Braxton Berrios

Braxton Berrios

Wide Receiver #8
Team: New England Patriots
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 184 lb.
College:None
Age:25
Born:October 6, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 6 (210)
Draft Team:NE

Braxton Berrios: One catch in Week 6

Berrios had an 18-yard catch on three targets in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Berrios has slipped down the depth chart with New York's receiving corps starting to heal up. Most of the Jets' starters struggle to maintain fantasy viability in an offense that's averaging 12.5 points per game, so this performance should be about par for the course for Berrios in a depth role.

October 19, 2020 6:34 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Another quiet performance

Berrios failed to haul in either of his two targets and had a 13-yard run in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Berrios continues to see a minimal role on offense with Jamison Crowder healthy and manning the slot. The 25-year-old receiver was also involved on special teams, tallying a 13-yard kick return and a nine-yard punt return.

October 12, 2020 7:33 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Fades back into obscurity

Berrios failed to catch any of his three targets in Thursday's 37-28 loss to Denver.

Analysis: Berrios' run as New York's slot receiver came to an end with Jamison Crowder back from a hamstring injury, and it's no coincidence that his production dried up with the demotion back into a depth role. While Berrios' value will likely remain minimal as long as Crowder's healthy, the 24-year-old Miami product showed that he's capable of filling in admirably when called upon.

October 2, 2020 10:32 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Finds end zone in Week 3

Berrios caught all four of his targets for a team-high 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: He hauled in his second TD of the season, and second in as many games, after Sam Darnold escaped pressure in the pocket and found Berrios in the front corner of the end zone, tying the score at 7-7 midway through the first quarter before things fell apart for the Jets. As long as Breshad Perriman (ankle) and Jamison Crowder (hamstring) remain sidelined, Berrios could continue to be productive as the only option Darnold seems to trust.

September 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: In uniform Sunday

Berrios (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Assuming no setbacks with his hamstring, Berrios figures to see his share of slot reps Sunday alongside Chris Hogan and Josh Malone, with fellow wide receivers Breshad Perriman (ankle) and Jamison Crowder (hamstring) both sidelined this week.

September 27, 2020 11:40 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Joins long list of injured WRs

Berrios (hamstring) was a new addition to the injury report Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv reports.

Analysis: So much for Berrios being one of the last healthy bodies in New York's receiving corps. If he plays through this injury, he's still in an appealing spot due to the lack of available alternatives, but a backup slot receiver battling an injury isn't usually the type of player you should be relying on in fantasy.

September 25, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Another expanded role on tap

Berrios is expected to start Sunday's game against the Colts with both Breshad Perriman (ankle) and Jamison Crowder (hamstring) sidelined, Chris Ryan of NJ.com reports.

Analysis: Berrios had 59 yards and a touchdown with Crowder out last week, and the fill-in slot receiver should continue to get plenty of attention from quarterback Sam Darnold. With Chris Hogan and Josh Malone starting on the outside, Berrios and tight end Chris Herndon should be heavily relied upon in the short and intermediate passing game.

September 25, 2020 10:04 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Scores late TD in blowout loss

Berrios caught six of eight targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Berrios worked as the slot receiver with Jamison Crowder (hamstring) inactive, and he turned into Sam Darnold's de facto top target when both Breshad Perriman (ankle) and Chris Hogan (ribs) joined the ranks of injured Jets wide receivers. The 24-year-old Miami product caught a 30-yard touchdown on the Jets' final drive, finding the end zone for the first time in his career. If Crowder's not ready to return against the Colts in Week 3, Berrios will be a candidate to lead the team in targets.

September 20, 2020 3:27 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Stepping into slot role

Berrios will work as the Jets' primary slot receiver Week 2 with Jamison Crowder (hamstring) sidelined, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Crowder was officially ruled out for Week 2 by coach Adam Gase on Friday, and he named Berrios as the replacement in the slot. Berrios rarely saw the field with the Jets last season, catching six passes for 115 yards and zero touchdownsin 16 games, but he should be in line for heavy playing time with Breshad Perriman and Chris Hogan representing the only other healthy wideouts on the roster. Despite the expected increased field time, he's not guaranteed to be a significant factor in the passing game.

September 18, 2020 8:35 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Could start Week 2 if Crowder sits

Berrios could serve as the Jets' primary slot receiver if Jamison Crowder's hamstring injury prevents him from playing in Sunday's game against the 49ers, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Crowder is trending in the wrong direction for the Week 2 contest, as he failed to participate in practice Thursday after picking up the hamstring injury Wednesday, resulting in him logging a "limited" showing that day. Unless Crowder can get back on the field in some capacity in the Jets' final practice of the week Friday, he'll likely be in store for an inactive status Sunday, leaving New York with just three healthy receivers. Berrios has the benefit of a full season of residence in coach Adam Gase's system, but he rarely saw use as a receiver in 2019, logging only 85 offensive snaps and recording six receptions for 115 yards on 13 targets. While Crowder's potential absence would pave the way for Berrios to handle perhaps the biggest snap share of his career, the 24-year-old might only be a tertiary option in the passing game behind Breshad Perriman, Chris Hogan and Chris Herndon.

