Manhertz caught his only target for a 22-yard touchdown during Sunday's 37-21 loss to Texans. The 29-year-old was expected to begin the season as the starting tight end after inking a two-year, $6.65 million deal in the offseason, but James O'Shaughnessy ended up receiving the nod. Manhertz played only 35 percent of the offensive snaps, but he still was able to secure the second touchdown of his career. He won't have much relevance in fantasy even if he takes over the starting role given the lack of receiving production throughout his career as he continues to work mostly as a blocker.
Manhertz caught his only target for 15 yards during Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys. Manhertz played only eight offensive snaps and connected with Trevor Lawrence for a 15-yard gain in the first quarter. The 29-year-old played sparingly throughout the preseason and caught his only other target for five yards. Manhertz inked a two-year, $7.25 million deal with Jacksonville in March and should have a regular role in the offense, but with 12 receptions in 70 career games his outlook entering Week 1 at Houston remains that of a blocking-oriented tight end. James O'Shaughnessy may be more involved in the passing game at the position for the Jaguars.
Manhertz is signing a two-year, $7.25 million contract with the Jaguars, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The deal includes $4.25 million guaranteed, a nice sum for a blocking specialist. Manhertz has 12 receptions on 1,531 offensive snaps in 70 NFL appearances.
Manhertz finished the 2020 season with six catches on eight targets for 52 yards in 16 games played. Manhertz once again filled a blocking role within Carolina's offense, only catching a few passes on the year. Having been with the Panthers all five years of his career, it'll be interesting to see whether the veteran returns to the team in free agency this offseason.
Manhertz caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Vikings. Manhertz, whose specialty is blocking, is yet to make multiple receptions in a game this season, but his one grab Sunday at least got him on the stat sheet.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/21||San Francisco 49ers||30||17.00|
|13||12/05||@Los Angeles Rams||15||5.00|
|16||12/26||@New York Jets||7||2.00|
|17||01/02||@New England Patriots||2||0.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||5||3||38||0||1||12.67||3|