With Trey Burton (groin) inactive, Shaheen is a candidate to see added opportunities in the Bears offense in Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Shaheen was limited to five catches on six targets for 48 yards and a TD in six games this season, but with Burton (who logged 54 catches and six TDs in 2018) out of the mix, Shaheen should see added looks Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder has some red-zone potential thanks to his frame, while Ben Braunecker and Daniel Brown are also on hand to provide the Bears with tight end depth in Burton's absence.
Shaheen wasn't targeted in the Bears' victory over the Vikings, and he finished the campaign with five catches for 48 yards and a touchdown. Shaheen missed the first couple months of the season after landing on injured reserve with foot and ankle injuries. Upon his return, he did get a number of looks in the red zone, but otherwise wasn't an integral part of the Bears' passing attack. Signed through 2020 and still on an upward career arc, he'll likely be used primarily as a blocker and red-zone weapon while Trey Burton continues to vacuum up the majority of targets in 2019.
Shaheen caught one of two targets for four yards during Sunday's 14-9 win over the 49ers. Shaheen has now caught passes in back-to-back games, but that hasn't done much to salvage what has been an underwhelming, injury-plagued season for the second-year tight end. Before the Bears begin their playoff run, they'll have a Week 17 matchup on tap with the Vikings, who held Shaheen without a reception across 19 offensive snaps in Week 11.
Shaheen caught two passes for 39 yards in the Bears' 24-17 victory over the Packers. With Chicago playing this one conservatively, Shaheen was just one of two Bears to catch a pass longer than 20 yards, and he was also second on the team in receiving yards. With just four targets over his last three games, he'll be a touchdown-dependent fantasy option down the stretch.
Shaheen caught two passes for five yards and a touchdown in the Bears' Week 13 overtime loss to the Giants. Shaheen caught his short touchdown pass from Chase Daniel to put the Bears on the scoreboard in the first quarter, and he saw just one additional target during the remainder of the game. Primarily a blocking tight end, he'll likely continue to be a low-volume player, but his size and athletic ability give him the potential to score a touchdown at any time.
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