Detrez Newsome
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Newsome is one of three rookie running backs competing for the No. 3 job on the depth chart behind Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler. The all-time touchdown leader at Western Carolina, Newsome ran for 1,000-plus yards in three straight collegiate seasons while displaying above average hands for his position – both pluses for a Chargers offense that has lost veteran RBs Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver in consecutive seasons. Given Gordon’s injury history and Ekeler’s abilities as a scat back, there’s a realistic possibility the winner of the aforementioned job battle could see playing time right out of the gate, but not enough to warrant fantasy consideration. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Chargers in October of 2018.
Totals 53 yards
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 14, 2018
Newsome carried the ball six times for 34 yards and also caught both of his targets for 19 yards in the win Thursday over the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
Newsome filled in effectively as the backup running back behind Justin Jackson, lowering the lumber on a handful of carries in the first half. The undrafted rookie free agent figures to fade from the spotlight with the likes of Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck/concussion) nearing their respective returns to the field.
Read More News
NFL Stats
Loading NFL Stats...
Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.
Loading Fantasy/Red Zone Stats...
Advanced NFL Stats
How do Detrez Newsome'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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
72.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
38.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.7
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
1.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
44.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.5
 
Loading Advanced NFL Stats...
NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading NFL Game Log...
Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Los Angeles ChargersChargers 2018 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

592
74
412
15
166
33
30
0
Loading Weekly Snap Counts...
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Detrez Newsome lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
Detailed
Grouped
Side
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Team Alignment Breakdown...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Detrez Newsome
Playoff Cheat Sheet: Positional Rankings for Postseason Drafts
18 days ago
Given Todd Gurley's uncertain status late in the year, the Saints' Alvin Kamara occupies the No. 1 slot among running backs in PPR formats.
Game Spotlight: Troubled Rivers
36 days ago
Philip Rivers has historically struggled against the Chiefs, but the spotlight is bigger than ever with the division on the line and his two top running backs likely out.
Weekly Rankings: Week 15 Value Meter
38 days ago
Rob Gronkowski had a terrific offensive game last week, and now faces a Steelers defense that got torn apart by three different tight ends.
Gameday Injuries: Week 7
89 days ago
An early game in London has already produced one major inactive, while the rest of the injury report has plenty of notable names. Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through who might be starting or sitting in Week 7.
Weekly Rankings: Week 7 Value Meter
94 days ago
Eli Manning and the Giants are really putting the 'start any QB against the Falcons' theory to the test this week.
More Fantasy News
Could be No. 2 back in Week 15
RBLos Angeles Chargers
December 11, 2018
Newsome is likely to serve as the top backup to Justin Jackson in Thursday's game against the Chiefs after coach Anthony Lynn told Steve Wyche of NFL Network that he's "not optimistic" Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck/concussion) will be available for the contest.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Gains first yards of season
RBLos Angeles Chargers
November 27, 2018
Newsome ran for 15 yards on four carries during Sunday's 45-10 win over Arizona.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Rejoins Chargers
RBLos Angeles Chargers
October 20, 2018
Newsome signed a contract with the Chargers on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Waived by Chargers
RBFree Agent
September 24, 2018
The Chargers waived Newsome on Monday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Earns spot on roster
RBLos Angeles Chargers
September 3, 2018
Newsome earned a spot on the Chargers' 53-man roster, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.