TE Geoff Swaim - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-4, 250||Born: 9-16-1993||College: Texas||Drafted: Round 7, pick 2015|
2019 Week 6 vs NO (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Swaim caught one pass for five yards in the teams No. TE role following James O'Shaughnessy going down with an ACL injury in Week 5. But Swaim found himself also on the injury report by the time Sunday's game was over after Demario Davis hit him with his shoulder when he attempted to catch a pass over the middle of the field. Swaim was placed in concussion protocol following the hit.
2018 Week 1 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Swaim had a dominant snap count against the Panthers in Week 1. Swaim was the primary run-blocker of Dallas' tight ends and added three catches. The most encouraging sign was Swaim being featured on a tight end screen, which was well blocked and Swaim showed some burst for more than 10 yards. Without prominent red zone wide receivers on the roster, Swaim is poised to have a role near the end zone in future weeks with more productive offensive showings.
2018 Week 3 vs SEA (7 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
After two sluggish games to start the season Swaim logged a solid game against the Seahawks. Swaim led the wide receivers and tight ends in targets and performed well in the short and intermediate areas of the field. Swaim broke a tackle on a deep out reception for his best gain on the day and churned out yards after the catch on another reception. While not seeing any touchdown opportunities this week, Swaim is emerging into a consistent option for Dak Prescott, alongside Cole Beasley, on a struggling Dallas passing game.
2018 Week 4 vs DET (5 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)
Swaim is developing chemistry with Dak Prescott, logging a second straight quality performance. Swaim saw two of his receptions off play-action, the first breaking wide open for 30 yards and plenty of after-the-catch yardage. At the goal line, Swaim was again wide open after a hard play-action fake for his first touchdown of the season. Swaim had an opportunity later in the game for another touchdown, but dropped a target in the end zone. With minimal pressure from the rest of the depth chart, Swaim is seeing high-level snaps and progressing in his passing game role, especially near the end zone.
2018 Week 5 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)
Swaim was underutilized against Houston, seeing a mere three targets will being the most successful option for Dallas' struggling passing game. Swaim gained more than 30 yards on a well-designed screen pass early in the game, showing quality speed for a big tight end. Swaim's other two receptions were impressive, stretching down on a low target to convert a much needed third down and corralling another low pass on the other. Swaim has shown red zone and open field ability over the last two games and with the rest of the Dallas passing game struggling, Swaim has a strong case for a rise in usage going forward.
2018 Week 6 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Swaim saw only two targets against the Jaguars but caught both opportunities. Swaim came wide open on a deep out route and absorbed a big hit on a quick out, holding on for a 10-yard gain. Swaim has dominated snaps as the starting tight end, but his receiving production has been middling despite looking good on his opportunities.
2018 Week 7 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
While Swaim has arguably been Dallas' most efficient receiver through seven weeks, there has been a ceiling to his passing game involvement. This week against Washington saw Swaim catch all three of his targets, including a run-and-catch infused dump-off reception for more than 15 yards. Swaim was injured on the play and did not return. With the bye week up next, Swaim has additional time to heal before Dallas' Week 9 matchup against Tennessee.
2018 Week 10 vs PHI (3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Swaim was back in the lineup after missing Week 9. Dalton Schultz gained snaps, however, and Swaim had a mere 13 yards with three short receptions. Swaim and Cole Beasley are competing for the same short-range targets and now Schultz squeezes Swaim's upside within the tight end position. Swaim has only one game of more than 50 yards on the season.
2018 Week 11 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)
While five targets is the second-most in any game this season for Swaim, he was largely irrelevant for Dallas. Swaim's routes were clustered close to the line of scrimmage and without any touchdown opportunities. Swaim corralled a third-down conversion, but his other three receptions were short and without significance.