WR Albert Wilson - Miami Dolphins
|5-9, 202||Born: 7-12-1992||College: Georgia State||Drafted: ---|
2019 Week 1 vs BAL (4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
The ugliness continues for the Dolphins and Wilson after he managed to catch 2 of his 4 targets for just 13 yards. 12 of those yards came on a single play and the rest of the day it seemed as if he was barely on the field. Wilson injured his calf at one point in the game and his return was questionable. Some may wonder if he truly hurt himself or if he did not want to go back on the field as the team continued to get embarrassed. Wilson will have to battle with Parker, Hurns, and Grant the rest of the season for targets.
2019 Week 8 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 5 / 1 rec)
It has been a very slow start for Wilson after returning from injury. In the last 3 games he has just 44 yards on 7 catches and has not been heavily involved. This week he finally broke through with a touchdown on his lone catch of the day. Wilson came in motion across the formation and ran a rub route into the flat with the outside receiver carrying his coverage into Wilson's man. Wilson caught the ball in the flat and walked into the end zone for an easy 5-yard score. It was a simple and well executed route for the first touchdown of the game.
2019 Week 13 vs PHI (5 / 5 / 32 / 0 rec, 2 / 31 / 0 rush)
All of the touchdowns may have gone to Parker, Gesicki, and Laird, but it was Wilson who did it all this week. He led the team in rushing with only 2 carries. He ripped off a 28-yard run off the edge after Ballage took the direct snap and pitched it to Wilson who was coming in motion. That one carry accounted for more yards on the ground than any other player had for the entire game. Wilson also caught all 5 of his targets with the longest catch going for 13 yards and a first down. He may not have had the long catches or scored the touchdowns this week, but he consistently helped move the chains and has seen an increased role since Jakeem Grant went down with an injury.
2019 Week 15 vs NYG (8 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
At some point someone else is going to have to start making plays in this offense. Wilson was the second leading receiver behind Parker this week and tied for the team lead in targets. His best play was a 21-yard catch and run on a dump off by Fitzpatrick that helped setup the first Parker touchdown. Wilson lost some reps to Isaiah Ford last week but played as the true number 2 receiver this week. With Jakeem Grant still injured, Wilson has a big chance to step up and show that he has a future with this team and expand his role. The Dolphins should continue to rotate through their depth at receiver and see what they have for the future, but Wilson seems to be safe going into next season.
2019 Week 16 vs CIN (7 / 7 / 79 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Wilson was one of the most reliable Dolphins this week. He caught all 7 of his targets and added a rushing attempt for 9 yards. The only thing he did not do for the offense this week was find the end zone. His longest catch went for 35 yards and helped setup a touchdown. He was 3rd on the team in targets but the most important stat was his catch rate. Both Parker and Gesicki had double digit targets but caught 50% or less of those targets. Wilson caught everything that came his way and could see his target share increase next week with the Patriots top coverage men lining up against Parker. Allen Hurns: It was an all around shoot out between the Dolphins and Bengals this week, but Hurns did not play a big role. He caught a long 27-yard pass on the first drive of the game to help setup an opening touchdown but was only targeted one more time the entire rest of the game. His second catch went for 14 yards and a first down. The bulk of the targets went to Parker and Gesicki this week with Hurns lagging way behind.
2019 Week 17 vs NE (8 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
Wilson was all over the field for the Dolphins this week. He started by catching 5 of his 8 targets for 59 yards. His longest catch went for 24 yards and was immediately followed by a trick play that had him throw a 20-yard pass to Patrick Laird. The 24-yard reception was a deep shot down the field from Fitzpatrick on a 3rd and 2 play. Wilson found the void in the zone and was able to turn and run up field for a big play. On the very next play, Wilson caught a backwards pass from Fitzpatrick, evaded a defended and threw a screen pass back across the field to Patrick Laird for 20 yards. Fitzpatrick ran it in from 2 yards later in the drive and the Dolphins took a 17-10 lead. This offense stepped up down the stretch and Miami was able to beat the Patriots for the second season in a row during the final week of the regular season.
2018 Week 2 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 37 / 1 rec, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
The Dolphins do not have a great core of receivers and it seems like it could be anyone who steps up each week and makes a play. Wilson had about as much luck as any other receiver in regard to targets and receptions, but he did manage to find the end zone. Wilson ran an inside crossing route and found himself all alone when the tight end cleared out the linebackers up the seam. Wilson then simply out ran his man in coverage and down the opposite sideline for a touchdown. The safeties were occupied on the other side of the field covering the deep routes and could not get over in time to make a tackle. Wilson was not touched on the play until he crossed the goal line right at the pylon. Wilson was also given 2 carries in the running game but did not do very much with them.
