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Cecil Shorts

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Houston Texans

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

53

Yds

557

TD

1

Avg

10.5

Tar

110

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 te...

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2015 ADP:  234.07

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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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.

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Shorts has signed a two-year deal with the Texans, ESPN.com 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
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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cecil Shorts – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

741

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Cecil Shorts was on the field for 741 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Cecil Shorts was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 654 2
2013 702 3
2014 741 0
Cecil Shorts 2014 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 Was
2 @Oak
3 @NYG 60 0 5 35 1 10 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 Buf 34 0 2 25 0 4 12.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Dal
6 Ind
7 @Pit
8 @Ten 60 0 3 41 0 8 13.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Phi 53 0 5 40 0 7 8.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Cle
11 Cin 51 0 1 6 0 3 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
12 Ten 62 0 4 35 0 8 8.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 @Jax 67 0 2 3 0 10 1.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Ind 65 0 6 76 0 11 12.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Bal
16 Jax 56 0 5 47 0 10 9.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 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 is meeting with the Texans on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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The 27-year-old Shorts, who has played for the Jaguars for the past four seasons, is coming off a campaign in which he recorded 53 catches for 557 yards and a TD in 13 games. The Texans' interest in the wide receiver makes perfect sense, given the team's lack of proven depth at the position in the wake of the release of Andre Johnson.
Shorts (shoulder) had five catches on a team-high 10 targets for 47 yards, while also throwing a 23-yard touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Texans.

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Shorts (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

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Shorts (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Texans, the Jaguars' official site reports.

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Shorts (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Jaguars' official site reports.

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Shorts caught 2-of-7 targets for 15 yards in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Titans.

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Shorts hauled in six catches for 76 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

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Shorts had two catches for three yards in Sunday's loss to Houston.

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Shorts (illness) finished with four catches for 35 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

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Shorts (flu) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

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Shorts (flu) is probable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

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Shorts (flu) returned to practice Thursday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

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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.