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Jacksonville Jaguars Player Notes
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Blake Bortles, QB8/28/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles finished the preseason strong, completing 4-of-6 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons on Thursday.
Insight: Bortles threw a 57-yard bomb to fellow rookie Marqise Lee. The quarterback finished the preseason 32-of-51 for 521 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. It's looking more and more likely that Bortles will become the starting quarterback at some point this season. If you can be patient and sacrifice a spot on your bench for him, he could provide some late season value.
Ramses Barden, WR8/24/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Wideout Ramses Barden was released by Jacksonville.
Insight: At 6-foot-6, 224 lbs Barden was supposed to develop into a big-time threat, but lacked the speed to get away from NFL defenders. The Jags will go with their two rookie Marqise lee and Allen Robinson
Chad Henne, QB8/23/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: The Jaguars have officially named Chad Henne their starting quarterback.
Insight: It was a foregone conclusion that Henne would start. The question is, how long will he hold off Blake Bortles? The team wants to give Bortles the year to learn as a backup, but he figures to start at some point. He's outplayed Henne this preseason.
Cecil Shorts III, WR8/18/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts returned to practice Sunday after missing three weeks with a hamstring injury.
Insight: According to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union, he used the word "rusty" four times in describing his play. He expects to be ready for Week 1 versus Philadelphia. Shorts (66 receptions for 777 yards and 3 TDs in 13 games last season) will be the Jaguars No. 1 receiver if he can stay healthy.
Blake Bortles, QB8/15/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, had another solid outing against the Bears Thursday night, going 11-for-17 for 160 yards.
Insight: Bortles has been good enough that the team will give him one quarter with the starters next week, according to coach Gus Bradley. The rookie is locked into the backup role, at least at the start of the season. Check back after they start the season against Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and San Diego. He's certain worth drafting in the late rounds.
Marqise Lee, WR8/14/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee looked much better this week than last when he was held without a catch.
Insight: Lee caught all four targets for 27 yards. He should start opposite Cecil Shorts and could be a nice late-round sleeper pick.
Toby Gerhart, RB8/14/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart ran six times for 19 yards and caught one ball for eight yards in his first preseason work.
Insight: Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy and his 231-pound frame gives him a good chance to hold up to the pounding. He'll be fine between the tackles, but we are concerned about trying him on the outside. That could be where he losses carries to Jordan Todman or Storm Johnson.
Toby Gerhart, RB8/12/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart returned to practice Tuesday, according to Mark Long of the Associated Press.
Insight: Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy and his 231-pound frame gives him a good chance to hold up to the pounding. He missed the first preseason game but is hoping to play in the second.
Blake Bortles, QB8/9/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, had a solid debut against Tampa Bay, completing 7-of-11 passes for 117 yards.
Insight: Bortles is locked into the backup role, at least at the start of the season. Check back after they start the season against Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and San Diego. If they are 0-4 strategies could quickly change.
Blake Bortles, QB8/7/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, has taken no snaps with the starters, according to beat writer Ryan O'Halloran.
Insight: Of the three first-round quarterback selections, he seems to be the least likely to win a starting job in 2014 as it appears the team is willing to let him watch and learn from the sidelines. Check back after they start the season against Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and San Diego. If they are 0-4 strategies could quickly change.
Toby Gerhart, RB8/6/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: According to jaguars.com, Running back Toby Gerhart will sit out the preseason opener with hip flexor tightness.
Insight: Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy and his 231-pound frame gives him a good chance to hold up to the pounding. Holding him out of the first preseason game is likely a precautionary move.
Toby Gerhart, RB8/4/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN.com, Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is dealing with hip flexor tightness.
Insight: Gerhart sat out practice Friday, a scrimmage on Saturday and practice Monday. He says he plans to play in Friday's preseason opener. Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy.
Jordan Todman, RB8/1/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Jaguars backup running back Jordan Todman is ahead of Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson for the handcuff role.
Insight: Barring injury to starter Toby Gerhart we don't see much fantasy value for Todman even with his kick return yardage added to the mix.
Allen Robinson, WR8/1/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson is going to miss a couple weeks due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: The two-week injury won't effect his regular season, but the missed time will likely leave him behind fellow rookie Marqise Lee.
Marqise Lee, WR7/30/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch has been finding ways to "feed" Marqise Lee, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Cecil Shorts' hamstring strain has given Lee and fellow rookie Allen Robinson a chance to get more work in practice. Lee has been lining up all over the field. "Marqise has that speed factor," coach Gus Bradley said. "He has a chance to break one and is extremely quick. He’s freakish in his skill set in some of the things he does." Shorts is injury-prone and if he goes down for an extended period of time during the season Lee will have a shot to see a ton of targets from Chad Henne.
Cecil Shorts III, WR7/27/2014 1:16:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts will miss several weeks with a strained hamstring, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.
Insight: Shorts has missed five games the past two seasons and played most of last year with a sports hernia that required surgery in the offseason. Still, with an ADP of 113.5 he's a good value pick because he should dominate targets for Jacksonville.
Justin Blackmon, WR7/24/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Russell Hulstine of Newson6.com is reporting that suspended Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon was "arrested for the possession of marijuana following a traffic stop Wednesday night" in Edmond, Okla.
Insight: Blackmon was already on indefinite suspension and this won't help his chances of some day rerurning to the NFL.
