Khalil Shakir

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Wide Receiver
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Wide Receiver

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Khalil Shakir Scores, Bolsters 2024 Sleeper Case

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir (shoulder) overcame a shoulder injury to close out Sunday's 27-24 Divisional Round defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs, tallying team highs in receptions (seven) and targets (nine) with 44 yards and a touchdown. Shakir made an impressive 13-yard catch for a score in the front corner of the end zone late in the third quarter before heading to the locker room, but he returned after just a handful of missed plays. Proving to be a very capable producer when granted opportunities, the 23-year-old second-year wideout hauled in 49 of his 57 targets for 686 yards (12.0 yards per target) and four touchdowns overall this year. Perhaps more versed in supplying efficiency than erratic field stretcher Gabe Davis (knee), Shakir will sport a compelling late-round fantasy-flier case in 2024 drafts with Davis headed for unrestricted free agency and Stefon Diggs turning 31 years old in November.

Jan 22, 2024 1:06 AM EST

Khalil Shakir Returns To Sunday's Game

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir (shoulder) returned to Sunday's meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs. He suffered a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter. However, after getting checked out in the locker room, he's back in the game. The update is undoubtedly good news for Buffalo, considering the wideout had a team-high six grabs while scoring a touchdown before exiting.

Jan 21, 2024 9:29 PM EST

Khalil Shakir Suffers Shoulder Injury

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's postseason clash with the Chiefs. Gabe Davis (knee) wasn't active for this one, so Shakir took advantage by leading the team with six catches for 34 yards. He also had a touchdown. Kansas City has held Stefon Diggs in check throughout the contest, which could mean more targets for Trent Sherfield and Dalton Kincaid for the rest of the night.

Jan 21, 2024 9:20 PM EST

Khalil Shakir A Preferred DFS Budget Play

While Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir's managed just three targets in last Monday's wild-card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, he parlayed them into an efficient three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown. With Gabe Davis (knee) ruled out for Sunday's Divisional Round versus the Kansas City Chiefs, Shakir should once again fill in as Buffalo's No. 2 wideout behind top target Stefon Diggs. Shakir has gathered in all of his past 16 targets for 220 yards, stepping up for the Bills in a big way on numerous occasions when they've been shorthanded since last year's rookie season. In eight games either without Davis or Dawson Knox dating back to Oct. 2022 -- including Davis' Week 18 exit -- Shakir has made the most of his 35 targets with 29 catches for 546 yards and three scores. That checks out to a ridiculous 15.6 yards per target. Costing an inexpensive $3,800 on DraftKings, Shakir sets up as a rather chalky DFS play and preferable salary-relief option.

Jan 20, 2024 1:04 AM EST

Khalil Shakir Sinks Pittsburgh With Late Score

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir capitalized on Gabe Davis' (knee) absence as the team topped the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-17 in Monday's wild-card action, catching all three of his targets for 31 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Josh Allen turned Shakir's way on his first pass of the evening, but the 23-year-old slot receiver initially took a backseat in an elevated role. That all changed when Shakir made a heads-up play by keeping his balance on a Minkah Fitzpatrick tackle attempt for a thrilling 17-yard catch-and-run score midway through the fourth quarter to give the Bills a commanding 31-17 cushion. While the three looks were a bit disappointing, Shakir provided excellent value for those who played him in DFS at nearly DraftKings' minimum cost and demonstrated why he was quietly one of the league's more efficient wideouts this year. Shakir's Divisional Round outlook will closely hinge upon Davis' availability next Sunday.

Jan 16, 2024 12:46 AM EST

Khalil Shakir Set For Every-Down Role Monday

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir made a bit of a name for himself in his second season. Shakir found a home in the slot for the Bills, leading the team with 398 slot snaps alongside perimeter threats Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis (knee) and forming quite the connection with quarterback Josh Allen. Vacuuming up 39 of his 45 passes for 611 yards and two touchdowns, the 23-year-old former fifth-rounder paced the NFL's qualifying wideouts with both a pristine 86.6% catch rate as well as a hyper-efficient 13.1 yards per target. That should go a long way in earning Allen's trust as a bankable secondary option behind alpha target Diggs, and Shakir is in line to function as Buffalo's No. 2 wideout with Davis out for Super Wild Card Weekend on Monday versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Frigid temperatures could hamper Buffalo's passing game, but Shakir's $3,400 DraftKings salary may be too valuable to pass up on as a DFS budget play.

