Ryan Switzer
Ryan Switzer
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A top-10 kickoff and punt returner, Switzer also proved to be a decent pass catching option for Pittsburgh last season, finishing with 36 catches (on 44 targets) for 253 yards and one touchdown. With fellow slot man Eli Rogers back from a knee injury, Switzer enters training camp far down on a receiver depth chart that also includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Donte Moncrief and Diontae Johnson. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.97 million contract with the Cowboys in May of 2017. Traded to the Raiders in April of 2018. Traded to the Steelers in August of 2018.
Logs five snaps in loss
WRPittsburgh Steelers
September 24, 2019
Switzer was only present for five snaps on special teams in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
ANALYSIS
Switzer didn't see any snaps on offense Sunday after seeing 46 snaps in Week 1 and 13 snaps in Week 2. It's unclear why Switzer's role has decreased so harshly, although it seems likely that the absence of Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is at least partially to blame.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ryan Switzer'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
4.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.33
 
% Team Air Yards
1.7%
 
% Team Targets
6.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.7
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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% of Team Snaps

260
198
197
161
186
161
83
21
61
15
48
40
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chargers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Chargers
Sunday, Oct 13th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
84.8
 
Cornerbacks
83.9
 
Safeties
97.9
 
Linebackers
82.6
 
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2019 Ryan Switzer Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ryan Switzer'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
5' 8"
 
Weight
185 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.00 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.77 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
28.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ryan Switzer
Monday Night DFS Breakdown: Bengals vs. Steelers
13 days ago
James Conner has been fairly awful to start the season, but he has a great breakout opportunity Monday night against the Bengals, which could make him a popular captain/MVP choice on DraftKings and FanDuel.
Hidden Stat Line: NFL Week 3 Recap
19 days ago
Jerry Donabedian checks out Week 3's playing time trends and notes the Patriots are turning to a spread-out offense that bodes well for Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett.
Hidden Stat Line: NFL Week 2 Recap
26 days ago
Jerry Donabedian uses an array of statistics to break down all 16 games from Week 2, noting that Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf both have been effective in very different roles for the Seahawks.
Corner Report: Week 2
Corner Report: Week 2
30 days ago
30 days ago
The Texans don't know who their slot corner is after cutting Aaron Colvin, but they might want to figure it out with Dede Westbrook incoming.
Hidden Stat Line: NFL Week 1 Recap
33 days ago
Jerry Donabedian does a deep dive into the Week 1 numbers and notes that Mark Andrews was one Raven whose big performance was backed up by his usage.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The 2017 fourth-round pick saw just seven passes thrown his way throughout the entirety of his rookie campaign with Dallas, but he racked up 856 total return yards on the season and ran a punt back for a touchdown in Week 13 against the Redskins. Switzer was traded to the Raiders this offseason in exchange for defensive tackle Jihad Ward, then later flipped to the Steelers in exchange for a draft pick. Switzer likely will see most of his work in the return game for Pittsburgh, but he could get some snaps in the slot if the team's wideout group is hit hard by injuries.
Mitchell Trubisky's favorite target at North Carolina landed in Dallas after his selection in the fourth round of this year's draft. Switzer is an undersized terror out of the slot, combining electric cuts with sure hands, and while the Cowboys already have a receiver with that profile in Cole Beasley, Switzer's skill set could mesh perfectly with Dak Prescott's quick release and accuracy. As a rookie, Switzer may have to make his mark as a punt returner but appears poised to mesh seamlessly into the Cowboys' offense when given a chance.
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Lone catch gains zero yards
WRPittsburgh Steelers
September 17, 2019
Switzer hauled in one of four targets for zero yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
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Six catches in loss
WRPittsburgh Steelers
September 8, 2019
Switzer had six receptions for 29 yards in Pittsburgh's 33-3 loss to New England on Sunday.
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Held to one catch
WRPittsburgh Steelers
August 18, 2019
Switzer caught his only target for a five-yard gain in Saturday's preseason win over the Chiefs.
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Leaves practice Wednesday
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Quadriceps
July 31, 2019
Switzer exited Wednesday's practice with a quadriceps injury, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Shines during OTAs
WRPittsburgh Steelers
June 17, 2019
Switzer was impressive during spring practices while competing with Eli Rogers for slot work, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.
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