TE James O'Shaughnessy - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-4, 245||Born: 1-14-1992||College: Illinois State||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2015|
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
2015 Week 2 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 54 / 0 rec)
O'Shaughnessy caught both of his targets for 54 yards against the Broncos, the longest of which was for 30 yards. The rookie tight end was very highly-regarded by the Chiefs throughout the preseason and the thinking was that he could be part of two tight end sets in addition to blocking duty. He has great size and could be an intriguing red zone target for Alex Smith in the future, but for now should remain on the waiver wire.
2015 Week 6 vs MIN (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
O'Shaughnessy received three targets on Sunday, hauling in two of them for 23 yards. The rookie now stands at five catches for 85 yards this season. He has not been much of factor thus far, but could see a little more involvement as the Chiefs attempt to figure out their offensive identity with the loss of Jamaal Charles for the year. Add in a concussion to Jeremy Maclin this past week and some more targets could be opening up for Chiefs wide receivers and tight ends. O'Shaughnessy can be safely left on the waiver wire but is a name to keep in mind if the Chiefs start employing more two tight end sets and/or disaster strikes with Travis Kelce.