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Jacksonville Jaguars Laviska Shenault Jr. could see touches out of the backfield, per head coach Urban Meyer. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In talking about creating more explosive offensive plays, Meyer mentions Laviska Shenault Jr. could see touches out of the backfield. The 23-year-old is expected to see an uptick in targets with Jamal Agnew (hip) out for the season and now could see carries out of the backfield, increasing his fantasy value. Shenault Jr. has yet to find the end zone this season after catching 40-of-62 targets for 408 yards while rushing for 30 yards on seven attempts over 10 games in 2021. The Colorado product is 46th in the latest FantasyPros expert consensus rankings and is high-upside flex option if he does see touches out of the backfield in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Category: Rumors

Jaguars WR/KR Jamal Agnew (hip) has been placed on IR and will miss the remainder of the 2021 season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Agnew suffered the injury in Sunday's Week 11 game against the 49ers. Second-year wideout Laviska Shenault will likely see an increase in touches in Agnew's absence.

Category: Injury Updates

Dan Arnold failed to see a target in the passing game during the Jaguars' Week 11 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: After leading the Jaguars in receiving in each of the last few weeks, Arnold was simply a non-factor in this one. While it didn't help that the 49ers dominated the time of possession, it's quite troubling to see his lack of involvement. Fortunately, Arnold finds himself in a great bounce-back spot in Wee 12 against the Falcons. He should be viewed as a low-end TE1 moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Marvin Jones hauled in 4-of-6 targets for 52 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Jones' 52 yards led the team on a day where the offense couldn't seem to find any sort of rhythm. Laviska Shenault caught five passes on one less target but those two figure to be the top receiving options ahead of a Week 12 date against the Falcons. Jones will be on the WR3 radar for that matchup.

Category: Game Recaps

James Robinson rushed 12 times for 29 yards and a touchdown, while hauling in 2-of-3 targets for an additional nine yards in the Jaguars' Week 11 loss.

Fantasy Impact: It was a tough matchup for Robinson, but thankfully a garbage time touchdown plunge from one yard out late in the fourth quarter salvaged what would have been a fantasy disaster. It's tough to take away much from this one, but it's encouraging that Robinson was the only running back to handle a touch for the Jaguars. He'll be an RB2 in a great bounce-back spot against the Falcons in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps

Trevor Lawrence completed 16-of-25 passes for 158 scoreless yards and added 23 yards on three carries in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Lawrence struggled to get anything going in this one, as the 49ers absolutely dominated the time of possession battle. He didn't even touch the football until there was less than two minutes in the first half. It's clear Lawrence has talent, but this offense will make it tough for him to produce any kind of fantasy value, even in Week 12 against the Falcons.

Category: Game Recaps

The Jaguars signed RB Jordan Wilkins to their practice squad on Monday. (Source: Tom Pelissero via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Wilkins signing makes us think that James Robinson may spend more time out than we thought. It also shows the lack of confidence with Carlos Hyde going forward as the workhorse without Robinson playing.

Category: Transactions

The Jaguars signed WR John Brown to their practice squad on Monday. (Source: Tom Pelissero via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There's no immediate impact that the Brown signing will have with the Jaguars' offense being ever so putrid. Brown may find his way into their rotation going forward in 2021.

Category: Transactions

Carlos Hyde rushed 21 times for 67 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards in the Jaguars' Week 9 win over the Bills.

Fantasy Impact: With James Robinson ruled out, Hyde was given a massive workload. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to turn the extra usage into anything special as a 3.3 yards per touch average isn't very impressive. His fantasy value solely depends on Robinson's Week 10 status, but another tough matchup against the Colts makes him a risky fantasy option going forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Devine Ozigbo was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Source: Field Yates via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With James Robinson day to day, the Jaguars felt the need to bring back Ozigbo. Ozigbo will provide insurance in case they need a third back for their Week 9 matchup.

