Courtland Sutton
Courtland Sutton
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Denver Broncos
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Taken with the 40th pick in the 2018 draft, Sutton got an extended opportunity with the Broncos after Demaryius Thomas was traded midseason. The results were passable under the circumstances - Sutton managed 8.4 YPT, 16 catches of 20-plus and three catches of 40-plus yards on 84 targets with Case Keenum at quarterback. At 6-3, 218, Sutton is a substantial receiver with a large catch radius, making him a good candidate for red-zone looks, even though he had only eight last year. He's not especially swift - 4.54 40 speed is roughly average for a receiver his size - and he dropped nine passes (10.7 percent of his targets) last year. Sutton should have a significant role again this season, though last year's top target, Emmanuel Sanders, appears to be back from an Achilles injury, and the team drafted tight end Noah Fant in the first round. More important, the Broncos' passing game - especially with newly signed Joe Flacco under center - projects to be among the league's worst. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.84 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2018.
Shows WR1 ability in 2019
WRDenver Broncos
January 4, 2020
Sutton caught 72 of 124 targets for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns in 2019. He added 38 yards passing and 17 yards rushing on three carries.
ANALYSIS
Sutton continued his climb to a true WR1 with an impressive sophomore campaign, improving across statistical categories. Concerning, however, was the fact that his numbers, much like the end of 2018, fell off in the absence of Emmanuel Sanders. In seven games with Sanders opposite him, Sutton averaged 5.1 catches on 7.7 targets per game for 80.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. In nine games without Sanders, Sutton averaged 4.0 catches on 7.8 targets per game for 60.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns as pass defenses shifted heavily toward him. Sutton definitely has the ability to be a dominant receiver -- diving touchdowns over the likes of Denzel Ward and Casey Hayward come to mind -- but the drop-off warrants consideration. The fact that eight of those Sanders-less games were played with quarterbacks making their first career starts doubtlessly impacted Sutton's statistics, but the differences also show a real need for Denver to acquire a strong WR2 opposite Sutton in the offseason. Assuming Denver acquires that receiver, along with the continued development of the likes of Noah Fant and DaeSean Hamilton, Sutton could be a darkhorse potential top-10 receiver in 2020.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Courtland Sutton'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
89.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.52
 
% Team Air Yards
43.0%
 
% Team Targets
25.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.5%
 
Drop Rate
4.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.1
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 Courtland Sutton Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Courtland Sutton'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' 3"
 
Weight
218 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.11 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.57 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Taken with the 40th pick in the draft, Sutton has a promising future, but enters the year as at best the Broncos' No. 3 target behind stalwarts Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. At 6-3, 218, and with a large catch radius, Sutton profiles as a good red-zone target - he scored 22 TDs his final two seasons in college - but his 4.54 40 speed is merely average for even a big receiver. GM John Elway believes Sutton can take over as the team's No. 1 eventually, but barring an injury to Thomas and Sanders, the rookie likely have to wait at least another year.
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Snags four passes in win
WRDenver Broncos
Concussion
December 29, 2019
Sutton caught four of eight targets for 52 yards during Sunday's 16-15 win over the Raiders. He temporarily left the game with a head injury but returned, Brandon Krisztal of KOA Colorado reports.
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Exits Sunday's game
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Concussion
December 29, 2019
Sutton was forced out of Sunday's game against the Raiders with a possible concussion, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Held in check by Lions
WRDenver Broncos
December 22, 2019
Sutton reeled in five of 10 targets for 41 receiving yards during Sunday's 27-17 win against Detroit.
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Comes alive in fourth quarter
WRDenver Broncos
December 15, 2019
Sutton caught four of 10 targets for 79 yards during Sunday's 23-3 loss in Kansas City.
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Quiet in high-scoring win
WRDenver Broncos
December 8, 2019
Sutton caught five of seven targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 38-24 win over Houston.
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