Giovanni Ricci

Giovanni Ricci

27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Cleveland Browns
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Ricci was snapped up by the Browns after Carolina opted not to tender the restricted free agent. He's considered a block-first tight end and has experience lining up as a fullback. There's little chance he makes an impact as a receiver and will at best be the third on the TE depth chart behind David Njoku and Jordan Akins. The Browns also brought back Zaire Mitchell-Paden, who has yet to play in the NFL after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2022. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.11 million contract with the Browns in March of 2024.
Joins Browns
TECleveland Browns
March 13, 2024
Ricci (shoulder) and the Browns agreed on a one-year contract Wednesday, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports.
ANALYSIS
Ricci spent the last three seasons with the Panthers before the team decided to not tender him Friday, and he'll now get a fresh start with the Browns. The 27-year-old -- who is moving past a shoulder issue that ended his 2023 season -- will have an opportunity to operate in an offense that includes Deshaun Watson, Nick Chubb (knee) and Amari Cooper, amongst others.
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How do Giovanni Ricci's 2023 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
-0.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.08
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
% Targeted On Route
33.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.67
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

97477%
41633%
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How often does Giovanni Ricci run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Giovanni Ricci and the other tight ends for the Browns are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Giovanni Ricci
3 routes   1 target
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% Routes Run
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25%
109 routes   23 targets
48%
506 routes   123 targets
55%
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Ricci returned to the Panthers this offseason after playing 31 games for them over the prior two campaigns. In 15 contests last year, he caught eight of nine targets for 100 yards and made 10 tackles on special teams. Ahead of the 2023 season, Ricci profiles as Carolina's starting fullback and a core special-teamer.
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Not tendered by Carolina
TECarolina Panthers
Shoulder
March 8, 2024
The Panthers decided not to tender Ricci (shoulder) on Friday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Heads to IR
TECarolina Panthers
Shoulder
October 24, 2023
The Panthers placed Ricci (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday.
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Out for Week 6
TECarolina Panthers
Shoulder
October 13, 2023
Ricci (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game at Miami.
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Will be available at Detroit
TECarolina Panthers
October 6, 2023
Ricci (shoulder) does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game at the Lions.
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Limited again
TECarolina Panthers
Shoulder
October 5, 2023
Ricci (shoulder) was a limited participant during Wednesday's and Thursday's practices.
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