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Alex Erickson

#7 WR,


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30 yrs


6'0'' / 195 lbs



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Two more catches in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-08

Erickson caught two of his five targets for 29 yards in the 13-12 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

The 31-year-old joined the active roster Week 11 and, after injuries to Joshua Palmer (knee) and Keenan Allen (heel), somewhat miraculously emerged as the team's top target. finishing with 16 receptions for 232 yards, both of them higher figures than his past three seasons combined. It's safe to say the veteran won't be a highly sought-after free agent despite the positive small sample size, but it's possible Erickson could at least make a preseason roster given his special teams acumen.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
12 ATL Outdoor 46° 0.0 160th 0.00-3.542.500000.0000%0000%0%0%0%
13 @NYG Outdoor 40° 0.0 151st 0.00-2.540.500000.0000%0000%0%0%0%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 17 10.01.04235th0.
Away Outdoor 11 00.11.56266th0.50.430.
Away Dome 1 00.00.00225th0.
Away Retractable Dome 6 10.52.29176th1.31.2190.

Career Stats by Season: 2016 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2016 24 CIN 16 0 13 163rd8671011.8750%3102%56%1%42%
2017 25 CIN 16 0 36 124th1612180115.01230%8303%69%2%25%
2018 26 CIN 16 6 37 135th292016708.4545%8106%41%2%55%
2019 27 CIN 16 6 96 72nd7843529012.3664%245113%31%3%65%
2020 28 CIN 16 2 23 309th1712139011.6660%2203%62%3%35%
2021 29 CAR 17 0 9 183rd4355018.38100%3101%27%3%70%
2022 30 WAS 2 0 0 227th00000.0000%0000%0%0%0%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Breaks out with 98 yards

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Erickson made seven receptions on eight targets for 98 yards in Sunday's 16-9 loss to the Broncos.

A slew of injuries to the Chargers' receiving corps opened the door for Erickson to secure a bigger role on offense in recent weeks. The undrafted Wisconsin product took full advantage of that opportunity Sunday, when he finished as his team's leading receiver across the board. The Chargers aren't getting healthier anytime soon, so Erickson should have another opportunity to put his skills on display against the Chiefs in Week 18.

Secures two catches in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Erickson caught both of his targets for 31 yards in the 24-22 loss to the Bills on Saturday.

It appears as if Erickson has overtaken Jalen Guyton for the team's No. 4 wideout, a role which has seen more work in the two-game absence of Keenan Allen (heel). Despite the increase in playing time, the 31-year-old did very little tallying just his seventh total catch this season.

One touchdown in blowout loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-16

Erickson caught one of his two targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in the 63-21 drubbing at the hands of the Raiders on Thursday.

For a fifth consecutive game Erickson tallied just a single catch despite registering 13 targets combined over the past four games. The Chargers' passing attack could see some significant changes in the coming weeks with head coach Brandon Staley now gone, but it's hard to imagine the 31-year-old really benefitting with team now essentially out of playoff contention.

Fails to capitalize

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-12

Erickson brought in one of his seven targets for nine yards against the Broncos in Sunday's 24-7 loss.

With injury issues plaguing the Chargers receiving corps, Erickson has seen an increased involvement in the offense but has failed to record a game with more than one reception in his four appearances this season. The eye-popping target figure was matched by an equally shocking inefficiency, and it's not like the 31-year-old was targeted all that often deep, save for a shot early in the first half with Justin Herbert still healthy. Wide receiver Joshua Palmer (knee) could return to action this week which would relegate Erickson further down the depth chart, and the offense as a whole looks far less enticing with Herbert (finger) now done for the season.

Signs with active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-02

The Chargers signed Erickson to their active roster Saturday.

Erickson is joining Los Angeles' active roster for the third consecutive week. This move likely comes to ensure depth at wide receiver, as both Mike Williams (knee) and Joshua Palmer (knee) remain on injured reserve. In Erickson's two appearances this season, the Wisconsin product has caught two of his four targets for 29 yards.

Moves back to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Erickson reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Erickson was elevated from the practice squad for the third time this season ahead of Sunday's Week 12 loss to Baltimore. He had a significant role in that contest, finishing third among the team's wideouts in offensive snaps (34) while producing one catch for 17 yards on three targets. With both Mike Williams (knee) and Joshua Palmer (knee) on IR and No. 2 wideout Quentin Johnson dealing with a rib injury, Erickson has a good chance to be active again this coming Sunday versus New England. For that to happen, the Chargers would need to sign him to their 53-man roster.

Joins active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-25

The Chargers elevated Erickson to the active roster Saturday.

Erickson was called up from the Chargers' practice squad for Week 10 against the Packers and played 51 of 65 offensive snaps, which was third among the team's wideout corps behind Keenan Allen (61) and Quentin Johnston (56). This is the third time Erickson has been elevated from the practice squad, which means the Chargers would have to sign him to the active roster if the team wants him to play again after Sunday's contest against the Ravens.

Reverts to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-20

Erickson reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

The wide receiver played on 51 of 65 offensive snaps in Los Angeles' loss to Green Bay on Sunday. Erickson's snap count finished behind Keenan Allen's 61 and Quentin Johnston's 56 but ahead of Derius Davis' seven, Simi Fehoko's one and Terrell Bynum's one. The eighth-year pro caught one pass for 12 yards in his first game of the season.

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