Jakobi Meyers

Jakobi Meyers

Wide Receiver #11
Team: New England Patriots
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 203 lb.
College:NC State
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Jakobi Meyers: Catches 26 passes as a rookie

Meyers finished the 2019 regular season with 26 catches (on 41 targets) for 359 yards in 15 games.

Analysis: Meyers stuck around after making the team as an undrafted rookie and even managed to log a few PPR-worthy efforts in the process. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder probably did enough to make the team again in 2020, but it's possible he'll have to fight to keep his slot in New England's wide receiver corps, depending on the team's offseason moves.

January 10, 2020 2:07 PM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Hauls in three passes Sunday

Meyers was on the field for 14 of a possible 73 snaps on offense in Saturday's 24-17 win over the Bills, en route to catching all three of his targets for 25 yards.

Analysis: Mohamed Sanu (70), Julian Edelman (52) and N'Keal Harry (37) all saw more snaps than Meyers in Week 16, and in such a context Meyers will be a speculative fantasy option in both Week 17 and the NFL postseason.

December 22, 2019 2:01 PM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Relegated to special teams

Meyers was not targeted during Sunday's 34-13 win over Cincinnati and logged just seven offensive snaps during the contest.

Analysis: Meyers was averaging 51.7 yards per game over his prior three outings, but New England went in a different direction Sunday. The Patriots are notorious for changing things up to suit the week's matchup, but -- after recording just one catch in Week 14 -- Meyers' seven offensive snaps Sunday seem like part of a downturn. He's a very tough play, especially against Buffalo's third-ranked pass defense Sunday.

December 17, 2019 4:59 PM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Catches 35-yard pass

Meyers was on the field for 38 of a possible 67 snaps on offense in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs, en route to hauling in one of his three target for 35 yards.

Analysis: Looking ahead, Meyers profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option, as QB Tom Brady has yet to develop a consistent rapport in the passing game with anyone other than Julian Edelman and running back James White.

December 9, 2019 10:13 AM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Three catches for 46 yards Sunday

Meyers was on the field for 61 of a possible 87 snaps on offense in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: Meyers caught three of his seven targets for 46 yards Sunday, but looking ahead, he could see his workload reduced once Mohamed Sanu (19 snaps), who is bouncing back from an ankle injury, is closer to 100 percent.

December 2, 2019 8:52 AM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Catches four passes for 74 yards

Meyers logged 54 of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys, en route to catching four passes on nine targets for a season-high 74 yards.

Analysis: Meyers' increased involvement in the Patriots' offense was the result of both Phillip Dorsett (concussion) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) being inactive Sunday. Rookie N'Keal Harry also saw added work in Week 12, recording 57 snaps and turning his only catch (on four targets) into a 10-yard TD. Meyers' fantasy import in next Sunday's game against the Texans hinges on the status of Dorsett and Sanu, but he's at least demonstrated that he can produce when afforded ample playing time.

November 25, 2019 9:31 AM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Targeted twice in win

Meyers caught one of his two targets for a seven-yard gain during Sunday's 17-10 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Meyers rebounded from his one-offensive-snap, no-target outing in Week 9 with a 19-snap, one-catch game against the Eagles. Granted, that total is far from noteworthy from a fantasy perspective, but Meyers has shown to be serviceable when given the opportunity -- especially as an undrafted rookie. He may get it Sunday as the Patriots head into Week 12 potentially missing Phillip Dorsett (concussion) and with a somewhat hobbled Mohamed Sanu (ankle). Depending on their health, Meyers could see a few more targets against Dallas' seventh-ranked pass defense.

November 19, 2019 8:13 PM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Solid in Week 6 spot start

Meyers secured all four of his targets for 54 yards in the Patriots' 35-14 win over the Giants on Thursday.

Analysis: Meyers slotted in as the No. 3 receiver to start the contest with Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) sidelined, and he bumped up to No. 2 after Josh Gordon exited the game in the first half with a knee injury. The rookie checked in second behind Julian Edelman in receiving yardage and set career highs across the board in the contest. Meyers typically operates as the No. 4 wideout when the receivers corps is at full health, a role he'll return to if both Dorsett and Gordon are able to return to health over the 10 days until the Week 7 matchup against the Jets.

October 10, 2019 9:30 PM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Opportunity knocks in Week 6

With Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) ruled out, Meyers is in line to serve as the Patriots' No. 3 wideout Thursday night against the Giants, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's a role that could result in Meyers producing enough to merit deep league consideration in Week 6, but overall, he's a speculative fantasy option, given that he'll be working behind starting receivers Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon.

October 9, 2019 1:26 PM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Records 36 snaps in Week 5

Meyers was on the field for 36 of a possible 78 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-7 win over Washington, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meyers caught one of his two targets in the game for six yards. His uptick in snaps (after recording four in Week 4) was the result of Phillip Dorsett sustaining a hamstring injury Sunday. It remains to be seen if Dorsett will be able to bounce back quick enough to play Thursday night against the Giants, but even he sits out that contest, Meyers would remain a speculative Week 6 fantasy option while working behind fellow receivers Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon.

