John Kelly
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Kelly (5-9, 216 pounds) comes out of Tennessee having proved capable as an every-down back who can both run through the tackles and wiggle downfield for passes. Falling to the sixth round in one of the deepest class of running backs we've seen in years, his pedigree simply doesn't reflect his skill level. With that said, opportunity is king, and there likely won't be much work leftover in Los Angeles as long as he's No. 3 on the depth chart behind 2017 All-Pro Todd Gurley and incumbent No. 2 Malcolm Brown. Kelly is thus best left on the waiver wire, but keep him in mind in case the injury bug bites the Rams backfield. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.65 million contract with the Rams in June of 2018.
Unimpressive against 49ers
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 31, 2018
Kelly rushed 15 times for just 30 yards during Sunday's 48-32 win over San Francisco, but he did also have an 18-yard reception.
ANALYSIS
Considering C.J. Anderson ran over the 49ers for 132 yards and 5.7 per tote, Kelly's numbers on the ground are all the more pedestrian. However, the rookie also didn't receive his first carry until the middle of the third quarter when Los Angeles was up 38-17 and milking the clock, so It's probably best to look at Kelly's production with a grain of salt. Additionally, it's unlikely he has a notable role in the postseason with Todd Gurley resting a knee injury the past two weeks, and Anderson proving to be a viable option as the lead back in his absence. Kelly was active for four regular-season games but only saw offensive snaps the past three. He finished the campaign with 74 rushing yards on 27 attempts (2.7 yards per carry) and two receptions for 27 yards.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do John Kelly's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • 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.
Broken Tackle %
6.9%
 
Positive Run %
81.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
83.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.3
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
7.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
58.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.12
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
33.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
14.0
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
82.2
 
Cornerbacks
78.0
 
Safeties
91.6
 
Linebackers
83.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do John Kelly's measurables compare to other running backs?
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.
* The 40-Yard Dash, and Shuttle Time metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.22 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Logs 10 carries Week 16
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 24, 2018
Kelly carried 10 times for 40 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in Sunday's 31-9 win over the Cardinals.
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May trail Anderson in pecking order
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 21, 2018
Kelly is expected to work as the backup to C.J. Anderson in the event Todd Gurley (knee) and Justin Davis (shoulder) are unavailable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Joined by Anderson in backfield
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 19, 2018
Kelly could face competition out of the backfield from the newly signed C.J. Anderson and holdover Justin Davis (shoulder) behind injured starter Todd Gurley (knee), Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Role expansion possible in Week 16
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 18, 2018
Kelly could be slated for an expanded role in Week 16 if Todd Gurley (knee) can't suit up against the Cardinals, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Receives first career carries
RBLos Angeles Rams
December 17, 2018
Kelly played seven offensive snaps and rushed twice for four yards during Sunday's 30-23 loss to Philadelphia.
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