Jacksonville Jaguars

AFC South

Leonard Fournette was arrested on Thursday afternoon for failing to pay a speeding ticket from November. (Source: Justin Barney on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Fournette was going 12mph over the speed limit with a suspended license. It’s reassuring to hear the arrest wasn’t over something more serious, but it’s also fair to expect Fournette to take care of something like this without it escalating to this point. The third-year running back is reportedly looking at 2019 as a fresh start for himself. Hopefully this is the end of nonsense like this.

Marqise Lee will not be ready for action until late in the preseason according to head coach Doug Marrone. (Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lee continues to recover from a knee injury that he suffered during preseason last year. When healthy, he's the clear No. 1 receiver for Jacksonville after disappointing seasons from Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole.

Category: Injury Updates

Blake Bortles has been released by the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: This move has been expected since it was reported that Jacksonville would sign Nick Foles to be their starting QB. Bortles showed flashes of competence over the years, but he ultimately struggled given so many opportunities in Jacksonville.

Category: Transactions

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Steelers and Donte Moncrief have come to terms on a two-year contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's tough to blame Moncrief for his underwhelming 48-663-3 receiving line last season as he dealt with the corpse of Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler at quarterback for most the year. Moncrief's role with Pittsburgh will be much more fantasy friendly as there are plenty of targets left behind from Antonio Brown's departure, not to mention the massive quarterback upgrade he's getting. JuJu Smith-Schuster will undoubtedly serve as the team's top dog, but Moncrief has a chance to be very fantasy relevant this season.

Category: Transactions

The Jaguars have released RB Carlos Hyde, who was acquired during the 2018 season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hyde was brought in as insurance for lead back Leonard Fournette. Hyde started out strong as a fantasy asset in Cleveland, but when it became clear that Nick Chubb was ready the team shipped Hyde to Jacksonville. Hyde's value has plummetted since then, and his landing spot this offseason will ultimately determine his worth in 2019.

Category: Transactions

The Jaguars have announced that they'll retain their front office and head coach, Doug Marrone, into 2019. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars had one of the most disappointing seasons on both sides of the ball, failing to make the playoffs after coming close to reaching the Super Bowl a season ago. While it was a step back, the team could return to prominence in 2019 if they are able to sort out the QB position.

Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith led the team with 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday’s 20-3 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Smith finishes the season with 134 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, two interceptions (one returned for touchdown), and two passes defensed in 16 games. He will be one of the better IDP picks once again entering 2019.

Category: Game Recaps

Kai Forbath made his only field goal attempt from 25 yards as the Jaguars lost to the Texans in Week 17 action.

Fantasy Impact: Forbath did not have a job all season until the Jaguars picked him up to replace Josh Lambo and ended up playing the last three games of the year. Forbath should get an invite to a training camp next season to get a chance to make a team needing a kicker.

Category: Game Recaps

D.J. Chark did not catch a pass on two targets as the Jaguars lost to the Texans by a 20-3 score on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Chark showed some flashes in his rookie season but dealt with injuries and missed five games. Look for the Jaguars to give Chark some opportunities to move up the depth chart in 2019.

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James O'Shaughnessy caught three passes on four targets for 25 yards as the Jaguars lost to the Texans by a 20-3 score in Week 17 action.

Fantasy Impact: O'Shaughnessy worked his way into the TE1 role on the depth chart due to injuries. But the veteran tight end has always been a backup and will fall back into that role in 2019.

Category: Game Recaps

Keelan Cole caught four passes on eight targets for 45 yards as the Jaguars lost to the Texans by a 20-3 score in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Cole came into the season on everybody's sleeper list and was the WR1 on the depth chart. But the second-year receiver had a disappointing year and ends up with 38 catches on 70 targets.

Category: Game Recaps

David Williams rushed two times for two yards as the Jaguars lost to the Texans by a 20-3 score on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Williams was a seventh-round draft pick who impressed the Jaguars. It looked like he would get some more action at the end of the season but it did not end up that way. Williams will need to have a good training camp if he wants to make the team next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Dede Westbrook caught three-of-seven targets for 10 yards Sunday in Jacksonville’s Week 17 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook struggled like the rest of the Jaguar offense on Sunday. But the second year receiver showed flashes this season of what he can become and if the Jaguars can find a QB in the offseason, Westbrook could be a breakout player in 2019.

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Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell recorded three tackles (all solo) with one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in Sunday's 17-7 win over the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: The sack was the veteran’s ninth of the season. Campbell also forced a key Brandon Bolden fumble in the third quarter. It was initially ruled down but overturned in Jacksonville’s favor following a replay review. He will look to reach double-digit sacks for the second time in his career when the Jaguars wrap up the season with a road game in Houston.

Category: Game Recaps

Rashad Greene caught two passes on two targets for 22 yards as the Jaguars beat the Dolphins by a 17-7 score in Week 16 action.

Fantasy Impact: Greene is currently fourth on the Jaguars depth chart at receiver for the struggling offense. The 26-year-old wideout just has six catches on the season and is not worth picking up in fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

The Jaguars benched Cody Kessler in favor of Blake Bortles in the second half of Week 16 against the Dolphins. Kessler finished 12-of-17 for 106 yards and five sacks absorbed, rushing once for a gain of two.

Fantasy Impact: You know you are having a bad day when you get benched for Blake Bortles. Expect Kessler to sit out in Week 17 as the Jaguars have a financial investment in Bortles and will probably start him over Kessler. Fantasy owners can drop Kessler.

Category: Game Recaps

Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon is inactive for the team's Week 16 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While he had some relevance earlier in the season while Leonard Fournette was out, Yeldon has returned to the bottom of the depth chart behind Fournette, Carlos Hyde, and David Williams.

Category: Transactions

Ronnie Harrison headed to IR

Tue, Dec 18th 1:09am EST
By Alex Johnson

The Jaguars are placing rookie safety Ronnie Harrison on injured reserve due to a knee injury. His season is over. (Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Harrison injured his knee on the first defensive series of Sunday’s loss to the Redskins. The rookie had just taken over the starting job from veteran Barry Church two weeks ago. Church was released last week. Harrison’s season ends with 32 tackles, one sack, and one interception in 14 games (eight starts). He appears to have a promising future.

Category: Injury Updates

Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack recorded six tackles (five solo) in Sunday’s 16-13 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Jack is now up to 89 tackles with two sacks, one interception, and one pass defensed in 14 games this season. The Dolphins are up next in Week 16.

Category: Game Recaps

Barry Church has been waived by the Jaguars. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Church was a free agent signing in 2017, and he played in every game with the Jaguars prior to being a healthy scratch last week. The 30-year-old will likely catch on with a new team, but perhaps not until the offseason.

Category: Transactions