WR Tajae Sharpe - Tennessee Titans
|6-2, 194||Born: 12-23-1994||College: Massachusetts||Drafted: Round 5|
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Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 17 vs HOU (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe received only two targets with no receptions in Week 17. It was not a pass-heavy day with Matt Cassel under center, and most of Cassel's focus when passing was on Rishard Matthews.
2016 Week 16 vs JAX (8 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe saw only 35 snaps in this game--his lowest mark of the season. However, he led the team in receiving with 48 yards, hauling in three of eight targets. Sharpe had a highlight-reel catch on the sideline for a 24-yard gain, but that was his only big play of the game as both he and the other Titans receivers were relatively shutdown.
2016 Week 14 vs DEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The entire Titans receiving corps had a very quiet day as Marcus Mariota only completed six passes for less than 100 yards. Tajae Sharpe was targeted once with no receptions.
2016 Week 11 vs IND (7 / 4 / 68 / 1 rec)
Tajae Sharpe found the end zone for the second time in a row as he posted a nearly identical stat line to his Week 10 performance. Sharpe did not see much action until the Titans' second drive of the second half where Sharpe caught three passes for 53 yards, including his 34-yard touchdown reception to cap off the drive. This play was set up by a play action that made most of the Colts' secondary flinch, giving Sharpe enough time to get behind coverage and haul in a deep ball that hit him in stride for the score. Sharpe would receive three more looks in the game, but no more catches. Despite having back to back touchdown performances, Sharpe remains a tough receiver to trust for the Titans due to his limited usage in the offence, as we saw here with almost all of his production coming on one single drive.
2016 Week 10 vs GB (4 / 3 / 68 / 1 rec)
We finally saw a Tajae Sharpe appearance this week, posting his best fantasy game of the season. Sharpe led the Titans wide receivers with 68 total yards, hauling in three of four targets. His touchdown was the longest touchdown reception of the day coming on a play where Sharpe took advantage of a misstep by the cornerback and hauled in a well thrown deep ball for the 33-yard score. While Sharpe made some solid plays in this game, he is still not reliable enough for consistent consideration in the fantasy realm.
2016 Week 7 vs IND (6 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe had a decent game here as he hauled in four receptions for 59 yards on six targets. This was the first time since Week 1 that Sharpe has cracked the 50-yard mark. There is no way that Sharpe can be relied on as a fantasy asset going forward though. He is a talented rookie, but his usage in offense is just not quite up to par for any level of predictability.
2016 Week 5 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe was a non-factor in this game, receiving only four targets on the day with both of his receptions coming in the first half. Sharpe had a couple of deep ball looks in this game, but could not convert. He is not a viable option to roster going forward.
2016 Week 4 vs HOU (7 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
It was encouraging to see Tajae Sharpe continue to receive consistent targets even with a healthy Delanie Walker and a returning Kendall Wright on the field, but his production lately has been severely limited by the inaccuracy of Marcus Mariota. Sharpe has still yet to find the end zone and has not crossed the 50-yard mark since his 76-yard performance in Week one. He is a risky option going forward.
2016 Week 3 vs OAK (7 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe was targeted seven times, but only hauled in three receptions for 48 yards. If not for the final drive, Sharpe would have finished this game with less than two fantasy points total. While his last 2 big catches helped salvage something out of the day, expectations were much, much higher with Delanie Walker being out. Sharpe did fall victim to a few errant throws by Mariota, but he was very well covered for most of the day making it tough to make a case for more production. Sharpe is still playing on nearly 100% of snaps and remains the team's WR1 even after a rough outing.
2016 Week 2 vs DET (7 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe took a step back this week in terms of overall production. While his volume was encouraging since he tied Demarco Murray for a team-high 7 targets, almost all of Sharpe's receptions were quick passes for short yardage, making it tough for him to find space to use his legs for a big gain. Sharpe did look great when he had the ball though, as displayed on his first reception of the game that went for 11 yards as he accelerated by defenders using a well-executed stiff-arm to gain a few extra yards. Sharpe dropped a well-defended pass on a critical 3rd down late in the game, but Mariota went right back to him for a successful conversion on their next 3rd down situation in the game-winning drive. Sharpe still should be considered the WR1 here, proving to be much more valuable in PPR formats.
2016 Week 1 vs MIN (11 / 7 / 76 / 0 rec)
Continuing where he left off in preseason, Tajae Sharpe was the focal point of Tennessee's passing attack as he finished the day with 7 receptions from a team-high 11 targets. It was clear from the start that Mariota favored Sharpe as he was targeted twice in a row with Mariota's first pass attempts. Sharpe consistently found space and made plays on the ball throughout the day, but he never did make a huge play despite being targeted on 3 deep balls that resulted in incompletions.
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