Xavier Grimble
Xavier Grimble
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Calf
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The departure of Jesse James via free agency appeared to raise Grimble's fantasy profile, but now he'll have some competition for work behind starter Vance McDonald, in the form of Zach Gentry, who the Steelers took in the fifth round of the 2019 draft. Though firmly behind McDonald on the team's depth chart, the Pittsburgh offense is still potent enough to create opportunities, albeit limited, for Grimble. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Steelers in October of 2019.
Released off IR
TEFree Agent
Calf
October 4, 2019
Grimble (calf) reached an injury settlement with the Steelers on Friday per the NFL communication's official transaction report.
ANALYSIS
Grimble was placed on injured reserve prior to the Steelers' Week 4 victory over the Bengals. It appears the injury was not all that serious, and he will now be free to look for a new opportunity.
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How do Xavier Grimble'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
2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.10
 
% Team Air Yards
0.5%
 
% Team Targets
1.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
33.3%
 
Drop Rate
66.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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2019 Xavier Grimble Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Xavier Grimble's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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' 4"
 
Weight
261 lbs
 
Vertical Jump
26.5 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.68 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2014
The signing of Vance McDonald just before the start of last season seriously curtailed Grimble's production and reduced his role to that of a blocking tight end. He inked a new one-year deal, but remains behind McDonald and Jesse James in the pass-catching realm, limiting his fantasy value again this season.
Grimble caught 11 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in limited action during his rookie season. With Ladarius Green no longer on the team, Grimble could play a larger role in the offense, possibly challenging Jesse James for the starting tight end job.
Even with Ladarius Green starting the season on the PUP-R list, Grimble is behind Jesse James and David Johsnon on the depth chart, Should he survive roster cuts, he doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value.
Currently last on the depth chart, Grimble will have an uphill battle during training camp to avoid being cut.
Grimble joined the 49ers' practice squad in September 2014.
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Headed to IR
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Calf
September 25, 2019
Grimble (calf) has been placed on IR.
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Status for Week 4 murky
TEPittsburgh Steelers
Undisclosed
September 25, 2019
Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday he considers Grimble "questionable" for Monday's game against the Bengals, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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First catch this season
TEPittsburgh Steelers
September 22, 2019
Grimble caught one of two targets for three yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to San Francisco.
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Catchless in loss
TEPittsburgh Steelers
September 17, 2019
Grimble was targeted during Sunday's 28-26 loss to Seattle but did not record a catch.
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Set back by ugly drop
TEPittsburgh Steelers
August 18, 2019
Grimble got the start and caught one of three targets for 13 yards in Saturday's preseason win over Kansas City.
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