TE James OShaughnessy - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-4, 245||Born: 1-14-1992||College: Illinois State||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2015|
Week 14: at Tennessee Titans
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Last week, Cody Kessler saw his first start at quarterback for the Jaguars in place of the benched Blake Bortles. It was a very uneventful game for Kessler, who basically kept the offense moving with short low-risk passes in what was a very low-scoring affair. Kessler completed 75 percent of his passes and committed no turnovers, which was a refreshing stat for an offense ranking tied for third in giveaways leading into last week. Kessler did still get sacked three times with pressure coming at him on the majority of his dropbacks as the struggles of the Jaguars offensive line continued. This poor offensive line play will certainly hamper Kessler's ability to even try pushing the ball downfield to his receivers, such as speedster Dede Westbrook who has managed only a few big plays this season to showcase his abilities. It has been three weeks since a Jaguars receiver or running back has surpassed 50 receiving yards in what should continue to be a very low volume passing attack--especially with Fournette returning, who should see the majority of the touches in this offense. The Titans passing defense ranks among the best in the league in passing yards per game allowed, but that is a tremendously false indicator as this unit has played inconsistently and benefitted from soft matchups throughout the season. The secondary has been their Achilles heel at times, giving up the 10th most fantasy point per game (PPR scoring) to opposing wide receivers. Cornerback Malcolm Butler has been widely noted as a key weak link in this Titans secondary throughout the season, but he had what may have been his best game of the year last week as Butler looked spectacular in coverage while nabbing a game-ending interception. Granted, he was facing far from elite talent on the Jets offense, but this week is not much different with what may be an equally or worse crop of receivers being rolled out by the Jaguars with Cody Kessler under center. Cornerbacks Adoree' Jackson and Logan Ryan have not shown to be as vulnerable as Butler throughout the year, but they also have failed to consistently win their matchups on a weekly basis. The defensive line will play a big part in how effective the Titans should be on defense this week, as they have played well overall this season and should be proficient enough to win in the trenches against what is a very subpar Jaguars offensive line receiving the worst grade in the league in pass protection according to Matt Bitonti of Footballguys.
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 14 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)
O'Shaughnessy couldn't secure a downfield catch early that would have gotten the Jaguars into Titans territory. He added a few harmless short gains, but that was his most significant play of the night.
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.
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|14||@ Tennessee Titans|
|15||vs Washington Redskins|
|16||@ Miami Dolphins|
|17||@ Houston Texans|