Shaheen caught one of three targets for 22 yards during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Shaheen wrapped his 2020 campaign with three straight one-catch games. In his inaugural season in Miami, the former Chicago tight end appeared in 16 contests, hauling in 12 of 22 targets for 150 yards and three touchdowns. It was the first full 16-game season of Shaheen's career. The 26-year-old's reliable play led to the Dolphins rewarding him with a two-year contract extension worth up to $7.85 million back in October, setting him up to return in a key depth role behind Mike Gesicki come 2021.
Jan 5, 2021 6:53 PM EST
Shaheen secured his only target for three yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Shaheen found himself back in a reserve role with the return of Mike Gesicki, and he's now logged two straight games with just one catch. Though the Dolphins' scheme often looks to tight ends in the red zone, Shaheen's lack of consistency will keep him off the fantasy radar Week 17 in Buffalo.
Dec 27, 2020 1:28 PM EST
Shaheen caught one of two targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: Though Shaheen played 59 percent of offensive snaps with Mike Gesicki (shoulder) sidelined, it was Durham Smythe (five catches for 40 yards) who inherited most of the vacated looks. Both Shaneen and Smythe could handle expanded roles again if Gesicki misses Saturday's upcoming tilt against the Raiders.
Dec 21, 2020 1:54 PM EST
Shaheen and Durham Smythe are likely to have expanded roles in the Dolphins' game plan Sunday against the Patriots with top tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder) inactive for the contest.
Analysis: Both Shaheen and Smythe have fallen anywhere in between playing 35 and 60 of the offensive snaps in each the Dolphins' past three games, so the team will likely take a timeshare approach to tight end rather than either being a one-to-one replacement for Gesicki. That said, Shaheen probably profiles as the more interesting fantasy flier of the two, given the bigger-play ability he's shown as a pass catcher. He's averaging 10.3 yards per reception per his career, compared to Smythe's 8.8 YPC mark.
Dec 20, 2020 9:31 AM EST
Shaheen hauled in one of two targets for seven yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Shaheen scored out of the shotgun early in the fourth quarter, but he was utilized as the No. 3 tight end behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe, both of whom had more targets and offensive snaps. It's encouraging to see Shaheen's development continue in Miami, but his usage isn't yet enough to put him on the fantasy radar.
Nov 30, 2020 1:48 PM EST
Shaheen failed to haul in his only target in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Shaheen finished third among Dolphins tight ends with a 39 percent snap share, and for the fifth time this season, he failed to secure a reception. It's worth noting that his one target was on Arizona's two-yard line, and he could get more looks this week against the Chargers if Durham Smythe (concussion) is ruled out.
Nov 10, 2020 1:07 PM EST
Shaheen failed to haul in his only target during Sunday's 28-17 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Shaheen dealt with a shoulder issue leading up to Sunday's game, which may have played a part in his being held off the stat sheet. It's also worth noting that rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa only passed for 93 yards, during a contest dominated by Miami's defense and special-teams units. In any case, Shaheen normally only handles around 33 percent of offensive snaps, making him difficult to trust for fantasy purposes.
Nov 2, 2020 6:04 PM EST
Shaheen (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Despite being a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday coming off a Week 7 bye, Shaheen was able to demonstrate enough progress in his recovery from the shoulder issue for the Dolphins to sign off on him playing. He'll fill his normal role as the Dophins' top blocking tight end, while also offering rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa a sizable target in the red zone (6-foot-7, 257 pounds).
Nov 1, 2020 8:59 AM EST
Shaheen (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's home game against the Rams, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Shaheen logged a trio of limited practice sessions leading up to Sunday's game, so it looks as though he has a fair shot to take the field. If the former Bear were forced to miss any time, however, Durham Smythe would stand to handle the majority of backup reps behind Mike Gesicki.
Oct 30, 2020 9:27 AM EST
Shaheen (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Shaheen, who signed a two-year contract extension worth up to $7.85 million earlier Wednesday, doesn't yet appear to be in serious danger of missing time due to his shoulder injury. The 26-year-old has scored in back-to-back games, and he appears to have clearly usurped Durham Smythe on the tight end depth chart, but he's got a tough matchup against the Rams on deck Week 8.
