Trent Sherfield

Trent Sherfield

Wide Receiver #10
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 205 lb.
College:None
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Drafted:None / UDFA

Trent Sherfield: Manages four receptions in 2019

Sherfield had four catches (on 13 targets) for 80 yards in 16 contests during the 2019 season.

Analysis: Sherfield was the Cardinals' only outside receiver to suit up for every game but didn't receive a target after Week 10, as he primarily was contained to special teams. In that realm, he totaled eight tackles and a fumble recovery, but such output is moot for fantasy purposes. Under contract for 2020, Sherfield may have difficulty working his way up the depth chart with a trio of wide receivers (Andy Isabella, Keesean Johnson and Hakeem Butler) to develop from Arizona's 2019 draft class.

January 6, 2020 12:40 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Mostly contained to special teams

Sherfield played one snap on offense and 11 special-teams plays during Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Aside from downing a punt in the third quarter, Sherfield didn't make an appearance on the official play-by-play chart. While he's been active for all 12 of the Cardinals' contests this season, he's also put up zeroes in the box score in every outing aside from a four-game stretch Weeks 4 through 7. With offensive snaps difficult to come by, Sherfield's output has therefore been minimal.

December 2, 2019 6:18 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: No production again Week 11

Sherfield played four of 69 offensive snaps and 15 more plays on special teams during Sunday's 36-26 defeat in San Francisco.

Analysis: After posting exactly one catch in four consecutive games between Weeks 4 and 7, Sherfield's role has dried up, as he's failed to reel in any of his four targets in the Cardinals' subsequent four contests. In that same stretch, rookies KeeSean Johnson and Andy Isabella have served as the team's most-used outside receivers. Arizona is on bye Week 12, but when it gets back on the field Sunday, Dec. 1 versus the Rams, Sherfield isn't much of a candidate to contribute.

November 18, 2019 5:58 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Goes long against Atlanta

Sherfield caught his lone target for a 38-yard gain during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Sherfield made his mark during Arizona's first drive when he broke up the sideline and reeled in a Kyler Murray loft for a gain of 38 yards to set up an Arizona field goal. Sherfield has just three catches this season, but he's averaging 25.3 yards per reception. He isn't getting enough targets to be a fantasy factor, but is a threat to go long again Sunday against a Giants defense surrendering a whopping 13.5 yards per catch, 31st in the league.

October 15, 2019 8:54 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Makes most of one catch

Sherfield gathered in his only target for 38 yards during Sunday's 34-33 victory against the Falcons.

Analysis: With Damiere Byrd (hamstring) back in action for the first time since Week 3, Sherfield conceded some of his recent workload to the former, yet he still got 52 percent of the offensive snaps to Byrd's 22 percent. Meanwhile, KeeSean Johnson led Cardinals outside receivers with 81 percent of those plays. Once the group is healthy, the pecking order likely will read Byrd, Johnson and then Sherfield, a reality that would give him little opportunity to contribute on offense.

October 15, 2019 3:42 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Makes another catch

Sherfield recorded one reception (on three targets) for 23 yards during Sunday's 26-23 win at Cincinnati.

Analysis: Sherfield has experienced increased run the past two games with Damiere Byrd out of the lineup due to a hamstring injury. However, Sherfield has been unable to make much of an impact, hauling in exactly one catch in both of those contests. As long as Byrd is sidelined, Sherfield can be expected to log a significant snap count: 84 percent of the snaps on offense Week 4, and 77 percent Sunday. On the other hand, a return from Byrd would force Sherfield back to a special-teams role.

October 7, 2019 12:14 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Posts first catch of season

Sherfield gathered in one of three passes for 15 yards during Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: After being primarily contained to special teams during the first three games of the season, Sherfield got a chance for significant action in place of the injured Damiere Byrd, who didn't play due to a hamstring injury. Sherfield essentially handled Byrd's entire workload -- 53 of 63 snaps on offense -- but production was lacking, with Kyler Murray focusing most of his attention on David Johnson (11 targets), Larry Fitzgerald (five) and Christian Kirk (five). Byrd's health will be one to watch this week, as another absence will keep Sherfield in an elevated role.

