Anthony Firkser
Anthony Firkser
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Tennessee Titans
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Firkser has a big opportunity ahead after Jonnu Smith left for New England, taking 745 snaps and 65 targets from 2020 out the door. Firkser has mostly played on obvious passing downs through three seasons, averaging 2.3 targets and 19.0 yards in 43 games, though he bumped up to 3.3 targets and 24.2 yards last year with some help from an 8-113-1 receiving line Week 6 when Smith was injured. You might say it was a preview of things to come, except that Firkser reached 50 yards only once more, ultimately averaging 21.8 snaps and 14.5 routes per game. Volume, not efficiency, was the problem, as Firkser ranked fifth among TEs with 1.66 yards per route ­— not too far from 2018 (1.84) and 2019 (1.58). There's a case to be made for Firkser becoming the third option in the passing game behind A.J. Brown and Julio Jones, consider Smith was joined by WRs Corey Davis and Adam Humphries in the offseason exodus. However, the Titans still want to run the ball, and it isn't clear if the 6-2 TE can become a decent enough blocker to handle regular snaps on early downs. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Titans in March of 2021.
Headed for key role
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July 21, 2021
Firkser is in line for a much larger role this season, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Wyatt adds that Firkser showed up for the offseason program in great shape and made a strong impression around the team facility. Wideouts A.J. Brown and Julio Jones will of course account for a huge share of the targets in Tennessee, but Firkser nonetheless has a great opportunity ahead of him after the team declined to sign or draft a replacement for Jonnu Smith, who is now with the Patriots. Even when Smith was around, the Titans often preferred to use Firkser in obvious passing situations, primarily lining him up in the slot (where he ran 71 percent of routes last year, per Pro Football Focus). Those passing-down snaps are plenty valuable, but Firkser also will need more early down, in-line work to achieve a true fantasy breakout in 2021. It's possible that happens, considering Geoff Swaim (484 yards in 53 career games) is the only other tight end on Tennessee's roster with an NFL reception to his name.
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How do Anthony Firkser's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
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
22.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.02
 
% Team Air Yards
9.2%
 
% Team Targets
11.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
1.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.5
 
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How often does Anthony Firkser run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Anthony Firkser and the other tight ends for the Titans are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Anthony Firkser
243 routes   53 targets
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74 routes   12 targets
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
The Titans' depth chart at tight end was thinned this offseason with the departure of Delanie Walker. That could give Firkser the opportunity to step into a bigger receiving role, as he'll presumably take over as the Titans' second target at the position behind Jonnu Smith. Given that the Titans' had two tight ends on the field for roughly 45 percent of offensive plays last season, Firkser could be in line for a jump in production in his third season. Still, after combining for 33 receptions across the last two campaigns, Firkser will need a significant increase in targets to produce at a notable level.
Firkser used a strong preseason in which he finished second on the team with 10 receptions and 108 yards to make an active 53-man roster out of training camp in 2018. However, he was shuttled back and forth to the practice squad before hauling in his first career pass in Week 6. Firkser went on to enjoy a relatively productive stretch from Weeks 11-13 when he posted no fewer 42 yards in any contest. Looking forward, Firkser will likely be battling for a roster spot with Mycole Pruitt and Cole Wick, and if he makes the team, he'll slot in behind both Jonnu Smith and Delanie Walker on the tight end depth chart.
Firkser didn't suit up in an NFL game for his first two seasons in the league. He signed with the Titans in May and will shift from tight end to the fullback position. If he can shake off the learning curve, he could see a good chunk of offensive snaps, although little will surface in the fantasy realm.
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Re-signs with Titans
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March 17, 2021
Firkser and the Titans agreed Wednesday on a one-year contract, Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports.
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Records pair of receptions
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January 3, 2021
Firkser recorded two receptions on two targets for 18 yards in Week 17 against the Texans.
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Limited to one reception
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December 28, 2020
Firsker recorded one reception on two targets for 11 yards in Week 16 against the Packers.
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Only one catch
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December 20, 2020
Firkser recorded one catch on one target for 20 yards in Week 15 against the Lions.
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Production falls
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December 14, 2020
Firkser recorded a reception on his lone target for five yards in Week 14 against the Jaguars.
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