Jags RB T.J. Yeldon is expected to make his NFL debut Friday.
As he does, the Jaguars’ rookie running back apparently will make it pretty much with the first team.
Yeldon, who missed the first two preseason games with a finger injury, is expected to play against the Detroit Lions at EverBank Field Friday in Preseason Week 3. A starter hasn’t been determined, but Head Coach Gus Bradley said Yeldon likely will work extensively with the starters.
“I would see him getting some reps with the ones and twos – mostly ones, though,” Bradley said Sunday afternoon, a day after the Jaguars’ 22-12 loss to the New York Giants in Preseason Week 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Yeldon is already rated 24th among our backs putting him at low-end RB2 range. Yeldon may not see as many scoring chances as the other backs rated around him, but we think he gets plenty of touches behind an 0-line that should be improved.