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Jason Avant | Wide Receiver

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
College: Michigan
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Jason Avant caught one pass for seven yards in Week 17.
Avant was a non-factor behind Dwayne Bowe and Travis Kelce. An impending free agent, 31-year-old Avant should struggle to attract interest this offseason. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:50:00 PM

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Jason Avant caught 5-of-7 targets for 64 yards against the Cardinals.

Avant's 41-yard reception in the third quarter was the longest pass play the Chiefs have mustered this season, which is fitting considering Avant is a lead-footed possession receiver. Despite the seven targets, Avant is not close to the fantasy radar.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Chiefs signed WR Jason Avant.

Avant will reunite with Andy Reid after being released from Carolina earlier in the week. With the state of Kansas City's receivers, he could provide an upgrade opposite Dwayne Bowe. Avant had just a 21/201/1 line with the Panthers.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 04:40:00 PM

The Chiefs worked out free agent Jason Avant on Friday and "may sign him."

Avant doesn't have much left in the tank in terms of on-field ability, but he knows Andy Reid's offense like the back of his hand. He could upgrade on Frankie Hammond, who was abysmal in Thursday night's loss to the Raiders.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Panthers waived WR Jason Avant.

One of the league's true "good guys" off the field, Avant simply can't get it done between the lines anymore. The 31-year-old possession receiver is painfully slow and gives nothing after the catch, turning in a 21-201-1 line this season. The Panthers are far better off with Philly Brown as their No. 3. Avant also (rightfully) questioned some play-calling that went down at the end of Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 12:19:00 PM

Jason Avant caught five passes for 47 yards in the Panthers' Week 6 tie with the Bengals.

Avant saw seven targets as the No. 4 option in the passing game. He doesn't make plays and isn't worth rostering in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 05:52:00 PM

Panthers WR Jason Avant secured 2-of-3 targets for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss to Baltimore.

The Panthers' third receiver behind Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery, possession receiver Avant is on pace for 40 receptions, 360 yards, and four TDs through four games. That is a reasonable pace for the 31-year-old slot man.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Jason Avant had two catches for 12 yards in Week 3.

Even with Jerricho Cotchery sidelined, Avant continued to play a minor role in the passing game. He secured just two of his six targets. Avant remains off the fantasy radar.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 01:43:00 AM

Jason Avant (thigh) is questionable for Week 3 against the Steelers.

A better real-life player than fantasy asset, Avant shouldn't be owned anywhere.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Jason Avant (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Avant suffered the thigh injury in Sunday's win. He should return to full practice later this week.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Panthers WR Jason Avant finished with five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 2 victory over Detroit.

Avant was more involved after a quiet opener with Derek Anderson under center, securing 5-of-7 targets from Cam Newton against the Lions. Avant is not worth grabbing in fantasy leagues as the Panthers' No. 3 receiver behind Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery, and No. 4 option when you include Greg Olsen as well.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Panthers WR Jason Avant did not catch a pass against the Patriots Friday night.

He was targeted once. Avant started the game, and will likely play in three-receiver sets this season. Avant has one catch for 25 yards this preseason. He has no fantasy value.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Jason Avant is a "little more of a blocker" than Jerricho Cotchery, and will also play on special teams.

Cam Newton's top-three options will be Greg Olsen, Kelvin Benjamin and Cotchery. Avant said he "butted heads" with Chip Kelly last year over routes, which isn't surprising because he can't create a mismatch. On the wrong side of 30, Avant was brought in to be a mentor to Benjamin more than an on-field contributor.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Kelvin Benjamin, Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant have been the Panthers' primary first-team wideouts during offseason practices.

Cotchery and Avant are both aging slot receivers, but one of them is going to have to play outside in three-wide sets. We'd expect that man to be Cotchery, as Avant doesn't have the foot speed. Neither one will be a recommended fantasy option in a passing attack that projects to struggle.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Panthers signed WR Jason Avant, formerly of the Eagles, to a one-year deal.

Avant will pair with the newly acquired Jerricho Cotchery to form one of the most underwhelming starting wideout duos in the league. With every impact free agent wide receiver signed, the Panthers are simply looking for cheap veterans to complement the playmakers they will likely draft this May. Avant caught 38 passes for 447 yards and two touchdowns with the Eagles last season.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 06:38:00 PM

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4Tyler Bray
5Terrelle Pryor
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3Cyrus Gray
4Charcandrick West
GLB1Jamaal Charles
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3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
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2Spencer Ware
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3Da'Rick Rogers
4Armon Binns
5De'Anthony Thomas
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2Frankie Hammond
3Fred Williams
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TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Brandon Barden
4Adam Schiltz
K1Cairo Santos