Elijah McGuire
Elijah McGuire
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Jets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Injuries at the position freed up the starting running back job for McGuire late last season, and he responded by turning 67 carries and nine catches into 304 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns over the final four weeks. A busy offseason that saw the team bring in veteran free agents Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery will relegate McGuire to a backup role at best, but the 2017 sixth-rounder shouldn't have a problem making the roster and could gain fantasy relevance should Bell get hurt. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.56 million contract with the Jets in May of 2017.
Still buried on depth chart
RBNew York Jets
August 16, 2019
McGuire rushed five times for 14 yards and caught one of two targets for 10 yards in Thursday's 22-10 win over Atlanta in Week 2 of preseason.
ANALYSIS
McGuire failed to repeat his strong pass-catching performance from the previous week while once again struggling on the ground. Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell both mixed in before McGuire while Le'Veon Bell sat out. The trio of veterans ahead of McGuire on the depth chart are all well-rounded running backs who won't cede their roles without a major push from the Louisiana Lafayette product over the two remaining preseason contests.
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How do Elijah McGuire's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • 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.
Broken Tackle %
10.9%
 
Positive Run %
65.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
83.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
3.3%
 
Touches Per Game
13.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
34.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
18.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.45
 
% Team Air Yards
3.3%
 
% Team Targets
6.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
61.3%
 
Drop Rate
6.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.9
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Elijah McGuire Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Elijah McGuire's measurables compare to other running backs?
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
5' 10"
 
Weight
214 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.56 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.26 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
A 2017 sixth-round pick, McGuire is a shifty running back whose value should come primarily from catching the ball out of the backfield. He rushed 88 times for 315 yards and added 177 yards on 17 receptions as a rookie, making a decent to stay involved for 2018. He was expected to get some touches as the Jets' likely No. 3 running back, the plan may have been derailed by a foot fracture suffered in late July. With his recovery timeline estimated at six weeks, McGuire could open the regular season on the PUP list, which would rule him out until Week 7.
McGuire's first two collegiate seasons were nothing short of excellent, as the 5-10, 214-pounder averaged 7.9 yards per carry, while scoring 22 touchdowns on just 269 carries. He was, however, limited over his last two years due to lingering foot issues that sapped most of his explosiveness. He was an excellent pass catcher in college, a skill that didn't diminish with his injuries, and it will be the key to any playing time this season as he tries to carve out a role behind Bilal Powell and Matt Forte, two players he could certainly learn from given their own receiving skills.
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Catches TD in preseason opener
RBNew York Jets
August 9, 2019
McGuire rushed six times for 13 yards and caught six of seven targets for 38 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Giants.
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Could be caught in roster crunch
RBNew York Jets
June 17, 2019
McGuire will have to earn a roster spot in camp, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com reports.
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Bumped down to third string
RBNew York Jets
April 11, 2019
McGuire will likely work as the Jets' No. 3 running back next season in the wake of the team signing Ty Montgomery to back up Le'Veon Bell, Andy Vasquez of USA Today reports.
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Now behind Bell instead of Crowell
RBNew York Jets
March 14, 2019
McGuire will compete with Trenton Cannon and De'Angelo Henderson for backfield slotting behind prized offseason acquisition Le'Veon Bell, WFAN.com reports.
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Struggles in finale
RBNew York Jets
December 30, 2018
McGuire rushed 18 times for 41 yards and added 24 yards on two catches while also losing a fumble in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Patriots. He finishes the season with 276 yards and three touchdowns on 92 carries, along with 19 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown,
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