Cecil Shorts
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By Clinton Ho, Jaguars Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 8:12pm EDT

Cecil Shorts finished Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans with 103 yards on 10 receptions. He had a team-high in both receptions and targets (10-of-16). He lined up ahead of Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee, but a key fumble in the fourth quarter put a damper on an otherwise productive day after returning from a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: Shorts can be a solid WR3 if his hamstring holds up. The Jaguars will be forced to throw all season and if Shorts can stay on the field, he'll be the benefactor with rookie QB Blake Bortles looking for a veteran receiver to depend on.

By Randy Stefanick, Jaguars Correspondent, Thu, Oct 9th 5:16pm EDT

Cecil Shorts (left hamstring) returned to practice for the first time since being injured Sept. 28 at San Diego and was a full participant. “We need to see him stack it up now but he made it through the full practice so that’s a good sign,” coach Gus Bradley said. (Source: Florida-Times Union)

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars will evaluate how he responds on Friday before declaring his playing status. If Shorts is able to play it will likely be in a limited role so don't count on him this week.

By Randy Stefanick, Jaguars Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 5:05pm EDT

Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (left hamstring) was the only player without pads and a helmet during today’s practice. Shorts, who has been out since the third quarter of the Sept. 28 loss at San Diego, didn’t sound optimistic about being available for Sunday’s game at Tennessee. (Source: Florida-Times Union)

Fantasy Impact: Shorts, who classified himself as "week-to-week" with the hamstring injury, is only worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.

By Randy Stefanick, Jaguars Correspondent, Thu, Oct 2nd 5:47pm EDT

Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts won't play Sunday against the Steelers, and says he's "week-to-week" with his hamstring injury. (Source: Florida-Times Union)

Fantasy Impact: With Marqise Lee (hamstring) also out, rookies Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns will start for the Jaguars in a favorable matchup. Shorts has become a headache for owners with nagging injuries and is only worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.

By Randy Stefanick, Jaguars Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 12:43pm EDT

Cecil Shorts will return from his hamstring injury and start for the Jaguars today against the Colts. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Shorts missed the first 2 weeks with a hamstring injury, but his return is timely as Marqise Lee is out today with a hamstring injury of his own. Shorts will likely be targeted often as the Jaguars have not had any success running the ball and the matchup today against the Colts should be a shootout.

By Graham Barfield, Jaguars Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 1:24pm EDT

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts is officially listed as doubtful for the Jags' Week 2 match-up against the Eagles. (Source: Hays Carlyon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cecil Shorts injured his hamstring a little over a week ago in practice which caused him to miss Week 1. While many thought Shorts would at least attempt to test his injured hammy today, he ended up not practicing at all. Don't look for Shorts to be suited up in Week 2. As of right now, Shorts' prospects of playing in the immediate future seem very slim.

By Graham Barfield, Jaguars Correspondent, Thu, Sep 11th 12:25pm EDT

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not have a setback in practice on Wednesday, but he will not practice today (Thursday). (Source: Hays Carlyon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cecil Shorts sat out Week 1 with a hamstring injury and has been plagued by lower-extremity injuries for the past few months. The Jags' will probably see if he can practice in any capacity on Friday, but he should still be considered highly questionable for Sunday when Jacksonville plays Washington. In the meantime, Shorts' fantasy owners need to continue to look elsewhere until he can show some sort of resemblance of health.

By Randy Stefanick, Jaguars Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 1:30pm EDT

Receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) will run tomorrow and that will determine his status for the rest of the week. (Source: Jacksonville.com)

Fantasy Impact: Shorts is in a contract season and was expected to be the leader of a young wide receiver group for the Jaguars, but is once again dealing with an injury. He should be eager to get back on field and prove he is worthy of a new contract. He is likely to be a game time decision so you will want to keep an eye on his status this week.

By Graham Barfield, Jaguars Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 1:47pm EDT

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game in Philadelphia. (Source: John Oehser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is obviously not good news for Shorts who felt "tightness" in his hamstring in practice on Thursday. He missed significant time in training camp and the preseason with a sore hamstring, and will now miss the season opener with a separate hamstring issue. Rookie wide receivers Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, and Allen Robinson will now likely be the Jags' starting trio on Sunday with Mike Brown getting some looks as well. Hopefully Shorts just misses Week 1, but we do not have a timeframe yet for his return.

By Graham Barfield, Jaguars Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 12:14pm EDT

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts participated in walk through this morning but is not practicing today. (Source: Michael DiRocco - Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cecil Shorts' hamstring "tightened up" on him in practice on Thursday while he was running. Unfortunately, this is the second hamstring issue Shorts has suffered inside of the last month and a half. There is still a chance Cecil Shorts plays against the Eagles, but if you were planning to start him in any of your leagues, it may be wise to come up with an alternate plan before Sunday. Keep monitoring the situation closely.

