WR Jason Avant - Free Agent
|6-1, 210||Born: 4-20-1983||College: Michigan||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2006|
2014 Week 1 vs TB (1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant was largely marginalised in this game as the Panthers played it safe and relied on more run-heavy sets (two tight ends, two backs). When Avant was called upon, Derek Anderson would generally forego targeting him for trusted tight end Greg Olsen or a back out of the backfield. Avant got an opportunity to make some yardage on a flanker screen, but it was quickly snuffed out by a swarming Buccaneers defense.
2014 Week 2 vs DET (7 / 5 / 54 / 1 rec)
Quarterback Cam Newton said it was a goal of his to feed the football to new targets Jason Avant and Jerricho Cotchery this week, and he didn't let his veteran receivers down. The crafty veteran Avant was targeted deep early on as Newton got into rhythm, but the receiver was not even close to being open. Avant rattled off a 10-yard gain on a backside screen pass, a staple of the Carolina offense often run for Greg Olsen. The former Eagle"s most telling contribution came in the red zone. Split out wide left, Avant"s quick break to the inside on the dig route gave Newton a nice target, and his quarterback duly fired it in between his numbers for the touchdown, Avant falling backwards into the end zone. Late in the contest, Newton went back to Avant on a key third down to help the Panthers ice the game away. Although the chemistry isn"t quite there yet, there is potential for the on-field rapport between Newton and Avant to build in coming weeks.
2014 Week 3 vs PIT (6 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
A non-factor in this contest, Jason Avant was not targeted nearly as much as last week against Detroit and was mostly a passenger, only called upon when the Panthers went to four- or five-wide sets. With Benjamin, Olsen and even Cotchery as viable targets, Avant's role seems to be a small piece of the offensive pie in Carolina.
2014 Week 4 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Like veteran Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant was the victim of a poor offensive display by Carolina as they were unable to get any kind of rhythm. Penalties interrupted drives, while pressure on Newton put paid to any form of consistent passing attack in comeback mode. Avant was unable to exert his influence on the contest apart from a nice catch in traffic on third down to keep the chains moving. Avant's role may increase in coming weeks if the Panthers rushing attack continues to tread water on the injury front.
2014 Week 5 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)
A chain mover in this offense with limited upside, Jason Avant nonetheless offers Newton a reliable target, especially in obvious passing situations. Avant did an excellent job getting separation on his biggest reception of the contest, a 22-yard strike down the right hash. Newton delivered a perfect pass, but the crafty veteran was right where he needed to be. He will continue to operate primarily in three-wide sets but is very much the fourth option in this offense.
2014 Week 6 vs CIN (7 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
Still being utilised for the most part as a complementary target to Benjamin, Olsen and Cotchery, Jason Avant nonetheless made his presence felt in this game. In the screen game especially, Avant was effective in weaving through traffic and following his blocks for positive gains. Avant bailed his quarterback out early on with a great adjustment on a low pass to keep a drive alive. With the game script as it was, Avant saw more snaps and played a bigger role, but this is not the norm for the veteran.
2014 Week 7 vs GB (5 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
A quiet day for veteran Jason Avant, whose role in the offense remains a minimal one. Cam Newton missed him early on a couple of bubble screens and simple throws to the outside, but Avant was unable to consistently get open and present his quarterback a good target. The game script played a large part in this, as Newton and the offense failed to establish any kind of rhythm. Avant remains a role player at best in an offense that is consistently inconsistent.
2014 Week 8 vs SEA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
A victim of an up and down passing attack, Jason Avant's only involvement in the offense was on an option pitch. Newton pulled the football from the belly of Jonathan Stewart, then widened before pitching to Avant, who was met immediately by a swarming Seattle defense.
2014 Week 9 vs NO (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Once again a bit-part player in an offense that continues to struggle to find a rhythm and identity, Jason Avant's lone involvement in the passing game came on a wide receiver screen, a play that has become his staple this season. The veteran was rarely targeted by his quarterback, who was under duress throughout and failed to establish any kind of flow in the game.
2014 Week 11 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
A non-factor when needed most, Jason Avant went missing on third down and failed to gain separation against Atlanta's cornerbacks time and time again. A role player in this offense once again, his only target was a miscommunication between he and Cam Newton resulting in an incompletion.
2014 Week 13 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Avant got involved in the 4th quarter with two of the longer passing plays in the game. His first reception came on a deep out, where he beat his man for a gain of 11. Later in the quarter he beat coverage on a deep cross and picked up 19 yards.
2014 Week 14 vs ARI (7 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)
Avant seems to have taken over as the WR2 on the Chiefs after just 2 weeks. He converted a bubble screen into a first down on his first grab and also had the longest gain of the day through the air. Avant did a good job keeping his route alive and then coming back to the ball on his 41 yard reception from Alex Smith.
2014 Week 15 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Avant's only catch came early in the game. He caught a pass in the flats and beat his man up the field for 14 yards and a first down.
2014 Week 16 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Avant picked up 15 yards on a flare pass in the 3rd quarter when the Steelers seemingly forgot about him. He also picked up 16 yards on a pair of catches over the middle against the Steelers prevent defense.
