Keelan Cole

Keelan Cole

28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Jets
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Cole is a safe bet to secure a roster spot after signing a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Jets, but he's unlikely to see the field much barring injuries ahead of him on the depth chart. New York also signed Corey Davis and drafted Elijah Moore in the second round to pair with 2020 second-rounder Denzel Mims and incumbent slot man Jamison Crowder. Cole's best chance at playing time besides injuries would be beating out Mims and Moore, but the rebuilding Jets will likely prioritize the youngsters, so the former Jaguar will be hard-pressed to reach last year's totals of 55 catches, 642 yards and five touchdowns. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Jets in March of 2021.
Two catches in London
WRNew York Jets
October 11, 2021
Cole caught two of three targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Falcons.
ANALYSIS
Cole actually came just seven receiving yards short of Corey Davis' team-leading total, as the Jets struggled to move the ball through the air. He was on the field for 31 of New York's 56 offensive snaps, trailing Davis and slot receiver Jamison Crowder but notably finishing ahead of rookie Elijah Moore (23). New York's Week 6 bye will present further opportunities to integrate Moore into the offense, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Moore's playing time climb at Cole's expense once the team returns to action.
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How do Keelan Cole's 2021 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
46.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.77
 
% Team Air Yards
12.2%
 
% Team Targets
5.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
20.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.8%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.6
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
New York JetsJets 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

24225%
14059%
15116%
4820%
12813%
5523%
10411%
8938%
687%
6829%
354%
63%
212%
188%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Cole has provided solid production over his first three seasons for a UDFA (104 catches, 1,600 yards and seven touchdowns), but he's buried on the depth chart and has been trending down since his rookie year. The 27-year-old finished 2019 with 24 catches for 361 yards and three touchdowns and was the team's clear fourth wideout behind D.J. Chark, Chris Conley and Dede Westbrook. The addition of second-round pick Laviska Shenault only further complicates Cole's path to playing time. The Jags retained his services for 2020 with a second-round tender as a restricted free agent, though production figures to remain minimal while entering camp as the team's fourth or fifth wide receiver.
An undrafted free agent darling in 2017 while logging 749 receiving yards, Cole's sophomore season saw him take a major step back as he was basically cut out of the offense by midseason. He was heavily involved early in the year, but was marred by fumbles and drops, leading to a drastic reduction in playing time. If Cole can solve the ball-security issues, he has a real chance to step in as Jacksonville's second or third receiver behind Dede Westbrook. Cole caught 38 passes for 491 yards last year in an anemic offense, despite going catch-less in five games, so the potential for production is clearly there. New quarterback Nick Foles should also provide some added stability and accuracy compared to the likes of Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler. Cole will be competing with D.J. Chark and Chris Conley, and the competition should start out on relatively even footing.
Cole, a 2017 undrafted free agent, took advantage of numerous injuries to Jaguars receivers last season to lead the team in receiving yards (748 on 42 receptions), but will have to compete with free agent acquisition Donte Moncrief and second-round pick D.J. Chark in 2018, in addition to Dede Westbrook. The 25-year-old demonstrated near-instant chemistry with quarterback Blake Bortles in his rookie season and very well may build on that performance with his pinpoint route running, but it's worth remembering that Leonard Fournette is still poised to power a run-heavy offense. Jacksonville has a bevy of talent at wide receiver and no clear-cut No. 1 option heading into the season, which could lead to a somewhat malleable depth chart. Cole's stock did get a major bump when Marqise Lee suffered a season-ending knee injury in late August. Seemingly locked in as a starter, Cole has a real shot to lead the team in targets.
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Piles up 92 yards
WRNew York Jets
October 3, 2021
Cole caught three of four targets for 92 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Titans.
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Two catches in shutout loss
WRNew York Jets
September 27, 2021
Cole caught both of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 26-0 loss to Denver.
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Not targeted against Patriots
WRNew York Jets
September 19, 2021
Cole (knee) wasn't targeted in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.
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Suiting up Week 2
WRNew York Jets
September 19, 2021
Cole (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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Game-time call against Pats
WRNew York Jets
Knee
September 17, 2021
Cole (knee) logged a third consecutive limited practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against New England, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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