James O'Shaughnessy
James O'Shaughnessy
29-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Jacksonville Jaguars
Out
Injury Ankle
Est. Return 10/10/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
O'Shaughnessy had a limited role in 2020 as Jacksonville's secondary tight end but still set career highs with 28 receptions and 262 receiving yards. Chris Manhertz signed with the team as a free agent and should enter camp as the starter, though he has significant limitations in the passing game (12 receptions in 70 career games). Rookie fifth-round pick Luke Farrell also projects to be more of a blocker than receiver. As a result, O'Shaughnessy enters camp with a favorable outlook and could be the Jaguars' top pass-catching tight end, though the team hasn't seen significant production from the position over the past few years. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Jaguars in March of 2021.
Out indefinitely
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
September 20, 2021
O'Shaughnessy was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain Monday and will be out indefinitely, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
ANALYSIS
O'Shaughnessy was operating as the Jaguars' No. 1 tight end to start the season. He caught one pass for 26 yards before leaving Sunday's contest. Chris Manhertz and Luke Farrell are likely to see increased roles while the 29-year-old is sidelined.
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How do James O'Shaughnessy's 2021 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
58.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.94
 
% Team Air Yards
7.0%
 
% Team Targets
10.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.8%
 
Drop Rate
11.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.9
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

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How often does James O'Shaughnessy run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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James O'Shaughnessy
45 routes   9 targets
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2 routes   2 targets
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vs Cardinals
Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
95.9
 
Cornerbacks
81.0
 
Safeties
158.3
 
Linebackers
15.0
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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O'Shaughnessy suffered a torn ACL Week 5 against the Panthers and was lost for the season, interrupting his most productive outing with three catches for 57 yards. He started the first five games and totaled 14 receptions for 153 yards and two scores, which put him on pace for a career year. Tyler Eifert will enter camp as the starter after signing as a free agent, while Tyler Davis battles O'Shaughnessy -- assuming he's healthy -- for the No. 2 spot.
O'Shaughnessy ended up starting nine games for the Jags in 2018 and more than doubled his offensive snap total from the previous season, but he still only managed 24 receptions for 214 yards and zero TDs in 14 overall contests. The 27-year-old seems likely to make the 53-man roster but is poised to serve mostly as a blocker behind Geoff Swaim and rookie Josh Oliver. O'Shaughnessy could see expanded opportunities in training camp since Oliver suffered a hamstring injury early on.
O'Shaughnessy doesn't offer much as a receiver with eight career catches over his first two NFL seasons, but he should be a serviceable blocking tight end in run-heavy formations. From a fantasy perspective, his upside is modest.
An impressive 2015 rookie training camp led many to believe O'Shaughnessy could see significant reps, but it translated to just six grabs for 87 yards in the regular season. He and Demetrius Harris will likely duke it out for the No. 2 tight end job, but that slot generally holds little fantasy value. A successful camp could lead to more two tight-end sets, but it would probably require an injury to Travis Kelce for the Illinois State product to move into the spotlight.
O’Shaughnessy was selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. In his senior season at Illinois State, the young tight end hauled in 29 passes for 544 and nine touchdowns in 12 games. While Travis Kelce remains locked in as the Chiefs’ top tight end heading into 2015, Anthony Fasano’s offseason departure leaves a bit of a void for the the second spot on the depth chart. Demetrius Harris enters training camp as the favorite to win the job, but a strong showing in camp and the preseason could propel O’Shaughnessy into some meaningful regular season snaps.
More Fantasy News
Injures ankle Sunday
TEJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
September 19, 2021
O'Shaughnessy (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Broncos, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL Jacksonville reports.
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Operates as No. 1 tight end
TEJacksonville Jaguars
September 13, 2021
O'Shaughnessy started Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Texans and caught six of eight targets for 48 yards.
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Strong finish to preseason
TEJacksonville Jaguars
August 30, 2021
O'Shaughnessy caught all three of his targets for 27 yards during Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.
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Re-ups in Jacksonville
TEJacksonville Jaguars
March 17, 2021
O'Shaughnessy re-signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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One catch Week 17
TEJacksonville Jaguars
January 4, 2021
O'Shaughnessy caught his lone target for 10 yards during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Colts.
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