Jermaine Gresham
Jermaine Gresham
30-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Arizona Cardinals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Gresham was modestly productive during his first two seasons in the Arizona desert, combining for 55 catches (on 93 targets) for 614 yards and three touchdowns in 31 games. It was enough for the Cardinals to lock down the tight end to a four-year deal with $16.5 million in guarantees last March. Gresham proceeded to have a ho-hum season as a receiver, scoring two TDs and gathering in more than three passes just twice in 14 appearances. During the last one Week 17, he suffered a torn Achilles, which is one of the most difficult injuries from which to make a full recovery. At age 30, Gresham's standing as the Cards' No. 1 TE is in peril, especially with the rising Ricky Seals-Jones also on the roster. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2017.
Catches first pass of December
TEArizona Cardinals
December 18, 2018
Gresham caught his lone target for a 16-yard gain during Sunday's 40-14 loss to the Falcons.
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However modest the production, Sunday featured more yards for Gresham than the previous five outings combined. That's how dismal things have been for Gresham, and Arizona's offense more generally. Sunday offered another low-point as rookie Josh Rosen was benched late after three turnovers and back-to-back drives that generated negative yardage. Don't expect much better Sunday against a middle-of-the-pack Rams pass defense.
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How do Jermaine Gresham's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
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
2.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.08
 
% Team Air Yards
1.0%
 
% Team Targets
2.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.8
 
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How often does Jermaine Gresham run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Jermaine Gresham
96 routes   12 targets
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59%
19 routes   1 target
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363 routes   68 targets
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10 routes   0 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Rams pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Dec 23rd at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
86.7
 
Cornerbacks
95.1
 
Safeties
75.8
 
Linebackers
80.5
 
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How do Jermaine Gresham's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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' 5"
 
