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John O'Shea

35-Year-Old Defender     Sunderland  Premier

Republic of Ireland

Birthdate:  April 30, 1981    Birthplace:  Waterford, Republic of Ireland    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  157 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


John O'Shea Contract Information:

Signed a six-year contract with Sunderland in July of 2011.

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2015 Proj. Sunderland 3329 1 0 8 1 1158 0 3 50 13

May 11, 2016    John O'Shea News

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O'Shea had a clean sheet and a foul in 12 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 3-0 win over Everton.

While O'Shea gets a nice chunk of fantasy points with the clean sheet, he hasn't been able to make enough of an impact on the team to warrant a starting position, thus, he doesn't have much of a fantasy upside off the bench.

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John O'Shea: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 5, 2016

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O'Shea (calf) was introduced in stoppage time of Saturday's 1-1 draw to Southampton ending the game with one clearance.

While O'Shea's return brings a lot of experience and depth to the Black Cats' squad in the crucial final stages of the season, he does't bring a lot of fantasy value in most formats having no goals or assists and being a member of one of the teams with the worst defenses in the league.

March 2, 2016

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O'Shea was removed from Tuesday's match against Crystal Palace because of a calf injury, according to

March 1, 2016

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Younes Kaboul came on for O'Shea, his first appearance since December, and it's likely Kaboul will start while O'Shea is out.

January 13, 2016

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O'Shea (calf) is starting Wednesday against Swansea.

While the return to fitness is certainly a plus, Sunderland have been so poor defensively this season that it's tough to make a strong case for O'Shea's inclusion on many fantasy rosters.

January 12, 2016

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O'Shea (calf) is a late fitness test for Wednesday's match at Swansea City.

O'Shea injured his calf during the festive period and was withdrawn on 65 minutes against Arsenal over the weekend. The captain has featured in 14 Premier League matches and has shown himself to be one of the few dependable pieces in Sunderland's back line.

November 23, 2015

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O'Shea (hamstring) is starting Monday against Crystal Palace.

O'Shea missed Sunderland's match before the international break due to the injury, but he returned to full training in the past few days and was cleared to play. Palace have been a bit up-and-down defensively this season, though they'll be led by former Black Cat Connor Wickham on Monday.

November 7, 2015

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O'Shea is out for Saturday's game against Southampton because of a hamstring injury.

O'Shea was reportedly fit to play as of Friday, but he apparently suffered a setback with the issue that will now hold him out until after the international break.