Elijah McGuire, RB New York Jets

General Info

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 214 lbs
  • DOB: 06-01-1994
NYJ Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Jets RB Elijah McGuire (foot) won't be ready for Week 1

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 4:06pm

Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter - [Full Article]

RB Elijah McGuire (foot) will not be ready for the season-opener, Todd Bowles said.

Related players: Bilal Powell, Isaiah Crowell

Fantasy Impact:

Bowles also wouldn't rule out putting McGuire on short-term IR to start the season. The Jets said they are going to use the hot hand between Powell and Crowell, but as of late, Powell has looked like the better of the two.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Coming to the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick, Elijah McGuire made the Jets out of training camp and actually started two games in 2017. New York really likes him in the passing game where he had 17 receptions last season. Although he won't be the starter, his first season showed he can contribute and the Jets will give him a chance to do so.

Fantasy Downside

McGuire broke his foot and might not be able to start the season on the active roster. He will also be in a battle with veteran Bilal Powell for touches and the third-down back role once he returns.

2018 Bottom Line

The injury is a setback for McGuire, who was probably going to be the No. 3 back for the Jets. He is our No. 80 ranked RB and is going undrafted. If he can move up the depth chart, he might be an option later in the season.

2018 Strength of Schedule - NYJ
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
29
@DET
25
MIA
15
@CLE
19
@JAX
6
DEN
31
IND
1
MIN
14
@CHI
25
@MIA
24
BUF
BYE16
NE
13
@TEN
24
@BUF
11
HOU
21
GB
16
@NE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@DET--------------
2MIA--------------
Per game00000.0000000.000.0000.00/0.000.00%
Totals00000.0000000.00000/00.00%
Previous Games vs. CLE
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
20175@CLE1120001.82210035.003.05.036/5367.92%
Average11.0020.000.000.001.822.0010.000.003.005.003.005.0036.00/53.0067.92%