Tajae Sharpe

#11 WR / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 194 lb Age: 25 College: Massachusetts Bye 7

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Player Outlook

Tajae Sharpe signed with the Vikings where he'll compete for playing time. There's a chance he ends up as their third receiver but odds are long he'll put up better numbers than Adam Thielen and rookie Justin Jefferson. Sharpe isn't worth a roster spot in Fantasy.

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  • Justin Jefferson is expected to emerge over Sharpe for a Week 1 starting job, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports. Sharpe was penciled in as Minnesota's No. 2 wide receiver after signing a one-year, $1 million contract in late March, but there was never any question the team would add more talent at his position. Jefferson is a first-round pick coming off an 18-touchdown season at LSU, while Sharpe is a 2016 fifth-round selection who averaged 24.8 receiving yards in 47 games with the Titans the past four years. The two may duke it out for a starting job in training camp, but Jefferson will have the edge if it's close.

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  • Sharpe's one-year, $1 million contract with the Vikings includes $675,000 guaranteed and another $500,000 available via incentives, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The willingness to guarantee a large portion of the contract suggests the Vikings expect Sharpe to have a spot on the 53-man roster, though it probably wouldn't be enough to keep him safe if he were to struggle throughout training camp and preseason. While he might currently profile as the team's No. 2 receiver, Sharpe likely will have to battle for every snap and target, potentially facing competition from Bisi Johnson, Chad Beebe and a rookie or two.

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  • Sharpe agreed Wednesday with the Vikings on a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Sharpe started 29 of his 47 games for Tennessee over the past four years, catching 92 of 165 targets (55.8 percent) for 1,167 yards (7.1 per target, 12.7 per catch) and eight touchdowns. He won't come close to replacing Stefon Diggs, but the 25-year-old will at least give the Vikings a sorely needed competent body at wide receiver.

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  • Sharpe recorded 25 receptions for 329 yards and four touchdowns across 15 games with the Titans during the 2019 season. Sharpe played a limited role for much of the season, but he had productive spells as a depth option among the Titans' pass-catching corps. His peak performance of the campaign came in Week 16 against the Saints, when he caught two touchdowns. Though he has never replicated the results of his rookie campaign -- he hauled in 41 passes for 522 yards in 2016 -- Sharpe could find himself with an increased role as he is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career.

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  • Sharpe hauled in one of his two targets for 13 yards in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans. Sharpe failed to follow up on his two-touchdown performance against the Saints, falling into the background of the Titans' passing attack. He ended the season with very similar numbers to the 2018 campaign, racking up 25 receptions for 329 yards and four touchdowns. The 2016 fifth-round pick is concluding the final year of his rookie contract, meaning he could join a new team in search of an expanded role in 2020. However, given Sharpe's stagnant production since his rookie season, he's unlikely to be signed as a core piece of any team. Prior to searching for a new deal, Sharpe will serve as the team's third receiver in its first-round playoff matchup at New England.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TAR RECPT REYD REAVG RETD FPTS
PROJECTION 54 32 397 12.41 4 63

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/13 Green Bay Packers 12 19.22
2 09/20 @Indianapolis Colts 26 23.63
3 09/27 Tennessee Titans 16 21.16
4 10/04 @Houston Texans 21 22.22
5 10/12 @Seattle Seahawks 15 20.00
6 10/18 Atlanta Falcons 18 21.63
7 BYE - - -
8 11/01 @Green Bay Packers 12 19.22
9 11/08 Detroit Lions 28 25.13
10 11/17 @Chicago Bears 5 17.25
11 11/22 Dallas Cowboys 9 18.25
12 11/29 Carolina Panthers 19 22.00
13 12/06 Jacksonville Jaguars 10 18.63
14 12/13 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32 27.63
15 12/20 Chicago Bears 5 17.25
16 12/25 @New Orleans Saints 27 24.71
17 01/03 @Detroit Lions 28 25.13

Career Stats

Season Tar Recpt ReYd ReTD ReFD ReAvg FPTS
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 35 25 329 4 20 13.16 56
2018 47 26 316 2 22 12.15 44
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
2016 83 41 522 2 27 12.73 64
3 Year Avg 41 26 322 3 21 12.38 50
Career 165 92 1167 8 69 12.68

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