Amon-Ra St. Brown

Amon-Ra St. Brown

22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
2022 Fantasy Outlook
St. Brown was perhaps the most unlikely fantasy hero of 2021. His final stat line isn't overwhelming, but he got there by finishing the year with six straight games of at least eight catches, 10 targets and 74 yards, scoring six TDs (one rushing) in that stretch. Neither particularly big nor fast, St. Brown nonetheless had some promising indicators ahead of last year's draft, namely good production (178 catches for 2,270 yards and 16 TDs) in two and a half seasons at USC. He caught 60 passes as a true freshman, consistently earning targets while playing alongside Michael Pittman (and later Drake London). A 4.51 40-yard dash at USC's pro day may have contributed to the notion of St. Brown merely being a slot prospect, but he otherwise put up solid numbers, including a 38.5-inch vert and 20 bench-press reps. The Lions took him early in the fourth round, initially installing him as their slot/third receiver. Eventually, though, his role expanded, with the rookie taking double-digit snaps on the perimeter each game from Week 12 on. He still played the slot, primarily, but the Lions got creative to spice up their otherwise moribund offense, even giving St. Brown seven carries over the final six weeks. He's set up again to be featured alongside RB D'Andre Swift and TE T.J. Hockenson in the Detroit offense, with veteran wideout D.J. Chark and speedy rookie Jameson Williams (coming back from a torn ACL in January) being the wild cards. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $4.27 million contract with the Lions in June of 2021.
Competition for targets
WRDetroit Lions
May 12, 2022
Detroit's offseason acquisitions could potentially lead to a lesser role for St. Brown than he had in the final six games of last season, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. "Adding some receivers, I think we're a complete offense now if you ask me, so I'm excited to see what we can do," St. Brown noted.
ANALYSIS
Only Cooper Kupp was more productive than St. Brown was down the stretch of last season, but he got there with an inflated target share that was aided by the absences of fellow short-range receivers T.J. Hockenson and D'Andre Swift. The healthy return of those two alone would figure to eat away at a large chunk of the 11.2 targets per game St. Brown was seeing. Add in the fact that Detroit now has two promising perimeter receivers in DJ Chark and Jameson Williams (knee), and St. Brown could see something of a downturn in offensive opportunities relative to last year's productive stretch that saw him average 8.5 receptions, 93.3 receiving yards and one touchdown per game.
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How do Amon-Ra St. Brown's 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
49.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.07
 
% Team Air Yards
22.5%
 
% Team Targets
21.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.6%
 
Drop Rate
0.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.8
 
% Targeted On Route
23.8%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.82
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2021 Amon-Ra St. Brown Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Amon-Ra St. Brown'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.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
197 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.26 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
30.38 in
 
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
The 112th overall pick in this year's draft, St. Brown landed in a good spot. Not good in the sense he'll be vying for a Super Bowl ring, but he will have a chance to see targets right away in an unsettled passing game. Journeymen Tyrell Williams (who missed all of last year with a shoulder injury) and Kalif Raymond appear to pace the depth chart, while last year's fifth-rounder, the unestablished Quintez Cephus, has mostly worked with backups. At 5-11, 197, St. Brown, like Cephus, has poor timed speed (4.59 40), but still shows explosiveness (38.5-inch vertical, 127-inch broad jump). St. Brown probably projects best as a slot receiver, but he has the strength and physicality to operate on the outside if needed.
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Joined by first-round receiver
WRDetroit Lions
May 2, 2022
St. Brown is being joined by 2022 first-round draft pick Jameson Williams within the Lions' receiving corps, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Memorable finish to rookie season
WRDetroit Lions
January 9, 2022
St. Brown caught eight passes for 109 yards and one touchdown on 10 targets while running for 12 yards on one carry against Green Bay on Sunday.
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Continues improvement
WRDetroit Lions
January 2, 2022
St. Brown caught eight passes for 111 yards and one touchdown on 11 targets and ran for 23 yards and one touchdown on two carries against Seattle on Sunday.
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Keeps surging
WRDetroit Lions
December 26, 2021
St. Brown caught nine of 11 targets for 91 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Falcons. He added 19 rushing yards on two carries.
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Picks apart Arizona
WRDetroit Lions
December 19, 2021
St. Brown caught eight of 11 targets for 90 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 30-12 win over Arizona.
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