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Jacksonville Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed wide receiver Bryan Walters (foot) on the injured reserve list on Monday. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Walters was placed on IR with a foot injury but could be eligible to return to the team by Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season, per reports. In the wake of the 29-year-old wideout's absence, rookie Dede Westbrook will have a prime opportunity to showcase his abilities and carve himself out a role for the upcoming season.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Jacksonville Jaguars and running back Leonard Fournette have agreed to terms on a four-year deal on Wednesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fournette, the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, signed his rookie deal with the Jaguars Wednesday. Although reports suggest the impending freshman rusher must earn the starting job, it's more like his job to lose. Barring a terrible showing in training camp and the preseason, Fournette is poised to enter the 2017 season as the No. 1 running back on Jacksonville's depth chart with T.J. Yeldon assuming the role of his handcuff. Fournette will flirt with the RB1 tier to open the upcoming fantasy football campaign.

Category: Transactions


The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed wide receiver Dede Westbrook to a four-year deal on Tuesday. (Source: Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook, a fourth-round pick, signed his rookie deal Tuesday. He'll likely battle for a roster spot for the remainder of the offseason. Currently, he's stuck behind Alen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Rashad Greene and Bryan Walters on the team's wide receiver depth chart. Aside from in Dynasty league formats, Westbrook has little fantasy value entering the 2017 season.

Category: Transactions


The Jacksonville Jaguars have picked up quarterback Blake Bortles' fifth-year option. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars have retained Bortles through the 2018 season. They picked up his fifth-year option Monday despite reports stating that they would decline it. Although Bortles has shown signs promise since entering the league in 2014, he's stalled more than he's taken off. From a fantasy perspective, Bortles is a solid borderline QB1/ QB2 with tons of upside. He produced a 3,905-23-16 stat line while completing 58.9 percent of his passes and throwing for at least 300 yards in five games last season. The 25-year-old signal caller is entering his make or break year in 2017 and could be in line for his biggest statistical season as a pro.

Category: Transactions


The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade tight end Julius Thomas to the Miami Dolphins for a late-round draft pick in 2017. Per league rules, the trade cannot be made official until March 9, the start of the new league year. (Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas had his best statistical years as a pro when he played for his new head coach, Adam Gase, during his tenure as Denver's offensive coordinator from 2013-2014. During the two-year span, Thomas accumulated a 108-1,277-24 stat line while appearing in 27 games. If he can keep his health intact, Thomas should once again thrive while playing in Gase's system. For Jordan Cameron, his time in Miami will likely come to an end in the wake of Thomas's acquisition.

Category: Transactions


The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed quarterback Chad Henne on Wednesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Henne was re-signed with the Jaguars Wednesday. He will continue to backup presumed starter Blake Bortles in 2017. The nine-year veteran did not attempt a pass last season.

Category: Transactions


Corey Grant got the start at RB against the Colts in Week 17 and responded with 122 rushing yards, including a 57-yard touchdown, and two receptions for 15 yards in a 24-20 loss. Grant had 14 carries all season coming into Week 17 and the second-year player out of Auburn did have a touchdown reception in Week 2. He finished the season with 199 total yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Neither Chris Ivory nor T.J. Yeldon did very much to impress at running back, so Grant's strong game could open a bit more of a running back battle coming into 2017. Grant was not even the starter at Auburn, but did show big play potential and is a sleeper for 2017. There is very little reason to spend much time on Grant as is, but monitor his status on the Jaguars' depth chart this summer.

Category: Game Recaps


Marqise Lee caught six passes for a team-high 86 yards in the Week 17 loss to Indianapolis. Lee was targeted nine times and his longest reception was for 22 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Lee had a productive 2016 season, as he was second to Allen Robinson in receptions (57), receiving yards (765), and targets (96). Lee came into the season off the fantasy radar, but finished as a legitimate WR3/FLEX option. 2017 will be a contract year for the former 2nd rounder, so expect more good production from him. Target Lee as a late-round sleeper.

Category: Game Recaps


Allen Robinson finished the loss to the Colts with five catches for 82 yards. He was targeted a team-high 12 times and his longest reception was for 42 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Allen Robinson finishes a very disappointing 2016 campaign with 68 receptions for 801 yards and six touchdowns. He was targeted 139 times. Although all of these numbers were team highs, the only number that is favorable to Robinson owners is the high number of targets. Converting 139 targets into 801 yards is extremely disappointing. Robinson was drafted in the first or second round in redraft leagues this year, but certainly won't be drafted so high next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Ivory INACTIVE for Week 17

Sun, Jan 1st 11:39am EST
By Dan Harris

JAC

Chris Ivory (hamstring) is inactive for the Jaguars' Week 17 game against the Colts. (Source: John Oehser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ivory was a popular DFS sleeper this week, but was unable to go. With T.J. Yeldon on IR, expect Denard Robinson to get the bulk of the carries.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Jason Myers missed two of his four extra points, but converted all four of his field goals, including two kicks from 50 yards or further. Myers has converted multiple field goals in each of his last three games, making a field goal from 50 yards or further in each game. He is 25-for-30 on field goals this season and 27-for-30 on extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Some leagues take away points for extra points missed, so Myers may have lost fantasy owners for that category, but two 50-yard field goals and four converted field goals made him the top kicker in Week 16. He is 7-for-11 on field goals of 50 yards or further, proving that he is both accurate and that he has a booming leg. Indianapolis, the Jaguars' last 2016 opponent, rank 30th against fantasy kickers and Myers posted 14 fantasy points against the Colts in Week 4.

