Nick O'Leary

Nick O'Leary

Tight End #84
Team:Jacksonville
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 252 lb.
College:Florida State
Age:27
Born:August 31, 1992
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 6 (194)
Draft Team:BUF

Nick O'Leary: Gets into end zone

O'Leary secured four of five targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 45-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran tight end notched the Jaguars' only touchdown of the day with a 12-yard scoring grab in the third quarter, his first time crossing the goal line this season. O'Leary now has a pair of four-catch tallies in his three games with Jacksonville, one apiece with Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew at the helm. O'Leary could be an interesting deep-league and DFS punt option in Week 15 versus a vulnerable Raiders defense.

December 8, 2019 7:13 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Catches one pass

O'Leary caught one of four targets for six yards in Sunday's 28-11 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: The 27-year-old received four targets for the second straight game, but he was unable to provide any production with those looks Sunday. O'Leary played 47 offensive snaps and should continue to work as Jacksonville's top tight end until Seth DeValve (oblique) returns, but his fantasy value is likely to remain touchdown dependent.

December 2, 2019 6:53 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Hauls in four passes

O'Leary caught all four targets for 36 yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

Analysis: The 27-year-old signed with Jacksonville last week and led the team's tight ends in snaps with Seth Devalve (oblique) sidelined. The catch total equaled O'Leary's previous season production despite playing seven games with the Dolphins. O'Leary should continue to work as the Jaguars' top pass-catching tight end until Devalve returns, but any significant fantasy production will likely be touchdown dependent.

November 25, 2019 11:09 AM EST

Nick O'Leary: Signs on with Jacksonville

O'Leary agreed to a contract Monday with the Jaguars, the tight end's agency announced via its personal Twitter account.

Analysis: O'Leary has been on the open market for the past three weeks after he was cut by the Dolphins in late October. Before getting waived, O'Leary nabbed only four passes for 37 yards across seven games, but he does have a 22-322-2 stat line -- which came in 15 games with the Bills in 2017 -- on his resume. At the very least, he'll provide Jacksonville with a healthy depth option at tight end after Seth DeValve (oblique) was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Colts and Josh Oliver (back) exited early. Ben Koyack was the last man standing at the position after the game, but he's more of a blocking specialist and is less skilled as a pass catcher than O'Leary.

November 18, 2019 8:42 AM EST

Nick O'Leary: One catch in loss

O'Leary caught his only target for 19 yards during Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: O'Leary played 28 snaps on offense. He's only been targeted twice in three games and appears to be serving as the No. 3 tight end in Miami, behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smith.

September 23, 2019 12:25 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: One target in loss

O'Leary caught his only target for six yards during Sunday's 43-0 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: O'Leary is locked into a role as a blocking tight end who'll receive occasional targets. He lacks a clear path to fantasy value, especially with the Dolphins still working to give Mike Gesicki opportunities to develop.

September 16, 2019 11:16 AM EST

Nick O'Leary: No targets Week 1

O'Leary played 20 snaps on offense without a target during Sunday's 59-10 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: O'Leary split blocking snaps with Durham Smythe behind No.1 tight end Mike Gesicki and is primed to remain in a depth role for the 2019 season. With the Dolphins focused on the future and allowing Gesicki every opportunity to develop, O'Leary remains clearly off the fantasy radar.

September 9, 2019 2:59 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Makes clutch grab

O'Leary caught two of three targets for 35 total yards during Thursday's 22-7 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: The Dolphins hadn't done much of anything on offense entering the second half before Ryan Fitzpatrick dropped a short pass off to O'Leary, who chugged up the sideline for a 30-yard gain, helping set up Miami's first touchdown of the game. O'Leary -- from a pure athleticism perspective -- is going to have trouble beating out Mike Gesicki for the starting job, but he showed the ability at Florida State, and sparingly in the pros, to provide his quarterbacks with a reliable security blanket underneath. Though he's never put up big numbers in the NFL, he figures to be utilized better in an offense scheme adept at using tight ends in mismatch situations.

August 22, 2019 8:52 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Impressing as a receiver

O'Leary has been the Dolphins' most impressive pass-catching tight end in training camp, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: O'Leary is working to carve out a stable role in Miami's tight end room. Dwayne Allen (knee) projects to serve as the unit's foremost blocker, leaving 2018 second-round pick Mike Gesicki as O'Leary's primary competition for targets. The Dolphins appear focused on the future and could give Gesicki the majority of targets for the purpose of developing him, but if O'Leary is able to continue building momentum it's conceivable that he climbs to the top of the depth chart.

August 16, 2019 3:45 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Not targeted in season finale

O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He finishes the season with eight receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown.

Analysis: O'Leary logged the bulk of his offensive stats in Week 6 and Week 7, during which time he caught six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown from quarterback Brock Osweiler. Following the return of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill under center in Week 12, O'Leary was held to one catch for nine yards across seven games. The 26-year-old signed a contract extension with the Dolphins in December and will return to the team in 2019, but it seems likely that he'll be overtaken by Mike Gesicki, and possibly Durham Smythe, this offseason.

