Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New England Patriots
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Seferian-Jenkins entered the league at a young age, and although he turns 26 in September, he's already on his third team after signing with the Jaguars this offseason. His time with the Jets was notable for a couple questionable replay overturns - he easily could've had five touchdown catches instead of three. But the Jets didn't take advantage of ASJ's athleticism much - his YPC fell three yards below his career rate. Now Seferian-Jenkins is the projected starting tight end in Jacksonville, with coffee cake on his helmet and blocking on his plate. The Jags obviously want to win games with killer defense and a declawed quarterback, and while the team doesn't have much in TE depth, they have receivers coming out of their ears. There's a pro case to be made for ASJ, but we'll look to make it in September after we've seen a game or two. He's probably not worth a proactive draft pick in the summer. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $895,000 contract with the Patriots in April of 2019.
Joining New England post-Gronk
TENew England Patriots
April 10, 2019
Seferian-Jenkins agreed Wednesday with the Patriots on a one-year contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
The 26-year-old tight end played through two hernia tears during his lone campaign in Jacksonville, catching 11 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in five games before undergoing season-ending surgery Oct. 9. While he has yet to display consistency to go with his impressive combination of size and athleticism, Seferian-Jenkins has a nice opportunity ahead of him in New England, where there's a Gronk-size hole in the starting lineup. Granted, the Patriots signed Matt LaCosse in mid-March and will likely select at least one tight end during the 2019 NFL Draft. Presumably healthy for the start of the team's offseason program, Seferian-Jenkins will need to battle for a spot on the 53-man roster, not to mention regular snaps. There is some potential for regular fantasy contributions if he wins the starting job.
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How do Austin Seferian-Jenkins' 2018 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
21.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.48
 
% Team Air Yards
3.0%
 
% Team Targets
3.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.9%
 
Drop Rate
5.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.8
 
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How often does Austin Seferian-Jenkins run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins
101 routes   19 targets
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213 routes   37 targets
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Overall QB Rating Against
79.9
 
Cornerbacks
86.5
 
Safeties
68.6
 
Linebackers
76.6
 
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How do Austin Seferian-Jenkins' 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
262 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Suspended for the first two games of the regular season, Seferian-Jenkins may find regular playing time hard to come by if rookie Jordan Leggett can succeed in the preseason and filling in when the games count. The former Buccaneer flashed some glimpses of being a decent fantasy option when he was in Tampa Bay, but none of that carried over to New York, as he never had more than five targets or three catches in a game. With how little the Jets use their tight ends, and the fact that he now has legitimate competition for snaps, Seferian-Jenkins' fantasy upside is fairly limited.
Seferian-Jenkins teased his potential with a 110-yard, two-TD Week 1 performance last season. And by Week 3 was on the shelf again, this time with a shoulder injury that kept him out the next 10 weeks. He returned for the final five games but played limited snaps, never catching more than three passes, though he scored twice. In two seasons, the 2014 second-round pick has played 16 games thanks to injuries. Seferian-Jenkins is among the league's most physically gifted tight ends with a size (6-5, 260) and speed (4.56 40) combination that, maybe, three or four others can match. And he's in a potentially explosive offense with a coordinator, Dirk Koetter, who has a history of featuring the position and a trio of young playmakers in quarterback Jameis Winston, running back Doug Martin and wide receiver Mike Evans. To make that a quartet, though, Seferian-Jenkins must stay healthy for once. Former practice squad player Cameron Brate impressed last season in a limited capacity in Seferian-Jenkins' absence, climbing the depth chart to be this year's backup as he developed a good rapport with Winston. He could potentially steal some targets, but the job is Seferian-Jenkins' to thrive in, if he can just stay on the field.
Seferian-Jenkins' rookie season started slowly with an ankle injury Week 1 that cost him the next two games. Then his season ended early with a back injury Week 12. Weeks 4-11, though, he showed potential with 4.5 targets a game and two touchdowns, both in the red zone. Seferian-Jenkins has soft hands, an 80-inch wingspan and great athleticism (he played D1 college basketball). Alongside Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, he gives the Bucs a trio of 6-5 receivers who should create mismatches every week. Seferian-Jenkins may be poised for a Year 2 breakout as the third option in a passing game that should be much more aggressive this season under new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Koetter's use of the tight end, though, has been mixed. All-time great Tony Gonzalez was heavily involved in Atlanta, but Marcedes Lewis was only moderately involved while Koetter was in Jacksonville. The quarterbacks in those two stops made a huge difference, of course. And that likely will be the key this year, too. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston's development might determine just how far Seferian-Jenkins goes in 2015.
A second-round pick in the May draft, Seferian-Jenkins won the John Mackey Award as the nation's top collegiate tight end in 2013. He is Washington's all-time leading receiver at the position and also played basketball for the Huskies. An athletic receiver with soft hands, Seferian-Jenkins is a big target at 6-5, 260, and could be a weapon in the red zone, though he might not have enough straight-ahead speed to take advantage of seam routes. He will have competition for targets in Tampa Bay from Brandon Myers, who had 79 receptions in 2012 with the Raiders, and signed with the Bucs in March along with Luke Stocker, to a lesser degree. Seferian-Jenkins' blocking skills, though, make him the most complete tight end of the group and give him a clear advantage for playing time, as coach Lovie Smith said this offseason that blocking is a priority at the position this year.
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Played through hernia tears
TEJacksonville Jaguars
February 22, 2019
Seferian-Jenkins suffered two hernia tears during the first week of training camp in 2018, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Headed for free agency
TEJacksonville Jaguars
February 18, 2019
The Jaguars announced Monday that they won't exercise Seferian-Jenkins' contract option for 2019, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
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Future with team not decided
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Abdomen
January 24, 2019
Though Seferian-Jenkins, whose 2018 season was cut short due to a core-muscle injury, tweeted a message that suggested his time with the Jaguars was over, Tad Dickman, the team's director of public relations, said a decision on that front has not yet been made, NFL.com's Nick Shook reports.
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Undergoes surgery
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Abdomen
October 9, 2018
Seferian-Jenkins underwent surgery Tuesday to address the core-muscle injury that resulted in his placement on injured reserve, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Scheduled for surgery
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Abdomen
October 8, 2018
Seferian-Jenkins is scheduled for surgery on the core muscle injury that landed him on on injured reserve, ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco reports.
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