Category: Game Recaps


T.J. Yeldon was limited to only two carries for five yards against the Titans on Saturday. Yeldon left the game after his second carry with an ankle injury and is questionable for Week 17. He has 777 total yards and two touchdowns this season. (Source: Michael DiRocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yeldon did not return after the ankle injury, adding to his miserable 2016 season. While he has had some successes in the passing game, with 50 receptions for 312 yards, he is only averaging 3.6 yards per carry and has only one rushing touchdown this season. Jacksonville finishes their season against the Colts, 22nd against fantasy RB, and Yeldon had 115 total yards against Indianapolis in Week 4.

Category: Injury Updates


Ben Koyack with one catch

Mon, Dec 19th 6:04pm EST
By Chris Zolli

JAC

Ben Koyack caught one of his two targets for two yards against the Jaguars on Sunday. Koyack has a catch in four consecutive games, but only has single-digit yards in two of those games. He has 14 catches for 124 yards this season.

Fantasy Impact: The good things for Koyack are that he is the top option for the Jaguars at TE and that he has caught 14 of his 18 targets. While these are good signs, he has not topped five targets this season and has six catches in his last four games. Koyack had five catches for 41 yards against the Titans, the Jaguars' Week 16 opponent, in Week 8 and Tennessee ranks 16th against fantasy TE.

Category: Game Recaps


Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (hamstring) is ruled out for Week 15. (Source: John Oehser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hurns will miss his third consecutive game Sunday at Houston with a hamstring injury. Expect Marqise Lee and Bryan Walters to continue to receive increased playing time while Hurns is sidelined. However, all of Jacksonville's wideouts are fantasy risks for Week 15 facing a tough Texans secondary.

Category: Injury Updates


Shane Wynn caught one ball for 19 yards on Sunday against the Vikings. Wynn had two rushing attempts for five yards against the Broncos in Week 13, but Sunday's catch was the first for the rookie out of Indiana. He had 708 receiving yards last season with the Hoosiers.

Fantasy Impact: He had three games with 100 yards and two games with double-digit receptions for Indiana last season, so there is opportunity for Wynn to break out. The speedster had an opportunity with Allen Hurns out and made the most of it. Wynn did not have a catch against the Texans, the Jaguars next opponent, in Week 9 and Houston is 3rd against fantasy WR this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Denard Robinson suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 13's contest against the Broncos. (Source: Mark Long on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robinson saw more opportunities with Chris Ivory dealing with his hamstring injury. He did well considering, but now it looks like he'll miss time due to the ankle injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Marcedes Lewis caught both of his targets for 16 yards before leaving Sunday's game with a calf injury. It was revealed that Lewis will now miss the remainder of the season with this injury and was placed on the injured reserve. He finished the season with 20 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown. (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While losing a backup TE is usually not a big factor, head coach Gus Bradley said that Lewis' loss changed the whole offense. There was no reason that Lewis was on any fantasy roster, but his veteran presence was a safety blanket for young QB Blake Bortles.

Category: Injury Updates


Rashad Greene caught one of his two targets for nine yards on Sunday. While also handling punt duties, he had one return for 14 yards, Greene was the sixth-most targeted Jaguar.

Fantasy Impact: It is interesting that Greene was the sixth-most targeted player, and fourth-most targeted WR, as some thought that he could be the WR3 for Jacksonville. He is firmly entrenched behind Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson, and Marquise Lee on the depth chart and is without fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Allen, a sixth round pick from this years draft played well in Thursday's match against Atlanta Falcons as he completed 17-for-26 for 164 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Allen also added six yards on the ground with his only run of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Allen put in a good showing in this game and looks likely to make the final 53 man roster. He will be the third choice quarterback on the roster behind Blake Bortles and Chad Henne. It unlikely he will see any playing time this year so should not be drafted in any fantasy league this year.

Category: Game Recaps


Less than a year after signing with the team, the Jaguars have waived Jonas Gray, citing an injured quad. (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After the team signed Chris Ivory, there was little question that Gray would no longer be fantasy relevant. He could possibly sign with another team if he clear waivers. Until then, Gray should not be owned in any format.

Category: Transactions


Since signing a 3-year deal in 2014, Gerhart has proved to be ineffective for the Jags. (Source: RapSheet on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He is owed over $3M for next season. Look for the jags to cut him loose this offseason.

Category: Injury Updates


Clay Harbor had four receptions on six targets for 31 yards against Indianapolis on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The TE position has not been very productive for fantasy regardless of who gets the receptions, and Harbor felt that this week. Harbor isn't going to get enough yardage to be fantasy relevant, and so is dependent on touchdowns, which the Jaguars offense is having a tough time generating. Leave him on the wire in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Steelers acquire K Josh Scobee

Mon, Aug 31st 11:46am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

The Steelers acquired K Josh Scobee from the Jaguars. The compensation for Scobee isn't known at this time, but it's expected to be a sixth- or seventh-round pick. (Source: The Florida Times-Union)

Fantasy Impact: Scobee gets a boost in fantasy relevance by joining the Steelers. While Heinz Field isn't a kicker's paradise, Scobee will now be kicking for a much higher-powered offense in Pittsburgh.

