Jaguars Fantasy News

Marcedes Lewis has high ankle sprain

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:44pm

John Oehser on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jags TE Marcedes Lewis sustained a high-ankle sprain.

Fantasy Impact:

Lewis had the team's only TD in the ugly loss to Washington. He finished with two catches for 71 yards after six catches for 35 yards in Week 1. Clay Harbor and Brandon Barden are next up on the depth chart, but the Jaguars offense is looking more and more like one to just stay away from.

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Jags WR Allen Hurns seen on crutches

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:35pm

Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns was on crutches after game with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Hurns was carried off the field and never returned to the game. He also dropped a pass where he was wide open in what ended up as an ugly loss to the Redskins. If Hurns can't go in Week 3, and Cecil Shorts remains out, the Jags WR duties fall on Marquis Lee and Allen Robinson, both rookies drafted back in May. Lee had just two catches in the game while Robinson was a lone bright spot catching four balls for 75 yards.

Knowshon Moreno out 4-8 weeks

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:06pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno suffered a dislocated left shoulder and possible fracture that will keep him out of the lineup at least four weeks but up to eight weeks if there is a serious fracture, a source told The Herald Sunday.

Moreno, the Dolphins running back, injured himself on his first carry of the game. He gain four yards and did not play the rest of the game.

It is likely general manager Dennis Hickey will go hunting for a running back tonight or Monday morning.

Fantasy Impact:

It was a blow to the Miami running game because in Week 1 Moreno rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries in a win over the Pats. The Dolphins will have to rely on Lamar Miller now who finished with 11 carries for 46 yards against the Bills. The Dolphins also used Damien Williams on Sunday, giving him five carries. With a bye in Week 5, Miller has favorable matchups straight through Week 8: Chiefs (Week 3, 26th), Raiders (Week 4, 30th), Packers (Week 6, 27th), Bears (Week 7, 24th), Jaguars (Week 8, 23rd).

RGIII has dislocated ankle

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington QB Robert Griffin III has a dislocated left ankle, an injury that will sideline the Washington Redskins star quarterback indefinitely.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced the diagnosis following Washington's 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Griffin suffered the injury while rolling to his right toward the sideline in the first quarter. Although he was not touched on the play, Griffin fell awkwardly out of bounds and was carted to the locker room.

After his leg was placed in a splint, Griffin waved, saluted and gave a thumbs-up signal to the crowd as he was carted along the sideline and down the players' tunnel.

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins, who passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Griffin is less than two years removed from reconstructive knee surgery and visibly struggled in his recovery from the operation last season. Cousins immediately becomes an interesting story for the Skins. RGIII had mostly struggled to this point and there was some talk that Cousins was a much better fit for Gruden's offense. It looks like we'll get to find out... For those struggling at QB, Cousins makes for a potential solid pickup and a safe backup if that's what owners are in the market for. Cousins steps right in to a very favorable Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but it's followed up with tougher games against the Giants, Seahawks, Cardinals and Titans.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 2. Gerhart is good to go for a nice matchup with the Redskins.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Jaguars RB Storm Johnson (ankle, out) missed practice again Friday and is out for Week 2.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring, probable) took limited practice reps Friday and is probable for Week 2. Lee will start alongside Allen Hurns against the Redskins.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice again Friday and is doubtful for Week 2. It’s going to be Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee starting for the Jaguars in Week 2. HC Gus Bradley said that since Hurns is so familiar with the offense, he would continue to start even when Shorts returns, so he appears to have more long term value than originally thought.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 2. Lewis should offer solid baseline TE production.

Jaguars Beat: Allen Hurns to remain the WR2 even when Cecil Shorts returns

Friday, September 12, 2014, 1:09pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Rookie receiver Allen Hurns had quite a debut (four catches, 110 yards, two TDs). The question is whether he's a one-week wonder or a consistent performer. It's more likely to be the latter, because he has a better grasp of the offense than fellow rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson since he played under OC Jedd Fisch at the University of Miami. Coach Gus Bradley said Hurns would be the Jaguars' No. 2 receiver when/if Cecil Shorts III returns because of his comfort level with the offense.

Fantasy Impact:

If Bradley is to be believed, Hurns should be fantasy relevant as long as he gets starter's snaps. If he's still available on the waiver wire, especially in deep leagues, owners would be wise to add him quickly.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:32pm

Jacksonville.com - [Full Article]

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart sat out practice Wednesday, but did limited work Thursday and is expected to start against the Redskins Sunday.

“It’s progressing a lot faster than an ankle injury that I had in the past,” he said.

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) very iffy for Week 2, Marqise Lee returns to practice

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:54pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts left last Thursday's practice with tightness in his left hamstring. The next day, he said it wasn't serious and that he expected to play in the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. On Saturday, however, the Jaguars announced Shorts was out and he did not make the trip with the team.

Both HC Gus Bradley and Shorts have said this injury has a different feel than the one he suffered on the first day of training camp. Shorts left practice that day with what he said was tightness in his right hamstring but ended up missing the next 23 days. There's no indication that he'll be out that long with this latest injury, but it's logical to speculate that he may end up missing a similar amount of time based on how little he has worked this week.

If Shorts is unable to practice Friday, he won't play against the Redskins, which would mean he'd miss his 13th game since the Jaguars drafted him in the fourth round in 2011.

Fantasy Impact:

We're likely to see Lee and Allen Hurns in the starting lineup against the Redskins.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Gerhart is on track to start against the Redskins.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Jaguars RB Storm Johnson (ankle) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Lee’s return to practice is encouraging, especially with Shorts being out. It looks like Lee and Allen Hurns will start against the Redskins.