Elijah McGuire
Elijah McGuire
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Injuries at the position freed up the starting running back job for McGuire late last season, and he responded by turning 67 carries and nine catches into 304 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns over the final four weeks. A busy offseason that saw the team bring in veteran free agents Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery will relegate McGuire to a backup role at best, but the 2017 sixth-rounder shouldn't have a problem making the roster and could gain fantasy relevance should Bell get hurt. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by the Browns in September of 2019.
Joins Browns' practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 21, 2019
McGuire has been added to the Browns' practice squad.
McGuire, a 2017 sixth-rounder, racked up 180 carries for 591 yards and four TDs, to go along with 36 catches for 370 yards and two receiving scores for the Jets in 24 games over the course of the 2017 and 2018 campaigns. He therefore gives the Browns a depth option at running back with some recent NFL experience under his belt.
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How do Elijah McGuire'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.
5' 10"
214 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
Shuttle Time
4.56 sec
Cone Drill
7.26 sec
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
Broad Jump
120 in
Bench Press
15 reps
Hand Length
9.00 in
Arm Length
31.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
A 2017 sixth-round pick, McGuire is a shifty running back whose value should come primarily from catching the ball out of the backfield. He rushed 88 times for 315 yards and added 177 yards on 17 receptions as a rookie, making a decent to stay involved for 2018. He was expected to get some touches as the Jets' likely No. 3 running back, the plan may have been derailed by a foot fracture suffered in late July. With his recovery timeline estimated at six weeks, McGuire could open the regular season on the PUP list, which would rule him out until Week 7.
McGuire's first two collegiate seasons were nothing short of excellent, as the 5-10, 214-pounder averaged 7.9 yards per carry, while scoring 22 touchdowns on just 269 carries. He was, however, limited over his last two years due to lingering foot issues that sapped most of his explosiveness. He was an excellent pass catcher in college, a skill that didn't diminish with his injuries, and it will be the key to any playing time this season as he tries to carve out a role behind Bilal Powell and Matt Forte, two players he could certainly learn from given their own receiving skills.
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Waived by Cleveland
RBFree Agent
September 19, 2019
The Browns waived McGuire on Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Signs with Browns
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September 16, 2019
McGuire signed with the Browns on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Heads to Cleveland's practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 2, 2019
McGuire signed with the Browns' practice squad on Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Cut loose by Jets
RBFree Agent
August 30, 2019
The Jets cut McGuire on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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No running room in preseason finale
RBNew York Jets
August 29, 2019
McGuire rushed 14 times for 29 yards and caught all five of his targets for 35 yards in Thursday's 6-0 preseason win over the Eagles.
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