Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow

24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cincinnati Bengals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Burrow was the favorite for rookie of the year last season before tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee Week 11. He set team rookie records for completion percentage (65.3) and passing yards per game (268.8), grabbing the league's attention by throwing for at least 300 yards in five of his first seven games. But it was largely built on volume (40.4 attempts per game led the league through 11 weeks), while downfield passing was a struggle. Of his 46 attempts of 20-plus yards, Burrow completed just nine, for a 19.2 completion percentage that ranked 34th of 35 QBs. His on-target percentage on deep throws ranked 30th (39.1), and his 6.4 YPA was 34th. Part of the problem was limited arm strength, but Burrow also had to rush throws as he was pressured on 28.3 percent of his downfield dropbacks. He was sacked 32 times, a 51-sack full-season pace. To mitigate the pass rush, the Bengals took advantage of his mobility by regularly rolling him out, and often relied on a quick passing game with intermediate routes. On attempts of 8-15 yards, his on-target percentage ranked 11th (70.0) and his completion percentage 10th (62.0). The Bengals upgraded their receiving group by reuniting Burrow with college teammate Ja'Marr Chase, the fifth overall pick in the draft. Chase will team with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, giving Burrow three quality wideouts. And Joe Mixon, who was limited to six games last year, is healthy and provides a solid rushing attack. Burrow has a lot of room for growth, and with improved downfield passing could easily outperform his ADP. Read Past Outlooks
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#110.95
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$Signed a four-year, $36.19 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2020.
Responsible for two TDs in win
QBCincinnati Bengals
November 28, 2021
Burrow completed 20 of 24 pass attempts for 190 yards, a touchdown and an interception while scoring another touchdown on an eight-yard rush in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Steelers.
ANALYSIS
The Bengals' defense and rushing attack led the charge in an important win over an AFC North rival, but Burrow was able to get in on the ground onslaught with a touchdown of his own. It was the 24-year-old's first rushing score of the season after posting three in his shortened rookie campaign. Burrow has failed to top 200 passing yards over his last two contests after averaging 309.5 yards over his previous six. The Bengals may need to rely on their rising star quarterback when they face a high-powered Chargers offense next Sunday.
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How do Joe Burrow's 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
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.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
13.9%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.4 Yds
 
Sack Rate
8.1%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.0 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.7%
 
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#% of Team Snaps

64162%
12650%
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94%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
78.5
 
Cornerbacks
79.4
 
Safeties
78.4
 
Linebackers
75.9
 
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2021 Joe Burrow Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Joe Burrow's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
221 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Burrow had perhaps the greatest season by a quarterback in college football history last year. He led the nation in passing yards (5,671) and completion percentage (76.3) while throwing an FBS-record 60 TD passes, guiding LSU to the national championship and winning the Heisman Trophy along with pretty much every passing award. Making him the No. 1 pick in the draft was an easy choice for the Bengals. Also an easy choice was releasing long-time starting QB Andy Dalton one week later (and saving $17 million) to make Burrow the unquestioned starter. At 6-3, 221, Burrow has good size, and scouts rave about his leadership, competitiveness and football IQ. He doesn't possess elite arm strength — it's below average for an NFL starter — but he has tremendous vision, rapidly works through his progressions, has excellent touch and is consistently accurate. He has a skilled group of playmakers to help him acclimate in Cincinnati, with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon returning and 6-3 wideout Tee Higgins drafted in the second round. The biggest concern is the offensive line. The Bengals were terrible up front last season, but the return of 2019 first-round pick LT Jonah Williams from an injury should help, as should the signing of RG Xavier Su'a-Filo. Fortunately, Burrow is plenty mobile, capable of extending plays with his legs and making throws on the move. If he plays 16 games as expected, the rookie should have enough passing volume (the Bengals threw 616 times last season, 6th most) that it won't take much for him to be a top-10 fantasy QB with his rushing contributions.
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Rides running game to win
QBCincinnati Bengals
November 21, 2021
Burrow completed 20 of 29 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-13 win over the Raiders. He gained 11 rushing yards on three carries.
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Held without a TD by Browns
QBCincinnati Bengals
November 7, 2021
Burrow completed 28 of 40 passes for 282 yards and two interceptions while adding one yard on two rushing attempts in Sunday's 41-16 loss to the Browns.
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Takes haunting loss on Halloween
QBCincinnati Bengals
October 31, 2021
Burrow completed 21 of 34 passes for 259 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Jets. His lone rushing attempt went for minus-1 yard.
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Leads team to victory with huge day
QBCincinnati Bengals
October 24, 2021
Burrow completed 23 of 38 pass attempts for 416 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 41-17 rout of the Ravens.
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Three touchdown passes in win
QBCincinnati Bengals
October 17, 2021
Burrow completed 19 of 29 passes for 271 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Bengals' 34-11 win over the Lions on Sunday. He also rushed five times for 20 yards.
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