Jeremy McNichols
Jeremy McNichols
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tennessee Titans
2021 Fantasy Outlook
McNichols appeared destined to be mostly a special teams role player after three seasons as a professional. However, in 2020, he managed a career-high 271 offensive snaps which translated to 47 rushing attempts, 12 receptions and 259 total yards as Derrick Henry's primary backup. Heading into 2021, McNichols may find it difficult to maintain that role. The Titans invested a third-round pick in Darrynton Evans in the 2020 draft, though he was sidelined by various injuries for much of his rookie season. The team also added Brian Hill as a free agent in the offseason. Both moves will likely shift McNichols back to primarily a special teams role and without much fantasy upside in sight. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a contract with the Titans in September of 2020.
Remains involved as pass catcher
RBTennessee Titans
September 20, 2021
McNichols recorded only rush for three yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over Seattle. He added three receptions for 26 yards.
ANALYSIS
Derrick Henry took over the game in the second half, which left McNichols to occupy an ever smaller role than typical. After playing on 36 percent of offensive snaps in Week 1, he was on the field only 24 percent of the time in Week 2. However, McNichols did maintain a role in the passing game and appears to be the clear backup to Henry for the time being.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jeremy McNichols' 2021 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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
9.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
21.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
17.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.40
 
% Team Air Yards
2.6%
 
% Team Targets
10.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
85.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.2
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Colts pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
123.0
 
Cornerbacks
109.7
 
Safeties
113.7
 
Linebackers
112.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jeremy McNichols' 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' 9"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.93 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A fifth-round pick by the Buccaneers in the 2017 draft, McNichols has already proven to be a journeyman just two years into his career. His profile is highlighted by strong size-adjusted athleticism, as he pairs a 79th percentile BMI with 4.49 40-yard speed. That combination helped him turn in impressive college production, highlighted by a massive sophomore season in which he compiled 1,337 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns. He also proved to be an effective receiver at the college level, racking up 66 receptions for 615 yards and seven scores across his two seasons Boise State. After joining the Titans' organization as a member of the practice squad late in the 2018 season, McNichols has a chance to latch on as the fourth running back on the team's depth chart entering 2019. Though he's only received two NFL carries, he could be a natural fit to fill in Dion Lewis' role as a satellite back if Lewis were to be sidelined for any significant amount of time.
McNichols spent the majority of the 2017 season on the 49ers' practice squad after getting cut by Tampa Bay in the preseason, though he didn't record a snap in the four games he spent on the 53-man roster at the end of the season. The 5-foot-9 back showed up to camp this year in better shape, but he is still has a tough hill to climb before making the 53-man roster, with a slew of other hungry running backs competing for backup spots behind Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida.
McNichols' surprise draft free fall looked like a steal for the Bucs in the fifth round, as the former Boise State standout boasted first-round worthy numbers. The 21-year-old compiled 3,205 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns in just three college seasons, impressively complementing those totals with 103 receptions for 1,089 yards and 11 additional scores through the air. McNichols also brings a solid track record as a blocker and is expected to be fully recovered from his post-Combine shoulder surgery by training camp. Alas, McNichols didn't make the cut, thus halting for now any talk that he might be a fantasy sleeper out of the gate.
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Serves as primary backup
RBTennessee Titans
September 12, 2021
McNichols recorded two carries for nine yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Cardinals. He added three receptions on four targets for 24 yards.
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Off COVID list
RBTennessee Titans
September 4, 2021
McNichols was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Lands on COVID list
RBTennessee Titans
Undisclosed
August 25, 2021
The Titans placed McNichols (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.
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Second back on field
RBTennessee Titans
August 13, 2021
McNichols carried the ball four times for 17 yards in the Titans' opening game of the preseason against the Falcons on Friday.
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Removed from PUP
RBTennessee Titans
August 2, 2021
McNichols (undisclosed) is no longer on the PUP list, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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