Courtland Sutton
Courtland Sutton
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Denver Broncos
IR
Injury Knee - ACL + MCL
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Sutton was one of several young receivers who broke out in 2019, managing 15.4 YPC (7th) and 8.9 YPT (11th), despite adjusting to a variety of low-end quarterbacks throughout the season. At 6-3, 218, Sutton is a downfield playmaker despite average timed speed (4.54 40). His size, length, athleticism and catch radius allow him to go over top of defensive backs even when he hasn't created much separation - six catches of 40-plus (T-7th) and 18 of 20-plus (T-8th) on 125 targets (18th). Sutton was also active in the red zone with 20 targets (T-8th), including nine from inside the 10 (T-9th), and he tied for the league lead in pass interference penalties drawn with eight. Of some concern is Sutton's drop-off once Emmanuel Sanders was traded - his per-game numbers fell by 1.1 catches and 19.7 yards. But Sutton will have two strong complements - and also more competition for targets - after the Broncos drafted Jerry Jeudy in the first and KJ Hamler in the second round. Hamler profiles more as a slot receiver and deep threat, while Jeudy will run routes all over the field opposite Sutton. Suddenly, second-year quarterback Drew Lock has a loaded offense, which includes 2019 first-round pick Noah Fant at tight end and free-agent signee Melvin Gordon in the backfield, but Sutton is still the favorite to lead the team in targets. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.84 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2018.
Showing progress
WRDenver Broncos
Knee - ACL + MCL
January 14, 2021
Sutton (knee) posted a video of him jogging via his official Twitter account.
ANALYSIS
There was a ton of hope that Sutton could push himself into a borderline top ten receiver in the league in his third NFL season. It didn't work out that way as he missed the Broncos' opener against Tennessee with a shoulder injury and went down with an ACL tear in Week 2, just three catches in to the campaign. With that in mind, 2021 will be enormous for Sutton. Not only will it be a contract year for the SMU product, but how the 25-year0ld helps lead a very young offense could determine the path of the franchise and which players (and coaches) will be around in 2022. Showing signs of recovery just four months after going down in Pittsburgh is a step in the right direction.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Courtland Sutton's 2020 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.
Air Yards Per Game
100.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
3.23
 
% Team Air Yards
2.0%
 
% Team Targets
1.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
16.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Courtland Sutton's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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' 3"
 
Weight
218 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.11 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.57 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Taken with the 40th pick in the 2018 draft, Sutton got an extended opportunity with the Broncos after Demaryius Thomas was traded midseason. The results were passable under the circumstances - Sutton managed 8.4 YPT, 16 catches of 20-plus and three catches of 40-plus yards on 84 targets with Case Keenum at quarterback. At 6-3, 218, Sutton is a substantial receiver with a large catch radius, making him a good candidate for red-zone looks, even though he had only eight last year. He's not especially swift - 4.54 40 speed is roughly average for a receiver his size - and he dropped nine passes (10.7 percent of his targets) last year. Sutton should have a significant role again this season, though last year's top target, Emmanuel Sanders, appears to be back from an Achilles injury, and the team drafted tight end Noah Fant in the first round. More important, the Broncos' passing game - especially with newly signed Joe Flacco under center - projects to be among the league's worst.
Taken with the 40th pick in the draft, Sutton has a promising future, but enters the year as at best the Broncos' No. 3 target behind stalwarts Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. At 6-3, 218, and with a large catch radius, Sutton profiles as a good red-zone target - he scored 22 TDs his final two seasons in college - but his 4.54 40 speed is merely average for even a big receiver. GM John Elway believes Sutton can take over as the team's No. 1 eventually, but barring an injury to Thomas and Sanders, the rookie likely have to wait at least another year.
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Going on injured reserve
WRDenver Broncos
Knee - ACL + MCL
September 21, 2020
The Broncos placed Sutton (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
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Done for the year with ACL tear
WRDenver Broncos
Knee - ACL + MCL
September 21, 2020
Sutton suffered a torn ACL and MCL during Sunday's loss to the Steelers and will miss the rest of the 2020 season, Brandon Krisztal of KOA Colorado reports.
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Serious injury feared
WRDenver Broncos
Knee
September 21, 2020
The Broncos fear that Sutton suffered a significant knee injury during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Going for MRI on Monday
WRDenver Broncos
Knee
September 20, 2020
Sutton (knee) is scheduled to go for an MRI on Monday and there is concern that his injury could be significant, Mike Klis of 9News reports.
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Won't return to Sunday's contest
WRDenver Broncos
Knee
September 20, 2020
Sutton (knee/leg cramping) won't return to Sunday's game against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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