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Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Date of Birth:  11/04/1994
Age:  27
Height  5'8"
Weight:   181
College:  North Carolina
Drafted:  2017 | Round 4 | Pick 133
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Ryan Switzer | Retired WR


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Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

The Browns placed Ryan Switzer (foot) on injured reserve.

This early in the year, Switzer's situation might be one where he's released from injured reserve at some point so he can sign with another team. Switzer is off the re-draft radar and does not need to be held in standard-sized dynasty leagues.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

The Browns signed Ryan Switzer.

Switzer was on the Browns' practice squad this season, and the team presumably liked what they saw and are brining him back for 2021. Switzer will likely look to win a role as a reserve receiver that can contribute on special teams.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

The Steelers cut Ryan Switzer.

Switzer was said to be having a good summer, but the Steelers are going in another direction on roster cut day. The former North Carolina receiver has been dealing with a recent injury, so perhaps he's a guy that will be back in the mix with Pittsburgh when he gets back to 100%.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

The Steelers have designated Ryan Switzer to return from injured reserve.

Switzer has been out since going down in Week 10 with a back injury, and he will be available for the postseason if Pittsburgh is able to advance. The North Carolina product is unlikely to have a significant role with rookie Diontae Johnson locked in as the team's punt returner.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

The Steelers placed Ryan Switzer (back) on injured reserve.

Switzer isn’t thought to be dealing with an injury that would keep him out for several weeks, but the Steelers have decided to just place him on IR. Switzer was mostly contributing on special teams this season, as he only had eight receptions for 27 yards (six of the receptions coming with Ben Roethlisberger in Week 1). The North Carolina product does not need to be owned in dynasty leagues.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer (back) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Switzer hasn't seen an offensive touch since Week 6, so this doesn't change things much for Pittsburgh from a fantasy perspective. James Washington and Diontae Johnson should both be worth a look behind JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer (back) is questionable to return for the Steelers.

Switzer was apparently hurt on a punt return. Switzer is not getting much work on offense for Pittsburgh, mostly contributing on special teams.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer catches one pass in win over the Bengals.

It went for two yards. Switzer's first year as a Steeler ends with 36 grabs for 253 yards and one touchdown, and he also added six carries for 21 yards on the ground. The 24-year-old won't be a recommended fantasy option to start 2019.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer (hip) has returned for the Steelers.

Switzer returned after not missing much time against the Bengals. He'll look to make an impact as the Steelers attempt to overcome their 10-0 deficit.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer (hip) is questionable to return against the Bengals.

We'll update you as more information becomes available on Switzer's status. It's still the first half, so hopefully he's able to get back out there at some point today.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer catches three passes against the Saints.

Switzer gained 18 yards on his three Week 16 receptions. The second-year receiver is a better real-life contributor than fantasy option for now.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer gets three touches in Week 15.

Switzer caught two passes for nine yards and had one carry for one yard. The carry came when he lined up as a running back alongside Ben Roethlisberger in a shotgun formation. The second-year receiver isn't a reliable fantasy option at the moment.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer (ankle) is officially active against the Patriots.

Switzer popped up on the injury report Friday with an ankle injury, but it’s not keeping him out of this big matchup at Heinz Field. Switzer is more of a real-life contributor than fantasy asset for Week 15.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 15.

We expect Switzer will be good to go for Sunday, as he was just added to the injury report today after a limited practice. He's probably fine, but his official game status will be known Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer catches one pass in Week 14.

Switzer gained one yard on his lone reception against the Raiders team he spent the summer with before getting traded. The second-year receiver is not a recommended fantasy option right now.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer did not return to Sunday night’s loss to the Chargers.

Switzer took a hit to the head and entered the concussion protocol, catching two passes for nine yards before leaving. Pittsburgh’s primary punt returner will hopefully be cleared before Week 14 against the Raiders.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer is in concussion protocol.

Switzer took a big helmet-to-helmet hit late in the fourth quarter against the Chargers. He appeared to be lobbying to get back in the game at first, but he's now officially in the protocol and might have a tough time returning to this game. We'll update you as more information becomes available.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer catches six passes in Week 12.

Switzer gained 67 yards on his six receptions versus Denver, and he also had one carry for four yards. The second-year receiver was a reliable target for Ben Roethlisberger throughout the game, and this was his highest receiving total of the season. Switzer is not a recommended fantasy option in a tough matchup with the Chargers next Sunday night.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer caught three passes for 28 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

Switzer became a bigger factor with Pittsburgh airing it out nearly 50 times in comeback mode, and he was able to bring in all three of his targets. Switzer won't be a recommended fantasy option next week in Denver.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer catches two passes in Week 10.

Switzer gained 31 yards on his two receptions against the Panthers, as he was a reliable underneath/over-the-middle target for Ben Roethlisberger. The second-year receiver isn't a fantasy option in standard-sized leagues yet.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer caught three passes for 21 yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

Switzer continues to have a small offensive role, but he's not worth considering for fantasy owners as the team's main returner. We'll see if the North Carolina product can make an impact against the Panthers on Thursday night.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer caught one pass for seven yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Switzer had been involved quite a bit recently, but Pittsburgh went with a lot of heavier personnel groupings against Cincinnati, so the 23-year-old saw just one target. He won't be a recommended fantasy option when the team returns from their Week 7 bye.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer catches one pass in Week 5.

