6'0'' / 180 lbs
Shaheed (quadriceps) didn't practice Wednesday, Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Shaheed was injured during the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Falcons and never ended up returning, with Chris Olave (concussion) joining him not long after. Olave managed a limited practice Wednesday, and an earlier report called Shaheed day-to-day, but there's still a decent chance the Saints enter Sunday's game against the Lions without Shaheed, Olave and Michael Thomas (IR - knee). A.T. Perry, Lynn Bowden and Keith Kirkwood were the team's top three WRs for the second half of the loss to Atlanta this past Sunday.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|6 CIN||Dome 78°||10.4||38th||10.40||3.0||43.5||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||3%||67%||0%||33%|
|7 @ARZ||Dome 90°||12.3||29th||12.30||2.5||45.5||1||1||53||1||53.0||44||9||0%||1||1||1||2%||40%||0%||60%|
|8 LV||Dome 67°||6.8||58th||2.27||1.5||47.5||3||3||38||0||12.7||8||4||0%||1||1||0||10%||40%||0%||60%|
|10 @PIT||Outdoor 37°||2.2||88th||2.20||1.5||41.5||1||1||12||0||12.0||12||0||0%||1||0||0||4%||33%||0%||67%|
|11 LA||Dome 48°||1.8||91st||1.80||-2.5||39.5||2||1||8||0||8.0||-1||9||0%||0||0||0||7%||29%||0%||71%|
|12 @SF||Outdoor 59°||7.9||63rd||2.63||8.0||43.5||3||2||53||0||26.5||17||10||0%||2||1||0||10%||20%||0%||80%|
|13 @TB||Outdoor 69°||11.5||36th||2.30||3.5||40.5||4||4||75||0||18.8||16||5||0%||3||1||0||14%||11%||0%||86%|
|15 ATL||Dome 49°||18.5||15th||6.17||-5.5||42.5||4||3||95||1||31.7||18||14||0%||2||1||1||21%||21%||0%||77%|
|16 @CLE||Outdoor 6°||8.1||44th||2.03||3.0||32.5||5||4||41||0||10.3||4||7||0%||2||0||0||36%||17%||0%||83%|
|17 @PHI||Outdoor 54°||13.9||21st||2.32||4.5||43.5||6||6||79||0||13.2||7||6||0%||1||1||1||26%||29%||0%||71%|
|18 CAR||Dome 62°||7.1||57th||1.78||-3.5||41.5||4||3||34||0||11.3||10||2||25%||2||0||0||16%||14%||0%||86%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Shaheed (quadriceps) wasn't spotted at the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice, Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Meanwhile, fellow wide receiver Chris Olave (concussion) participated in individual drills. With Olave and Shaheed banged up and Michael Thomas (knee) on injured reserve, A.T. Perry, Lynn Bowden and Keith Kirkwood are the healthy wide receivers on the Saints' active roster.
Shaheed is viewed as day-to-day with a quad injury he suffered in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football indicated that Shaheed will likely be unavailable this week, but it sounds like the speedy wideout and return man avoided a serious injury. The Saints host the Lions next Sunday. Shaheed, Chris Olave (concussion), and Michael Thomas (knee, IR) are all dinged up. New Orleans could be diving deep into its wideout depth chart.
Shaheed (thigh) is considered doubtful to return to Sunday's game at Atlanta, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.
With Michael Thomas (knee) on injured reserve, Chris Olave and Shaheed are the Saints' top two wide receivers, but both have made early departures from Week 12 action. The door at least has been left ajar for Shaheed to return, while Olave suffered and concussion and will be subject to the protocol for head injuries moving forward. If Shaheed remains on the sideline, he'll end Sunday with two catches (on five targets) and one punt return for six yards.
Shaheed is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Falcons due to a thigh injury.
Shaheed was targeted five times in the first two quarters and recorded two catches for nine yards, but he appeared to sustain the thigh injury early in the contest and had it flare up once he checked back into the contest. According to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, Shaheed threw his helmet on the ground in frustration shortly before he headed to the locker room late in the second quarter, so he could be at risk of being downgraded to out for the second half. If Shaheed is done for the day, it would be a major blow to a Saints receiving corps that recently lost Michael Thomas (knee) to injured reserve.
Shaheed recorded five receptions on nine targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Vikings.
Shaheed typically sees only a few opportunities per game as a deep threat, though that wasn't the case against the Vikings. Instead, he was bumped up the depth chart after Michael Thomas (knee) suffered an injury early in the game and was limited to short areas of the field. It's unclear how serious Thomas' knee injury is, but Shaheed and A.T. Perry look to be the next in line for more targets should Thomas miss time.
Shaheed reeled in all three targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 24-17 victory against the Bears.
Shaheed was targeted on three short passes by Derek Carr on Sunday. As a result, the 24-year-old wideout's longest play from scrimmage was a 12-yard reception early in the fourth quarter. The speedster's fantasy production is heavily tied to his explosiveness after the catch and as a downfield receiving threat. But, New Orleans' passing offense has once again been limited this season despite the addition of Carr, as the 32-year-old is averaging just 6.7 yards per attempt through nine games. Shaheed has also received a somewhat inconsistent number of targets this season, seeing four or fewer targets in five of nine games. Moving forward, expect Shaheed to continue facing competition for downfield targets from No.1 wideout Chris Olave while Michael Thomas, tight end Juwan Johnson and running back Alvin Kamara all vie for short-yardage targets as well.
Shaheed caught all three of his targets for 153 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 38-27 win against the Colts.
Shaheed connected with quarterback Derek Carr on two long balls, including a season-long 58-yard touchdown pass that he caught in stride before gliding into the end zone in the second quarter. The 25-year-old speedster also matched his previous season-long with a 51-yard catch deep down the left side of the field in the fourth quarter. Shaheed has now accounted for the Saints' three longest plays from scrimmage this season, and he has logged a 25-yard-plus reception in five of eight games. With 23 receptions on 38 targets for 479 yards, Shaheed should continue to serve as the team's go-to big-play threat while slotting in behind top wideouts Chris Olave and Michael Thomas, who logged nine and seven targets Sunday, respectively.
Shaheed hauled in four of eight targets for 28 yards and logged one rushing attempt for four yards during Thursday's 31-24 defeat to the Jaguars.
Shaheed logged a season high in targets, finishing third on the team behind top wideout Chris Olave (15) and running back Alvin Kamara (14). The 6-foot Shaheed has primarily been used on short crossing routes and deep passes that are meant to give him an opportunity for yards after the catch, and he's averaged 16.3 yards per reception. However, he didn't manage to connect on any deep passes from Saints quarterback Derek Carr, who set a new season high in passing attempts (55) for the second week in a row. Shaheed has logged two touchdowns this season. His value in fantasy will continue to come as an explosive, though largely hit or miss, playmaker in New Orleans' rather limited offense.