Quintez Cephus

Quintez Cephus

23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
IR
Injury Collarbone
Est. Return 5/1/2022
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
RANKS
#226.68
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $3.6 million contract with the Lions in July of 2020.
Returns to injured reserve
WRDetroit Lions
Collarbone
December 29, 2021
Cephus (collarbone) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and reverted to injured reserve, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
ANALYSIS
Cephus shifted to the COVID-19 list last week but has been cleared to report to the team facility after his symptoms improved during his time in quarantine. The 23-year-old will spend the rest of the season rehabbing after undergoing surgery in October to address a broken collarbone.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
50.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.26
 
% Team Air Yards
6.8%
 
% Team Targets
3.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.2%
 
Drop Rate
4.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.4
 
% Targeted On Route
0.2%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.02
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Detroit LionsLions 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

78169%
15281%
70863%
8847%
32429%
9249%
26423%
4524%
23221%
5228%
19918%
00%
14313%
5831%
464%
00%
373%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2021 Quintez Cephus Split Stats
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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
208 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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Quintez Cephus
East Coast Offense: Grading My Predictions
12 days ago
Chris Liss correctly predicted Jonathan Taylor would finish top-three in yards from scrimmage. In fact, he didn't go far enough as Taylor is No. 1 by more than 250 yards.
Target Breakdown: Week 13 WR/TE Recap & Week 14 Sleepers
40 days ago
Rookie wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown should see plenty of looks over the final five weeks after his breakout performance with 12 targets and a game-winning touchdown this past Sunday.
Target Breakdown: Week 8 WR/TE Recap & Week 9 Sleepers
75 days ago
DeVante Parker is struggling to stay on the field, but he still sees plenty of targets whenever he's able to play.
Target Breakdown: Week 7 WR/TE Recap & Week 8 Sleepers
82 days ago
Everyone is talking about Ja'Marr Chase, and rightfully so, but teammate Tee Higgins looks ready for a breakout of his own.
Corner Report: Week 7
Corner Report: Week 7
86 days ago
86 days ago
The big play should show up soon for Jaylen Waddle -- perhaps Sunday against Atlanta's backup slot CB.
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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Moves to COVID list
WRDetroit Lions
Undisclosed
December 20, 2021
Cephus (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
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Shifts to IR
WRDetroit Lions
Collarbone
October 12, 2021
Cephus (collarbone) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
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Likely done for season
WRDetroit Lions
Collarbone
October 11, 2021
Lions head coach Dan Campbell confirmed Monday that Cephus likely will miss the rest of the season after the receiver sustained a broken collarbone in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Vikings, Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com reports.
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Diagnosed with broken collarbone
WRDetroit Lions
Collarbone
October 11, 2021
Cephus suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Injury 'doesn't look good'
WRDetroit Lions
Shoulder
October 10, 2021
Coach Dan Campbell said after Sunday's 19-17 loss at Minnesota that Cephus has a shoulder or clavicle injury that "doesn't look good," Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
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