Category: Transactions

Jaguars tight end Jacob Hollister is inactive for Week 8 against the Steelers. (Source: Michael DiRocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears Hollister's absence this week is the result of a coach's decision. The 27-year-old has appeared in four games this year, catching four passes for 21 yards. Dan Arnold will start at tight end while Chris Manhertz and Luke Farrell fill depth roles.

Category: Injury Updates

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark will be out for the remainder of the season, per coach Urban Meyer. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chark was placed on IR shortly after suffering an ankle injury in early October. Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault should both be in line for more targets moving forward. The 25-year-old Chark was limited to just four games this season.

Category: Injury Updates

The Steelers signed Anthony Miller to the practice squad. (Source: Pittsburgh Steelers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller was originally expected to sign with Jacksonville's practice squad, but Pittsburgh reportedly offered him a spot on the active roster. He'll help fill the void left by JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder), who is out for the season.

Category: Transactions

The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed tight end James O'Shaughnessy on injured reserve with an ankle injury. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The tight end will now miss at least the next three weeks of action with the injury. O'Shaughnessy saw eight targets in Week 1, so a struggling Jaguars offense will miss his presence. Chris Manhertz, Jacob Hollister, and rookie Luke Farrell are behind him on the depth chart and will be asked to step into larger roles. Luke Farrell led the Jaguars tight ends in snaps in Week 2 and appears to be the next man up. Farrell is nothing more than a deep TE premium stash.

Category: Injury Updates

The Jacksonville D/ST surrendered nearly 400 total yards and failed to force a turnover in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: Teddy Bridgewater did whatever he wanted in this one, hooking up with Courtland Sutton nine times for 159 yards. The Jaguars currently don't have an identity and should be left on waivers ahead of a Week 3 matchup against the Cardinals on deck.

Category: Game Recaps

The Jaguars have placed wide receiver Tavon Austin on injured reserve due to a quadriceps injury. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Austin initially made the Jaguars' 53-man roster out of camp but will now be forced out of action until at least Week 4. The veteran Swiss army knife is primarily a kick and punt returner, though he also logged 224 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in 2019.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Per Ian Rapoport, Jaguars RB Travis Etienne will undergo surgery on his foot to repair a Lisfranc injury on Thursday (Source: Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: After injuring himself in preseason game three, Etienne will undergo surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in his foot. The first-round runner will miss the entire 2021 season, expect James Robinson to be a top-20 fantasy running back in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates

The Jaguars claimed wide reciever Tyron Johnson off waivers from the Chargers on Wednesday. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars used their waiver priority to claim Johnson, who showed flashes last year with the Chargers. He will likely act as the No. 4 wide reciever in Jacksonville behind Laviska Shenault, D.J. Chark and Marvin Jones.

Category: Transactions

The Jaguars released WR Phillip Dorsett. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former first-round pick missed all of 2020 with a foot issue. He could land elsewhere as organizational receiving depth.

Category: Transactions

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jaguars are trading QB Gardner Minshew to the Eagles for a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Minshew's days in Jacksonville had been numbered as soon as the Jaguars drafted QB Trevor Lawrence first overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, so this is a move that was somewhat to be expected. The more interesting piece is the landing spot for Minshew as he joins the Eagles and QB Jalen Hurts. The Eagles had been linked with adding another QB behind Hurts for some time, the question of course being is would this be a move to add depth or to potentially challenge Hurts. Right now, given the draft capital involved, a sixth round pick that can turn into a fifth rounder based on playing time, it would seem that Hurts isn't in trouble of losing his job. However, this could be the change of scenery needed for Minshew and given the lack of long term commitment from the Eagles towards Hurts, Minshew could be in the conversation for starting QB in the future. Minshew played in nine games for the Jaguars in 2020 and compiled 2,259 yards for 16 TD's and five interceptions. This move automatically gives the Eagles an improvement at the backup QB spot with a high upside player that could step in on short notice if needed. For fantasy football purposes, unless Hurts suffers an injury, Minshew is unlikely to have much fantasy appeal in 2021.

Category: Transactions