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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Draft Rankings

D.J. Chark Jr. Note
D.J. Chark Jr. photo 65. D.J. Chark Jr. WR - (vs . IND)
There are many trying to figure out the target share for Laviska Shenault, Marvin Jones, and Travis Etienne, but the one who's the clear-cut No. 1 option on this team is Chark. If Trevor Lawrence turns out to be the real deal, Chark can be the 2021 version of Tee Higgins when he was with Joe Burrow (was the No. 11 wide receiver in eight full games with Burrow). Chark already flashed WR1 potential in 2019 when he racked up 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns with the combination of Gardner Minshew and Nick Foles, so why can't he be more with Lawrence? The coaching staff is a big question mark, but you don't draft Lawrence to run the ball 40 times per game. Chark comes with some risk but even more upside.
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Travis Etienne Note
Travis Etienne photo 70. Travis Etienne RB - (vs . IND)
When a team drafts a running back in the first round, history suggests they're going to use him a ton. In fact, there's been just one running back drafted in the first round over the last eight years who hasn't touched the ball at least 197 times, and that was Rashaad Penny, who's continually injured (it was also a shock to hear his name in the first round). Etienne was a favorite of many in this draft class, and is now tied to an offense that has Trevor Lawrence at the helm rather than Gardner Minshew/Mike Glennon. The Jaguars have also been using him as a wide receiver in camp, which is never a bad thing. In PPR formats, targets are worth 2.5 times as much as carries. He'll share some work with James Robinson, but make no mistake about it, Etienne is the lead back with the most talent.
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James Robinson Note
James Robinson photo 81. James Robinson RB - (vs . IND)
While Robinson was on the field last year, the Jaguars running backs combined for 332 touches. Robinson accounted for 289 of them, or 87.0 percent, a number that doesn't really exist in today's NFL. He averaged 4.46 yards per carry, 5.73 yards per target, and scored 10 total touchdowns, which is solid, though nothing special. Enter Urban Meyer, who said they wanted to add depth/competition at the running back position. After adding Carlos Hyde, you knew Robinson would lose some touches, but it wasn't that much of a concern. After drafting Travis Etienne in the first round, it's definitely a concern. Robinson would be lucky to earn a 50/40/10 split with Etienne and Hyde, with Robinson being the 40 of the group. If we knock Robinson's touches into the 10-12 per game territory, you're not going to be trusting him as anything more than a shaky flex option.
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Laviska Shenault Jr. Note
Laviska Shenault Jr. photo 102. Laviska Shenault Jr. WR - (vs . IND)
It was going to be easy to name Shenault as a breakout candidate in 2021, as he was the clear-cut No. 2 option behind D.J. Chark on the Jaguars depth chart. Suddenly, the Jaguars have a new play-caller, a proven veteran receiver (Marvin Jones), and a first-round running back (Travis Etienne) they're calling a wide receiver. This has created some doubt in the role that Shenault will play under Urban Meyer. There's upside in selecting him as a bench receiver, though, as Trevor Lawrence should be a massive upgrade at quarterback, and it's not like Chark/Jones haven't dealt with injuries over the last couple years (Jones is also getting up there in age). Shenault is purely an upside pick that you stash on your bench until you find out just how he's being used.
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Marvin Jones Jr. Note
Marvin Jones Jr. photo 120. Marvin Jones Jr. WR - (vs . IND)
I'll be the first to admit it's possible we're all underestimating Jones this year. Sure, he's now 31 years old, but he's also coming off 1,757 yards and 18 touchdowns over the last two seasons, and that was while missing three full games. The Jaguars and their new coaching staff sought him out in free agency and paid him $7 million per year, so he's not likely going to be "just a mentor" to the young receivers. It is tough to see him being a consistent producer, however, as D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault, and Travis Etienne are all going to be heavily targeted as well.
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Trevor Lawrence Note
Trevor Lawrence photo 122. Trevor Lawrence QB - (vs . IND)
While it's typically tough for a rookie quarterback to make it into top-12 territory, Lawrence is likely the exception to the rule. He comes in as an advanced passer who has tremendous touch on his passes that not many rookies do. The Jaguars defense is in clear rebuild mode, which should allow for plenty of pass attempts, making 4,000-plus passing yards likely. On top of that, Lawrence has great mobility and is likely to rush for 400-plus yards and a handful of touchdowns on the ground. That alone should get him into the top-15, with a good chance at top-12.
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Carlos Hyde Note
Carlos Hyde photo 217. Carlos Hyde RB - (vs . IND)
Josh Lambo Note
Josh Lambo photo 289. Josh Lambo K - (vs . IND)
Jacksonville Jaguars Note
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 306. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - (vs . IND)
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 388. Dare Ogunbowale RB - (vs . IND)
Devine Ozigbo Note
Devine Ozigbo photo 399. Devine Ozigbo RB - (vs . IND)
Gardner Minshew II Note
Gardner Minshew II photo 404. Gardner Minshew II QB - (vs . IND)
Collin Johnson Note
Collin Johnson photo 407. Collin Johnson WR - (vs . IND)
Tim Tebow Note
Tim Tebow photo 429. Tim Tebow TE - (vs . IND)
James O'Shaughnessy Note
James O'Shaughnessy photo 432. James O'Shaughnessy TE - (vs . IND)
Aldrick Rosas Note
Aldrick Rosas photo 476. Aldrick Rosas K - (vs . IND)
Chris Manhertz Note
Chris Manhertz photo 496. Chris Manhertz TE - (vs . IND)
Phillip Dorsett II Note
Phillip Dorsett II photo 498. Phillip Dorsett II WR - (vs . IND)