2018 Week 3 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 74 / 1 rec)
The entire game really comes down to 2 plays for Wilson. He had a 74-yard touchdown catch and threw a 52-yard touchdown on a trick play. His touchdown catch was the reverse play that Grant scored his 18-yard jet sweep on. Tannehill pitched the ball forward to Wilson as he came in motion and then a sea of blockers opened things up for him to go untouched into the end zone. The touchdown throw was a thing of beauty. Tannehill handed the ball off to Drake, who then pitched the ball to Wilson who had come in motion towards the line of scrimmage, Wilson continued to roll right, and found a wide-open Grant on a wheel route. There were a lot of moving parts with this play and it was almost amazing that there was no illegal motion or formation. This is not the kind of play that Miami is going to go to every week, but it is good to know they have it in their back pocket and that they can trust Wilson to throw a strike when needed.
2018 Week 4 vs NE (6 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
There is not a lot that went right for the Dolphins on offense and that includes Wilson. The biggest thing to note was he saw 6 targets this week and that tied Kenny Stills for the team lead. With Jakeem Grant also waiting in the wings it is tough to feel confident in either receiver. Wilson was at least given the chance to have a better game today. The Dolphins will need a receiver to step up behind Stills if they want to put forth a better showing against the Bengals next week.
2018 Week 5 vs CIN (6 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
It was a tough day all around the offense this week, and Wilson ended up with a similar line to Amendola. He caught 5 of his 6 targets and helped to move the chains a few times, but he could not break free and find the end zone. His longest play of the day was a 16-yard catch and run, but aside from that he was tackled almost immediately. No Dolphin receiver was able to create separation from their man or find any soft spots in coverage this week. Wilson is getting an extended look with Davante Parker inactive again this week.
2018 Week 6 vs CHI (9 / 6 / 155 / 2 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)
The Dolphins could not find any answers for the Bears until the 4th quarter, and that also happens to be when they finally decided to get Wilson involved. He scored both touchdowns in the 4th to help tie the game when it looked like the Bears were going to run away with it. The first touchdown was a 43-yard sprint after he caught the ball around the line of scrimmage. All Osweiler did was throw it in his direction and Wilson followed a convoy of blockers down the sideline and into the end zone. The second was a 75-yard quick hit again across the middle of the field. Wilson took the quick slant to the house and out ran every defender that came anywhere near him. There was not a lot of finesse or great route running on either of his touchdowns, just pure speed and an ability to follow the initial blocks. Wilson caught 6 of his 9 targets and broke free on 2 of them for long touchdowns. This should easily be his best game of the season and it came at a time where it looked like the Dolphins were going to get blown out by the Bears.
2018 Week 7 vs DET (3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
After emerging as a reliable weapon in recent weeks, Wilson suffered a leg/hip injury in the first half this week. He had caught all 3 of his targets, including a 25-yard catch and run in the first quarter. Wilson went back to the locker room and did not emerge for the rest of the game. His targets seemed to go to Amendola who led the team with 7. Wilson's injury will need to be monitored as the week progresses. The Dolphins have a short week before traveling to Houston for Thursday Night football. Wilson is at risk for not playing in week 8.
2017 Week 7 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 63 / 1 rec)
Wilson caught a long touchdown on a ball from Alex Smith that should have been intercepted or at least broken up. The ball deflected to Wilson almost exactly in stride and he was able to run away from the defense for the score.
2017 Week 17 vs DEN (11 / 10 / 147 / 0 rec)
Wilson was Patrick Mahomes' clear #1 target in a performance that could convince the Chiefs to try to retain him in free agency. His first three receptions all went for first downs, and he was the main means of moving the ball on the team's second touchdown drive. He added a second third and long conversion later, and was once again the main means of movement as the team marched down the field for a game-winning field goal.
2015 Week 1 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Albert Wilson's biggest contribution on offense occurred on the team's opening drive, a 13-yard connection with Alex Smith. He showed nice speed and elusiveness on the short screen pass out of the shotgun formation. Wilson would add on two more catches and finish the day with 3 receptions for 25 yards. He could see a small boost in targets this year as more attention will be paid to the big three of Jamaal Charles, Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce, but is really nothing more than the fourth option in the Chiefs offense.