September 30, 2019 11:51 AM EST

Trent Sherfield: More work on the docket

Sherfield is on pace for an elevated role with Damiere Byrd (hamstring) unavailable for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Cardinals trot out the top WR trio of Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk and Byrd on most snaps, while KeeSean Johnson (all season) and the recently released Michael Crabtree (Weeks 2 and 3) have filled in when the offense went four-wide. As Byrd's direct backup on the depth chart, Sherfield could take a large swath of his reps, which so far has translated to 92 percent of the offensive plays. In the end, this will be Sherfield's first chance to show what he can do in new coach Kliff Kingsbury's scheme.

September 27, 2019 1:23 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Gets first target of season

Sherfield didn't haul in his only target during Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Kyler Murray directed a pass in Sherfield's direction for the first time this season, but it's not as if the wide receiver has had much of a chance to contribute on offense, with just 12 snaps on that side of the ball through three games. Sherfield's primary offering has come on special teams, as he has two solo tackles as a part of kick coverage units. With the Cardinals moving on from Michael Crabtree on Monday, Sherfield may be one injury away from relevance, but Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Damiere Byrd and KeeSean Johnson nonetheless occupy the top four WR spots at the moment.

September 23, 2019 6:24 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Blanked again Week 2

Sherfield logged four snaps on offense and 16 plays on special teams during Sunday's 23-17 loss at Baltimore.

Analysis: Sherfield maintained his usage from the Week 1, primarily serving on coverage and return units. He also was a distant fifth in offensive snap share behind Larry Fitzgerald (95 percent), Christian Kirk (93), Damiere Byrd (93), KeeSean Johnson (32) and Michael Crabtree (32), the latter of whom was making his Cardinals debut. For the time being, Sherfield remains a special teamer and not much else.

September 16, 2019 12:24 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Zero production Sunday

Sherfield played five of 89 snaps on offense and 22 snaps on special teams during Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Lions.

Analysis: Sherfield notched a TD grab in both of the Cardinals' first two preseason games but went out with a whimper, gathering in just one of four targets in the final two exhibitions. The trend continued into the regular season, as he wasn't targeted at all Week 1 while making two tackles, recovering a fumble and downing a punt on special teams. With Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Damiere Byrd and KeeSean Johnson getting between 96 and 76 percent of the offensive snaps in this contest, Sherfield's six percent share doesn't lend itself too much utility.

September 9, 2019 12:24 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Doesn't impact box score Saturday

Sherfield didn't haul in any of his three targets during Saturday's preseason loss in Minnesota.

Analysis: In the Cardinals' first two exhibitions, Sherfield notched touchdown grabs of 22 and 40 yards, so his lack of production in preseason Week 3 isn't exactly worrisome. More pressing for Sherfield's standing in the receiving corps is Michael Crabtree, who signed with the team last Wednesday but was held out Saturday. It's unclear if Crabtree will enter the starting lineup, but Sherfield doesn't have as many outside looks available as he did prior to the acquisition of Crabtree.

August 26, 2019 11:37 AM EST

Trent Sherfield: Paces pass catchers in win

Sherfield brought in four of five targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' 17-13 preseason win over the Chargers on Thursday.

Analysis: Sherfield checked in as the leader in receptions and receiving yards on either squad for the night, and his 22-yard scoring connection with Brett Hundley just before halftime erased a 7-0 deficit. The second-year wideout beat the odds last season to not only carve out a roster spot, but play in 13 games and generate a 19-210-1 line. Sherfield got his quest to stick for a second straight season off to a strong start, and he'll look to continue producing in next Thursday's preseason tilt against the Raiders.