Jan 14, 2024 1:31 AM EST

Khalil Shakir Steps Up In Division-Clinching Win

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir led the team with 105 yards in Sunday night's division-clinching 21-14 road victory over the Miami Dolphins, reeling in each of his six passes. Shakir was tasked with an every-down role in the aftermath of Gabe Davis' (knee) injury in the first half, and he stepped up for the Bills in a big way. Shakir's highlight of the night arrived when he took a short pass for a 46-yard catch-and-run along the sideline in the first quarter. The 23-year-old former fifth-rounder has proven to be fairly productive when given the opportunity in 2023, and he could act as Buffalo's No. 2 wideout behind top target Stefon Diggs if Davis isn't able to overcome his knee issue by the time next Sunday's Wild Card meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers rolls around.

Jan 8, 2024 1:41 AM EST

Khalil Shakir Has Five Touches Against Patriots

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir saw one rushing attempt for a gain of 10 yards and caught all four of his targets in the passing game for 39 yards in the team's Week 17 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. The 23-year-old does have some explosive abilities with the ball in his hands in Buffalo's offense, but it hasn't amounted to much for fantasy managers. Shakir has found paydirt only two times in 16 games and has 33 receptions for 506 yards on 39 targets all year. Since his last time scoring in the Week 11 win over the New York Jets, Shakir has 11 receptions on 14 targets for 143 yards and no touchdowns through the air. As long as Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis and tight ends Dalton Kincaid and Dawson Knox stay healthy, Shakir will be hard-pressed to be a reliable fantasy option.

Jan 1, 2024 8:04 PM EST

Khalil Shakir Blanked In Blowout Victory

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir did not catch a pass on one target in the team's 31-10 blowout victory over the Dallas Cowboys. He wasn't the only wideout to disappoint. Gabe Davis also posted a goose egg and Stefon Diggs caught four passes for 48 yards. Even Dalton Kincaid failed to catch a pass. Josh Allen only threw 15 times, completing seven for 94 yards. The Dallas defense allowed James Cook to run for 179 yards and seven yards per carry. The team as a whole ran for 266 yards. With the running game becoming more of a focus under new offensive coordinator Joe Brady, Shakir is off of fantasy radars in redraft formats.

Dec 18, 2023 9:42 AM EST

Khalil Shakir Catches Lone Target Against Chiefs

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir caught his only target for 12 yards in the Week 14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to this letdown performance, the second-year pro had posted at least 47 receiving yards in four of his last five contests. Shakir, Gabe Davis, and Stefon Diggs combined to post just five passes for 36 yards despite the win. While Shakir clearly has a low floor, he can continue to be stashed in deep leagues in one of the best offenses in the NFL.

Dec 11, 2023 2:53 PM EST

Khalil Shakir Still In Play In Week 12

If you had to guess which player led the way in full-PPR fantasy points per target among qualifiers, we bet you wouldn't guess Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir. Shakir is also pacing eligible wideouts in catch rate (88.0%) and sits second in yards per target (14.5). Buffalo's shift to a lesser amount of 12-personnel sets offensively without Dawson Knox (wrist, IR) has worked straight to Shakir's benefit, as he's averaging 72.6 yards with two total touchdowns in five career games sans Knox since 2022. Floating around 70% of the team's offensive snaps over this interval, Shakir is a perfectly viable WR3/4 option with a low floor and high ceiling in anticipation of arguably the most attractive game environment of Sunday's slate against the Philadelphia Eagles. Philly's defense has given up the second-most points per game to slot receivers (20.3) this year, per Razzball.

Nov 26, 2023 1:14 AM EST

Khalil Shakir Dusts Jets For 2023's Longest Pass Play

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir generated a team-high 115 yards on three receptions (four targets) as his team blasted the New York Jets 32-6 in Week 11 on Sunday. Shakir's highlight of the day came as he eluded the defense for a nifty 81-yard touchdown in the third quarter, reeling in a perfectly placed Josh Allen strike and outrunning Gang Green's converging defense toward the house. It was easily a career day for the 23-year-old, who had never topped the 100-yard threshold in any game prior. Tight end Dawson Knox (wrist) is eligible to come off short-term injured reserve following his wrist surgery in the Week 12 duel with the Philadelphia Eagles, which could put a damper on Shakir's outlook as a waiver-wire pickup for that matchup. Shakir is averaging 3.5 receptions (4.0 targets) and 72.0 yards over his last four tries without Knox around.