Ace Sanders, WR7/22/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders faces a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse program. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times-Union
Insight: Sanders will leave the team indefinitely. "I've decided to go seek help, get (the) attention that I need -- hopefully somebody can help me out," Sanders said. "I should be OK; I just want to get better and come back and be ready to play. Sometimes life hits and it's hard." The 5-foot-7, 178-pound Sanders had 51 catches as a rookie, but produced just 484 yards and one touchdown. His spot on the roster was already tenuous after the Jags drafted Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson in the second round this year.
Jordan Todman, RB7/10/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Jaguars back running back Jordan Todman is expected to be the team's kick returner this season.
Insight: Barring injury to starter Toby Gerhart we don't see much fantasy value for Todman even with return yardage added to the mix.
Ace Sanders, WR6/8/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Now that second-round picks Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson are in the mix at wide receiver, Ace Sanders' roster spot with the Jaguars could be in jeopardy. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times Union
Insight: Sanders had a respectable rookie season (51 catches, 484 yards, one touchdown) but at 5-foot-7 and 178 pounds, he doesn't match up well against bigger defensive backs. Justin Blackmon's absence might ultimately be what allows Sanders to keep his job.
Blake Bortles, QB5/22/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, could end up sitting for a majority or all of the upcoming season.
Insight: Adam Schefter is reporting that the Jaguars want Chad Henne to play all 16 games this season and have Bortles watch the action from the sidelines. The team may be afraid of repeating what happened with Blaine Gabbert in 2011, who started 14 games in his rookie season and never developed.
Chad Henne, QB5/22/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: The Jaguars would like veteran QB Chad Henne to start all 16 games next season. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The team may be afraid of repeating what happened with Blaine Gabbert in 2011, who started 14 games in his rookie season and never developed. Still, it's hard to believe the Jags would take Blake Bortles third overall and then sit him for his whole first season. We should gain more clarity on this subject when training camp opens in late July.
Justin Blackmon, WR5/10/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: According to the Florida Times Union, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell confirmed Friday that the team has "moved on" from receiver Justin Blackmon "for this year."
Insight: Jacksonville's actions on Friday -- selecting WRs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson in the second round of the NFL Draft -- spoke loud and clear for Caldwell. Blackmon was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season and again for the final eight for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. His second suspension is indefinite and his reinstatement isn't a given. In the four games he played, Blackmon had 415 receiving yards and a touchdown on 29 catches.
Allen Robinson, WR5/9/2014 9:16:00 PM
Description: Penn State receiver Allen Robinson is going to Jacksonville with the 61st-overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Insight: The Jaguars took USC WR Marqise Lee earlier in the second round after picking QB Blake Bortles third overall in the first round. The selection of two receivers in Round 2 should tell you all you need to know about Justin Blackmon's status with the team.
Marqise Lee, WR5/9/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: The Jacksonville Jaguars grabbed former USC WR Marqise Lee with the 39th-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Insight: ESPN's Britt McHenry reported Wednesday that the Jaguars are "not expecting Justin Blackmon at all for 2014" after Blackmon was suspended indefinitely last year for violating the substance-abuse policy a second time. With No. 3 overall pick QB Blake Bortles and Lee, Jacksonville's offense is set up for the future. However, Lee may not have that much fantasy value in 2014 even if Blackmon isn't reinstated, as Cecil Shorts is still in the fold.
Blake Bortles, QB5/9/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Despite picking Blake Bortles No. 3 overall at Thursday night's NFL Draft, the Jaguars are expected to start Chad Henne Week 1 against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Florida Times Union
Insight: Even if that happens, Henne will probably be on a short leash. Bortles, like most young quarterbacks, is a bit raw but that doesn't mean he won't be thrown into the fire early. Whether Bortles will be able to make meaningful fantasy contributions right away is a different story.
Blake Bortles, QB5/8/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: The Jaguars got their man, but it wasn't Johnny Manziel. Instead, Jacksonville took Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles with the third pick in Thursday's NFL Draft.
Insight: Our own John McMullen had Bortles going seventh to Tampa Bay so it's a mild surprise he went this early. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder threw for 25 TD, 9 INT and 3,581 yards last year en route to UCF's first-ever BCS appearance.
Justin Blackmon, WR5/7/2014 12:54:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Britt McHenry, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said the team is "not expecting Justin Blackmon at all for 2014."
Insight: Blackmon was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season and again for the final eight for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. His second suspension is indefinite, though he's eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the 2014 season. In the four games he played, Blackmon had 415 receiving yards and a touchdown on 29 catches.
Justin Blackmon, WR5/2/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: The Jaguars would be surprised if wide receiver Justin Blackmon plays next season. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times-Union
Insight: Blackmon was suspended for the second half of last season after violating the league's substance abuse policy. Though talented, Blackmon isn't someone the Jaguars or fantasy owners can rely on.
