Quintez Cephus
Quintez Cephus
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Thanks to the massive organizational overhaul in Detroit this offseason, Cephus doesn't have much to speak of in the name of continuity, despite being the lone Lions wide receiver to catch a pass for the team last year. The Lions at least didn't do a lot to restock the position, so the 23-year-old is set to compete for a starting role with two veterans on one-year contracts (Breshad Perriman and Tyrell Williams) and 2020 fourth-round pick Amon-Ra St. Brown. Given that Perriman was cut in August, Williams is 29 years old and coming off shoulder surgery, and St. Brown may need time to acclimate to the pro game, Cephus could have a large role in the passing game this fall. But this offense may revolve around running back D'Andre Swift and tight end T.J. Hockenson, leaving Cephus with not much more than sleeper appeal. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.6 million contract with the Lions in July of 2020.
Hits pay dirt
WRDetroit Lions
September 13, 2021
Cephus caught three of seven targets for 12 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 41-33 loss to San Francisco. He also secured a two-point conversion.
ANALYSIS
While it's not ideal to average less than two yards per target, Cephus was still one of the bright spots of the Lions offense Sunday. Not only did he make a tough catch on the sideline on a less-than-perfect pass from Jared Goff, Cephus also boxed out a defender for a short touchdown on the goal line before hauling in a two-point conversion at the very edge of the end zone in the fourth quarter. However, it should be noted that the Wisconsin product might not have received as many opportunities if Tyrell Williams (undisclosed) didn't leave the game in the third quarter, as Cephus ultimately finished fifth in snaps among Detroit wideouts behind Williams, Kalif Raymond, Trinity Benson and Amon-Ra St. Brown. Even if Williams misses time, Cephus seems like a touchdown-dependent fantasy option entering Week 2.
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How do Quintez Cephus' 2021 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
97.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
3.03
 
% Team Air Yards
28.1%
 
% Team Targets
10.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
16.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.7
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Overall QB Rating Against
102.6
 
Cornerbacks
145.8
 
Safeties
79.2
 
Linebackers
70.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Quintez Cephus' 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' 1"
 
Weight
202 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.73 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.33 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.20 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.13 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Detroit snagged Cephus in the fifth round of the draft, but the Wisconsin product may have been drafted significantly higher if not for off-the-field concerns from his college days. With that said, Cephus could still be in for a long season of learning as Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola gobble up the vast majority of snaps at receiver on his new team. The Lions also have Marvin Hall around, so Cephus might not even be the next man up. Cephus certainly could work his way there, but he probably won't see consistent playing time until 2021, at the earliest, when he'll be the only Lions receiver under contract. In fact, how he develops in 2020 might play a significant role in the decision to re-sign Amendola at year's end.
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Finds end zone Friday
WRDetroit Lions
August 27, 2021
Cephus caught all three of his targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason loss to the Colts.
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Makes preseason debut
WRDetroit Lions
August 21, 2021
Cephus caught two of three targets for 15 yards during Saturday's preseason loss to Pittsburgh.
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Mixes back into practice
WRDetroit Lions
August 16, 2021
Cephus (head) returned to practice Monday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
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Dealing with head injury
WRDetroit Lions
Head
August 9, 2021
Cephus missed practice with a head injury over the weekend, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
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Chance to claim starting role
WRDetroit Lions
May 3, 2021
Cephus should have an opportunity to be a starting outside receiver this season, Nick Baumgardner and Chris Burke of the Athletic report.
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