Category: Transactions


Jaguars GM David Caldwell said Tuesday the Jaguars have had "no contact with Blackmon and believe that his 21-month absence from the game makes it unlikely the former first-round pick will play in the NFL again". (Source: Mike DiRocco, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon should be written off as a fantasy option for this year and future years. He has basically blown all opportunities within the NFL.


The Jags' lone offensive score came on a trick play: Blake Bortles threw a lateral to Cecil Shorts, who then threw a dart to a wide-open Jordan Todman. Shorts finished the day with 5 receptions for 47 yards, and the TD pass. (Source: The Score)

Fantasy Impact: If this was Shorts' last game as a Jaguar, he went out on a good note. As mentioned before, Shorts will be a free agent this winter. We'll have to see where he ends up.


Todman finished the game with 7 rushes for 52 yards, and 5 receptions for 46 yards and TD. The TD reception came on a trick play, with WR Cecil Shorts completing the pass to Todman. (Source: SBNation)

Fantasy Impact: Todman's 2nd TD in as many weeks is potentially bad news for Toby Gerhart. Todman is showing that he can be productive when given opportunities, and the Jags may decide to go with the cheaper Todman over Gerhart as a backup to Denard Robinson next season.


Storm Johnson Inactive for Week 8

Sun, Oct 26th 12:05pm EDT
By Tom

MIA

The rookie RB will not suit up against Miami.

Fantasy Impact: As expected Denard Robinson will start for the Jaguars.


Ace Sanders is back with the team today and is working on the side at practice. (Source: Ryan O'Halloran - Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ace Sanders took a leave of absence from the Jaguars on July 23 to deal with "personal issues" after he was faced with a four game suspension. Sanders is eligible to practice this week and could play on Thursday against the Falcons. He won't count against the Jaguars 53 man roster during the duration of his suspension.


Mike Brown is "day-to-day" with a hamstring injury. (Source: John Oehser)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Brown is now the third Jags WR to injure his hammy in the last two weeks (Cecil Shorts and Allen Robinson have missed practice with hamstrings). Rookie WR's Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns will likely be the two starters when the Jags take on the Bucs in their preseason opener this coming Friday. Mike Brown doesn't have any re-draft value and should only be considered in the deepest of dynasty leagues.


Jaguars receiver Tandon Doss suffered a badly sprained ankle on the final play of practice. X-rays were negative, showing no broken bones, but Doss is expected to miss significant time. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Doss was expected to be the punt returner and No. 4 wide receiver for the Jaguars, behind Cecil Shorts and rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson. Avoid drafting Doss until further details on the injury are released.


The Jacksonville Jaguars have picked up quarterback Blake Bortles' fifth-year option. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars have retained Bortles through the 2018 season. They picked up his fifth-year option Monday despite reports stating that they would decline it. Although Bortles has shown signs promise since entering the league in 2014, he's stalled more than he's taken off. From a fantasy perspective, Bortles is a solid borderline QB1/ QB2 with tons of upside. He produced a 3,905-23-16 stat line while completing 58.9 percent of his passes and throwing for at least 300 yards in five games last season. The 25-year-old signal caller is entering his make or break year in 2017 and could be in line for his biggest statistical season as a pro.

Category: Transactions


The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed quarterback Chad Henne on Wednesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Henne was re-signed with the Jaguars Wednesday. He will continue to backup presumed starter Blake Bortles in 2017. The nine-year veteran did not attempt a pass last season.

Category: Transactions


Brandon Allen, a sixth round pick from this years draft played well in Thursday's match against Atlanta Falcons as he completed 17-for-26 for 164 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Allen also added six yards on the ground with his only run of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Allen put in a good showing in this game and looks likely to make the final 53 man roster. He will be the third choice quarterback on the roster behind Blake Bortles and Chad Henne. It unlikely he will see any playing time this year so should not be drafted in any fantasy league this year.

Category: Game Recaps


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Jacksonville Jaguars and running back Leonard Fournette have agreed to terms on a four-year deal on Wednesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fournette, the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, signed his rookie deal with the Jaguars Wednesday. Although reports suggest the impending freshman rusher must earn the starting job, it's more like his job to lose. Barring a terrible showing in training camp and the preseason, Fournette is poised to enter the 2017 season as the No. 1 running back on Jacksonville's depth chart with T.J. Yeldon assuming the role of his handcuff. Fournette will flirt with the RB1 tier to open the upcoming fantasy football campaign.