Russell Allen, LB4/22/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: A brain injury has forced former Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen to retire from pro football. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: An on-field stroke against Buffalo in Week 15 left Allen with a dead spot on his brain. The injury was originally believed to be a concussion but was actually much more serious. Allen's best season came in 2012 when he recorded a career-high 131 tackles in 16 games for Jacksonville. The San Diego State alum turns 28 next month.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB3/24/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: The Patriots are making a play for free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew. SOURCE: Doug Kyed, NESN
Insight: The Steelers and Jets are also in the running for MJD. The eight-year veteran rushed for 803 yards and five touchdowns last season with Jacksonville. The Pats aren't expected to re-sign LeGarrette Blount so they do have an opening at halfback.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB3/19/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Free agent halfback Maurice Jones-Drew met with the Steelers on Wednesday. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Jones-Drew would be second-string behind starter Le'Veon Bell so it's not an ideal landing spot. At age 28 and with over 1,800 carries in his career, there's not a lot left in Jones-Drew's tank. Maybe a backup job is the best he can do at this point.
Tandon Doss, WR3/18/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Former Ravens wideout Tanden Doss has been signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Insight: Doss probably won't see many passes with Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon and Ace Sanders in front of him on the depth chart, so his fantasy value after this move.
Toby Gerhart, RB3/12/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: According to the Florida Times Union, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley talked about Toby Gerhart as a back that could regularly see between 15-20 touches a game in 2014.
Insight: Jacksonville signed Gerhart to a three-year contract on Tuesday. Gerhart spent four seasons as Adrian Peterson's backup in Minnesota and rushed for 1,305 yards on 276 carries (4.7 ypc). He'll have RB2 value in 2014 due to his workload.
Toby Gerhart, RB3/11/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, running back Toby Gerhart has agreed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract with Jacksonville.
Insight: Four and a half million of that is guaranteed. We've always been curious what Gerhart could do with a full workload. After four years of backing up Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, we're finally ready to find out. Obviously, the Jaguars will not be re-signing Maurice Jones-Drew.
Jason Babin, DE3/10/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: By voiding the final two years of his contract, defensive end Jason Babin has officially become a free agent. SOURCE: John Clayton, ESPN
Insight: Babin recorded 7.5 sacks with Jacksonville last season. He was one of the best pass rushers in the league while with Philadelphia, collecting a career-best 18 sacks during the 2011 campaign. Maybe a change of scenery will do him some good.
Red Bryant, DE3/8/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Free agent DE Red Bryant has agreed to a four-year deal with Jacksonville, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Bryant, formerly with Seattle, will immediately upgrade the defense, but the Jaguars still need a lot more on that side of the ball before we will worry about their effect on opponents.
Chad Henne, QB3/7/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: The Jaguars have re-signed QB Chad Henne for two years and $8 million. SOURCE: Alex Marvez, Fox Sports 1
Insight: That's good news for him, but we're not so sure about the Jaguars' offense. Henne started 13 games last season, throwing for just 3,241 yards and 13 touchdowns. This move is significant because it means Jacksonville probably won't be taking a quarterback with the No. 3 pick in May's draft.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/31/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: According to Sports Illustrated, the Jaguars are unlikely to re-sign running back Maurice Jones-Drew this offseason.
Insight: At this stage in his career, Jones-Drew is probably more trouble than he's worth. The soon-to-be 29-year-old has averaged just 58 rushing yards per game since his high water mark 2011 season (league-leading 1,606 yards on 343 rushes). Fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere next season.
Chad Henne, QB12/29/2013 6:21:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville QB Chad Henne threw for a season-high 331 yards on Sunday.
Insight: That's the good news. The bad news is that Jacksonville came out on the losing end for the 12th time this season. Henne will be a free agent after this season, meaning that Sunday could have been his last game as a Jaguar.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/22/2013 12:06:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is active and will play in Week 16 against Tennessee.
Insight: Jones-Drew averaged 12.7 fantasy points per game in his last six games before sitting out Week 15 with a hamstring injury. His absence allowed Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. It's possible that they will split time and we recommend staying away.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/22/2013 10:54:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 16 against Tennessee, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Insight: Jones-Drew averaged 12.7 fantasy points per game in his last six games before sitting out Week 15 with a hamstring injury. His absence allowed Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. If he plays Sunday, he has a favorable matchup and should be trusted as a low-end RB2
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/20/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) practiced Friday on a limited basis, according to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Jones-Drew missed Sunday's game against the Bills, allowing Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. If MJD is out again in Week 16 against Tennessee, Todman will be worth using as a RB2. Jones-Drew would have RB2 value if he's active.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/19/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday.
Insight: Jones-Drew missed Sunday's game against the Bills, allowing Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. If MJD is out again in Week 16 against Tennessee, Todman will be worth using as a RB2. Jones-Drew would have the same value if he's active.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/18/2013 5:04:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday and may not be out there until Friday, according to John Oehser of jaguars.com.
Insight: Jones-Drew missed Sunday's game against the Bills, allowing Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. If MJD is out again in Week 16 against Tennessee, Todman will be worth using as a RB2. Jones-Drew would have the same value if he's active.
Cecil Shorts III, WR12/17/2013 2:56:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the final two games of the season.
Insight: Shorts is expected to undergo surgery during the offseason. He finished with 66 catches, 777 receiving yards and three scores this season. Ace Sanders, Mike Brown and Marcedes Lewis will be Chad Henne's top targets in Shorts' absence.
Marcedes Lewis, TEHot12/15/2013 6:28:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville tight end Marcedes Lewis snared a touchdown for the third straight game in Week 15 against Buffalo.
Insight: Lewis established season highs with seven targets, four catches and 54 yards in Week 15.
