Rashid Shaheed

Rashid Shaheed

25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New Orleans Saints
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Shaheed burst onto the scene in 2022 as an undrafted, 24-year-old rookie out of Weber State, with a slew of splash plays and impressive kick returns in the first half of the season eventually landing him a larger role in the Saints offense over the final six weeks. He caught 22 of 26 targets for 377 yards (14.5 YPT) and a TD in that six-week stretch, doing more than enough to enter 2023 as the No. 3 receiver behind Chris Olave and Michael Thomas. Unfortunately for fantasy managers, Shaheed's role didn't change much when Thomas went down with a season-ending ankle injury. He still played 50-75 percent of snaps most weeks, and was pure boom/bust with the five games in which he scored touchdowns also producing his five best yardage totals for the year. While there was inevitable regression from his near-impossible 2022 efficiency, Shaheed caught 61.3 percent of his targets for 15.3 yards per catch and a still-impressive 9.6 YPT. Less impressive was his target rate, with Shaheed's 16.9 percent (75 targets on 444 routes) ranking 65th out of the 115 WRs with 200 or more routes. The Saints moved on from Thomas this offseason and didn't have cap space for big free-agent additions, so there is some chance Shaheed takes another step forward in terms of target rate/share, even if the more likely outcome is that he remains a medium-volume deep threat whose strong work as a kick and punt returner makes him more valuable to the Saints than to fantasy teams. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a one-year, $985,000 contract with the Saints in March of 2024.
Set up nicely for WR2 role
WRNew Orleans Saints
April 29, 2024
Shaheed is in an excellent position for a starting job after the Saints waited until the fifth round of the 2024 NFL Draft to select a wide receiver, taking Bub Means at No. 170 overall.
ANALYSIS
Shaheed worked his way into a starting role as an undrafted rookie in the second half of 2022, and he then entered 2023 as the Saints' No. 3 receiver behind Chris Olave and Michael Thomas. While Thomas missed the final seven games of last season with an injury, Shaheed dealt with an injury of his own during that stretch and never really progressed to a full starter's workload. With Thomas gone and not replaced, Shaheed is in better position than ever before to pile up snaps/routes/targets, though his value on special teams as both a kick and punt returner could offer part of the explanation for New Orleans limiting his workload on offense even when the other WR options have been lacking. A.T. Perry and Cedrick Wilson look like the top candidates for wideout snaps after Olave and Shaheed this year.
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How do Rashid Shaheed'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
73.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.89
 
% Team Air Yards
23.4%
 
% Team Targets
13.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
61.3%
 
Drop Rate
1.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.5
 
% Targeted On Route
16.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.62
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Shaheed didn't need long to prove that he should've been drafted last spring, though it's understandable he wasn't picked given that he played at FCS Weber State -- the only school that offered him a football scholarship rather than one for track -- and turned 24 shortly before Week 1 of his rookie year. He debuted Week 7, primarily functioning as a return man but also scoring a 44-yard rushing TD and 53-yard receiving TD within his first two games. It wasn't until Week 11 that Shaheed played more than 15 offensive snaps; by Week 13 he had jumped into the starting lineup. Over his final five games, all starts, he averaged 4.0 catches for 64.8 yards and 0.2 TDs on 4.6 targets (20-324-1 on 23 looks). That efficiency lands on the extreme end of unsustainable, but it also gives Shaheed a case for more playing time this season, even in an offense that has 2022 first-round pick Chris Olave (who topped 1,000 yards as a rookie) and hopes to get 30-year-old Michael Thomas back from toe surgery. The Saints don't have a target-hogging tight end and figure to get better QB play from free-agent acquisition Derek Carr than Andy Dalton provided last year, so Shaheed could put up decent numbers as the second or third receiver without repeating the absurd 2022 efficiency.
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Under contract for 2024
WRNew Orleans Saints
March 10, 2024
The Saints recently tendered Shaheed a one-year, $985,000 contract, Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Records TD in season finale
WRNew Orleans Saints
January 7, 2024
Shaheed brought in three of four targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 48-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also returned two punts for 18 yards.
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Quiet outing in divisional win
WRNew Orleans Saints
December 31, 2023
Shaheed reeled in two of three targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 23-13 win against Tampa Bay.
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Scores TD in Week 16 loss
WRNew Orleans Saints
December 21, 2023
Shaheed secured five of nine targets for 70 yards and a touchdown and rushed once for four yards in the Saints' 30-22 loss to the Rams on Thursday night.
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Three catches in return
WRNew Orleans Saints
December 17, 2023
Shaheed (thigh) caught three of four targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Giants.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Larger role with Thomas gone?
WRNew Orleans Saints
May 19, 2024
Shaheed is in position to thrive under new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak following the offseason departure of fellow wide receiver Michael Thomas, per Bradley Locker of Pro Football Focus.
ANALYSIS
Shaheed was an All-Pro return man on special teams in 2023 and also excelled on deep balls, but Locker believes Kubiak will try to expand the speedster's route tree and utilize Shaheed more over the middle to replace the possession skills of Thomas. Shaheed's target total climbed from 34 as a rookie in 2022 to 75 in 2023, and he's in position to see another bump in 2024 since the Saints lack established alternatives at wide receiver behind Chris Olave.
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