Josh Oliver
Josh Oliver
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Oliver appeared to have a chance to compete for significant playing time entering his rookie campaign, but he missed the first six games with a hamstring injury and later landed on injured reserve with small fractures in his back. The 2019 third-round pick appeared in only four games and caught three passes for 15 yards. Tyler Eifert signed as a free agent and is poised to start after appearing in all 16 games for the first time in his career last season. Oliver figures to be battling James O'Shaughnessy for the No. 2 job in training camp, though neither player offers much upside if Eifert avoids injury. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.25 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2019.
Set for sophomore season
TEJacksonville Jaguars
June 23, 2020
Oliver (back) should be healthy for training camp after appearing in only three games as a rookie, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
ANALYSIS
The 2019 third-round pick missed the preseason with a hamstring injury and went down with a back issue after returning to the field, as he finished the season with three catches for 15 yards. Tyler Eifert was signed in March and is expected to start in 2020, while Oliver is likely to compete for reps behind him with James O'Shaughnessy (knee) and rookie Tyler Davis.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Oliver'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
9.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.31
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
1.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.3
 
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2019
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Josh Oliver run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Josh Oliver and the other tight ends for the Jaguars are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Josh Oliver
79 routes   6 targets
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367 routes   63 targets
91%
108 routes   20 targets
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4 routes   1 target
80%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 Josh Oliver Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Oliver'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
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.47 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.21 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
10.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Oliver had fantastic production during his senior season at San Jose State with 56 receptions for 709 yards and four touchdowns, leading to his selection in the third round of April's draft. He couldn't have landed in a better spot for a chance to compete immediately, as free-agent acquisition Geoff Swaim should enter training camp as the starter. Swaim certainly has more experience, but still has only 336 receiving yards through his first four seasons and is hardly a lock to take on the starting role. At 6-5, 249, Oliver ran a 4.63 40-yard dash and has a 34-inch vertical, so the raw talent is there for him to at least serve as a decent red-zone option in his rookie campaign should he be unable to supplant Swaim as the starter. However, those efforts may need to wait until after the start of the regular season since Oliver suffered a hamstring injury early in training camp.
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Rookie campaign derailed by injury
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Back
January 24, 2020
Oliver (back) spent the final six weeks of the season on injured reserve and totaled three catches for 15 yards in four games this season.
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Lands on IR
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Back
November 18, 2019
The Jaguars placed Oliver (back) on injured reserve Monday, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
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Dealing with fractures in back
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Back
November 18, 2019
Oliver was diagnosed with small fractures in his back after he exited Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Leaves Sunday's game
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Back
November 17, 2019
Oliver (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Colts, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
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Role expected to expand Sunday
TEJacksonville Jaguars
November 17, 2019
Oliver is expected to handle a heavier snap count Sunday against the Colts with Seth DeValve (oblique) inactive for the contest, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
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