Josh Malone
Josh Malone
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
When Malone was drafted in 2017, he was considered a project but one that had high upside. The Bengals were drafting with a focus on speed, something Malone and teammate John Ross have quite a bit of. But at some point, speed needs to translate into production, and both have been disappointments. Malone is on the fringe of the Bengals' roster now, having dressed in only nine games last year and getting just five targets. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3 million contract with the Bengals in April of 2017.
Shut out Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 30, 2018
Malone didn't have a catch Sunday on his lone target.
ANALYSIS
Malone had one catch and 12 yards on five targets all season, dressing for just nine of the 16 games this season. It's very much in doubt that he'll be in the Bengals' plans next season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Malone's 2018 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
4.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.59
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
1.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
20.0%
 
Drop Rate
20.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Josh Malone Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Malone'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.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.40 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.19 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.05 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
10 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Malone was slow to develop at the University of Tennessee before breaking out in his junior season, and it appears that he'll be slow to develop in the pros as well. He was considered a deep-play specialist with the Vols and that might be his role with the Bengals, too. Unfortunately, his most noteworthy play all season was being the receiver that the Steelers' Ryan Shazier tackled on the play that Shazier got hurt. He'll begin training camp no better than fourth on the Bengals' depth chart behind A.J. Green, Brando LaFell and Tyler Boyd, and ultimately behind John Ross as well.
The 6-3, 208 pounder may be something of a one-dimensional deep-route specialist, but he's still a good prospect and a great value in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He's a former top recruit who earned rave reviews in Tennessee practices as a freshman, but generally struggled along with the rest of the team's passing game in his first two years. That changed in 2016, when Malone totaled 972 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 78 targets. With 4.4 speed, Malone rounds out a prospect profile that implies considerable upside. Unfortunately, he won't see a big role anytime soon with A.J. Green, John Ross and Tyler Boyd already in Cincinnati.
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Inactive Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
Coach's Decision
December 16, 2018
Malone (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Not listed on injury report
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 12, 2018
Malone wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Unavailable Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
December 9, 2018
Malone (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Listed as questionable
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
December 7, 2018
Malone (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Limited in practice again
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
December 6, 2018
Malone (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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