Keelan Cole
Keelan Cole
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Cole has provided solid production over his first three seasons for a UDFA (104 catches, 1,600 yards and seven touchdowns), but he's buried on the depth chart and has been trending down since his rookie year. The 27-year-old finished 2019 with 24 catches for 361 yards and three touchdowns and was the team's clear fourth wideout behind D.J. Chark, Chris Conley and Dede Westbrook. The addition of second-round pick Laviska Shenault only further complicates Cole's path to playing time. The Jags retained his services for 2020 with a second-round tender as a restricted free agent, though production figures to remain minimal while entering camp as the team's fourth or fifth wide receiver. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.26 million contract with the Jaguars in April of 2020.
Remains with Jaguars
WRJacksonville Jaguars
April 23, 2020
Cole signed his restricted free-agent tender with the Jaguars on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Jacksonville was all but guaranteed to retain Cole's services after placing a second-round tender on the wide receiver in March. He's been a model of health in three pro seasons, never missing a game, but his target count has decreased on each occasion (83 in 2017, 70 in 2018 and 35 last year). Cole's peripherals are nothing to complain about -- 15.3 YPC and 8.5 YPT on 188 career targets -- but he faces a steep climb to regular volume with DJ Chark, Dede Westbrook and Chris Conley all ahead of him on the depth chart.
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How do Keelan Cole'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
24.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.02
 
% Team Air Yards
9.0%
 
% Team Targets
6.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
2.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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2019 Keelan Cole Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
An undrafted free agent darling in 2017 while logging 749 receiving yards, Cole's sophomore season saw him take a major step back as he was basically cut out of the offense by midseason. He was heavily involved early in the year, but was marred by fumbles and drops, leading to a drastic reduction in playing time. If Cole can solve the ball-security issues, he has a real chance to step in as Jacksonville's second or third receiver behind Dede Westbrook. Cole caught 38 passes for 491 yards last year in an anemic offense, despite going catch-less in five games, so the potential for production is clearly there. New quarterback Nick Foles should also provide some added stability and accuracy compared to the likes of Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler. Cole will be competing with D.J. Chark and Chris Conley, and the competition should start out on relatively even footing.
Cole, a 2017 undrafted free agent, took advantage of numerous injuries to Jaguars receivers last season to lead the team in receiving yards (748 on 42 receptions), but will have to compete with free agent acquisition Donte Moncrief and second-round pick D.J. Chark in 2018, in addition to Dede Westbrook. The 25-year-old demonstrated near-instant chemistry with quarterback Blake Bortles in his rookie season and very well may build on that performance with his pinpoint route running, but it's worth remembering that Leonard Fournette is still poised to power a run-heavy offense. Jacksonville has a bevy of talent at wide receiver and no clear-cut No. 1 option heading into the season, which could lead to a somewhat malleable depth chart. Cole's stock did get a major bump when Marqise Lee suffered a season-ending knee injury in late August. Seemingly locked in as a starter, Cole has a real shot to lead the team in targets.
More Fantasy News
Gets second-round tender
WRJacksonville Jaguars
March 17, 2020
The Jaguars are giving Cole a second-round tender, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Finishes season strong
WRJacksonville Jaguars
December 30, 2019
Cole caught three of four targets for 67 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 38-20 win over the Colts.
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Disappears after big game
WRJacksonville Jaguars
December 23, 2019
Cole caught one of two targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 24-12 loss to the Falcons.
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Leading receiver in win
WRJacksonville Jaguars
December 15, 2019
Cole caught three of six targets for 76 yards in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Raiders.
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Should help replace Chark
WRJacksonville Jaguars
December 13, 2019
Cole, Dede Westbrook and Chris Conley will work as the Jaguars' top three receivers Sunday against the Raiders with No. 1 option DJ Chark (ankle) ruled out for the contest, John Oehser of Jacksonville's official site reports. "Obviously, we're looking for those guys to step up," coach Doug Marrone said after Friday's practice.
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