Chase Claypool
Chase Claypool
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Despite not seeing a full complement of snaps until Week 3, Claypool scored 11 times as a rookie, though two of those scores came on short carries, a trick the Steelers didn’t repeat after Week 6. At 6-4, 238, Claypool is built like a tight end, albeit one who clocked a 4.42 40, making him one of the league’s freak athletes. He was the Steelers’ big-play threat last year, though Ben Roethlisberger had neither the arm nor the inclination to take many shots downfield. Claypool’s 8.0 YPT is modest by overall standards, but on a team that put up only 6.3 YPA, it was stellar. JuJu Smith-Schuster re-signed with the Steelers this offseason so his 128 targets aren’t going Claypool’s way, and the talented but drop-prone Diontae Johnson will be involved too. The bigger question, though, is whether Roethlisberger has enough arm and skill left to take advantage of Claypool’s talents. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $6.62 million contract with the Steelers in July of 2020.
Ends rookie year with two more TDs
WRPittsburgh Steelers
January 11, 2021
Claypool had five receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-37 loss to Cleveland.
ANALYSIS
The Steelers were unable to take care of business against a fierce division rival, but Claypool was able to reward those still relying on him in alternate and DFS formats with another multi-score game. The 2020 second-round pick exploded onto the scene with a seven-catch, 110-yard performance to go along with three touchdowns way back in Week 5 of the regular season. The Notre Dame product earned a regular rotation spot in the Steelers' deep receiver corps, finishing his rookie regular season with 62 receptions for 873 yards and nine touchdowns, also adding two more scores on 10 rushing attempts. Claypool checks in a 6-foot-4 and 238 pounds, making him an ideal starting wideout when factoring in the athleticism he displayed in just his first taste of pro action. With Juju Smith-Schuster set to become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason, Claypool is in a prime position to split starting duties with Dionte Johnson and form a dynamic fantasy duo. Even if Smith-Schuster sticks around, he is likely to occupy the slot and let Claypool continue to see regular playing time lined up on the outside. The 22-year-old's stock will trend upward heading into next year's draft so long as Ben Roethlisberger continues to stave off retirement.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Chase Claypool's 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
84.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.08
 
% Team Air Yards
31.2%
 
% Team Targets
16.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
56.4%
 
Drop Rate
6.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.2
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Chase Claypool Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Chase Claypool's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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
238 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.5 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.88 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
The 49th pick in this year's draft, Claypool adds tight end size (6-4, 238) with wideout speed (4.42 40) to the Steelers' already-deep receiving corps. He'll probably line up in both spots, but he'll be competing with JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Diontae Johnson at the former and Eric Ebron and Vance McDonald at the latter. The good news for Claypool is he's the fastest of the bunch, and other than Smith-Schuster, no one's role is set in stone. Ben Roethlisberger is healthy after missing most of last year, and the Steelers should be a pass-heavy team, so there's upside if Claypool can ascend the depth chart.
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Tops 100 receiving yards
WRPittsburgh Steelers
January 3, 2021
Claypool recorded five receptions on 11 targets for 101 yards and one touchdown in Week 17 against the Browns.
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Tops 50 yards again
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 28, 2020
Claypool caught four of his six targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Colts.
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Three catches in MNF loss
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 21, 2020
Claypool caught three of eight targets for 54 yards in Monday's 27-17 loss to Cincinnati. He also rushed once for a six-yard loss.
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Targeted six times in SNF loss
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 14, 2020
Claypool brought in three of his six targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Bills.
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Cleared to play
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 11, 2020
Claypool (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bills after practicing fully Friday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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