WR Chris Conley - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-2, 213||Born: 10-25-1992||College: Georgia||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2015|
2019 Week 1 vs KC (7 / 6 / 97 / 1 rec)
Conley led the team in targets with seven, which he turned into six catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. After a quiet preseason he made the most of his starter reps on Sunday and provided a safety blanket for both Foles and Minshew, showing the ability to become the team's possessions receiver who they hope can move the chains. This was evident on his 3rd-and-18 catch in the first quarter, as he shielded himself and the ball away from the defender to ensure a first down for Jacksonville.
2019 Week 2 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 73 / 0 rec)
Conley only saw five targets on Sunday but he largely made the most of them. He dropped one 3rd down pass on the offensive's final drive, but the good far outweighed the bad as he turned in a four catch, 73-yard performance. Conley's best play came on a 31-yard deep shot connection from Minshew, the offense's biggest gain of the day. He beat the defensive back on the release to gain separation and then battled physical coverage to not only catch the pass but also keep both feet in bounds. He has become a consistent contributor this far.
2019 Week 3 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Conley made the first reception of the game, picking up 15 yards on a Deep Out. He caught a nice slant pass early in the second half, picking up good yardage after the catch. Other than that, he was not involved in the offense.
2019 Week 4 vs DEN (4 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Conley did not have a reception until the final drive of the game. After Dede Wesbtrook's Deep Out got the ball into field goal range for Lambo, Conley added another 10 yards or so of comfort by making a 10 yard grab on a Comeback route.
2019 Week 5 vs CAR (3 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Conley was barely used as a pass catching target against the Panthers, with Westbrook and Chark commanding most of Minshew's attention. He did catch a third-down pass on the game's final drive and then picked up major yards after the catch to make it a 26-yard gain. Otherwise, he saw two targets on Hail Mary passes at the end of the game.
2019 Week 6 vs NO (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Conley had another really quiet game, finishing with zero catches on three targets. Each of those targets came in the second half but he didn't have a great chance to grab any of them thanks to Minshew being off-target and one coverage play that should have been called defensive pass interference. Conley saw one-on-one man coverage throughout the game but simply did not separate enough for Minshew to look his way.
2019 Week 7 vs CIN (8 / 3 / 83 / 0 rec)
Conley had an up and down game but ultimately his good plays outshined the bad ones. The negative plays came during two dropped passes, each accurate balls thrown to him on 3rd downs. The positives were three catches for 83 yards, including two massive receptions in one possession. The first catch came on a 4th quarter dig route where he gained separation and then broke the first tackle attempt before running for 47 yards to set Jacksonville up near Cincinnati's end zone. The second play came just a few moments later as he ran a slant out the slot on the Jaguars' two-point conversion attempt and caught a rocket from Minshew to give Jacksonville the extra points.
2019 Week 8 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 103 / 1 rec)
Chris Conley had his second consecutive big game for the Jaguars, hauling in four of his seven targets for a career-high 103 yards and one touchdown. The vast majority of his yards came on a 70-yard touchdown, which saw him run a crossing route against cover 3. The Jets' linebackers bit downhill when Minshew stepped up in the pocket and gave Conley a wide-open space to catch the ball in, and he then showed off his tremendous speed as he simply outran the rest of the defenders for the longest touchdown of his career. He did drop a pass, but ultimately he provided a big-bodied target for Minshew to hit underneath and across the middle of the field.
2019 Week 9 vs HOU (7 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Much like Chark, Conley was essentially invisible against the Texans. He did make a nice first down conversion in the first half. Aside from that, he was hardly targeted in the game.
2019 Week 11 vs IND (8 / 6 / 58 / 0 rec)
Chris Conley got close friend Nick Foles back in the lineup and many expected for his production, especially as a vertical receiver, to increase because of it. Against the Colts though, Conley made only a few short catches on curl and comeback routes before garbage time. He finished the game with six catches on eight targets for 58 yards. Conley's most impactful plays came when the game was already decided in the fourth quarter, with the best one an impressive dig route over the middle of the field where he was able to catch a low Foles pass and turn it into a 24-yard gain. Conley was targeted deep a few times but Foles was never able to connect with him due to underthrows or double coverage.
2019 Week 12 vs TEN (9 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Conley was active on the first drive, converting for two first downs. On the first, he converted a Drag route on 3rd and 5 and breaking a tackle along the way for some extra yardage. The second was a simple Comeback route vs man coverage. He had a horrific drop on the second drive - a 9-route where he had a step on the defender - that hit him directly in the face and bounced off. He got a handful of targets (and most of the few deep targets) throughout the second half when the Jaguars were in catch-up mode and seems to be Foles' go-to guy in a pinch.
