Isaiah McKenzie

Isaiah McKenzie

29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Giants
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Isaiah McKenzie in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Giants in March of 2024.
Set to sign with Giants
WRNew York Giants
March 12, 2024
McKenzie and the Giants reached an agreement Tuesday on a one-year contract, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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The deal reunites him with Giants head coach Brian Daboll, who was the offensive coordinator in Buffalo from 2018 to 2021. McKenzie was the Bills' third or fourth WR for much of that time, though his receiving production peaked in 2022 (42-423-4) under OC Ken Dorsey and then crashed in 2023 (11-82-0) when the wideout left for Indianapolis. McKenzie turns 29 in April and may end up contributing more as a return man than a wide receiver in New York.
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How do Isaiah McKenzie's 2023 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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
2.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.29
 
% Team Air Yards
0.8%
 
% Team Targets
2.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
78.6%
 
Drop Rate
7.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.8
 
% Targeted On Route
18.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.11
 
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54051%
48646%
19819%
13313%
61%
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How do Isaiah McKenzie's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
5' 8"
 
Weight
173 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.64 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
8.88 in
 
Arm Length
28.88 in
 
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Offseason cut candidate
WRBuffalo Bills
February 18, 2023
McKenzie may be released this offseason to create cap space, according to Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com.
ANALYSIS
McKenzie was given an opportunity to play the slot receiver role in 2022, as Jamison Crowder missed almost the entire season due to an ankle injury, but McKenzie mustered only 423 yards and four touchdowns, prompting Buffalo to add veteran Cole Beasley for the playoffs. The Bills can free up $2.9 million in cap room by releasing McKenzie, who has provided an occasional spark on gadget plays over the years but profiles as a No. 4 wide receiver at best.
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McKenzie served as the No. 3 receiver for the Bills for most of last season, but his week-to-week production was spotty between inconsistent usage and some minor injuries. Still, it was a decent season overall for the 2017 fifth-rounder as he recorded 42 catches for 423 yards and four TDs. He signed with the Colts in the offseason and will compete with 2023 third-round pick Josh Downs for the team's third receiver/slot role. McKenzie's contract is just for one year and $1.23 million, so it's not a lock he makes the Week 1 roster. However, the Colts may want to begin the season with a veteran in the slot if Downs has any growing pains in training camp.
On the surface, Isaiah McKenzie was his usual self last year; a low-target fill-in at wide receiver. In fact, in 2021 he was right around his career averages with 20 catches for 178 yards, but 11 of those receptions and 125 of the yards came in Week 16. With Cole Beasley having moved on from the Bills, there are looks to be had behind Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis, though McKenzie will have to compete for them with free agent acquisition Jamison Crowder and rookie Khalil Shakir. It does seem McKenzie has a good shot at the slot role, as the Bills rested him for their preseason opener while Crowder took the field.
McKenzie is strictly a role player, but he's become an excellent chess piece in Brian Daboll's high-powered offense. McKenzie surprisingly had five receiving touchdowns last season after having only one in his previous four years of NFL action. He also added a passing touchdown and a return score. The Bills are plenty set in terms of starting wideouts between Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders, but McKenzie will fulfill a similar role in 2021. With return specialist Andre Roberts off to Houston, McKenzie could see more time as a returner.
At 5-foot-8, McKenzie is one of the smaller receivers in an extremely crowded Bills wide receiver room, but with a 4.42 40 time he's also among the fastest. McKenzie has shown some kick return capabilities and even had a bit of success rushing, too. The versatile Georgia product even started eight games for Buffalo in 2019, so he could even be thought of as an incumbent, thought that's immediately out the window with the team's offseason trade for Stefon Diggs. Still, McKenzie will need to show more explosiveness than he has if he wants to see the same level of playing time in 2020. He only averaged 9.4 yards per catch, even with one 46-yard strike thrown into the mix. As competitive as the Bills' depth chart -- which features Diggs and a couple of WR draft picks - now appears, it's likely McKenzie will need to battle for a roster spot.
McKenzie came to the Broncos as one of the most prolific punt returners in SEC history, leading him to being a fifth-round pick. He ended 2017 with more muffed punts (six) than offensive touches (five). He also cost the Broncos points in Week 16 by failing to get out of bounds with the clock ticking before the half. McKenzie has reportedly taken positive steps to start team activities, but he may be battling with Jordan Taylor and fellow 2017 pick Carlos Henderson for one or two roster spots. If a steadier option emerges at returner, that'll place pressure on McKenzie to take several steps forward as a receiver in order to make the team.
McKenzie was the SEC's top punt returner in 2016, with 244 yards on 20 returns. Throughout his three seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs, he returned five punts and one kick for scores. Drafted with the Broncos' second pick of the fifth round, the 5-7 McKenzie figures to instantly contribute as a return specialist. Nicknamed the "Human Joystick," McKenzie had the second fastest three-cone drill among receivers at the combine at 6.64 seconds and also ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash. Don't sleep on him as a receiver just because of his size, however. After playing primarily special teams for two years, McKenzie caught 44 passes and seven scores in 2016 and also rushed for four touchdowns in his collegiate career. Despite his short stature, McKenzie was not limited to screens and sweeps. He was tough over the middle on quick slants and high-pointed the ball numerous times on deep tosses and back-shoulder throws. His return ability will get him on the roster, but don't be surprised if Denver gets creative in searching to find ways to get the ball into his hands on offense.
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Suspension lifted by Colts
WRIndianapolis Colts
January 8, 2024
The Colts activated McKenzie from the reserve-suspended list Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
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Gets suspended by team
WRIndianapolis Colts
Suspension
December 19, 2023
The Colts placed McKenzie on their reserve/suspended list for the remainder of the season Tuesday for conduct detrimental to the team, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.
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Inactive Saturday
WRIndianapolis Colts
Coach's Decision
December 16, 2023
McKenzie is inactive for Saturday's game against the Steelers.
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Full go Thursday
WRIndianapolis Colts
November 30, 2023
McKenzie (toe) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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Estimated as DNP on Wednesday
WRIndianapolis Colts
Toe
November 29, 2023
McKenzie (toe) was listed as a nonparticipant on the Colts' practice estimate Wednesday, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
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