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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. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Rumors

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer told reporters after the first-round selection of Clemson RB Travis Etienne on Thursday that he expects James Robinson and Carlos Hyde to be the “1-2 punch” with Etienne operating as the third-down back. (Source: Mia O’Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It’s hard to imagine the Jaguars drafted Etienne only to be utilized on third downs, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility he’s utilized in such a way his rookie season with two capable running backs in Robinson and Hyde operating on first and second downs. As for Robinson, it looks like his role is going to decrease from a season ago. He averaged 17.1 carries and 4.3 targets per game his rookie season. With Hyde and Etienne both now in town, expect those numbers to take a significant hit. What the exact split looks like is yet to be seen, but Robinson is now looking more like a low-end RB2 at best after the Jaguars spent a first round pick on Etienne.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected running back Travis Etienne with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. (Source: Mark Long on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: And just like that we've had running backs taken with back-to-back picks. Etienne is a Clemson product who is considered the best receiving back in this class. Known as an explosive playmaker, Etienne is a home run hitter at the running back position. The Jaguars are likely viewing him more as "offensive weapon" who can operate in space, rather than a pure RB. He'll reunite with his college teammate Trevor Lawrence in Jacksonville.

D.J Chark said to James Palmer that he's gained 10 pounds this offseason (up to 210) and that his times have gotten faster. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Palmer added that incoming HC Urban Meyer has stressed the importance of sports performance at length since he arrived. Chark totaled 53 receptions on 93 targets for 706 yards and five touchdowns last season. He'll most notably compete with newly-signed Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault for targets from presumably Trevor Lawrence.

Category: Rumors

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Chris Conley has signed a one-year deal with the Texans. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Texans will add another depth piece to their wide receiver room with the addition on Conley. Conley caught 40 passes for 471 yards and two touchdowns in 2020. He appeared in 15 games and started four games. It doesn't appear Conley will have much, if any, fantasy value in 2021.

Category: Rumors

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Keelan Cole Sr. and the Jets agree on a one-year $5.5 million deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Cole appeared in 16 games for the Jaguars this season. He caught 55 passes for 642 yards and five touchdowns. Jets just signed Corey Davis to a deal as well. Cole is joining a crowded WR room and will look to compete for a starting role.

Category: Transactions

Former free-agent QB Mike Glennon has reportedly signed a deal with the New York Giants, per Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Glennon has reportedly signed a deal with the New York Giants to back-up current franchise QB Daniel Jones for the 2021 season. The veteran journeyman will enter his ninth season on his sixth team after earning five starts for Jacksonville in 2020, throwing for 1,072 yards with a 7:5 TD/INT ratio. This signing provides a decent insurance policy for the Giants, as Glennon has experience in multiple offensive systems in comparison to third-year quarterback Clayton Thorson.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew is reportedly being targeted by several teams, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Minshew started nine games for the Jaguars in 2020 before being benched. Still, the second-year QB threw for over 2,250 yards, with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. With a regime change occurring under Jaguars' new head coach Urban Meyer, expect Minshew to be on the move as the team reportedly targets QB Trevor Lawrence with the No.1 overall pick in the draft.

Category: Rumors

Cornerback Sidney Jones is re-signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones, a former second round pick, signed with the Jaguars after being released by the Eagles at the beginning of last season. He nabbed two interceptions over nine games for Jacksonville in 2020 before tearing his achilles tendon, for the second time in his career. It's unclear what his timetable to return is looking like but the Jags must believe it's sooner than later if they were willing to bring him back.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Jacksonville Jaguars LG Andrew Norwell has agreed to restructure his contract to $9 million fully guaranteed and worth up to $12 million, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 2017 All-Pro left guard will remain in Jacksonville for 2021 under the new regime being implemented by head coach Urban Meyer. Norwell, a former lineman at Ohio State during Meyer's tenure as head coach for the Buckeyes, is talented and a road-grader within the interior of the Jaguars' offensive line. With all sights set on Trevor Lawrence at the No.1 overall pick in the 2021 draft, Meyer and the Jags understand the value and importance of continuity on the offensive line, especially to protect a mobile, athletic quarterback like Lawrence. Norwell played 13 games for Jacksonville in 2020, creating lanes that allowed rookie running back James Robinson to explode for 1,070 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

