Courtland Sutton
Courtland Sutton
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Denver Broncos
2021 Fantasy Outlook
One of the breakout stars of 2019, Sutton tore his ACL in Week 1 last year and missed the rest of the season. Sutton put up impressive numbers in 2019, his second year in the league - 15.4 YPC, 8.9 YPT, six catches of 40-plus yards on 125 targets, despite playing with Drew Lock, Joe Flacco and Brandon Allen. At 6-4, 216, and running a 4.54 40, Sutton is huge for a wideout, and fast enough to get down the field where his catch radius and athleticism allow him to outmatch defensive backs. In fact, Sutton led the NFL in drawn pass interference penalties too, something that doesn't show up in the box score. Sutton's ACL recovery is going well -- he was already running routes in March and was cleared for the start of training camp in late July and for a preseason appearance in late August. The bigger issue is that Teddy Bridgewater is slated to be the team's starter, putting a ceiling on the team's passing game. Moreover, though a healthy Sutton is probably still the Broncos' top target, second-year pro Jerry Jeudy could push him for that role, and Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler and tight end Noah Fant should also be involved. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.84 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2018.
Explodes for 159 yards
WRDenver Broncos
September 19, 2021
Sutton recorded nine receptions on 12 targets for 159 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
Sutton was the clear leader among the Broncos' receiving corps, commanding a target on 12 of the team's 34 pass attempts. He delivered an explosive performance, highlighted by gains off 55, 33 and 16 yards. The only thing missing was a trip to the end zone. After limited production in Week 1, Sutton recorded his first 100-yard receiving game since Week 10 of the 2019 season.
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How do Courtland Sutton'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
150.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.86
 
% Team Air Yards
44.9%
 
% Team Targets
21.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
20.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.9
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
72.1
 
Cornerbacks
70.0
 
Safeties
66.0
 
Linebackers
83.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Courtland Sutton's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
216 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.11 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.57 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sutton was one of several young receivers who broke out in 2019, managing 15.4 YPC (7th) and 8.9 YPT (11th), despite adjusting to a variety of low-end quarterbacks throughout the season. At 6-3, 218, Sutton is a downfield playmaker despite average timed speed (4.54 40). His size, length, athleticism and catch radius allow him to go over top of defensive backs even when he hasn't created much separation - six catches of 40-plus (T-7th) and 18 of 20-plus (T-8th) on 125 targets (18th). Sutton was also active in the red zone with 20 targets (T-8th), including nine from inside the 10 (T-9th), and he tied for the league lead in pass interference penalties drawn with eight. Of some concern is Sutton's drop-off once Emmanuel Sanders was traded - his per-game numbers fell by 1.1 catches and 19.7 yards. But Sutton will have two strong complements - and also more competition for targets - after the Broncos drafted Jerry Jeudy in the first and KJ Hamler in the second round. Hamler profiles more as a slot receiver and deep threat, while Jeudy will run routes all over the field opposite Sutton. Suddenly, second-year quarterback Drew Lock has a loaded offense, which includes 2019 first-round pick Noah Fant at tight end and free-agent signee Melvin Gordon in the backfield, but Sutton is still the favorite to lead the team in targets.
Taken with the 40th pick in the 2018 draft, Sutton got an extended opportunity with the Broncos after Demaryius Thomas was traded midseason. The results were passable under the circumstances - Sutton managed 8.4 YPT, 16 catches of 20-plus and three catches of 40-plus yards on 84 targets with Case Keenum at quarterback. At 6-3, 218, Sutton is a substantial receiver with a large catch radius, making him a good candidate for red-zone looks, even though he had only eight last year. He's not especially swift - 4.54 40 speed is roughly average for a receiver his size - and he dropped nine passes (10.7 percent of his targets) last year. Sutton should have a significant role again this season, though last year's top target, Emmanuel Sanders, appears to be back from an Achilles injury, and the team drafted tight end Noah Fant in the first round. More important, the Broncos' passing game - especially with newly signed Joe Flacco under center - projects to be among the league's worst.
Taken with the 40th pick in the draft, Sutton has a promising future, but enters the year as at best the Broncos' No. 3 target behind stalwarts Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. At 6-3, 218, and with a large catch radius, Sutton profiles as a good red-zone target - he scored 22 TDs his final two seasons in college - but his 4.54 40 speed is merely average for even a big receiver. GM John Elway believes Sutton can take over as the team's No. 1 eventually, but barring an injury to Thomas and Sanders, the rookie likely have to wait at least another year.
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Quiet in opening week
WRDenver Broncos
September 12, 2021
Sutton recorded one reception on three targets for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Giants.
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Showing notable progress
WRDenver Broncos
September 10, 2021
Coach Vic Fangio relayed that Sutton has taken a step forward in recent weeks regarding the rehab of the torn ACL he suffered early in the 2020 season, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
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Returns to field
WRDenver Broncos
August 28, 2021
Sutton logged two receptions on three targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.
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Ready for Saturday's game
WRDenver Broncos
Knee - ACL + MCL
August 26, 2021
Sutton (knee) remains on track to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
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On track to play in preseason finale
WRDenver Broncos
Knee - ACL + MCL
August 22, 2021
Coach Vic Fangio relayed that Sutton (knee) is slated to play in Denver's preseason finale this coming Saturday against the Rams, Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post reports.
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