October 7, 2019 8:01 AM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Records just four snaps on offense

Meyers was on the field for just four of a possible 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meyers -- who caught two passes for 38 yards in Week 3 -- wasn't targeted in the game. As the Patriots' No. 4 wideout, behind Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett, Meyers' fantasy value remains limited.

September 30, 2019 8:25 AM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Hauls in two passes Sunday

Meyers was on the field for 49 of a possible 77 snaps on offense in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets.

Analysis: In the process, Meyers hauled in two of his three targets for 38 yards. With Antonio Brown no longer in the mix, Meyers now profiles as the Patriots' No. 4 wideout, behind Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett. Meyers saw some added work Sunday, with Edelman getting banged up during the contest, but the UDFA out of N.C. State remains a speculative fantasy play, given where he currently slots in on the team's depth chart.

September 23, 2019 9:59 AM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Inactive Sunday

Meyers is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Meyers, who logged eight snaps in Week 1, will sit this one out as a healthy scratch, with Antonio Brown slated to make his debut with the Patriots on Sunday.

September 15, 2019 8:55 AM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Hauls in 22-yard catch

Meyers logged eight of a possible 70 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-3 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Meyers -- who parlayed a strong training camp into a roster spot -- caught his lone target Sunday for 22 yards in the contest. Looking ahead, however, it's unclear if he'll be active in Week 2 against the Dolphins, with Antonio Brown poised to join the team's wideout mix.

September 9, 2019 10:33 AM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Another strong outing

Meyers caught seven of 12 targets for 74 yards in Thursday night's 10-3 preseason win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Meyers got work with New England's starting offense, but all three of his targets from Tom Brady resulted in incompletions. Additionally, a holding call on Meyers negated a 30-yard rush from tailback Sony Michel early on. Despite those shortcomings, Meyers overall put together a pretty good stat line, perhaps solidifying his spot on the regular season roster. With Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry (leg) overcoming minor ailments and Josh Gordon and Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) working toward full availability, Meyers' impressive preseason could land him some Week 1 value, assuming he indeed makes the team.

August 22, 2019 9:02 PM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Making strong case to stick

Meyers is "seemingly a roster lock," according toMike Dussault of the Patriots' official site.

Analysis: With Julian Edelman back at practice, Josh Gordon having been reinstated and first-rounder N'Keal Harry not going anywhere, the battle for slotting beyond that trio is heating up in advance of roster cut-downs. Meyers' efforts this summer have put him in a solid position to carve out a spot, despite being an undrafted free agent. Others in the mix to stick around are Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris and Braxton Berrios, with Demaryius Thomas still working his way back from an Achilles injury. If Gordon is able to reclaim a key role in the offense in short order, Meyers (assuming he makes the team) would profile as a complementary option out of the gate, though added opportunities through attrition could arrive as the regular season rolls along.

August 20, 2019 8:46 AM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Continues to ball out

Meyers caught all six of his targets, amassing 82 yards during Saturday's 22-17 win against the Titans. He also converted a successful two-point play by hauling in a pass from Brian Hoyer.

Analysis: The rookie out of NC State continues to draw attention with stellar preseason play, now posting game-high receiving outputs in each of his first two career outings. In fact, upon summing the second-leading receiver's output in each of those games, Meyers has outgained that total by 64 yards. Josh Gordon's conditional reinstatement to the NFL clouds the undrafted Meyers' 2019 outlook somewhat, but his performance thus far has been more than sufficient to keep him in the mix for a roster spot.

August 17, 2019 9:43 PM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Shines in preseason opener

Meyers caught six of eight targets for 69 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 31-3 preseason opening win over the Lions.

Analysis: Meyers got into the end zone twice in the second quarter, catching a three-yard touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer and a five-yarder from Jarrett Stidham. The rookie undrafted free agent has mixed in with the first team at time in camp, and this performance shows that Meyers isn't out of his depth there. Given the uncertainty on New England's wide receiver depth chart, Meyers is a guy to keep an eye on as the preseason unfolds.

August 8, 2019 7:52 PM EST

Jakobi Meyers: Getting some first-team reps

Meyers logged "extensive" first-team work Thursday, NESN's Doug Kyed reports.

Analysis: With Julian Edelman bouncing back from a thumb injury, Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) on the PUP list and Josh Gordon still suspended, there's an opportunity for the undrafted rookie to seize a roster spot with a strong training camp/preseason. At this stage, it's a bit early to start a Meyers hype train, but it's worth noting that a number of UDFA's have in the past earned key roles with the Patriots. Beyond Edelman and first-rounder N'Keal Harry, there's not much certainty with regard to how New England's wideout depth chart will shake out. For now, Meyers' main competitors for slotting are Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris, Dontrelle Inman and Braxton Berrios.

August 1, 2019 9:40 AM EST

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