2014 Week 17 vs SD (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Avant had only one grab for seven yards but what could have been was much bigger. He had a bad drop on a pass deep over the middle that was thrown slightly behind him. He also saw a target in the end zone on a deep post but was barely overthrown by Daniel.
2013 Week 1 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Early in the 1st quarter Vick threw a bullet pass in his direction that sailed away from him. He had an off game picking up a pass interference penalty and fumbling the ball away on a crucial time in the game. He made a nice initial catch grabbing the ball just before it hit the ground but then took a big hit from behind and the ball came out. Avant did pick up a nice first down late in the fourth as he stretched the ball out to make sure he got the yards he needed. On the onside kick at the end of the game Avant let the ball hit him in the leg and almost fumbled away the possession. Usually a sure handed WR, Avant had an off night.
2013 Week 2 vs SD (7 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Next to DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant saw the most targets with 7 and reeled in 4 of them. He had one nice 21 yard catch and his 3 others were quick hits over the middle that seem to be something to expect week to week in Chip Kelly's fast paced offense.
2013 Week 3 vs KC (8 / 5 / 87 / 1 rec)
Avant was the Eagles most successful receiver, largely because he continually lined up in the slot which looked to be the Chiefs weakness. His touchdown came as he beat press coverage out the slot handily and then outran his defender to the end zone. Vick placed the ball perfectly so the catch was not difficult. Avant picked up 31 later in the game on busted coverage when Kendrick Lewis fell down. Avant did show great hands on a 15 yard grab in the 4th quarter, tipping a ball to himself for a dazzling reception.
2013 Week 4 vs DEN (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Avant was not much of a factor at all on the day only making 1 catch for 7 yards on his 4 targets. With usually sure hands it just didn't work with Vick today as he did not trust the slot WR.
2013 Week 5 vs NYG (7 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Vick overthrew Avant down in the redzone in the 2nd quarter which the Eagles had to settle for a field goal. Avant took a nice pass from Foles over the middle of the field and turned it into a 22 yard catch and run.
2013 Week 6 vs TB (6 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec)
He was non existent in the first half and then in the 2nd half picked up some quick passes from Foles and came away with 4 short catches for minimal gains and was more of a safety net option for the QB when nothing was available down the field.
2013 Week 7 vs DAL (12 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Foles threw him a dangerous throw at the sidelines that Avant couldn't go up and make the grab. He missed another pass off the hands on a bad throw from Foles that was placed behind him. Foles missed badly again in the endzone as Avant was wide open and he tried to do whatever he could to make the catch on a ball that was severely underthrown. Avant was wide open on the play and looked to have an easy touchdown if the pass was thrown even remotely decent.
2013 Week 8 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)
Avant's first catch of the game was right at the goal line and he was immediately driven backwards not being allowed to find his way into the end zone. Avant had the longest offensive play for the Eagles in the 4th quarter on a 2nd and 19th as he took a pass that was close to the ground and scooped it up rolling on the ground to secure the ball. Avant picked up a nice 1st down catch late in the 4th and looked to have another one but he was flagged for offensive pass interference.
2013 Week 9 vs OAK (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
On a day where it seemed every one on the Eagles was making plays, Avant was not counted on and only had one target which was a tough catch to make in traffic and the ball bounced off his hands for the incompletion.
2013 Week 10 vs GB (4 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
On his first target he was overthrown by Foles in the endzone but was also looked to be held on the play and couldn't breakaway from the defender to make a play on the ball. Avant saw his next target at the end of the 2nd quarter deep in Packers territory and was unable to make the catch in traffic on a quickly thrown ball from Foles. Avant made a great 23 yard catch over the middle of the field which looked to be a ball that could have easily been picked off by the defense. After the catch he had a good run and on the very next play made another catch for a couple of yards.
2013 Week 11 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
He saw his first target over the middle of the field and made a try on the ball with just one hand and couldn't bring the ball in. On his only catch of the day it came on a 3rd and 6 play and he made the catch and picked up 5 yards, forcing the Eagles to go for it on 4th and short.
2013 Week 13 vs ARI (4 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Avant made sure to secure his first target of the game as he cradled the ball to the ground for a 20 yard catch. He was targeted a couple of more times on the last drive of the first half, once where he was held a little bit without a flag and couldn't make the catch and another time where the ball hit him in the hands and he couldn't hang on.
2013 Week 15 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 40 / 1 rec)
On his first target of the game Foles looked for him downfield and threw a decent ball but Avant clearly didn't have the speed or separation to make the catch as he actually ended up taking an offensive penalty trying to hold the defender. Avant did catch a late touchdown pass where he was wide open in the corner of the endzone
2013 Week 16 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Avant had his first catch on a quick 4 yard throw from Foles and quickly hit the ground. Avant had a big first down catch where he showed his always good hands and no speed after the catch.
2013 Week 17 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
Avant's first catch came in dramatic fashion as he leaped over a Cowboys defender down close to the Cowboys goal line. The catch was a highlight reel type that helped bail out QB Nick Foles on a through that he slightly under threw. Avant made another key catch for a big first down which came on a third down play and he showed some great hands on the play.
