Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow

24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cincinnati Bengals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Burrow was the favorite for rookie of the year last season before tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee Week 11. He set team rookie records for completion percentage (65.3) and passing yards per game (268.8), grabbing the league's attention by throwing for at least 300 yards in five of his first seven games. But it was largely built on volume (40.4 attempts per game led the league through 11 weeks), while downfield passing was a struggle. Of his 46 attempts of 20-plus yards, Burrow completed just nine, for a 19.2 completion percentage that ranked 34th of 35 QBs. His on-target percentage on deep throws ranked 30th (39.1), and his 6.4 YPA was 34th. Part of the problem was limited arm strength, but Burrow also had to rush throws as he was pressured on 28.3 percent of his downfield dropbacks. He was sacked 32 times, a 51-sack full-season pace. To mitigate the pass rush, the Bengals took advantage of his mobility by regularly rolling him out, and often relied on a quick passing game with intermediate routes. On attempts of 8-15 yards, his on-target percentage ranked 11th (70.0) and his completion percentage 10th (62.0). The Bengals upgraded their receiving group by reuniting Burrow with college teammate Ja'Marr Chase, the fifth overall pick in the draft. Chase will team with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, giving Burrow three quality wideouts. And Joe Mixon, who was limited to six games last year, is healthy and provides a solid rushing attack. Burrow has a lot of room for growth, and with improved downfield passing could easily outperform his ADP. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#110.95
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $36.19 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2020.
Leads team to victory with huge day
QBCincinnati Bengals
October 24, 2021
Burrow completed 23 of 38 pass attempts for 416 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 41-17 rout of the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
Burrow was having a relatively normal performance in a tight contest before absolutely going off on Baltimore's secondary in the second half. The 24-year-old connected on huge touchdown strikes to Ja'Marr Chase (82 yards) and C.J. Uzomah (55 yards) to put the game out of reach and seal the Bengals' first win against the Lamar Jackson era Ravens (1-5). Burrow's 17th touchdown already smashed his rookie total of 13, and he accomplished the feat in three less games. He will look to continue his rapid progression as a star quarterback against the Jets next Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Joe Burrow's 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
12.6%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
8.9%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.0 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
6.9%
 
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#% of Team Snaps

34135%
17767%
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114%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Oct 24th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
79.6
 
Cornerbacks
65.4
 
Safeties
75.7
 
Linebackers
121.8
 
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2021 Joe Burrow Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Joe Burrow's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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
221 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Burrow had perhaps the greatest season by a quarterback in college football history last year. He led the nation in passing yards (5,671) and completion percentage (76.3) while throwing an FBS-record 60 TD passes, guiding LSU to the national championship and winning the Heisman Trophy along with pretty much every passing award. Making him the No. 1 pick in the draft was an easy choice for the Bengals. Also an easy choice was releasing long-time starting QB Andy Dalton one week later (and saving $17 million) to make Burrow the unquestioned starter. At 6-3, 221, Burrow has good size, and scouts rave about his leadership, competitiveness and football IQ. He doesn't possess elite arm strength — it's below average for an NFL starter — but he has tremendous vision, rapidly works through his progressions, has excellent touch and is consistently accurate. He has a skilled group of playmakers to help him acclimate in Cincinnati, with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon returning and 6-3 wideout Tee Higgins drafted in the second round. The biggest concern is the offensive line. The Bengals were terrible up front last season, but the return of 2019 first-round pick LT Jonah Williams from an injury should help, as should the signing of RG Xavier Su'a-Filo. Fortunately, Burrow is plenty mobile, capable of extending plays with his legs and making throws on the move. If he plays 16 games as expected, the rookie should have enough passing volume (the Bengals threw 616 times last season, 6th most) that it won't take much for him to be a top-10 fantasy QB with his rushing contributions.
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Three touchdown passes in win
QBCincinnati Bengals
October 17, 2021
Burrow completed 19 of 29 passes for 271 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Bengals' 34-11 win over the Lions on Sunday. He also rushed five times for 20 yards.
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Will be available Sunday
QBCincinnati Bengals
October 15, 2021
Burrow (throat) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's contest in Detroit, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Logs full practice listing
QBCincinnati Bengals
October 13, 2021
Burrow (throat) was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Expected to play Sunday
QBCincinnati Bengals
Neck
October 11, 2021
Burrow (neck) is expected to play Sunday against the Lions, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
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Released from hospital
QBCincinnati Bengals
Neck
October 11, 2021
Burrow (throat) was released from the hospital Sunday night, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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