Jaguars Fantasy News

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (left wrist, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Bortles is expected to face the Colts, and could see a lot of garbage time if Jacksonville falls behind early. Bortles made his NFL debut in the second half of the Jaguars’ previous meeting with the Colts, and he threw for 223 yards and two scores in two quarters of play.

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Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Colts WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12. Wayne will be fine for a pretty nice matchup against the Jaguars.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. Coby Fleener can be dialed up as a top 5 option against the Jaguars. Fleener has gained 64-plus yards and/or scored a touchdown in six of his last eight games, and is the #8 TE over that span.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee, doubtful) missed practice again Friday and is doubtful for Week 12. Midweek downgrades due to new injuries typically result in a missed game and the doubtful tag confirms that he’s likely to miss Week 12. There are no good alternatives in Miami, though owners could pickup and start someone like Coby Fleener, Niles Paul or Marcedes Lewis.

Colts WR Reggie Wayne on TE Coby Fleener: 'He's growing up.'

Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:06am

Colts.com - [Full Article]

Colts WR Reggie Wayne on TE Coby Fleener's big game...

“I told Coby numerous times during the game, ‘Great play. Great play.’ And even after the game I said, ‘You grew up tonight, man. You grew up. You had a great game.’ It was the Coby Fleener that we all see in practice show up in the game. A lot of people don’t understand his speed and his size and his height. He can be a mismatch. There’s no way he shouldn’t be listed in the elite group of tight ends,” Wayne said on his weekly radio show.

“There’s no going back from here. He’s growing up,” Wayne says of Fleener.

“We’ve seen this in Coby in spurts. But like I told him, ‘There’s no going back. There’s no going backwards. From here on out, you just set the standard. You just set the table so now everybody is going to expect you to perform this way every week. Coby is to the point now where everything should be going and we believe it is. He showed that the other night.”

Chuck Pagano took notice of what Fleener gave the Colts offense last Sunday.

“(Fleener) played big (Sunday). He played physical,” Pagano said on his weekly radio show. “He made two of the finest catches that I’ve seen a tight end make. We had another tight end that we were defending on the other side of the field that was pretty damn good but Coby went up and made some great plays, great catches. It’s good to see his production coming through. He’s more than capable and now he’s just got to keep it there.”

With Dwayne Allen missing the first two days of practice this week, Fleener’s role on Sunday against the Jaguars could rival that of what we saw in 2013.

Fantasy Impact:

Dwayne Allen's injury was initially described as a high-ankle sprain, and although he has indicated that it's not serious, he has been unable to practice this week, so Fleener is a Sneaky Start in a solid matchup with the Jaguars. Fleener posted #13 TE numbers last season after Allen was lost for the year. We currently have him ranked at #4 in standard formats for Week 12.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (left wrist) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bortles is expected to face the Colts, and could see a lot of garbage time if Jacksonville falls behind early.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Colts RB Trent Richardson (illness) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Richardson should be fine to face the Jaguars. He’ll likely see a larger workload with Ahmad Bradshaw done for the year. Dan Herron should serve as his backup.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Jaguars WR Mike Brown (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Allen probably isn’t going to play in Week 12, which means Coby Fleener can be dialed up as a top 5 option against the Jaguars.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (left wrist) practiced fully Wednesday. Bortles is expected to face the Colts.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Colts RB Trent Richardson (illness) did not practice Wednesday. Richardson should be fine to face the Jaguars. He’ll likely see a larger workload with Ahmad Bradshaw done for the year. Dan Herron should serve as his backup.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Allen probably isn’t going to play in Week 12, which means Coby Fleener can be dialed up as a top 5 option against the Jaguars.

Jags WR Allen Hurns will start

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 9:43am

Jaguars.com - [Full Article]

With Jags WR Allen Robinson out, HC Gus Bradley on Monday said rookie Allen Hurns and veteran Cecil Shorts III will start, but that Marquis Lee will move into the third receiver role.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradley said Lee continues to practice well and the rookie had his best two weeks of practice. However, Lee's role right now is as a WR3 with Hurns and Shorts the starters. Obviously by now you know the Jags offense is tough to count on in the fantasy world, but there should be opportunities for both WRs in terms of garbage time production. Hurns and Shorts are probably best suited for deeper leagues.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 9:06am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Slow starts offensively are becoming an issue for the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton.

During a five-game losing streak the Panthers (3-7-1) have scored only 26 points combined in the first three quarters, an average of 5.2 points per game.

They had only three points through the first three quarters of Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, who came into the game with the worst rated pass defense in the NFL. The Panthers scored a combined 48 points in the fourth quarter, including 28 the past two weeks against Philadelphia and Atlanta.

Newton hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in the first three quarters since a 3-yarder to Kelvin Benjamin six games ago in a 37-37 tie at Cincinnati.

Fantasy Impact:

The story goes on to say over the last five games, Newton has no touchdowns and five interceptions in the first half. In the second half, he has five touchdowns (all in the fourth quarter) to three interceptions. Newton’s passer rating this season is 80.3, worse than every quarterback except Oakland rookie Derek Carr (76.0), Minnesota rookie Teddy Bridgewater (75.0), Jacksonville rookie Blake Bortles (72.2) and New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (65.6). With a bye in Week 12, the hope for Newton owners is he can heal and come back strong for the final stretch of the fantasy season. But owners are likely finding it tough to trust him and may have already moved on.

Allen Robinson's injury opens the door for Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 11:26am

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Of all the rookies drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars to help the offense, the only one who hasn't made a noticeable impact at some point this season has been wide receiver Marqise Lee.

That's about to change.

With Tuesday's announcement that fellow second-round pick Allen Robinson will miss the final six games because of a stress fracture in his right foot, look for Lee to become more involved in the passing game.

Due in large part to problems with both hamstrings during training camp and early in the regular season, Lee has only 13 receptions for 141 yards and no touchdowns through 10 games.

Fantasy Impact:

There's nothing revelatory here, but it gives us a chance to discuss the Jaguar WR corps and how it might look now that Allen Robinson is out of the picture. Cecil Shorts should be the most-targeted player if he can stay healthy, which has been an issue this season. But we believe Allen Hurns will hold the most fantasy value due to his big play ability and status as the #25 fantasy WR this season. In the six games where Hurns has played more than 70% of the snaps, he has averaged 3.8 catches for 65 yards and 0.8 TD (on 7.3 targets), or 11.5 fantasy points, which are strong WR2 numbers. We can't count on the touchdowns, but the yardage is reasonable. The only issue with Hurns at this point is that he was knocked out of Week 10 with a concussion, and his status for Week 12 is unclear. As for Lee, we believe he'll serve as the team's WR3 as he hasn't played more than 40% of the snaps since Week 2. With TE Marcedes Lewis due back in Week 12, we don't see Lee as a major fantasy factor barring an injury to Shorts and/or Hurns.