Jordan Todman, RB12/15/2013 6:23:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Jordan Todman compiled 153 yards (109 rushing) from scrimmage on 29 touches (25 carries) Sunday against the Bills.
Insight: With Maurice Jones-Drew out with a hamstring injury, Jacksonville had no choice but to feature Todman, who came in with 43 carries for 138 yards and two touchdowns on the year.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/15/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) missed practice this week so it shouldn't be a surprise that he's inactive for Week 15 against Buffalo.
Insight: Jones-Drew had hoped to play Sunday, but his actions, or inactions, told fantasy owners he was a long shot. Former UConn standout Jordan Todman should get the start.
Cecil Shorts III, WR12/15/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) will miss Sunday's game, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: Shorts is expected to undergo surgery during the offseason. He has 66 catches, 777 receiving yards and three scores this season. Ace Sanders, Mike Brown and Marcedes Lewis will be Chad Henne's top targets Sunday against the Bills, but none is worth starting.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/13/2013 12:35:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) missed another practice Friday.
Insight: Jones-Drew says he hopes to play Sunday, but his actions, or inactions, are making it tough for fantasy owners to believe him. Former UConn standout Jordan Todman would get the start in the likely event of Jones-Drew sitting out.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/12/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) missed another practice Thursday.
Insight: Jones-Drew has stated he wants to play Sunday, but his actions, or inactions, are making it tough on fantasy owners. He'll likely be a game-time decision.
Cecil Shorts III, WR12/12/2013 2:02:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts will be a game-time decision says coach Gus Bradley.
Insight: Shorts has been battling a groin injury and sat out the last two practices. He's only scored three times this season after seven touchdowns in 2012, but he has reached the end zone the past two weeks.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/11/2013 2:11:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) reiterated Wednesday that his goal is to play Sunday against the Bills, but he didn't sound overly confident, according to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Jones-Drew has turned around his sesaon with six straight games of at least nine fantasy points and an average of 12.7 fppg during that stretch, but he suffered a hamstring pull last Thursday against Houston. Jordan Todman would step in as the primary ballcarrier for the Jags in Week 15 if MJD cannot play.
Stephen Burton, WR12/9/2013 1:05:00 PM
Description: Jaguars wideout Stephen Burton (concussion) was placed on injured reserve.
Insight: Burton is in his third season with his second team, but has yet to prove he's a useful receiver or of interest to fantasy owners. He'll finish the season with eight receptions for 76 yards.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/7/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville halfback Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) says he'll be ready for next week's game against Buffalo. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Jones-Drew's MRI results came back clean. He seems to be finding his groove late in the season with 457 yards (328 rushing, 129 receiving) and three touchdowns over his last five games. He'll be a solid flex/RB2 option for Week 15.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/6/2013 1:42:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will have an MRI on his right hamstring on Friday.
Insight: MJD was having a good night before getting injured in the fourth quarter. His 103 yards on 14 carries was a season high.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB12/1/2013 5:07:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew plodded his way for 77 rushing yards on 23 carries Sunday at Cleveland, but he also threw an eight-yard touchdown to Marcedes Lewis.
Insight: MJD's 3.3 ypc average was right in line with his season average. He's a touchdown-dependent flex option, though he has scored at least nine fantasy points in each of the last five games.
Cecil Shorts III, WR12/1/2013 5:03:00 PM
Description: Browns CB Joe Haden shut down Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts for most of the day in Week 13, but Shorts beat him with a double move for a 20-yard game-winning TD with 40 seconds left in the game.
Insight: For some reason, Haden bit on the first move even though a short catch would have been beneficial to Cleveland at that point. Shorts saw 11 targets and caught six for 64 yards and the touchdown. It was his first score since Oct. 6.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB11/28/2013 2:20:00 PM
Description: Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch said the team will continue to use a timeshare at running back between Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman. SOURCE: jacksonville.com
Insight: MJD had his best game of the season Sunday at Houston, taking 14 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown and six receptions for 60 yards while Todman had 11 carries for 31 yards. Jones-Drew has produced at least nine fantasy points in four straight games and a touchdown in three straight.
Cecil Shorts III, WR11/24/2013 12:02:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Insight: Shorts was heavily targeted over the first eight games but he has received just nine targets in the last two weeks. He complained about his role after last week's game so he should see plenty of looks this week and should put up high-end WR3 numbers. plus the Jaguars will be without Mike Brown, Stephen Burton and Justin Blackmon.
Ace Sanders, WR11/24/2013 11:40:00 AM
Description: Jaguars rookie wideout Ace Sanders could see significant targets with Jacksonville short-handed at the receiving spot.
Insight: Receivers Justin Blackmon, Stephen Burton and Mike Brown will all miss the game, leaving Cecil Shorts, and Sanders to do the heavy lifting.
Cecil Shorts III, WR11/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) is probable for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Insight: Shorts was heavily targeted over the first eight games but he has received just nine targets in the last two weeks. He complained about his role after last week's game so he should see plenty of looks this week and should put up high-end WR3 numbers.
Cecil Shorts III, WR11/21/2013 8:31:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) was limited again in Thursday's practice but he should play in Week 12.
Insight: Shorts was heavily targeted over the first eight games but he has received just nine targets in the last two weeks. He complained about his role after last week's game so he should see plenty of looks this week and should put up high-end WR3 numbers.
