Alex Erickson
Alex Erickson
27-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.
Quiet finale
WRCincinnati Bengals
January 15, 2020
Erickson notched a 16-yard reception across four targets in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Browns. He finished the season with 43 catches for 529 yards and zero touchdowns to go along with 157 punt return yards.
ANALYSIS
Erickson will be a free agent this upcoming offseason, and it's uncertain whether the Bengals intend to re-sign him. He lost the primary kick-return duties this season, so his utility to the team has diminished despite being more active on offense.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Alex Erickson's 2019 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
43.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.10
 
% Team Air Yards
14.3%
 
% Team Targets
13.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
55.1%
 
Drop Rate
6.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.4
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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2019 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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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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Busy day
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 24, 2019
Erickson had six catches for 55 yards on nine targets in Sunday's loss to Miami. He also had 43 yards on punt returns.
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Critical fumble
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 17, 2019
Erickson lost a fumble on a punt return right before halftime in Sunday's loss to the Pats.
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To benefit from Tate, Green absences
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 13, 2019
Erickson is expected to have a regular role in three-receiver sets Sunday against the Patriots with A.J. Green (ankle) ruled out for the contest and Auden Tate (knee) recently moving to injured reserve, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Leads team in targets
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 8, 2019
Erickson caught five of seven targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Browns.
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Catches both targets
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 2, 2019
Erickson caught both his targets for 21 yards and returned three punts for six yards during Sunday's win over the Jets.
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