Jacksonville Jaguars news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:40:03 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was given a checklist by offensive coordinator Greg Olson before the Jaguars six-week break in offseason programs. "A lot of it is him homing in on the protections," Olson said. "When he gets back here, we want him to be completely clear on what he's doing at the line of scrimmage in terms of that," said Olson.
Fantasy Tip: Bortles has shown improvement already this offseason, according to a variety of sources. Bortles isn't yet in the QB1 conversation, but he should be considered as a top-end QB2, and he will have weeks of being a FantasyScore consideration.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:47:32 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles worked with throwing coach Tom House and former NFL QB Jordan Palmer this offseason in hopes of tightening his throwing motion and learning to use his whole body when he throws. He indicated his plan was to work out with WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns leading up to training camp and work on his deep throws.
Fantasy Tip: Bortles will be the team's quarterback for the foreseeable future, and the team should be happy that he is trying to improve after he threw 17 interceptions in 14 games last season. Bortles could be a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues but probably will not see much time in starting lineups.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:46:35 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (shoulder) dealt with a shoulder injury near the end of the 2014 season, which affected his ability to throw passes, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. Bortles did not need surgery during the offseason.
Fantasy Tip: Bortles did struggle at times last season which led to 17 interceptions but was able to 2,908 and 11 touchdowns in 14 games. His play should improve this season since he knows what to expect and could be a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:07:25 -0700
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:27:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lee has been dealing with a nagging knee injury this offseason, possibly giving Hurns a head start on staring opposite Robinson. This, of course, could depend on how quickly Lee recovers and how long it will take for him to acclimate to normal playing time and conditions. Lee is more of an attraction from a fantasy standpoint if he's healthy, but both should be taken as a WR5 for now.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:46:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Greene is worth a late-round flier on draft day, as he could quickly emerge as a viable fantasy option sooner rather than later.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:46:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sanders isn't expected to have much in the way of fantasy appeal unless injuries create a more significant role.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:45:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lee is projected to be the No. 3 wide receiver behind WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns. Unless he can leapfrog one of the two and find his way into a starting role, he is best left to the waiver wire on draft day.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:43:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Harbor could re-emerge as a viable fantasy option, but he will need an injury to Thomas to see significant reps.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:42:30 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis is in what is expected to be his final season with the team, and with TE Julius Thomas now in the mix Lewis should see time as a blocker and less as a pass catcher.
Fantasy Tip: If Thomas is able to stay healthy then the fantasy appeal for Lewis will be negligible, especially with Clay Harbor projected to be the primary backup.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:41:52 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson had a chance as an every-down back last season, but with RB T.J. Yeldon in the fold Robinson is only expected to sub in for certain situations. He might also win the kickoff return role, too.
Fantasy Tip: Shoelace emerged as a viable RB3 or flex play in fantasy leagues last season, but he will likely need an injury or two like last season to see a significant amount of touches. On draft day, it's best to stay away.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:41:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gerhart wasn't that attractive last season, even as an every-down back, but he is especially less attractive with significantly fewer reps. Fantasy owners in leagues of 12 or more teams will want him in the later rounds for depth, but that's about it.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:40:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Yeldon might work in a crowded committee with Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson, but Yeldon clearly has the most upside. He wouldn't be a bad RB3 or flex fantasy option worthy of a late-round pick on draft day.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:38:51 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce is not projected to make the 53-man roster, according to beat writer Ryan O'Halloran. Pierce is believed to be in the running for the No. 4 job with RBs Storm Johnson and Corey Grant behind RBs T.J. Yeldon, Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Pierce can wiggle his way into a job in Jacksonville, he has a lot of work to do before he re-emerges as a fantasy threat again.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:38:02 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Corey Grant is projected by beat writer Ryan O'Halloran to serve as the No. 4 tailback on the 53-man roster, edging out RBs Storm Johnson and Bernard Pierce. Grant is believed to have the edge because of his ability as a gunner on punt coverage and kickoffs.
Fantasy Tip: Grant isn't expected to have much in the way of fantasy appeal unless injuries decimate the Jacksonville backfield.
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