2013 Week 18 vs NO (6 / 5 / 21 / 0 rec)
On Avant's first look of the game he caught a 2 yard pass from Foles and simply had no room to do anything after the catch. At the end of the first quarter Avant showed his good hands and went up and made a catch for a first down. Avant caught another short pass in traffic that was short of the first down, and continued to show that he is one of Foles last options as he surveys the field to find an open receiver. Avant had another short gain for 1 yard and showed that he has a tough time gaining additional yards after the catch. Avant had one more catch on the game for 6 yards in a play which was another check down pass from Foles.
2012 Week 1 vs CLE (5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Avant's first reception was a very difficult one-handed grab that Vick threw behind him. It only went for a short gain however as he ran across the field two yards deep. Avant was very quiet on the day as Vick looked towards tight end Clay Harbor and receiver Dexter Jackson more. Avant moved the chains with two of his receptions and remains solely a possession receiver for the Eagles. He showed off safe hands, but not any real explosion.
2012 Week 2 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant isn't used very often, but when he is he offers a certain level of consistency that is under-appreciated in today's NFL. Avant makes his living over the middle and had two receptions on two targets over the middle in this game. His first reception came on third and 10 for a first down. Avant ran between Ray Lewis and Kurt Coleman. Michael Vick threw the ball high, but Avant showed no fear to stretch out and snatch the ball despite multiple defenders in the vicinity. He exposed himself to make sure he came down with a tough catch. Avant's second reception was a sliding catch for a first down over the middle. He picked up 17 yards after finding a soft spot in the Ravens' zone. Avant isn't an explosive player, but he is an excellent possession receiver who continues to produce.
2012 Week 3 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Avant had 3 receptions on the day, one of them a pretty, leaping 17 yard catch to help get the Eagles back into field goal range on a 2nd and 22 as the Eagles tried to keep their victory hopes afloat.
2012 Week 4 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant had two nice catches in this game but as is expected, he did not get a high enough volume of targets to prove to be productive enough. Avant is a great veteran receiver that has almost no elite skills except catching the ball. Avant was useful over the middle of the defense, displaying great hands that rarely drop the ball and is a frequent chain mover. Avant got 23 of his 30 yards on a nice looking post route over the middle of the defense, stemming inside and providing Vick a big target to throw into as he shook his defender loose during the route. QB Vick looked elsewhere and the Eagles leaned on the running game a lot in this game also which hurt the production of WR's like Avant.
2012 Week 5 vs PIT (3 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
In typical Jason Avant fashion, he caught every ball that came his way. His first catch came on an out route on third and 10 for a first down against off coverage. He followed that with a quick curl pass underneath that was short of the first down, before catching a pass over the middle between two defenders for a first down late in the game.
2012 Week 6 vs DET (4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant saw limited action in this game, and was only targeted in the late second and early third quarter. In the second quarter, Avant had his first reception - a deep crossing route where Vick took a hard shot but placed the ball well for Avant to come up with a 17 yard reception. Just before halftime, Vick was in trouble and rolled out to avoid the pressure. He dumped the ball to Avant for a short four-yard gain but he couldn't get out of bounds and Vick had to stop the clock. To start the third quarter, Avant lined up in the slot and broke straight up the field, crossing into the open field and he came open for a potential big gain. But Vick threw the ball behind him and Avant couldn't adjust in time to make the catch. It was his last target of the day.
2012 Week 8 vs ATL (8 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Avant caught four Michael Vick passes for forty-five yards on seven targets. The Eagles slot receiver primarily ran short routes underneath the Falcons' secondary, and helped Vick get in a rhythm with the Eagles in a hole early. While Avant had little trouble getting open, the combination of the Falcons' pass rush and the Eagles' offensive line challenges gave Michael Vick little time to get the ball Avant's way.
2012 Week 9 vs NO (9 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant bolstered his stat line when the game was out of reach. During the second half, Avant received six of his nine targets and hauled in four of his six receptions for 39 yards. During his team's last fourth quarter drive, Avant made two nice catches for 21 yards. On each play, Avant ran slant routes and took tough hits over the middle of the field. In total, three of Avant's six catches occurred behind the line of scrimmage. Avant showed his play making ability, generating 22 yards after the catch.
2012 Week 13 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 79 / 0 rec)
Avant led Eagles receivers with 79 yards against Dallas on Sunday night. He primarily ran deep crosses and hitches from the left side of the field. His best catch came on a 23 yard completion early in the fourth quarter. On the play, Avant ran a curl to the middle of the field, caught the ball cleanly and turned upfield for additional yardage before being brought down by two Cowboy defenders. Avant also had a nice catch on a deep pass that gained 19 yards as the Eagles drove in an attempt to retake the lead. The drive stalled when Bryce Brown fumbled at midfield and the ball was returned for a touchdown.