2015 Week 6 vs MIN (6 / 3 / 57 / 1 rec)
Albert Wilson received six targets on Sunday but was only able to haul in three of them as the Chiefs passing game failed to get in sync until late in the game. Alex Smith and Wilson were able to connect in the fourth quarter for the Chiefs only touchdown play of the day, a 42-yard pass play to cap off a 7-play, 77-yard drive. Wilson received a short screen from Smith and received some great blocking in front of him to open up a clear path, using his speed to finish the job. He could be in line for even more targets next week, as Jeremy Maclin exited this week's game with a concussion. Regardless of the health of Maclin, Wilson should start seeing some more targets as opposing teams are beginning to focus on limiting Maclin's production.
2015 Week 7 vs PIT (6 / 3 / 71 / 0 rec)
There were plenty of targets to go around on Sunday with the absence of Jeremy Maclin, who missed this week's game due to a concussion. Wilson was tied for second on the team in targets with Travis Kelce, both of whom finished one behind Chris Conley's seven targets. He hauled in three of them, securing the bulk of his yardage on one play just before the half. On first and ten from the Chiefs 47-yard line, Alex Smith connected on a short left pass with Wilson, who was able to extend the play 40 yards down to the Steelers 13-yard line. The Chiefs would ultimately settle for a field goal. Wilson will continue to see work as the WR2 or WR3 once Maclin returns, but we can expect his targets to take a dip when that occurs.
2015 Week 8 vs DET (4 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)
Albert Wilson was targeted four times in the Chiefs blowout victory over the Lions, hauling in three of them for 12 yards. The game got out of hand pretty quickly and there wasn't much of a need for a sustained passing attack. Even with a more favorable game plan and script in future weeks, Wilson will remain well behind Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce in the pecking order for targets.
2015 Week 10 vs DEN (4 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Wilson caught one of four targets for 16 yards. It was a quiet game for the passing game in general as the Chiefs rode a dominant defensive performance to victory. Wilson remains well behind Charcandrick West, Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce in the offensive hierarchy.
2015 Week 11 vs SD (4 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Albert Wilson's four catches on four targets for 56 yards was god enough to earn him top honors as the Chiefs leading receiver on Sunday. He received the third-most targets on the team, behind only Travis Kelce and Jeremy Maclin. The Chiefs offense is simply not set-up for multiple offensive threats and has relied on a strong ground game and a dominant defense during their four-game winning streak. Wilson only becomes intriguing for fantasy purposes if Maclin is forced to miss any time.
2015 Week 12 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Wilson caught all three of his targets for 25 yards. He remains well-behind Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce in the pecking order for targets as the duo combined had 18 targets on Sunday. Wilson remains a non-factor for fantasy purposes, barring injury.
2015 Week 13 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Wilson was targeted only three times on Sunday - hauling in one of them for a 17-yard gain - and carried the ball once for a five-yard gain. Although his involvement was limited, Wilson is the only Chief outside of the core of Jeremy Maclin, Travis Kelce and the backfield committee of Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware to have any offensive involvement on Sunday. The Chiefs seem perfectly content to rely on their main cogs, leaving Wilson to pick up the occasional scraps.
2015 Week 14 vs SD (6 / 4 / 87 / 1 rec)
Wilson was the most productive Chiefs receiver on the day and responsible for the game's lone touchdown. Facing second and four from the chargers 44-yard line, Alex Smith would find an open Wilson over the middle, who would show of his wheels while finding pay dirt, capping off a nine-play, 96-yard drive. In all, Wilson was targeted six times, behind only Jeremy Maclin's team-leading nine targets. He remains third in the passing game pecking order behind Maclin and Travis Kelce.
2015 Week 15 vs BAL (4 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
A week after leading the Chiefs in receiving yardage, Wilson returned to third in the pecking order for targets. He hauled in all four of his targets for 27 yards with a long of 11 yards. Wilson will continue to receive a handful of targets per game, but is generally not much of a factor in the game plan for the Chiefs.
2015 Week 16 vs CLE (4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
It was a pretty quiet day for the Chiefs passing attack overall and Wilson received his usual handful of targets. He hauled in three of his four targets for 34 yards, third on the team as usual behind Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce. Wilson remains behind both players in the pecking order for targets, a situation that will not be changing.
