Adam Shaheen


Not Every Small-School Type is Adam Shaheen

In each of the last few drafts small school prospects have popped up as potential earlier draft picks, not in the first round but in some cases close to it. In 2017 it was the Bears making a risky second-round pick to select Adam Shaheen and it didn't work out. He's made 38 receptions in four years and the Dolphins say they like him now. But with just 12 catches, the blocking they get better be pretty solid for Shaheen ever to live up to status as a second-round pick or even the sixth-round pick the Bears got in exchange when they dealt him.
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Dolphins' Adam Shaheen: Ends 2020 with one catch

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.

Dolphins' Adam Shaheen: Held to one catch again

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.

Dolphins' Adam Shaheen: Just one catch without Gesicki

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.

Dolphins' Adam Shaheen: May see more work sans Gesicki

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...