Dan Arnold

Dan Arnold

26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Jacksonville Jaguars
IR-R
Injury Knee - MCL
Est. Return 3/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Arnold was a three-sport athlete (football/basketball/track) in college at DIII UW-Platteville, where he scored 30 TDs in 30 games while primarily lining up at wide receiver. The Saints brought him on as an undrafted rookie in 2017 and later moved him to tight end, with Arnold spending two and a half years bouncing between the practice squad, active roster and IR list before he was waived by New Orleans and claimed by the Cardinals in December 2019. He finally got his big break last season, playing 41.4 percent of Arizona's offensive snaps and proving effective as a low-volume, big-play threat. With four TDs on 45 targets and an average of 14.1 yards per catch, Arnold earned a decent payday in free agency, signing a two-year, $6 million contract in Carolina. He's one of the thinnest tight ends in the league, and thus unlikely to handle a three-down role, but if nothing else, Arnold should sub in for obvious passing situations where blocking doesn't matter. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Panthers in March of 2021.
Finishes season on sideline
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Knee - MCL
January 9, 2022
Arnold (knee) wasn't among the players added to Jacksonville's roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Colts.
ANALYSIS
Though Jacksonville restored Arnold from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, the tight end ultimately wasn't able to demonstrate enough progress in his recovery from an MCL sprain to gain clearance from injured reserve. He'll conclude the season with six straight absences, but he should head into the offseason as Jacksonville's No. 1 tight end after turning in a 28-324-0 receiving line on 41 targets over eight games following his acquisition from Carolina in late September. The Jaguars could still look to the draft or free-agent market to provide competition at the position, so Arnold may still have to fight for a starting job during training camp in 2022.
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How do Dan Arnold's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
22.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.90
 
% Team Air Yards
5.4%
 
% Team Targets
7.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.3%
 
Drop Rate
4.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.3
 
% Targeted On Route
0.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.02
 
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Snap Counts
Snap %
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#% of Team Snaps

36233%
5832%
27025%
8245%
26925%
00%
23922%
3419%
16615%
5229%
121%
127%
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How often does Dan Arnold run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Dan Arnold and the other tight ends for the Jaguars 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.
Dan Arnold
249 routes   11 targets
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% Routes Run
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72%
89 routes   11 targets
37%
93 routes   14 targets
56%
82 routes   9 targets
23%
162 routes   34 targets
60%
7 routes   0 targets
47%
7 routes   0 targets
47%
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Arnold's first three pro seasons were characterized by injury and lack of opportunity in New Orleans, and ultimately he was subject to waivers last December. The Cardinals pounced on the 2017 undrafted free agent, who made an instant mark on rookie signal-caller Kyler Murray. Over the final three games of the campaign, the 6-6, 220-pound tight end notched six catches (on 10 targets) for 102 yards and two touchdowns, earning praise from Murray for his size and skills. Arnold is slated to be the No. 2 TE behind Maxx Williams in 2020, but his connection with Murray may result in the occasional flash.
Arnold was unable to crack the Saints' 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie in 2017, but he broke through after converting to tight end during the 2018 offseason. Listed at 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, Arnold brings ideal size at the position, while his non-elite speed (4.63 40-yard-dash time) is less of a concern at tight end than it was when he played receiver. Since he was still getting his feet wet at tight end, Arnold wasn't used much in the first half of the season, but he flashed some promising upside from Weeks 10 through 13. During that four-game stretch, Arnold snagged 10 of 13 targets for 115 yards, with three of his receptions going for 20-plus yards. While the Saints' decision to replace Benjamin Watson with one of the league's more adept pass-catching tight ends in Jared Cook hinders Arnold's outlook, coach Sean Payton will find ways to get Arnold on the field more often in 2019 if the 24-year-old makes the strides the staff believes he can after a second offseason of work at the new position.
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Back from COVID list
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Knee - MCL
January 5, 2022
The Jaguars activated Arnold (knee) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and restored him to injured reserve.
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Lands on COVID list
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Illness
December 27, 2021
Jacksonville placed Arnold (knee) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after he tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Cleared for practice
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Knee - MCL
December 22, 2021
The Jaguars designated Arnold (knee) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
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Headed to IR
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Knee - MCL
November 29, 2021
Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said Monday that Arnold (knee) will be placed on injured reserve, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.
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Could be done for the year
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Knee - MCL
November 29, 2021
Arnold (knee) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks due to an MCL sprain suffered during Sunday's loss to the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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