Jordan Addison Dynasty Fantasy Football Value

Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Height: 5'11
NFL Draft Projection:
Round 1

Draft Sharks Model Score: 7.89
Analytics Score: 0.62
Film Score: 0.51
Production Score: 0.82
Player Comp: Slower Brandin Cooks

Jordan Addison Dynasty Fantasy Football Value:

Addison checks a lot of boxes as a prospect. He broke out as an 18-year-old true freshman and turned in one of the best sophomore seasons in college football history. He’s a refined route runner and explosive mover on tape. And he’s fully expected to get first-round draft capital.


Too Small?

The knocks against him are well-below-average size and average athleticism. 

At 173 pounds, Addison is in the third percentile among WRs invited to the Combine since 1999. Over the past 10 seasons, there have only been four WRs under 180 pounds to top 1,000 receiving yards (DeSean Jackson, John Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Darnell Mooney).

Jackson, Brown, and Mooney all tested as better athletes than Addison, in terms of Relative Athletic Score. (Smith didn't test.) With a 58th percentile RAS score, Addison is just an average athlete -- even adjusted for his size.

Perhaps that lowers the ceiling on Addison's dynasty fantasy football value. Although it’s worth noting that five of the top 11 WRs in our Dynasty Rankings check in under 190 pounds: Jaylen Waddle, Tyreek Hill, DeVonta Smith, Garrett Wilson, and Chris Olave.


NFL Projection

While Addison proved capable of winning on the outside in college, he’d work best in the slot at the next level, where he’d be freed from physical press coverage. He looks plenty capable of emerging as a high-volume receiver with big-play ability for his NFL team.

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Jordan Addison Combine Results:

Wingspan: 74.5"
Arm length:
Hand size:
40-yard dash:
 4.49 seconds
10-yard split:
 1.56 seconds
Bench press:
Broad jump:
3-cone drill:
20-yard shuttle:

Percentiles vs. Combine wide receivers since 1999, per MockDraftable.

Jordan Addison College Stats:

Year Games Rec Rec Yards YPR  TDs
2020 10 60 666 11.1 4
2021 14 100 1593 15.9 17
2022 11 59 875 14.8 8

Addison was a four-year starter at Tuscarora High School in Frederick, Md., playing WR, QB, and DB. He posted a 25-544-8 receiving line as a senior and was tabbed a four-star prospect by most recruiting services. Addison didn’t receive scholarship offers from many powerhouse programs, ultimately opting to enroll at Pittsburgh.

Instant Impact

He immediately took over as the team’s top receiver, pacing the Kenny Pickett-led Panthers in catches, receiving yards, and receiving scores in 2020. He became the first freshman to lead Pitt in receiving since Tyler Boyd in 2013. Addison was named a freshman All-American by The Athletic, Rivals, and 247Sports.

Sophomore Season Explosion

He rolled that momentum into a truly massive 2021. Addison’s 100 catches set a Pitt record and ranked sixth nationwide. He finished fourth in the country in receiving yards and tied for first in receiving scores. Both of those marks rank second in school history, behind only Larry Fitzgerald.

Addison accounted for 27.2% of Pitt’s receptions, 33.7% of the receiving yards, and 38.6% of the receiving scores. Huge market shares for any player – and especially impressive marks from a true sophomore, boding well for Addison's dynasty fantasy football value.

Addison averaged a big 2.94 yards per route run in 2021 – 23rd among 334 WRs with 40+ targets – and ranked 12th among those 334 in Pro Football Focus’ receiving grades.

Addison was named first-team All-ACC and first-team All-American. He also won the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top WR.

Cross-Country Move to USC

With Pickett off to the NFL and Pitt set to break in a new OC, Addison entered the transfer protocol ahead of 2022. He eventually opted to join forces with HC Lincoln Riley and QB Caleb Williams at USC.

"I was looking for a great coach and a good football opportunity," Addison said of the decision. “Just where USC is at, everything around it and with Lincoln here now, there's a lot of great things I feel like I can do in his offense."

The 2022 Trojans were one of the most prolific passing games in the country, finishing third in yards and tying for first in TDs. Addison was a big part of it – although his per-game production, market shares, and efficiency metrics dipped a bit from 2021.

2022 Only Relatively Disappointing

Addison played in 11 of 14 games last year, missing the Arizona and Cal contests with a left leg injury and the Cotton Bowl vs. Tulane with an ankle issue. He still paced the Trojans in all major receiving categories, averaging 5.4 catches, 79.5 yards and 0.73 TDs per game. His market shares in 11 games played: 23.5% of the receptions, 25.3% of the receiving yards, and 27.6% of the receiving TDs.

Addison’s PFF grade sunk from 88.6 in 2021 to 82.4 last year, although the latter mark still ranked 23rd among 377 qualifiers. His 2.78 yards per route run was also down from the previous season but still good for 24th among those 377 WRs.

Jordan Addison Highlights:

Games watched: Virginia Tech (2021), Duke (2021), Rice (2022), Utah (2022), UCLA (2022)

At 5'11 and 173 pounds, Addison is slenderly built.  Think DeVonta Smith.

Positional Versatility

His size is not a limiting factor before the catch, though. Addison proved capable of playing all over the formation throughout his three-year college career. He lined up in the slot for 84% and 69% of his snaps in 2 seasons at Pitt. But he played 79% of his snaps on the outside for USC last year.

For his career, Addison averaged 2.50 yards per route run from the slot and 2.49 yards per route run from the outside. That type of position versatility is good news for his dynasty fantasy football value.

Separation Expert

Addison consistently defeats press coverage with quicks and explosiveness.  He accelerates to top speed quickly and has the rare ability to make cuts without losing speed.

Add it all up and Addison has the ability to create separation at all levels of the field.

He sells a vertical route here before snapping the comeback.

Jordan Addison vs UCLA 2022 - King of LA

Here's a double move that illustrates Addison's ability to maintain speed through his breaks.

Jordan Addison vs UCLA 2022 - King of LA

Addison blows by this defender with top-end acceleration and speed.  He plays at least a bit faster than his 4.49-second 40 time.

Jordan Addison (Pitt WR) vs Duke (2021)

Deep-Ball Prowess

Addison was especially lethal on deep balls last year.  He was one of 12 WRs in the nation to earn a 99.9 PFF receiving grade on targets 20+ yards downfield.

He saw 17 deep targets, parlaying them into 9 catches, 370 yards, and 2 TDs.

Size Limitations

Addison’s size can be an issue at the catch point, though. I didn’t see him make any contested grabs in the five games I watched. And he can sometimes struggle to snare passes outside his frame, giving him a relatively small catch radius.

Jordan Addison (Pitt WR) vs Duke (2021)

After-Catch Skills

Not surprisingly, Addison isn’t much of a tackle-breaker after the catch. But he creates yards with his change of direction and speed. He averaged 6.3 yards after the catch for his college career, including 7.0 at USC this past season

Here's an ankle-breaking cut:

Jordan Addison (Pitt WR) vs Duke (2021)

Addison's speed beats the angle of one defender and nearly beats a second.

Jordan Addison vs Utah (2022)

Addison doesn't project as an elite after-catch weapon at the next level, but he should certainly add fantasy value in that department.


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