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Nelson Agholor

Nelson Agholor

Wide Receiver #17
ADP:Round: 12, Pick: 1
Team: New England Patriots
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 198 lb.
College:Southern California
Born:May 24, 1993
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 1 (20)
Draft Team:PHI

Nelson Agholor: Projects as WR1

Agholor, who signed a two-year, $22 million deal with the Patriots in free agency, "projects as the (team's) No. 1 receiver," per NESN.com's Zack Cox.

Analysis: Given the terms of his deal, that's hardly a surprise, but news of Julian Edelman's retirement only underscores that Agholor is in store for a key role in New England's offense this coming season. The 2015 first-rounder will look to build off a solid 2020 campaign, in which he recorded 48 catches for 896 yards and eight TDs for the Raiders. In the process, Agholor displayed utility as a deep threat, en route to averaging 18.7 yards per catch. Ultimately, the 27-year-old's fantasy upside hinges on his how well his clicks with QB Cam Newton, but unless the Patriots select a wideout early in the upcoming NFL Draft, it's safe to assume that Agholor will be a good position to earn steady snaps and targets in 2021.

April 13, 2021 1:19 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Heading to New England

The Patriots and Agholor agreed to terms of a contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: And the signings continue in New England, where the Patriots addressed a clear need at wide receiver. The terms of the deal haven't been revealed, but Agholor will join Julian Edelman (knee) at the top of the depth chart. Agholor had a resurgent campaign with the Raiders in 2020, recording a career-high 896 yards, matching a career best with eight touchdowns and averaging a whopping 18.7 yards on his 49 receptions.

March 15, 2021 3:25 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Career resurgence in Vegas

Agholor, who caught one pass for 57 yards on four targets in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Broncos, finished the 2020 season with 48 catches for 896 yards and eight touchdowns on 82 targets in 16 games.

Analysis: A change of scenery proved beneficial for Agholor, who posted career highs in receiving yards and 20-plus yard catches while matching his previous best with eight touchdowns after signing a one-year deal with the Raiders last offseason. The 27-year-old eventually earned WR1 honors in Vegas with Tyrell Williams (shoulder) shelved for the season, but volume wasn't always consistent for Agholor while tight end Darren Waller erupted for 107 catches (on 145 targets) for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns. Agholor saw double-digit targets just once, and he never caught more than six passes in a single contest. Nonetheless, Agholor may have earned himself a revamped contract with the Raiders as fellow receivers Henry Ruggs (concussion) and Bryan Edwards continue to develop.

January 7, 2021 7:25 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Tears off 85-yard fourth-quarter TD

Agholor reeled in five of six targets for 155 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 26-25 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Agholor's explosive 85-yard TD provided Las Vegas with a six-point lead at the 3:37 mark of the fourth quarter, before Daniel Carlson failed on the subsequent point-after try. The 27-year-old wideout has been revitalized in his debut campaign with the Raiders, surpassing his previous career high Saturday by pushing his season-long receiving total to 839 yards. A Week 16 receiving score pulls Agholor even to his personal best of eight as Las Vegas enters its season finale against the Broncos' 10th-ranked pass defense.

December 26, 2020 9:36 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Four-catch night in defeat

Agholor brought in four of eight targets for 49 yards in the Raiders' 30-27 overtime loss to the Chargers on Thursday night.

Analysis: The speedy veteran fought through what appeared to be a pinkie finger dislocation at one point to check in as a distant second to Darren Waller in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the Raiders for the night. Agholor's downturn after a 100-yard effort versus the Colts in Week 14 represented some unfortunate timing for fantasy managers with him on their postseason rosters, but Agholor has at least continued to be a serviceable option in full PPR formats most weeks -- Thursday represented his fifth straight game with at least four catches. He'll look to up his overall production at the expense of the Dolphins in a Saturday night Week 16 matchup on Dec. 26.

December 17, 2020 10:02 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Scores seventh touchdown

Agholor caught five of nine targets for 100 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Agholor led the team in receiving yardage while finishing second in targets and catches. He scored a 21-yard touchdown in the second quarter to bring him within one of his career high of eight in a single season. Agholor's production has varied a bit from week to week, but he's averaged 5.0 catches and 70 yards per game over the last four heading into Thursday's matchup with the Chargers.

December 13, 2020 5:09 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Does little with 11 targets

Agholor caught four of 11 targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Perhaps still bothered by the ankle injury that limited his practice reps this week, Agholor finished second on the team in targets but fourth in yards. He was 15 catches in the last three games after totaling 18 grabs over the first nine, so Agholor's role has expanded recently heading into a Week 14 matchup with the Colts.

December 6, 2020 4:02 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Suiting up Sunday

Agholor (ankle) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Agholor was limited Friday after having missed the first two practices of the week, but it doesn't appear as though his availability for Week 13 was ever in serious jeopardy. He's recorded 205 yards over Las Vegas' last four games while working as one of Derek Carr's top weapons.

December 4, 2020 1:40 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Another missed practicce

Agholor (ankle) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Agholor has now missed two consecutive practices due to an ankle injury, so it appears as though his availability for Sunday's road matchup against the Jets could be in legitimate jeopardy. The extent of Agholor's participation in Friday's final session of the week will likely be telling as to his chances of suiting up. Henry Ruggs, Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones will all stands to handle increased roles if Agholor misses time.

