WR - FA
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released wide receiver Bryan Walters (foot) with an injury settlement Wednesday.
Walters, who was placed on IR in May with a foot injury, was cut by the Jaguars Wednesday. The veteran slot receiver/ return man is expected to sign with a new club at some point before the start of the 2017 season and battle for a roster spot. Walter's vacancy from Jacksonville opens the door for Dede Westbrook to make an impact in his rookie year.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed wide receiver Bryan Walters (foot) on the injured reserve list on Monday.
Walters was placed on IR with a foot injury but could be eligible to return to the team by Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season, per reports. In the wake of the 29-year-old wideout's absence, rookie Dede Westbrook will have a prime opportunity to showcase his abilities and carve himself out a role for the upcoming season.
Bryan Walters finished the Week 17 loss with eight catches for 84 yards on nine targets. His longest reception was for 23 yards.
Walters finished the season with his best game of the year. Walters remains off the fantasy radar, however. He started getting more playing time in December once Allen Hurns went out, but only averaged 4.4 receptions for 43.4 yards in the final five games of the season.
Bryan Walters caught two of his five targets for 26 yards against the Texans on Sunday. Walters has 15 targets over the last three games and has had multiple catches in each of those games. He has 11 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Walters has not made an impact this season, but has made a bit of a mark here at the tail end, finishing third on the team in targets. He is only averaging 9.3 yards per catch, but has caught 11 of his 19 targets this season. The Titans, the Jaguars' Week 16 opponent, rank last in the NFL against fantasy WR and Walters' increase in the offensively game plan, and touchdown against the Titans in Week 8, could make him a decent bargin on DFS.
Bryan Walters caught Blake Bortles' only touchdown pass of the game, one of his four receptions for 31 yards on Sunday. Walters now has seven receptions and 10 targets in the last two games after posting two receptions on four targets leading into Week 13. He has nine receptions for 74 yards and two catches this season.
While Walters is not a safe option, he has seen an uptick in targets and has a touchdown reception in two of the three games with that he has a reception. He had 32 receptions for 368 yards in 2015 and he did have 20 first down receptions in 2015 as well. Walters and the Jaguars will play Houston next and he did not have a catch against the Texans in Week 9. Houston ranks 3rd against fantasy WR this season, making Walters a poor play.