By Tom Simons, Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Player

Tm

Pos

Vs.

2016 TDs

PR Yds

PR TDs

KR Yds

KR TDs

Comments

1

Cordarrelle Patterson

Min

WR

Hou

0

0

0

100

0

Houston has allowed over 100 kick return yards in three of their four games this year.

2

Quan Bray

Ind

WR

Chi

0

59

0.3

31

0

Bray currently remains the dual returner for the Colts but RB Jordan Todman had a 28-yard kick return in Week 4.

3

Dwayne Harris

NYG

WR

at GB

0

8

0

76

0

Nearly half of the Packers kickoffs have been returned this year for an average of 25.3 yards a return.

4

Lucky Whitehead

Dal

WR

Cin

0

15

0

66

0

He might lose a punt return opportunity to WR Cole Beasley but Whitehead remains the dual returner for Dallas.

5

Tyler Ervin [R]

Hou

RB

at Min

0

3

0

66

0

He is ranked tied for ninth in the Nil with 231 combined return yards but WR Will Fuller did return a punt for TD in Week 4.

6

John Brown

Ari

WR

at SF

0

39

0

21

0

Brown will be the primary punt returner but CB Patrick Peterson may handle at least one punt attempt.

7

Jeremy Ross

NYJ

WR

at Pit

0

20

0

37

0

As long as WR Jalin Marshall (shoulder) is not 100% then Ross will be active and handle the dual return role.

8

Benny Cunningham

LA

RB

Buf

0

0

0

52

0

Cunningham left the Week4 game with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Week 5.

9

Dexter McCluster

SD

RB

at Oak

0

0

0

52

0

Over half of the Raiders 21 kickoffs have been returned this year for an average of 22 yards a return.

10

Marc Mariani

Ten

WR

at Mia

0

20

0

32

0

Mariani surprisingly is ranked fifth overall in the NFL with 296 combined return yards.

11

George Atkinson III

Cle

RB

NE

0

0

0

49

0

Atkinson is the primary kick returner for the Browns but he could lose a few chances to rookie CB Tracy Howard.

12

Sammie Coates

Pit

WR

NYJ

0

0

0

49

0

He has shared kick returns with RB Fitzgerald Toussaint lately and now WR Markus Wheaton might get involved.

13

Jamison Crowder [R]

Was

WR

at Bal

0

49

0

0

0

Ravens allowed 90 punt return yards in Week 4 and opponents are averaging 14.6 yards per punt return against them.

14

Ted Ginn

Car

WR

TB

0

14

0

34

0

Ginn is ranked fourth overall in the NFL with 304 combined return yards in his first four games of the year.

15

Cyrus Jones [R]

NE

CB

at Cle

0

9

0

37

0

Cleveland is allowing over 29 yards per kick return this year but the rookie may only have one or two returns this week.

16

Chris Thompson

Was

RB

at Bal

0

0

0

42

0

Ravens allow just 16.9 yards on ten kick returns this year but did give up 58 and 66 kick return yards in their last two games.

17

Jalen Richard [R]

Oak

RB

SD

0

14

0

28

0

He may share punt returns with CB T.J. Carrie but the rookie is ranked sixth in the NFL with 116 punt return yards.

18

Jakeem Grant [R]

Mia

WR

Ten

0

17

0

24

0

Grant continues to share kick return duties but is also not sharing punts with primary punt returner WR Jarvis Landry.

19

Devin Hester

Bal

WR

Was

0

21

0

20

0

Hester is ranked tied for second overall in the NFL with 305 combined return yards through four games.

20

Deonte Thompson

Chi

WR

at Ind

0

0

0

40

0

Thompson is ranked sixth in the NFL for kick return yards with 196 on nine attempts.

21

Andre Ellington

Ari

RB

at SF

0

0

0

39

0

He had the only two kick returns for Arizona in Week 4 but his average is horrible so WR John Brown may return kicks too.

22

Andre Roberts

Det

WR

Phi

1

1

0

38

0

Roberts leads the NFL in combined return yards with 307 total yards through four games.

23

Adam Jones

Cin

CB

at Dal

0

14

0

25

0

Jones is sharing the dual returner role with rookie WR Alex Erickson but Jones may handle more kicks.

24

Marcus Sherels

Min

CB

Hou

1

38

0

0

0

Houston allows 14.8 yards per punt return and Sherels is capable of taking it to the house of the Texans are not careful.

