John Metchie

21-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Injury Knee - ACL
Est. Return 8/1/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Metchie landed in the right place to get snaps and targets, but he nonetheless faces a tricky path to rookie-year production, coming back from the ACL tear that ended his college career Dec. 4. Prior to that, he had 2,058 yards and 14 TDs in his final two seasons at Alabama. Despite playing two fewer games than first-round pick Jameson Williams last year, Metchie finished with 15 more targets than his admittedly more-explosive teammate (Williams had 430 more yards than Metchie nonetheless). The Texans took Metchie at No. 44 overall, adding to a thin WR room that's led by Brandin Cooks and otherwise figures to have competition for roles. Apart from Metchie, the top candidates for snaps and targets are 2021 third-round pick Nico Collins and seven-year vet Chris Conley, a duo that combined for 769 yards and three TDs last season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $8.07 million contract with the Texans in May of 2022.
Recovery ahead of schedule
WRHouston Texans
Knee - ACL
June 2, 2022
Metchie (knee) has beat the normal timetables for a player recovering from a torn ligament, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Metchie remains on the sidelines while his teammates participate in OTAs, but the doctor who performed the knee surgery is confident the wide receiver will be ready this summer. "I think he's able to hit all the milestones that the medical staff in Houston wants him to meet in terms of being ready to do things for the team this summer," Dr. Lyle Cain said. The Texans aren't pushing Metchie, who remains confident he'll be ready to play by training camp.
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Not participating in OTAs
WRHouston Texans
Knee - ACL
May 24, 2022
Metchie (knee) is with the Texans but he isn't participating in Tuesday's voluntary OTAs, Adam Wexler of SportsTalk790 reports.
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Expected to play in 2022
WRHouston Texans
Knee - ACL
May 15, 2022
Houston head coach Lovie Smith said the team is still "in the process" of determining where Metchie (knee) is in his recovery, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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ACL trending in positive direction
WRHouston Texans
Knee - ACL
April 30, 2022
Metchie, who tore his ACL back in December, expects to be "full go" by July, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
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Heading to Lone Star State
WRHouston Texans
Knee - ACL
April 29, 2022
The Texans selected Metchie (knee) in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 44th overall.
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Trending toward June recovery
WRFree Agent
Knee - ACL
March 2, 2022
Metchie (knee) said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that he expects to receive medical clearance by June, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.
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