Oct 28, 2020 1:07 PM EST
Shaheen and the Dolphins agreed Wednesday on a two-year contract extension worth up to $7.85 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: According to Schefter, the extension includes $3.2 million guaranteed. Since acquiring Shaheen from the Bears in July for a conditional seventh-round pick, the Dolphins have been pleased with how the 26-year-old has performed as the top blocking tight end to complement pass-catching specialist Mike Gesicki. Shaheen hasn't played more than 40 percent of the Dolphins' offensive snaps in any contest and isn't expected to see his role expand, but he at least offers a little more upside than the typical in-line tight end. He was a surprise weapon in the passing game in the Dolphins' Week 7 win over the Jets, hauling in all three targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in that contest.
Oct 28, 2020 6:37 AM EST
Shaheen caught all three of his targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.
Analysis: He surprisingly lead the Dolphins in receiving yards on the afternoon as the offense mostly focused on chewing up the clock after taking a 21-0 lead into halftime, and Shaheen also found the end zone for the second straight game. Mike Gesicki, meanwhile, failed to catch either of his two targets Sunday. Shaheen's elite athletic profile made him a second-round pick of the Bears in 2017, but he wasn't able to stay healthy enough to take advantage of it in Chicago. Given his performance the last couple of games, he may cut into Gesicki's snaps and targets further coming out of Miami's Week 7 bye.
Oct 18, 2020 7:50 PM EST
Shaheen hauled in his lone target for a three-yard touchdown Sunday in the Dolphins' 43-17 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: After playing no more than 40 percent of the offensive snaps in the Dolphins' first four games, Shaheen was all the way up to 57 percent Week 5. That was likely a byproduct of the Dolphins' top blocking tight end, Durham Smythe (knee), being sidelined, but Shaheen still took advantage of the extra work by reaching the end zone for the first time in 2020. Even if Smythe misses more time after the Dolphins' Week 6 bye, Shaheen likely won't ascend to fantasy relevance while Mike Gesicki is locked in as the team's top pass-catching tight end.
Oct 13, 2020 12:42 PM EST
Shaheen (foot) was acquired by the Dolphins from the Bears on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The 25-year-old was drafted during the second round by the Bears in 2017, but he's played only 27 games in three seasons and has 26 catches for 249 yards an four touchdowns and missed the final eight games of 2019. Shaheen likely won't be guaranteed a roster spot and should be in competition with Chandler Cox, Michael Roberts and Chris Myarick for a reserve role.
Jul 25, 2020 4:06 PM EST
General manager Ryan Pace said Tuesday that he expects Shaheen (foot) to be on the Bears' roster when training camp starts, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Shaneen will enter the last year of his rookie deal in 2020. The 2017 second-round pick has played in just 27 of a possible 48 contests in his career, during which time he's caught 26 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns. Shaheen missed the last eight games of 2019 on injured reserve, so it will be imperative for him to return to full health for offseason workouts.
Dec 31, 2019 8:07 AM EST
Shaheen (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Analysis: That's now two Bears tight ends on injured reserve, as Shaheen joins Trey Burton (calf) with a season-ending injury. The 2017 second-round pick has been a massive disappointment, playing in just 14 games over the past two seasons while catching only 14 passes for 122 receiving yards and a touchdown during that time span. J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell are the most likely recipients to pick up additional playing time, with Horsted actually scoring a touchdown on his only reception in Thursday's Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions.
Nov 30, 2019 11:14 AM EST
Shaheen (foot) is ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Lions.
Analysis: The Bears will be without both Shaheen and Ben Braunecker (concussion) for this Thanksgiving Day game. J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell will work in as a result. Holtz has played nine games with Chicago this season and averaged a shade under 20 offensive snaps per game, recording two catches for 23 yards, while Horsted and Sowell have suited up for just four games combined.
Nov 27, 2019 11:09 AM EST
Shaheen (foot) was listed as a non-participant in Tuesday's practice.
Analysis: Since being a healthy scratch in Week 10, Shaheen hasn't practiced and is trending toward a fourth straight absence. If he's unable to get onto the field Wednesday, the Bears will likely be led by J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell at tight end with Ben Braunecker (concussion) not expected to play.
Nov 26, 2019 12:55 PM EST
Shaheen (foot) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated injury report.
Analysis: Shaheen was a healthy scratch Week 10 and hasn't practiced in the meantime due to a foot injury. Elsewhere in the tight end room, Trey Burton (calf) is on injured reserve, and Ben Braunecker has been diagnosed with a concussion, leaving J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell as the sole healthy bodies.
Nov 25, 2019 4:27 PM EST
Shaheen (foot) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Analysis: Shaheen didn't practice again this week and will miss his third straight game due to the foot injury. Ben Braunecker is set to serve as the Bears' No. 1 tight end with Trey Burton (calf) on injured reserve.
Nov 22, 2019 11:31 AM EST
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