Khalil Shakir

Khalil Shakir

24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Buffalo Bills
Questionable
Injury Lower Body
Est. Return 8/10/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Shakir looked like a steal in Round 5 of the 2022 Draft, coming out of Boise State after averaging more than 62 yards per game in three straight seasons. He's neither physically dominant nor lacking, having run a 4.43 40 at 6-0, 196, with mediocre marks for jumps and agility drills at the 2022 Combine. Shakir was the Bills' fourth or fifth WR as a rookie and into his second season, finally getting a bigger opportunity in the second half of 2023 after the Bills got next to nothing from Deonte Harty/Trent Sherfield and had TE Dawson Knox miss a month due to a wrist injury. While he never drew more than six targets in a single game, Shakir hauled in 39 of his 45 chances during the regular season, finishing with 611 yards (13.6 YPT) and two TDs. He then got more snaps in the playoffs with Gabe Davis absent, capitalizing to the tune of 10-75-2 on 12 targets across two games. Now Davis is gone, as is Stefon Diggs, though the Bills brought in Curtis Samuel and second-round pick Keon Coleman to make sure the burden doesn't totally fall on Shakir. That's probably smart, considering enthusiasm over Shakir's massive per-target production in 2023 is largely tempered by his extremely low rate of targets per route run (13.3 percent). The rate figures to rise with Diggs out of the picture, but Samuel, Coleman and (especially) TE Dalton Kincaid also have arguments to be the team target leader. Shakir is much more likely to settle in as a solid second/third WR than he is to truly break out. Read Past Outlooks
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#155.79
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $4.01 million contract with the Bills in May of 2022.
Expects to be full go for camp
WRBuffalo Bills
Lower Body
June 13, 2024
Shakir (lower body) said at Thursday's final minicamp practice that he expects to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp in late July, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
ANALYSIS
Shakir limped off the field with an apparent lower-body injury Tuesday, and while he hasn't practiced since, there doesn't seem to be substantial concern about his health. The 2022 fifth-round pick logged a strong end to the 2023 campaign and looks positioned as a key starter in Buffalo's wide receiver corps, which lost Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis but added Curtis Samuel and Keon Coleman, plus depth contributors Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Chase Claypool and Mack Hollins. Shakir is also the Bills' top return man, a role which could prove more fantasy relevant now, due to the NFL's revised kickoff rules.
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How do Khalil Shakir's 2023 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
23.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.67
 
% Team Air Yards
8.5%
 
% Team Targets
8.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
86.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.5
 
% Targeted On Route
13.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.80
 
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#% of Team Snaps

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92473%
68254%
48438%
16813%
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2023 Khalil Shakir Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Khalil Shakir's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.28 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
29.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
Shakir put up a 208-2,878-20 line in four seasons at Boise State and averaged 96.6 YPG his final two years. He then ran a 4.43 40 at 6-0, 196, with solid marks in the other drills, thus looking like a steal as a 2022 fifth-round pick. Shakir nonetheless spent his rookie year at fourth or fifth on the depth chart and finished the regular season with 161 yards, though he went for 3-75-1 in Week 5 when Isaiah McKenzie was injured and later caught five passes for 91 yards in two playoff games. The Bills still have Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis -- plus they spent a first-round pick on TE Dalton Kincaid -- but they let McKenzie walk in free agency and only added two receivers who are arguably best known for their contributions on special teams (Deonte Harty, Trent Sherfield). That leaves Shakir with a nice shot to win a top-three role in a high-powered offense, which is all the more appealing after Davis failed to capitalize on his own breakout opportunity last season. There's a scenario where Shakir gets the second most targets on the team ... and another scenario where he spends most of the year on the bench again.
Somehow Shakir lasted all the way until the fifth round of this year's draft where the Bills selected him 148th overall, which could prove to be a steal for the team. However, the Boise State product starts his pro career in a crowded receiver room that features Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis as the clear-cut top duo, with Jamison Crowder, Isaiah McKenzie and Marquez Stevenson also in the mix. Shakir has the ability to emerge as a capable slot option down the road, but his fantasy impact may be limited out of the gate.
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Exits practice early
WRBuffalo Bills
Lower Body
June 11, 2024
Shakir exited Tuesday's minicamp practice early due to an apparent lower-body issue, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.
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New teammate in WR room
WRBuffalo Bills
April 30, 2024
Shakir gained competition for snaps and targets after the Bills took Keon Coleman out of Florida State with the first pick of the second round Friday.
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Standing continues to improve
WRBuffalo Bills
April 3, 2024
Shakir faces a clearer path to targets in 2024 after the Bills traded Stefon Diggs to the Texans on Wednesday, just a few weeks after Gabe Davis signed as a free agent with the Jaguars.
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Catches team's only receiving TD
WRBuffalo Bills
January 21, 2024
Shakir hauled in seven of nine targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 playoff loss to the Chiefs.
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Returns to game
WRBuffalo Bills
January 21, 2024
Shakir (shoulder) has returned to Sunday's divisional-round game against Kansas City, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Underrated player heading into 2024
WRBuffalo Bills
July 6, 2024
Conor Orr of SI.com lists Shakir as the most underrated player on the Bills heading into 2024.
ANALYSIS
Orr believes that the Bills not replacing Stefon Diggs with a true No. 1 wideout in the offseason was due, in part, to the production of Shakir and tight end Dalton Kincaid last year. Buffalo drafted Keon Coleman in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft and added veteran Curtis Samuel in free agency, but Shakir should carve out a significant role in the offense out of the slot position. In 2023, Shakir caught 86.7 percent of his targets for 611 receiving yards in the regular season, and in two playoff games he caught 11 passes on 13 targets for 75 yards and two touchdowns.
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