Cam Sims
Cam Sims
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Washington Football Team
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Sims was buried behind future NFL stars in four seasons at Alabama, ultimately going undrafted in 2018. He's bounced between Washington's roster, injured reserve list and practice squad ever since, finally getting his big break last season when the team got next to nothing from the veterans it cycled through the receiver spots behind Terry McLaurin. Eventually, Sims got a shot, making 10 consecutive starts to close out the regular season. But despite playing at least 74 percent of the snaps in each game, he averaged only 4.5 targets per contest, largely running empty routes to clear out the field for McLaurin and the team's running backs and tight ends. Sims produced 9.3 YPT as a starter (including playoffs), but the 6-5 wideout isn't likely to get enough separation to demand heavy target volume. If anything, he'll look to stick around for another year as the third or fourth receiver, competing with Adam Humphries, Dyami Brown and Steven Sims, among others. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a one-year, $2.13 million contract with Washington in March of 2021.
Limited to two snaps
WRWashington Football Team
September 13, 2021
Sims played two snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Chargers, catching his lone target for a 17-yard gain.
ANALYSIS
There was some thought Sims and Dyami Brown would share the No. 2 receiver role with Curtis Samuel (groin) on injured reserve for at least the first three weeks of the season. Brown finished with just one catch for a loss of two yards on four targets, but he dominated playing time with a 93 percent snap share, while Sims got most of his work on special teams. It is possible Sims gets a little more playing time Week 2, but he won't be a recommended fantasy play for Thursday's game against the Giants.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Cam Sims' 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
16.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.60
 
% Team Air Yards
14.0%
 
% Team Targets
4.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
16.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
45.5
 
Cornerbacks
44.8
 
Safeties
39.6
 
Linebackers
83.3
 
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2021 Cam Sims Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sims caught on with Washington in 2018 as an undrafted rookie out of Alabama, earning a spot on the Week 1 roster but then suffering an ankle injury on the opening kickoff of the season. After spending the rest of his rookie year on injured reserve, he spent most of 2019 on the Washington practice squad. Sims has a shot at something bigger for the upcoming season, as there's open competition for wide receiver roles behind top target Terry McLaurin. It's a nice opportunity for a little-known player to jump from obscurity to a regular role in the offense. Of course, Washington will also have Steve Sims, Antonio Gandy-Golden and Trey Quinn, among others, competing for those spots.
Sims caught just 41 passes in four seasons at Alabama, struggling to earn targets in an offense dominated by Calvin Ridley and a strong rushing attack. The then earned a spot on Washington's 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie in 2018, only to suffer a high-ankle sprain on the opening kickoff of the regular season. Sims is back in 2019 to compete for a depth job at wide receiver, though he could find his way to a more regular role if the team ever gives up on Josh Doctson.
Sims didn't get much work at the University of Alabama, but he reportedly caught coach Jay Gruden's attention with his impressive combination of size and speed. The undrafted rookie is a long shot to crack the 53-man roster, though his odds did improve when fellow wideout Robert Davis suffered a season-ending leg injury during the preseason.
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Could start Week 1?
WRWashington Football Team
September 10, 2021
Sims and Dyami Brown should get more playing time after Curtis Samuel (groin) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Loses fumble
WRWashington Football Team
August 21, 2021
Sims caught two of three targets for 19 yards in Friday's preseason win over Cincinnati, but he lost a fumble on one of the receptions.
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Signs RFA tender
WRWashington Football Team
March 24, 2021
Sims signed his restricted free agent tender Wednesday.
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Gets low-round tender
WRWashington Football Team
March 16, 2021
Washington extended a low-round tender to restricted free agent Sims on Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
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Eclipses century mark in loss
WRWashington Football Team
January 9, 2021
Sims brought in seven of 13 targets for 104 yards in Washington's 31-23 wild-card loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday night.
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