Jaguars Fantasy News

Jaguars hire John DeFilippo to run the offense

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 4:48pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Ex-Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is expected to become the Jacksonville Jaguars' new OC, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per sources informed of the situation. The team later confirmed the acquisition.

It's a vital hire for Jags coach Doug Marrone, who needed to inject some creativity into his ground-and-pound offense.

Fantasy Impact:

DeFilippo was replaced as the OC of the Vikings 13 games into the season because he wasn't calling enough run plays. As the Browns OC in 2015, his offense was 11th in pass attempts and 27th in rush attempts. The Vikings were 6th and 27th, respectively. This hire doesn't jibe with Tom Coughlin's conservative run-oriented mindset.

Jaguars: RB Leonard Fournette's remaining guarantees now voided

Monday, December 31, 2018, 9:18am

News4Jax - [Full Article]

A person familiar with the situation says the Jacksonville Jaguars have notified running back Leonard Fournette that his suspension late last month voided the remaining guarantees in his four-year rookie contract.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Sunday night. The person said the Jaguars notified Fournette of the action weeks ago. Fournette could challenge the decision.

Fantasy Impact:

Fournette's future with the franchise has become increasingly uncertain, the story said, and his standing with the team reached a new level of unrest Sunday in the season finale at Houston. Fournette and fellow running back T.J. Yeldon spent most of the game on the bench, disengaged from teammates. Top executive Tom Coughlin ripped both players for being "disrespectful" and "selfish," adding that their behavior was "unbecoming of a professional football player."

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette officially doubtful for Week 17

Friday, December 28, 2018, 8:38pm

Jaguars official injury report

Leonard Fournette (ankle) has been listed as doubtful for Week 17.

Fantasy Impact:

There is no reason for the Jags to push Fournette in what has been a disaster of a season for both. Look for T.J. Yeldon to get the start with Carlos Hyde questionable as a late-week addition to the injury report.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jaguars K Josh Lambo (right groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (quadricep) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot, doubtful) missed practice again Friday and is doubtful for Week 17. Carlos Hyde (knee, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. T.J. Yeldon and David Williams could split the work with Fournette likely out and Hyde iffy.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jaguars QB Cody Kessler (right shoulder) took limited practice reps all week.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Jaguars K Josh Lambo (right groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. Kai Forbath will kick again for the Jaguars.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (quadricep, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) took full practice reps all week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go. Fournette will be fine to face the Dolphins but given his limited Week 15 workload, he’s no longer a no-brainer fantasy RB1.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (hip) took full practice reps all week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go. Frank Gore is out for the remainder of the year, and it was Ballage—not Kenyan Drake—who took over as Miami’s primary runner last week against the Vikings, gaining 123 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. He caught 64 passes in his final two seasons at Arizona State, so he’s a capable receiver as well. The matchup against the Jaguars isn’t great, though Jacksonville has yielded 160 yards rushing in six away games while giving up just 90 yards rushing in eight home games this season. Drake (shoulder) took full practice reps all week and will play on Sunday. But it doesn’t look like he’s going to lead this backfield in touches, even with Frank Gore out.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. The Panthers have decided to shut Newton down for the season. Taylor Heinicke will draw the start, but the Old Dominion product is largely an unknown from an NFL standpoint. In the preseason, he completed 24 of 36 passes for 323 yards (9.0 YPA) and two touchdowns against one interception. He also rushed five times for 23 yards and a score. That 7.2 pass-to-rush ratio would fall between Jameis Winston (6.9) and Blake Bortles (7.4) this year, so Heinicke can add points with his legs. He’s obviously a risky start, but there’s some upside here due to the competence he showed in the preseason and his home matchup against the Falcons, who are No. 30 in QB aFPA. Consider this news a slight downgrade for the entire offense, though we weren’t expecting Newton to tear it up this week given his shoulder. John Paulsen watched Heinicke’s preseason throws and runs and came away fairly impressed. He showed some fast feet, threw a couple of darts downfield and his sole interception was not his fault.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:15pm

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (foot) took full practice reps again Thursday. He’s good to go to face the Redskins on Saturday. Mariota has averaged 17.3 fantasy points in five home games, and his two bad games came against Baltimore and Jacksonville, two of the tougher defenses in the league. Washington is coming off of a good showing against the Jaguars, but that was against Cody Kessler. In the three previous games, Washington yielded 197/3 to Eli Manning, 306/2 to Carson Wentz and 289/2 to Dak Prescott.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:15pm

Jaguars K Josh Lambo (right groin) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:15pm

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (quadricep) missed practice again Thursday.