Jeremy Kerley
Jeremy Kerley
30-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
With 268 career receptions, the 5-foot-9 Kerley is the most accomplished wide receiver on the Bills' roster. He should get a decent amount of playing time in the slot for the team's offense in spite of the fact that he only caught 22 balls in eight games with the Jets last year. He figures to see more targets if AJ McCarron is under center, so monitor the situation. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Bills in September of 2018.
Let go by Buffalo
WRFree Agent
September 15, 2018
Kerley was released Saturday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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This is a bit of a strange move for a team with such a questionable and unproven group of wide receivers, with the veteran Kerley earning the No. 3 slot job with a decent summer. The youth movement in Buffalo continues, as the team will use a now healthy Ray-Ray McCloud as its fifth wideout for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Kerley may not have that tough a time finding employment elsewhere.
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How do Jeremy Kerley'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
17.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.39
 
% Team Air Yards
0.6%
 
% Team Targets
1.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jeremy Kerley'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
5' 9"
 
Weight
188 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.00 in
 
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2011
Someone other than Pierre Garcon has to catch passes in San Francisco. Kerley signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal with the 49ers in March, making him the most likely candidate. At 5-9, 188, Kerley is small, and he's no threat to go downfield – 4.62 40 time, no catches of 40-plus yards since 2012. But he's a prototypical short pass catcher, with good quickness and reliable hands. Don't expect many red-zone targets, either – it's not Kerley's game. Accordingly, his career-high in touchdowns is three. Kerley is a strict PPR-floor play. Only Garcon is ahead of him on the depth chart, and behind him are one-dimensional field-stretcher Marquise Goodwin and either journeymen or inexperienced backups. If Bruce Ellington can recover from last year's injuries, he could push Kerley for snaps, but for now it's Kerley's role to lose.
Kerley signed on with the Lions after a five-year stint with the Jets, where he saw a steady decline from 95 to 26 targets over the past four seasons. He was subsequently dealt to the 49ers, where he'll try to re-emerge as a reliable slot option for the team.
Signed to a four-year extension last year, Kerley’s 409 yards and 38 receptions in 2014 marked regressions for the second straight season. Additionally, Kerley played four more games last season than in 2013, but only saw three more targets all season. The 26-year-old slot receiver also scored just once, possibly influencing the Jets’ selection of speedy wideout Devin Smith in the second round of this year’s draft. Moreover, New York added Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall via trade this offseason, likely leaving Kerley in competition for the Jets’ fourth receiver spot once Smith acclimates to the offense. With an unstable quarterback situation to consider as well, Kerley’s fantasy value seems to be slipping heading into this season.
It’s hard to get excited about a possession receiver in a below-average offense, but Kerley’s been productive when healthy, and the quarterback play in New York has nowhere to go but up. At 5-9, 188 and without much foot speed, Kerley’s not going to get deep or be a big source of red-zone work. But he caught 56 balls at 8.6 YPT in 2012, a virtual miracle given the state of the passing game, and was consistently involved in the offense for the 12 games he played last year. Some combination of Michael Vick and Geno Smith in Year 2 should be better than what Kerley’s dealt with so far, and having Eric Decker drawing attention should open up more room underneath.
You wouldn't think it from the state of the Jets passing game, but Kerley had a good season, averaging 14.8 YPC and 8.6 YPT on 96 targets. Nonetheless, the Jets passing game is even more unsettled this season, as Santonio Holmes looks to return from a foot injury, Stephen Hill gets another chance to establish himself as an NFL receiver (and not simply an athletic freak) and the team decides whether it wants to suffer through another partial year of Mark Sanchez before turning it over to Geno Smith. At 5-10, 192 and with below average speed, Kerley is never going to set the league on fire or get into the end zone very often. But he's earned a role on the team, and given the other questionable pieces around him could again see his fair share of targets.
Kerley finished the 2011 season with 11 catches in his last three games, perhaps foreshadowing a bigger role for 2012. No one expects a future star here, but he might turn into a reliable slot player for the Jets.
Kerley may not get many opportunities at wide receiver behind Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress, and Derrick Mason, but he could easily fill the void at kick and punt returner after the departure of Brad Smith.
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Modest usage
WRBuffalo Bills
September 10, 2018
Kerley caught two of four targets for just seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
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Probable best slot option
WRBuffalo Bills
August 27, 2018
Kerley caught his only target for 18 yards during Sunday's preseason loss to the Bengals.
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In line for No. 3 spot
WRBuffalo Bills
July 27, 2018
Kerley, Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes took the snaps with the first team during Friday's training camp practice, Mark Gaughn of The Buffalo News reports.
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Could earn No. 3 wideout job
WRBuffalo Bills
June 6, 2018
Kerley could be a leading candidate to open the season as the Bills' No. 3 receiver, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
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Joins Buffalo's receiving corps
WRBuffalo Bills
April 16, 2018
The Bills signed Kerley to a one-year deal Monday, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
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