Category: Transactions


Corey Grant got the start at RB against the Colts in Week 17 and responded with 122 rushing yards, including a 57-yard touchdown, and two receptions for 15 yards in a 24-20 loss. Grant had 14 carries all season coming into Week 17 and the second-year player out of Auburn did have a touchdown reception in Week 2. He finished the season with 199 total yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Neither Chris Ivory nor T.J. Yeldon did very much to impress at running back, so Grant's strong game could open a bit more of a running back battle coming into 2017. Grant was not even the starter at Auburn, but did show big play potential and is a sleeper for 2017. There is very little reason to spend much time on Grant as is, but monitor his status on the Jaguars' depth chart this summer.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Ivory INACTIVE for Week 17

Sun, Jan 1st 11:39am EST
By Dan Harris

JAC

Chris Ivory (hamstring) is inactive for the Jaguars' Week 17 game against the Colts. (Source: John Oehser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ivory was a popular DFS sleeper this week, but was unable to go. With T.J. Yeldon on IR, expect Denard Robinson to get the bulk of the carries.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


T.J. Yeldon was limited to only two carries for five yards against the Titans on Saturday. Yeldon left the game after his second carry with an ankle injury and is questionable for Week 17. He has 777 total yards and two touchdowns this season. (Source: Michael DiRocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yeldon did not return after the ankle injury, adding to his miserable 2016 season. While he has had some successes in the passing game, with 50 receptions for 312 yards, he is only averaging 3.6 yards per carry and has only one rushing touchdown this season. Jacksonville finishes their season against the Colts, 22nd against fantasy RB, and Yeldon had 115 total yards against Indianapolis in Week 4.

Category: Injury Updates


Denard Robinson suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 13's contest against the Broncos. (Source: Mark Long on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robinson saw more opportunities with Chris Ivory dealing with his hamstring injury. He did well considering, but now it looks like he'll miss time due to the ankle injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Less than a year after signing with the team, the Jaguars have waived Jonas Gray, citing an injured quad. (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After the team signed Chris Ivory, there was little question that Gray would no longer be fantasy relevant. He could possibly sign with another team if he clear waivers. Until then, Gray should not be owned in any format.

Category: Transactions


Since signing a 3-year deal in 2014, Gerhart has proved to be ineffective for the Jags. (Source: RapSheet on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He is owed over $3M for next season. Look for the jags to cut him loose this offseason.

Category: Injury Updates


Todman finished the game with 7 rushes for 52 yards, and 5 receptions for 46 yards and TD. The TD reception came on a trick play, with WR Cecil Shorts completing the pass to Todman. (Source: SBNation)

Fantasy Impact: Todman's 2nd TD in as many weeks is potentially bad news for Toby Gerhart. Todman is showing that he can be productive when given opportunities, and the Jags may decide to go with the cheaper Todman over Gerhart as a backup to Denard Robinson next season.


Storm Johnson Inactive for Week 8

Sun, Oct 26th 12:05pm EDT
By Tom

MIA

The rookie RB will not suit up against Miami.

Fantasy Impact: As expected Denard Robinson will start for the Jaguars.


The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed wide receiver Bryan Walters (foot) on the injured reserve list on Monday. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Walters was placed on IR with a foot injury but could be eligible to return to the team by Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season, per reports. In the wake of the 29-year-old wideout's absence, rookie Dede Westbrook will have a prime opportunity to showcase his abilities and carve himself out a role for the upcoming season.

Category: Injury Updates


The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed wide receiver Dede Westbrook to a four-year deal on Tuesday. (Source: Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook, a fourth-round pick, signed his rookie deal Tuesday. He'll likely battle for a roster spot for the remainder of the offseason. Currently, he's stuck behind Alen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Rashad Greene and Bryan Walters on the team's wide receiver depth chart. Aside from in Dynasty league formats, Westbrook has little fantasy value entering the 2017 season.

Category: Transactions


Marqise Lee caught six passes for a team-high 86 yards in the Week 17 loss to Indianapolis. Lee was targeted nine times and his longest reception was for 22 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Lee had a productive 2016 season, as he was second to Allen Robinson in receptions (57), receiving yards (765), and targets (96). Lee came into the season off the fantasy radar, but finished as a legitimate WR3/FLEX option. 2017 will be a contract year for the former 2nd rounder, so expect more good production from him. Target Lee as a late-round sleeper.

Category: Game Recaps


Allen Robinson finished the loss to the Colts with five catches for 82 yards. He was targeted a team-high 12 times and his longest reception was for 42 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Allen Robinson finishes a very disappointing 2016 campaign with 68 receptions for 801 yards and six touchdowns. He was targeted 139 times. Although all of these numbers were team highs, the only number that is favorable to Robinson owners is the high number of targets. Converting 139 targets into 801 yards is extremely disappointing. Robinson was drafted in the first or second round in redraft leagues this year, but certainly won't be drafted so high next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (hamstring) is ruled out for Week 15. (Source: John Oehser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hurns will miss his third consecutive game Sunday at Houston with a hamstring injury. Expect Marqise Lee and Bryan Walters to continue to receive increased playing time while Hurns is sidelined. However, all of Jacksonville's wideouts are fantasy risks for Week 15 facing a tough Texans secondary.

Category: Injury Updates


Shane Wynn caught one ball for 19 yards on Sunday against the Vikings. Wynn had two rushing attempts for five yards against the Broncos in Week 13, but Sunday's catch was the first for the rookie out of Indiana. He had 708 receiving yards last season with the Hoosiers.

