upside. Unfortunately, he won't see a big role anytime soon with A.J. Green, John Ross and Tyler Boyd already in Cincinnati.
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Unavailable Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
December 9, 2018
Malone (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Listed as questionable
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
December 7, 2018
Malone (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Limited in practice again
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
December 6, 2018
Malone (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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Unavailable Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
November 30, 2018
Malone (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses practice Wednesday
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
November 28, 2018
Malone (hamstring) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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