Jaguars Fantasy News

Jaguars WR Ace Sanders facing four-game suspension
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:29pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders says he is facing a four-game suspension and won't be around for the majority of training camp.

Sanders held a conference call with reporters Tuesday evening to disclose his looming punishment.

He declined to discuss the reason for the pending suspension, but says "personal reasons" will prevent him from attending the start of training camp Friday.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanders was expected to compete for snaps in the slot, though this setback may threaten his spot on the roster.

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Monday, July 21, 2014, 7:43pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jaguars beat writer Michael DiRocco on the potential impact of WRs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson: They'll be significant parts of the rotation early in the season, but it's hard for rookie receivers to make a big impact. It has happened -- look at San Diego's Keenan Allen last season -- and the Jaguars do need help at receiver, but it's more realistic to believe Lee and Robinson will finish their first seasons with somewhere around 40 catches.

Fantasy Impact:

Both rookies missed OTAs with injuries, but Lee was running as the “Z” receiver opposite starter Cecil Shorts prior to turning his ankle, so I think he has the inside track to start. The Jaguars don’t have a great passing game, but I’m betting Lee (or Robinson, if he wins the job) will be fantasy relevant (top 60) in 2014.

Toby Gerhart will be the 'workhorse' in Jacksonville
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 10:58pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

"(Toby Gerhart) will be our workhorse," Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch told the Florida Times-Union recently.

"Toby has the ability to do it all. He can catch it well. He can pass protect well, and he's going to be in the game a lot -- third down, base downs, short-yardage, passing downs," Fisch said.

Fantasy Impact:

Gerhart has touched the ball 15+ times in seven career games and has averaged low-end RB1 numbers (12.6 FP) with that type of workload. The former Heisman candidate will start for the Jaguars and should see a lot of work in that role. Gerhart has fantasy RB2 potential as a lead back. For more on Gerhart's potential productivity, click here.

Bradley: Toby Gerhart 'faster' than his tape
Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:29pm

Jacksonville.com - [Full Article]

A big key is getting more production from the starting running back position.

In is Toby Gerhart, replacing long-time face of the franchise Maurice Jones-Drew.

Bradley said this week Gerhart is faster than the coaches saw on tape, which will allow him to break more long runs.

Fantasy Impact:

Toby Gerhart has touched the ball 15+ times in seven career games and has averaged low-end RB1 numbers (12.6 FP) with that type of workload. The former Heisman candidate will start for the Jaguars and should see a lot of work in that role. Gerhart has fantasy RB2 potential as a lead back. For a more in-depth look at Gerhart's potential production, click here.

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:27am

Jaguars.com - [Full Article]

Jaguars.com writer John Oehser predicts that RB Jordan Todman will be the primary backup to Toby Gerhart: "Todman indeed played well last season when he had the opportunity and I’d expect him to be the top backup this season to Toby Gerhart. His strength indeed is as a runner more than protection or receiving, but I’d still say he’s the top option to start if Gerhart is unavailable."

Fantasy Impact:

There are those who believe rookie Storm Johnson is the proper handcuff to Gerhart, but we agree with Oehser. He actually listed Johnson fourth behind Gerhart, Todman and Denard Robinson.

Friday, July 11, 2014, 9:59pm

Jaguars.com - [Full Article]

There are several reasons Mike Brown is in Minnesota this week, but the biggest one is simple. There’s really nowhere else he would rather be.

The same is true of Cecil Shorts III, who – like Brown, his teammate in the Jaguars’ wide receivers corps – is in Minneapolis, Minn., with a slew of NFL wide receivers and quarterbacks at Larry Fitzgerald’s annual offseason workout camp at the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 12:19pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been steadfastly clear with their intentions to shelter Blake Bortles to start the 2014 season.

While the rookie quarterback agrees with the decision to sit and learn behind Chad Henne, Bortles told NFL Media's Bryan Fischer at the Nike Elite 11 camp in Beaverton, Oregon, on Monday that he'd be ready if called upon early.

"I think you have to have the mindset that you have to go out and compete every day," Bortles said. "You want to be the guy. In my situation, whenever my number is called I want to be ready to go and execute the offense just like Chad would. That's my goal, to make sure I'm prepared and ready and continuing to get better."

Fantasy Impact:

Bortles just may get his chance at some point this season, although Henne seems like he has some tools to work with on offense. Either way, you'll find the Jacksonville QBs near the bottom of our list.

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 9:10pm

Florida Times-Union - [Full Article]

Q: What are the reasonable expectations for rookie receivers Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson?

A: The Jaguars used the 39th overall pick to select Lee from USC and then traded up to No. 60 to take Robinson from Penn State on the draft’s second night.

Lee and Robinson will get ample opportunities to play right away … they just have to get on the field. Lee (ankle) and Robinson (hamstring) both missed the last five OTAs and all three mini-camp practices.

Their absence allowed Allen Hurns, Kerry Taylor, Damian Copeland, etc., to show their talents, but make no mistake, the Jaguars’ depth chart is 1. Cecil Shorts and 2./3. Lee or Robinson.

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like one of Lee or Robinson will win a job across from Shorts. Right now we have Lee ranked 59th vs. Robinson at 110. Neither are getting drafted in 10-team leagues, but obviously there could be some potential there and this is something to watch through camp.

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 10:31am

Jaguars.com - [Full Article]

Q: Which Jaguars rookie receiver will have a better season, Marqise Lee or Allen Robinson?

