Isaiah McKenzie

WR, Buffalo Bills

Height 5'8" Weight 173
DOB 1995-04-09 Age 27.3
College Georgia

2022 Fantasy Rankings

WR # 69 (Tier 8)
ADP (12-team PPR): 14.01, 188th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 8
67Garrett Wilson, NYJ1022.014.03
68George Pickens, PIT921.414.07
69Isaiah McKenzie, BUF727.314.012.9
70Wan'Dale Robinson, NYG921.614.09
71Jalen Tolbert, DAL923.414.05
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Isaiah McKenzie Continues To Stand Out

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie has been one of the standouts of the team's training camp to this point. He's been with the team since 2018 and has slowly worked himself into more significant roles over the years. "Job's up for grabs," McKenzie said of the slot receiver role. "Jamison Crowder came in, and he's had a great career. He came in to compete with me, and I came back to compete with him. I know it wasn't going to be easy, and I know it's not easy now." McKenzie has done everything he can to lead the competition with Crowder missing five of the first eight practices. The 27-year-old has a good chance to be one of quarterback Josh Allen's trusted aerial targets, although he may not actually be worth a draft pick in fantasy until it's official that he's won the job over Crowder.

    Aug 4 · Source via Bills Isaiah McKenzie
  • Isaiah McKenzie Has Taken A Step Forward

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie seems to have taken a step forward, and he has a big opportunity this year with veteran slot man Cole Beasley now gone. McKenzie is contending with Jamison Crowder for the starting slot job, and he has continued his improvement early in training camp. With Crowder out the last three practices with "general soreness," it has allowed McKenzie to maximize his repetitions with quarterback Josh Allen. McKenzie's route-running has taken a step up, as has his savvy to find soft spots in the defense. The 27-year-old has plenty of speed to spare, but his deceptiveness could allow him to take the next step. He'll need to continue to stand out when the pads go on this weekend, but if Crowder keeps missing practice and McKenzie keeps playing well, McKenzie could win the slot job rather quickly.

    Jul 27 · Source via Bills Isaiah McKenzie
  • Isaiah McKenzie Getting First-Team Reps

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie opened Bills training camp by getting "virtually all the first-team reps" as the team's slot receiver, according to Greg Tompsett. McKenzie will be battling with Jamison Crowder for slot duties, but it seems like a good sign the 27-year-old is getting the first crack in training camp. McKenzie saw just 26 targets during the 2021 season, which turned into 20 receptions for 178 yards and one touchdown while adding nine carries for 47 yards and a score. Even if he does earn the role of starting slot wide receiver heading into Week 1, the speedster will be competing with Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, and Dawson Knox for targets. Still, Crowder has shown he can be a capable slot receiver so he shouldn't be ignored just yet. As of now, McKenzie is a late-round dart throw in fantasy drafts.

    Jul 25 · Source via Bills Isaiah McKenzie
  • Isaiah McKenzie Expected To Be A Specialist

    WGRZ's Vic Carucci is predicting that Buffalo Bills veteran wide receiver Jamison Crowder will win the starting slot receiver role in training camp. Crowder is relatively small with a limited catch radius, but he makes up for it with short-area quickness/explosiveness. He also has enough speed to gain plenty of yards after the catch. Isaiah McKenzie and Tavon Austin will compete in the slot with Crowder. McKenzie has exceptional speed and elusiveness, but Carucci seems him continuing to have more of a specialty role in the offense. The 27-year-old had just 20 receptions for 178 yards and one touchdown in 15 regular season games in his third full season with Buffalo in 2021. He could become an intriguing waiver-wire pickup during the season if Crowder suffers an injury that allows McKenzie to become a starter in the slot.

    Jul 14 · Source via Bills Isaiah McKenzie
  • Isaiah McKenzie, Jamison Crowder To Compete In The Slot

    Buffalo Bills wide receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Jamison Crowder will compete for the starting slot role in training camp this summer now that Cole Beasley is no longer around. McKenzie has been with the Bills, but with a new offensive coordinator in Ken Dorsey, he might need to earn his way onto the field. He has more explosive athleticism than Crowder and is very quick in his cuts. Crowder probably won't break any big plays, but he's as technically sound a slot receiver as there is. He's been a target magnet in his career at times because of his ability to find soft spots in zone defenses. Given McKenzie's two-year deal, the Bills are likely hoping he can take the job and run with it, but Crowder should still have a role regardless. Rookie fifth-rounder Khalil Shakir is unlikely to become a legitimate receiving asset unless injuries open up an opportunity.

