The Dolphins are signing Sherfield to a one-year contract Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Sherfield reunites with coach Mike McDaniel in Miami, so it seems likely that he will reprise a similar role to the one he handled in San Francisco. Of course, with three straight seasons of under 100 receiving yards under his belt, Sherfield remains off the fantasy radar even with a new team. He stands to handle a depth role and contribute on special teams in the 2022 season.
Mar 17, 2022 6:30 AM EST
Sherfield caught his lone target for 13 yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Sherfield was limited to just 10 offensive snaps (14 percent), which was in line with how he was being used all season. The 25-year-old only had one game (Week 13 vs. SEA) where he received more than 50 percent of the offensive snaps. Sherfield showed some promise in the preseason, building a rapport with rookie quarterback, Trey Lance, so there is a chance the 49ers elect to re-sign the unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Jan 10, 2022 11:17 AM EST
Sherfield caught one of two targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 23-7 win over Houston.
Analysis: Sherfield was on the field for eight offensive snaps (13 percent), which is in line with the amount of playing time he has been receiving at No. 4 on the depth chart. The 25-year-old got his first catch and multi-target game since Week 13, and it was no coincidence that Trey Lance was under center. The two young players showed some rapport during the preseason, when they connected on two long plays from scrimmage. It is unclear whether Lance will get another start or if Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) will heal before next week's tilt against the Rams, but Sherfield won't see enough playing time to make a fantasy impact, even if one quarterback prefers him over the other.
Jan 3, 2022 11:55 AM EST
Sherfield logged five offensive snaps (nine percent) and did not record a catch on his lone target in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Falcons.
Analysis: Jauan Jennings (3-28-1) maintained his role as the 49ers' third wideout on the depth chart, keeping Sherfield buried in his recent role as the fourth wideout and special teams contributor. The 25-year-old has just seven receptions through 14 games this season, so he won't garner fantasy attention heading into a Week 16 matchup against the Titans.
Dec 20, 2021 11:47 AM EST
Sherfield played 13 snaps on offense Sunday, but did not receive a target in a 26-23 overtime win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Deebo Samuel (groin) returned from injury this week, pushing Sherfield back down to fourth on the receiving pecking order behind Jauan Jennings (three catches for 46 yards). The 24-year-old did recover a fumble on the special teams unit, a role he is likely to continue filling in the current wideout configuration. Sherfield would need multiple key position players to be ruled out before having any sort of fantasy value heading into next Sunday's matchup against Atlanta.
Dec 13, 2021 1:50 PM EST
Sherfield had two receptions (five targets) for 16 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to Seattle.
Analysis: Deebo Samuel (groin) was forced to sit this one out, so Sherfield jumped into the starting lineup alongside Brandon Aiyuk. The 25-year-old filled in for Samuel in the fourth quarter of last week's contest, so it wasn't shocking to see the wideout take on the starter's snaps (98 percent of offensive snaps). Sherfield saw a season-high five targets, but was understandably unable to replicate the star's production who he was replacing. Samuel was initially expected to miss one to two weeks, so he could return as soon as this Sunday's matchup against the Bengals. If he is unable to go, Sherfield figures to fill in again, providing only deep-league value in that scenario.
Dec 6, 2021 12:26 PM EST
Sherfield was on the field for 20 offensive snaps (27 percent) and caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 34-26 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Sherfield has spent most of the season on the special teams unit, but he was elevated into three-receiver sets in the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest after Deebo Samuel (groin) was forced out of the game. While the latter's injury doesn't appear to be serious, his status for next week's matchup against the Seahawks is in serious question. If Samuel does miss the contest, Sherfield might find himself taking on some of the star wideout's usage. The 25-year-old was seen running some of Deebo's usual backfield misdirections and jet sweep motions Sunday, so it wouldn't be surprising if he takes on a larger role offensively against Seattle. Still, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle figure to take on most of Samuel's production for any time he misses, with Sherfield and Jauan Jennings getting bumps in value for deep formats.
Nov 29, 2021 11:48 AM EST
Sherfield saw 13 of his 15 snaps come on special teams Sunday. He did not receive a target in a 30-28 loss to the Packers.
Analysis: Sherfield has seen his role reduced incrementally over the first three games of the season, which has coincided with starter Brandon Aiyuk's steady increase in playing time. The 25-year-old has performed well in his limited role (three receptions, 32 yards and a touchdown), so his reversion to fourth on the depth chart has more to do with the coaching staff restoring faith in Aiyuk, as opposed to Sherfield doing anything to lose his minor role. For now, Sherfield won't carry any fantasy value into Week 4 against Seattle. However, he has shown he can produce over the course of the preseason/early regular season, so he could gain fantasy value if one of the starters goes down to injury at some point this season.
Sep 27, 2021 3:20 PM EST
Sherfield had one reception (three targets) for nine yards in Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles.
Analysis: Sherfield had a strong debut with San Francisco last week, and he was rewarded with a bump up to third on the depth chart (34 percent of offensive snaps). The 25-year-old showed some promise during the preseason, so he is a name that could surface in the future if a larger role on offense opens up. Currently, Sherfield won't see the kind of volume necessary for most fantasy managers to rely on.
