Jalen Guyton

Dallas Cowboys
Wide Receiver #9
Dallas Cowboys
Wide Receiver #9

Jalen Guyton News

Critical catch in win

Guyton tallied two receptions (on three targets) for 35 yards in Sunday's 47-42 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Guyton continues to see plenty of snaps but simply hasn't been a major factor. Known more for his speed rather than his strength, Guyton showcased the latter on a nifty 21-yard reception in the second half, but was otherwise hardly used. Given the Chargers' narrow passing tree, it's hard to imagine Guyton emerging as a reliable fantasy option most weeks.

Oct 10, 2021 6:47 PM EST

Does little in win

Guyton caught one of his two targets for nine yards and also registered two carries for 20 yards in the 28-14 win over the Raiders on Monday.

Analysis: Guyton once again saw a healthy 42 offensive snaps whereas No. 4 wideout, Josh Palmer, saw a paltry seven total, but the speedy option once again did little with the playing time. After seeing five targets in Week 1, Guyton has more carries (four) than catches (three) over the last three weeks, essentially reverting back to his 2020 days as an offensive decoy.

Oct 5, 2021 11:45 AM EST

Carries once Sunday

Guyton didn't catch his lone target but rushed once for three yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Guyton handled 41 offensive snaps (62 percent) but couldn't beat out Mike Williams, Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler for a piece of the target pie. The 24-year-old has deep-threat appeal and could be used on gadget plays, but he's not a dependable fantasy option.

Sep 28, 2021 6:01 PM EST

Just two receptions

Guyton caught his two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: It was a disappointing outing for Guyton after emerging as the team's third wideout in the Week 1 win. Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler combined for 260 of the 338 total passing so the lack of opportunities could easily be attributed to the trio's brilliance. It might be difficult for Guyton to breakout against a Chiefs defense that has done a good job limiting big plays from the passing game this season.

Sep 19, 2021 6:37 PM EST

All cleared for Week

Guyton (leg) was not listed on the Week 1 injury report Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Guyton missed most of the final week of training camp with a leg injury, but the speedy wide receiver appears to be past the issue. It'll be interesting to see how much Guyton plays after the 24-year-old lost a training-camp battle to rookie Josh Palmer for the team's No. 3 wideout role.

Sep 9, 2021 8:50 AM EST

Sitting out practice Wednesday

Guyton (leg) remains unavailable for Wednesday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Chargers haven't released any information at this point as to the severity of the leg injury that forced Guyton off the practice field Tuesday, but his exclusion from Wednesday's practice indicates a night's rest wasn't enough to get him back on the field. Look for a proper timetable to form once the coaching staff speaks on the issue.

Aug 25, 2021 3:54 PM EST

Dealing with leg injury

Guyton suffered an upper leg injury during Tuesday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The specifics of the issue remain unclear, though Guyton was seen getting his upper leg wrapped at Tuesday's practice. The 24-year-old caught 28 passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns last season and is competing for the No. 3 job at wide receiver with Tyron Johnson and Josh Palmer.

Aug 24, 2021 9:51 PM EST

Breaks off 39-yard catch

Guyton caught his lone target for 39 yards in Sunday's 15-10 preseason loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Guyton ended up leading the Chargers in receiving yards despite making just one catch, as he was the only receiver able to break through the 49ers' tight coverage in this exhibition. The third-year wideout currently is battling for the vacant No. 3 WR job, so Sunday's big play should help his bid. Expect things to remain competitive between Guyton, Tyron Johnson and rookie Josh Palmer heading into the Chargers' third preseason tilt against the Seahawks on Saturday.

Aug 22, 2021 8:44 PM EST

Returns to practice

Guyton (undisclosed) practiced Friday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Guyton has been out since Tuesday, but the team declined to list an exact injury so it always seemed like the speedy wideout would return to practice relatively soon. The 24-year-old is in a heated battle for the No. 3 role with Tyron Johnson and rookie Josh Palmer.

Aug 6, 2021 12:59 PM EST

Out with undisclosed injury

Guyton (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Guyton left Tuesday's practice after one-on-one drills, walking immediately to the trainers tent, so it's not a surprise the speedy wideout was unavailable Wednesday. Coach Brandon Staley waved off any sort of concern regarding the injury suggesting the team was just being cautious with Guyton, but declined to list when the wide receiver might return to practice.

Aug 4, 2021 3:27 PM EST

Falling behind for No. 3 job?

Fellow Chargers wideouts Josh Palmer and Tyron Johnson (foot) have outplayed Guyton through the first week of training camp, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The three are competing to be the Chargers' No. 3 receiver, a role Guyton handled for most of last season, though he drew only 55 targets on 920 offensive snaps. While the team could get its third wideout more involved now that TE Hunter Henry is gone, the role still figures to entail a lot of blocking and clear-out routes. The blocking aspect might work in Guyton's favor, but Johnson is probably the better deep threat and Palmer is the only one the Chargers have really invested in (he's a rookie third-round pick).

Aug 3, 2021 7:46 AM EST

Massive snap count yields little

Guyton (hamstring) finished the 2020 season with 28 receptions for 511 yards and three touchdowns across 16 games.

