Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars

AFC South

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Jalen Ramsey (groin) will open training camp on the active/ PUP list. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey, who underwent a core muscle surgery earlier in the offseason, will enter camp on the PUP list. The second year corner is a key piece to a Jaguars' defense that began to turn the corner in 2016, finishing the year ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense. Barring a setback, Ramsey should be fine for Week 1.

Category: Injury Updates


Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting Jacksonville Jaguars pass rusher Dante Fowler was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief late Tuesday night. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was arrested in St. Petersburg, FL late Tuesday night on "misdemeanor charges of simple battery and mischief," per Auman. Per reports, Fowler "hit the man, knocked his glasses off and stepped on them," and later "took the victim's grocery bag, with recently purchased liquor, and threw it in a lake." Although the victim was not injured, the 22-year-old pass rusher will likely face disciplinary action from both the local authorities and the NFL.

Category: Rumors


The Jacksonville Jaguars have released wide receiver Bryan Walters (foot) with an injury settlement Wednesday. (Source: John Oehser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Walters, who was placed on IR in May with a foot injury, was cut by the Jaguars Wednesday. The veteran slot receiver/ return man is expected to sign with a new club at some point before the start of the 2017 season and battle for a roster spot. Walter's vacancy from Jacksonville opens the door for Dede Westbrook to make an impact in his rookie year.

Category: Transactions


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 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


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


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


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


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


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