Josiah Deguara

Green Bay Packers
Tight End #81
Green Bay Packers
Tight End #81

Josiah Deguara News

Opens in reserve role

Deguara was targeted twice and caught two passes for 28 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Both of Deguara's receptions led to first downs, but they also both came on the Packers' final drive with backup quarterback Jordan Love at the helm. Deguara had a chance to open the season in a more prominent role with fellow tight end Robert Tonyan recovering from a knee injury, but with Tonyan not only taking the field but starting in Week 1, expect Deguara to continue working as a reserve.

Sep 12, 2022 10:25 AM EST


Shut out Thursday night

Deguara was targeted once but did not catch a pass in Friday's exhibition matchup with the Chiefs.

Analysis: Deguara did not do much during the preseason, finishing with totals of six targets, three receptions and 23 yards. His versatility could help get him on the field when the regular season gets underway, but he may not get enough looks to make a fantasy impact, particularly with fellow tight end Robert Tonyan (knee) likely being ready to go early in the season, if not Week 1.

Aug 25, 2022 11:53 PM EST



Fills several roles in scrimmage

Deguara led Packers tight ends in first-team reps during Green Bay's Family Night event Friday, according to acmepackingcompany.com.

Analysis: Deguara lined up as a tight end on only five plays Friday night, but be it in the backfield or in the slot, he was on the field for 10 others. When it was all said and done, only two Packers skill players -- and no one listed as a tight end -- racked up more snaps. Deguara started getting more involved later in his second season, and unless fellow tight end Robert Tonyan (knee) makes rapid progress in the weeks ahead, Deguara seems poised to be the Packers' top option at his position in Week 1.

Aug 7, 2022 9:10 AM EST


Finishes season as starter

Deguara was targeted 33 times and caught 25 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns over 16 appearances in the 2021 season.

Analysis: Deguara played a bit role early in the season, but he moved up the depth chart when fellow tight end Robert Tonyan suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 8 and finished the campaign as the Packers' top tight end. He did not do a whole lot outside of two long scores, but he was taken in the third round just two years ago, so he's going to get more opportunities in 2022. Just how many remains to be seen, as Tonyan will be a free agent this offseason.

Feb 3, 2022 8:34 AM EST


Gets loose late in loss

Deguara was targeted four times and caught three passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-30 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Deguara did nearly all his damage on a 62-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest, but when it was all said and done he tied his career high for catches in a game and set a new career best in the receiving yards department. He led Packers tight ends in snaps six times over the team's last seven games and will head into the postseason as the team's top option at his position.

Jan 10, 2022 9:25 AM EST



Does little in third straight

Deguara was targeted three times and caught two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's 37-10 victory over the Vikings.

Analysis: Deguara would have had a much better night had he hauled in an Aaron Rodgers pass into the end zone on the Packers' first drive, but alas, he failed to hit even the 20-yard mark for the third straight game. Deguara remains the most-appealing fantasy option among Green Bay's tight ends, but with him producing minimally and the Packers having already sewn up the top seed in the NFC, there are likely better options to go with in Week 18.

Jan 3, 2022 9:20 AM EST


Operating as top tight end

Deguara was targeted three times and caught two passes for five yards in the Packers' 24-22 victory over the Browns in Week 16.

Analysis: Deguara played at least 55 percent of the snaps for a third week in a row, and for the first time in his career was the only Packers tight end to spend more than half the offensive plays on the field. While those numbers seemingly point to him being the Packers' top tight end, they have not translated into any meaningful production, as he has recorded just eight receptions for 65 yards in the three games the Packers have played since their Week 13 bye. Deguara should again spend ample time on the field in the Packers' Week 17 matchup with the Vikings, and although his recent numbers don't inspire much confidence, he should have a chance to find paydirt against an opponent that allowed tight ends to rack up five scores over its last six games.

Dec 27, 2021 8:09 AM EST


Little impact in win

Deguara was targeted five times and caught three passes for 16 yards in Sunday's 31-30 victory over the Ravens.

Analysis: While the five targets were a career high for Deguara, he was unable to do much with them, and he finished with no more than 16 yards for the fourth time in the six games the Packers have played since losing starting tight end Robert Tonyan (knee). Deguara did play more than 50 percent of the snaps for the second week in a row, and he will have the matchup in his favor in Week 16 against the Browns. However, his game log suggests he will be tough to trust in that contest.

Dec 20, 2021 7:40 AM EST


Sets career highs in two categories

Deguara was targeted three times and caught three passes for 44 yards in Sunday's 45-30 victory over the Bears.

Analysis: The 44 yards were a career best for Deguara, as were the 37 snaps he played in Sunday's contest. He has not stamped himself as the Packers' top tight end, as teammate Marcedes Lewis racked up more yards and receptions in Week 14 and played just one fewer snap. However, Deguara has at least done enough to put himself on the radar for Weeks 15 and 16, when the Packers will take on Ravens and Browns defenses that have been below-average this season against opposing tight ends.

Dec 13, 2021 10:35 AM EST


Two receptions in fifth straight

Deguara was targeted four times and caught two passes for 13 yards in Sunday's 36-28 victory over the Rams.