Fantasy Impact: He had three games with 100 yards and two games with double-digit receptions for Indiana last season, so there is opportunity for Wynn to break out. The speedster had an opportunity with Allen Hurns out and made the most of it. Wynn did not have a catch against the Texans, the Jaguars next opponent, in Week 9 and Houston is 3rd against fantasy WR this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Rashad Greene caught one of his two targets for nine yards on Sunday. While also handling punt duties, he had one return for 14 yards, Greene was the sixth-most targeted Jaguar.

Fantasy Impact: It is interesting that Greene was the sixth-most targeted player, and fourth-most targeted WR, as some thought that he could be the WR3 for Jacksonville. He is firmly entrenched behind Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson, and Marquise Lee on the depth chart and is without fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps


Jaguars GM David Caldwell said Tuesday the Jaguars have had "no contact with Blackmon and believe that his 21-month absence from the game makes it unlikely the former first-round pick will play in the NFL again". (Source: Mike DiRocco, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon should be written off as a fantasy option for this year and future years. He has basically blown all opportunities within the NFL.


The Jags' lone offensive score came on a trick play: Blake Bortles threw a lateral to Cecil Shorts, who then threw a dart to a wide-open Jordan Todman. Shorts finished the day with 5 receptions for 47 yards, and the TD pass. (Source: The Score)

Fantasy Impact: If this was Shorts' last game as a Jaguar, he went out on a good note. As mentioned before, Shorts will be a free agent this winter. We'll have to see where he ends up.


Ace Sanders is back with the team today and is working on the side at practice. (Source: Ryan O'Halloran - Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ace Sanders took a leave of absence from the Jaguars on July 23 to deal with "personal issues" after he was faced with a four game suspension. Sanders is eligible to practice this week and could play on Thursday against the Falcons. He won't count against the Jaguars 53 man roster during the duration of his suspension.


Mike Brown is "day-to-day" with a hamstring injury. (Source: John Oehser)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Brown is now the third Jags WR to injure his hammy in the last two weeks (Cecil Shorts and Allen Robinson have missed practice with hamstrings). Rookie WR's Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns will likely be the two starters when the Jags take on the Bucs in their preseason opener this coming Friday. Mike Brown doesn't have any re-draft value and should only be considered in the deepest of dynasty leagues.


Jaguars receiver Tandon Doss suffered a badly sprained ankle on the final play of practice. X-rays were negative, showing no broken bones, but Doss is expected to miss significant time. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Doss was expected to be the punt returner and No. 4 wide receiver for the Jaguars, behind Cecil Shorts and rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson. Avoid drafting Doss until further details on the injury are released.


The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade tight end Julius Thomas to the Miami Dolphins for a late-round draft pick in 2017. Per league rules, the trade cannot be made official until March 9, the start of the new league year. (Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas had his best statistical years as a pro when he played for his new head coach, Adam Gase, during his tenure as Denver's offensive coordinator from 2013-2014. During the two-year span, Thomas accumulated a 108-1,277-24 stat line while appearing in 27 games. If he can keep his health intact, Thomas should once again thrive while playing in Gase's system. For Jordan Cameron, his time in Miami will likely come to an end in the wake of Thomas's acquisition.

Category: Transactions


Ben Koyack with one catch

Mon, Dec 19th 6:04pm EST
By Chris Zolli

JAC

Ben Koyack caught one of his two targets for two yards against the Jaguars on Sunday. Koyack has a catch in four consecutive games, but only has single-digit yards in two of those games. He has 14 catches for 124 yards this season.

Fantasy Impact: The good things for Koyack are that he is the top option for the Jaguars at TE and that he has caught 14 of his 18 targets. While these are good signs, he has not topped five targets this season and has six catches in his last four games. Koyack had five catches for 41 yards against the Titans, the Jaguars' Week 16 opponent, in Week 8 and Tennessee ranks 16th against fantasy TE.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcedes Lewis caught both of his targets for 16 yards before leaving Sunday's game with a calf injury. It was revealed that Lewis will now miss the remainder of the season with this injury and was placed on the injured reserve. He finished the season with 20 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown. (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While losing a backup TE is usually not a big factor, head coach Gus Bradley said that Lewis' loss changed the whole offense. There was no reason that Lewis was on any fantasy roster, but his veteran presence was a safety blanket for young QB Blake Bortles.

Category: Injury Updates


Clay Harbor had four receptions on six targets for 31 yards against Indianapolis on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The TE position has not been very productive for fantasy regardless of who gets the receptions, and Harbor felt that this week. Harbor isn't going to get enough yardage to be fantasy relevant, and so is dependent on touchdowns, which the Jaguars offense is having a tough time generating. Leave him on the wire in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Jason Myers missed two of his four extra points, but converted all four of his field goals, including two kicks from 50 yards or further. Myers has converted multiple field goals in each of his last three games, making a field goal from 50 yards or further in each game. He is 25-for-30 on field goals this season and 27-for-30 on extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Some leagues take away points for extra points missed, so Myers may have lost fantasy owners for that category, but two 50-yard field goals and four converted field goals made him the top kicker in Week 16. He is 7-for-11 on field goals of 50 yards or further, proving that he is both accurate and that he has a booming leg. Indianapolis, the Jaguars' last 2016 opponent, rank 30th against fantasy kickers and Myers posted 14 fantasy points against the Colts in Week 4.