Cecil Shorts III, WR11/17/2013 5:47:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts was not pleased with his role in Sunday's game against Arizona, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Shorts had just two catches on five targets for 22 yards one week after catching two balls on four targets for 42 yards at Tennessee.
Insight: "I'm not holding my tongue anymore," Shorts said. "To have one target until seven minutes left in the game, that's (expletive) dumb. That's dumb, period. I have to say something and sit down with (the coaching staff) because it's getting ridiculous in my opinion." Look for Shorts to be back in 10-target territory next week because as we've learned, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Chad Henne, QB11/11/2013 4:57:00 PM
Description: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Monday that Chad Henne will start in Week 11 even after throwing for 180 yards and two picks Sunday.
Insight: Henne is only keeping the job because the other option is Blaine Gabbert. Jacksonville won its first game of the season Sunday against Tennessee, but it had little to do with the offense. The Jaguars defense forced five fumbles, recovering three and returning one for a touchdown, and caused a penalty in the end zone for a safety.
Paul Posluszny, LB11/11/2013 3:24:00 PM
Description: Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny suffered a concussion and is questionable for next week against Arizona.
Insight: He's accumulated 88 tackles with two INTs and a fumble recovery. As the Jaguars are dead last in points allowed (32.3 ppg) this won't help the situation. Always start your guys against the Jacksonville defense.
Cecil Shorts III, WR11/10/2013 11:56:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) is active for Week 10 against the Titans.
Insight: Shorts was listed as limited with a groin injury Wednesday and then received Thursday off. He makes for a strong WR2 with Justin Blackmon suspended for the rest of the season. Shorts has seen at least 10 targets in all seven of his healthy games, with only Week 6, when he left with a shoulder sprain, as the exception.
Cecil Shorts III, WR11/8/2013 4:45:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) is probable for Week 10 against the Titans.
Insight: Shorts was listed as limited with a groin injury Wednesday and then received Thursday off. He makes for a strong WR2 with Justin Blackmon suspended for the rest of the season. Shorts has seen at least 10 targets in all seven of his healthy games, with only Week 6, when he left with a shoulder sprain, as the exception.
Denard Robinson, WR11/8/2013 12:45:00 PM
Description: The Jaguars Denard Robinson has been named as the No. 2 running back behind Maurice Jones-Drew.
Insight: It remains to be seen if this will help Robinson's fantasy value as the Jaguars are usually behind on the scoreboard and passing more than running the ball.
Cecil Shorts III, WR11/7/2013 4:41:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts received a day off from practice Thursday after putting in a limited session Wednesday, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Shorts was listed as limited with a groin injury Wednesday. He should be fine to play Sunday against the Titans and makes for a strong WR2 with Justin Blackmon suspended for the rest of the season. Shorts has seen at least 10 targets in all seven of his healthy games, with only Week 6, when he left with a shoulder sprain, as the exception.
Mike Brown, WRHot11/5/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: The suspension of Jaguars wideout Justin Blackmon is expected to elevate Mike Brown's fantasy value.
Insight: Brown has produced two consecutive double-digit games and should be on the field for most of the snaps as we head down the stretch.
Justin Blackmon, WR11/4/2013 7:06:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Justin Blackmon is expected to enter rehab after once again violating the league's substance abuse policy. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: He's been suspended through the rest of the 2013 season. It's possible that Blackmon has played his final game as a Jacksonville Jaguar.
Justin Blackmon, WR11/1/2013 4:13:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy.
Insight: Blackmon was the best offensive weapon the Jaguars had with 415 yards receiving in four games since his return from a four-game suspension. He won't be eligible to play again until 2014.
Chad Henne, QB10/29/2013 1:59:00 PM
Description: Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne will keep the starting job in Week 9 even though Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) is healthy, according to Jaguard beat writer John Oehser.
Insight: Henne has thrown for 849 yards over the past three games, something Gabbert can only dream about.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB10/27/2013 2:03:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville is reportedly very receptive to the idea of trading running back Maurice Jones-Drew. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports
Insight: The Jags probably won't be able to retain Jones-Drew in free agency and even if they were willing to spend what it takes to keep him, it doesn't make much sense to build a team around a running back in his late 20s. With that said, a change of scenery could do wonders for MJD's fantasy value. The trade deadline is this Tuesday.
Ace Sanders, WR10/25/2013 8:42:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie wideout Ace Sanders (concussion) has been cleared to play in Week 8 against the 49ers.
Insight: Sanders has 15 catches for 171 yards over six games this season. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Justin Blackmon, WR10/24/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.
Insight: Blackmon played through the injury last week and barring a setback will play this weekend as well. After two monster games following his return from suspension, Blackmon posted a pedestrian six catches for 58 yards against San Diego and has a tough matchup with the 49ers this Sunday.
Chad Henne, QB10/23/2013 4:07:00 PM
Description: Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne will keep the starting job in Week 8 even though Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) is healthy.
Insight: Henne will take on the 49ers, who have allowed just 51 points during a four-game winning streak. With six teams on bye in Week 8, Henne is a low-end QB2 in 12-team leagues. He has thrown for 621 yards, zero touchdowns and three picks the last two games.
