Zach Gentry
Zach Gentry
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Gentry didn't see the field during the first half of the 2020 campaign and suffered a knee injury in Week 11 that kept him out for the rest of the year. He's been targeted just once in six career games and will slot in behind Eric Ebron and rookie Pat Freiermuth in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.86 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2019.
Unable to haul in lone target
TEPittsburgh Steelers
August 6, 2021
Gentry couldn't haul in his lone target in the Steelers' 16-3 preseason win over the Cowboys in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game.
ANALYSIS
Gentry had an opportunity for increased work Thursday with Eric Ebron (elbow) and Pat Freiermuth (shoulder) sidelined, but he failed to make an impact in the preseason opener. The 2019 fifth-rounder missed the final six weeks of the 2020 campaign due to a significant knee injury but is in contention for a 53-man roster spot in 2021, Brooke Pryor of ESPN reports.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Zach Gentry'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
-2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.08
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.2%
 
% Team Targets
3.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

625%
514%
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How often does Zach Gentry run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Zach Gentry and the other tight ends for the Steelers 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.
Zach Gentry
3 routes   1 target
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14 routes   4 targets
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9 routes   5 targets
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bengals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Bengals
Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
99.2
 
Cornerbacks
105.7
 
Safeties
92.4
 
Linebackers
89.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Zach Gentry'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' 8"
 
Weight
265 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.90 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.40 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.5 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
34.13 in
 
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October 1, 2019
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
A target-deprived Gentry -- just one in four games last season -- now finds himself behind Vance McDonald and free-agent acquisition Eric Ebron heading in to 2020. In an offense that typically underutilizes tight ends this does not bode well for Gentry's fantasy value if he remains with Pittsburgh.
Gentry, who the Steelers took in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, will compete with Xavier Grimble for the number two spot on the team's depth chart behind Vance McDonald. It's not an assignment that carries much short-term fantasy utility, but Gentry, who is not known for his blocking skills, could still see enough targets in the event of injuries to pick up some value as the season rolls along.
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Heading to injured reserve
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
November 23, 2020
Gentry will be placed on injured reserve with a left knee sprain, but the injury isn't as severe as initially feared, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Dealing with severe injury
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
November 22, 2020
Coach Mike Tomlin said Gentry suffered a "signficant" knee injury during Sunday's win over the Jaguars, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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Won't return Sunday
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Knee
November 22, 2020
Gentry won't return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars due to a knee injury.
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Won't dress Sunday
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Coach's Decision
October 11, 2020
Gentry (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Brooke Pryor of ESPN reports.
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Inactive in Week 17
TEPittsburgh Steelers
December 31, 2019
Gentry was inactive for Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
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