Shaheen caught one of three targets for 22 yards during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills. Shaheen wrapped his 2020 campaign with three straight one-catch games. In his inaugural season in Miami, the former Chicago tight end appeared in 16 contests, hauling in 12 of 22 targets for 150 yards and three touchdowns. It was the first full 16-game season of Shaheen's career. The 26-year-old's reliable play led to the Dolphins rewarding him with a two-year contract extension worth up to $7.85 million back in October, setting him up to return in a key depth role behind Mike Gesicki come 2021.
Shaheen secured his only target for three yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders. Shaheen found himself back in a reserve role with the return of Mike Gesicki, and he's now logged two straight games with just one catch. Though the Dolphins' scheme often looks to tight ends in the red zone, Shaheen's lack of consistency will keep him off the fantasy radar Week 17 in Buffalo.
Shaheen caught one of two targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots. Though Shaheen played 59 percent of offensive snaps with Mike Gesicki (shoulder) sidelined, it was Durham Smythe (five catches for 40 yards) who inherited most of the vacated looks. Both Shaneen and Smythe could handle expanded roles again if Gesicki misses Saturday's upcoming tilt against the Raiders.
Shaheen and Durham Smythe are likely to have expanded roles in the Dolphins' game plan Sunday against the Patriots with top tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder) inactive for the contest. Both Shaheen and Smythe have fallen anywhere in between playing 35 and 60 of the offensive snaps in each the Dolphins' past three games, so the team will likely take a timeshare approach to tight end rather than either being a one-to-one replacement for Gesicki. That said, Shaheen probably profiles as the more interesting fantasy flier of the two, given the bigger-play ability he's shown as a pass catcher. He's averaging 10.3 yards per reception per his career, compared to Smythe's 8.8 YPC mark.
Shaheen hauled in one of two targets for seven yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jets. Shaheen scored out of the shotgun early in the fourth quarter, but he was utilized as the No. 3 tight end behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe, both of whom had more targets and offensive snaps. It's encouraging to see Shaheen's development continue in Miami, but his usage isn't yet enough to put him on the fantasy radar.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||@New England Patriots||7||6.13|
|3||09/26||@Las Vegas Raiders||15||7.13|
|5||10/10||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||21||7.80|
|11||11/21||@New York Jets||32||11.25|
|13||12/05||New York Giants||10||6.63|
|15||12/19||New York Jets||32||11.25|
|16||12/27||@New Orleans Saints||18||7.56|
|18||01/09||New England Patriots||7||6.13|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||14||9||91||1||5||10.11||17|