Dawson Knox
Dawson Knox
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Buffalo Bills
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.52 million contract with the Bills in June of 2019.
Ready to go in Year 2
TEBuffalo Bills
July 8, 2020
Knox has been working through drills this offseason that will help him reduce his number of dropped passes in 2020, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "I think a big piece of it is going to be his availability and his consistency," head coach Sean McDermott said this week. "Sometimes what you see the first year is the lack of at times consistency, and I think Dawson is aware of that and he's committed to developing to the point where that becomes a strength of his and we're here to help him with it."
ANALYSIS
Knox had the NFL's worst drop rate (12 percent) among tight end qualifiers in 2019, and his 56 percent catch rate was also remarkably low. Even so, those figures alone don't indicate that Dawson turned in a bad rookie season. To the contrary, he filled a major hole after starter Tyler Kroft suffered a broken foot before the season. Knox finished with a 28-388-2 line, far better than most preseason projections put him down for. He will likely be competing with Kroft -- who returned toward the end of the season -- for the bigger role in Buffalo's offense in 2020, but the former offers the bigger upside if he can win the job outright, or even cause the Bills to think about releasing Kroft in a potential cost-cutting move. Knox is worth watching as he continues to get more familiar with the NFL game -- it's worth noting he started his career at Mississippi as a quarterback -- as well as offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's system.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dawson Knox's 2019 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
30.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.70
 
% Team Air Yards
10.3%
 
% Team Targets
10.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.1%
 
Drop Rate
14.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.3
 
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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
293 routes   50 targets
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88%
57 routes   13 targets
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101 routes   14 targets
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46 routes   5 targets
39%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 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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Strong rookie season
TEBuffalo Bills
January 25, 2020
Knox caught 28 of 50 targets for 388 yards and two scores during his rookie campaign.
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Won't play in Week 17
TEBuffalo Bills
Coach's Decision
December 29, 2019
Knox (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.
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Misses paydirt by a whisker
TEBuffalo Bills
December 21, 2019
Knox caught just one of his four targets for 33 yards during Saturday's loss to the Patriots.
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Quiet once again
TEBuffalo Bills
December 16, 2019
Knox caught his only target for 11 yards during Sunday's win over the Steelers.
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One catch, chunk yardage
TEBuffalo Bills
December 9, 2019
Knox caught just one of four targets for 37 yards during Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
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