Kene Nwangwu

Kene Nwangwu

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kene Nwangwu in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a four-year, $4.23 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2021.
One touch in season finale
RBMinnesota Vikings
January 18, 2022
Nwangwu ran one time for four yards during Week 18's 31-17 win over the Bears.
ANALYSIS
With Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison demanding the majority of touches, Nwangwu struggled to find consistent work out of Minnesota's backfield. He finished the 2021 campaign with 13 rushes for 61 yards and four catches for nine yards. However, he did make a big impact on special teams and was the only player in the NFL this season to record multiple kick returns for touchdowns. The Vikings have Cook, Mattison and Nwangwu all under contract for 2022, so barring drastic change, their backfield is expected to look the same next year.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kene Nwangwu's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
30.8%
 
Positive Run %
84.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
91.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
4.3
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
1.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
63.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.26
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
0.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
80.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.8
 
% Targeted On Route
35.7%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.64
 
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57453%
2824%
36033%
6557%
484%
00%
272%
1210%
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2021 Kene Nwangwu Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kene Nwangwu's measurables compare to other running backs?
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.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.31 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.25 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.83 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.50 in
 
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More Fantasy News
Non-factor in loss
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 27, 2021
Nwangwu ran five times for eight yards and caught both of his targets for five yards during Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Rams.
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Impresses with limited touches
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 21, 2021
Nwangwu had three carries for 33 yards during Monday's divisional win over the Bears.
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Works as secondary back
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 6, 2021
Nwangwu had two carries for zero yards, caught two of three targets for four yards and returned two kickoffs for 65 yards during Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Lions.
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Active for Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 5, 2021
Nwangwu (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions.
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Suddenly questionable
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Illness
December 4, 2021
Nwangwu is questionable for Sunday's game against Detroit with an illness.
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