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 contract with the Jets in March of 2021.
Will be in rotation
WRNew York Jets
June 29, 2021
Cole has played well at June minicamp and will be in New York's wide receiver rotation, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Cimini implied that Cole has looked better than second-year wideout Denzel Mims, who most have penciled into the starting spot opposite Corey Davis. Rookie Elijah Moore's also on hand to compete for snaps at wide receiver, but it sounds like Cole should at least carve out a consistent role if not an outright starting spot with his new team.
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How do Keelan Cole'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
59.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.21
 
% Team Air Yards
20.2%
 
% Team Targets
15.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.5%
 
Drop Rate
3.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.3
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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27428%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
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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Jets off to New York
WRNew York Jets
March 18, 2021
The Jets and Cole agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Quiet showing Week 17
WRJacksonville Jaguars
January 4, 2021
Cole caught three of seven targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Colts.
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Trio of grabs in loss
WRJacksonville Jaguars
December 27, 2020
Cole brought in three of four targets for 26 yards in the Jaguars' 41-17 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
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Two catches Week 15
WRJacksonville Jaguars
December 21, 2020
Cole caught both of his targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 40-14 loss at Baltimore.
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Bright spot for Jaguars
WRJacksonville Jaguars
December 13, 2020
Cole recorded seven receptions on 12 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Titans.
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