Blaine Gabbert, QB10/23/2013 1:11:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert is back at practice but he won't start this week against San Francisco. SOURCE: Hays Carlton, Florida Times-Union
Insight: The Jaguars have realized that Chad Henne is the better option at quarterback and it's doubtful they'll go back to Gabbert again unless Henne gets hurt. Gabbert is owned in less than one percent of fantasy leagues and that's probably the way it should be.
Cecil Shorts III, WR10/23/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts says his sprained shoulder is feeling much better than it did last week. SOURCE: Hays Carlyon, Florida Times-Union
Insight: He's going to play Sunday versus San Francisco. A near 1,000-yard receiver in 2012, Shorts is on pace for 1,122 yards this season. That's an impressive feat considering Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert have been the ones delivering passes to him. As good as Shorts has been, the lack of touchdowns is a valid complaint (one score in seven games this season).
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB10/20/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew had nine carries for 37 yards and two catches for 19 yards Sunday against San Diego.
Insight: The Jags have fallen behind big in most of their games this season and aren't suddenly going to become competitive. MJD also isn't making many big plays, so his fantasy value is entirely tied to whether or not he scores a short touchdown.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/20/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (sprained shoulder) had eight catches for 80 yards Sunday against the Chargers.
Insight: Shorts looked to be a long shot to play when he was having trouble sleeping earlier this week but he ended up seeing 13 targets against San Diego. His day could have been even better but he dropped a sure touchdown on a perfectly thrown ball by Chad Henne. Henne is at least competent and will continue to target the Shorts and Justin Blackmon duo 20-plus times per game.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/20/2013 12:13:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (sprained shoulder) will play Sunday against San Diego.
Insight: Shorts went from having trouble sleeping earlier in the week due to pain from his shoulder sprain to being active Sunday. There's some risk that Shorts won't be able to get through a full game but he can be started as a WR3 as he'll likely see 10 targets if he stays on the field.
Justin Blackmon, WR10/20/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon (groin, hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Insight: Blackmon missed some practice time this week but was never expected to miss Sunday's game. The receiver is a must-start after accumulating 19 receptions for 326 yards and a touchdown on 29 targets in his first two games this season after returning from his four-game suspension.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/18/2013 4:12:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (sprained shoulder) said Friday that he thinks he'll play in Week 7 against San Diego, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Shorts has an SC joint sprain and said earlier this week that he couldn't sleep because he was in too much pain. However, he was more optimistic Friday. "I’m sure once the adrenaline kicks in, I’ll play ball and deal it. It's something I have to fight through." Shorts will likely be a game-time decision, and fantasy owners should be more concerned about the injury than the emergence of Justin Blackmon as the team's top receiver. When Shorts is healthy he'll still get at least 10 targets, but he's a risky play in Week 7.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/18/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts has a sprained SC joint in his shoulder having missed practice all week is doubtful for Sunday.
Insight: Shorts hasn't been officially ruled out for Week 7 against the Chargers but fantasy owners should be making other plans.
Ace Sanders, WR10/18/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie wideout Ace Sanders (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Chargers.
Insight: Sanders has yet to post more than 64 yards in a game this season. With Cecil Shorts also likely sidelined it should be the Justin Blackmon Show against San Diego.
Justin Blackmon, WR10/18/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon missed Friday's practice while dealing with a groin/hamstring injury, but said he would be ready to play Sunday.
Insight: Blackmon, playing his second game back after a four-game suspension, carried the Jaguars offense against Denver with 14 catches for 190 yards. He's a must start with Cecil Shorts injured.
Justin Blackmon, WR10/17/2013 2:27:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon, held out of Wednesday's practice while dealing with a groin/hamstring injury, returned to practice on Thursday.
Insight: Blackmon, playing his second game back after a four-game suspension, carried the Jaguars offense against Denver with 14 catches for 190 yards. He's a must start with Cecil Shorts injured.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/15/2013 4:49:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts has a sprained SC joint in his shoulder, according to John Oehser of Jaguars.com.
Insight: Shorts hasn't been ruled out for Week 7 against the Chargers but his status is in question. He'll likely be a late-week or game-time decision.
Chad Henne, QB10/14/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne will get the nod Sunday against the Chargers. SOURCE: Jess Blaylock, Fox Sports Florida
Insight: It's by default as starter Blaine Gabbert is still dealing with a hamstring issue. Henne's 70.9 quarterback rating this season is among the worst in the league.
Justin Blackmon, WR10/14/2013 1:58:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon will be held out of Wednesday's practice while dealing with a groin/hamstring injury, according to Jaguars beat writer Ryan O'Halloran.
Insight: Blackmon, playing his second game back after a four-game suspension, carried the Jaguars offense against Denver with 14 catches for 190 yards.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/13/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts, already dealing with a groin injury, suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter against Denver.
Insight: He is not expected to return. Shorts is the NFL's most targeted player over the first five week.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/13/2013 2:45:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) practiced Friday and is active for the Week 6 with Denver.
Insight: Shorts is the NFL's most targeted player and the team figures to be in a passing mode for most if not all of the game. He should see double-digit targets.
Marcedes Lewis, TE10/11/2013 3:10:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf strain) is out for Week 6 versus Denver.
Insight: Lewis' spot will be taken by Clay Harbor. Against the Broncos' defense Harbor could be a viable fantasy option.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/11/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) practiced Friday and has been upgraded to probable.
