TE James O'Shaughnessy - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-4, 245Born: 1-14-1992College: Illinois StateDrafted: Round 5, pick 2015

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Week 14: vs Los Angeles Chargers

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FBG says: Tough matchup. It was terrible timing for Nick Foles to have a bad outing last week as questions were already swirling about his capability to start over Gardner Minshew in this offense. After completing only half of his 14 pass attempts for 93 yards, throwing one interception, and losing two fumbles, Foles was benched at halftime in favor of Minshew to finish out the game. The Minshew era has now been revived as he will start this week against the Chargers. Minshew's mobility adds another dimension to this passing offense, but he did struggle to throw a consistent deep ball for most of his tenure as the starter earlier this season. D.J. Chark should continue to head up this passing offense, and he will be looking to get back on track after failing to exceed 50 receiving yards in three of his last four games. It has actually been Leonard Fournette to lead the team in targets in each of the last two games as he is on pace to nearly double his career-best level of production as a receiver. Minshew didn't quite feed Fournette double-digit targets on a weekly basis, but he did keep Fournette regularly involved and will likely continue supporting very fantasy-friendly stat lines for his star running back. The Chargers passing defense has been a top-tier unit for most of the season, especially in recent weeks as they have given up just the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks since Week 8. Since Week 4, only two quarterbacks have exceeded 220 yards and two have exceeded one passing touchdown when facing the Chargers. Over that span, this team has also forced one interception per game in all but two outings. On top of their success, things are only looking up as All-Pro safety Derwin James returned to the field last week. Having James along with shut-down cornerback Casey Hayward will make it tough on any receiver lining up against the Chargers. While Hayward did uncharacteristically cough up two touchdowns to Courtland Sutton last week, his shadow coverage will still represent a very difficult matchup for D.J. Chark this week. The Los Angeles defensive line has only managed one sack in their last two games, but this group--led by Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa--has the ability to wreak havoc on these weaker Jaguars offensive tackles. Overall, Gardner Minshew should have his work cut out for him as he tries to right the ship for this Jaguars passing offense.

Recent Stats and Projections

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14 vs LAC PROJ-Bloom * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

James O'Shaughnessy's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 5 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)

O'Shaughnessy was on track to have another good game in his expanded role in the Jaguars offense with three catches for 57 yards, but he tore his ACL during the second half, ending his season and leaving a gaping hole in the Jaguars offense. Geoff Swaim will likely step into his role until rookie Josh Oliver returns from injury.

2019 Week 4 vs DEN (4 / 1 / 18 / 1 rec)

He almost had a tough touchdown reception on the Jaguars' second drive. He got up the seam in the redzone, and Minshew threw a relatively well-placed ball, but O'Shaughnessy was double-covered. He was also injured on the play, but entered back into the game shortly thereafter. His touchdown reception came on fantastic play-design towards the end of the third quarter. The Jaguars motioned a receiver into the backfield, faked a flat pass to the runningback, then faked a screen to the wide receiver. The horizontal fakes opened a huge void in the middle of the field for O'Shaughnessy to get wide open down the seam for the touchdown.

2019 Week 3 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 18 / 1 rec)

O'Shaughnessy leaked upfield after executing a block to sell the run-action. On a drive early in the second quarter, he did a good job fighting through tackles to pick up a first down with some YAC.

2019 Week 2 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)

Until rookie Josh Oliver is healthy, O'Shaughnessy is going to get the most reps and targets among the tight ends. He was mostly used as a checkdown target against the Texans, never once being a primary read.

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Schedule

14vs Los Angeles Chargers
15@ Oakland Raiders
16@ Atlanta Falcons
17vs Indianapolis Colts