Deon Yelder
Deon Yelder
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Kansas City Chiefs
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After two seasons in Kansas City, Yelder has just three catches on four targets for 50 yards to show for it. He spent the 2019 campaign buried behind both Travis Kelce and Blake Bell on the Chiefs' depth chart. Bell's move to Dallas briefly left Yelder as the primary backup to Kelce toward the end of March, but the front office signed Ricky Seals-Jones in early April, who will presumably displace Yelder in that role after a few relatively productive seasons at the position elsewhere. Yelder is in a fairly good spot to land a 53-man roster spot again in 2020, but it would likely take multiple injuries at the tight end spot for him to warrant a look for fantasy purposes. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a contract with the Chiefs in April of 2020.
Staying with Chiefs
TEKansas City Chiefs
April 20, 2020
Yelder has officially signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Chiefs, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Yelder currently is projected as the No. 3 tight end on the Chiefs' roster heading into the 2020 season behind Travis Kelce and Ricky Seals-Jones. The 25-year-old Yelder recorded three receptions for 50 yards last year.
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How do Deon Yelder's 2019 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
4.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.81
 
% Team Air Yards
0.8%
 
% Team Targets
0.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.3
 
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How often does Deon Yelder run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Deon Yelder and the other tight ends for the Chiefs are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Deon Yelder
14 routes   4 targets
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74%
164 routes   22 targets
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570 routes   136 targets
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2019 Deon Yelder Split Stats
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Minimal 2019 impact
TEKansas City Chiefs
January 6, 2020
Yelder collected just three passes for 50 yards on four targets during 2019.
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Makes first impact
TEKansas City Chiefs
October 1, 2019
Yelder reeled in both of his two targets for 43 yards Sunday against the Lions.
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Will be ready for Week 1
TEKansas City Chiefs
September 2, 2019
Coach Andy Reid indicated that Yelder (ankle) "is healthy and ready to roll" ahead of Sunday's regular-season opener against the Jaguars, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
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Donning walking boot
TEKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
August 17, 2019
Yelder (ankle) was wearing a walking boot after Saturday's preseason defeat at Pittsburgh, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Questionable to return Saturday
TEKansas City Chiefs
Ankle
August 17, 2019
Yelder left Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.
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