Jacksonville Jaguars

AFC South

Mike Kaye of Jacksonville's First Coast News writes that free-agent addition Austin Seferian-Jenkins has shown a strong chemistry throughout the offseason program with QB Blake Bortles, noting that Seferin-Jenkins appears to be a "massive upgrade when compared to Marcedes Lewis." Lewis, who signed with the Packers, led the Jaguars with five touchdowns last season, mostly on play-action red-zone tosses. According to Kaye, Seferian-Jenkins has added a downfield element to Jacksonville's passing game, which would be a welcomed wrinkle for Blake Bortles, who has consistently hit his new tight end with downfield lobs. (Source: Mike Kaye via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marcedes Lewis was an in-line blocking specialist, where Seferian-Jenkins is a legitimate route runner who caught 50 balls for the Jets last season. ASJ has had issues staying healthy but looks like a nice value pick for the majority of fantasy leaguers who miss out on the "big three" tight ends and choose to go to war with weekly streamers in 2018.


The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed No. 61 overall pick D.J. Chark to a four-year, $4.47 million contract. The deal includes a signing bonus of $1.31 million. (Source: Mike Kaye via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Chark (6-4, 198) has impressive tools and hopes to become the latest LSU wideout to hit big in the NFL. Some analysts consider Chark just a straight-line deep threat, while others think he can develop into a solid red-zone receiver. The Jacksonville receiving corps is wide open, so Chark has a chance to earn Year One reps if he can move up the depth chart in August.


The AP's Mark Long is reporting the Jacksonville Jaguars have released TE Marcedes Lewis on Tuesday. (Source: Mark Long on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After 12 seasons with the team, the Jaguars cut Lewis, who is not happy with the developments leading up to his release. "I think I deserved a little better than I got," Lewis said Wednesday. "I wish they would have done it sooner." His release is indeed a head-scratcher, especially after the Jaguars picked up Lewis' 2018 option. However, after the team landed Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul in free agency, the writing was on the wall for this to happen sooner or later. Lewis could be a good fit with the Ravens or Lions as both teams have a need at the tight end position.

Category: Transactions


The Jaguars are releasing Allen Hurns, according to Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move isn't particularly surprising given Hurns's contract, the Jaguars' depth at wide receiver, and their signing of Donte Moncrief. Hurns should have a strong market given the need at wide receiver for several teams, but his fantasy value will be entirely dependent on where he lands.

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Aaron Colvin will reportedly sign a 4-year contract with the Houston Texans once free agency officially opens. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After four seasons with the Jaguars, Colvin will fill a hole in the Texans secondary that ranked 25th in DVOA pass defenses.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Jacksonville Jaguars are re-signing WR Marqise Lee to a four-year deal worth $38 million with $18 million in guaranteed money. (Source: Ian Rapoort on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While they lost one of their notable free agent WRs -- Allen Robinson -- in free agency, the Jaguars made sure they tied up their other one. They are re-signing Lee to an undisclosed deal. Lee will likely return to the Jaguars as one of their starting wideouts, likely opposite Dede Westbrook.

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Jacksonville Jaguars beat writer Ryan O'Halloran is reporting that the team placed a second-round RFA tender on RB Corey Grant. (Source: Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After the Jaguars moved on from Chris Ivory, tendering Grant was an expected outcome. Rushing for 248 yards and a pair of touchdowns while buried on the Jaguars' running back depth chart behind Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon and Ivory, Grant should see an uptick in his opportunity-share with the latter no longer in the mix. Since Fournette has been plagued by injury throughout his career, it also wouldn't surprise me if Grant sees excess snaps at different points of the season either. It's a one-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $2.914 million for Grant.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Allen Robinson intends to sign with the Bears, "barring any last-minute snags." (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a great move for the Bears, who were desperate to find a playmaker at wide receiver to pair with QB Mitchell Trubisky. With Robinson, they land the #1 available free agent wide receiver. ARob is still only 24 years old too so his opportunity for growth as a player is significant. Even coming off of a torn ACL, Robinson should be ready for offseason activities and will be locked in as the Bears' #1 wide receiver moving forward. He'll be a WR2 in fantasy with WR1 upside.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Buffalo Bills have signed running back Chris Ivory to a two-year deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Let's be real here, Ivory is being brought in as a LeSean McCoy insurance policy. Their depth chart was among the shallowest in the league, so it's likely they'll continue to add depth through the draft or free agency. Ivory totaled just 821 yards on 229 carries (3.59 YPC) with the Jaguars, leading to his release this offseason. Ivory is not going to be a recommended fantasy option unless something were to happen to McCoy. Even then, he's limited to first and second down, making him a limited upside running back.