Analysis: The Packers activated four tight ends for Sunday's contest, and although Deguara was not one of the two credited with a start, he still wound up leading all of them in snaps, targets and receiving yards and caught two passes for the fifth straight game. Deguara has established himself as the top fantasy option among Green Bay's active tight ends, but he also averaged just a 44 percent snap share over the past two weeks and has not caught more than two passes in any contest. As such, fantasy players should not feel obligated to hang onto him through the Packers' Week 13 bye.

Nov 29, 2021 8:15 AM EST


Tallies first career touchdown

Deguara was targeted twice and caught two passes for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Deguara only got a couple opportunities to make a play Sunday, but he capitalized on the biggest one, hauling in a 25-yard pass into the end zone to bring the Packers within six points late in the second quarter. Deguara has just 10 receptions this season, but the 2020 third-rounder looks like a player on the rise, as he has both caught two passes and has seen his snap-count percentage increase in four straight games. Deguara's 27 snaps Sunday led Packers tight ends and were 10 more than the player who finished second on that list, Marcedes Lewis. Deguara should continue getting chances to contribute, as the Packers' top tight end -- Robert Tonyan (knee) -- will not return this season.

Nov 22, 2021 9:30 AM EST


Plays season-high 25 snaps

Deguara was targeted three times and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's 17-0 victory over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Deguara did not provide much help for anyone that threw a dart at him in fantasy contests, but he did play a season-high 25 snaps in Sunday's contest. Deguara's role has expanded some since Robert Tonyan (knee) was lost for the season, and he now has two receptions in three straight games after catching just two passes all season prior to that. It could be tough for him to do much more than that in Week 11, as he will remain behind Marcedes Lewis on the depth chart and will face a Vikings defense that has allowed tight ends to average a measly 2.8 receptions and 30.5 yards over its last six games.

Nov 15, 2021 10:00 AM EST


Hauls in two passes

Deguara was targeted twice and caught two passes for 16 yards in Sunday's 13-7 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Deguara matched the career-high two receptions he recorded in Week 8, but he did not do much for fantasy players who were hoping he would step into a larger role in the absence of fellow tight end Robert Tonyan (knee).

Nov 8, 2021 9:55 AM EST


Career-high two catches Thursday

Deguara hauled in both targets for 20 yards in Thursday's 24-21 win at Arizona.

Analysis: Deguara doubled his catch count on the campaign in the process, and he's likely to earn more work moving forward after Robert Tonyan suffered a torn ACL in the contest. Per Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site, coach Mike LaFleur expects to take a "by-committee" approach at tight end moving forward, and because of the team's TE-heavy scheme Deguara may begin to realize the investment made in him as a third-round pick in the 2020 draft. Aside from Deguara, Green Bay trots out Marcedes Lewis, Dominique Dafney and Tyler Davis at the position.

Oct 29, 2021 3:51 PM EST


Second reception this season

Deguara was targeted once and caught one pass for four yards in Sunday's 24-14 victory over the Bears.

Analysis: Deguara has caught only two passes all season, but that's one more than he caught last year during his rookie campaign, when a torn ACL limited him to just two appearances. Deguara has played at least 20 percent of the snaps in four straight games, but he is operating as the Packers' third tight end behind Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis.

Oct 18, 2021 8:15 AM EST


Returns from bout with concussion

Deguara (concussion) is active for Sunday's game at San Francisco, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Deguara completed the concussion protocol late in the week, while the Packers placed fellow tight end Dominique Dafney (hip) on injured reserve Saturday. With Dafney out for at least three contests, Deguara will join Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis as the team's top three TEs for the foreseeable future. In three career appearances, Deguara has earned just 36 offensive snaps en route to one catch (on two targets) for 12 yards.

Sep 26, 2021 4:09 PM EST


No injury designation

Deguara (concussion) was a full participant in Friday's practice and doesn't have an injury designation heading into Week 3.

Analysis: Deguara didn't play in Week 2 and was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday, but his status took a turn for the better Friday. The 24-year-old shouldn't be on fantasy radars as he has only played five offensive snaps this season, but he may see increased reps in Week 3 if Dominique Dafney (hip) is sidelined.

Sep 24, 2021 1:15 PM EST


Remains limited at practice

Deguara (concussion) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Deguara remained limited as he recovers from the concussion that he sustained Week 1. It's unclear exactly where he stands in his quest through the protocol for head injuries, but he seems destined to enter the weekend with a questionable designation for Sunday's game at San Francisco. Meanwhile, Dominique Dafney (hip) joined Deguara as a limited participant Thursday, leaving just two healthy tight ends (Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis) on the active roster.

Sep 23, 2021 2:51 PM EST


Limited at Wednesday's practice

Deguara (concussion) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Deguara missed Monday's win over the Lions after suffering a concussion in the season opener, but his return to practice Wednesday indicates he's progressing in his recovery. The 24-year-old will need to fully clear the concussion protocol to have a chance of suiting up this weekend at San Francisco.

Sep 22, 2021 6:24 PM EST


Unavailable Monday

Deguara (concussion) is inactive for Monday's game against the Lions, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Deguara was considered doubtful for Monday's contest after sitting out practice all week, so it's not a surprise to see him on the inactive list. Dominique Dafney will serve as Green Bay's No. 3 tight end behind Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis.

Sep 20, 2021 4:12 PM EST


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