25

Ryan Smith [R]

TB

CB

at Car

0

0

0

37

0

He returned two kicks for 16 and 11 yards in Week 4 so WR Adam Humphries may share returns with him.

26

Travis Benjamin

SD

WR

at Oak

0

36

0

0

0

Oakland allow 17.1 yards per punt return with eight of their 23 punts this season being returned.

27

Brandon Tate

Buf

WR

at LA

0

19

0

15

0

The Rams are allowing 30 combined return yards through their first four games of 2016.

28

Justin Hardy

Atl

WR

at Den

0

0

0

31

0

Hardy returned just one kick in Week 4 but he brought it back 32 yards and may get more chances in Week 5.

29

Ty Montgomery

GB

WR

NYG

0

0

0

29

0

Montgomery is averaging under 20 yards per kick return so he could be replaced as the primary kick returner.

30

Wendell Smallwood [R]

Phi

RB

at Det

0

0

0

28

0

Detroit is allowing just 18.7 yards on six total kick returns through their first four games.

31

Jordan Todman

Ind

RB

Chi

0

0

0

27

0

He had a 28-yard kick return in Week 4 so he may get another chance or two to handle kickoffs in Week 5.

32

Chris Davis

SF

CB

Ari

0

0

0

27

0

Davis (quadriceps) was limited in practice so WR Keshawn Martin may handle kick returns if he is active in Week 5.

33

Adam Humphries [R]

TB

WR

at Car

0

26

0.2

0

0

Rookie CB Ryan Smith handled kickoffs last week but his average has horrible so Humphries may join him.

34

Alex Erickson [R]

Cin

WR

at Dal

0

21

0

0

0

Erickson should continue sharing the dual return role with CB Adam Jones.

35

Jeremy Kerley

SF

WR

Ari

0

21

0

0

0

Kerley (ankle) has been limited in practice so WR Keshawn Martin may handle kick returns if he is active in Week 5.

36

Tracy Howard [R]

Cle

CB

NE

0

0

0

20

0

The return of QB Tom Brady could mean a high volume of kick return opportunities and a few chances for this rookie.

37

Cody Latimer

Den

WR

Atl

0

0

0

20

0

Latimer shares both return duties with WR Jordan Norwood but he is the only Bronco to have kick returns this year.

38

Fitzgerald Toussaint

Pit

RB

NYJ

0

0

0

20

0

It would not surprise us at all if WR Sammie Coates and/or WR Markus Wheaton handled kick returns in Week 5.

39

Danny Amendola

NE

WR

at Cle

0

19

0

0

0

While Browns allow 13.4 yards per punt return thus far in 2016 they have allowed fewer yards in each of their last two games.

40

Damien Williams

Mia

RB

Ten

0

0

0

18

0

Miami continues to seek a reliable kick returner so Williams may get a chance or two once again.

41

Antonio Andrews

Ten

RB

at Mia

0

0

0

18

0

Andrews is the up kick returner for Tennessee and he returned a short kick 17 yards in Week 4.

42

Jarvis Landry

Mia

WR

Ten

0

18

0.2

0

0

Landry started sharing punt return duties with rookie WR Jakeem Grant in Week 4 and this may continue in Week 5.

43

Antonio Brown

Pit

WR

NYJ

0

17

0

0

0

WR Eli Rogers (toe) is out again so brown will handle the primary punt return duties in Week 5.

44

Kenyan Drake [R]

Mia

RB

Ten

0

0

0

16

0

Drake had the first kick return in Week 4 but he only returned it 17 yards as the Dolphins continue to audition kick returners.

45

Micah Hyde

GB

CB

NYG

0

14

0

0

0

If rookie WR Trevor Davis is active he could be the primary punt returner over Hyde in Week 5.

46

Keshawn Martin

SF

WR

Ari

0

14

0

0

0

Both CB Chris Davis (quadriceps) and WR Jeremy Kerley (ankle) are limited so Martin could be the dual returner.

47

Duke Johnson

Cle

RB

NE

0

13

0

0

0

Johnson had a 17-yard punt return in Week 4 and that could lead to a few more chances in Week 5.

48

Eric Weems

Atl

WR

at Den

0

12

0

0

0

He may lose some or all of the kick return duties to WR Justin Hardy who had a 32-yard return in Week 4.

49

Eddie Royal

Chi

WR

at Ind

1

11

0

0

0

Royal is ranked second in the NFL with 139 punt return yards on ten attempts.

50

Darren Sproles

Phi

RB

at Det

0

10

0

0

0

The Lions only allow five yards per punt return on eight opportunities this season.