2012 Week 14 vs TB (12 / 7 / 133 / 0 rec)
Avant was the big-play receiver for Philadelphia this week against Tampa Bay's shoddy secondary. He repeatedly made impact plays down the field as the running game and the other receivers were very hit-or-miss. He made a circus catch on a third-and-17 play that could be a candidate for catch of the year. Foles was falling away in the pocket and threw a pass down the sidelines. Avant contorted his body and made the one-handed catch to convert and move the Eagles into field goal range. He made two other huge plays in the game. One came on a deep crossing route for 20+ yards to move into scoring range. The final one converted a fourth down with just 16 seconds to play in the game. Foles found Avant on a slant down to the one-yard line. That play set up the game-winning touchdown to Jeremy Maclin on the following play. Avant has quietly had his best fantasy performances of the season in back-to-back weeks, catching 11-of-17 targets (65%) in that span. With Desean Jackson out of the lineup, Avant is a viable fantasy play, especially when the Eagles have a great matchup and high volume like this week against Tampa Bay.
2012 Week 15 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Avant proved to be a sure-handed option for quarterback Nick Foles against the Bengals on Thursday night. Foles looked Avant's way twice on third downs. On one third-and-five play, Foles picked up the Bengals' pressure and extended the play with his legs, allowing Avant to get open and completed a twenty-six yard catch downfield. Avant also showed tremendous athleticism in snagging an out route pass in midair with defenders in coverage. Converting three of his four targets, Avant is likely to receive a steady diet of looks as the Eagles acclimate Nick Foles to the NFL.
2012 Week 16 vs WAS (12 / 8 / 70 / 0 rec)
One of three Eagles skill players to receive double-digit targets, Avant logged seventy yards on eight receptions, well enough for third on the team. Philadelphia used Avant primarily as a short option in the passing game for Nick Foles. He figures to receive a steady diet of targets in the season finale with DeSean Jackson on the shelf.
2012 Week 17 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant was simply a role player with Philadelphia on Sunday. Avant made some tight catches and is still a serviceable slot/possession WR but the offense was completely out of sync against NYG. Avant made a terrific catch on 4th and 10 however, getting in behind the linebackers and hauling in a nice pass from Vick over the middle for the clutch pickup. This kind of offense was somewhat rare for the Eagles on Sunday however. PHI rarely could convert downs into first downs and tried to force big plays down the field which is not WR Avant's game. Avant was not able to get many targets as QB Vick was hurried often in the pocket and looked downfield a lot to other WR's.
2011 Week 1 vs STL (7 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Avant will likely take a back seat to Jeremy Maclin (and to a lesser extent, Steve Smith) shortly, but in the meantime he showed that he has Vick's trust and can reliably catch the ball when called upon. Worth noting that Avant was targeted in the red zone as well.
2011 Week 2 vs ATL (4 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec)
The Eagles current slot receiver caught a single out-route down the sidelines for 29 yards in week 2 but was silent aside from that. Eagles QB's looked his way a few other times but he was unable to reel them in in tight coverage.
2011 Week 3 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant made a small but usual contribution to his game in the form as a reliable but unspectacular possession reciever. He caught many short pass plays for first downs and showed good chemistry with QB Vick on plays that broke down as he was able to get open for his QB. Avant is little more than a chain mover with above average hands and "ownable" in little more than PPR or deep leagues.
2011 Week 4 vs SF (8 / 6 / 69 / 0 rec)
Avant is basically the Eagles tight end, though he lines up at receiver. He works the middle of the field and is Vick's go-to guy when his outside receivers are covered. Avant lacks deep speed, but made a number of tough catches in the middle of the field, and always turned it upfield and looked for additional yardage. He continues to improve as a weapon, and is a very sneaky play in ppr leagues.
2011 Week 5 vs BUF (10 / 9 / 139 / 0 rec)
While Jason Avant put up some of the best numbers among all players in this game and helped keep the Eagles in it, he was also directly responsible for two critical turnovers in the second half that likely doomed them. In the third quarter with the Eagles backed up to their own 2-yard line, Avant broke loose for a big gain down the left sideline but the ball was stripped from him and recovered by Bills safety Jairus Byrd. The Bills added a field goal following that play to go up by 17 points with a little over a quarter to play. Then, towards the end of the game with the Eagles driving for a game-tying touchdown, Avant was targeted on a short pass but had the ball knocked loose before he could bring it in. The deflection was picked off by Bills linebacker Nick Barnett and they were able to run out the clock. Apart from those mistakes, it was a very strong game for Avant as he caught 9 of 10 targets for 139 yards.
2011 Week 6 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
The crafty veteran was just that, catching an important 4th and 2 pass for 18 yards by fighting off bump and run coverage and finding the open seam. His other two catches were of the shorter variety with him finding an opening short of the defense and settling in. Steve Smith caught a short dump pass in the 4th quarter but was completely absent from the game plan other than that.
2011 Week 8 vs DAL (5 / 5 / 74 / 0 rec)
Avant was an excellent target all game for Michael Vick. He caught passes on both sides of the field at a variety of distances. His best catch came on a crossing pattern to pick up a first down. On the play he started in the slot on the right side, ran 15 yards upfield, then cut to the left before catching the ball between three Cowboys. Avant ran slants and quick outs on a number of plays but was most effective on curls and crossing patterns across the middle of the field.
2011 Week 9 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Avant showed great footwork on the sideline, catching a bullet from Vick.
2011 Week 10 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Avant showed that he can catch the ball, but continually came up short when the Eagles needed a big play. He made a short catch at the goal line, but couldn't cross the plane. On more than one occasion, he would be close to making the play, but it just wasn't happening for him.