Category: Transactions

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jaguars are placing the franchise tag on OT Cam Robinson. (Source: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network)

Fantasy Impact: Robinson entered free agency as one of the best available tackles in a very weak class. Now that the Jaguars have tagged him it will likely give him a $13 to $14.5 million cap hit. The move comes at a bit of a surprise, but makes sense given the Jaguars will likely need to protect presumed number one overall pick, Trevor Lawrence at QB.

Category: Transactions

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert is expected to have his team option declined, which will make him a free agent heading into the 2021 season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eifert was set to earn close to $5 million if Jacksonville picked up his team option for 2021. However, the eighth-year tight end was a mere afterthought in one of the worst offenses in 2020, catching 36 of 60 targets for 349 yards and two touchdowns across 15 games. New head coach Urban Meyer is in the midst of a massive rebuild within the organization and is already tailoring the roster, which will see Eifert hit free agency and try his luck elsewhere. He's still a talented receiving tight end when healthy but his injury history could drive him away from a prominent TE1 role on a contender in 2021.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

The Florida Times-Union believes the Jaguars will move on from RB Chris Thompson. (Source: Florida Times-Union)

Fantasy Impact: Thompson landed on IR with a back injury midway through the season. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, it makes little sense for Jacksonville to bring him back.

Category: Rumors

The Jacksonville Jaguars are rumored to be working towards finalizing a deal making Urban Meyer the next head coach of their franchise. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The speculation throughout recent weeks regarding former Ohio State head coach and three-time national champion Urban Meyer having serious interest in coaching for a NFL franchise appears to be accurate. Meyer is rumored to be in ongoing negotiations with the Jaguars to become their next head coach, which includes the No. 1 overall pick and a bevy of draft picks and cap space to work with. Continue monitoring the situation down in Jacksonville on Thursday.

Category: Rumors

Aldrick Rosas was 2-for-2 in extra point tries and did not attempt a field goal on Sunday as the Jaguars lost to the Colts by a 28-14 in Week 17 action.

Fantasy Impact: In six games as Jacksonville's kicker, Rosas is 7-for-9 in field goal attempts and has made all eight of his extra-point tries. The 26-year-old kicker has good shot of making the team in 2021 and if not then may be able to find a job somewhere.

Category: Game Recaps

James O'Shaughnessy caught his lone target for 10 yards in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Colts by a 28-14 score.

Fantasy Impact: O'Shaughnessy finishes the season with 28 catches for 262 receiving yards over 15 games played. The veteran tight end will more than likely continue in a reserve role in 2021 and is not fantasy relevant.

Category: Game Recaps

Devine Ozigbo did not record a carry in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Colts by a 28-14 score.

Fantasy Impact: Ozigbo moved up to second on the depth chart at running back but still did not see the ball on Sunday. The 24-year-old had one carry all season to go all along with nine receptions and is most useful on special teams.

Category: Game Recaps

Dare Ogunbowale rushed 12 times for 50 yards and caught 4-of-7 passes for 22 yards in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Colts by a 28-14 score.

Fantasy Impact: Ogunwale picked up the start with James Robinson missing the season finale. The 27-year-old running back did not do much with his opportunity as a starter and looks like he will slide back to a bench role in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps

Laviska Shenault caught six of nine targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' 28-14 loss to the Colts on Sunday. He also netted minus-2 yards on his one rush.

Fantasy Impact: Shenault picked up an expanded role on Sunday with D.J. Chark out with an injury. The rookie receiver finishes the season with 58 catches, 600 receiving yards and five touchdowns and should have be a big part of the offense in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps

Collin Johnson caught his only target for eight yards on Sunday as the Jaguars lost to the Ravens by a 40-14 score in Week 15 action.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson had to leave Sunday's game against the Ravens due to a hamstring injury. There have been no reports on how serious it is at this time and fantasy owners should keep an eye out for updates.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps