28-Year-Old Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Projected as the starting strongside linebacker, Shaughnessy's abilities as a pass rusher should keep him on the field during all three downs. However, his IDP potential doesn't stand out, after two c...
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 4
Matt Shaughnessy Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Cardinals in March of 2014.
Shaughnessy played 30 of 65 defensive snaps in his return to the field Sunday against the Chiefs, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. However, he injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter, according to the Cardinals' official site, and was subsequently listed as limited in Monday's practice.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Shaughnessy is expected to battle for a starting defensive end job for the Raiders after rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder in the offseason.
If Shaughnessy’s playing time were more reliable, he’d probably warrant a higher ranking. He quietly hit double digits for tackles for loss last year, and he totaled 56 tackles (43 solo) and seven sacks despite starting just eight games. If Shaughnessy gets more snaps in 2011, something he has probably earned, he’s worth moving up on cheat sheets. In the meantime, however, the presence of players like Lamarr Houston, Kamerion Wimbley and Trevor Scott make Shaughnessy’s path to the field a bit blurry.
Shaughnessy had four sacks over last season's final nine games after moving into a more prominent role on the defensive line. With a starting spot secure in 2010, Shaughnessy should have little trouble bettering that number in his second season. Still, unless he makes drastic improvements, he's unlikely to be productive enough to be a top IDP option.
Shaughnessy will be a reserve defensive lineman for the Raiders.