January 4, 2019 2:42 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Held without a catch again

O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: O'Leary has now gone three consecutive games without catching a pass. Despite being listed as the No. 1 tight end on Miami's depth chart, O'Leary remains solidly off the fantasy radar.

December 23, 2018 3:24 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Held without a catch again

O'Leary did not catch his only target during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Despite being listed as the No. 1 tight end on the Dolphins' depth chart, O'Leary has been almost invisible in the passing game. With only 14 receiving yards and no touchdowns to speak of across his last seven starts, O'Leary is not worth rostering in most fantasy formats.

December 17, 2018 5:06 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Not targeted Week 14

O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: O'Learly led Miami's tight ends in terms of offensive snaps (24), but did not manage to record a single offensive statistic during Sunday's divisional win. Rookie Mike Gesicki was the only tight end on Miami's roster to be targeted Sunday. With only two receptions for 14 yards under his belt through the last six games, O'Leary will remain off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 15 tilt against the VIkings.

December 10, 2018 9:53 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Reels in only target in win

O'Leary caught his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 21-17 win over the Bills.

Analysis: O'Leary was the only tight end on Miami's roster to catch a pass during the Week 13 win, and he once again recorded more snaps (32) than second-round rookie Mike Gesicki (22). The Dolphins will likely continue to field a rotation of A.J. Derby (foot), Gesicki and O'Leary at the tight end position for the remainder of the season, which severely hampers the fantasy upside of all three players. O'Leary has not seen more than one target in a single game since Week 7.

December 3, 2018 6:18 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Agrees to one-year extension

O'Leary agreed to a one-year extension with the Dolphins on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The extension is worth $1.5 million with $500,000 guaranteed. Primarily considered a run-blocking tight end, O'Leary has seen just eight targets in his first season with the Dolphins, ceding snaps and receptions to the likes of Durham Smythe and Mike Gesicki in recent weeks. Given Gesicki's status as a 2018 second-round pick, it's unlikely O'Leary will unseat the rookie for a starting role next year despite the obvious endorsement that comes with a contract extension.

December 1, 2018 9:24 AM EST

Nick O'Leary: Held catchless in loss

O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: O'Leary is listed as the top tight end on Miami's depth chart, but saw less targets (zero) than either of rookies Mike Gesicki (one) or Durham Smythe (two) in Week 12. The Dolphins could be eager to take a good look at their rookie options before heading into the offseason. O'Leary has seen only one target in his last four games, and remains firmly off the fantasy radar for Sunday's tilt against the Bills.

November 26, 2018 6:03 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: One target in loss

O'Leary brought in his only target for five yards during Sunday's 31-12 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: O'Leary logged a his lowest offensive snap count of the season (21) with A.J. Derby healthy for the first time since Week 3. It appears that O'Leary will split tight end targets down the middle with Derby and Mike Gesicki in Miami's already-limited passing attack, so it's difficult to imagine O'Leary possessing weekly fantasy relevance going forward.

November 12, 2018 2:24 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Silent in Week 9

O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jets.

Analysis: O'Leary has now gone two straight weeks without recording an offensive stat. Despite O'Leary leading Miami in snaps at the tight end position (33) and being listed as the team's No. 1 option, Brock Osweiler's only pass thrown to a tight end in Week 9 went to Mike Gesicki. Since recording four catches, 49 yards and a touchdown in Week 6, O'Leary has failed to put up relevant fantasy numbers.

November 5, 2018 2:54 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Two catches in loss

O'Leary nabbed two of three passes for 23 yards in Miami's 32-21 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: O'Leary logged a larger snap count than fellow tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder), but was outgained by the rookie's 44 receiving yards. As long as A.J. Derby (foot) remains sidelined, expect O'Leary and Gesicki to continue splitting snaps and targets. O'Leary warrants fantasy consideration in deeper leagues heading into Thursday's game against the Texans.

October 22, 2018 2:31 PM EST

Nick O'Leary: Works as top tight end in Week 6

O'Leary started at tight end Sunday and finished with four receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown on four targets in the Dolphins' 31-28 overtime victory over the Bears. He played 52 of a possible 78 offensive snaps (67 percent) in the contest.

Analysis: Rookie Mike Gesicki had started the previous two games while A.J. Derby (foot) was out, but it was O'Leary who got the most work at tight end while Derby was sidelined for another contest. Though Derby seems to be nearing a return to game action after returning to practice last week, O'Leary's performance may have been enough to solidify himself as the top option at the position for the time being. While he worked ahead of Gesicki primarily for his superiority as a blocker, O'Leary showed some impressive pass-catching chops as well in just his second appearance with Miami. O'Leary's fantasy upside is fairly low in a Dolphins passing attack that spreads the ball around, but if he can continue to consistently earn around four targets in future games, he'll have some value in deeper leagues.

October 15, 2018 10:15 AM EST

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