Analysis: The second-year wide receiver might be the perfect example as to why snap counts might not be a significant indicator for fantasy success. Despite playing the 12th most snaps of any wide receiver in 2020 and posting the third-highest average depth of target among wide receivers with at least 40-plus targets (16.0), Guyton was hardly a factor in his first season as a starter. Content to use the 23-year-old as blazing speed decoy and nothing more, Guyton caught three or more passes just three times all season, with two of those three coming in the final few games with Keenan Allen (hamstring/COVID-19) and Mike Williams (back) both sidelined. There's a distinct possibility Guyton could be even less of a focal point depending on how the Chargers change their offense in 2021. With Anthony Lynn now gone, a system that relied heavily on a speed threat to open up the field for numerous crossing routes could fall to the wayside, leaving Guyton possibly on the outside looking in when it comes to the No. 3 wide receiver role.

Jan 7, 2021 10:18 AM EST

Turns in full practice

Guyton (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Guyton's ability to take every rep Thursday clears the way for him to fill his typical starting role out wide for the Chargers in Sunday's game versus the Chiefs. Though Guyton has typically served as a secondary target for quarterback Justin Herbert this season, the receiver could be in store for a heightened role in the passing attack Week 17. No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) has already been ruled out for the contest after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, while top tight end Hunter Henry remains on the same list as of Thursday and is uncertain to gain clearance for the season finale.

Dec 31, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Limited session Wednesday

Guyton (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: With Keenan Allen (hamstring) seemingly trending toward another absence Sunday against the Chiefs, Guyton's Week 17 status gains import. If Allen ends up out and Guyton is cleared to play this weekend, he'd be taking aim at a Kansas City squad that's likely to be sitting or limited some of its key players, given that the team has clinched the AFC's No. 1 playoff seed.

Dec 30, 2020 2:46 PM EST

43 yards in win

Guyton caught three of his five targets for 43 yards in the 19-16 win Sunday over the Broncos.

Analysis: For a fourth consecutive week Guyton saw the most offensive snaps of any wide receiver, but the speedy wideout was once again used as a decoy despite Keenan Allen (hamstring) and Hunter Henry (reserve/COVID-19 list) ruled out ahead of the contest. The 23-year-old has risen from relative obscurity to tally at least 30 receiving yards in four of the last five games, but Guyton is simply a cursory cast member when considering the rest of the Chargers' dangerous receiving ensemble.

Dec 29, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Makes key grab in OT

Guyton brought in four of six targets for 91 yards in the Chargers' 30-27 overtime win over the Raiders on Thursday night. He also rushed once for four yards.

Analysis: On a night when both Keenan Allen (hamstring) and Mike Williams (back) were at least partly hobbled, Guyton took advantage of extra opportunity to post a career- and team-high yardage figure. The catch that propelled him to those accomplishments was the most critical of the game for Los Angeles, as it came in the form of a 53-yard grab on a post pattern with just 3:05 remaining in overtime and the Raiders holding a 27-24 lead. The play, which nearly resulted in a touchdown, ultimately set up a Justin Herbert one-yard game-winning scoring push into the end zone. Guyton had previously flashed this season with 72- and 84-yard showings in Weeks 4 and 7, respectively, and he'll look to continue a strong finish to the campaign in a Week 16 matchup against the Broncos on Sunday, Dec. 27.

Dec 17, 2020 9:57 PM EST

Almost invisible in win

Guyton caught just one of his three targets for eight yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Despite Mike Williams leaving Sunday's game early with a back injury, Guyton was a complete afterthought throughout the contest. Instead, second-year pro Tyron Johnson immediately filled the void to the tune of six receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown and he came up with the critical catch in the waning seconds to set up a game-winning 43-yard field goal. Both Williams and Keenan Allen (hamstring) were estimated as DNP's for Monday's practice although it remains to be seen if either injury is serious enough to keep them off the field Thursday against the Raiders. It's hard to envision the speedy wide receiver will really be used prominently in the offense unless both of the aforementioned star wideouts are unable to play.

Dec 15, 2020 10:42 AM EST

Season high in targets

Guyton caught two of his seven targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 45-0 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Quarterback Justin Herbert was pressured tremendously throughout this game which is likely why he looked to Guyton more times than ever before (seven targets). This matchup also marked Guyton's second time playing the most amount of offensive snaps (64), which was even more than Keenan Allen (62 snaps) and Mike Williams (59). The Chargers were unfortunately stumped in this blowout loss, but hopefully Guyton and the company can turn it around for next Sunday against the Falcons.

Dec 8, 2020 8:53 AM EST

Catches three passes

Guyton caught three of his four targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: It was unclear how Guyton would perform in this less-than-ideal matchup against the Bills, but surprisingly he played just as well as Mike Williams, both catching three receptions. The receiver also played in a similar number of offensive snaps (63) compared to Williams (67). Guyton successfully caught a 46-yard pass from Justin Herbert at the very end of the game, but a bogus offensive pass interference did not allow it to count. The speedy wideout has registered multiple receptions in just four games this season.

Dec 1, 2020 8:34 AM EST

Records one reception

Guyton caught his solo target for four yards in Sunday's 34-28 win against the Jets.

Analysis: After coming off of last week's season-high in receptions, Guyton surprisingly did not receive the same amount of opportunities in this matchup against the Jets. Guyton's limited opportunities (one target) were due to Keenan Allen's incredible performance, who tied for the most receptions in a single game in Chargers' history. Sunday's matchup against the Bills might make it difficult to give the 23-year-old more chances to be involved.

Nov 24, 2020 9:00 AM EST

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