WR Tajae Sharpe - Tennessee Titans
|6-2, 194||Born: 12-23-1994||College: Massachusetts||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2016|
News you need to know
General News (Wed Dec 5): practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report.
General News (Tue Dec 4): partially participated in Tuesday's practice.
General News (Mon Dec 3): partially participated in Monday's practice.
Week 14: vs Jacksonville Jaguars
FBG says: Bad matchup. Marcus Mariota and the Titans offense continued to show their inconsistency in last week's game as they could not move the ball effectively at all until after the half when Mariota led a furious rally to win from two touchdowns behind. While the offensive line struggled to protect Mariota, he did have some clean pockets to throw from at times, which Mariota took full advantage of by connecting with receivers from 20 or more yards out on six separate occasions. Mariota has been reluctant to push the ball downfield for much of the season, but he has picked up his deep balls in recent weeks. Taywan Taylor was the beneficiary last week as he returned from an injury that had held him out since Week 9. Taylor hauled in catches of 44 and 55 yards despite his first target not coming until the fourth quarter. Corey Davis saw an uptick in targets last week after back-to-back outings with just four targets in each. He hauled in the game-winning touchdown for his third score in the last four games as Davis, but competition for touches is high in this offense--especially with Mariota airing it out to nine different players in last week's game. With names like Cameron Batson and Anthony Firkser to consider, along with Taywan Taylor and Tajae Sharpe finally getting healthy, it will be tough to rely on any one weapon in this passing offense. The Jaguars secondary has been the subject of much criticism as of late with on-field play slipping far below expectations compared to their elite 2017 season. The secondary has been inconsistent while the pass rush has looked very lackluster with just 24 sacks on the season--sixth-fewest in the league. Last week was quite the bounce-back game for this unit though, as they shut out the Colts while making Andrew Luck look as terrible as he has all season. The coverage was strong with both A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey back to their normal selves despite Ramsey coming into last week as questionable with a knee injury. He looked just fine and should pose a very difficult matchup for top Titans receiver Corey Davis this week. Ramsey contributed to holding Davis to just two receptions for 34 yards in their last meeting, granted that was with an injured Marcus Mariota who should never have been on the field in the first place. The Titans offensive line has played very poorly in recent weeks and may not hold up to the talent from the Jaguars defense, despite their underwhelming performances against opposing quarterbacks this season. Overall, this is not a matchup anyone on this Titans offense should be looking forward to despite the struggles of this Jacksonville defense throughout the season.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Tajae Sharpe's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 13 vs NYJ (6 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe looked healthier in this game after nursing an ankle injury for the past few weeks as he saw the second-most targets for this Titans passing offense. The majority of Sharpe's production came on just one drive as he would take advantage of soft zone coverage to catch an easy pass about 14-yards downfield before doubling his gain by turning it upfield and fighting for extra yards at the end of the play for a 28-yard reception. Just two plays later, Sharpe Streaking across the field, Sharpe went up high to pluck a well-thrown deep ball out of the air for another big reception--a 20-yard gain. Sharpe saw a few more targets here, one of which was a deep ball, but he finished with just one more three-yard reception on the final drive of the game.
2018 Week 11 vs IND (7 / 5 / 37 / 1 rec)
Tajae Sharpe led Titans Wide receivers in catches with the only touchdown of the game as he was very involved in this lackluster passing offense. Sharpe ran a great route to haul in the first reception of the second half for 19 yards--which would be his longest reception of the game. Sharpe's next catch came on the last drive of the game in garbage time as he converted a 3rd-and-6 with a nice 14-yard reception in the middle of the field as he settled into a hole in the coverage. That drive was a good one for Sharpe, as he capped it off with the Titans' only touchdown of the game on a back shoulder fade from the one-yard line.
2018 Week 10 vs NE (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe was targeted three times but managed to haul in zero receptions as he continues to battle through an ankle injury.
2018 Week 9 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe was not a factor in the Titans offense this week as he appeared to tweak something in pregame warmups. Sharpe did have one reception on one target, but it went nowhere.
