Jaguars Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Gerhart will be in the mix for carries, though it looks like Denard Robinson will be the primary running back for the Jaguars moving forward.

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Jags Beat: Denard Robinson predicted to be the lead back going forward

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:11pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jaguars beat writer Michael DiRocco predicts that RB Denard Robinson will see "15-20 carries...maybe even a little bit lower." He went on to predict that while the team may mix it up when Toby Gerhart returns, "the main job will be Denard Robinson's going forward."

Fantasy Impact:

The Jacksonville running backs are averaging 18.0 carries per game, so the team is going to have a tough time feeding Robinson the ball 15-20 times per game. We're expecting 13.7 carries for Robinson in Week 8.

Terrance West was benched vs. Jags

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:20am

Akron Beaon-Journal - [Full Article]

Rookie Terrance West was benched for the rest of the game after he gained just 1 yard on second-and-2 from the Jaguars’ 25-yard line and was then stopped for no gain on third-and-1 from the 24 late in the second quarter.

Instead of calling for a 42-yard field goal attempt, Pettine gambled on fourth-and-1, quarterback Brian Hoyer threw incomplete under pressure and the Jaguars responded with a three-play, 76-yard touchdown drive to capture a 7-6 halftime lead. They never trailed again.

West had room to run for a first down on both crucial carries. On second down, he had an opening off the right edge but danced in the hole. On third down, he ran into center John Greco after cutting back. West estimated he would have advanced 7 yards beyond the first-down marker had he not hesitated and collided with Greco.

Fantasy Impact:

The Browns said they are going to re-evaluate the use of their three-back system, and it may be West who gets to watch a little more from the sideline after not hitting the hole against the Jags. Ben Tate seems to be the guy to own here, but the presence of West and Isaiah Crowell could cap his value as anything more than a flex play. The hope is this situation plays itself out, but the reality is we may hear a lot of talk about committees and hot hands.

Jags could stick with Denard Robinson at RB

Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:03pm

Florida Times-Union - [Full Article]

Jags RB Denard Robinson worked hard in the offseason and gained about 15 pounds as he improved his skills.

Still, he was expected to be a backup, a change of pace runner. But Toby Gerhart is battling injuries and rookie Storm Johnson gained only 21 yards in 10 carries against Tennessee last week so the Jaguars gave Robinson a shot.

It helped that the Jaguars were never far behind Sunday so they could stick with the running game.

“We got to run it the whole game and that was fun," said offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

So will Robinson remain the feature back? Coach Gus Bradley was somewhat vague when asked about it .

“Yeah, I think so. We’ll look at the film. He did a good job and we hope to get Toby back,’’ Bradley said.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story pointed out, it was really the first time the Jags were able to stick with the running game. Cleveland was just an average matchup but Robinson took advantage and Bradley's comments indicate he's got a chance to see a big role against Miami in Week 8. While he's worth a pickup if you're an owner hurting at the position, keep in mind this isn't a great situation. Storm Johnson remains a threat and the offense just isn't consistent enough for whoever the starting RB is to put up great fantasy numbers every week.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Gerhart is doubtful to return this week. HC Gus Bradley said that the team would use a three-man committee in the backfield, with Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson splitting work on first and second down with Jordan Todman coming on third downs. This is a mess.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (knee, probable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7. The probable tag means that Harbor is virtually certain to face the Browns.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Gerhart is doubtful to return this week.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Browns RB Ben Tate (finger) took full practice reps again Thursday. Tate should be fine for a great matchup against the Jaguars.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Gerhart may return this week, though it doesn’t sound like his foot is near 100 percent.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Browns RB Ben Tate (finger) practiced fully Wednesday. Tate should be fine for a great matchup against the Jaguars.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:49am

Times-Union - [Full Article]

Jaguars rookie running back Storm Johnson started, but the end result was the same for the ground game.

Not much went right.

Johnson carried 10 times for 21 yards in his first NFL start in Tennessee’s 16-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday at LP Field. The seventh-round pick did score a touchdown from a yard out to finish the Jaguars’ opening drive.

“It went good, but we took an arrow today,” Johnson said. “Now, we have to get back to the drawing board and get the win next time. It was nice to get the first touchdown, but it’s nothing without the win. It was power. Blocking was there. I trusted them, got behind them and turned my feet.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Jaguars entered the game ranked 31st in run offense at 67 yards a game. Tennessee had struggled against the run, ranking 26th, but didn’t give up a run longer than 7 yards to a running back, the story said. The Jaguars didn't have starter Toby Gerhart, who is recovering from a nagging foot sprain and just hasn't been what fantasy owners thought he would be this season. Quarterback Blake Bortles led the team in rushing with 38 yards on five carries and the running backs were held to 18 carries for 44 yards. Denard Robinson gained 22 yards on five carries, and Jordan Todman carried three times for 1 yard. Johnson is a popular target on waiver wires, but we've cautioned owners about just throwing him in lineups.

Jags Beat: Storm Johnson's pass protection needs work

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:14pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jaguars beat writer Mike DiRocco: Running back Storm Johnson made his debut last week and ran four times for 27 yards. He's going to get more action as the Jaguars try to jump-start a running game that's averaging just 67 yards per game. What's holding Johnson back from being the top back is his pass blocking. One coach told me it's not the physical act of blocking that's the problem, it's Johnson not knowing where he's supposed to go to pick up the blitz.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson may not see many snaps on passing downs this week thanks to his inexperience in pass protection, but he should see 10-plus carries as the team's primary runner.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot, out) missed practice again Friday and is out for Week 6. Gerhart has not looked like the back we saw in Minnesota. He has been hampered by a bad ankle and poor blocking up front. Perhaps some time off would let his ankle fully heal. His absence opens the door for a healthy workload for Storm Johnson, who is reportedly going to get a chance to tote the ball regularly against the Titans.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Jaguars RB Storm Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 6. Johnson should see his role expand after he looked competent with 27 yards on four carries against the Steelers. He’s a decent flex option for owners in need. The game should remain competitive throughout, allowing Johnson to rack up some touches.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 6. Hurns is expected to play, but with Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts apparently back, the pecking order in the Jacksonville receiving corps is as clear as mud.