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Cecil Shorts

28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Houston Texans

2015 Receiving Stats

Rec

42

Yds

484

TD

2

Avg

11.5

Tar

75

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

The math doesn't look good for Shorts. The Texans drafted two wideouts in the 2016 draft and return a third round pick from 2015. And with all the changes made on offense, it's not clear how or where ...

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 202   DOB: 12/22/1987  College: Mount Union  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cecil Shorts Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal with the Texans in March of 2015.

June 19, 2016  –  Cecil Shorts News

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Shorts' base salary has been reduced to a non-guaranteed figure of $1.2 million for 2016, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Cecil Shorts NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 23 Jac 10 2 30 1 11 15.0 2.7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 82 0 50 0 0 0
2012 24 Jac 14 55 979 7 105 17.8 9.3 17 5 4 0 0 1 -4 -4.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 25 Jax 13 66 777 3 124 11.8 6.3 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 Jax 13 53 557 1 110 10.5 5.1 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2015 27 Hou 11 42 484 2 75 11.5 6.5 5 1 0 0 0 10 47 4.7 0 0 0 70 0 2 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cecil Shorts Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2011 23 Jac 10 0.9 1.1 1.0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 Jac 14 10.0 13.9 11.9 4 70 12 5 4 0 -0 0 0 0
2013 25 Jax 13 7.4 12.4 9.9 5 60 16 11 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 Jax 13 5.2 9.2 7.2 4 43 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 27 Hou 11 6.4 10.2 8.3 4 44 8 2 1 1 4 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cecil Shorts – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #2 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

567

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Cecil Shorts was on the field for 567 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

23

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Cecil Shorts was on the field for 23 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 702 3
2014 741 0
2015 567 23
Cecil Shorts 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 KC 63 0 4 57 0 8 14.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Car 73 1 6 34 0 12 5.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
3 TB 60 5 6 58 0 9 9.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl 67 6 6 87 1 10 14.5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 40 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5 Ind
6 @Jax 56 2 4 63 0 6 15.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia
8 Ten
9 @Cin 45 0 3 16 0 7 5.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 NYJ 46 0 2 51 0 5 25.5 1 0 4 26 6.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NO 46 0 3 18 1 4 6.0 0 0 3 20 6.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
12 @Buf 47 0 6 91 0 10 15.2 1 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NE 43 6 2 9 0 3 4.5 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Ind 21 3 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ten
16 Jax
17 KC 0 0 1 5 0 3 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Cecil Shorts  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   202 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.07 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.50 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   31.68 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   114 in
POOR
Bench Press:   21 reps
ELITE
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Cecil Shorts: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shorts will have competition for his starting spot in training camp after the Texans drafted a pair of receivers this spring.

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Shorts (hamstring) caught one of three targets for five yards in Saturday's 30-0 loss to Kansas City in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

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Shorts (hamstring) is active for Saturday's wild-card game versus the Chiefs.

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Shorts (hamstring) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Chiefs.

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Shorts (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday.

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Coach Bill O'Brien relayed Monday that Shorts (hamstring) "has a chance" to play in Saturday's playoff game against the Chiefs.

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Shorts (hamstring) is expected to play in Saturday's playoff game against the Chiefs, ESPN.com reports.

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Shorts (hamstring) won't play Sunday against the Jaguars.

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2015

Someone has to finish last, and in the context of per-play efficiency last year, it was Shorts, who managed a meager 5.1 YPT (41st among the NFL's 41 100-target receivers). While Shorts played in a terrible passing attack, his mark was almost a full yard worse than that of No. 40 James Jones (in Oakland), and Jones was nearly half a yard behind No. 39 Andre Johnson. Nonetheless, Shorts signed a two-year deal with the Texans this offseason and should start opposite DeAndre Hopkins and catch passes from the winner of the Brian Hoyer-Ryan Mallett battle. At 6-0, 202, Shorts has just average size, but he ran a brisk 4.35 40 at his Pro Day after a technique adjustment from his poor showing at the Combine. Shorts has flashed big-play ability — five catches of 40-plus in 2012 — but has also had durability issues, missing games in each of his four NFL seasons.

2014

After missing time with concussions in 2012, Shorts dealt with groin and shoulder injuries last year, causing him to miss three games outright and the majority of two others. At 6-0, 202 and with good speed (while he ran a modest 4.59 40 at the NFL Combine, he was timed at 4.35 at his Pro Day after a technique adjustment), Shorts has made his share of big plays when healthy (five catches for 40-plus in 2012). But Shorts is currently rehabbing from December groin surgery, and in the meantime the Jaguars took two receivers, Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson in the second round of this year’s draft. Should Shorts return at 100 percent by training camp as expected, he’d still be the team’s probable top target. But even with Justin Blackmon likely out of the picture, there will be competition for that role, and Shorts will have to improve upon last year’s dismal per-play average (6.3 YPT, 36th) and 10 drops (T. 2nd).

2013

Justin Blackmon may have had the star pedigree and 236-yard game last year, but it was Shorts who had four 100-yard games and was by far the more efficient and reliable receiver. Shorts averaged 17.8 YPC (2nd) and 9.3 YPT (8th) despite playing with arguably the worst quarterbacks in the league east of Arizona. At 6-0, 202, Shorts has decent size and enough speed to beat defenses deep (17 catches for 20-plus, and five for 40-plus on just 105 targets). While his timed speed at the NFL Combine (4.6) was below par, he ran a 4.35 at his Pro Day after adjusting his technique. Shorts also saw a fair number of red-zone targets (16), but that was with the prior coaching regime and with Maurice Jones-Drew injured most of the year, so it might not mean much. Shorts should vie with Blackmon to be the team's top target, but while Blackmon serves his suspension for the first four games, Shorts should have the role all to himself. It's worth noting Shorts suffered two concussions during the latter part of last year and eventually wound up on injured reserve. At press time, he's symptom free, and it shouldn't impact his status, but concussions have a tendency to recur, and every subsequent one adds greater long-term risk, a factor the Jaguars and Shorts would undoubtedly take into account should he suffer another.

2012

Shorts had an outstanding rookie training camp, but the wheels fell off his bus once the regular season began as he tallied two receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown. Despite the abysmal totals, Shorts is expected to make the final 53 as he began to show chemistry with QB Blaine Gabbert down the stretch and is working with a new WR coach in Jerry Sullivan. Even if reports out of training camp indicate Shorts looks ready to make an impact, temper your expectations; with Justin Blackmon, Laurent Robinson and Mike Thomas in the mix at receiver, Shorts may not receive enough opportunity to make a considerable fantasy impact in his sophomore season.

2011

Shorts boasts good receiving fundamentals, but may face a significant learning curve in training camp due to the low level of competition he played against in college. Still, if he shows any sort of potential, the Jags' receiving talent is thin at best, so he will be given every opportunity to succeed. Don't expect him to start out of the gate, but long-term, he could be a decent possession receiver.