August 8, 2019 10:35 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Ends season on high note

Sherfield gathered in 19 of 28 passes for 210 yards and one touchdown in 13 appearances during the 2018 season.

Analysis: Prior to a Week 9 bye, the undrafted rookie was active just five times, earning three offensive snaps versus 43 on special teams. However, the Cardinals' receiving corps experienced a number of injuries in the second half of the campaign and turned to Sherfield over the likes of J.J. Nelson and even Chad Williams when the latter was healthy enough to play. Between Weeks 14 and 17, Sherfield took advantage of the loss of Christian Kirk to a broken foot, turning 85 to 94 percent of the offensive snaps in all four games into a 16-177-1 line on 22 targets. At the very least, Sherfield put himself into the conversation for the No. 3 spot at wide receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald (assuming he returns) and Kirk for next year and beyond.

January 2, 2019 11:02 AM EST

Trent Sherfield: Continues impressing in loss

Sherfield brought in all six of his targets for 62 yards in the Cardinals' 31-9 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: The rookie paced the Cardinals in receiving yards and shared the lead in receptions with Larry Fitzgerald in what was another strong late-season effort. Sherfield also generated 5-77 line in Week 14, and he scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 15 versus the Falcons in Week 16. The Vanderbilt product will look to continue surging and enter the offseason with some momentum when Arizona closes out the season against the Seahawks in Week 17.

December 23, 2018 5:57 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Cleared for weekend

Sherfield (ankle) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry a designation into Sunday's game against the Rams, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Chad Williams (hamstring) also advanced to full participation Friday to gain clearance for the weekend, but his return from a six-game absence shouldn't have a huge impact on Sherfield. The Vanderbilt product seems to have firmly established himself as the clear No. 2 wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald, drawing 15 targets over the past three weeks and nabbing nine passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Even if he maintains that level of volume in Week 16, however, Sherfield hardly ranks as a must-play option in fantasy lineups.

December 21, 2018 1:59 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Dealing with ankle injury

Sherfield (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Essentially the last man standing behind Larry Fitzgerald, the 22-year-old undrafted rookie was one of the few bright spots for Arizona in ugly losses the past two weeks, catching eight of 12 targets for 92 yards and his first career touchdown. Assuming the ankle injury isn't too serious, Sherfield should get plenty of run Sunday against the Rams, potentially heading for a third straight week with a snap share above 90 percent.

December 19, 2018 3:28 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Racks up 77 yards

Sherfield reeled in five of his seven targets for 77 yards during Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: An undrafted rookie, Sherfield took full advantage of the void left behind by Christian Kirk (foot), posting career highs across the board. Prior to Sunday's outburst, Sherfield had worked his way into a regular gig, earning between 37 and 54 percent of the offensive snaps in the previous four games. That number increased substantially to nearly 93 percent Week 14, which pushed him to second among Cardinals receivers behind Larry Fitzgerald (96 percent) and well ahead of J.J. Nelson (69) and Jalen Tolliver (12). Sherfield will attempt to keep his name in the presses Sunday in Atlanta, whose defense has given up 8.5 YPT and 19 touchdowns to wide receives in 13 games this season.

December 10, 2018 7:52 PM EST

Trent Sherfield: Makes unexpected appearance Week 10

Sherfield played 39 (of 73) offensive snaps during Sunday's 26-14 loss in Kansas City.

Analysis: The Cardinals were without No. 3 wide receiver Chad Williams (ankle), and instead of turning to J.J. Nelson (20 snaps) or newcomer Kendall Wright (inactive), the coaching staff trusted in Sherfield. Entering Week 10, Sherfield had just three snaps on offense and 43 on special teams in five appearances. Unfortunately, he was unable to parlay the elevated workload into any production. If Williams returns Week 11 against the Raiders, Sherfield likely would revert to the fringes of Arizona's receiving corps.

November 13, 2018 5:11 PM EST

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