2011 Week 11 vs NYG (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Avant had a nice reception up the right sideline wiped out by an offensive pass interference penalty. Of course, the play was made possible by the penalty as WR Riley Cooper picked S Antrel Rolle to help Avant get open. Avant would later connect with young on a 13-yard completion, but was outshined by Riley Cooper.
2011 Week 12 vs NE (14 / 8 / 110 / 1 rec)
Avant came on late in the game when DeSean Jackson was benched and about half of his production and his touchdown came during garbage time in the fourth quarter when the Patriots were mostly trying to not give up too may big plays or get hurt. Avant was able to use the space the Patriots' defense allowed to make some plays but it was more about the Patriots easing their foot off the gas pedal than Avant's talent. Avant did go down in the middle of the third quarter with what appeared to be a knee injury but later returned.
2011 Week 13 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Avant converted a nice catch for 10 yards and a first down. But, could've gotten a touchdown later in the game had he went up and got the ball instead of waiting for the ball to get to him in the end zone could've been a 20 yard touchdown.
2011 Week 14 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Wide open on his 1st target as Vick bounced outside and found him all alone for a nice 28 yard gain and a 1st down.
2011 Week 15 vs NYJ (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Avant saw two passes but was unable to come down with either. One was just a last minute hail mary at the end of the first half which Avant was in the area of, but really didn't have much chance to catch.
2011 Week 16 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant had a very disappointing game that came as a result of one play. Avant hauled in a short pass over the middle in the redzone and proceeded to try and hurdle his way into the endzone for the score. Initially ruled a touchdown, it was reviewed and determined that he fumbled the ball and it was ruled a touchback for DAL. Avant was quiet for the rest of the game and his only other catch came late. Avant got a short pass and showed a very quick change of direction as he made a defender miss and picked up many more yards after the catch. The Eagles relied on other WR's to score and make big plays when it was necessary after Avant had his opportunity to score.
2011 Week 17 vs WAS (6 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant made minimal impact on a game where Vick was looking elsewhere to Avant's WR teammates. Avant made an impressive catch over the middle, taking a big shot from an Eagle LB but holding onto the pass for the first down. Avant caught some short slants and curls for his team to move the chains but was heavily out produced by his more talented teammates. Jackson, Maclin and even Celek offer speed/power that Avant does not have and his production will always be limited as a WR. He has a specific role as a slot WR for his team and is very reliable when thrown to but is not dynamic and will not be Vicks go to guy in crunch time.
2010 Week 1 vs GB (7 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant was once again the third wide receiver for Philadelphia and he saw the second most targets (seven) of any Eagle (DeSean Jackson had 11 targets). Avant remains a possession receiver who does see extra targets from the slot down near the goal line but for now is not worth much for fantasy purposes.
2010 Week 2 vs DET (5 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Avant played a very similar role in the offense as he did in Week 1 (when he finished with four receptions for 41 yards on 7 targets). As such, he's likely to only be worth a look in much deeper leagues should you face some bye-week troubles or if either DeSean Jackson or Jeremy Maclin goes down with an injury. Avant's three catches went for 7, 8 and 18 yards, respectively.
2010 Week 3 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant saw one pass come in his direction, a short pass over the middle early in the fourth quarter that fell incomplete.
2010 Week 4 vs WAS (4 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant caught four passes for modest gains in Week 4 for the Eagles, but his biggest play was a non-catch on the final pass of the game. Avant leapt up and had a Hail Mary pass on his fingertips but could not hold on for a game-winning reception. Avant is a solid WR3 for the Eagles and a good possession receiver, but that does not come close to making him a strong fantasy option.
2010 Week 5 vs SF (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant caught two short passes in the Red Zone against the 49ers as the third wide receiver for the Eagles against San Francisco. Avant gets more targets on third and long and also down near the goal line.
2010 Week 6 vs ATL (5 / 5 / 62 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant was pressed into more action after DeSean Jackson left the game in the second quarter with a concussion. Avant converted all five of his Week 6 targets for a total of 62 yards including a 21-yard gain in the second quarter. Four of his five catches came after Jackson left the contest as Avant lined up opposite of Jeremy Maclin in the normal offensive alignment. With Jackson unlikely to play next week, expect Avant to get the start for at least Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans. Avant is a solid receiver with good hands and a willingness to go over the middle, but he normally is best on short or intermediate routes. Look for Avant to be used in that manner next week as Jeremy Maclin is the receiver that stretches the field.
2010 Week 7 vs TEN (7 / 6 / 60 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant started in place of DeSean Jackson against Tennessee in Week 7, catching six passes of modest length for a combined 60 yards. Avant did what he always does - get open on shorter routes - and reel in targets when asked. Avant had a few athletic grabs, leaping and reeling in tough throws both over the middle and down the sideline. Look for him to move back to his WR3 role once DeSean Jackson returns to health.
