Erik Swoope
Erik Swoope
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Oakland Raiders
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Erik Swoope in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Raiders in May of 2019.
Heading to Oakland
TEOakland Raiders
May 21, 2019
Swoope signed a one-year deal with the Raiders on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Swoope appeared in seven games for the Colts last season, logging eight catches for 87 yards and three touchdowns on 10 targets. The 27-year-old was waived by the team Dec. 11 and claimed by the Saints a day later, but he was let go again after failing a physical. Swoope could offer the Raiders a red-zone threat -- it's a small sample, but he caught three touchdowns off six red-zone targets in 2018 -- and he will face competition from Luke Willson, Darren Waller and fourth-round pick Foster Moreau, among others.
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How do Erik Swoope's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
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  • 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
13.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.23
 
% Team Air Yards
2.0%
 
% Team Targets
1.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
10.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.9
 
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How often does Erik Swoope run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Erik Swoope
51 routes   10 targets
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91%
30 routes   6 targets
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92 routes   11 targets
85
194 routes   19 targets
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2018 Erik Swoope Split Stats
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Swoope was retained on a modest one-year contract that will keep him in Indianapolis for another season. Despite his full recovery from a knee injury that prevented him from playing a single game in 2017, Swoope enters the 2018 campaign as the clear third option behind 2017 breakout player Jack Doyle and offseason pickup Eric Ebron. Since both of these players have significantly more upside as pass catchers than Swoope does, there seems to be little chance for Swoope to gain fantasy relevance if both Doyle and Ebron stay healthy.
The former basketball player will take on a larger role in 2017 with Dwayne Allen now in New England. Swoope will now push for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Jack Doyle and while he primarily served as a blocker last season, the 25-year-old seems likely to be more incorporated into pass-catching responsibilities this season. At 6-foot-5, Swoope represents a large target that could be of particular value in the red zone.
Swoope, a former University of Miami basketball player, figures to get a chance to become the No. 2 tight end for the Colts following the offseason departure of Coby Fleener. However, Jack Doyle waits in the wings, and the two will compete for playing time behind entrenched-starter Dwayne Allen. The bottom line: Swoope's fantasy value hinges on his depth chart rank, but, if given the chance, he could emerge as an option in deep or 2-TE fantasy leagues given the pass-happy nature of the Colts' offense.
The 6-5, 220-pound Swoope, who played college basketball for the University of Miami, signed a contract with the Colts as an undrafted free agent and spent the full season on the practice squad. The Colts are hoping they can have the same success of turning a top college basketball player into a tight end along the lines of Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates. However, it's unlikely he'll have any role in the offense as Indy has a deep receiver corps and two strong pass catching tight ends.
Swoope, who played college basketball for the University of Miami, signed a contract with the Colts as an undrafted free agent. At 6-5, 220, the Colts are hoping they can have the same success of turning a top college basketball player into a tight end along the lines of Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates. Swoope didn't play football in college and hasn't played organized football at any level. After not cracking the 53-man roster, the best-case scenario is likely that he sticks on the practice squad and can develop into a viable football player in 2015.
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Contract expires
TEFree Agent
January 21, 2019
Swoope's contract with the Colts' practice squad expired Monday, per the league's official transaction log.
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Rejoins Indy's practice squad
TEFree Agent
December 26, 2018
The Colts re-signed Swoope to their practice squad Wednesday.
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Waived after failing physical
TEFree Agent
Undisclosed
December 13, 2018
Swoope (undisclosed) failed his physical and was waived by the Saints on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Headed to the Bayou
TENew Orleans Saints
December 12, 2018
The Saints claimed Swoope off waivers Wednesday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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Parts ways with Indianapolis
TEFree Agent
December 11, 2018
The Colts waived Swoope on Tuesday.
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