By Graham Barfield, Jaguars Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 3:39pm EDT

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts felt some tightness in his hamstring today in practice. As a precaution, the team "shut him down" for the rest of practice. (Source: Mark Long - Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Multiple reports out of Jags' camp today indicated that Cecil Shorts felt some tightness in his hamstring "right as he ran." However, HC Gus Bradley said after practice, "he doesn't think Shorts' hamstring is anything serious." Cecil Shorts missed July 26th - August 16th with a sore hamstring and also missed some of OTAs with a calf injury. The team has a history with being very careful with injuries of Shorts' nature, but with his recent hamstring/calf injuries, any small flair-up should not be discredited. Cecil Shorts is the Jaguars number one wide receiver heading in to the season and could winding up being a really nice value in fantasy, provided he stays healthy. Hopefully Shorts' hamstring is "no big deal" and he'll be close to 100% come Sunday.

By Randy Stefanick, Jaguars Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 11:47am EDT

Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts will play about 15 plays in his preseason debut tonight against the Lions, coach Gus Bradley told the Florida Times-Union. Shorts' right hamstring injury has kept him sidelined since the opening day of training camp. (Source: Florida-Times Union)

Fantasy Impact: Even in a limited role, its a good sign that Shorts is able to get on the field tonight to work off some rust and build some chemistry with Chad Henne & Blake Bortles. With the injury that has kept him out of action and the uncertainty of the QB position for the Jaguars, Shorts ADP has fallen to the later rounds of drafts. The 26 year old receiver is entering a contract year and is clearly the No. 1 wide receiver in Jacksonville so I would target him in the 10th or 11th round as a great value pick.

By Graham Barfield, Jaguars Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 12:20pm EDT

Cecil Shorts participated in 11-on-11 drills with the first team offense on Sunday after missing a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury. (Source: Michael DiRocco - ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cecil Shorts returning to practice is a welcome sign for Jaguars fans and fantasy owners alike. Shorts' hamstring injury has bogged down his ADP and he's currently going in the 11th round. His ADP should rise once he becomes a regular participant in practice and the news surrounding him stays positive. He could be a really nice value given his cheap cost; Shorts is ranked as FantasyPros consensus WR39.

By Graham Barfield, Jaguars Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 7:31pm EDT

Cecil Shorts will miss the Jaguars second preseason game against the Bears next Thursday. (Source: Michael DiRocco - ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This shouldn't come as much of a surprise to Jags fans or Cecil Shorts owners. The team has made it very clear that they wanted to take it slow with Cecil's return. They need him to be 100% healthy for the season. There is still no timetable for his return.

By Randy Stefanick, Jaguars Correspondent, Tue, Jul 29th 12:36pm EDT

Cecil Shorts -- the only proven receiver on the roster -- is going to be out for at least two weeks with a grade two right hamstring strain. It’s the latest in a string of injuries that have cost the fourth-year player 11 games in his first three seasons. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Second-round picks Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson are already working with the first unit at training camp and both have a great opportunity to start on opening day. With Shorts' injury history, either Lee or Robinson could quickly become Bortles go-to receiver.

RotoBaller | Oct 14th
BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues Owned in 47% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Cecil Shorts finally looked 100% in Week 6, as he’d been crippled by a hamstring injury for the first part of the season. He proved why he is the clear top option in Jacksonville, as Blake Bortles targeted him a whopping 16 times, […]
EDSFootball | Sep 29th
Through the first four games of the season, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts has played only one full game. Not only did he miss the first two games of the season, but Shorts left Sunday's game after aggravating a hamstring injury. Per the team's website, Shorts is expected to miss their Week 5 matchup against the Steelers. This will be the eighth game that Shorts has missed over the...
RotoBaller | Sep 23rd
BALLER MOVE: Add in 12 teams or deeper 56% Owned on Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Apparently beginning the season with a hamstring injury is a good way to get yourself forgotten. These days all everyone does is talk of Allen Robinson or Marqise Lee. But let’s not so quickly forget that Cecil Shorts has been the most […]
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 5th
The injury and status clipboard isn't too messy in Week 1, maybe the only time we'll say that all season. Let's get to it. Quarterbacks • Cam Newton (ribs) was able to practice in full Friday, though he's nonetheless considered questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. Head coach Ron Rivera is calling Newton a game-time decision. To make matters as tricky as possible, Carolina plays i...