John Kelly
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It was a quiet NFL debut for Kelly, as he was limited to just 27 carries and three targets over 50 offensive snaps during the final four games of the regular season. It's also telling that the organization brought in C.J. Anderson last year when Todd Gurley suffered a knee injury, and then Los Angeles traded up to select Darrell Henderson in the third round this spring. Additionally, Kelly only played 30 snaps on special teams, so his current fantasy outlook appears bleak. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Rams in November of 2019.
Sticks with Rams
RBFree Agent
November 20, 2019
Kelly signed with the Rams' practice squad Tuesday, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Kelly was waived by the Rams on Saturday but will remain with the organization after clearing waivers. The 23-year-old appeared in three games while on the 53-man roster and had three carries for nine yards.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do John Kelly's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
44.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.3
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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2019 John Kelly Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do John Kelly's measurables compare to other running backs?
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, and Shuttle Time metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.22 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Kelly (5-9, 216 pounds) comes out of Tennessee having proved capable as an every-down back who can both run through the tackles and wiggle downfield for passes. Falling to the sixth round in one of the deepest class of running backs we've seen in years, his pedigree simply doesn't reflect his skill level. With that said, opportunity is king, and there likely won't be much work leftover in Los Angeles as long as he's No. 3 on the depth chart behind 2017 All-Pro Todd Gurley and incumbent No. 2 Malcolm Brown. Kelly is thus best left on the waiver wire, but keep him in mind in case the injury bug bites the Rams backfield.
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Cut by Rams
RBFree Agent
November 16, 2019
Kelly was waived by the Rams on Saturday.
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Handed first opportunity of 2019
RBLos Angeles Rams
October 20, 2019
Kelly rushed three times for nine yards during Sunday's 37-10 win over Atlanta.
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Suiting up Sunday
RBLos Angeles Rams
October 13, 2019
Kelly is officially active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
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Promoted to active roster
RBLos Angeles Rams
October 12, 2019
Kelly was promoted to the Rams' active roster Saturday.
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Staying with Rams
RBFree Agent
September 2, 2019
Kelly signed with the Rams' practice squad Sunday, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports.
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