September 17, 2020 9:51 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: No targets in Week 1 loss

Berrios wasn't targeted in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: It's not a good sign that Berrios wasn't able to make an impact with rookie Denzel Mims (hamstring) sidelined and the combination of starting outside receivers Breshad Perriman and Chris Hogan combining for 17 yards on four catches. Berrios is buried deep down the depth chart on offense, but he's still slated to serve as New York's punt returner, though the Jets didn't get any return opportunities in the opener.

September 14, 2020 12:39 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Returns to practice

Berrios (back) returned to practice Thursday, Brian Costello of The New York Post reports.

Analysis: Berrios was sidelined on Wednesday with a lower back issue but it appears the issue was not too severe as the wideout returned to the field 24 hours later. The second-year pro is competing for a depth spot at wideout in addition to kick and punt return responsibilities.

September 3, 2020 6:42 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Injury specified

Berrios is dealing with a lower back issue that has forced him to miss practice, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Berrios exited practice Tuesday with "tightness", and it's now clear as to the specifics of the injury. It's unclear how long the injury is expected to keep Berrios out, but it certainly won't help his chances to make the roster in a depth role for 2020.

September 2, 2020 4:25 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Exits practice early

Head coach Adam Gase said Berrios left practice early due to "tightness," Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gase didn't elaborate on what Berrios was dealing with, but there's no reason to believe it's too serious right now. A quick return to practice would be quite beneficial for Berrios' chances of making the roster since the Jets' top-five wide receivers are all dealing with injuries.

September 1, 2020 4:35 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Headed for expanded role?

The Jets could design some packages to put Berrios on the field more often this season, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Released by New England last preseason, Berrios caught on with the Jets and played all 16 games, averaging 11.4 yards on 21 punt returns but catching only six passes for 115 yards. He did show some potential in his limited playing time on offense, but there's only so much room for growth for a slot specialist on the same team as Jamison Crowder. Given their potential shortcomings at the outside receiver spots, the Jets could try a few different tricks to put Crowder and Berrios in the slot at the same time, including four-receiver sets or lining up TE Chris Herndon on the perimeter. Even so, it's hard to imagine Berrios pushing for mainstream fantasy utility in any scenario that doesn't involve a Crowder injury.

July 23, 2020 9:16 AM EST

Braxton Berrios: Six catches in rookie season

Berrios caught one of two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 13-6 win over Buffalo.

Analysis: Berrios finishes the season with six catches for 115 yards. More than half of those yards came on a 69-yard catch against Oakland, on which Berrios was tackled just short of what would have been his first career touchdown. The 24-year-old receiver also contributes as a punt returner, returning one for nine yards in this game. Berrios' youth and versatility will keep him in contention for a 2020 roster spot with the Jets.

December 29, 2019 6:14 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Plays five offensive snaps

Berrios wasn't targeted in Thursday's 42-21 loss to Baltimore, but he returned three punts for 48 yards.

Analysis: Berrios was on the field for only five of New York's 59 snaps on offense. His inability to see the field consistently with such an underwhelming receiving corps around him suggests Berrios is liekly to end up a career special teams player.

December 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Doesn't catch lone target

Berrios failed to come down with the one ball thrown his way in Sunday's 22-21 win over Miami.

Analysis: He added one punt return for 12 yards. Berrios is buried deep down the wide receiver depth chart, and he's not doing anything to show he deserves to climb higher.

December 8, 2019 6:59 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: One catch, one drop

Berrios caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: The incomplete pass thrown Berrios' way would have been a chunk play had it not clanked off his hands. Berrios needs to bring in balls like that if he wants to climb the depth chart on offense and not turn into a career special teams guy.

December 1, 2019 6:27 PM EST

Braxton Berrios: Just short of first NFL TD

Berrios caught his lone target for 69 yards in Sunday's 34-3 win over Oakland. He also returned one punt for 26 yards.

Analysis: Berrios found a soft spot in the defense and looked like he was going to zoom away for a touchdown, only to be tackled at the 1-yard line. The Jets got into the end zone one play later, but the 24-year-old receiver was left just short of his first NFL touchdown. While Berrios' contributions come primarily on special teams, it's good to know he's capable of making the occasional play on offense when called upon.

November 24, 2019 6:35 PM EST

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