Alex Erickson
Alex Erickson
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.68 million contract with the Bengals in September of 2018.
Shut out in loss to Saints
WRCincinnati Bengals
November 11, 2018
Erickson was not targeted in the passing game in Sunday's loss to the Saints. He did have five kick returns for 110 yards.
ANALYSIS
There was some speculation that Erickson might be more active in the passing game with A.J. Green out, but it didn't work out that way, though the Bengals ran hardly any plays in the blowout loss.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Alex Erickson'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
14.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.59
 
% Team Air Yards
5.0%
 
% Team Targets
4.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.1%
 
Drop Rate
7.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.8
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Cincinnati BengalsBengals 2018 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
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212
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59
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Ravens 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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@ Ravens
Sunday, Nov 18th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
78.2
 
Cornerbacks
79.8
 
Safeties
71.4
 
Linebackers
81.1
 
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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
 
2016 Fantasy Outlook
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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Just one catch
WRCincinnati Bengals
October 29, 2018
Erickson was held to one catch for five yards on four targets in Sunday's win over the Bucs. He was on the field for 50 offensive snaps.
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Draws start Week 8
WRCincinnati Bengals
October 28, 2018
Erickson will draw the start in the slot Week 8 against Tampa Bay, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Quiet in passing game
WRCincinnati Bengals
October 22, 2018
Erickson had just one catch that lost a yard on two targets in Sunday night's loss to the Chiefs.
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Snags two passes
WRCincinnati Bengals
October 16, 2018
Erickson caught two of three targets for eight yards during Sunday's 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh.
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Three catches against Dolphins
WRCincinnati Bengals
October 7, 2018
Erickson had three catches for 24 yards in the Bengals' win over the Dolphins. He also had 19 yards in punt returns.
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