Cole Kmet

Cole Kmet

22-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Chicago Bears
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Kmet didn't score his first TD at Notre Dame until his junior year, but he finished the 2019 season with 515 yards and six scores, setting up an early declare. His stock rose further after the 2020 Scouting Combine, where Kmet put up a 4.70 40 and 37.5-inch vertical at 6-6, 262, later going 43rd overall to a team that had signed Jimmy Graham a month earlier. The rookie played 70-plus percent of snaps in seven consecutive games to close out last season, but it never led to meaningful receiving output, even when he averaged 6.0 targets Weeks 13-17. Despite the lack of production, it was a respectable showing for a 21-year-old rookie at a position with a steep learning curve. Kmet isn't the most polished receiver, nor the most agile, but he's big and fast, and might be the youngest starting TE in the league. Unfortunately, Kmet's breakout appeal for 2021 takes a big hit if Graham remains on the roster, as the 34-year-old likely would poach some high-value snaps on third downs and in the red zone. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $7.58 million contract with the Bears in July of 2020.
Leads team in receiving
TEChicago Bears
October 24, 2021
Kmet caught five passes for 43 yards in the Bears' 38-3 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Kmet wasn't a factor until he collected a few catches once the game was out of hand in the second half, and he led the team in all receiving categories, including six targets. He's posted at least 40 yards in back-to-back games and a total of three times on the season, and he's beginning to emerge as a streaming option at tight end.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Cole Kmet'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
31.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.67
 
% Team Air Yards
16.7%
 
% Team Targets
15.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
46.7%
 
Drop Rate
3.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
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#% of Team Snaps

28427%
14762%
10410%
6226%
434%
208%
222%
115%
20%
21%
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How often does Cole Kmet run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Cole Kmet and the other tight ends for the Bears 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.
Cole Kmet
126 routes   30 targets
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45 routes   3 targets
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1 route   0 targets
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2 routes   2 targets
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12 routes   3 targets
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Buccaneers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
79.1
 
Cornerbacks
76.0
 
Safeties
64.3
 
Linebackers
95.3
 
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2021 Cole Kmet Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Cole Kmet'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' 6"
 
Weight
262 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.70 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
10.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Cole Kmet
Gameday Injuries: Week 7
Yesterday
Juan Carlos Blanco has the latest on a Week 7 injury report that's particularly heavy on wide receivers.
Target Breakdown: Week 6 WR/TE Recap & Week 7 Sleepers
6 days ago
It was a rough week for pass catchers around the league, but Washington's Ricky Seals-Jones looks like a solid TE1 until Logan Thomas returns from a hamstring injury.
Weekly Rankings: Week 7 Value Meter
6 days ago
With bye weeks and injuries crippling a lot of rosters, Josh Jacobs looks a lot better this week due to his consistent workload.
Target Breakdown: Week 5 WR/TE Recap & Week 6 Sleepers
13 days ago
Brown TE David Njoku made a splash this past weekend, but RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian will need to see more routes and snaps before truly buying in.
Weekly Rankings: Week 6 Value Meter
13 days ago
As bye weeks start, Davante Adams tops the Wide Receiver ranks again.
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Immediately after spending a second-round draft pick on Kmet, making him the first tight end selected this year, GM Ryan Pace noted that Kmet will be the inline (blocking) tight end while Jimmy Graham serves as the receiving option. In any case, tight ends selected after the first round of the NFL Draft very rarely have much fantasy value in their first season, and especially those who are ticketed to be blockers. Of course, the fact that Kmet may be close to a full-time player could lead to him getting a few targets each week, and there's a scenario where he scores a few touchdowns when the Bears are in their goal-line offense. Despite the possibility of the rookie seeing some production, it's very difficult to imagine a scenario in which he's a top-20 tight end option in fantasy leagues this year.
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Highest yardage total of season
TEChicago Bears
October 17, 2021
Kmet caught four passes for 49 yards in the Bears' 24-14 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
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Receives four targets
TEChicago Bears
October 10, 2021
Kmet caught two passes for 22 yards in the Bears' 20-9 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
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Targeted three times
TEChicago Bears
October 3, 2021
Kmet caught one pass for six yards in the Bears' 24-14 win over the Lions on Sunday.
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Targeted four times
TEChicago Bears
September 26, 2021
Kmet caught one pass for 11 yards in the Bears' 26-6 loss to the Browns on Sunday.
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Invisible in victory
TEChicago Bears
September 19, 2021
Kmet caught his only target for no gain in the Bears' 20-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday.
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