Kendrick Bourne

Kendrick Bourne

28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New England Patriots
Questionable
Injury Knee - ACL
Est. Return 8/1/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Bourne re-signed with New England as a free agent this spring, deciding to stick around under a new coaching staff. During his seven-year career, Bourne played his best football with the Patriots over the last three season. In 2021, he gad 925 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns. After a down year in 2022, Bourne came back strong last season with 406 yards and four touchdowns before suffering an ACL tear in Week 8. He'll now focus on rehab ahead of his age-29 season, hoping to regain a starting spot in a WR group that added veteran K.J. Osborn and rookies Ja’Lynn Polk and Javon Baker this offseason. The Patriots still lack a clear top target, but their WR depth looks a bit better than in Bourne's previous seasons, potentially leaving him with less volume even if he makes it back for Week 1 and claims a top-three role in an offense that will have either Drake Maye or Jacoby Brissett under center. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2024.
Sitting out OTAs
WRNew England Patriots
Knee - ACL
May 20, 2024
Coach Jerod Mayo said Monday that Bourne (knee) will not participate in OTAs, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.
ANALYSIS
Bourne is working his way back from a right ACL tear that forced him to miss the final nine games of the 2023 campaign, and while he said back in March that he expects to be a "full go" for training camp, it looks like spring activities would be too early a benchmark. That will cost Bourne an early chance to build chemistry with new quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Drake Maye, but as long as he's indeed able to get on the practice field for training camp, there shouldn't be real concerns about his availability for Week 1. Bourne re-signed with the Patriots on a three-year, $33 million contract this offseason, though it only contains $5.5 million guaranteed at signing with a $19.5 million base value.
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How do Kendrick Bourne'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
66.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.49
 
% Team Air Yards
13.8%
 
% Team Targets
10.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
67.3%
 
Drop Rate
3.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.6
 
% Targeted On Route
24.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.81
 
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Snap Counts
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Measurables Review
How do Kendrick Bourne's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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' 1"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.68 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.73 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
9 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Reiterates desire to stay with Pats
WRNew England Patriots
March 9, 2024
Bourne told NFL Network's Patrick Clayborn on "NFL Total Access" on Thursday that he wishes to return to the Patriots for a fourth season, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After four seasons with the 49ers, Bourne signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2021. He immediately went on to have a career year and finished with 55 catches for 800 yards and five touchdowns. Bourne's production dipped in each of the past two seasons, and his 2023 campaign was cut short after he sustained a torn ACL in Week 8. Bourne noted that he is ahead of schedule in his rehab and is optimistic that he'll be ready for the beginning of the 2024 regular season.
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After recording a 55-800-5 receiving line in his first season with the Patriots in 2021, Bourne dipped to 35 catches (on 48 targets) for 434 yards and a touchdown in 16 games to go with six carries for 39 yards in 2022. Bourne, who turns 28 in August, is entering the final year of his contract with New England, with his chances of a fantasy bounceback this fall hinging on earning steady snaps in an offense that will be under the guidance of new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. Bourne will be competing for playing time with JuJu Smith-Schuster, DeVante Parker and Tyquan Thornton, and when all four are healthy, Bourne's weekly volume figures to fluctuate, with TEs Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki also in the mix to log their share of targets.
Bourne finished his first season with New England with 55 catches (on 70 targets) for 800 yards and five TDs, while averaging 14.5 yards per catch. This coming season, he should remain a key cog in the team's wide receiver corps, which also includes newcomer DeVante Parker, returns Jakobi Meyers and Nelson Agholor and has added speedy second-rounder Tyquan Thornton. Meanwhile, tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith and running back Ty Montgomery also are around to command their share of passing looks. With that many mouths to feed, any potential uptick in Bourne's production hinges on the continuing development of second-year signal-caller Mac Jones as well as his volume not being suppressed due to the potential of the team spreading the ball around to its many targets.
Bourne, who signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Patriots this offseason, has an opportunity to emerge as the team's top slot option with Julian Edelman's retirement. Like fellow free-agent acquisition Nelson Agholor and returnee Jakobi Meyers, Bourne has the versatility to line up outside or in the slot. Edelman's departure following a productive stint that began in 2009 sets the stage for a revamped wide receiver depth chart in New England. As things stand, Bourne - who logged a 49-667-2 stat line in 15 games for the 49ers in 2020 - is in line to be a key target for QB Mac Jones. If Agholor is deployed as a deep threat by New England, it's plausible that Bourne's share of the team's slot targets could translate into PPR relevance.
Bourne began the 2019 campaign as receiver depth and a special teams contributor, but he forced his way into the starting lineup for the second straight season and finished with 30 receptions for 358 yards and five touchdowns. The 6-1 wideout doesn't possess blazing speed and drops the occasional catchable ball, but he provides much-needed size for San Francisco's receiving unit and has earned Jimmy Garoppolo's trust in key moments, as evidenced by a crucial 3rd-and-15 pitch and catch in the Super Bowl. The 49ers only made one impact addition at the wide receiver position - first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk - while losing veterans Emmanuel Sanders and Marquise Goodwin this offseason, but Deebo Samuel's summer foot injury could open the door for Bourne to see some extra targets early in the year.
Bourne had the best season of any San Francisco wideout when you factor in preseason expectations and actual production. The 23-year-old produced 487 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 42 receptions over 16 games (eight starts). If things remained status quo, it would be safe to say that Bourne was a fantasy player on the rise with a larger role ahead, but the 49ers brought in two talented wideouts via the draft, which could bump the former back into a fringe position to begin the 2019 campaign.
Bourne was able to make the squad as an undrafted rookie after impressing coaches in camp. The 6-1 receiver didn't make an impact until the second half of the season, when injuries took their toll on the receiving corps. Bourne generated enough good will to get another shot to prove himself in camp, but he'll be taking on a larger pool of young receivers after the team added two wideouts in the draft.
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Gets only $5.5 million guaranteed
WRNew England Patriots
Knee - ACL
March 13, 2024
The Patriots have minimal commitment to Bourne (knee) beyond the 2024 season, despite re-signing the receiver Wednesday to a three-year contract worth up to $33 million, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.
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Re-ups with New England
WRNew England Patriots
Knee - ACL
March 10, 2024
Bourne (knee) and the Patriots agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth up to $33 million on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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To be ready for training camp
WRNew England Patriots
Knee - ACL
March 7, 2024
Bourne (knee) expects to be able to do some work in the spring and will be a full go for training camp, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Mulling offer from New England
WRNew England Patriots
Knee - ACL
March 4, 2024
The Patriots have offered Bourne (knee) a new contract, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.
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Ahead of schedule, hopes to re-sign
WRNew England Patriots
Knee - ACL
February 7, 2024
Bourne recently said that he's ahead of schedule in his rehab from knee surgery and would like to re-sign with the Patriots this offseason, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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