TE James OShaughnessy - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-4, 245||Born: 1-14-1992||College: Illinois State||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2015|
Week 11: vs Pittsburgh Steelers
FBG says: Tough matchup. Following his brief Week 7 benching, Blake Bortles may have answered the bell. He's looked strong in back-to-back starts since, completing 63% of his throws at 7.67 yards per attempt. Most importantly, he's been turnover-free, and he had the Jaguars in position to win both games. The Jaguars would much prefer Bortles play a safe, sanitized game that the team can control in other ways, but he's made a handful of impressive plays of late. His well-placed loft to Donte Moncrief last Sunday turned into an 80-yard touchdown, and he later showed off a handful of creative throws up the seams that converted key third downs. Bortles doesn't have a ton of dynamism to his game - Moncrief is an accomplished downfield playmaker, but the rest of his weaponry is fairly ho-hum. Rather, he almost always makes his fantasy hay on volume, when a shootout breaks out or the Jaguars fall behind. If nothing else, the last two weeks have brought some optimism that Bortles is indeed up to those tasks. If his development continues, Moncrief's outlook brightens, while top target Dede Westbrook takes another step toward fantasy WR3 relevance. After a horrid start to the year, the Pittsburgh pass defense is starting to border on the dominant. Despite facing a solid amount of pass volume, they've held each of the last 4 quarterbacks they've faced under 230 yards. Most of the credit goes to the pass rush, which has been virtually unblockable of late. T.J. Watt, Bud Dupree, and Cameron Heyward lead a diverse group of athletic, tenacious rushers that make things exceptionally difficult for passers. They swarmed Cam Newton last Thursday, sacking him five times and giving him very little time to make anything happen downfield. (It also gifted them an easy pick-six.) The coverage unit is just so-so, with shaky cornerback play and safeties more versed in run support than help coverage down the field. When the rushers aren't hitting home, splash plays are a regular thing against this secondary. But at the moment, there's not much answer for them, and the secondary's job is being made easy. Fantasy players need to be aware of the potential downside, but also to temper their expectations in this matchup. No wideout has topped 58 yards against the Steelers since Week 6, after all.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
James OShaughnessy's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 10 vs IND (6 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)
O'Shaughnessy was probably the biggest beneficiary of Bortles tendency to be safe with the ball in this game. While he did not have a dominating impact (which should be the expectation), he did fill out the stat sheet with 5 catches on a variety of dumpoffs from Bortles.
2018 Week 6 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
O'Shaughnessy had one of the bigger receptions for the Jaguars on the day - a dig that was thrown late off of a Bortles scramble. He did a good job finding the void and staying active while QB scrambles. He is not a featured player in a low volume pass game.
2018 Week 5 vs KC (6 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
O'Shaughnessy figures to be the blocking tight end in tight-end-by-committee. He caught a drag on 2nd and 6 with a step on his defender in the redzone, but is so slow the defender was able to recover and tackle him short of the first down marker.
Latest NewsJaguars | Jacksonville's Week 10 injury report (Fri Nov 9, 01:34 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye (calf) and CB Quenton Meeks (knee) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 10 versus the Indianapolis Colts. DT Eli Ankou (calf) did not practice for a second straight day Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as doubtful. TE David Grinnage (knee), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring), TE James O'Shaughnessy (hip) and LB Telvin Smith (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. QB Blake Bortles (shoulder) and CB D.J. Hayden (toe) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on injury report. Our View: Bouye being out should help Andrew Luck's matchup. The Eagles made multiple big plays to Jordan Matthews so Ryan Grant or Chester Rogers could benefit from the matchup this week.
link to story Jaguars | Thursday practice report for Jaguars (Thu Nov 8, 06:14 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye (calf), CB Quenton Meeks (knee) and DT Eli Ankou (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 8. LB Telvin Smith (shoulder), LB Lerentee McCray (hamstring) and TE James O'Shaughnessy (hip) were limited during practice. CB D.J. Hayden (toe) fully participated in practice. link to story Jaguars | Wednesday's practice report for Jacksonville (Wed Nov 7, 04:11 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye (calf) and CB Quenton Meeks (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. DT Eli Ankou (calf), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring) and TE James O'Shaughnessy (hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice. QB Blake Bortles (shoulder), RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and CB D.J. Hayden (toe) were able to practice in full. link to story
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|11||vs Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||@ Buffalo Bills|
|13||vs Indianapolis Colts|
|14||@ Tennessee Titans|
|15||vs Washington Redskins|
|16||@ Miami Dolphins|
|17||@ Houston Texans|