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.
Shines as punt returner
WRCincinnati Bengals
August 15, 2019
Erickson hauled in three catches for 15 yards in the Bengals' second preseason game against the Redskins on Thursday. However, he made his biggest impact with a 75-yard touchdown on a punt return.
ANALYSIS
Erickson recorded the game's final score with a long punt return, initially streaking down the right sideline prior to cutting into the middle of the field to reach the end zone. He made his biggest impact with the offensive unit early in the second quarter, when he caught a 12-yard pass over the middle from Ryan Finley to convert on third-down. Erickson is set to primarily contribute as both a kick and punt returner, though he could be in line for some role with the offense while A.J. Green (ankle) is sidelined.
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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
16.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.74
 
% Team Air Yards
6.3%
 
% Team Targets
5.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
69.0%
 
Drop Rate
6.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 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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231 days ago
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Gameday Injuries: Week 16
239 days ago
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Streaming Defenses: Week 16 Options
243 days ago
Following a Week 15 shutout win on the road, the Titans return home for a cupcake matchup with Josh Johnson and the injury-ravaged Redskins.
NFL Waiver Wire: Week 16 Pickups
243 days ago
Kevin Payne analyzes the top waiver-wire additions for Week 16, including Cincinnati's John Ross, who should get more touches in the last two weeks.
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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Working with first-team offense
WRCincinnati Bengals
June 26, 2019
Erickson received added work with the first-team offense in spring workouts due to injuries to A.J. Green (toe) and John Ross (undisclosed), Michael LaPlaca of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Leads Bengals in receiving Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 30, 2018
Erickson had six catches for 63 yards in the Bengals' loss to the Steelers on Sunday. He also had 87 kick-return yards.
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Second straight multi-catch outing
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 23, 2018
Erickson caught both of his targets, accumulating 35 receiving yards during Sunday's 26-18 loss to the Browns.
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Targeted five times
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 16, 2018
Erickson caught three of five targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 30-14 win over the Raiders.
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Tallies 14 yards in loss
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 11, 2018
Erickson had a 14-yard run during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Chargers.
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