Insight: Shorts is the NFL's most targeted player and will have Chad Henne instead of Blaine Gabbert throwing him passes in a game Jacksonville is likely to be trailing right from the jump. That makes him a WR2 option.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/10/2013 5:51:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) did not practice Thursday, according to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: However, he's expected to play Sunday at Denver. Shorts is the NFL's most targeted player and will have Chad Henne instead of Blaine Gabbert throwing him passes in a game the Jacksonville will be trailing right from the jump. That makes him a WR2 option.
Chad Henne, QB10/8/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne will get another chance to start for the Jaguars in Week 6 against Denver, according to a Miami Herald report.
Insight: Blaine Gabbert is out for the week with a hamstring injury. The good news is that Henne has two talented receiver to throw to - Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon. The bad news is that he'll probably need to score 50 points to win the game.
Luke Joeckel, OT10/7/2013 3:07:00 PM
Description: Jaguars tackle Luke Joeckel is out with a broken ankle.
Insight: It's a season-ending injury, but he should be ready for 2014. A weaker offensive line isn't going to help the Jaguars scoring offense which is already 31st in points (51).
Blaine Gabbert, QB10/7/2013 3:00:00 PM
Description: Jags signal caller Blaine Gabbert said he heard his hamstring pop during Sunday's loss to St. Louis.
Insight: It looks like Chad Henne will be Jacksonville's starter for the foreseeable future which is good news for wideouts Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/6/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts caught his first touchdown of the season late in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Insight: Shorts saw 10 targets and caught five passes for 74 yards. He has 61 targets through five games and should continue to be heavily utilized even with Justin Blackmon back from his suspension.
Justin Blackmon, WR10/6/2013 6:26:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon's return from a suspension went very well for fantasy owners who started him, as he had 136 yards and a touchdown on five catches against the Rams.
Insight: Blackmon, who was suspended for four games due to a substance-abuse violation, hauled in a 67-yard touchdown from Blaine Gabbert in the first quarter and also caught a 39-yard pass from backup QB Chad Henne after Gabbert left the game with a hamstring injury.
Blaine Gabbert, QB10/6/2013 3:21:00 PM
Description: Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert will not return after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Chad Henne be his replacement. Gabbert was 9-for-19 with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Luke Joeckel, OT10/6/2013 1:56:00 PM
Description: Jaguars' tackle Luke Joeckel left Sunday's game against St. Louis in the first quarter with an ankle injury.
Insight: His return is doubtful. A backup tackle can only hurt quarterback Blaine Gabbert performance. This can only hurt the Jags fantasy players.
Marcedes Lewis, TE10/6/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville tight end Marcedes Lewis continues to be sidelined with a calf strain.
Insight: He sat out the first four games with the injury. Lewis doesn't belong on any fantasy rosters with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/6/2013 11:17:00 AM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) will play Sunday against the Rams.
Insight: Shorts has been targeted 51 times by Jaguars QBs over the first four games but has grabbed just 51 percent of them for 337 yards and no touchdowns. With Justin Blackmon returning from his suspension Sunday, Shorts is an iffy WR3.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS10/4/2013 2:48:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts missed practice again Friday but is expected to play against St. Louis
Insight: Shorts has been the most targeted receiver in the league over the first four games (52), but has yet to reach the end zone. He does have 26 catches for 337 yards.
Justin Blackmon, WR9/30/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon is eligible to return in Week 5 after serving a four-game suspension.
Insight: Blackmon, who was suspended for a substance-abuse violation, will be allowed to practice with the team starting Monday. He should start opposite Cecil Shorts.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RBCold9/29/2013 6:07:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville tailback Maurice Jones-Drew has only 138 yards on 57 carries (2.4 ypc) through four games.
Insight: MJD is facing eight or nine men in the box every time he touches the football and hasn't had a run longer than 10 yards. He ran for 23 on 13 carries Sunday against the Colts. It's time to get him out of your fantasy lineup and look for other options.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB9/27/2013 2:12:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville tailback Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) played Sunday and didn't suffer a setback so we expect him to play in Week 4 against Indianapolis.
Insight: He struggled to find running room as expected against a stout Seattle run defense and while he should find more room to run this time around, the current Jaguars' offense doesn't lend itself to MJD posting a big week.
Blaine Gabbert, QB9/23/2013 9:05:00 PM
Description: Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert will get the start Sunday against Indianapolis. He's missed Jacksonville's last two games with an injured thumb. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times-Union
Insight: Chad Henne will head back to the bench. Gabbert has been a huge bust since entering the league in 2011. Expect more of the same Sunday versus the Colts.
Marcedes Lewis, TE9/23/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville tight end Marcedes Lewis should be back for Sunday's game against Indianapolis. SOURCE: Mark Long, Associated Press
Insight: He sat out the first three games with a calf injury. Lewis doesn't belong on any fantasy rosters with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB9/22/2013 8:11:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville halfback Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) played Sunday against the Jaguars and had 43 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.