Sep 20, 2021 3:46 PM EST
Sherfield had two receptions (three targets) for 23 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-33 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Sherfield had strong debut with his new club, making a crisp zag route from five yards out before rookie Trey Lance dialed him up for the score. It was fitting that the touchdown came from the arm of Lance, as the two players showed a strong rapport during the preseason, connecting on two plays of 40-plus yards. Sherfield took advantage of Brandon Aiyuk's (hamstring) limited availability, logging one extra offensive snap (27 to 26) than his projected starting teammate. The 25-year-old has showed some promise early on this season, but he may fall back to fourth on the depth chart once Aiyuk is back to full strength.
Sep 13, 2021 9:47 AM EST
Sherfield has likely earned a roster spot after a strong preseason showing, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.
Analysis: Sherfield was the 49ers' top producing wideout during the preseason while the starters rested, developing a strong rapport with potential rookie starter Trey Lance. San Francisco's top three receivers look to be set in stone, but Sherfield has put himself in a position to step up should any of Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk or Mohamed Sanu miss time this season. Assuming he does make the cut, the undrafted Vanderbilt product will likely serve on special teams against the Lions to kick off the regular season.
Aug 30, 2021 8:19 AM EST
Sherfield is signing a one-year contract with the 49ers, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The 49ers lost Kendrick Bourne to free agency, but signing Sherfield will serve to shore up depth at wideout behind Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and Brandon Aiyuk (ankle). Sherfield also established himself as a core special-teams contributor across three seasons with the Cardinals.
Mar 18, 2021 1:55 PM EST
Sherfield wasn't tendered by the Cardinals as a restricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Sherfield was one of the team's core members of special teams, logging 221 snaps on special teams during the 2020 season. The speedy receiver caught five of his seven targets for 50 yards and will aim to bring his talents elsewhere in the upcoming year.
Mar 12, 2021 11:59 AM EST
Sherfield had five receptions (on seven targets) for 50 yards in 15 contests during the 2020 season. He also compiled nine tackles (six solo) and two fumble recoveries.
Analysis: As one of the Cardinals' core special teamers, Sherfield logged nearly three times as many snaps (221) in that realm than on offense (79). Considering he's a restricted free agent in the offseason, Arizona seems apt to bring back a cost-controlled player. If he does return, Sherfield likely will be hard-pressed to climb a receiving depth chart occupied by DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, KeeSean Johnson and Andy Isabella, even with Larry Fitzgerald (groin) still contemplating whether to come back or retire.
Feb 2, 2021 5:48 PM EST
Sherfield was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Analysis: Sherfield missed last week's game against the Patriots but will be eligible to play Sunday against the Rams. The depth wideout has just one catch this season.
Dec 2, 2020 12:06 PM EST
Sherfield was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
Analysis: Sherfield has either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into contact with someone who has, putting his status for Sunday's matchup against the Patriots in doubt. If he isn't able to suit up against New England, his absence shouldn't have a major impact, as he's recorded just one reception for six yards. However, the Cardinals will have to rely on more receiving depth Sunday after Larry Fitzgerald (illness) tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
Nov 26, 2020 4:22 PM EST
Sherfield logged one snap on offense and 15 plays on special teams during Sunday's 37-34 overtime win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: With just one six-yard catch on the season, Sherfield holds little sway in the fantasy realm in a receiving corps composed of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald and Andy Isabella. Still, Sherfield's prowess on kick and punt coverage allows him to be a regular on the game-day roster.
Oct 26, 2020 6:42 PM EST
Sherfield wasn't targeted and notched a tackle on punt coverage during Sunday's 38-10 victory at Dallas.
Analysis: The Cardinals made fellow wide receiver KeeSean Johnson a healthy scratch, but Sherfield handled just six of 62 snaps on offense while logging 13 special-teams plays. On the season, Sherfield has one catch on 23 offensive snaps through six contests, so he holds little to no sway in the fantasy realm.
Oct 20, 2020 3:35 PM EST
Sherfield caught his only target for six yards during Sunday's 30-10 road win versus the Jets.
Analysis: Sherfield logged a season-high nine snaps on offense and 13 on special teams on his way to his first target (and reception) of the campaign. Still, he rang in fifth in offensive snap share among Cardinals wide receivers, exhibiting his standing with the unit.
Oct 13, 2020 12:47 PM EST
Sherfield logged one snap on offense and 13 plays on special teams during Sunday's 26-23 defeat to the Lions.
Analysis: Sherfield has yet to record a touch or target, but his work on special teams has been consistent. On Sunday in particular, he had a tackle on a kick return and downed a punt at Detroit's nine-yard line. Having said that, Sherfield has received just eight offensive snaps through three games, despite KeeSean Johnson spending the first two contests on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Christian Kirk (groin) sitting out Week 3. It appears Sherfield will require multiple injuries to wide receivers at the same time to make an impact on offense.
Sep 29, 2020 9:12 PM EST
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