Isaiah McKenzie
Isaiah McKenzie
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Buffalo Bills
2020 Fantasy Outlook
At 5-foot-8, McKenzie is one of the smaller receivers in an extremely crowded Bills wide receiver room, but with a 4.42 40 time he's also among the fastest. McKenzie has shown some kick return capabilities and even had a bit of success rushing, too. The versatile Georgia product even started eight games for Buffalo in 2019, so he could even be thought of as an incumbent, thought that's immediately out the window with the team's offseason trade for Stefon Diggs. Still, McKenzie will need to show more explosiveness than he has if he wants to see the same level of playing time in 2020. He only averaged 9.4 yards per catch, even with one 46-yard strike thrown into the mix. As competitive as the Bills' depth chart -- which features Diggs and a couple of WR draft picks - now appears, it's likely McKenzie will need to battle for a roster spot. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Bills in March of 2020.
Headed for free agency
WRBuffalo Bills
January 28, 2021
McKenze is scheduled for unrestricted free agency this offseason, Ashley Holder of WGRZ reports.
ANALYSIS
McKenzie finished 2020 with career highs for catches (30), receiving yards (282) and touchdowns (five), despite working as Buffalo's fourth or fifth WR for most of the year. He's generally been an effective role player in his two and a half seasons with the team, catching 75 of 103 targets (72.8 percent) for 744 yards and six touchdowns, plus 28-124-2 on the ground. The Bills probably want to keep him around, but McKenzie might find a bigger role and/or more money if he explores the open market.
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How do Isaiah McKenzie's 2020 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
7.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.47
 
% Team Air Yards
2.6%
 
% Team Targets
5.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
90.9%
 
Drop Rate
3.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.4
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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113689%
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29123%
635%
171%
40%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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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' 8"
 
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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
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.
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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No designation for Saturday
WRBuffalo Bills
January 7, 2021
McKenzie (ankle) practiced fully Thursday and does not have an injury designation for Saturday's playoff game against the Colts.
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Remains limited Wednesday
WRBuffalo Bills
Ankle
January 6, 2021
McKenzie (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
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Limited for walkthrough
WRBuffalo Bills
Ankle
January 5, 2021
McKenzie (ankle) was listed as limited for Tuesday's walkthrough practice.
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Notches third touchdown of season
WRBuffalo Bills
December 7, 2020
McKenzie secured both of his targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 34-24 win over the 49ers on Monday night.
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Trickery results in TD
WRBuffalo Bills
November 17, 2020
McKenzie caught his lone target for two yards while also throwing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Josh Allen during Sunday's 32-30 loss to Arizona.
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