Switzer gained five yards on his lone reception and lone target of the game against Atlanta. He's a key contributor on both offense and special teams, but Switzer is not a fantasy option at the moment.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer handles eight touches in Week 4 loss.

Switzer caught seven passes for 32 yards and added a one-yard rush. The North Carolina product also operated as the team's kick and punt returner. Switzer is a better real-life asset than fantasy option, but perhaps he will have a big day in a potential shootout next Sunday against Atlanta.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer scores in win over the Bucs.

Switzer caught three passes for nine yards, including a one-yard score in the second quarter. The North Carolina product interestingly lined up at running back on the first play of the game, and he was used in a variety of ways as Pittsburgh made it a point to get him involved. Still, Switzer isn't a recommended fantasy option and will be a better real-life player in Week 4 against the Ravens.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer gets three offensive touches in Week 2.

Switzer had two carries for five yards and one reception for 14 yards against the Chiefs, and he also did well as a punt returner, gaining 67 yards on four returns. Switzer is not a fantasy option at the moment unless your league offers points for return yardage.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer operates as clear No. 1 returner in Steelers debut.

Switzer was acquired in a trade with the Raiders last month, and Pittsburgh clearly has big plans for him with eight combined returns on kicks and punts in Week 1. He also saw some time on offense with an eight-yard rush. Switzer isn't a fantasy option, but he should make some plays in the return game this year.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

The Raiders are trading Ryan Switzer to the Steelers, according to Jordan Schultz.

This is the second time Switzer has been traded this year, as Oakland acquired him from Dallas during the draft. There was some talk of Switzer being poised for a big role in the Raiders offense, but clearly that wasn't the case. Instead, Griff Whalen might have beat Switzer out for a job in Oakland's receiving group and seems likely to make the team. Switzer now has less than two weeks to get acclimated with the Steelers, so it's difficult to see him having much fantasy value to start the season. He could become one of Pittsburgh's primary returners to open the year, though.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Jon Gruden has been impressed with Ryan Switzer.

"Ryan Switzer has really caught my eye," Gruden said at the end of Raiders minicamp when asked of the players that have impressed him. "Switzer has come in here and not only been a punt returner, kick returner, he’s come in and been a force as a slot receiver. He’s really done well." The Raiders obviously targeted Switzer in draft trade with the Cowboys because they feel he can make an impact for them, particularly as a returner. However, it sounds like he has a good start to potentially have a sizable role on offense in the slot. With rumors of a possible Martavis Bryant suspension swirling, Switzer might end up with a good shot at becoming Oakland's number three receiver behind Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson this season.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

The Raiders have acquired wide receiver Ryan Switzer from the Cowboys.

Oakland traded 2016 second-round pick defensive tackle Jihad Ward to Dallas in exchange for Switzer, who was drafted in the fourth round last year. After the Cowboys acquired Tavon Austin earlier today, this makes a lot of sense as Switzer does a lot of the same things Austin does. Switzer will join a Raiders receiving group that also added Martavis Bryant yesterday, so the team is clearly trying to put as many players around quarterback Derek Carr as they can. He could get some time on the slot on offense this season, but he’s likely to mostly help on special teams as a returner and is not yet a recommended fantasy option.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer catches four passes in Week 17.

With Cole Beasley out, the rookie received a good amount of playing time in the regular season finale. Switzer gained 32 yards on his four receptions, and he could be inserted into the slot role for next season. He'll be someone to watch for 2018, but we don't consider him a fantasy option at the moment.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer gets one offensive touch in Week 12.

Switzer's lone carry went for -4 yards. He's only a fantasy option in dynasty leagues at the moment.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer fumbles punt in Week 4.

Switzer fumbled a punt to give the Rams the ball in good field position in a close game. On offense, he had a three-yard carry. The rookie receiver is a strong dynasty hold, but he's not a fantasy option yet.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer gets one carry in Week 3.

The Cowboys tried to get the ball in the hands of their rookie playmaker on one play on offense and he also returned kicks. Switzer is off the fantasy radar right now.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer is back practicing for the Cowboys.

The rookie receiver missed about two weeks with a hamstring injury, but practiced on a limited basis yesterday and is working his way back to full participation. Switzer isn't sure if he'll play in the team's preseason game against the Rams on Saturday, but it's a great sign that he's back practicing. He should be ready for Week 2 of the preseason if he isn't ready for Saturday.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

Ryan Switzer left practice today with a hamstring injury, according to Jane Slater.

Slater reports Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn't sure how severe the injury is. The rookie receiver is expected to be the primary returner (at least on punt returns) since the team parted ways with Lucky Whitehead. Hopefully Switzer doesn't miss too much time with the injury.

Ryan Switzer | Retired WR

The Cowboys select UNC receiver Ryan Switzer with the 133rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Switzer had a great senior season as the number one target for Mitchell Trubisky, catches 96 passes for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns. Despite standing at 5'8", Switzer has 4.51 speed and can get deep. He probably won't put up good fantasy numbers this season, but he is someone that could eventually fill in for Cole Beasley.