Ryan Switzer
Ryan Switzer
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A top-10 kickoff and punt returner, Switzer also proved to be a decent pass catching option for Pittsburgh last season, finishing with 36 catches (on 44 targets) for 253 yards and one touchdown. With fellow slot man Eli Rogers back from a knee injury, Switzer enters training camp far down on a receiver depth chart that also includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Donte Moncrief and Diontae Johnson. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.97 million contract with the Cowboys in May of 2017. Traded to the Raiders in April of 2018. Traded to the Steelers in August of 2018.
Ready for voluntary workouts
WRPittsburgh Steelers
April 17, 2019
Switzer (ankle) is taking part in voluntary workouts this spring, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
There don't appear to be any lasting effects from the ankle surgery Switzer reportedly underwent in January, which bodes well for his ability to simply focus on his craft during his first full offseason in Pittsburgh. While Switzer currently seems to have an uphill battle towards gaining a fantasy-relevant receiving role on a roster that also includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Donte Moncrief and Eli Rogers, the North Carolina product is the leading favorite to handle return duties on punts and kickoffs in 2019.
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How do Ryan Switzer'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
9.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.49
 
% Team Air Yards
2.9%
 
% Team Targets
6.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
81.8%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.8
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ryan Switzer'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
185 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.00 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.77 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
28.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The 2017 fourth-round pick saw just seven passes thrown his way throughout the entirety of his rookie campaign with Dallas, but he racked up 856 total return yards on the season and ran a punt back for a touchdown in Week 13 against the Redskins. Switzer was traded to the Raiders this offseason in exchange for defensive tackle Jihad Ward, then later flipped to the Steelers in exchange for a draft pick. Switzer likely will see most of his work in the return game for Pittsburgh, but he could get some snaps in the slot if the team's wideout group is hit hard by injuries.
Mitchell Trubisky's favorite target at North Carolina landed in Dallas after his selection in the fourth round of this year's draft. Switzer is an undersized terror out of the slot, combining electric cuts with sure hands, and while the Cowboys already have a receiver with that profile in Cole Beasley, Switzer's skill set could mesh perfectly with Dak Prescott's quick release and accuracy. As a rookie, Switzer may have to make his mark as a punt returner but appears poised to mesh seamlessly into the Cowboys' offense when given a chance.
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Surgery on tap
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Ankle
January 2, 2019
Switzer is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right ankle later this week, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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Substantial growth over last season
WRPittsburgh Steelers
January 1, 2019
Switzer caught one of his three targets for two yards during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
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Still playing limited role
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 23, 2018
Switzer caught all three of his targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 31-28 loss to New Orleans.
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Minimal contribution in win
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 16, 2018
Switzer caught both of his targets for nine yards and ran once for three yards during Sunday's 17-10 win over New England.
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Active versus Patriots
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 16, 2018
Switzer (ankle) will play in Sunday's game versus the Patriots.
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