    Jul 6 · Source via Bills Jamison Crowder Isaiah McKenzie
  • Latest On Bills' WR Competition

    The Bills are in line to once again have one of the league’s most prolific passing attacks in the NFL in 2022. They have undergone some changes at the receiver position, though, setting up a competition for the starting role in the slot to replace Cole BeasleyIsaiah McKenzie “appears to have an early lead” to […]

    Jun 29 · Pro Football Rumors Bills Cole Beasley Jamison Crowder Gabriel Davis Stefon Diggs Isaiah McKenzie
  • Isaiah McKenzie Could Become Primary Slot Weapon

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie was quarterback Josh Allen's favorite weapon at mandatory minicamp practice on Wednesday. Allen targeted McKenzie on four of his 12 pass attempts, connecting on three, all short passes that the defense was allowing. McKenzie looked quick and shifty all day and was one of only three receivers that Allen targeted during team drills -- the other two being Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis. With Cole Beasley gone, McKenzie is one of two legitimate options in the slot right now, and he's taken advantage of his opportunities so far this offseason. The 27-year-old is a real contender to be the primary slot receiver this season, so he'll be one to watch during training camp.

    Jun 16 · Source via Bills Isaiah McKenzie
  • Isaiah McKenzie's Speed Stands Out

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie showed excellent speed in and out of his breaks during organized team activities on Tuesday. He was precise with his route-running, and his quickness stood out from the rest of the receivers. That type of speed and deceptiveness will make him a nuisance against one-on-one defending. Meanwhile, second-year pass-catcher Marquez Stevenson struggled with dropped passes, just like he did last week. He has time to turn it around before the regular season starts, but it could become a problem if it continues. Stevenson's best path to winning a 53-man roster spot is by winning the kickoff and punt-return jobs. McKenzie will find it tough to produce consistently behind the likes of Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Jamison Crowder.

    Jun 1 · Source via Bills Isaiah McKenzie
  • Wide Receiver Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2017DEN114.90.413117.01.81.3134297.30144.0002
    2018DEN|BUF826.93.422541.47.45.030181799.9010666.6021
    2019BUF1544.93.046044.44.53.139272549.418496.1300
    2020BUF1673.24.627024.84.12.834302829.451090.9000
    2021BUF1533.82.325724.03.32.326201788.919475.2211

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1PITL 16-230.01518.11.21000-01-3-3.0000
    2@MIAW 35-00.61320.03.122111.0000-00
    3WASW 43-210.01519.01.31000-0188.0000
    4HOUW 40-00.046.00.00000-000-00
    5@KCW 38-200.0814.00.00000-000-00
    6@TENL 31-340.845.02.521133.00155.0000
    8MIAW 26-110.01318.10.00000-000-00
    9@JACL 6-92.01927.92.9222105.0000-00
    10@NYJW 45-171.71322.08.55311212.002178.5010
    11INDL 15-410.0916.10.00000-000-01
    14@TBL 27-331.01113.91.311155.0000-00
    15CARW 31-141.22029.04.332177.00188.0000
    16@NEW 33-2124.06784.816.513121112511.411-1-1.0000
    17ATLW 29-151.12432.04.032166.00133.0000
    18NYJW 27-101.42227.22.521199.0011010.0000
    WCNEW 47-176.01933.910.76334515.003299.6700
    DP@KCL 36-420.81625.06.341133.003155.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 8
    Receiving: 3

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1NYJW 27-173.21618.43.4333175.7000-00
    2@MIAW 31-285.7711.53.32224723.5000-00
    3LARW 35-321.11727.44.832166.00144.0000
    4@LVW 30-232.32134.44.93111818.002115.5000
    5@TENL 16-428.72230.65.644471.8100-00
    6KCL 17-260.9713.21.911144.0000-00
    7@NYJW 18-102.41520.34.1322147.001-11-11.0000
    8NEW 24-210.0610.30.00000-000-00
    9SEAW 44-349.057.42.92112525.01111.0000
    10@ARIL 30-320.7912.32.721122.0000-00
    12LACW 27-170.01219.41.61000-01-1-1.0000
    13@SFW 34-2410.11115.12.72223115.5100-00
    14PITW 26-151.71013.31.31111212.0000-00
    15@DENW 48-191.32230.11.411188.0000-00
    16@NEW 38-94.63244.48.3644266.50252.5000
    17MIAW 56-2621.55890.617.211966510.82200.0000
    WCINDW 27-240.046.80.00000-000-00
    DPBALW 17-31.8814.03.522284.0000-00
    CC@KCL 24-387.11520.54.131166.01294.5000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 12
    Receiving: 3, 25, 23, 7, 14, 6
    Punt Return: 84

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@NYJW 17-160.045.80.00000-000-00
    2@NYGW 28-1411.01722.43.93224020.01144.0000
    3CINW 21-171.41924.45.141199.003103.3300
    4NEL 10-160.011.20.00000-000-00
    5@TENW 14-76.2812.33.12225226.0000-00
    7MIAW 31-212.12137.55.4332115.5000-00
    9WASW 24-92.74267.74.8333124.0000-00
    10@CLEL 16-192.93753.65.8442199.5000-00
    11@MIAW 37-203.65677.89.7763217.0011010.0000
    12DENW 20-32.36176.35.0432136.501-5-5.0000
    13@DALW 26-154.93044.84.53333411.3000-00
    14BALL 17-244.05472.06.7553258.3000-00
    15@PITW 17-100.03046.20.00000-000-00
    16@NEL 17-242.13157.43.7222115.5000-00
    17NYJL 6-131.74976.610.975273.5023015.0000
    WC@HOUL 19-224.32731.85.9554235.8000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 14

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