Elijah McGuire

Elijah McGuire

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 214 lbsAge: 25College: Louisiana LafayetteDrafted: #188 (6th Rd. by New York)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 7th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #252
Best / Worst #114 / #339
ADP #286


Elijah McGuire quiet in preseason win

Elijah McGuire rushed five times for 14 yards and caught one of his two targets for 10 yards in the Jets' preseason win over the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact

McGuire is fighting for the #3 RB job at this point, and perhaps a roster spot, though he likely has the inside track given his performance late last season. His appeal in fantasy football is fading into nothingness pretty quickly. He need not be drafted this season.

Elijah McGuire projects to miss the final cut

Jets beat writer Connor Hughes does not believe RB Elijah McGuire will make the final 53-ma roster.

Fantasy Impact

While McGuire flashed last season, he is in danger of being cut when it is all said and done. With Le'Veon Bell and Ty Mongomery locked in as the RB1 and RB2 -- can you guess which one is which? -- and Bilal Powell in the mix at RB3, the final running back spot will be up for grabs between McGuire and Trenton Cannon. However, since Cannon is a special teamer, he has an edge on McGuire. If McGuire is indeed cut, he should find a new home sooner rather than later.

Elijah McGuire has strong receiving game in preseason opener

Elijah McGuire rushed six times for 13 yards and caught six of his seven targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' preseason loss to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact

McGuire is a high-upside backup to Le'Veon Bell and closed out the 2018 season with strong performances. If anything happens to Bell, McGuire will be very intriguing. However, with Bell in town, McGuire will be a volatile change-of-pace back at best.

Elijah McGuire ends 2018 season with weak performance

Elijah McGuire rushed 18 times for 41 yards and caught both of his targets for 24 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots. He fumbled once as well.

Fantasy Impact

With Bilal Powell heading to free agency and Isaiah Crowell's contract having little dead cap, it's possible (though unlikely) that McGuire returns as the lead back. Due to his inefficiency as a runner, it's more likely that he plays a satellite back role to Crowell, so McGuire should be expected to enter 2019 as the second back on the depth chart, pending any other offseason moves.

Elijah McGuire scores twice in shootout loss

Elijah McGuire rushed 14 times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Packers. He added three catches on five targets for 50 yards and another touchdown.

Fantasy Impact

McGuire vanquished Trenton Cannon (3 touches) to assume full lead back duties, and cashed in with two scores. McGuire is a completely viable option next week against the Patriots as well, but unless he can be more efficient with his carries, he will be relegated to a satellite back role for 2019. For those playing in Week 17, though, his long term outlook is moot.