Category: Transactions


The Florida Times-Union is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars have awarded QB Blake Bortles with a contract extension through 2020. (Source: Florida Times-Union )

Fantasy Impact: While there were reports suggesting that the Jaguars were exploring alternate options at QB this offseason, the team put an end to those rumors Saturday night, awarding Bortles with a two-year contract extension, locking him up until the 2020 season. Coming off of an outstanding 2017 season in which he finished as the QB13 from a fantasy perspective while leading the Jaguars to a 10-6 record and a trip to the AFC Championship game, Bortles has high-expectations to exceed in the upcoming campaign.

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Dede Westbrook caught one of his three targets for 29 yards on Sunday against the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: As in the playoff game against the Steelers, Westbrook was limited to one reception on three targets in this one. The rookie showed his dynamic talent toward the end of the season, however. With Marqise Lee likely gone, expect Westbrook to have a bigger role in 2018.

Category: Game Recaps


T.J. Yeldon rushed five times for 25 yards and caught two passes for six yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: As usual, Leonard Fournette carried the load on Sunday, leaving Yeldon in merely a chance-of-pace role. Under contract at minimal cost for another season, expect Yeldon to be back with the Jaguars and provide similar production to his 2017 numbers (477 total yards).

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Leonard Fournette rushed 24 times for 76 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 13 yards on Sunday against the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Fournette ran hard all game, but the Patriots focused on taking him away in the second half and he struggled to get going. His fantastic rookie season ends with him again seeing more than 25 touches in a game. Though he averaged just 3.9 yards per carry during the season, his talent is obvious, and he should have even more success next year if the Jaguars open up the offense.

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James O'Shaughnessy had one catch for four yards on one target in the Jaguars' 24-20 loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: O'Shaughnessy is not a fantasy factor as a reserve in Jacksonville.

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Josh Lambo made all six of his extra point attempts and made a 45 yard field goal that kept the Jaguars ahead in their 45-42 win over the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: With such a high scoring game, Lambo saw extensive use making all of his extra points. He was also able to put the nail in the coffin for the game, making his lone field goal attempt of the game. This put the Jags up two scores over the Steelers with only minutes left in the game which sealed the victory for the Jaguars. Lambo is an effective option in fantasy with only four teams remaining in the playoffs.

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Keelan Cole finished Sunday's matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 1 reception for 45 yards.

Fantasy Impact: While the single catch is disappointing for fantasy owners, Cole's long catch set up a Fournette touchdown that was needed for the 45-42 upset against the Steelers. Cole has either been boom-or-bust recently, with the Jags leaning on the defense and run game. He will be a dart throw against the Patriots next week with Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee back in the lineup.

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Ben Koyack brought in his lone target for 21 yards in the Jaguars' 45-42 win over the Steelers Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Koyack posted another one-catch contest, but did not score this week. Jacksonville travels to New England for the AFC Championship.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars D/ST held the Titans to 15 points on Sunday. They added three sacks, a fumble recovery, and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars had a whopping seven defensive touchdowns in 2017, and was the clear top option at D/ST most weeks. They should remain the top choice, or close to it, in 2018.

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Tashaun Gipson tallied five tackles and one fumble recovery in win against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Gipson had another strong performance in Week 10. Finding the loose ball and having a strong talking day. Gipson has a plus matchup in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns.

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Jalen Ramsey had a limited practice on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey's groin is a new injury since the Bengals game last week. The good news is Ramsey has been on the injury report for the most of the year and hasn't missed any time.

Category: Injury Updates