Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow

25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cincinnati Bengals
Questionable
Injury Appendix
Est. Return 8/12/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Burrow came back from a major knee injury that ended an impressive rookie year to lead the Bengals to the Super Bowl last season. But whereas in his first year Burrow put up numbers on the back of 40.4 pass attempts per game (a league-high through Week 11), he put up big numbers last season as perhaps the league's most efficient passer. Averaging only 32.5 attempts per game (17th), Burrow led the league in on-target rate at 80.6 percent with an 8.1- yard average target depth (10th). That propelled him to a 70.4 completion percentage and 8.9 YPA - both tops in the league. Burrow capitalized on downfield throws, ranking fourth in on- target percentage (59.0), third in YPA (17.0) and first in touchdowns (11) on attempts of 20-plus yards, getting an instant boost from rookie receiver Ja'Marr Chase, with whom he teamed for a league-high six 50-yard completions and 22 20-yard completions (4th). Chase returns with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, giving Burrow the league's best WR trio. Joe Mixon gives the offense a returning 1,200-yard rusher, and after allowing 55 sacks (and an NFL-record 19 in the playoffs), the Bengals remade their offensive line in a big way by signing center Ted Karras, right guard Alex Cappa and right tackle La'el Collins. The only problem is that Burrow doesn't run much, which could keep him from finishing as a top-5 fantasy QB even if he's excellent for the Bengals again. He's also set to miss a large portion of training camp while recovering from a late-July appendectomy, though it's less of an issue given that the Bengals have continuity on offense everywhere besides the O-line. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $36.19 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2020.
First activity since surgery Monday
QBCincinnati Bengals
Appendix
August 8, 2022
Burrow (appendix) was seen throwing some light passes at the end of Monday's practice, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Earlier Monday, Burrow was able to get around the practice field without a cart, like he had been doing of late, and he proceeded to log his first activity as well. Baby relayed that Burrow was taking snaps, went through his reads and tossed the ball back to a member of the Bengals' equipment staff. After he underwent an appendectomy July 26, Burrow was given a recovery timeline of 2-to-3 weeks, so he is approaching the front end of that timetable. Still, the team isn't likely to rush its franchise quarterback back to the field with the aim to have him running on all cylinders by Week 1, when he again will have a wealth of skill-position talent at his disposal.
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How do Joe Burrow's 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
13.1%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
8.9%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.3 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.4%
 
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How do Joe Burrow's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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
215 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Joe Burrow
NFL Injury Analysis: Training Camp Update
6 days ago
Jeff Stotts analyzes the latest injury news out of training camps, including a trip to the operating room for Joe Burrow.
NFL Training Camp News and Notes: July 31
9 days ago
Jim Coventry evaluates the 49ers' passing attack and breaks down today's fantasy football news.
2022 Cincinnati Bengals Preview: Roster Moves, Depth Chart, Schedule, Storylines and More
11 days ago
To better protect Joe Burrow, the defending AFC champs fortified the O-line this offseason. Another Super Bowl bid is possible, but there are several contenders to reach the big game in a strong conference.
Fantasy Football ADP Battles - Who is WR1? Kupp vs. Jefferson vs. Chase
11 days ago
Jim Coventry analyzes the wide receiver ADP battle between Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson and Ja'Marr Chase. Who you got?
Training Camp Notes: July 26
14 days ago
Jim Coventry discusses the Bucs' passing attack after Julio Jones signed with the team.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Burrow was the favorite for rookie of the year last season before tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee Week 11. He set team rookie records for completion percentage (65.3) and passing yards per game (268.8), grabbing the league's attention by throwing for at least 300 yards in five of his first seven games. But it was largely built on volume (40.4 attempts per game led the league through 11 weeks), while downfield passing was a struggle. Of his 46 attempts of 20-plus yards, Burrow completed just nine, for a 19.2 completion percentage that ranked 34th of 35 QBs. His on-target percentage on deep throws ranked 30th (39.1), and his 6.4 YPA was 34th. Part of the problem was limited arm strength, but Burrow also had to rush throws as he was pressured on 28.3 percent of his downfield dropbacks. He was sacked 32 times, a 51-sack full-season pace. To mitigate the pass rush, the Bengals took advantage of his mobility by regularly rolling him out, and often relied on a quick passing game with intermediate routes. On attempts of 8-15 yards, his on-target percentage ranked 11th (70.0) and his completion percentage 10th (62.0). The Bengals upgraded their receiving group by reuniting Burrow with college teammate Ja'Marr Chase, the fifth overall pick in the draft. Chase will team with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, giving Burrow three quality wideouts. And Joe Mixon, who was limited to six games last year, is healthy and provides a solid rushing attack. Burrow has a lot of room for growth, and with improved downfield passing could easily outperform his ADP.
Burrow had perhaps the greatest season by a quarterback in college football history last year. He led the nation in passing yards (5,671) and completion percentage (76.3) while throwing an FBS-record 60 TD passes, guiding LSU to the national championship and winning the Heisman Trophy along with pretty much every passing award. Making him the No. 1 pick in the draft was an easy choice for the Bengals. Also an easy choice was releasing long-time starting QB Andy Dalton one week later (and saving $17 million) to make Burrow the unquestioned starter. At 6-3, 221, Burrow has good size, and scouts rave about his leadership, competitiveness and football IQ. He doesn't possess elite arm strength — it's below average for an NFL starter — but he has tremendous vision, rapidly works through his progressions, has excellent touch and is consistently accurate. He has a skilled group of playmakers to help him acclimate in Cincinnati, with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon returning and 6-3 wideout Tee Higgins drafted in the second round. The biggest concern is the offensive line. The Bengals were terrible up front last season, but the return of 2019 first-round pick LT Jonah Williams from an injury should help, as should the signing of RG Xavier Su'a-Filo. Fortunately, Burrow is plenty mobile, capable of extending plays with his legs and making throws on the move. If he plays 16 games as expected, the rookie should have enough passing volume (the Bengals threw 616 times last season, 6th most) that it won't take much for him to be a top-10 fantasy QB with his rushing contributions.
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QBCincinnati Bengals
Appendix
August 8, 2022
Burrow (appendix) is getting around practice without a cart, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Deemed day-to-day
QBCincinnati Bengals
Appendix
August 5, 2022
Burrow (appendix) is considered day-to-day and has been present for meetings at training camp, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
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Return timetable TBD
QBCincinnati Bengals
Appendix
July 27, 2022
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Burrow underwent successful surgery Tuesday to remove his appendix, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Burrow will be discharged from the hospital Wednesday, but a timeline for his return to the field isn't known.
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Having appendix removed
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Stomach
July 26, 2022
Burrow (knee) is undergoing surgery to remove his appendix and will miss some practice time in the coming weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Sheds knee brace
QBCincinnati Bengals
Knee - MCL
June 15, 2022
Burrow (knee) is practicing Wednesday without a brace on his left leg, the Associated Press reports.
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