2019 Week 13 vs TB (5 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Chris Conley had one of his more efficient games of the season, catching four passes for 57 yards. He did drop a slant that would've gone for a big gain on Minshew's first pass of the game, but otherwise he once again showed good yards after the catch ability, taking one curl route for 20 yards after breaking an early tackle. He's inconsistent, but he provides some value to the offense.
2019 Week 14 vs LAC (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
He dropped an easy 3rd and 1 conversion on the second drive that the Jaguars desperately needed. He received a target off a Minshew improvisation play on 4th and 6. While he did not come down with the catch, he did draw pass interference to extend the drive. He was not really targeted again, recording just 1 catch on a day that Minshew dropped back 40 times.
2019 Week 15 vs OAK (8 / 4 / 49 / 2 rec)
Conley didn't make a ton of grabs but he had three catches late in the game that were some of the biggest plays made in the entire 60 minute clash. Early on he struggled getting separation and did not win any balls down the field. He finished the game with four catches for 49 yards, but three of those catches and 31 of those yards came on the game's final two drives. He caught the aforementioned first touchdown by having a clean release off of the line and then securing the ball through contact. Now on the final drive, he caught a pass on drag route and turned it up field by out running angles and turning it into a 21 yard gain to get Jacksonville into Oakland territory. Finally, he again had a good release off of the line with a slant and for his head around just in time to catch the final touchdown pass. He's had issues with his hands this season, but he was clutch in Oakland.
2019 Week 16 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 56 / 1 rec)
Conley drew the most targets of the pass catchers, but had an overall inefficient day. He drew a Defensive Holding penalty late in the 3rd quarter that kept the drive alive and helped put the Jaguars into field goal range. He scored a touchdown on one of the few positive plays of the game for the Jaguars Ð a 42 yard Go route. He beat the defender in man coverage and tracked the ball nicely (slightly underthrown). His only other reception was a big conversion on 4th and 10 late in the game, a Deep Out.
2019 Week 17 vs IND (6 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Conley entered the game with incentives on the line for both catches and yards. Conley's opening target was a dropped open Out route on 3rd and 7 early in the second quarter. He hit his catch incentive on the final drive of the first half, a deep Comeback along the right sideline.
2018 Week 11 vs LAR (8 / 7 / 74 / 2 rec)
Chris Conley caught seven passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets against the Rams on Monday night. This was Conley's best game as a professional by far, and he benefitted from the Rams trying to shade coverage on Hill and Kelce. Conley's first touchdown catch came with the Chiefs driving at the Rams nine yard line with :20 seconds left in the fist half. Mahomes took the snap in shotgun and rolled hard to his left as the Rams pass-rush was bearing down on him. Throwing against his body in an abbreviated manner, Mahomes was able to find Conley just over the goal line to tie the game up at 23 before the first half ended. Conley was mainly used in this manner, running routes underneath the Rams coverage while Kelce operated in the middle of the field, and Hill was running deep routes. He came up big, especially in the second half and was able to bail Mahomes out of trouble on more than one occasions. Conley's second touchdown catch came with the Chiefs at the Rams 10 yard line. Mahomes took the snap and Conley again was running a drag-route to the right sideline. The Rams were preoccupied in coverage and were unable to stop Conley from catching the pass and crossing the goal line for his second score, and the Chiefs final touchdown of the night.
2018 Week 13 vs OAK (7 / 3 / 25 / 1 rec)
Chris Conley caught three passes for 25 yards and a touchdown on seven targets against the Raiders on Sunday. With Sammy Watkins still nursing an injury, and Hunt now out of the picture, Conley is on the radar as an every week flex option. Conley has seen 15 targets in his last two games, and turned that into 10 catches for 99 yards and three touchdowns. At 6'3, Conley gives the Chiefs an added dimension in the red zone, and they have been running plays specifically for him around the goal line. Conley's touchdown catch came with the Chiefs facing a third and goal at the Raiders two yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of shotgun, and Hill, who was lined up in the slot, immediately ducked underneath the coverage and ran to the left flat. Hill's route acted as a pick, allowing Conley to duck inside of him and be left wide open in the endzone for an easy touchdown catch.
2018 Week 14 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Chris Conley caught two passes for 13 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over the Ravens. Conley was not a big part of the game plan, but it was also tough for the Chiefs to get anything going in the passing game in the second half. DeMarcus Robinson saw seven targets, but that was most due to the matchups that the Chiefs saw at that position. Conley is running as the #2 receiver behind Hill, and if Hill cannot go on Thursday, Conley will step in as the #1 receiver and have immediate value.
