Dawson Knox

Dawson Knox

26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Buffalo Bills
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Knox broke out in his third NFL campaign last season, setting career highs across the board. He ranked just 20th among tight ends in targets (71) despite missing only two games, but Knox’s 19 red-zone looks tied for fourth at the position, and he tied for the league lead among tight ends with nine touchdowns. There’s little reason to think the Bills will change Knox’s role this season, even after they signed O.J. Howard, considering their approach last season produced 28.4 points per game and an AFC East crown. Knox’s red-zone chemistry with quarterback Josh Allen is apparent, but there remain plenty of mouths to feed between the 20s in an offense that likes to take advantage of Allen’s arm strength by pushing the ball downfield to Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis. Knox offers a nice blend of size and speed, with a 4.57 40 at 254 pounds, but given his dependence on touchdowns, he could struggle to match the consistency of some similarly regarded tight ends. That’s especially true in PPR formats, even if he has big games here and there. Read Past Outlooks
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#106.51
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$Signed a four-year, $53.6 million contract with the Bills in September of 2022.
Held to two catches by Lions
TEBuffalo Bills
November 25, 2022
Knox caught both of his targets for 17 yards in Thursday's 28-25 win over Detroit.
ANALYSIS
After leading the team in catches and receiving yards during Week 11, Knox wasn't nearly as involved four days later. The 26-year-old tight end has flashed talent, but he's having trouble carving out a consistent role in a Bills offense with plenty of other weapons. Knox has topped 50 yards only twice this season while finding the end zone just twice after scoring nine touchdowns in his breakout 2021 campaign.
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How do Dawson Knox's 2022 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
30.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.51
 
% Team Air Yards
9.1%
 
% Team Targets
11.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.8%
 
Drop Rate
2.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.2
 
% Targeted On Route
16.2%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.26
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

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21781%
19927%
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How often does Dawson Knox run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Dawson Knox and the other tight ends for the Bills are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Dawson Knox
260 routes   42 targets
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% Routes Run
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55%
89 routes   10 targets
49%
12 routes   1 target
29%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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@ Lions
Thursday, Nov 24th at 12:30PM
Overall QB Rating Against
84.7
 
Cornerbacks
90.3
 
Safeties
76.3
 
Linebackers
86.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dawson Knox'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' 4"
 
Weight
254 lbs
 
Shuttle Time
4.27 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.12 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Knox was a surprise third-round pick in 2019, after wrapping up his career at Ole Miss with 39 catches for 605 yards and no touchdowns. The Bills apparently were impressed by his blocking, along with a reported 4.57-second 40-yard dash from his pro day. Two years later, Knox has started 18 of his 27 games, typically playing about 60 percent of offensive snaps when healthy. However, he's made more than his fair share of mistakes, including 10 drops on 50 targets as a rookie, followed by two fumbles (and four drops) on just 24 catches in 2020. While QB Josh Allen has elevated Buffalo's wide receivers, the team hasn’t gotten much from its tight ends in recent years. There was no big offseason addition to correct that problem, though it is possible Jacob Hollister takes snaps from Knox, particularly on passing downs. On the other hand, Knox still has a degree of breakout appeal, given his size/speed combo and likely starting role in a high-powered offense.
A third-round pick last year, Knox was second among rookie tight ends in snaps (659) and third in targets, waltzing his way to a starting job after Tyler Kroft suffered a broken foot in OTAs. The Ole Miss product finished his college career with 605 yards and nary a touchdown, struggling to find targets behind A.J. Brown and DK Metcalf. Knox's impressive pro day (4.57 40), 254-pound frame and reputation for strong blocking inspired the Bills to take a shot, and while the rookie perhaps held his own as a starter, the lack of polish was evident (14.3 percent drop rate). He did at least show some big-play ability with five catches for 160 yards on 11 targets traveling 20plus yards downfield. The Bills didn't bring in serious competition, and Knox figures to enter this season atop the depth chart, potentially even handling a three-down role. In terms of targets, he'll presumably fall in somewhere behind Stefon Diggs and John Brown, and possibly behind Cole Beasley and Devin Singletary.
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Paces pass catchers in win
TEBuffalo Bills
November 20, 2022
Knox brought in all seven targets for 70 yards in the Bills' 31-23 win over the Browns on Sunday. He also visited the X-ray room briefly but subsequently confirmed he was okay, per Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com.
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Modest production in costly loss
TEBuffalo Bills
November 14, 2022
Knox caught four of six targets for 57 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
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Finds end zone Sunday night
TEBuffalo Bills
October 30, 2022
Knox caught two of three targets for 10 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Packers.
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Scores first TD of year
TEBuffalo Bills
October 16, 2022
Knox caught all three of his targets for 37 yards and his first touchdown of the season in Sunday's 24-20 win over Kansas City.
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Good to go Sunday
TEBuffalo Bills
October 14, 2022
Knox (foot/hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Kansas City.
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