Dawson Knox
Dawson Knox
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Buffalo Bills
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Knox was a surprise third-round pick in 2019, after wrapping up his career at Ole Miss with 39 catches for 605 yards and no touchdowns. The Bills apparently were impressed by his blocking, along with a reported 4.57-second 40-yard dash from his pro day. Two years later, Knox has started 18 of his 27 games, typically playing about 60 percent of offensive snaps when healthy. However, he's made more than his fair share of mistakes, including 10 drops on 50 targets as a rookie, followed by two fumbles (and four drops) on just 24 catches in 2020. While QB Josh Allen has elevated Buffalo's wide receivers, the team hasn’t gotten much from its tight ends in recent years. There was no big offseason addition to correct that problem, though it is possible Jacob Hollister takes snaps from Knox, particularly on passing downs. On the other hand, Knox still has a degree of breakout appeal, given his size/speed combo and likely starting role in a high-powered offense. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.52 million contract with the Bills in June of 2019.
Back-to-back scoring weeks
TEBuffalo Bills
September 26, 2021
Knox caught four of five targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's win over Washington on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Knox had his best yardage and target week in the victory in what's starting to shape up as a breakout campaign. He won't be a fantasy star on this team in 2021 -- that status is reserved for Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs -- but the ever-evolving Buffalo offense has started to feature the tight end this season and Knox is pretty much the only one in his position group going out on pass routes. In deeper leagues, he's worth consideration.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dawson Knox's 2021 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
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
25.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.47
 
% Team Air Yards
6.6%
 
% Team Targets
9.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.9
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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D.Dawson Knox
#% of Team Snaps

16112%
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How often does Dawson Knox run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Dawson Knox and the other tight ends for the Bills are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Dawson Knox
49 routes   12 targets
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0 routes   2 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
64.8
 
Cornerbacks
67.8
 
Safeties
84.5
 
Linebackers
54.4
 
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2021 Dawson Knox Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dawson Knox's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
254 lbs
 
Shuttle Time
4.27 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.12 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
A third-round pick last year, Knox was second among rookie tight ends in snaps (659) and third in targets, waltzing his way to a starting job after Tyler Kroft suffered a broken foot in OTAs. The Ole Miss product finished his college career with 605 yards and nary a touchdown, struggling to find targets behind A.J. Brown and DK Metcalf. Knox's impressive pro day (4.57 40), 254-pound frame and reputation for strong blocking inspired the Bills to take a shot, and while the rookie perhaps held his own as a starter, the lack of polish was evident (14.3 percent drop rate). He did at least show some big-play ability with five catches for 160 yards on 11 targets traveling 20plus yards downfield. The Bills didn't bring in serious competition, and Knox figures to enter this season atop the depth chart, potentially even handling a three-down role. In terms of targets, he'll presumably fall in somewhere behind Stefon Diggs and John Brown, and possibly behind Cole Beasley and Devin Singletary.
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First score of campaign
TEBuffalo Bills
September 20, 2021
Knox caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, including an eight-yard touchdown.
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Modest, efficient production
TEBuffalo Bills
September 13, 2021
Knox caught all four of his targets for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
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Targeted twice
TEBuffalo Bills
August 21, 2021
Knox recorded one reception on two targets for 10 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.
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Eyeing bigger role
TEBuffalo Bills
June 25, 2021
Knox, who's had an up-and-down start to his career since being drafted in the third round in 2019, heads into the 2021 campaign as the clear starter at tight end and has spent extra time working with quarterback Josh Allen in California this offseason as well as a hand-eye trainer, all in an effort to take his game to a higher level, Marcel-Louis Jacques of ESPN reports.
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Finds end zone in playoff loss
TEBuffalo Bills
January 28, 2021
Knox hauled in six of eight targets for 42 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Bills' 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
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