Jeudy hauled in 52 of 113 targets for 856 yards and three touchdowns while playing in all 16 games during the 2020 season. The first-round rookie arrived in Denver as a skilled route runner who was expected to make a splash in the NFL right away, and while his production was solid enough, the 21-year-old didn't quite dominate on the level some might have anticipated. Spotty quarterback play and Jeudy's own issues with drops -- his 8.8 percent drop rate was the 12th-highest in the NFL -- contributed to the wideout logging a league-low 52 receptions among all players who were targeted 100-plus times. Expect a rebound in 2021, as Jeudy will get his first full NFL offseason and the return of Courtland Sutton (ACL), who should take some of the pressure off the Alabama product.
Jeudy caught five of seven targets for 140 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-31 loss to the Raiders. He also caught a two-point conversion. The rookie finally flashed the talent that made him the 15th overall pick in the 2020 draft, and his sensational 92-yard catch-and-run for a TD in the fourth quarter looked like it might prove to be the winning score before the Raiders struck back in the final minute. Jeudy finished an up-and-down season with a 52-856-3 line on 113 targets, but he didn't miss a game and could be poised to take a big step forward in Year 2, particularly if the Broncos find an upgrade over Drew Lock under center.
Jeudy caught six of 15 targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Chargers. The rookie receiver struggled with drops all afternoon, including one in the end zone in the third quarter that proved to be crucial in a game decided by a field goal. The 15 targets were a season high for Jeudy, but it wasn't enough to snap him out of his prolonged slump -- over his last seven games, he has only a 17-232-0 line despite a whopping 45 targets. Jeudy will try to close out his first NFL campaign on a high note in Week 17 against the Raiders.
Jeudy secured one of five targets for 19 yards during Saturday's 48-19 loss to Buffalo. Despite being drafted as the second receiver in the 2020 NFL draft class at the No. 15 overall, Jeudy's 40 receptions ranked just ninth among rookies entering Week 15. Drew Lock and the receiving corps weren't able to get on the same page against the Bills, as Denver wideouts remained without a catch until the 0:29 mark of the second quarter. The Alabama product has been particularly cold down the stretch, with a total of four receptions for 66 yards over his past four games combined. A Week 16 matchup against the Chargers' 10th-ranked pass defense provides more reason to stray away from Jeudy in fantasy lineups, but he did post his second-highest receiving output of the season (73 yards) against Los Angeles in Week 8.
Jeudy (ankle) was listed as a full participant during Wednesday's walk-through practice, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. Jeudy has been managing an ankle issue of late and was listed as limited on Tuesday's report, but he's now slated to play Saturday against the Bills. He'll be looking to build off a two-catch, 42-yard effort (on four targets) in Denver's Week 14 win over the Panthers. Prior to that, Jeudy had been limited to just one catch combined in Weeks 12 and 13.
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