Jeff Heuerman
Jeff Heuerman
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Denver Broncos
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Heuerman posted career highs across the board last year, his third in the NFL, even though injuries limited him to 11 games. Playing 555 snaps, he saw 48 targets, though he was unable to show good metrics in terms of either catch percentage (63.3) or YPT (5.9). Heuerman is likely a sub-replacement level player, and he's unlikely to see as much work going forward if Jake Butt (knee), Troy Fumagalli and first-round pick Noah Fant are available. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Broncos in March of 2019.
Ties for team lead in targets
TEDenver Broncos
December 2, 2019
Heuerman caught three of five targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers.
ANALYSIS
It's predictable for a tight end to serve as his rookie quarterback's security blanket, but many fans predicted it'd be Noah Fant helping out Drew Lock in his first start. Instead it was Heuerman tying Courtland Sutton for the team lead with five targets despite playing on just 28 of 57 offensive snaps, 13 fewer than Fant. All three of Heuerman's catches converted a third down. Converting third-and-twos isn't the path to fantasy glory, but Lock's reliance on him is worth noting, especially given the dearth of reliable targets on the roster behind Sutton. Next up is a trip to Houston and a matchup against the Texans' 28th-ranked pass defense.
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How do Jeff Heuerman'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
8.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.32
 
% Team Air Yards
3.5%
 
% Team Targets
4.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.8%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.4
 
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How often does Jeff Heuerman run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Jeff Heuerman
103 routes   16 targets
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302 routes   54 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Texans pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
81.4
 
Cornerbacks
85.0
 
Safeties
65.6
 
Linebackers
89.4
 
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2019 Jeff Heuerman Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jeff Heuerman'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' 5"
 
Weight
255 lbs
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
33.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
The Broncos drafted Heuerman in the third round of the 2015 draft, convinced that the coaching staff could turn him into the receiver he never was in Ohio State's run-heavy attack. He promptly tore his ACL and now, three years and just 18 catches later, enters a contract year having proved little thus far. The good news is that Denver did not make any big plays for a tight end in free agency or the draft. The bad news is that 2017 draftee Jake Butt is turning some heads early in team activities. Heuerman is a willing blocker and has posted an impressive 15.7 yards per catch during his career, but it's fair to wonder why things will suddenly turn around now if they haven't already.
It might be sink or swim for Heuerman in 2017. Denver's 2015 third-round pick looked like he was heading into a plum position, the tight end of the future for then-head coach, Gary Kubiak, who loved utilizing the tight end. A torn ACL in spring practice derailed those plans, and Heuerman has yet to fully get back on track. He caught just nine passes last season for a solid 15.7 yards per catch. He'll have an opportunity to take a step forward in 2017, but he faces a logjam at the position. Virgil Green, a far better blocker than receiver, is still the favorite to start the season as the team's in-line starter. In the past year, Denver has also invested two fifth-round picks in other tight ends -- A.J. Derby in a trade with New England and Jake Butt in this year's draft. Derby most likely slots in as Denver's flex tight end in 2017 and if Heuerman doesn't overtake Green in the traditional Y position, Butt may move past him to do so in 2018.
Following the departure of Julius Thomas last offseason, the Broncos seemed to have addressed the tight end group by resigning Virgil Green and adding veteran Owen Daniels. Somewhat surprisingly, the team invested a third-round pick in Heuerman despite tight end not being a position of immediate need. He went down early in the offseason with a torn ACL, but is back in time to help replace Daniels this term. Heuerman didn't catch the ball much at Ohio State, just 52 times in four years, but head coach Gary Kubiak has said that Heuerman's ability to catch the ball exceeds his college production. With veteran Garrett Graham and Green, who has been used more in an H-back role, as his primary competitors, it would not be a surprise to see Heuerman lined up as the Broncos' top tight end come Week 1.
Heuerman was drafted in the third round (92nd overall) in this year’s draft to help fill the void left by Julius Thomas. However, he was never much of a pass-catcher at Ohio State, though his solid size (6-foot-5, 254 pounds) makes him a big target in the red zone. Unfortunately, Heuerman tore his ACL in his first practice, and will consequently miss the entire 2015 season.
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Sees 16 snaps in return
TEDenver Broncos
November 25, 2019
Heuerman was not targeted during Sunday's 20-3 loss in Buffalo.
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Making return against Buffalo
TEDenver Broncos
November 24, 2019
Heuerman (knee) is active Week 12 against Buffalo.
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Questionable for Week 12
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
November 22, 2019
Heuerman (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Status remains uncertain
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
November 20, 2019
Heuerman (knee) will likely be questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Officially out Sunday
TEDenver Broncos
Knee
November 17, 2019
Heuerman (knee) won't suit up in Sunday's road contest against Minnesota, Ben Swanson of the team's official site reports.
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