2010 Week 9 vs IND (5 / 2 / 41 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant moved back down the depth chart to his normal slot receiver / third wideout role for the Eagles now that DeSean Jackson is back in the starting lineup. Avant converted two of his five targets for catches, highlighted by a third down short catch over the middle that he was able to turn up the field for a 33 yard gain. Avant's upside is greatly diminished with both Jackson and Jeremy Maclin healthy.
2010 Week 10 vs WAS (5 / 5 / 76 / 1 rec)
Avant turned in a really solid performance in week 10 as the Eagles slot receiver. He managed to catch all 5 of his targets and even caught his first TD of the season long after the game was decided.
2010 Week 11 vs NYG (4 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant had one of the worst drops I think I've ever seen a receiver have. Wide open in the back of the endzone with no defenders near him, Vick threw a perfect pass right into the body of Avant, who simply lost the ball and dropped it. Avant played a solid game other than the drop he had, although his upside is limited by Maclin and Jackson. However, the Giants showed that Vick is not as accurate on the intermediate passes when he needs to put more zip on the ball, so if teams copy their blueprint to beat Philadelphia, we could see Vick go to Avant on the short to intermediate patterns more to make defenses respect that.
2010 Week 12 vs CHI (9 / 8 / 83 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant was the third wide receiver once again for the Eagles against Chicago in Week 12, but he was a workhorse as Philadelphia worked the short passing game against the Bears. Chicago played their safeties very deep, leaving underneath routes open for Avant who exploited the voids for eight catches and 83 yards. Despite this solid game, his numbers are too erratic to warrant weekly fantasy value.
2010 Week 13 vs HOU (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant settled back in as the third wide receiver for the Eagles and got his normally modest amount of targets for Week 13 with just three chances. Avant caught just one short pass for a four yard gain against Houston, but the bigger play for him on the night was a dropped ball in the end zone where the ball hit him in the face. Avant had a clear chance at catching the potential touchdown pass despite close coverage by CB Glover Quin but he was slow to react to Michael Vick's hard throw. Avant is not getting enough consistent targets and is not producing on the few chances he gets right now, making him barely fantasy bench material with DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin well ahead of him in Philadelphia.
2010 Week 14 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Avant had three receptions against the Cowboys, all on plays where he lined up to the left side of the line. He was targeted primarily on quick outs and slants when Michael Vick read that the blitz would be coming from the left side. His best catch came on a slant pattern on 3rd and 6 wherein Vick saw Avant bolting from the line of scrimmage and lasered the ball to him on the run. Avant gained 13 yards and the first down.
2010 Week 15 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
ason Avant caught three passes against the Giants on five targets in Week 15, including a big 18-yard catch over the middle on third down in the third quarter. Avant served as the third wideout for the Eagles, often running between the numbers to help keep the chains moving for Michael Vick and Philadelphia. Avant sees too few targets on a regular basis to have much fantasy value but is a solid contributor to the Eagles' passing game in key situations.
2010 Week 16 vs MIN (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant had two catches on four targets in Week 16 for just 16 total yards. Avant is well down the list of targets in the Philadelphia passing offense, as demonstrated by four other eagles getting more chances against the Vikings.
2010 Week 17 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant drew the start in Week 17 with the Eagles giving DeSean Jackson the week off. Avant played most of the game with Philadelphia wanting to both Jackson and Jeremy Maclin fresh for the playoffs, but Avant was only able to reel in a 21-yard catch on one of his four targets against Dallas. Expect Avant to go back to his third wide receiver role and work from the slot for key third down targets in the playoffs.
2010 Week 18 vs GB (9 / 7 / 93 / 1 rec)
Avant had a very nice game, getting open in the middle of the field over and over, including his 24 yard touchdown where he completely juked the safety, caught the ball and ran through the middle of the defense for a score. With the pressure Vick was under, running Avant on routes through the middle was obviously a scheme of Reid's and it worked as Avant had his best day of the year.
2009 Week 2 vs NO (8 / 7 / 79 / 1 rec)
Avant had seven grabs to lead all Philadelphia wideouts in Week 2 against the Saints, but most of that effort came later in the game with the Eagles resting DeSean Jackson. Avant is a nice possession wide receiver and goes over the middle well, willing to take a big hit to move the chains, but his fantasy upside is limited with Jackson, Kevin Curtis and Brent Celek above him in the passing food chain for Philadelphia.
2009 Week 3 vs KC (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Avant was the slot receiver again for the Eagles in Week 3, notable because Kevin Curtis was inactive. His role is a possession receiver over the middle or on shorter passes. Avant had a nice grab but lost the ball and fumbled early in the game. He was fortunate that the ball rolled out of bounds so the Eagles kept the ball. Avant is a complimentary receiver for Philadelphia and does not see enough targets to warrant fantasy consideration.
2009 Week 5 vs TB (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant was the third wide receiver option for the Eagles against Tampa bay, lining up in the slot and running shorter and intermediate routes over the middle for Philadelphia. Avant was the unlucky target of a rare off-target McNabb throw, missing a 20-yard reception chance in the first quarter but later added his lone 12-yard grab in the same period on his final target of the day. Avant is a solid possession receiver but given how much the Eagles spread the ball he will be a very inconsistent contributor and difficult to rely upon as a fantasy option.