Jaguars.com writer John Oehser: The first thing to note here is it’s unfair to expect either player to be close this season to what he will be in a year or two. No matter the expectations, hype or even the talent level, rookies need time and maturity to develop. That’s particularly true at the receiver position. Still, to answer your question – and, after all, that’s why you asked – I’d project Robinson to have the better rookie season. During the brief time he was on the field in the offseason he appeared to have natural hands, and his size could give him a tool to be effective immediately as a rookie while he learns the nuances and subtleties of the position. Lee has the potential to be a dynamic, big-play receiver, something that could take a bit longer to develop without Robinson’s size.

Fantasy Impact:

Lee has been working as the starting Z receiver while Cecil Shorts has been practicing as the starting X receiver. Robinson was learning the X position before injuring his hamstring. In terms of projected snaps, it appears that Lee is currently ahead of Robinson, so he'd be our choice to have the more productive rookie season.

Beat: Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart to see 12-15 carries per game
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 8:17pm

Florida Times-Union - [Full Article]

The Jaguars have floated out 12-15 carries a game for RB Toby Gerhart.

Earlier this off-season, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said: “The league has turned into one that there wasn’t a one player who averaged 20 carries per game last year – no running back had 320 carries last year. [Philadelphia’s] LeSean McCoy was closest with 314. So you’re not looking for that workhorse back per se that can handle 20-25 carries every game for 16 weeks. It doesn’t happen.”

Since five backs reached 320 carries in 2010, only three backs have done so: Jones-Drew (343 in 2011), Peterson (348 in 2012) and Alfred Morris (335 in 2012).

If the Jaguars are in more games, that will mean more rushing attempts, but look for Gerhart to be in that 12-15 range (with a couple outlier games) and have roles for Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson.

Fantasy Impact:

Gerhart has touched the ball 15+ times in seven career games -- that's carries and catches -- and has averaged low-end RB1 numbers (12.6 FP) with that type of workload. The former Heisman candidate will start for the Jaguars and should see a lot of work in that role. Gerhart has fantasy RB2 potential as a lead back.

League personnel have 'high expectations' for Toby Gerhart
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 3:32pm

Daniel Jeremiah, Twitter - [Full Article]

Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network: "Here's a name that keeps coming up in my talks with personnel guys around the league: Toby Gerhart. High expectations for 2014."

Fantasy Impact:

Toby Gerhart has touched the ball 15+ times in seven career games and has averaged low-end RB1 numbers (12.6 FP) with that type of workload. The former Heisman candidate will start for the Jaguars and should see a lot of work in that role. Gerhart has fantasy RB2 potential as a lead back.

Beat: Toby Gerhart is a 'smart runner' and 'very versatile'
Monday, June 23, 2014, 9:32am

Jacksonville Jaguars - [Full Article]

Jaguars beat writer John Oehser was asked if Toby Gerhart has the potential to be a Pro Bowl running back: I think what you’re asking is, 'Does Gerhart have the potential to be a 1,000- to 1,200-yard running back and does he have the potential to be the sort of all-around back who can score double-digit touchdowns and be a real factor in the offense?' That’s what I think of when I think of Pro Bowl backs, anyway, and the answer is yes, Gerhart can be that kind of back. He appears sturdy enough to be durable and I like what I’ve seen in minicamps and organized team activities. He seems to be a smart runner who can get the most out of plays, and he seems to be very versatile. How productive he will be could depend on how quickly the Jaguars’ offensive line comes together and that will be a process because there are a lot of new faces – or at least old faces playing in new places. There also is, of course, the uncertain nature of Pro Bowl voting. Still, at minimum the Jaguars should be better at the running back position and that’s a start."

Fantasy Impact:

Gerhart has touched the ball 15+ times in seven career games and has averaged low-end RB1 numbers (12.6 FP) with that type of workload. The former Heisman candidate will start for the Jaguars and should see a lot of work in that role. Gerhart has fantasy RB2 potential as a lead back.

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:23pm

Jacksonville Jaguars - [Full Article]

The Jaguars released DE Jason Babin.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 11:35pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is slated to be the focal point of Jedd Fisch's attack in Jacksonville, and Gerhart hopes to spearhead a strategy that worked so well for Gus Bradley in Seattle.

"Gus comes from the Seattle Seahawks' model of playing good defense, relying on the run game where Marshawn Lynch was their 'Beast Mode' out there," Gerhart said Wednesday, per USA Today. "Hopefully, I'll be the 'Beast Mode' down here for the Jaguars. I want to be a guy who helps turn this program around with a physical, punishing offense."

General manager David Caldwell improved the front line during the offseason with the additions of former Seahawks Chris Clemons and Red Bryant, along with Ziggy Hood. The offense received some new life with the draft picks of Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee. Now, the Jags will need Gerhart to add some punch on the ground, and he knows he has big shoes to fill.

Fantasy Impact:

Toby Gerhart has touched the ball 15+ times in seven career games and has averaged low-end RB1 numbers (12.6 FP) with that type of workload. The former Heisman candidate will start for the Jaguars and should see a lot of work in that role. Gerhart has fantasy RB2 potential as a lead back.

Monday, June 16, 2014, 10:45am

Jaguars.com - [Full Article]

Jaguars beat writer John Oehser: "Quarterback Chad Henne has drawn a lot of praise, as have wide receiver Cecil Shorts III and tight end Marcedes Lewis."