Gary Brightwell
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A sixth round pick, Brightwell will vie for backup duties behind Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker. He played slot receiver initially in college, so he has some receiving skills, should he ever see an opportunity. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.66 million contract with the Giants in May of 2021.
Records one catch
RBNew York Giants
September 14, 2021
Brightwell caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Broncos.
Brightwell did not record a single carry in the contest while operating as the team's No. 3 running back. The rookie played eight of a total 61 offensive snaps as the Giants struggled to get much of anything going on offense. Brightwell is not a trustworthy option for fantasy managers as long as both Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker are healthy. Next up for the Giants is a Thursday night tilt against Washington to kick of Week 2.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Gary Brightwell'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.
  • 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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2021 Gary Brightwell Split Stats
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Features late Sunday
RBNew York Giants
August 22, 2021
Brightwell rushed three times for seven yards in Sunday's 17-13 preseason loss to the Browns. He also caught three of five targets for 12 yards.
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Back at practice
RBNew York Giants
August 17, 2021
Brightwell (undisclosed) is practicing Tuesday after being sidelined early in training camp, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Solid landing spot with Big Blue
RBNew York Giants
May 1, 2021
The Giants selected Brightwell in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 196th overall.
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