Josh Malone
Josh Malone
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
Inactive
Injury Hamstring
Fri Practice: DNP
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3 million contract with the Bengals in April of 2017.
Won't play this week
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
November 16, 2018
Malone (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
With A.J. Green (toe) also likely out this week, Alex Erickson and Cody Core are likely to act as the Bengals' primary depth wideouts behind Tyler Boyd and John Ross (groin). Ross is listed as questionable with the injury, so there's a chance both Erickson and Core could have regular roles in three-receiver sets in Week 11.
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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
3.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.39
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
1.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
25.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Cincinnati BengalsBengals 2018 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this
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212
86
195
66
74
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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?
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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 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
 
2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Another practice absence
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
November 15, 2018
Malone (hamstring) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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Not practicing Wednesday
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Hamstring
November 14, 2018
Malone (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Ruled out this week
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
November 9, 2018
Malone (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Limited by hamstring issue Thursday
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Hamstring
November 8, 2018
Malone was added to the Bengals' injury report Thursday as a limited participant in practice due to a hamstring issue, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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Three targets Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
September 24, 2018
Malone caught one of three targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Panthers.
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