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
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$Signed a one-year, $2.13 million contract with Washington in March of 2021.
Signs RFA tender
WRWashington Football Team
March 24, 2021
Sims signed his restricted free agent tender Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Sims waited a week before signing, ultimately unable to find a contract offer any better than the one-year, $2.13 million tender. The 2018 UDFA played only 56 offensive snaps in eight games through his first two seasons, before starting in 10 of his 16 appearances in 2020. Sims averaged 14.9 yards per catch and 9.9 per target last year, but he was targeted on only 12.2 percent of his routes, essentially making him an afterthought behind Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas and J.D. McKissic. With Curtis Samuel now joining the team, Sims may find himself in a camp battle for the third or fourth spot on the wideout depth chart. Steven Sims, Kelvin Harmon (knee), Antonio Gandy-Golden and Isaiah Wright could also compete for those roles, and Washington still has time to add more talent this offseason.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Cam Sims' 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
32.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.82
 
% Team Air Yards
14.8%
 
% Team Targets
8.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
6.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.8
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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272%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Cam Sims Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
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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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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Catches five passes in win
WRWashington Football Team
January 6, 2021
Sims caught each of his five targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 20-14 win over the Eagles.
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Gets nine targets
WRWashington Football Team
December 27, 2020
Sims caught three of nine targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to Carolina.
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Meager yardage in defeat
WRWashington Football Team
December 20, 2020
Sims brought in five of eight targets for 26 yards in Washington's 20-15 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
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