Category: Game Recaps


Steelers acquire K Josh Scobee

Mon, Aug 31st 11:46am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

The Steelers acquired K Josh Scobee from the Jaguars. The compensation for Scobee isn't known at this time, but it's expected to be a sixth- or seventh-round pick. (Source: The Florida Times-Union)

Fantasy Impact: Scobee gets a boost in fantasy relevance by joining the Steelers. While Heinz Field isn't a kicker's paradise, Scobee will now be kicking for a much higher-powered offense in Pittsburgh.

Category: Transactions


New EVP Tom Coughlin is reported as saying that Blake Bortles is "our Quarterback." Rapoport is also reporting that Jaguars owner Khan is saying that Coughlin will break all ties regarding decisions. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jags decision to stick with Bortles is interesting to say the least. Hopefully, Bortles will improve his play during the offseason and the Jaguars will continue to build a team around him. Fantasy owners should monitor this situation for the likes of Bortles and especially Allen Robinson.

Category: Rumors


The Seattle Seahawks and former first round pick Luke Joeckel have agreed to a 1-year deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks desperately needed help on their offensive line and slowly but surely they are putting the pieces together. Joeckel is an upgrade for a desperate Seattle team. Expect the running game and passing game to improve.

Category: Transactions


Jared Odrick cut by Jaguars

Mon, Feb 20th 5:13pm EST
By Anthony Cervino

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released offensive lineman Jared Odrick on Monday. (Source: David Canter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Odrick was released Monday after spending two seasons in Jacksonville. The seven-year veteran only played in six games in 2016 as he dealt with the lingering effects of an elbow injury for most of the campaign. Odrick, who can play both guard and tackle, should have no issue landing with a new club for 2017 despite his injury concerns.

Category: Transactions


Jalen Ramsey recorded two tackles in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey's play against Amari Cooper was far more impressive than his stat line. Ramsey shadowed Cooper was held to four receptions for 29 yards on five targets. Ramsey is beginning to show his potential.

Category: Game Recaps


Telvin Smith recorded five total tackles in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Smith had three of the five tackles were for loss of yards. Week 7 was Smith's lowest output of points on the year. This game against the Raiders shouldn't discourage Smith owners going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Paul Posluszny records eight total tackles, seven solo and one assisted tackle in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Posluszny has another good showing in Week 7 . He is averaging near nine tackles a game and continues to produce. The Jaguars play the Tennessee Titans in Week 8, Posluzny should be in line for plenty of opportunities against a run-heavy attack.

Category: Game Recaps


Johnathan Cyprien records 11 tackles in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Cyprien lead the team in tackles with 11 solo tackles. Cyprien is a good option to stream if your Safety has a bye.

Category: Game Recaps


Yannick Ngakoue recorded one sack, one interception and four solo tackles in the Week 4 loss against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Ngakoue leads the Jaguars in sacks with three for the 2016 season. Ngakoue had a heads up play when he caught the tipped ball from teammate Dante Fowler Jr. Ngakoue is becoming a name at the LB position in his rookie year. Ngakoue can be looked at to stream going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Johnson recorded five tackles, 4 solo, in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson also got to Andrew Luck once in Week 4. Johnson and Paul Posluszny got to Luck at the same time to record Johson's first sack of the 2016 NFL season.

Category: Game Recaps


Malik Jackson recorded five solo tackles and defended one pass in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts in London, England.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson has his biggest day for tackles in 2016. Jackson continues to put immense pressure in the middle of the offensive line allowing the defensive ends to get to the opposing quarterback. Jackson may not have much value in standard IDP but he makes the players around him better.

Category: Game Recaps


Dante Fowler Jr recorded five solo tackles, one assisted tackle and two sacks against the Chargers in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler had a huge day for IDP owners. Fowler took advantage of a shaky but improved offensive line of the Chargers. Two of Fowler's tackles were for a loss of yards. At the very least, Fowler is on the streaming radar for juicy matchups.

Category: Game Recaps


Prince Amukamara recorded two solo tackles and one pass deflection in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Amukamara took away a big play against Davante Adams in the first half. Amukamara is a sneaky play for full blown IDP leagues. He is benefited a good pass rush and should be able to capitalize against lesser QB's.

Category: Game Recaps


Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Walsh told the media that rookie LB Myles Jack will receive first-team reps during Wednesday's practice, but it is not thought to be a "permenant promotion" as Paul Posluszny received the day off. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Myles Jack will work with the first and second-team defense in training camp. The rookie is considered a future piece of Jacksonville's linebacker unit and could eventually overtake Paul Posluszny's starting job in 2016. Jacksonville's D/ST should be considered a sleeper in the upcoming fantasy football campaign.

Category: Rumors


According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, Jacksonville Jaguars LB Dan Skuta will not face charges stemming from his alleged incident in June where he was accused of first-degree battery in Orange County, Florida. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: In the wake of these reports, Dan Skuta will not face charges from the state and will not face disciplinary action from the NFL stemming from his alleged incident. Skuta will partake in a training camp position battle with rookie Myles Jack for one of the starting outside linebacker spots on Jacksonville's retooled defense. Jacksonville' D/ST could be a sleeper in the upcoming fantasy football campaign due to their high-profile offseason additions that include the aforementioned Jack, Jalen Ramsey, Prince Amukamara and Malik Jackson.