2018 Week 15 vs LAC (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Chris Conley caught two of three targets for 13 yards in the Chiefs loss to the Chargers on Thursday night. Conley is in his fourth year in the NFL, and while he has played well previously in limited opportunities, he is having trouble gaining separation against #2 cornerbacks. The Chiefs have been scheming ways to get Conley opportunities in the red zone, using his 6'3 frame to box out defenders in short space. It worked well to start, but they have since gotten away from that and started using Demarcus Robinson more in that role. If Conley cannot produce in the red zone, he is not going to make much of an impact, as Hill, Kelce and the running backs are all going to come before him with respect to target volume.
2018 Week 16 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)
Chris Conley caught three passes for 54 yards on five targets in the Chiefs loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. Conley saw the fourth most targets on the team, which has been consistent since he took over Sammy Watkins in the starting lineup. Conley was able to find room in the Seattle secondary that the other Chiefs receivers were not, as all of his catches went for longer than 13 yards. Conley's only blemish on the day came just before the half when he caught a 23 yard pass from Mahomes, but fumbled away the ball after trying to make a play. There was not much time on the clock, so the mistake was not as costly as it would have otherwise been, but Conley is competing for touches early in his career and any turnover is a troubling one for the young receiver, as he's had problems with drops in the past.
2016 Week 1 vs SD (7 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
The Chiefs do not have a clear number 2 wide receiver, but Conley did see 7 targets today catching 4 for 43 yards. The majority of the attempts went to Maclin, Kelce, and Ware. Each week we can expect a different receiver to see the targets until one can step up and separate themselves from the other. Conley is an interesting name to watch going forward as see if the volume of targets continues.
2016 Week 2 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Conley came into the year with high expectations as the main compliment across from Jeremy Maclin. While he has not proven his coaches wrong for thrusting him into a complimentary role, he has not made any plays that would stand to separate himself from the other receivers looking for a shot in the Chiefs offense. This past Sunday was no different, as Conley caught two passes for 15 yards on four targets. It was not a banner day for the Chiefs offense, and it is not like Conley was given many chances to give the offense a boost. His best play was probably the tackle he made on Spencer Ware's fumble, which should tell you something about Conley, and the Chiefs offense as a whole. He remains one of the lower #2 wide receiver options in fantasy due to the propensity for Kansas City to involve their running backs and tight end in the passing game.
2016 Week 3 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Conley played a small role, catching a handful of balls, mostly on slants. He's just one of many mouths to feed in a conservative pass offense.
2016 Week 4 vs PIT (7 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)
Conley responded with his best game of the 2016 season, catching six passes for 70 yards on nine targets. Conley was targeted much more in the short passing game than in past weeks, and showed off good run after the catch ability, although it should be noted that he has not been able to break open any big plays. Conley's route running is improving, and a good example of this came on his longest play from scrimmage, a 17 yard gain on the Chiefs first drive. Conley ran a shallow slant route on the right hash mark, and instead of continuing his route across the middle, he read the coverage beautifully and settled into the open spot in zone coverage. Smith read the play similarly, and got the ball out to him quickly which allowed Conley to turn the ball upfield and gain 11 yards after the catch.
2016 Week 6 vs OAK (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Conley played well when his number was called on Sunday, catching three passes for 26 yards on four targets. With Alex Smith spreading the ball around evenly among all of his receivers, Conley was just another target who did his job when called upon, but did nothing to stand out, either in a good way or a bad way. There is not much Conley can do, as he's not seeing enough targets to make a difference, and the looks he is getting, are coming in the short passing game where his main job is to catch the ball and try to beat his man to the first down marker. He will continue to have minimal production so as long as the Chiefs continue to be a run-first team.
2016 Week 7 vs NO (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
The rangy receiver was not often the first read in Alex Smith's progressions, but nonetheless produced when called upon. Conley's toe-tapping earned the Chiefs offense a key first down in the fourth quarter, as he smartly dragged his second foot on a 3rd-and-17 sideline catch. The ball was late from Smith, but Conley did an excellent job adjusting on the fly. He showed good field awareness on a slant route against zone, cutting his route short and stopping to give his quarterback an easy completion.
2015 Week 3 vs GB (1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Conley recorded the first reception of his pro career during Monday Night's loss to the Packers. It was a simple 16-yard gain, but nevertheless an encouraging sign for the rookie to be involved in a game where the Chiefs needed all hands on deck to battle back against the Packers.
2015 Week 4 vs CIN (7 / 2 / 53 / 0 rec)
Conley received some more opportunities this week as Albert Wilson missed the game with a shoulder injury. The rookie caught two passes for 53 yards, including a 44-yarder in the fourth quarter off of a deep left pass from Alex Smith. Conley was targeted seven times on the day. He will need to haul more in to continue to receive regular work, but the offense's timing is off as a result of Alex Smith receiving heavy pressure from opposing defenses.
