Elijah McGuire
Elijah McGuire
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Jets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.56 million contract with the Jets in May of 2017.
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.
ANALYSIS
Vasquez notes that coach Adam Gase has made it clear he will not overwork Bell, so there should be some touches available for Montgomery and McGuire. Montgomery, who's an accomplished pass catcher, is expected to bump McGuire down to third on the depth chart, so New York's 2017 sixth-rounder will need to show serious improvement to earn a meaningful role, barring an injury to one of the veterans ahead of him.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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 the number of times he touched the ball.
  • 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 %
9.0%
 
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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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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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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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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Continuing to find end zone
RBNew York Jets
December 23, 2018
McGuire rushed 14 times for 35 yards and a touchdown while adding three catches for 50 yards and another score on five targets in Sunday's 44-38 overtime loss to the Packers.
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Produces little as lead back
RBNew York Jets
December 15, 2018
McGuire had 18 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown while catching three of four targets for 29 yards in Saturday's loss to the Texans.
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Top backfield option moving forward
RBNew York Jets
December 14, 2018
With fellow running back Isaiah Crowell (toe) landing on injured reserve, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post, McGuire is set to serve as the Jets' primary running back moving forward.
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