Alex Erickson
Alex Erickson
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Injuries forced the Bengals to use Erickson more on offense last season than they typically prefer, especially over the final three games when both A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd were out with injuries. Even then, however, Erickson's looks and production were pretty modest (11 catches for 121 yards on 13 targets). His primary contribution remains in the return game, both on kickoffs (1,049 yards) and punts (212 yards). Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.68 million contract with the Bengals in September of 2018.
Second-leading receiver in loss
WRCincinnati Bengals
October 13, 2019
Erickson caught four of six targets for 47 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-17 defeat to the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
A special-teams ace by trade, Erickson has seen an uptick in his offensive involvement lately with injuries to A.J. Green (ankle) and John Ross (shoulder). Against Baltimore, Erickson garnered six-plus targets for just the third time in Cincinnati's past 36 regular-season games, while his 47 yards were his most since Week 17 of last year. Up next, he and the Bengals receiving corps will be going up against a Jaguars defense that allowed only Michael Thomas to exceed 40 receiving yards Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Alex Erickson's 2019 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
26.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.54
 
% Team Air Yards
9.5%
 
% Team Targets
6.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.8%
 
Drop Rate
6.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.2
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Cincinnati BengalsBengals 2019 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Jaguars pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
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Overall QB Rating Against
83.9
 
Cornerbacks
77.6
 
Safeties
94.1
 
Linebackers
88.1
 
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2019 Alex Erickson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Alex Erickson'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, Broad Jump, and Bench Press metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.10 sec
 
Cone Drill*
6.68 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
116 in
 
Bench Press*
14 reps
 
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51 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2016
Erickson was more active on offense than in his rookie season, as the Bengals' coaching staff became disenchanted with Tyler Boyd and John Ross, though Erickson's peak came in Week 2 against the Texans, when he had four catches for 62 yards and was on the field for 37 offensive snaps. His greatest contribution again came on special teams, as he was the team's primary kick and punt returner, netting 941 return yards. His role on offense will likely be reduced in 2018, presuming Boyd and Ross can stay healthy and return to Marvin Lewis's good graces.
Erickson, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Wisconsin, made a strong case for a roster spot during the preseason, shining in the return game and also contributing on offense. While unlikely to land any higher than fifth on the depth chart at wideout, the rookie could open the season as Cincinnati's top return man for kicks and/or punts, assuming he survives final cuts.
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Ready to rock
WRCincinnati Bengals
October 11, 2019
Erickson (concussion) is not listed on Friday's injury report, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Turns in full practice
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Concussion
October 10, 2019
Erickson (concussion) put in a full practice Thursday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Still in concussion protocol
WRCincinnati Bengals
Concussion
October 9, 2019
Erickson remains in the NFL's concussion protocol as of Wednesday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Exits Sunday's game
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Concussion
October 6, 2019
Erickson was forced out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a concussion.
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In line for Week 5 start
WRCincinnati Bengals
October 4, 2019
Coach Zac Taylor said Erickson would serve as a starting receiver alongside Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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