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James O'Shaughnessy

Jacksonville Jaguars
Tight End #80
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tight End #80

James O'Shaughnessy News

Strong finish to preseason

O'Shaughnessy caught all three of his targets for 27 yards during Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy played only 13 offensive snaps but was encouragingly a regular target of rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the first quarter. The 29-year-old tight end wasn't targeted in either of the first two exhibition contests, so it was a welcome sight to see some production with the first-team offense. O'Shaughnessy appears to be Jacksonville's top pass-catching tight end but is likely No. 2 on the depth chart, while Chris Manhertz, who signed as a free agent in March, should enter Week 1 versus as the starter, though Manhertz is more of a blocking specialist.

Aug 30, 2021 6:22 AM EST


Re-ups in Jacksonville

O'Shaughnessy re-signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: O'Shaugnessy handled the No. 2 TE role for the Jaguars last season behind Tyler Eifert, averaging 31 snaps per contest and recording a 38-262-0 line across 15 contests. Eifert is now a free agent, but the Jaguars signed TE Chris Manhertz to a two-year, $7.25 million contract Tuesday. O'Shaughnessy looks poised to play second fiddle once again, though the expected addition of QB Trevor Lawrence should elevate the Jaguars' offense as a whole.

Mar 17, 2021 1:34 PM EST



One catch Week 17

O'Shaughnessy caught his lone target for 10 yards during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: The 28-year-old played only five fewer snaps than starter Tyler Eifert, but much like the rest of the season, neither tight end was significantly involved in Jacksonville's passing game. O'Shaughnessy caught 28 of 38 targets for 262 yards and zero touchdowns in 15 games this season as Jacksonville's secondary tight end, and he'll become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

Jan 4, 2021 10:44 AM EST


Two more receptions

O'Shaughnessy caught two of three targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: The 28-year-old played 26 offensive snaps as the secondary tight end and had typical production Sunday. O'Shaughnessy should finish the season in much the same role Week 17 at Indianapolis.

Dec 28, 2020 7:38 PM EST


Catches two passes

O'Shaughnessy caught both targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: The 28-year-old tied and set season highs with four catches for 41 yards on six targets Week 13, but he played a minor role in the passing game again Sunday. O'Shaughnessy should continue to operate as Jacksonville's secondary and won't be on the fantasy radar while in that role.

Dec 14, 2020 12:43 PM EST



Totals 41 yards

O'Shaughnessy caught four of six targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: The 28-year-old had a 24-yard reception on the first play of the game, which nearly equaled his yardage total from the previous three games combined. Mike Glennon delivered 13 targets to the Jaguars' tight ends Sunday, with Tyler Eifert having a team-high six receptions. O'Shaughnessy remains Jacksonville's secondary tight end and doesn't offer much fantasy potential, but he could have a bigger role down the stretch if Glennon continues to rely on his tight ends.

Dec 7, 2020 11:43 AM EST


Catches two passes

O'Shaughnessy caught two of four targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 27-25 loss to Cleveland.

Analysis: The 28-year-old wasn't involved in the passing game until the fourth quarter, when he was targeted four times on the final drive. O'Shaughnessy played 24 of 65 offensive snaps and should remain Jacksonville's secondary tight end as long as Tyler Eifert avoids injury.

Nov 30, 2020 11:51 AM EST


Suiting up Sunday

O'Shaughnessy (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy will return to action after a one-game hiatus. With Tyler Eifert (concussion) also ready to go, O'Shaughnessy figures to operate as the No. 2 tight end once again. He presents limited fantasy value with just 16 receptions for 156 yards and no touchdowns through nine games.

Nov 27, 2020 3:19 PM EST


Won't play Sunday

O'Shaughnessy (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy's knee injury will force him to miss his first game of the season. The backup tight end's absence could provide a slight increase in targets for Tyler Eifert (shoulder).

Nov 20, 2020 9:45 AM EST


Sitting out practice

O'Shaughnessy (knee) didn't suit up in Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury.

Analysis: It's unclear how O'Shaughnessy suffered the injury, as he played at least 40 percent of offensive snaps in all nine games this season, including last week's loss to Green Bay. The fact that the veteran tight end missed practice completely is evidence that the issue could be serious. If he's forced to miss Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, Ben Ellefson would elevate to the team's No. 2 tight end behind Tyler Eifert.

Nov 18, 2020 3:23 PM EST


Garners one target

O'Shaughnessy failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: The 28-year-old was minimally involved in the passing game Sunday, and he was also called for a holding penalty. O'Shaughenssy should continue to work as Jacksonville's No. 2 tight end behind Tyler Eifert, a role which carries little to no fantasy value.