2015 Week 5 vs CHI (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Conley again assumed WR2 duties for the Chiefs as Albert Wilson missed a second consecutive game with a shoulder injury. He was targeted three times in total, catching one for six yards. While Conley is likely the WR2 of the future in Kansas City, it's unclear if he will continue starting ahead of Wilson once he returns from injury.
2015 Week 6 vs MIN (7 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Conley was targeted seven times on Sunday but only hauled in three of them, partially due to drops and partially due to the Chiefs offense being out of sync. As with the rest of the Chiefs offense, Conley did not have much to show for his three catches, finishing with 16 yards on the day. Teammate Jeremy Maclin exited the game with a concussion and did not return. His status for next week is unclear, but more targets could be opening up for Conley as the team would be expected to proceed with caution. A good or poor showing with his hands could go a long way towards determining Conley's usage for the remainder of the season.
2015 Week 7 vs PIT (7 / 6 / 63 / 1 rec)
Chris Conley earned the start opposite Albert Wilson with the absence of the inactive Jeremy Maclin. He led the team in targets with seven and hauled in six of them, a marked improvement on Week 6's three catches on seven targets. Conley's longest play of the day came on the team's second drive, a 25-yard deep left pas from Alex Smith that helped advance the Chiefs to near midfield. The Chiefs would ultimately settle for the second of their three field goals in the half. The offense would find a spark in the second half and find the end zone on two occasions, one of which was the first touchdown of Conley's pro career. An eight-play, 84-yard drive in the fourth quarter culminated with a six-yard pass from Smith to Conley, putting the Chiefs up 23-13. Conley has earned himself reps as one of the top three receivers on the Chiefs, but will take a dip in targets once Maclin returns.
2015 Week 8 vs DET (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Chris Conley hauled in his lone target for six yards on Sunday and was not a factor as the Chiefs destroyed the Lions 45-10. The passing game was not a huge factor in the lopsided score, but Conley was the only Chief involved in the passing game who received just a single target. The Chiefs head into the bye week on a high note and there's no reason to believe that the offense will change its focus from the big three of Jeremy Maclin, Charcandrick West and Travis Kelce after the bye.
2015 Week 10 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Conley was not targeted once during Sunday's victory over the Broncos. It was a quiet game for the passing game as a whole as the Chiefs rode their defense and Charcandrick West to victory. Conley is an interesting long-term prospect but currently has no fantasy value.
2015 Week 11 vs SD (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Chris Conley's involvement in the offense was limited to a single target, which he was able to haul in for a 17-yard gain. He has only been targeted 27 times in total this season and can remain on the waiver wire, barring injury to both Jeremy Maclin and Albert Wilson.
2015 Week 12 vs BUF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Conley's involvement in the offense was again limited, but his lone target could have been quite fruitful. Facing 3rd and 7 from the Bills 31, Alex Smith launched a deep pass over the middle that was just off the fingertips of a diving Conley in the end zone. Conley remains an afterthought in the Chiefs offense.
2015 Week 18 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 9 / 1 rec)
Chris Conley was only targeted once on Saturday, but it just so happened to be in the back of the end zone. Facing 2nd and 8 deep in Texans territory at the nine-yard line, Alex Smith found Conley for a nine-yard score, the culmination of an 11-play, 94-yard, third quarter drive that would put the Chiefs up 20-0 en route to a 30-0 victory. Conley could find himself more involved in the Chiefs plans as soon as next week's game against the Patriots, as teammate Jeremy Maclin was forced to exit Saturday's game after twisting his knee in the third quarter. The injury was initially feared to be a torn ACL, but an MRI on Sunday put those fears to rest. Maclin does have a high ankle sprain and his status for next week is in doubt, pointing to an increased workload for Conley. The rookie receiver out of Georgia was targeted 31 times in the regular season, hauling in 17 of them for 199 yards and a score.
2015 Week 19 vs NE (9 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)
Chris Conley saw an increase in targets in Saturday's playoff loss to the Patriots due to the hobbled status of Jeremy Maclin. He was targeted nine times - tied for second on the team with Travis Kelce and two behind Albert Wilson - the largest amount of his rookie campaign. Conley hauled in five of them, but was held pretty well in check along with the rest of the Chiefs, who were relegated to a very short passing game. Conley's biggest contribution would come in the fourth quarter when he took a short left pass from Alex Smith out of the shotgun and advanced it for a 16-yard gain. After a pretty quiet rookie campaign, Conley should be in line for more responsibility next season and should be in the mix for starting duties opposite Maclin.