Eli Rogers
Eli Rogers
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rogers re-signed with the Steelers on a two-year deal after spending most of the 2018 season on the PUP list due to an ACL issue. Even with the departure of Antonio Brown, Rogers, who operates predominantly out of the slot, is among a crowded group of receivers fighting for targets behind top option Juju Smith-Schuster. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year contract with the Steelers in March of 2019.
Returns to Pittsburgh
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March 14, 2019
Rogers re-signed with the Steelers on a two-year deal Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Rogers began the 2018 season on the PUP list due to both a one-game suspension and recovery from a major knee injury. He was back for the last three games of the season, however, where he recorded 12 catches on 14 targets over that span. While the Louisville product still must climb his way back up the depth chart, it's worth noting that 168 targets that went to Antonio Brown last season are now up for grabs after the star wideout was traded to Oakland just days earlier. Pittsburgh ended up bolstering the position with the signing of Donte Moncrief, but nonetheless, Rogers is heading into his age-26 season facing what could be his best opportunity for production in his time as a Steeler.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Eli Rogers' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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.
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Eli Rogers Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Rogers received limited interest as an unrestricted free agent, partially due to him still recovering from a partially torn ACL he suffered in January, and eventually re-signed with Pittsburgh. He impressed as a rookie, but his playing time took a hit last season and, even if he returns to full health, again finds himself among a crowded group of talented receivers that could limit his fantasy production.
After losing his entire rookie year to injury, Rogers stepped up in a big way for the Steelers in 2016; he caught four-plus balls in eight of 16 games and secured a key role behind top wideout Antonio Brown along the way. However, he may get bumped down a peg with Martavis Bryant set to return from suspension and could also face competition for snaps with second-round draft pick Juju Smith-Schuster out of USC. Rogers certainly remains in the fantasy picture, as he'll stil see his share of looks out of the slot, but he's likely at least an injury away from becoming a reliable producer.
Rogers, who spent the 2015 season on IR with a foot injury, is making a run at a key role in the Steelers' offense, thanks to a solid preseason to date. Rogers is thus a candidate to begin the season as the Steelers' top option in the slot, with fellow wideouts Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton on track to start on the outside. In any case, Rogers is among the Steelers' wideouts (Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey are also in the mix) who could benefit from some added opportunities early on this season, with RB Le'Veon Bell -- an outstanding pass-catcher out of the backfield -- suspended for the team's first three regular-season contests.
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Career-high seven catches in win
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December 30, 2018
Rogers caught seven of nine targets for 57 yards and ran once for minus-4 yards during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
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One catch in loss
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December 23, 2018
Rogers caught his lone target for two yards during Sunday's 31-28 loss to New Orleans.
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Active in season debut
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December 16, 2018
Rogers brought in all four of his targets for 20 yards in the Steelers' 17-10 win over the Patriots on Sunday.
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Activated off PUP list
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December 15, 2018
Rogers (knee) has been activated off the PUP list, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Uncertain for Week 15
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Knee - ACL
December 13, 2018
Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner said Thursday that Rogers (knee) looks "healthy" since returning to practice Nov. 28, but he wouldn't commit to the receiver being activated from the PUP list ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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