Category: Rumors


According to Adam Schefter, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jonathan Woodard has suffered a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars cannot catch a break it seems. This injury comes only a few days after first-round pick Jalen Ramsey suffered a knee injury of his own. Woodard was slated for special teams duty as a rookie, but now faces even longer odds of becoming a significant NFL contributor.


Speaking at a promotional appearance on Wednesday, newly-signed Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Kelvin Beachum said he is making progress in his recovery from the torn ACL he suffered last October. (Source: The Florita Times-Union)

Fantasy Impact: However, The Florida Times-Union also notes that Beachum won't be ready for the start of training camp. “As far as an exact time frame [for a debut], I don’t know as of yet," said Beachum. With former first-round pick Luke Joeckel showing no signs of improving, the team is counting on Beachum to help improve their offensive line in order to better protect franchise quarterback Blake Bortles. His healthy return to the field could help Bortles sustain his success from last year while also helping improve the run game for Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon.

Category: Injury Updates


The Dolphins signed former Jacksonville Jaguar defensive end Andre Branch to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million. Branch is four-year veteran who has played his entire career with the Jaguars. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: This is a move for depth for a defense whose depth failed the Dolphins in 2015. He's likely to be part of the defensive line rotation similar to Cameron Wake and Derrick Shelby's role last year.

Category: Transactions


Davon House had eight tackles (three solo), four passes defensed, and two interceptions against the Ravens on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Davon House nearly single-handedly kept the Jaguars in the game, picking off Ravens QB Joe Flacco twice on Sunday. This was the first fantasy relevant game for House, and is unlikely a sign of things to come for this season. He should not be used in IDP leagues at this point.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Clemons had two tackles (both solo), two QB hits, and one forced fumble that he recovered and returned for a TD against the Bills on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Clemons hasn't done a whole lot in fantasy this season, but he made an impact against Buffalo by forcing a fumble, recovering it, and going six yards for a TD. Clemons remains a low-tier option in IDP leagues, as he is completely a boom/bust play on this Jaguars DEF. Don't expect much in Week 9 against the Jets.

Category: Game Recaps


The Jags re-signed their 2010 first-round pick to a 2 year deal, worth $6 million ($4.25 million guaranteed). (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the former top 10 pick has not been the difference maker befitting his draft status, Alualu has shown improvement over the past four seasons. The Jaguars also were able to re-sign him at an affordable rate. The low amount of money (and years) committed, coupled with Alualu's familiarity with the organization make this a positive move for the team.


One week after securing a $600,000 bonus on national TV for reaching a sacks incentive, Marks tore an ACL in his right knee. (Source: Fox Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Marks will most certainly end up on the PUP list to start the 2015 season. Most players, not named Adrian Peterson, take 12 to 18 months to fully recover from a torn ACL. Expect decreased production from Marks from here on out. 2014, a career year for Marks, will likely be his best season in the NFL.


Babin, Jets strike two-year deal

Wed, Jul 23rd 6:37pm EDT
By Tom Woods

The New York Jets signed former Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin to a two-year contract. He'll join up with the team in SUNY Cortland for training camp. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Babin should provide pressure off the edge as a situational pass rusher in New York. Rex Ryan has managed to get a lot out of players with less ability than Babin, and so the former first-round pick could end up being an asset for Gang Green. It is likely that his fantasy impact won't be sky high, but he may be able to help add a few points to the Jets' defense and increase their stock ever so slightly.


Jared Odrick cut by Jaguars

Mon, Feb 20th 5:13pm EST
By Anthony Cervino

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released offensive lineman Jared Odrick on Monday. (Source: David Canter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Odrick was released Monday after spending two seasons in Jacksonville. The seven-year veteran only played in six games in 2016 as he dealt with the lingering effects of an elbow injury for most of the campaign. Odrick, who can play both guard and tackle, should have no issue landing with a new club for 2017 despite his injury concerns.

Category: Transactions


Malik Jackson recorded five solo tackles and defended one pass in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts in London, England.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson has his biggest day for tackles in 2016. Jackson continues to put immense pressure in the middle of the offensive line allowing the defensive ends to get to the opposing quarterback. Jackson may not have much value in standard IDP but he makes the players around him better.

Category: Game Recaps


Dante Fowler Jr recorded five solo tackles, one assisted tackle and two sacks against the Chargers in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler had a huge day for IDP owners. Fowler took advantage of a shaky but improved offensive line of the Chargers. Two of Fowler's tackles were for a loss of yards. At the very least, Fowler is on the streaming radar for juicy matchups.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Adam Schefter, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jonathan Woodard has suffered a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars cannot catch a break it seems. This injury comes only a few days after first-round pick Jalen Ramsey suffered a knee injury of his own. Woodard was slated for special teams duty as a rookie, but now faces even longer odds of becoming a significant NFL contributor.


The Dolphins signed former Jacksonville Jaguar defensive end Andre Branch to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million. Branch is four-year veteran who has played his entire career with the Jaguars. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: This is a move for depth for a defense whose depth failed the Dolphins in 2015. He's likely to be part of the defensive line rotation similar to Cameron Wake and Derrick Shelby's role last year.

