Alshon Jeffery
Alshon Jeffery
31-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Philadelphia Eagles
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Someone has to line up outside and catch passes for the Eagles. Last year, no wide receiver cracked 500 yards for the team that attempted the eighth most passes. Jeffery came the closest with 490 in 10 games, but per usual, injuries did him in, this time a Lisfranc fracture that required surgery in December. While Jeffery is expected to heal prior to training camp, it's a difficult injury, especially for a player of his size. Moreover, there have been offseason rumors of a rift between Jeffery and QB Carson Wentz, creating the possibility of a trade. Should he return to health, Jeffery will be playing somewhere. At 6-3, 218, he's massive, and his 80-inch wingspan is akin to that of an NBA shooting guard. At his peak, Jeffery ran a 4.48 40, but at 30 years old and with his history of injuries, those days likely are gone. Last year, Jeffery managed only 11.4 YPC and 6.7 YPT, both career lows, and had only six catches of 20-plus yards. While TE Zach Ertz has long been Wentz's favorite target, the rest of the Eagles' receiving corps is thin even with 33-year old deep threat DeSean Jackson presumably returning to health and first-round pick Jalen Reagor joining the team. Jeffery could still be a starter if he ends up staying. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Eagles in December of 2017.
Will be released
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
February 22, 2021
The Eagles plan to release Jeffery when the new league year begins March 17, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Jeffery's imminent release doesn't come as any sort of surprise, given that the soon-to-be 32-year-old carries a $14 million cap hit for 2021. He only suited up for seven games during an injury-riddled 2020 campaign, securing six catches for 115 yards and one touchdown, the lowest totals of his career. Jeffery hasn't put up a 1,000-yard season since 2014, and he's now logged back-to-back years with under 500 receiving yards. With plenty of big-name wideouts scheduled to hit free agency this offseason, Jeffrey seems unlikely to encounter a bidding war for his services.
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How do Alshon Jeffery's 2020 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
25.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.88
 
% Team Air Yards
3.5%
 
% Team Targets
2.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
46.2%
 
Drop Rate
7.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.3
 
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51045%
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How do Alshon Jeffery'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.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, Cone Drill, Vertical Jump, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
218 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.17 sec
 