Insight: MJD was a game-time decision with a sprained ankle. He struggled to find running room as expected against a stout Seattle run defense but he was able to save his fantasy day with a third-quarter score to cut the deficit to 31-7. The 0-3 Jags will host the Colts next week.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB9/22/2013 2:45:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville halfback Maurice Jones-Drew will be active Sunday against Seattle. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times-Union
Insight: He had been questionable after spraining his ankle in last week's game. Jones-Drew comes in to Sunday's matchup with just 72 yards on 25 rushes this season. He hasn't come close to finding the end zone yet and shouldn't be anything more than a flex option against a strong Seattle run defense.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB9/20/2013 7:25:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will test his ankle a few hours before Sunday's kickoff. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Jacksonville.com
Insight: MJD will basically be a game-time decision, but the decision for fantasy owners is an easy one. With a matchup at Seattle on the schedule, Jones-Drew should be avoided, injured or not.
Marcedes Lewis, TE9/20/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis practiced on Thursday after rehabbing a calf injury which has kept him out of the first two games this season.
Insight: Lewis hasn't been a viable fantasy tight end since 2010 (58-700-10) and with the quality at tight ends around the league in 2013 - he still isn't one.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB9/19/2013 4:27:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is "up in the air" for Week 3 after missing Thursday's practice. SOURCE: John Oehser, Jaguars.com
Insight: MJD is not looking good for Sunday, and even if he does play fantasy owners should avoid his matchup against the Seahawks on the road. The same goes for Jordan Todman, who would start in Jones-Drew's place. Seattle realistically could pitch a shutout.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB9/18/2013 11:47:00 AM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew's left ankle injury is being called a "tendon sprain," but he is expected to be in uniform on Sunday.
Insight: MJD had just 27 yards on 10 carries before leaving the game. The Jaguars' offense has scored a total of five points through seven full quarters this season so it would probably be best to simply stay away for a while, particularly with the Seahawks looming on the horizon.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB9/16/2013 4:25:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew's left ankle injury is being called a "tendon sprain," according to coach Gus Bradley.
Insight: There is no timetable for his return. MJD had just 27 yards on 10 carries before leaving the game. The Jaguars offense has scored a total of five points through seven full quarters this season so it would probably be best to simply stay away for a while, particularly with the Seahawks looming on the horizon.
Blaine Gabbert, QB9/16/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert won't play next Sunday either, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Gabbert needed 15 stitches in his hand after hitting another player's face mask late in the season opener. That's actually a good thing as the Jaguars are facing Seattle and no QB is going to thrive against the Seahawks defense.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS9/15/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts had eight catches for 93 yards on 14 targets Sunday at Oakland.
Insight: Chad Henne isn't anything special but at least he can get the ball to his top receiver consistently. Hopefully the team doesn't go back to Blaine Gabbert when Gabbert is healthy.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB9/15/2013 6:43:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew left Sunday's game with a sprained left ankle and is questionable to return, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: MJD had just 27 yards on 10 carries before leaving the game. The Jaguars offense has scored a total of five points through seven full quarters this season.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS9/12/2013 12:42:00 PM
Description: According to the Florida Times Union, Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts said he is "definitely comfortable" with Chad Henne at quarterback.
Insight: Henne will start in Week 2 in place of the injured Blaine Gabbert, who has a deep cut on his right throwing hand that required 15 stitches. Shorts had just three catches for 40 yards Sunday against the Chiefs despite being targeted 10 times, but his production should be better with Henne under center. He should be started Sunday against the Raiders.
Blaine Gabbert, QB9/9/2013 7:08:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert won't play Sunday against the Raiders. SOURCE: John Oehser, Jaguars.com
Insight: Gabbert needed 15 stitches in his hand after hitting another player's face mask late in Sunday's loss to Kansas City. The equally underwhelming Chad Henne will get the start in his place.
Chad Henne, QB9/9/2013 4:14:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne will get his chance to start for the Jaguars in Week 2 against Oakland.
Insight: Blaine Gabbert is out for the week with a lacerated hand. Henne could hardly do worst than Gabbert who went 16-of-35 for 121 yards and two interceptions.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB9/8/2013 6:07:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew had just 45 yards on 15 carries with a long run of 10 yards Sunday against the Chiefs.
Insight: It's hard to be a productive running back when your quarterback completes 16-of-35 for 121 yards and two picks and your team falls behind 21-2 in the second quarter.
Blaine Gabbert, QB9/8/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Blaine Gabbert (thumb) is expected to start at quarterback for the Jaguars Sunday against Kansas City.
Insight: Gabbert suffered a thumb injury during the preseason and still isn't 100 percent. The Chiefs D/ST is a strong play Sunday.
Blaine Gabbert, QB9/6/2013 7:37:00 PM
Description: It looks like Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert will be a game-time decision Sunday against Kansas City. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times-Union
Insight: Gabbert suffered a thumb injury during the preseason and still isn't 100 percent. If Gabbert can't go, Chad Henne would get the start at quarterback.
Cecil Shorts III, WR/RS9/3/2013 10:18:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville wideout Cecil Shorts is fine, but his starting quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, is still feeling pain in his throwing hand.
Insight: Shorts' breakout 2012 campaign saw him produce a career-high 979 yards on 55 catches and he'll be a regular fantasy starter this season, but he's a bit risky in Week 1 with a banged up quarterback throwing him passes.
Blaine Gabbert, QB9/3/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert is still having thumb pain, according to a Florida Times-Union report.
Insight: While Gabbert has little fantasy value himself, he has two receivers who have proved to be worthy of attention from fantasy owners - Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon. It won't effect Blackmon, who is suspended at the moment, but it will make Shorts a riskier start in Week 1.

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