WR - JAC
Former Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook is reportedly receiving interest from several teams after missing the majority of the 2020 season due to a torn ACL.
The slot receiver out of the University of Oklahoma is expected to join a new team entering his fifth year in the league. A torn ACL kept Westbrook sidelined for nearly the entire 2020 season but he did see 101 targets and 66 receptions in back-to-back seasons during 2018 and 2019 with sub-par quarterback play from Blake Bortles and Gardner Minshew. The six-foot, 178-pound slot receiver would be a great fit in multiple systems using his sure-hands and speed to compensate for a lack of size to get behind linebackers and nickel cornerback coverage. Teams like the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions would be ideal landing spots for Westbrook, as he would fill a need as their slot wideout and could return to 100+ targets using his quick feet and reliable hands to provide a safe target across the middle.
An MRI confirms that Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook did indeed tear his ACL on Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season.
Westbrook hasn't been much of a factor this season coming off back-to-back 66 catch campaigns. With rumors swirling that the Jags may be looking to make a QB change, D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole, and Laviska Shenault can only be considered in the WR3/FLEX conversation until they prove otherwise.
Jacksonville Jaguars fear that WR Dede Westbrook suffered a torn ACL Sunday, will have an MRI Monday to confirm.
After battling neck and shoulder issues in 2019, Westbrook was the forgotten man in the Jaguars passing attack this season. Coming off back-to-back 66 catch campaigns, he saw playing time in just two games in 2020 and caught one pass for four yards. Monday's MRI is likely to confirm a season-ending ACL injury for the fourth-year wideout.
Dede Westbrook (knee) left with a knee injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Chargers, Jaguars PR Director Tad Dickman reports.
Westbrook was injured on a kick return, and it was a serious enough injury for the television booth to opt-out of showing a replay. He was immediately carted to the locker room and was ruled out. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates to see how serious the injury is.
WR Dede Westbrook will not play Sunday's Week 5 game against the Texans.
Westbrook remains inactive for the second consecutive week. He has played in only one contest so far this season. Look for DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault to lead the Jaguars wide reciever corps on Sunday.
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