Nov 20, 2023 2:29 AM EST

Khalil Shakir Not A Recommended Streamer

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir pinged the fantasy radar when tight end Dawson Knox (wrist, IR) went down with a wrist injury after the Week 7 road loss to the New England Patriots. Shakir has played at least 64.7% of Buffalo's offensive snaps in each outing since Knox went on the mend, most recently participating in a career-high 75.9% in the rough Week 10 defeat to the Denver Broncos. Shakir next squares off with an intimidating New York Jets defense on Sunday that's stifled WRs for the fewest fantasy points per game (22.1). Gang Green has been no more generous to slot men, permitting a miniscule 5.6 points per game from the slot, per Razzball. The 23-year-old is on the low-end streaming map for his role in three-receiver sets on a high-octane Bills offense with Knox out, but Shakir is no greater than a WR4/flex dart throw in a rigid Week 11 setup.

Nov 18, 2023 12:18 AM EST

Khalil Shakir Worth Streaming In Week 10

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir has entered fantasy conversations with his increased productivity in two games since Week 8, reeling in all 10 targets for 144 yards. Shakir has capitalized on heightened opportunity with Dawson Knox (wrist, IR) out of the lineup in a small career sample size, averaging 4.3 catches (5.0 targets) for 73.0 yards with one total touchdown on a 69.6% snap share in three games without Knox since 2022. Buffalo's forced transition to a heavier number of three-receiver sets has directly benefitted the second-year man out of Boise State, who is generating the eighth-most yards (11.8) and third-most fantasy points per target (2.44) among WRs on the campaign. It remains to be seen if Shakir's promising efficiency will earn him more attention in Week 10 versus the Denver Broncos; he's never commanded greater than six targets in any one career game. The 23-year-old slot man should still be treated as a WR4/flex streamer until Knox gets back.

Nov 11, 2023 9:00 PM EST

Khalil Shakir On The Radar In Week 9

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir came away from Week 8's victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a clean sweep of season highs in snap share (64.7%), routes (31), targets (six), catches (six), and yards (92). On two occasions with tight end Dawson Knox (wrist, IR) inactive, Shakier now totes a 9/167/1 combined receiving line dating back to 2022. The 23-year-old should continue to operate as the primary beneficiary of Buffalo electing to employ more three-receiver sets during a possible Week 9 shootout with the Cincinnati Bengals. Shakir is certainly more attractive in single-game DFS contests for Sunday Night Football showdowns, but he's also gotten himself on the map as a WR4/5 in deep season-long leagues.

Nov 4, 2023 10:25 PM EST

Khalil Shakir Earns Team-High Receiving Yardage

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir surprised during Week 8's 24-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hauling in all six of his targets for a team-leading 92 receiving yards. Shakir did most of his damage in a four-catch, 69-yard first quarter, as this one really came out of left field. The 23-year-old logged greater than 35 receiving yards in just one career game out of 21 entering play, which was a 3/75/1 receiving line in Week 5, 2022. This is worth highlighting because Dawson Knox (wrist, IR) was not active for that game, either. Shakir technically entered the season as Buffalo's favorite for slot duties, but the opportunity hadn't been there up until Thursday. The former fifth-round pick is worth a speculative deep-league waiver-wire add to see if Shakir's role sticks during Week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Oct 27, 2023 3:07 AM EST

Shining in spring practices

Shakir has been impressive at spring practices, making his case for a regular role in three-wide formations, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.

Jun 15, 2023 1:22 PM EST

Returns to practice Tuesday

Shakir (illness) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

Nov 29, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Missing practice Monday

Shakir (illness) did not participate at practice Monday ahead of Thursday's game at New England, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Nov 28, 2022 12:51 PM EST

Will not practice Sunday

Shakir (illness) won't practice Sunday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Nov 27, 2022 9:54 AM EST