2009 Week 6 vs OAK (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant was the third wideout for Philadelphia in Week 6 for the Eagles as Kevin Curtis was inactive but he was unable to catch either of his two short targets.
2009 Week 8 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant served as the third wideout for Philadelphia once again in Week 8, a role that he continues to perform well enough for NFL purposes but not so much for fantasy value. Avant grabbed a short ball and scampered for 28 yards in the first quarter before adding another short catch to complete his statistical day against the Giants. Avant has good size and is willing to go over the middle for the tougher catches especially on third down but does not see snaps or targets on a consistent basis.
2009 Week 9 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 43 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant worked as the third wide receiver for Philadelphia in Week 9, and he made a stunning 20-yard catch over the middle in tight coverage. He later grabbed a longer ball for 23 more yards, finishing the night a perfect two-for-two on his targets. Avant produces well as a receiver that can run over the middle and also can stretch the field at times, but he sees too few targets for consistent fantasy production.
2009 Week 10 vs SD (9 / 8 / 156 / 0 rec)
Avant turned in a career day in the soft secondary of the Chargers. He set career highs across the board, finishing with a game-high 156 yards and eight receptions. Much of his damage was done out of the slot and in the middle of the field, just beyond the linebackers and just in front of the safeties. His big reception came on a catch and run coupled with a missed tackle that ended up going for 58 yards up the sideline. Avant may very well go back to a non-factor in the coming weeks, but he showed in this game that he can be trusted upon to play a smart, controlled game and get open when the defense is giving him room.
2009 Week 11 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 26 / 1 rec)
3rd WR option Jason Avant was rock solid in week 11 for the Eagles despite seeing limited opportunities. McNabb targeted Avant on multiple screens and short routes throughout the game. He was able to take one of the short screens to the house for a TD. Avant pulled double-duty on the play as he threw a very nice block to free McNabb up to make the throw before rolling out to make the catch. With so many weapons in this offense it's hard to imagine Avant being a weekly threat, however he is proving his value and that he deserves to be in the rotation at this point.
2009 Week 12 vs WAS (6 / 5 / 94 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant acted as the third wide receiver for the Eagles once again in Week 12, going over the middle for three catches in the first half for a combined 28 yards. His role increased when DeSean Jackson was forced out of the game with a concussion and Avant stepped it up for the final quarter, making two big catches on the 90-yard touchdown drive for the Eagles that tied the game at 24. Avant snagged a big 46-yard catch down the seam and then added 20 more yards on the next play. Avant could be starting next week if DeSean Jackson cannot play against Atlanta.
2009 Week 13 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant split time with Reggie Brown against Atlanta, getting five targets and 36 total yards with three medium-length catches. Avant did find the end zone on a nice 15-yard grab over the middle as he dove into the end zone in the second quarter but it was called back due to a penalty. The Eagles did not need to throw much at all in the game and rested all of their starters in the fourth quarter, which limited everyone's fantasy day. Expect more of Avant next week against a weak New York Giants secondary.
2009 Week 14 vs NYG (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant served as the third wideout for Philadelphia once again in Week 14 but had no catches on just two targets against the Giants. He did grab a two-point conversion later in the game but that was the extent of his official contributions. Avant is likely to see more action and targets going forward due to Jeremy Maclin's injury.
2009 Week 15 vs SF (6 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant officially did start Week 15 as the Eagles started with three wide receivers against San Francisco. Both he and Reggie Brown split time opposite DeSean Jackson all afternoon versus the 49ers, with Avant faring better in snagging three of his five targets. Avant caught all three catchable balls that came his way, picking up 21-yards in the third quarter and 19 more in the fourth, but his biggest play was most likely a pass interference call he drew inside the five-yard line in the second quarter.
2009 Week 16 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 25 / 1 rec)
Jason Avant caught two passes against the Denver Broncos with his 15-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter being of highlight reel quality. Avant caught a pass that was deflected by a Denver defender, tipped the ball to himself then snagged it out of the air to roll into the end zone for the touchdown. Avant remains the third wide receiver for the Eagles and is a solid backup option for the postseason should any injuries strike either DeSean Jackson or Jeremy Maclin.
2009 Week 17 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Jason Avant was targeted three times but only caught a short eight-yard pass in the second quarter. Avant was overthrown on a 30-yard route in the fourth quarter and then dropped a short pass in the final period. Avant remains the third receiver on the depth chart for the Eagles.
2009 Week 18 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Avant had a few catches in the failed two-minute drill at the end of the first half, but otherwise was a non-factor.
2008 Week 1 vs STL (4 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
Avant had a solid game catching three of his four targets for the day and totaling 45 yards for the game.
2008 Week 2 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Avant caught his first pass after a vicious hit from a Cowboys defender but was able to bring the ball down after it was jarred loose for a 12 yard gain and a first down. He had two catches for 28 yards the game.
2008 Week 3 vs PIT (4 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Avant caught his first target at the start of the game, a 19 yard catch on a third down, but did not get his second catch until late in the second half.
2008 Week 4 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Avant played a part in the Eagles offensive game plan on Sunday, just not a major one. He ended the night with four receptions for 29 yards.
2008 Week 5 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
All of Avant's targets came in the second half. He caught only one pass for three yards.
