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Ja'Lynn Polk - Fantasy Points Outlook

Basic StatsJa'Lynn Polk's Basic Stats

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ADP: N/A
Bye: 14
Experience: 0
Age: 22.2
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 203
40 Time: 4.52
Burst Score (Rank): 128.30 (83%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.12 (72%)

Ja'Lynn Polk's Weekly Outlook

Week 1 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.1 40.5 0.22 5.3
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Ja'Lynn Polk's 2024 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#64 Wide Receiver

144 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 52.7 688.5 3.74 0 0

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsJa'Lynn Polk's Preseason Player Analysis

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Bottom Line

Polk shared the spotlight in college, playing alongside fellow NFL talents like Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan.

His game isn’t flashy. But Polk brings NFL-caliber hands, strength, and toughness – traits that’ll give him a shot to contribute in fantasy this fall.

New England presents an ideal environment for target earning. Now, it’s a matter of Polk earning a full-time role to help counterbalance an offense with subpar QB play.

What We Learned Last Year

  • Polk transferred from Texas Tech to Washington in 2021.
    • A broken clavicle cost him most of that season.
  • He entered the national radar in 2022 alongside QB Michael Penix Jr.
    • That year, he tallied 41-694-6 in 13 games.
  • Last fall, his game reached another level (69-1,159-9).
    • All three marks ranked second on the team behind top-10 pick Rome Odunze.
    • He benefited from teammate Jalen McMillan missing time.
  • Polk won’t be the best athlete on the field. But his tape shows sticky hands, inside/out versatility, and excellent play strength.

What to Expect in 2024

  • New England traded down to 37th overall, selecting Polk as the WR10.
    • The Pats also used a Round 4 pick on Javon Baker, an explosive WR who broke out in 2023.
  • New England’s WR depth chart remains underwhelming a year after the group totaled only 5 TDs.
    • Kendrick Bourne and Demario Douglas return as short-range targets. Bourne is recovering from an early-season ACL tear.
    • K.J. Bourne joins after a four-year run in Minnesota. His yardage and TDs have dropped steadily since posting 50-655-7 as a rookie.
    • JuJu Smith-Schuster won’t be guaranteed a roster spot after an abysmal ‘23 (29-260-1 in 11 games). Over the offseason, he shared that he’s much healthier than he was last season.
  • The Pats added much-needed QB talent.
    • Jacoby Brissett adds a veteran presence.
    • Drake Maye, the third overall pick, supplies longer-term upside.
    • Those guys will battle to start in training camp, but it’s reasonable for Maye to be developed slowly.
  • Alex Van Pelt arrives as the new play-caller. His units have ranked top 10 in rushes in four of five seasons as OC.

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Ja'Lynn Polk, WR NE

7:39pm EDT 4/26/24

Patriots grab Ja'Lynn Polk early in Round 2

The Patriots selected Washington WR Ja’Lynn Polk in Round 2 of the NFL Draft. Polk transferred to Washington following one season at Texas Tech (28-264-2). He proceeded to miss nine games in 2021 with a fractured clavicle. Polk started producing with QB Michael Penix Jr. in 2022. Polk ranked third behind Jalen McMillan and Rome Odunze in all three major receiving categories, though: catches (41), yards (694), and TDs (6). He did lead the group with 16.9 yards per catch. The 22-year-old’s production reached another level in 2023, boosted by several missed games from McMillan. Polk set career highs across the board and popped with a 92-yard TD vs. Stanford. On tape, Polk shows inside/outside versatility and fearlessness over the middle. His hands, body control, and strength allow him to excel in contested situations. Polk also passed the NFL Combine test with an 8.85 Relative Athletic Score. He lands in a New England offense with weak WRs, which presents immediate opportunity -- plus a first-round QB in Drake Maye. We're not especially excited about Polk but will be curious to see how the market treats him. Keep an eye on his rookie ADP heading into your dynasty rookie drafts.

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Ja'Lynn Polk, WR NE
Dynasty MVP 82.3
Position Rank #101 WR
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
247
413
820
Dynasty Write-up
Polk broke out in his fourth college season, playing alongside top talents like QB Michael Penix Jr. and WR Rome Odunze. Polk’s not a burner but brings desirable size, ball skills, and contested-catch ability for an outside WR. He should land as a Round 2 or early Round 3 pick, even in a stacked WR class. Polk received solid draft capital (37th overall) and will mature alongside top pick Drake Maye. New England's depth chart affords immediate opportunity.
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