Category: Transactions


Chris Clemons had two tackles (both solo), two QB hits, and one forced fumble that he recovered and returned for a TD against the Bills on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Clemons hasn't done a whole lot in fantasy this season, but he made an impact against Buffalo by forcing a fumble, recovering it, and going six yards for a TD. Clemons remains a low-tier option in IDP leagues, as he is completely a boom/bust play on this Jaguars DEF. Don't expect much in Week 9 against the Jets.

Category: Game Recaps


The Jags re-signed their 2010 first-round pick to a 2 year deal, worth $6 million ($4.25 million guaranteed). (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the former top 10 pick has not been the difference maker befitting his draft status, Alualu has shown improvement over the past four seasons. The Jaguars also were able to re-sign him at an affordable rate. The low amount of money (and years) committed, coupled with Alualu's familiarity with the organization make this a positive move for the team.


One week after securing a $600,000 bonus on national TV for reaching a sacks incentive, Marks tore an ACL in his right knee. (Source: Fox Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Marks will most certainly end up on the PUP list to start the 2015 season. Most players, not named Adrian Peterson, take 12 to 18 months to fully recover from a torn ACL. Expect decreased production from Marks from here on out. 2014, a career year for Marks, will likely be his best season in the NFL.


Telvin Smith recorded five total tackles in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Smith had three of the five tackles were for loss of yards. Week 7 was Smith's lowest output of points on the year. This game against the Raiders shouldn't discourage Smith owners going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Paul Posluszny records eight total tackles, seven solo and one assisted tackle in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Posluszny has another good showing in Week 7 . He is averaging near nine tackles a game and continues to produce. The Jaguars play the Tennessee Titans in Week 8, Posluzny should be in line for plenty of opportunities against a run-heavy attack.

Category: Game Recaps


Yannick Ngakoue recorded one sack, one interception and four solo tackles in the Week 4 loss against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Ngakoue leads the Jaguars in sacks with three for the 2016 season. Ngakoue had a heads up play when he caught the tipped ball from teammate Dante Fowler Jr. Ngakoue is becoming a name at the LB position in his rookie year. Ngakoue can be looked at to stream going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Walsh told the media that rookie LB Myles Jack will receive first-team reps during Wednesday's practice, but it is not thought to be a "permenant promotion" as Paul Posluszny received the day off. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Myles Jack will work with the first and second-team defense in training camp. The rookie is considered a future piece of Jacksonville's linebacker unit and could eventually overtake Paul Posluszny's starting job in 2016. Jacksonville's D/ST should be considered a sleeper in the upcoming fantasy football campaign.

Category: Rumors


According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, Jacksonville Jaguars LB Dan Skuta will not face charges stemming from his alleged incident in June where he was accused of first-degree battery in Orange County, Florida. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: In the wake of these reports, Dan Skuta will not face charges from the state and will not face disciplinary action from the NFL stemming from his alleged incident. Skuta will partake in a training camp position battle with rookie Myles Jack for one of the starting outside linebacker spots on Jacksonville's retooled defense. Jacksonville' D/ST could be a sleeper in the upcoming fantasy football campaign due to their high-profile offseason additions that include the aforementioned Jack, Jalen Ramsey, Prince Amukamara and Malik Jackson.

Category: Rumors


Babin, Jets strike two-year deal

Wed, Jul 23rd 6:37pm EDT
By Tom Woods

The New York Jets signed former Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin to a two-year contract. He'll join up with the team in SUNY Cortland for training camp. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Babin should provide pressure off the edge as a situational pass rusher in New York. Rex Ryan has managed to get a lot out of players with less ability than Babin, and so the former first-round pick could end up being an asset for Gang Green. It is likely that his fantasy impact won't be sky high, but he may be able to help add a few points to the Jets' defense and increase their stock ever so slightly.


Jalen Ramsey recorded two tackles in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey's play against Amari Cooper was far more impressive than his stat line. Ramsey shadowed Cooper was held to four receptions for 29 yards on five targets. Ramsey is beginning to show his potential.

Category: Game Recaps


Johnathan Cyprien records 11 tackles in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Cyprien lead the team in tackles with 11 solo tackles. Cyprien is a good option to stream if your Safety has a bye.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Johnson recorded five tackles, 4 solo, in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson also got to Andrew Luck once in Week 4. Johnson and Paul Posluszny got to Luck at the same time to record Johson's first sack of the 2016 NFL season.

Category: Game Recaps


Prince Amukamara recorded two solo tackles and one pass deflection in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Amukamara took away a big play against Davante Adams in the first half. Amukamara is a sneaky play for full blown IDP leagues. He is benefited a good pass rush and should be able to capitalize against lesser QB's.

Category: Game Recaps


Davon House had eight tackles (three solo), four passes defensed, and two interceptions against the Ravens on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Davon House nearly single-handedly kept the Jaguars in the game, picking off Ravens QB Joe Flacco twice on Sunday. This was the first fantasy relevant game for House, and is unlikely a sign of things to come for this season. He should not be used in IDP leagues at this point.

Category: Game Recaps