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12 Alex Erickson WR

Cincinnati Bengals

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December 8, 2019 07:48 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Leads team in targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson caught five of seven targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Browns.

Erickson led the team in targets and tied for first in receptions, but he was mostly limited to short gains and finished with modest yardage. He's seen 17 targets over the last three games, but that has translated into just nine catches for 109 receiving yards. Despite his involvement, Erickson carries little fantasy value and this should remain the case next Sunday against the Patriots.

December 2, 2019 10:00 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Catches both targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson caught both his targets for 21 yards and returned three punts for six yards during Sunday's win over the Jets.

Erickson saw eight targets last week versus the Steelers but wasn't nearly as involved with Andy Dalton back at quarterback, despite playing a similar number of offensive snaps. The 27-year-old posted 14 catches for 234 yards in Weeks 7 and 8, but across the last four games he has only five receptions for 64 yards. Erickson's fantasy potential remains limited while Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate are healthy.

November 24, 2019 06:48 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Catches two of eight targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson caught two of his eight targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Steelers.

Erickson finished second on the team in targets, but he struggled time and again to connect with Ryan Finley. He did make a flashy 30-yard gain at one point but was otherwise held in check. This was certainly an improvement over his last two games, during which he caught one of seven targets for zero yards, but it's tough to endorse Erickson's fantasy value for next week's matchup with the Jets.

November 19, 2019 12:48 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Zero yards against Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson had one catch for zero yards in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

Rookie quarterback Ryan Finley really struggled despite a matchup that appeared to be advantageous, and that really manifested itself with the production of the Bengals' wide receivers. Both Erickson and Tyler Boyd essentially were shut out.

November 15, 2019 04:44 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Removed from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson (back) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Oakland.

Erickson returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant before upgrading to a full session Friday. He should have at least one or two more weeks with a top-three role in Zac Taylor's three-wide-heavy offense, as A.J. Green (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game after sitting out every practice this week. Erickson's four games with snap shares above 50 percent have yielded 18 catches for 281 yards on 29 targets, though most of that production came with Andy Dalton playing quarterback rather than Ryan Finey. There's also some chance for rookie Stanley Morgan to take away a slice of the snaps and targets that have been going to Erickson and Auden Tate.

November 14, 2019 04:48 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Logs limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson (back) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

After Erickson sat out Wednesday's practice with the issue, this represents an upgrade. Friday will go a long way to determining the 27-year-old's status for gameday. Stanley Morgan would likely receive more snaps if Erickson is forced to sit.

November 13, 2019 04:08 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Day-to-day with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that Erickson is considered day-to-day due to a back injury, Ben Baby of reports.

Taylor also said that Erickson won't participate in live drills Wednesday, putting the wideout on track for a non-participation listing on the Bengals' first practice report of Week 11. Erickson will have two more chances to practice ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Raiders. With John Ross (shoulder) having been designated to return from injured reserve and A.J. Green (ankle) working toward a potential return, Erickson could end up taking a back seat in Cincinnati's aerial attack down the stretch.

November 11, 2019 06:04 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Dealing with undisclosed injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said Erickson's snaps were limited during Sunday's loss to Baltimore due to an undisclosed injury, Ben Baby of reports.

Erickson failed to bring in either of the two targets he saw over 38 snaps before leaving the game. Rookie Stanley Morgan saw a career high in playing time as a result of Erickson's absence, but he was only able to catch one of four targets for nine yards on an identical 38 offensive snaps. Erickson's participation in practice this week will be telling for his availability for Sunday's game in Oakland. If he's unable to go, Morgan again figures to take on an expanded role.

October 27, 2019 07:12 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Makes big catch in garbage time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson caught six of seven targets for 97 yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Rams.

Erickson was bottled up for much of the afternoon before slipping past the defense for a 52-yard reception during the final minute of the game. It was Erickson's second catch for at least 45 yards in as many games after no such receptions in his first three-plus seasons in the league. There's little to look forward to for the Bengals this season, but Erickson seems to be turning up the heat, averaging seven touches and 98.7 total yards in his last three games. Next up, after the bye, is a Baltimore defense that surrendered 64 total yards to Erickson in Week 6.

October 20, 2019 05:40 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Carries offense early in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson caught eight of 14 targets for 137 yards and lost two yards on two carries in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Jacksonville.

Erickson had six catches for 110 yards before any other Bengal caught a single pass, and his 14 targets ultimately tied with Tyler Boyd for the team lead. His two rushing attempts yielded wildly different results, as one resulted in a nine-yard gain and the other lost 11. Considering Erickson hadn't previously topped 50 receiving yards in a game this season, his involvement in the offense is likely to drop precipitously against the Rams in Week 8.

October 14, 2019 12:24 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Second-leading receiver in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson caught four of six targets for 47 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-17 defeat to the Ravens.

