Justin Blackmon of the Jacksonville Jaguars has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Blackmon’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the start of the 2014 season.
This is obviously huge news out of Jacksonville from a fantasy perspective. Cecil Shorts gets a bump, but Mike Brown will see the biggest boost in snaps and targets. He has caught 12 passes for 212 yards and a TD in the last three weeks. He was an undrafted free agent in 2012 but has been acting as the team's WR3 in recent weeks. He caught a long TD pass against the 49ers in Week 8. Ace Sanders will also see consistent work in the slot. As for Blackmon, he was on his way to a good season, but clearly has off the field issues he has to deal with. He can be dropped in all redraft formats and his dynasty value takes a big hit as well.