2018 Week 7 vs LAC (9 / 7 / 101 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe posted a career-high 101 receiving yards as he led the Titans in all receiving categories. This marked the second straight week in which Sharpe has led the team in targets as he has been consistently getting open with Corey Davis drawing the tougher individual cornerback matchups. Sharpe was consistently involved throughout the day, including grabbing the first reception of the game for 16 yards on a short pass from Mariota. His next reception came to start the second quarter as Sharpe hauled in an 18-yard pass to convert on a 3rd-and-7. As a matter of fact, six of Sharpe's nine targets came on third down with Sharpe hauling in five of them to successfully move the chains. It was clear he and Mariota were on the same page all day as Sharpe is slowly gaining trust to build his case for being the WR2 in this offense.
2018 Week 6 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe led the Titans in receiving yards with 33 yards from two receptions. Sharpe hauled in the first long pass of the day, 17 yards, on the first drive for the Titans. Sharpe's next reception came in the second quarter, and he would not be involved thereafter as Marcus Mariota struggled mightily to find any of his receivers.
2018 Week 5 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe caught three balls for 30 yards as he continues to line up as the Titans' third receiver. Sharpe caught a short pass for 13 yards along the sideline on the first drive of the game. He would not see another target until the end of the third quarter with another short pass on a stop route. On that same drive, Sharpe caught his final reception in traffic as Mariota threaded the needle for a 13-yard gain. Sharpe would be the target of a deep ball to the end zone, but he could not haul it in after plenty of contact after which he beckoned for a penalty.
2018 Week 4 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 27 / 1 rec)
Tajae Sharpe played behind Taywan Taylor as the third receiver for the Titans and was targeted only three times, but he made the most of his opportunities with a couple big receptions. His first catch came on a slant route where Sharpe was left wide open in the middle of the field, allowing him to easily pick up 16 yards. Sharpe's next reception was a big one, coming late in the fourth quarter as he ran a clean route that ended in an 11-yard touchdown reception--Sharpe's first touchdown of the season.
2018 Week 3 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 16 / 0 rush)
Tajae Sharpe saw just one target with no receptions, with his only involvement coming on an end around rush for 16 yards to start the second half.
2018 Week 2 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe's only reception came in a pivotal spot on third down in the fourth quarter. Sharpe was very well covered on the route, but he hauled in the catch in full stride while diving to the ground. He could have bobbled it slightly, but it was ruled a completion for 14 yards nonetheless.
2018 Week 1 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe saw some significant playing time with Rishard Matthews still learning the new offense after missing the preseason. Sharpe was targeted three times but hauled in just one reception for 17 yards coming off a cornerback blitz where he was left wide open.
Latest NewsTitans | Tajae Sharpe injures ankle (Thu Dec 6, 11:56 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle) suffered an ankle injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14. link to story Titans | Wednesday status report for Titans (Wed Dec 5, 04:02 PM) - Tennessee Titans S Dane Cruikshank (knee) and RB David Fluellen (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5, and have been ruled out for Week 14. WR Darius Jennings (knee) and LB Derrick Morgan (knee) were limited and are questionable. SS Kevin Byard (shoulder), CB Malcolm Butler (quadriceps), DT Jurrell Casey (shoulder), CB Adoree' Jackson (wrist), WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle) and FS Kenny Vaccaro (knee) participated fully. link to story Titans | Tuesday practice report for Titans (Tue Dec 4, 06:24 PM) - Tennessee Titans S Dane Cruikshank (knee), RB David Fluellen (knee), WR Darius Jennings (knee) and LB Derrick Morgan (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 4. WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle) and CB Malcolm Butler (quadriceps) were limited. FS Kevin Byard (shoulder), DT Jurrell Casey (shoulder), CB Adoree' Jackson (wrist) and SS Kenny Vaccaro (knee) participated fully. link to story Titans | Monday practice report for Titans (Mon Dec 3, 05:06 PM) - Tennessee Titans S Dane Cruikshank (knee), RB David Fluellen (knee), WR Darius Jennings (knee) and LB Derrick Morgan (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 3. S Kevin Byard (shoulder), CB Malcolm Butler (quadriceps), DT Jurrell Casey (shoulder), CB Adoree' Jackson (wrist), WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle) and FS Kenny Vaccaro (knee) were limited during practice. The Titans did not hold a practice, so this is an estimation. link to story Titans | Week 13 injury report for Titans (Fri Nov 30, 03:52 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB David Fluellen (knee) and S Dane Cruikshank (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and have been ruled out for Week 13. CB Malcolm Butler (concussion), CB Adoree' Jackson (knee), OG Josh Kline (shoulder), OT Taylor Lewan (ankle), WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle), WR Taywan Taylor (foot) and LB Will Compton (hamstring) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. link to story More News
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