A special-teams ace by trade, Erickson has seen an uptick in his offensive involvement lately with injuries to A.J. Green (ankle) and John Ross (shoulder). Against Baltimore, Erickson garnered six-plus targets for just the third time in Cincinnati's past 36 regular-season games, while his 47 yards were his most since Week 17 of last year. Up next, he and the Bengals receiving corps will be going up against a Jaguars defense that allowed only Michael Thomas to exceed 40 receiving yards Sunday.

October 11, 2019 02:56 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson (concussion) is not listed on Friday's injury report, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Erickson has managed to clear the league's concussion protocol in time to suit up Sunday versus Baltimore. He's primed to play a regular role in Cincinnati's receiving corps behind Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate.

October 10, 2019 05:04 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Turns in full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson (concussion) put in a full practice Thursday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

While Erickson's upgrade from limited participation Wednesday to a full showing one day later amounts to a step forward, he'll still need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist before being removed from the concussion protocol. If that happens before Sunday's game in Baltimore, Erickson should reclaim a regular spot in three-receiver sets alongside Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate.

October 9, 2019 02:56 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Still in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson remains in the NFL's concussion protocol as of Wednesday, Ben Baby of reports.

On the plus side, coach Zac Taylor relayed that Erickson is making progress, but the receiver's status for Sunday's game against the Ravens is unclear at this stage. With A.J. Green (ankle) still out and John Ross (shoulder) on injured reserve, Erickson -- if available -- would be in line for his share of snaps in Week 6 alongside starters Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate.

October 6, 2019 02:12 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Exits Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson was forced out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a concussion.

With Erickson sidelined, Stanley Morgan figures to see added snaps Sunday, in tandem with fellow receivers Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate.

October 4, 2019 01:28 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: In line for Week 5 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Zac Taylor said Erickson would serve as a starting receiver alongside Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Erickson will be in store for a spike in snaps after the Bengals placed John Ross (shoulder) on injured reserve earlier this week. Though he'll draw a favorable matchup against a weak Arizona secondary in his seventh NFL start, Erickson is still unlikely to rank as much more than a tertiary option in the passing game with the Bengals expected to pepper Boyd with targets in the slot. Additionally, the likes of Tate, tight end Tyler Eifert and running backs Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard may also remain higher-priority looks for quarterback Andy Dalton.

September 23, 2019 03:04 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Makes 13-yard grab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson caught his only target for 13 yards in Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Bills.

Erickson only played seven of 61 possible offensive snaps in this contest. He's most effective as a punt returner -- he has 42 return yards this year -- but he lost the kick returner job to Darius Phillips this season.

September 16, 2019 03:36 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Just one catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson had one catch for 14 yards on three targets in Sunday's loss to the Niners.

Andy Dalton had a chance to connect on a big play with Erickson on a third down in the second quarter, but instead of throwing deep to the corner, where Erickson had his man beat, he instead threw a back-shoulder pass that fell incomplete, leading later to a missed field goal.

September 10, 2019 09:08 PM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Bengals' fourth receiver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson had four catches for 28 yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He also had 34 yards in punt returns, but lost a fumble on one of those returns.

Erickson was only on the field for 11 offensive snaps Sunday, putting him fourth in line among Bengals wideouts, most notably behind Damion Willis.

August 16, 2019 12:20 AM
Bengals' Alex Erickson: Shines as punt returner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Erickson hauled in three catches for 15 yards in the Bengals' second preseason game against the Redskins on Thursday. However, he made his biggest impact with a 75-yard touchdown on a punt return.

Erickson recorded the game's final score with a long punt return, initially streaking down the right sideline prior to cutting into the middle of the field to reach the end zone. He made his biggest impact with the offensive unit early in the second quarter, when he caught a 12-yard pass over the middle from Ryan Finley to convert on third-down. Erickson is set to primarily contribute as both a kick and punt returner, though he could be in line for some role with the offense while A.J. Green (ankle) is sidelined.

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2017Cincinnati Bengals1601218015.0371309
2018Cincinnati Bengals166201678.4280107
2019Cincinnati Bengals1333545212.95205221
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2017Cincinnati Bengals1605163.214001
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Kick Returns
2016Cincinnati Bengals162981027.98403
2017Cincinnati Bengals163266320.74101
2018Cincinnati Bengals1640104926.27705
2019Cincinnati Bengals1335317.72500
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2016Cincinnati Bengals1628191957.02401
2017Cincinnati Bengals1639192787.12903
2018Cincinnati Bengals16202021210.63803
2019Cincinnati Bengals1319151135.91500
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Cincinnati Bengals1600.000000.0000
2017Cincinnati Bengals1633.000000.0000
2018Cincinnati Bengals1644.000000.0000
2019Cincinnati Bengals1311.000000.0000
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2016Cincinnati Bengals1630030030
2017Cincinnati Bengals1661040040
2018Cincinnati Bengals1611000000
2019Cincinnati Bengals1331010010

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