Deon Cain
Deon Cain
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Cain joined the Steelers mid-season last year and provided little more than roster depth at wide receiver. With JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, James Washington and rookie Chase Claypool ahead of him, Cain will be hard-pressed for playing time if he even makes the 53-man roster. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Steelers in November of 2019.
Plays one snap in finale
WRPittsburgh Steelers
January 1, 2020
Cain wasn't targeted while playing just one offensive snap in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
A sixth-round pick of the Colts in 2018, Cain appeared in seven games for the club before being waived in November and landing with Pittsburgh shortly thereafter. Cain didn't make much of an impact in his new landing spot, contributing just five catches for 72 yards on six targets. If the Steelers choose to retain Cain in 2020, he'll likely be tasked with filling a depth role once again.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Deon Cain's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
6.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.13
 
% Team Air Yards
2.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.8
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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667
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650
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582
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272
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150
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112
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81
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72
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 Deon Cain Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Deon Cain's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
202 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.71 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
115 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Cain tore his ACL during his first preseason game and subsequently missed the 2018 season. His status for 2019 remains tentative, as the 22-year-old isn't expected to be at full strength until mid-way through the campaign, according to GM Chris Ballard. The team that the 2018 sixth-rounder will ultimately rejoin likely will have better pass-catching depth, though injuries to teammates may take a toll by the time he's actually ready to play in a game.
Like the departed Donte Moncrief, who left Indianapolis in free agency this offseason, Cain stands tall at 6-foot-2 and ran the 40-yard dash in the low 4.4s. However, the sixth-round rookie isn't considered as complete of a receiver as Moncrief and even has a reputation of being nothing more than a straight-line speedster. With that said, Cain instantly popped up on the fantasy radar given the potential upside of an Andrew Luck-led offense. The rookie drew rave reviews early in training camp, but a torn ACL in the first week of the preseason brought an immediate end to his campaign.
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One catch vs. Cardinals
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 8, 2019
Cain caught his only target for 22 yards in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.
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One catch in debut
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 24, 2019
Cain had one catch for 35 yards in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
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Could work as No. 3 wideout
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 22, 2019
Cain could be utilized as the Steelers' third wide receiver Sunday at Cincinnati, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Lands in Pittsburgh
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 16, 2019
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Signing with Colts' practice squad
WRFree Agent
November 11, 2019
Cain cleared waivers and has signed with the Colts' practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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