Weight
260 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.66 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
34.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Gresham was resigned to waiting out the 2015 free-agent market until he proved the health of his back, landing with the Cardinals just before training camp. Over the course of the campaign, he played second fiddle to tight end Darren Fells and managed career lows across the board. Despite disappointing results in the box score, Gresham opted to stay in Arizona on a team-friendly one-year, $3 million contract last offseason and didn't disappoint, hearkening back to his time in Cincinnati. As Fells fell out of favor and the oft-injured Troy Niklas again landed on IR, Gresham emerged as the No. 1 TE, corralling 37 of 61 passes for 391 yards and two touchdowns in a complete 16-game slate. Gresham thus parlayed a bounce-back campaign into a four-year, $28 million deal from the Cards to serve as their unquestioned top tight end, which will be the case with Fells moving on to the Lions.
Gresham heads into his second season in Arizona as the No. 2 tight end behind Darren Fells. Although he missed just one game in 2015, Gresham's offseason was devoted solely to his recovery from a procedure to repair a herniated disc. As a result, his production fell off a cliff (18 receptions for 223 yards and one touchdown) from his days with the Bengals, and a similar line isn't out of the realm of possibility with Fells and 2014 second-rounder Troy Niklas also on the roster.
Since the Bengals tabbed Gresham in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, he more or less held up his end of the bargain, posting 40-plus catches, at least 400 receiving yards, and four or more touchdowns in each of his first five campaigns. That feat was only matched by Antonio Gates and Greg Olsen, but disturbing developments accompanied Gresham's 2014 season, namely a career-low 7.4 YPC and only two receptions greater than 20 yards. To make matters worse, Gresham sustained a herniated disc in his back in Week 17 that forced inactive status for Cincinnati's playoff loss to the Colts and eventually required offseason surgery. As a result, his status remained in flux until his tour of organizations settled on the Cardinals, who offer the correct mix of opportunity (Darren Fells leads the existing tight ends with 10 appearances) and familiarity (Gresham reunites with the quarterback, Carson Palmer, from his rookie year).
Gresham's stats dwindled to career lows last season with the arrival of rookie Tyler Eifert and groin, abdomen and hamstring injuries that forced him to miss two games and part of a third. After averaging 90 targets in his first three years, Gresham's targets fell to 67 last season with Eifert garnering 59. Eifert had more work in the red zone and averaged more yards per catch and per target than Gresham. Both were good after the catch – Eifert averaged 6.26 yards after the catch (second among qualified TE) while Gresham averaged 6.13 (fifth). With A.J. Green stretching the field and drawing the defensive attention, the tight end in the Bengals offense will always have room for production. The Bengals will again use plenty of two-TE sets, but Gresham is in the last year of his contract and could take a backseat to Eifert, a first-round draft pick in 2013.
Gresham improved his targets, catches, yards and yards per target for the second consecutive season and finished in the top 10 among tight ends in both receptions (64) and receiving yards (737) last year. But the Bengals still saw fit to draft Tyler Eifert with their first-round pick. It's too early to tell how Eifert's role will impact Gresham, but Gresham has the edge in experience and chemistry with Andy Dalton, which should go a long way. At 6-5, Gresham is a big target in the passing game and has improved his route-running the last couple seasons. After A.J. Green, the Bengals don't have another top-shelf wide receiver, something that should continue to afford Gresham steady targets from Dalton.
The Bengals loosened the reins on Gresham last season, and the second-year tight end showed healthy improvement, benefiting from Andy Dalton’s surprising play. Whereas in his rookie season Gresham was limited mainly to short routes, he increased his yards per target by almost a full yard last season and posted 10 receptions of 20-plus yards after not recording one in his first year. While his receptions increased by only four to 56 (though in one less game), his yards increased by 125 to 596. He also scored six touchdowns, seventh among tight ends.A lanky tight end at 6-5, Gresham uses his length to make for a big target in the passing game. He saw 14 red-zone targets, seven within 10 yards of the goal line. Gresham also improved at the nuances of his position, running sharper routes and creating more separation. A hamstring injury cost him two games, but he was consistently targeted in the passing game with at least five targets per game. Gresham is still developing, but his upside is obvious. A better rapport with Dalton this season and greater emphasis in the passing game could pay off big.
The 2010 first-round pick battled through a late-season knee injury in a steady if unspectacular rookie year. Big and athletic at 6-6, 260, Greshman was excellent after the catch, using his size and skills to break tackles and gain solid yardage after contact. In fact, more than 76 percent (359 of 471) of his yards came after the catch. The way the Bengals used him, though, perhaps stifled his production. Greshman mainly ran short routes (5.7 YPT), depriving him of the opportunity to make plays downfield. And oddly, considering his size, the Bengals only targeted him nine times in the red zone all season. Perhaps that will change this season with last year's top two receiving options leaving town and a trio of young wide receivers left in their wake. The Bengals are unsettled at quarterback, but even if Carson Palmer doesn’t return it wouldn’t be all doom and gloom if rookie quarterback Andy Dalton took over – he'd likely lean on his tight end as a safety valve.
Gresham suffered a season-ending knee injury before even taking the field for a game in 2009 for Oklahoma. Despite the injury, the Bengals took him with the 21st overall pick and have been pleased with his progress so far in camp. He lacks elite speed but is a polished receiver and elusive enough after the catch to make an impact immediately for the Bengals. To secure the starting spot he'll have to improve his blocking, something Chase Coffman couldn't do in his rookie season last year for the Bengals.
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Brings in sole target
TEArizona Cardinals
November 26, 2018
Gresham caught his only target for two yards during Sunday's 45-10 loss to the Chargers.
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Snags pass
TEArizona Cardinals
November 20, 2018
Gresham caught one of his two targets for an eight-yard gain during Sunday's 23-21 loss to Oakland.
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Target-free for third time
TEArizona Cardinals
November 13, 2018
Gresham played 29 (on 73) offensive snaps during Sunday's 26-14 defeat in Kansas City.
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Active Sunday
TEArizona Cardinals
November 11, 2018
Gresham (back) is listed as active Sunday at Kansas City, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Status in question for Sunday
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Back
November 9, 2018
Gresham (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest in Kansas City, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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