Nick O'Leary
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
2018 Fantasy Outlook
In his third year in the NFL, O'Leary caught 22 of 32 targets for a solid catch rate of 68.8 percent, en route to logging 322 receiving yards and two TDs in 15 games. He hasn't proven to be much of a fantasy asset yet, but he is slowly but surely trending in the right direction. With starter Charles Clay back for another season, the Bills' tight end pecking order is pretty much the same as last season, with Clay, O'Leary and Logan Thomas as the top three options heading into summer. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Dolphins in October of 2018.
Works as top tight end in Week 6
TEMiami Dolphins
October 15, 2018
O'Leary started at tight end Sunday and finished with four receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown on four targets in the Dolphins' 31-28 overtime victory over the Bears. He played 52 of a possible 78 offensive snaps (67 percent) in the contest.
ANALYSIS
Rookie Mike Gesicki had started the previous two games while A.J. Derby (foot) was out, but it was O'Leary who got the most work at tight end while Derby was sidelined for another contest. Though Derby seems to be nearing a return to game action after returning to practice last week, O'Leary's performance may have been enough to solidify himself as the top option at the position for the time being. While he worked ahead of Gesicki primarily for his superiority as a blocker, O'Leary showed some impressive pass-catching chops as well in just his second appearance with Miami. O'Leary's fantasy upside is fairly low in a Dolphins passing attack that spreads the ball around, but if he can continue to consistently earn around four targets in future games, he'll have some value in deeper leagues.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    80
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    6
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
375
183
2017
549
77
2018
80
6
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other TEs)

Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   252 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.93 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.50 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.40 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   29.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   31 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   110 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   21 reps
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Miami Dolphins Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
When starting TE Charles Clay rests his knee, O'Leary runs with the first team. That pretty much sums up everything you need to know about his prospects for 2017.
After seeing the field for very limited action as a rookie, O'Leary heads into his second season with something to prove. The former John Mackey Award winner showed a lot of promise as a collegian, and could get more of an opportunity as the backup to Charles Clay in 2016.
O'Leary was selected by the Bills in the sixth round of this year’s draft after winning last season's John Mackey Award as college football's most outstanding tight end. Playing in a pro-style system at Florida State, O'Leary registered 48 catches for 618 yards and six touchdowns in his senior campaign. Although he's not considered a great athlete, O'Leary’s ability to line up in the backfield or at a traditional tight end position makes him an interesting prospect. To be clear, offseason signing Charles Clay will certainly be the Bills' starting tight end this season, but the reliable O'Leary could push Chris Gragg or MarQueis Gray for snaps as the season unfolds. Little known fact: O'Leary is the grandson of golfer Jack Nicklaus. UPDATE: O'Leary was cut by the Bills in September.
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Jumps to active roster
TEMiami Dolphins
October 5, 2018
O'Leary was promoted to the Dolphins' active roster Friday.
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Joins Miami's practice squad
TEFree Agent
September 20, 2018
O'Leary signed with the Dolphins' practice squad Thursday, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Doesn't survive roster cut
TEFree Agent
September 1, 2018
O'Leary was part of Saturday's roster cutdown, John Murphy of the Bills' official site reports.
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Much-needed strong performance
TEBuffalo Bills
August 18, 2018
O'Leary led the Bills with four catches for 70 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown catch, during Friday's preseason win over the Browns. "He made a big play for us. I thought Nate [Peterman] did a good job of finding him," coach Sean McDermott told Mitchell Courtney of the Bills' official site. "Nick is a good football player. He's played a lot of snaps for us, so I was happy to see him reap the benefits of his hard work."
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No. 2 role not a lock
TEBuffalo Bills
August 14, 2018
O'Leary, who's served mostly as the primary backup tight end the last three seasons behind Charles Clay, might be on the roster bubble with new candidates emerging in training camp, Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.
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