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WR Cecil Shorts - Houston Texans

6-0, 205Born: 12-21-1987College: Mount UnionDrafted: Round 4

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Lance Zierlein reports that Shorts is slaying slot defenders in camp. Once considered a high-upside fantasy starter, Shorts hasn't stayed healthy. His athleticism makes him an idea slot man and capable of high-volume and big-play production.
Lance Zierlein reports that Shorts is slaying slot defenders in camp. Once considered a high-upside fantasy starter, Shorts hasn't stayed healthy. His athleticism makes him an idea slot man and capable of high-volume and big-play production.

Summary

Cecil Shorts signed with the Texans in the offseason and likely will play out of the slot, with DeAndre Hopkins and rookie receiver Jaelen Strong as the two main wide outs. Shorts has had to deal with concussions in the past, as well as a shoulder injury, so there is some risk with him. He is a capable receiver with the potential to be a consistent option in the passing game, but there's little doubt that the leading receiver will be third year pro, DeAndre Hopkins. Shorts was a highly targeted receiver with Jacksonville and his experience will make it easier for the passing game to thrive. As a fantasy option, Shorts has the potential to have some success week to week, but the development of the quarterback position will dictate how beneficial he can be. (May 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft PPR - 96, 60
WR Dynasty - 86, 70, 80, 83, 90

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 JAX 14 1 -4 0 105 55 979 7
2013 JAX 13 0 0 0 123 66 777 3
2014 JAX 13 0 0 0 110 53 557 1 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 14 0 * * 37 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 14 0 * * 42 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 42 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 35 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 221
WR: 69
Overall-PPR: 215
WR-PPR: 70

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