Jake Ferguson

Jake Ferguson

25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Dallas Cowboys
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Ferguson’s box score stats from 2023 don’t jump off the page, even though he led all tight ends in targets inside the 20-yard line (25), inside the 10 (12) and inside the five (nine). Taking over as Dallas’ starter after Dalton Schultz left in free agency, Ferguson played all 17 games and finished ninth among TEs in catches (71), eighth in receiving yards (761), seventh in touchdowns (five) and seventh in targets (102). It was an impressive breakout, with a 93-yard, three-touchdown playoff game being the icing on the cake, though his total of five TDs in the regular season was disappointing relative to his wealth of volume near the end zone. The 25-year-old's best football could still be ahead of him, and while CeeDee Lamb is the Cowboys' obvious No. 1 option, Ferguson got 21 more targets than No. 2 receiver Brandin Cooks last year. The tight end should have a similar role this upcoming season, and perhaps with better red-zone luck than he had last year. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#94.15
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $4.36 million contract with the Cowboys in June of 2022.
Logging impressive offseason
TEDallas Cowboys
June 13, 2024
Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Ferguson is "having a great offseason" and praised the tight end's "consistency and his passion," Patrik Walker of the Cowboys' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Ferguson, a 2022 fourth-round pick, enjoyed a real breakout season as Dallas' top tight end last season, with a 71-761-5 receiving line and Pro Bowl honors. The third-year pro is now reportedly improving at multiple facets of the game, and he could be positioned to take the next step forward as a fantasy producer. Dak Prescott's clear top target will be CeeDee Lamb, with Brandin Cooks working as the No. 2 wideout, but at this stage 2023 second-rounder Luke Schoonmaker (hamstring) doesn't look like a true threat to Ferguson's workload.
Read More News
NFL Stats
Loading NFL Stats...
Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.
Loading Fantasy/Red Zone Stats...
Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jake Ferguson'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
31.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.63
 
% Team Air Yards
11.4%
 
% Team Targets
16.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
69.6%
 
Drop Rate
3.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.0
 
% Targeted On Route
20.5%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.53
 
Loading Advanced NFL Stats...
2023
2022
2023 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2022 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Dallas CowboysCowboys 2023 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

90475%
36730%
15813%
948%
Loading Weekly Snap Counts...
How often does Jake Ferguson run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Jake Ferguson and the other tight ends for the Cowboys 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.
Jake Ferguson
497 routes   102 targets
← More Blocking
% Routes Run
More Receiving →
60%
57 routes   7 targets
37%
97 routes   15 targets
28%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Jake Ferguson lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
Detailed
Grouped
Side
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Team Alignment Breakdown...
2023 Jake Ferguson Split Stats
Loading NFL Split Stats...
Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jake Ferguson's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
244 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.81 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.48 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.63 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jake Ferguson See More
RotoWire Roundtable: 2024 Top-150 Fantasy Rankings Update
11 days ago
There were few surprises in the second installment of our top-150 Roundtable Rankings. Christian McCaffrey is still on top. Check out our latest composite rankings now.
ADP Analysis: Comparing June ADPs Between Underdog, DraftKings and Drafters
18 days ago
DraftKings offers the best value for stacking Jayden Daniels and Terry McLaurin, while Drafters and Underdog tend to have top running backs available at later ADPs.
ADP Analysis: Tracking Best Ball ADP Movement from May through June
25 days ago
Wide receivers were the big ADP gainers over the past month, with Jaylen Waddle leading the way after signing a huge extension late in May.
Roundtable Rankings: 2024 Top-150 Fantasy Rankings
38 days ago
RotoWire gathered its top football writers for their top-150 rankings for the 2024 fantasy season. Among the players with the greatest variance, Mike Evans stands out.
ADP Analysis: Tracking ADP Movement for Best Ball Since the 2024 NFL Draft
56 days ago
Ezekiel Elliott is back in Dallas, boosting his ADP by a league-high 80 spots compared to April. RW's Jerry Donabedian discusses Zeke and the other big ADP movers from April to May.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
Ferguson is the lead candidate to start at tight end for Dallas after the offseason departure of Dalton Schultz, though the 2022 fourth-round pick will be competing with 2022 UDFA Peyton Hendershot and 2023 second-rounder Luke Schoonmaker. Even in the best-case scenario of Ferguson winning the starting job and avoiding a platoon, he won't necessarily be a prolific pass catcher. His career high in receiving yards at Wisconsin was 456 in his freshman year, and he ran only 105 routes for Dallas as a rookie. He did well with his chances, at least, avoiding any drops and finishing with a 19-174-1 receiving line on 22 targets. Ferguson's reliable hands and competent blocking should help him earn playing time, but he's never likely to be much of a big-play threat with 4.81 speed and there's no guarantee of the Dallas tight ends accounting for so many short targets now that Schultz is gone and the team has a new offensive coordinator (Brian Schottenheimer) and WR2 (Brandin Cooks).
While he never posted huge numbers in his four seasons with Wisconsin, Ferguson showed enough as a receiver to be selected in the fourth round in the 2022 Draft by the Cowboys. He seems a strong fit for what the Dallas scheme asks of its tight ends, showing enough athleticism to get free past the line of scrimmage and make contested catches, and he could be the heir apparent to Dalton Schultz as soon as next season. Ferguson will spend his rookie year getting physically stronger and improving as a blocker while learning the nuances of being a pro.
More Fantasy News
Three TDs in stunning playoff loss
TEDallas Cowboys
January 14, 2024
Ferguson caught 10 of 12 targets for 93 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 48-32 wild-card loss to the Packers.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Six catches in season finale
TEDallas Cowboys
January 8, 2024
Ferguson caught all six of his targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Commanders.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Four catches in win
TEDallas Cowboys
December 30, 2023
Ferguson recorded four receptions on six targets for 33 yards in Saturday's 20-19 win over the Lions.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Posts four receptions Sunday
TEDallas Cowboys
December 24, 2023
Ferguson totaled four catches (on eight targets) for 45 yards during Sunday's 22-20 defeat in Miami.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Six catches in blowout loss
TEDallas Cowboys
December 17, 2023
Ferguson recorded six receptions on eight targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Bills.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Latest Fantasy Rumors
Key pass catcher for Prescott
TEDallas Cowboys
June 29, 2024
In his list of the 10 most important Cowboys heading into the 2024 season, Jon Machota of The Athletic lists Ferguson in the ninth spot.
ANALYSIS
Ferguson took the leap in his sophomore campaign in 2023, finishing with 71 catches on 102 targets for 761 yards and five touchdowns across 17 regular-season games en route to his first Pro Bowl selection. The 2022 fourth-round pick out of Wisconsin was Dak Prescott's second-favorite target last season behind CeeDee Lamb, and Ferguson will rightfully draw more attention from opposing defenses in 2024.
See All NFL Rumors