Xavier Grimble
Xavier Grimble
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Pittsburgh Steelers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The signing of Vance McDonald just before the start of last season seriously curtailed Grimble's production and reduced his role to that of a blocking tight end. He inked a new one-year deal, but remains behind McDonald and Jesse James in the pass-catching realm, limiting his fantasy value again this season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $630,000 contract with the Steelers in January of 2018.
Jury still out after quiet season
TEPittsburgh Steelers
January 1, 2019
Grimble caught his lone target for 16 yards during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
ANALYSIS
Despite playing in all 16 games this season, Grimble managed just six catches (on eight targets) for 86 yards. The eight targets were the fewest he has seen in his three seasons, but his 14.3 yards per catch reflect a career high. A restricted free agent, Grimble could return to Pittsburgh in 2019 and possibly pass Jesse James -- an unrestricted free agent -- on the depth chart behind Vance McDonald.
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How do Xavier Grimble's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
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
0.30
 
% Team Air Yards
1.1%
 
% Team Targets
1.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.7
 
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How often does Xavier Grimble run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Xavier Grimble
53 routes   8 targets
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278 routes   39 targets
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Xavier Grimble's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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' 4"
 
Weight
261 lbs
 
Vertical Jump
26.5 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.68 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Grimble caught 11 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in limited action during his rookie season. With Ladarius Green no longer on the team, Grimble could play a larger role in the offense, possibly challenging Jesse James for the starting tight end job.
Even with Ladarius Green starting the season on the PUP-R list, Grimble is behind Jesse James and David Johsnon on the depth chart, Should he survive roster cuts, he doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value.
Currently last on the depth chart, Grimble will have an uphill battle during training camp to avoid being cut.
Grimble joined the 49ers' practice squad in September 2014.
More Fantasy News
Another goose egg
TEPittsburgh Steelers
December 23, 2018
Grimble failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 31-28 loss to New Orleans.
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Healthy to begin Week 13
TEPittsburgh Steelers
November 28, 2018
Grimble (concussion) cleared the concussion protocol Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Suffers concussion
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Concussion
November 27, 2018
Grimble was placed in the concussion protocol Tuesday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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First catch in five weeks
TEPittsburgh Steelers
November 18, 2018
Grimble caught his lone target for three yards during Pittsburgh's 20-16 win against Jacksonville.
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Practices fully Thursday
TEPittsburgh Steelers
October 25, 2018
Grimble (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice session, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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