2008 Week 6 vs SF (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
WR Jason Avant was not much of a factor in this game.
2008 Week 8 vs ATL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Avant was a non factor in this game
2008 Week 10 vs NYG (4 / 2 / 25 / 1 rec)
Avant's first catch went for a first down gain in the second quarter that set the Eagles up at the New York 25 yard line. Later on in the drive, he caught his first touchdown of the year when he hauled in a ten yard pass that brought Philadelphia within three at 17-14. Avant was targeted again in the end zone in the fourth quarter, but the pass fell incomplete.
2008 Week 13 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 25 / 1 rec)
Avant started, and had receptions on two of the first four plays of the game (and each of the first two passes). He kind of disappeared from the offense a bit after that point, catching just one pass over the next two plus quarters. Late in the game, however, he was rewarded when he caught an eight yard score from McNabb. It actually appeared as if Avant's knee was down and the ball should be placed at the one yard line or so, but the call was not challenged by Arizona so the touchdown obviously stood.
2008 Week 14 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Avant saw only two targets come his way as he was able to catch one ball for a nine yard gain.
2008 Week 15 vs CLE (6 / 5 / 101 / 0 rec)
Avant had his biggest game of his career, eclipsing the 100-yard mark and finishing with a team high 101 yards. He caught five of the six balls thrown his way and all of them were for substantial yards.
2008 Week 16 vs WAS (6 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Avant was able to catch two of his six targets on the game for a total 16 yards. He was targeted deep one time were he had a step on his defender but was over thrown by his quarterback.
2008 Week 18 vs MIN (6 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
Avant was targeted six times, and responded with five receptions for 47 yards. Three of his targets came on third downs, and four of his receptions resulted in first downs.
2008 Week 19 vs NYG (6 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Avant received six targets and finished with four receptions for 43 yards. He was targeted twice on third downs, and came up with a big reception on a third and 20 play to give Philadelphia a first down.
2008 Week 20 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Avant caught two passes for 23 yards and was targeted twice in the first half and twice in the second. The team's slot receiver, Avant suffered a hyperextended knee in their last game and played sparingly.
2007 Week 1 vs GB (4 / 3 / 54 / 1 rec)
Avant had a good game, solidifying his spot as the number three WR. He caught three of the four balls thrown his way, including a touchdown where he was forced to fight for the last couple of yards to get into the end zone. It seemed like after the touchdown drive, the Packers paid more attention to Avant causing his targets to be low, since Avant had two big plays during the Eagles' touchdown drive.
2007 Week 2 vs WAS (5 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
Avant had a nice game as he finished as the Eagles second leading receiver. He caught his first pass on a nice catch on an eight yard completion where he was falling out of bounds for a first down, but it would be his only catch of the half. He would have another big catch in the fourth quarter for 14 yards on a fourth down play to keep a drive alive.
2007 Week 3 vs DET (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Avant caught his first pass in the third quarter on a nine yard reception for a first down. It would be his only catch in the game.
2007 Week 4 vs NYG (4 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Avant seemed to share time with the tight ends Matt Schobel and Brent Celek, who were needed to help with the pass protection. He only caught one ball for 12 yards, and dropped one of the other targets he received.
2007 Week 10 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Avant caught both of his targets, with a long of 19 yards.
2007 Week 11 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)
Avant only had one catch but, it went for a four yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
2007 Week 12 vs NE (2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Avant caught his only pass on the Eagles' second drive of the game. He also had a one yard rush on a play that seemed to be designed for him to throw the ball. He caught the backward pass but with nobody open, Avant tucked the ball and did his best to get positive yards on the play.
2007 Week 16 vs NO (4 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Avant is the number three receiver for the Eagles. He is a reliable possession type who is able to catch the ball in traffic and get the first down. He caught all four passes thrown his way, two of them for first downs. On one reception he was stopped just two yards short on a third and six play where McNabb had to scramble and Avant was the safety valve.
2007 Week 17 vs BUF (2 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Avant caught both passes thrown to him for 30 yards, although he was not targeted in the second half.
2006 Week 5 vs DAL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Avant had two targets in the second half, but neither was catchable.
2006 Week 6 vs NO (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Avant was only able to make one reception.
2006 Week 7 vs TB (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Avant caught a short pass of nine yards on the first drive of the game for the Eagles, but in an effort to get a first down he fumbled the ball and lost possession to Tampa Bay. He then seemed to disappear, re-emerging in the fourth quarter to catch his only other target for 12 yards and a first down.
2006 Week 8 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Avant was officially credited with two targets in Week 8, but only the first should count for anything. Avant was thrown towards on a short route over the middle that was tightly contested by Jacksonville, and some Eagles wanted a pass interference call. The second target was a throw out of bounds by QB Donovan McNabb, and Avant had no chance whatsoever to make a play.
2006 Week 17 vs ATL (6 / 4 / 40 / 1 rec)
Avant got extra playing time because the starting Philadelphia receivers were rested in this meaningless game. His first reception was a short slant for a touchdown from backup QB A.J. Feeley. Avant did a nice job of catching his other targets across the middle of the field taking solid shots from defensive backs.