Dawson Knox

Dawson Knox

25-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.
Finds end zone twice in win
TEBuffalo Bills
January 15, 2022
Knox secured all five targets for 89 yards and two touchdowns during the Bills' 47-17 win over the Patriots in an AFC wild-card matchup Saturday night.
ANALYSIS
The athletic tight end finished with team-leading receptions, receiving yardage and target totals on what was a stellar fantasy night overall. Knox recorded scoring grabs of eight and 11 yards in the first quarter to get the Bills' offense off to a fast start, and he subsequently contributed a 38-yard catch as well. Knox's field-stretching prowess could well play a key role again in a divisional-round matchup versus either the Chiefs or Bengals next weekend.
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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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
33.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.58
 
% Team Air Yards
9.8%
 
% Team Targets
11.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
69.0%
 
Drop Rate
5.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.9
 
% Targeted On Route
14.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.21
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Dawson Knox run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Dawson Knox
486 routes   71 targets
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56%
95 routes   12 targets
37%
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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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Three grabs against Jets
TEBuffalo Bills
January 9, 2022
Knox caught three of five targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Jets.
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Chance to shine?
TEBuffalo Bills
December 25, 2021
Knox's role could take on greater importance Sunday with wide receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis both ruled out while in the COVID-19 protocols.
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Modest output in ho-hum win
TEBuffalo Bills
December 19, 2021
Knox caught four of five targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Panthers.
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Back in end zone during loss
TEBuffalo Bills
December 12, 2021
Knox brought in seven of nine targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 33-27 overtime loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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Rough showing in prime time
TEBuffalo Bills
December 7, 2021
Knox caught just two of six targets for 14 yards in Monday's 14-10 loss to the Patriots.
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