Deon Cain
Deon Cain
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Cain tore his ACL during his first preseason game and subsequently missed the 2018 season. His status for 2019 remains tentative, as the 22-year-old isn't expected to be at full strength until mid-way through the campaign, according to GM Chris Ballard. The team that the 2018 sixth-rounder will ultimately rejoin likely will have better pass-catching depth, though injuries to teammates may take a toll by the time he's actually ready to play in a game. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Steelers in November of 2019.
One catch in debut
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 24, 2019
Cain had one catch for 35 yards in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Signed just over a week ago, Cain saw just one target from Mason Rudolph before Pittsburgh made the switch at quarterback to Devlin Hodges. Cain was targeted once by Hodges, which resulted in a pass interference call which led to a field goal that proved to be the game-winner. Cain had four receptions on 14 targets for 52 yards in six games with Indianapolis before joining Pittsburgh, and he has little fantasy value heading into a Week 13 game against Cleveland.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Deon Cain'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
3.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.31
 
% Team Air Yards
1.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
17.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Cardinals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
106.8
 
Cornerbacks
106.8
 
Safeties
105.0
 
Linebackers
107.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Deon Cain'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' 2"
 
Weight
202 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.71 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Deon Cain
Corner Report: Week 14
Yesterday
The Steelers found success moving James Washington to the slot in Week 13, and he's poised for another strong game against a limping Arizona cornerback rotation in Week 14.
Hidden Stat Line: NFL Week 13 Recap
5 days ago
Jerry Donabedian breaks down all the NFL action from Week 13, including Buffalo's continued success utilizing a no-huddle offense.
Corner Report: Week 13
8 days ago
It's been a mostly busted season for Alshon Jeffery and the Eagles, but a warm weather matchup with Miami's NFL Europe corners could be just what he needs to get on track.
Thursday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Colts vs. Texans
18 days ago
The Texans haven't been relying as much on Deshaun Watson recently, but RotoWire's Andrew Laird still thinks the quarterback will be highly owned Thursday against the Colts.
Corner Report: Week 10
29 days ago
With the already weak slot coverage of the Cardinals tested further by the absence of Tramaine Brock, it seems like a good time for a Chris Godwin bounce back.
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Like the departed Donte Moncrief, who left Indianapolis in free agency this offseason, Cain stands tall at 6-foot-2 and ran the 40-yard dash in the low 4.4s. However, the sixth-round rookie isn't considered as complete of a receiver as Moncrief and even has a reputation of being nothing more than a straight-line speedster. With that said, Cain instantly popped up on the fantasy radar given the potential upside of an Andrew Luck-led offense. The rookie drew rave reviews early in training camp, but a torn ACL in the first week of the preseason brought an immediate end to his campaign.
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Could work as No. 3 wideout
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 22, 2019
Cain could be utilized as the Steelers' third wide receiver Sunday at Cincinnati, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Lands in Pittsburgh
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 16, 2019
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Signing with Colts' practice squad
WRFree Agent
November 11, 2019
Cain cleared waivers and has signed with the Colts' practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Surprisingly let go
WRFree Agent
November 9, 2019
Cain was waived by the Colts on Saturday.
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No receptions Sunday
WRIndianapolis Colts
November 4, 2019
Cain didn't have a catch despite two targets and playing 20 snaps on offense in Sunday's 26-24 loss at Pittsburgh.
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