Cone Drill*
6.71 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
122 in
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Recovering from shoulder surgery early in the year, Jeffery missed the season's first three games and showed little consistency in an erratic Eagles offense once he came back. He also dropped a pass on a would-be fourth-down conversion (while playing with a fractured rib) to seal a playoff loss to the Saints. That aside, it wasn't a terrible year. Jeffery averaged 9.2 YPT and 13.0 YPC on what was mostly a dink-and-dunk offense when Carson Wentz was under center. Jeffery made two catches of 40-plus yards, scored six TDs on 92 targets and dropped only four passes during the regular season. At 6-3, 218, and with 4.48 speed, Jeffery is a tough cover down the field. His wingspan is NBA-level, and he's used a fair amount near the goal line - seven targets inside the 10 in only 13 games. The Eagles let Golden Tate walk this offseason, but they replaced him with deep threat DeSean Jackson, likely changing how Jeffery will be used. Expect a lot of intermediate routes for Jeffery, with Nelson Agholor (and sometimes tight end Zach Ertz) in the slot. Ertz is probably Jeffery's biggest competition for targets, both between the 20s and in the red zone, but neither Jackson nor Agholor profile as No. 1 wideouts. Jeffery should be 100 percent recovered from the rib injury for OTAs, but he's always been injury prone, and at 29, that risk isn't likely to diminish. Still, a healthy Carson Wentz should give Jeffery a nice floor when he's on the field.
Acquired by the Eagles as a free agent before last offseason, Jeffery was more valuable in real life than in fantasy, primarily because he did so much damage - 219 yards and three TDs - during the playoffs. Jeffery came on late in the year when he had seven touchdowns in seven games from Weeks 8 through 15, as he and Carson Wentz finally got on the same page. Jeffery's season totals were cut down by two duds at the end of the year while Nick Foles got acclimated to the offense, along with the Eagles' decision to rest Jeffery (18 snaps) in Week 17. He finished with a modest 57 catches and 789 yards on 120 targets, which works out to a meager 6.6 YPT, 24th among the league's 27 100-target WR. At 6-3, 218, and with 4.48 speed, Jeffery is a matchup problem for most defenses. That he has big hands, arguably the largest catch radius in the league and a 37-inch vertical leap makes him a threat down the field and in the red zone. Jeffery didn't make many big plays during the regular season - only eight catches of 20-plus yards and one of 40-plus - but he saw eight targets from inside the 10 (T-12th) and converted six for scores. Jeffery should have a better rapport with Wentz this year, but both will be rehabbing from serious injuries, Wentz from a torn ACL and Jeffery from a completely torn right rotator cuff on which he had surgery after the Super Bowl. Jeffery is tentatively expected to to miss the first two games of the season, and when healthy, he'll have to compete for targets in a diverse offense that features multiple backs, a star tight end in Zach Ertz and an improved Nelson Agholor who earned the team's trust last season.
Jeffery missed 11 games the last two years, mostly due to nagging lower-extremity injuries, and he tacked on a four-game suspension last year for good measure. When active, Jeffery has been a star, averaging more than 8.5 YPT two years running, despite playing with the erratic Jay Cutler and his even worse backups. Jeffery will ply his wares in Philadelphia this season, after signing a one-year, $14 million deal. At 6-3, 218 and with a massive wingspan, Jeffery is an excellent red-zone target, but his 4.48 speed also makes him a threat down the field. Quarterback Carson Wentz had an up-and-down rookie season, but in Year 2, he's likely to be at least as good as the recent incarnation of Jay Cutler, and there's a chance he'll be quite a bit better. The Eagles suddenly are deep at the pass-catching positions -- joining Jeffery there is veteran Torrey Smith, incumbent wideout Nelson Agholor and tight end Zach Ertz. But none bring to the table Jeffery's freakish combination of size, speed and catch radius, and the Eagles wouldn't have shelled out that much money without intending to use him. At press time, Jeffery was completely healthy, but be mindful of his extensive injury risk and the difficulty free agent receivers often have in their first seasons with a new team.
Jeffery was good when 100 percent healthy, but that was rarely the case last year. With Brandon Marshall gone, Jeffery managed 8.6 YPT on 94 targets in nine games, some of which he left early. And he still topped 78 yards in seven of them and 100 four times. If you prorate Jeffery's stats over a 16-game season, he would have had 167 targets, 96 catches and 1,435 yards. Jeffery scored only four touchdowns, but given his size (6-3, 214) and freakish wingspan, that should not be a concern this season. Jeffery's 16 red-zone targets prorate to 28, just one shy of league-leaders Eric Decker and DeAndre Hopkins. Jeffery is not a burner, but his 4.48 40 time is unusually fast for someone his size. Jeffery should have more competition for targets this year, as last years first-round pick Kevin White — an equally big, but faster, version of Jeffery — should be healthy to start the year. But the Bears lack depth beyond those two, and lost reliable tight end Martellus Bennett in the offseason. While Jay Cutler is merely an average quarterback, he is plenty good enough to generate production for his top targets.
The entire Bears offense took a hit last year, but Jeffery remained a reliable source of production, particularly in the season's second half when Brandon Marshall missed significant time with an ankle injury. In fact, Jeffery had a streak of six consecutive weeks with at least one touchdown, adding 70-plus yards in all but one of those games. With Brandon Marshall now in New York, that setup could be the norm in 2015, though the Bears did use the No. 7 overall pick on another big, explosive target in Kevin White. At 6-3, 213, with 4.48 speed, Jeffery is another of the league's prototypical No. 1 specimens, and in Year 3 and at age 25 is entering his NFL prime. The risk is an unsettled passing environment with quarterback Jay Cutler hanging onto his job by a thread, and new coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase taking over for the departed Marc Trestman. While Gase and Fox presided over Peyton Manning's historic 2013 season, replicating a proportional improvement from Cutler should be a taller task. With Cutler at the helm for nearly all last year, Jeffery's per-play efficiency was a modest 7.8 YPT, 21st among the league's 41 100-target wideouts, and he had only three catches of at least 40 yards. Jeffery was seventh in red-zone targets (22), however, and third in targets inside the 10 with 16. Removing Marshall's 17 red-zone looks from the equation, Jeffery looks like a good bet for another double-digit touchdown season.
Year 2 is when receivers typically break out, and Jeffery’s 2013 was a case in point. After a quiet rookie season – 24 catches in 10 games – and despite playing opposite target-hog Brandon Marshall, Jeffery emerged as one of the league’s elite downfield weapons, averaging 9.5 YPT (6th) and 16.0 YPC (7th), catching six passes for 40 or more yards and 19 passes of 20-plus. At 6-3, 216 and with 4.48 speed Jeffery is another of the league’s prototype size/speed specimens, and he employed his physique and large hands to dramatic effect at times, out-leaping smaller defenders and catching jump-balls in traffic. Jeffery also saw his share of red-zone and goal-line work, with 19 targets in the former and 11 in the latter. While he did much of his damage with since departed Josh McCown under center, he had 200-yard and 100-yard performances with Jay Cutler and finished the season with three straight games of 70-plus yards after Cutler returned from an ankle injury. Moreover, Bears coach and offensive guru Marc Trestman should ensure there’s plenty to go around even with Marshall taking his usual cut.
Hand and knee injuries held Jeffery to just 10 games as a rookie, but the limited work he did was promising – he averaged a passable 7.6 YPT and 15.3 YPC on his 48 targets. At 6-3, 215, Jeffery has ideal size for red-zone work, good ball skills, reliable hands and above-average athletic ability. He's not especially fast, but he doesn't need a lot of separation to make plays over smaller defenders. Jeffery should get a chance to start this season – new head coach Marc Trestman said as much – and in any event see a significant uptick in targets. Keep in mind, however, Jay Cutler has locked in on target-hog Brandon Marshall going back to their days in Denver together, and third wideout Earl Bennett is also a Cutler favorite from Vanderbilt.
At 6-3, 216, the 45th overall pick in this year’s draft could be involved in the Bears offense right away. Chicago GM Phil Emery raved about Jeffery’s size, hands and toughness, and he specifically cited his red-zone ability given his ball skills and ability to make plays in traffic. Jeffery’s not particularly fast, and the Bears envision him operating out of the slot. That means he’d have to beat out the more polished Earl Bennett, a Jay Cutler favorite dating back to their days at Vanderbilt. It could happen eventually, but our bet is on Bennett in the near term. That said, if Jeffery were to win the job, his red-zone skills give him added upside.
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Scores first TD of 2020
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Practicing in full
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