Isaiah Crowell
Isaiah Crowell
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Oakland Raiders
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Browns made it clear in the offseason they intended to upgrade their backfield - eventually signing Carlos Hyde and drafting Nick Chubb - so Crowell took the hint and signed with the Jets as a free agent. While he isn't the most dynamic runner and failed to put together a 1,000-yard season in Cleveland, he never missed a game in four years and gives the Jets a stable presence atop the depth chart, something they'd been lacking with Matt Forte. Crowell's best asset is his acceleration, as he hits holes and gets to the second level quickly, but then lacks the top speed or elusiveness to take full advantage. He showed flashes of three-down potential in 2016 and could produce interesting numbers if he gets more opportunities as a receiver, but more likely he'll be in a timeshare alongside Bilal Powell, with coach Todd Bowles riding the hot hand. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Raiders in March of 2019.
Signs one-year deal
RBOakland Raiders
March 28, 2019
Crowell has signed a one-year deal with the Raiders worth up to $2.5 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
With veteran backs Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin still unsigned at this stage, Crowell fills a void in the Oakland backfield. The 5-foot-11, 225-pounder logged 143 carries for 685 yards and six TDs in 13 games with the Jets last season, adding 21 catches for 152 yards. For now, Crowell slots in as the Raiders' top back for early downs, with Jalen Richard the favorite to handle passing downs. DeAndre Washington remains on hand in a reserve capacity, while Chris Warren and James Butler round out the team's RB depth chart as the 2019 NFL Draft approaches.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Isaiah Crowell's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • 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.
Broken Tackle %
6.7%
 
Positive Run %
76.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
58.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
4.2%
 
Touches Per Game
12.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
49.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.5%
 
% Team Targets
5.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
10.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Isaiah Crowell's measurables compare to other running backs?
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
5' 11"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.57 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The 24-year-old put together his best NFL campaign in 2016, rushing for nearly 1,000 yards while making an impact in the passing game, and as a result Crowell will head into this season firmly established as the No. 1 back in Cleveland. While he didn't have much of a reputation as a game-breaker prior to last year, he finished in the top 10 in the league in runs of 15 yards or more and average yards after contact per touch, a combination which led him to a career-high 4.8 YPC. It's possible Crowell just needed some time to mature following a checkered college career that saw him kicked out of Georgia due to off-field issues. On the field, he shows good vision and patience, and while he doesn't have elite speed or elusiveness, he does have the burst to get to the second level when he finds a hole. The offense around him does him no favors, though the Browns did sign guard Kevin Zeitler away from the Bengals to upgrade an offense line that was already the team's relative strength. Duke Johnson figures to have a key role on passing downs and as a chance-of-pace runner, but Crowell managed four 100-yard games last year under similar circumstances, and if he remains focused and motivated he should be able to produce once again.
If you're looking for splashy highlight plays, Crowell isn't your guy. Of the 34 RBs who topped 1,000 total rushing yards combined the last two collective seasons, Crowell has the fourth-worst average rush (3.94). He's a meat-and-potatoes back, someone who looks to find a little daylight in between the tackles, take what's available and get to the ground. Mind you, you can accrue a modest amount of fantasy value if you do that enough times. Crowell has landed just inside the top 30 in basic scoring at RB the last two years, grinding along in his unexciting way. He's boosted his haul with 13 touchdowns. The Browns are likely to use Crowell and Duke Johnson like they did last year, but we're a little more excited about that duo because Hue Jackson — a noted rushing-game whisperer — has taken over the head job.
An undrafted free agent last year, Crowell found himself with consistent work in the season's second half after the Browns gave up on Ben Tate. He formed an adequate backfield tandem with fellow rookie Terrence West, using his vision and elusiveness to tear off some big runs while West did the dirty work in the trenches. Crowell doesn't break many tackles or run away from tacklers, and he isn't an asset as a receiver or in pass protection, but he's tough to square up and can use his impressive initial burst to get to the second level. He should also benefit from running behind a good offensive line, albeit one that struggle with allowing penetration last season. Cleveland used a third-round pick on Duke Johnson, who will likely make an immediate impact as a receiver while Crowell and West compete for early-down work. Although touted as the favorite to start in Week 1, Crowell has plenty of competition for touches.
Crowell will compete for a reserve running back role with the Browns in 2014. He'll have to fight off the likes of Edwin Baker, Dion Lewis and Chris Ogbonnaya to earn reps behind primary backs Ben Tate and Terrance West.
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Visiting Oakland
RBFree Agent
March 27, 2019
Crowell is scheduled to visit the Raiders on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Cut by Jets
RBNew York Jets
March 14, 2019
Crowell was released by the Jets on Thursday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
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Could be cut
RBNew York Jets
Toe
January 25, 2019
The Jets may move on from Crowell (toe) during the offseason, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com reports.
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Out for season
RBNew York Jets
Toe
December 14, 2018
Crowell (toe) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
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Ruled out this week
RBNew York Jets
Toe
December 13, 2018
Crowell (toe) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Texans, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
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