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Quintez Cephus
DET

WR DET

#116 Wide Receiver

45 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 9
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 23
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 202
40 Time: 4.73

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Week 4
Cephus caught 4 of 5 targets for 83 yards in the Lions' Week 4 loss to the Bears.
Cephus had just 5 targets but was able to lead the team with 83 yards receiving as he ripped off multiple 20+ yard receptions.
Cephus is Goff’s favorite WR to throw to but is probably 3rd in the pecking order behind top targets T.J Hockenson and D’Andre Swift.
Week 2
Through two games, Cephus looks like the Lions WR to roster. He saw 7 targets against the Packers, catching 4 for 63 yards and a score. It was the second week in a row he saw 7 targets and found the end zone.

While T.J. Hockenson is the primary pass catcher in this offense, much like Darren Waller in Las Vegas, Cephus looks like the next best option. There will be weeks like Week 1 where D'Andre Swift could see more volume in the passing game, but it’s hard to see an option on the outside seeing more.

Going forward Cephus can be a fine option, especially in weeks where Detroit has a plus matchup. QB Jared Goff has looked solid and is sending plenty of work his way.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Cephus checked in 5th among Lions in targets as a 5th-round rookie.
  • 28.6% of those came in the season opener, with Kenny Golladay sidelined.
  • After drawing 10 targets in that game, Cephus topped 3 in a game just 1 more time and never exceeded 4. He caught 3 passes in each of the first 2 games and then never exceeded 2 receptions in another contest.
  • Cephus ran just a 4.73-second 40 at the 2020 Scouting Combine, 2nd percentile among WRs.
  • He was a downfield producer at Wisconsin, averaging 16.1 yards per catch career, with 89 catches and 13 TDs over his final 2 seasons.
  • His 14.9 average depth of target as a rookie, according to Pro Football Focus, found him in a similar role.
  • Cephus spent 82.3% of his snaps outside, vs. just 17.3% in the slot. The new Detroit staff then added Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman in free agency. Neither signed for huge money, though.
  • The Lions drafted Amon-Ra St. Brown in Round 4. His most obvious fit is the slot, but HC Dan Campbell has said he believes St. Brown could play outside as well.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

The WR competition in Detroit is wide open. With a strong summer, Cephus could push either Tyrell Williams or Breshad Perriman aside. His relative slowness and the Lions’ moves to sign the veterans don’t point to excitement over the 2nd-year player, though. We’ll see whether he competes with Amon-Ra St. Brown in the slot, but that hasn’t been Cephus’ game to date.

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Lions WR Quintez Cephus broke his collarbone in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. "It'll be an extended absence and potentially season-ending," Pelissero adds. Cephus can be dropped in all redraft leagues. Detroit will move forward with WRs Amon-Ra St. Brown, Kalif Raymond, KhaDarel Hodge and Trinity Benson. WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) is eligible to come off IR later this week, although it's unclear if he's ready.

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Lions WR Quintez Cephus suffered a shoulder injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. the Vikings and is questionable to return. We'll update you when we know more.

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The Lions selected Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus in the 5th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Cephus trudged to a 4.73-second 40 time at the Combine, although he did post above-average marks in the vertical and broad jumps at 6’1 and 202 pounds. He’s obviously not going to win with athleticism as a pro, but Cephus does a lot of little things well. He can beat press coverage, is an advanced route runner and is strong in contested situations. Cephus missed the entire 2018 season after being accused of sexual assault. He was later acquitted of those charges and returned to Wisconsin to post a 59-901-7 line this past year. Cephus tallied nice market shares, and his 3.1 yards per route run ranked 5th among 30 of this year’s top WR prospects. He figures to battle with Geronimo Allison for the #4 WR job in Detroit this season behind Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola. But all 4 of those guys are currently scheduled to hit free agency next offseason.

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