Isaiah McKenzie
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
2018 Fantasy Outlook
McKenzie came to the Broncos as one of the most prolific punt returners in SEC history, leading him to being a fifth-round pick. He ended 2017 with more muffed punts (six) than offensive touches (five). He also cost the Broncos points in Week 16 by failing to get out of bounds with the clock ticking before the half. McKenzie has reportedly taken positive steps to start team activities, but he may be battling with Jordan Taylor and fellow 2017 pick Carlos Henderson for one or two roster spots. If a steadier option emerges at returner, that'll place pressure on McKenzie to take several steps forward as a receiver in order to make the team. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Bills in November of 2018.
Shows off rushing skills
WRBuffalo Bills
December 9, 2018
McKenzie rushed four times for 22 yards and a touchdown while catching four of seven targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets.
ANALYSIS
McKenzie got some looks as a rusher and made the most of those opportunities after both LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) were forced out by injuries. His longest run was a 15-yarder, which also culminated in a touchdown late in the first quarter. Should both McCoy and Ivory sit out against the Lions in Week 15, McKenzie would likely steal a few carries from Marcus Murphy.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Isaiah McKenzie'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
21.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.81
 
% Team Air Yards
2.9%
 
% Team Targets
3.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Lions pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Lions
Sunday, Dec 16th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
95.1
 
Cornerbacks
102.2
 
Safeties
69.2
 
Linebackers
110.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Isaiah McKenzie'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
5' 7"
 
Weight
173 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.64 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
8.88 in
 
Arm Length
28.88 in
 
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October 29, 2017
October 29, 2017
With a pair of receivers shaping up as game-time decisions, Juan Carlos Blanco gives you the latest on who's trending toward suiting up or sitting heading into Week 8.
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Week 7's injury report has a number of notable names and a number of potential game-time decisions. Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down who's most likely to suit up or sit heading into Sunday morning.
2017 Fantasy Outlook
McKenzie was the SEC's top punt returner in 2016, with 244 yards on 20 returns. Throughout his three seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs, he returned five punts and one kick for scores. Drafted with the Broncos' second pick of the fifth round, the 5-7 McKenzie figures to instantly contribute as a return specialist. Nicknamed the "Human Joystick," McKenzie had the second fastest three-cone drill among receivers at the combine at 6.64 seconds and also ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash. Don't sleep on him as a receiver just because of his size, however. After playing primarily special teams for two years, McKenzie caught 44 passes and seven scores in 2016 and also rushed for four touchdowns in his collegiate career. Despite his short stature, McKenzie was not limited to screens and sweeps. He was tough over the middle on quick slants and high-pointed the ball numerous times on deep tosses and back-shoulder throws. His return ability will get him on the roster, but don't be surprised if Denver gets creative in searching to find ways to get the ball into his hands on offense.
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WRBuffalo Bills
December 9, 2018
McKenzie (toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Uncertain for Week 14
WRBuffalo Bills
Toe
December 7, 2018
McKenzie (toe) practiced on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.
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Injures toe in practice
WRBuffalo Bills
Toe
December 6, 2018
McKenzie (toe) was listed as limited at practice Thursday.
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Suffers toe injury in practice
WRBuffalo Bills
Toe
December 6, 2018
Coach Sean McDermott confirmed that McKenzie suffered a toe injury during Thursday's practice and was unable to finish the session, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Sent to sideline Thursday
WRBuffalo Bills
Undisclosed
December 6, 2018
McKenzie "came up limping" after running a route during Thursday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
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