2015 Week 17 vs OAK (6 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Sunday was Albert Wilson's turn to lead the Chiefs in targets, but six targets in a conservative, short passing game did not lead to a productive fantasy outing. Wilson hauled in three of his targets for 24 yards, 14 of which came on a single play in the second quarter. Facing 2nd and 9 from the Chiefs 17-yard line, Alex Smith was able to connect with Wilson on a short left pass that Wilson was able to extend for a 14-yard gain. Heading into the playoffs, Wilson will remain behind Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce as the third option in the passing game.
2015 Week 18 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)
Albert Wilson was not much of a factor in Saturday's victory over the Texans, but he appears to be in line for some more targets in next week's tilt against the Patriots. He hauled in two of his four targets for nine yards this week, but could have had a bigger impact if not for an overthrown pas from Alex Smith. Facing 3rd and 13 from the Chiefs 42-yard line, Smith took the snap out of the shotgun and overthrew a deep left pass to an open Wilson for what appeared to be a surefire touchdown. He also had a 22-yard play that was originally ruled as a catch challenged by the Texans and reversed in the second quarter. Looking ahead to next week, teammate Jeremy Maclin avoided serious injury when he exited Saturday's game with an ugly looking knee injury, but is dealing with a dreaded high ankle sprain. Maclin's status for next week is in question, which points us to an increase in targets for Wilson. He's been the third option in the passing game this season behind Maclin and Travis Kelce and has hauled in 35 of his 57 targets in the regular season for 451 yards and two scores.
2015 Week 19 vs NE (11 / 5 / 57 / 1 rec)
As expected, the injury and subsequent limitations for Jeremy Maclin led to a bump in targets for Albert Wilson in Saturday's loss to the Patriots. Wilson was targeted a team-high 11 times, but strong defense from the Patriots ñ both in coverage and in forcing hurried throws from Alex Smith ñ would see him haul in only five of them. His biggest contributions would come in the second half, starting with a 10-yard trip to the end zone in the third quarter to close the gap to 21-13. Wilson would also have a key grab on the Chiefs final drive of the day. Facing 1st and 10 from the Patriots 20-yard line, Wilson snagged a short pass from Smith and advanced it all the way to the one-yard line, very nearly stretching enough for a score. Five plays and way too much time run off the clock later, Charcandrick West finished off the drive with a one-yard score. Wilson will be in the mix for WR2 or WR3 duties for the Chiefs, but appears likely to be bypassed by the emerging Chris Conley.
2014 Week 7 vs SD (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Wilson made the first catch of his NFL career on a short hitch. He then spun up field and picked up a couple of yards after the catch.
2014 Week 9 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Rookie Albert Wilson caught his second ball of the year. He ran a deep out and made a nice hands catch for a 13 yard gain and a first down.
2014 Week 12 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Wilson had his first two catch game and his longest reception of his career. His 23 yard catch came on a short cross. Wilson caught the ball then flashed good speed to get to the sideline and burst up the field.
2014 Week 14 vs ARI (8 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)
Wilson showed good footwork and energy as he continues to emerge as the Chiefs best young receiver. His 13 yard gain came on a short cross. He beat a LB over the middle then turned up the field for a first down. His 22 yard reception came on a short slant and Wilson made several nifty moves to maneuver up the field for the big gain.
2014 Week 15 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 69 / 0 rec)
Wilson's 48 yard reception came on a well ran corner-post route and a nice throw from Smith. Wilson had beat his man by two steps, giving Smith room to fit the throw in. Later in the first half Wilson snagged a short cross and broke a tackle to move the team into field goal range on 3rd and long. Wilson's final catch came on a slant thrown slightly behind him. Wilson caught the pass and dove forward for a first down.
2014 Week 16 vs PIT (7 / 5 / 87 / 0 rec)
Wilson was Smith's primary target and looked very comfortable in that roll. He picked up first downs with each of his first four catches. Two of those came on well blocked WR screens while the other two were deeper routes, including a very sharp route on a deep hitch for a 19 yard gain. Wilson's biggest gain started with a leaping catch on a 6 yard pass to the left side. Wilson then made two defenders miss and sprinted up the field for a 33 yard gain. Early in the third quarter Wilson beat his man badly deep over the middle of the field and had a 65 yard touchdown had Smith not missed him with the pass. That was one of only two targets he had in the 2nd half as the Steelers made an effort to shut him down.
2014 Week 17 vs SD (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wilson lost all of his momentum from the past few weeks. He had no catches and had a bad drop in the red zone when he tried to run before he caught the ball.