Jaylen Waddle
Jaylen Waddle
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Miami Dolphins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Waddle’s final season at Alabama was cut short due to a dislocated ankle, but prior to the injury he had 567 yards and four scores in his first four games. He returned for a brief appearance in the College Football Playoff title game, catching three passes for 34 yards, but then opted against working out at a pro day. At 5-10, 180, Waddle is small, and while he wasn’t timed in the 40, the GPS data apparently showed he was the fastest receiver in the country. His lack of size could be an issue as it has been for players like DeSean Jackson and Marquise Brown, but keep in mind Tyreek Hill and Antonio Brown are also of similar frames. Waddle will take his talents to Miami after the Dolphins drafted him sixth overall, reuniting him with former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Waddle will see targets right away, but he’ll have to compete with veteran DeVante Parker and free-agent acquisition Will Fuller. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $27.09 million contact with the Dolphins in May of 2021.
Projected to start again
WRMiami Dolphins
September 17, 2021
Waddle and DeVante Parker are in line to continue to serve as Miami's top wide receivers Sunday against the Bills, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Will Fuller, who was expected to return to the team's lineup this weekend, won't be available for Sunday's contest due to a personal matter. In Week 1, Waddle hauled in four of his five targets for 61 yards and a TD, while Parker recorded a 4-81-0 stat line on a team-high seven targets. The duo (who started at WR in the team's season opener) should continue to be key cogs in Miami's passing game Week 2, with Albert Wilson, Preston Williams (foot/knee), Mack Hollins and Jakeem Grant also candidates to mix in.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jaylen Waddle'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.
Air Yards Per Game
69.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.60
 
% Team Air Yards
27.4%
 
% Team Targets
22.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
20.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.5
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
45.5
 
Cornerbacks
44.8
 
Safeties
39.6
 
Linebackers
83.3
 
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2021 Jaylen Waddle Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jaylen Waddle'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
5' 10"
 
Weight
180 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
30.38 in
 
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Impressive debut
WRMiami Dolphins
September 12, 2021
Waddle recorded four receptions on six targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 1 victory over New England.
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Regular-season debut on tap
WRMiami Dolphins
September 11, 2021
In his NFL regular-season debut Sunday against the Patriots, Waddle could see an expanded role in Miami's offense with Will Fuller (suspension) unavailable, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Survives injury scare
WRMiami Dolphins
August 21, 2021
Waddle caught three of four targets for 21 yards while missing some snaps due to injury during Saturday's preseason win against the Falcons.
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Returns punt for 24 yards
WRMiami Dolphins
August 14, 2021
Waddle wasn't targeted in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears, but he did have a 24-yard punt return in the first quarter.
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Listed as backup for now
WRMiami Dolphins
August 10, 2021
Waddle is listed as a backup on the Dolphins' first depth chart of the season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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