December 3, 2020 2:22 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Not practicing Wednesday

Agholor (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Agholor logged 42 of a possible 63 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's 43-6 loss to the Falcons, en route to catching five of his six targets for 54 yards. We'll revisit his status no later than Thursday to determine whether the wideout's Wednesday absence is tied to concerns over his status for this weekend's game against the Jets, or is more of a maintenance issue.

December 2, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Snags five passes against Falcons

Agholor secured five of six targets for 54 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-6 loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: Agholor continues to be rejuvenated in his debut campaign with the Raiders, once again standing beside Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow as one of the team's top targets Sunday. The USC product has already posted six receiving touchdowns in 11 appearances, and he's registered 50-plus receiving yards in three of his past four outings. Agholor's 15 combined targets Weeks 11 and 12 constitute a new season best for a two-game span. He readies for a Jets defense Week 13 that allowed DeVante Parker to post eight receptions for 119 yards Sunday in a 20-3 loss.

November 29, 2020 4:12 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Bounces back on SNF

Agholor caught six of nine targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-31 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Agholor was coming off of an ugly one-catch outing against the Broncos in Week 10, but he returned to looking like the Raiders' top wideout in a showdown with the Chiefs. The former Eagle led his new club in targets, and has logged the most snaps of any Oakland wide receiver through 10 games despite not cracking the starting lineup until Week 3. Agholor has alternated strong and poor performances over the last five weeks, but the odds are in favor of him bucking that trend in a favorable matchup against the Falcons' 31st-ranked pass defense.

November 23, 2020 12:13 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Held to one catch in win

Agholor caught one of four targets for eight yards in Sunday's 37-12 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Agholor's production was capped on a day the Raiders managed to run for over 200 yards on 41 carries, though he logged over 40 offensive snaps for a seventh consecutive game. Agholor projects to once again start on the outside Week 11 as the Chiefs head to Las Vegas.

November 16, 2020 5:07 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Finds end zone again

Agholor caught two of three targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-26 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: The former Eagle has seen more than four targets in a game only once all season, but Agholor has made them count as Sunday's 45-yard scoring grab in the third quarter was his fifth TD in eight games and fourth in the last five. He'll look to keep rolling in Week 10 against the Broncos.

November 8, 2020 7:30 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Unable to make receiving impact

Agholor was unable to haul in either of his two targets in Sunday's 16-6 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Agholor earned another start on the outside after racking up five catches for 107 yards and a score in a Week 7 loss to the Buccaneers, but Sunday's windy conditions severely capped his production as the Raiders ran for just over 200 yards on 45 carries. Rookie Bryan Edwards' (ankle) potential Week 9 return could impact Agholor's usage, but the latter has proven worthy of playing time while collecting three touchdowns and four catches of 20-plus yards over the team's last four contests.

November 3, 2020 4:04 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Another long TD in loss

Agholor hauled in five of nine targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 45-20 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Agholor provided an immediate spark for the Raiders with a 20-yard scoring grab early in the first quarter, and he finished with a team-high receiving yardage total. The veteran also shared the team lead in targets with Darren Waller as the chemistry between Agholor and Derek Carr continued to blossom in impressive fashion. The performance marked the 27-year-old's first 100-yard effort of the season, but he's now gotten into the end zone in three straight games and four of the six contests he's suited up for overall. While the eventual return of rookie Bryan Edwards (ankle/foot) could certainly impact Agholor's involvement to a degree, the latter has seemingly made enough of a case for himself to still see a solid level of involvement in that scenario.

October 25, 2020 5:33 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Catches 59-yard TD in win

Agholor caught two passes on as many targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-32 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Agholor got behind the Chiefs' secondary and caught a heave from quarterback Derek Carr in stride for a 59-yard touchdown connection early in the second quarter. The 27-year-old receiver has now tallied three scores through his first five games as a Raider, quickly matching his 2019 season total in 11 contests with the Eagles. Agholor is on track to earn another start on the outside following a Week 6 bye if Bryan Edwards (ankle/foot) is unable to return against the Buccaneers.

October 12, 2020 7:28 AM EST

Nelson Agholor: Finds end zone in loss

Agholor caught all four of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: He made a good play to snatch the ball away from Bills safety Jordan Poyer in the end zone as the Raiders tried to mount a comeback inside the final two minutes of the fourth quarter. Agholor set season highs in catches, targets and yards with rookies Henry Ruggs (hamstring) and Bryan Edwards (ankle) sidelined, potentially setting the former Eagle up for an expanded role again in Week 5's tilt against Kansas City.

October 4, 2020 6:07 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Set for increased role

Agholor is on track to handle a starting workload during Sunday's game against the Bills, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Agholor only played 19 percent of offensive snaps during the Raiders' first two games, but he handled an 85 percent snap share Week 3 as injuries thrust him into the starting lineup. With Henry Ruggs (hamstring) officially doubtful and Bryan Edwards (ankle) ruled out, Agholor stands to start alongside Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones in three-receiver sets versus Buffalo.

October 2, 2020 1:56 PM EST

Nelson Agholor: Two catches as another WR goes down

Agholor caught two of three targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Agholor has four catches through three games with Las Vegas, but he could see an increased role in Week 4 against the Bills. With Bryan Edwards (ankle) joining Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring) on the list of injured Raiders wide receivers, Agholor could be the top target on the outside for quarterback Derek Carr against Buffalo.

September 27, 2020 3:28 PM EST

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