Nov 16, 2020 12:24 AM EST


Returns to secondary role

O'Shaughnessy caught one of two targets for nine yards during Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Analysis: The 28-year-old caught all three of his targets for 32 yards during his Week 7 start, but Tyler Eifert (neck) returned as Jacksonville's top tight end after the bye week. O'Shaughnessy played only five fewer offensive snaps, but Eifert was significantly more involved in the passing game with four catches for 48 yards.

Nov 9, 2020 11:45 AM EST


Three catches in Sunday's start

O'Shaughnessy caught all three of his targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 39-29 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: The tight end tied Laviska Shenault for second on the team in receptions, as the entire Jaguars passing game struggled while Gardner Minshew was under consistent pressure. With Jacksonville headed into its bye, O'Shaughnessy could find himself back in a depth role against the Texans in Week 9 if Tyler Eifert (neck) has enough time to get healthy.

Oct 26, 2020 7:28 AM EST


Will start for injured Eifert

O'Shaughnessy is slated to start at tight end Sunday against the Chargers with Tyler Eifert (neck) ruled out for the contest, John Shipley of SI.com reports.

Analysis: O'Shaughnessy previously took on the brunt of the work at tight end in Jacksonville's loss to Detroit last week, when Eifert aggravated a neck injury that limited him to just five offensive snaps. Following Eifert's departure, O'Shaughnessy proceeded to play 48 of the Jaguars' 64 offensive snaps (75 percent), but he drew just one target on the day. Another hefty workload likely awaits O'Shaughnessy on Sunday, but he may be relegated primarily to a blocking role.

Oct 23, 2020 3:15 PM EST


Fails to catch lone target

O'Shaughnessy failed to catch his only target during Sunday's 34-16 loss to Detroit.

Analysis: Tyler Eifert (neck) exited early due to injury, but O'Shaughnessy had minimal involvement in the passing game despite playing 75 percent of offensive snaps. Even if Eifert is sidelined for an extended period, O'Shaughnessy may not be a viable fantasy option given his inconsistent work in the passing game.

Oct 19, 2020 9:23 AM EST


Secures three receptions

O'Shaughnessy caught all three of his targets for 20 yards during Sunday's 30-14 loss to Houston.

Analysis: The 28-year-old saw a small bump in playing time with Tyler Eifert (neck) exiting during the fourth quarter, but he still played only 33 offensive snaps to Eifert's 46. O'Shaughnessy has played between 40 percent and 51 percent of offensive snaps while catching 12 of 14 targets for 115 yards through five games this season, which leaves him off the fantasy radar.

Oct 12, 2020 12:50 PM EST


Catches one pass

O'Shaughnessy caught one of two targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 33-25 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: The 28-year-old had his longest reception of the season in garbage time to help set up a late field goal, but he otherwise was barely involved in the passing game despite playing 35 offensive snaps. Tyler Eifert caught two of six targets for 22 yards on 46 snaps, but he exited during the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. O'Shaughnessy could have some streaming appeal should Eifert miss any time, though there's hardly any guarantee he'd have a worthwhile role in the aerial attack.

Oct 5, 2020 3:50 PM EST


More involved Week 2

O'Shaughnessy caught all four of his targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: The 28-year-old and starter Tyler Eifert combined for only two targets in the season opener, and they mirrored each other's workload again in Week 2 (three catches for 36 yards), though Eifert also had a touchdown. The pair are splitting playing time early on this season, and unless O'Shaughnessy ends up claiming a significantly larger role he's until to be fantasy relevant.

Sep 20, 2020 9:11 PM EST


Sees one target

O'Shaughnessy failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Colts.

Analysis: The 28-year-old was listed as the team's No. 1 tight end on the first unofficial depth chart of the season, but Tyler Eifert received the start and outsnapped him 28-20 in the opener. Neither player found much involvement in the passing game, as Eifert caught his only target for eight yards. O'Shaughnessy seems unlikely to find consistent production as the secondary tight end in a Jacksonville aerial attack that hasn't delivered emphasized the position in recent years.

Sep 14, 2020 4:31 PM EST


Sits atop depth chart

O'Shaughnessy is listed as Jacksonville's No. 1 tight end on the first depth chart of the season, John Reid of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Tyler Eifert signed as a free agent in the spring and was expected to enter the season as the team's top tight end, but's O'Shaughnessy who receives top billing heading into Week 1. The 28-year-old caught 14 of 20 targets for 153 yards and two touchdowns before suffering a torn ACL during Week 5. O'Shaughnessy was activated from the PUP list in mid-August and appears fully healthy, and he's apparently continued to build on his rapport with QB Gardner Minshew.

Sep 7, 2020 9:23 PM EST


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