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2021 Dynasty Football Profile: Jerry Jeudy

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Welcome, everyone to the 2021 Dynasty Football Profile: Jerry Jeudy article. Every week we will be rolling out a series of posts on players entering their second year in the NFL. This week belongs to Jerry Jeudy of the Denver Broncos.

Will Jerry Jeudy be able to take the step forward in his second year? Or will drops get the best of him?

In this article, I will be going over Jerry Jeudy’s dynasty value, so I’m going to start this off with his draft profile.

So without further ado, welcome to the 2021 Dynasty Football Profile: Jerry Jeudy.

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Draft Profile

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Coming out of Alabama, Jerry Jeudy had quite a lot of hype surrounding him. Whether this was warranted or not, it was there. If you look at his college numbers, it was warranted, but there are some hidden issues in those numbers that we will go over.

Jerry Jeudy broke out as a sophomore with a stat line of 68-1,315-14 (led a LOADED team). This is a great start, which means his junior year should be even better, right? Well, not really. He led the team in catches with 77 but failed to lead them in yards (1,163) or touchdowns (10). That belongs to 2020 first-rounder Devonta Smith (68-1,256-14).

This is where I start getting a little cautious on Jeudy. You can begin to see in his junior year become less like an Alpha wide receiver and more of a beta. The Denver Broncos didn’t see it this way and they drafted him in the first round, with the 15th pick.

This leads me to his 2020 season.

2020 Season

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In 2020, Jerry Jeudy had a stat line of 52-856-3. This netted him as the WR47 in PPR. Courtland Sutton was only able to play one game, so this was surprising to see. The injury opened up a ton of targets for Jerry Jeudy and he was able to get 121 targets (21st in the league).

In nine of his sixteen games, he received at least seven targets. He struggled with efficiency on those targets though. Jeudy only had two games with at least six catches and only eclipsed the 100-yard mark twice.

Inefficiency was the bane of Jerry Jeudy. He ended up having eight drops (7th in the league) and an eye-popping low catch percentage of 46% (106th). He was also a non-factor in the red zone with only eight targets, catching two of them.

It’s not all bad news though, Jeudy was able to put up 16.5 Yards Per Reception (11th), and still finished in the top-30 in receiving yards (856).

Keep reading for more of the 2021 Dynasty Football Profile: Jerry Jeudy article.

Offseason Changes/Issues

The Denver Broncos have added Teddy Bridgewater to their quarterback mix. Jerry Jeudy’s value isn’t going to be getting better because of the QB spot. In fact, his value has a very good chance of going down slightly.

The Broncos will be getting Courtland Sutton back from injury, KJ Hamler will be looking to expand his role, and they drafted Javonte Williams in the second round.

This could lead to the Broncos going more run-heavy approach with Teddy at the helm. The tandem of Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams backs this theory up. Not a lot of good news for Jerry Jeudy and his 2021 and beyond outlook.

2021 Role

Let’s continue on with the 2021 Dynasty Football Profile: Jerry Jeudy article.

Will Jerry Jeudy be able to improve upon his rookie season? He saw 121 targets, and this was without Sutton. With Sutton back, I don’t think he will be able to get that many targets again.

At first, you think Jerry Jeudy will be a deep threat in 2021. He was 7th in the league in deep targets (25), but this was what Courtland Sutton did well also (26 deep targets in 2019). So the question is, how are they going to use these wideouts?

Jerry Jeudy could very well be seeing a lot of time in the slot. In 2020, Jeudy was in the slot 28.9 percent of the time, which was 32nd in the league. His route running is absolutely deadly, which could make him a monster in the slot. Unfortunately, I just don’t think they are going to be throwing the ball a whole lot. With all the weapons I would slightly downgrade Jeudy in 2021.

Jerry Jeudy is currently going as WR35 in redraft, which sounds about right. I don’t see him as anything more than a boom or bust flex option this year. Now for 2022, this could be a different story.

2022 and Beyond (Conclusion)

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What if the Broncos get Deshaun Watson or Aaron Rodgers for 2022? I don’t think Aaron is going anywhere for 2021 (I could be wrong though). But if they do, this could be a great Fantasy Football team.

Let’s just say for 2022 they get one of them. Jerry Jeudy will instantly be a great value at WR23 in dynasty rankings. In fact, most of the Broncos receiving group would be a gold mine for Fantasy Football value. Let’s hope this happens.

Until then though, the Broncos will have mediocre quarterback play. This means Jerry Jeudy is being drafted way too high. Please temper your expectations on the kid, for now. There are way too many mouths to feed in Denver for a mediocre quarterback.

That should do it for the 2021 Dynasty Football Profile: Jerry Jeudy article. I hope you enjoyed it, and come back next week for J.K. Dobbins.




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