| Cecil Shorts aggravates hamstring injury|
MRI scheduled for Monday
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 29, 7:00 am
|Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts’ star-crossed season continued when he sustained a left hamstring injury in the third quarter and left the game. "I felt a pull,” Shorts said. "It actually happened on the play before [the interception] when I was getting off the line. I beat [the defender] and was running when he grabbed me and I felt something pull." (Florida Times-Union)|
FFToday's Take: Shorts will have an MRI to determine the extent of the damage. If and when he's cleared to play, the amount of injuries he's suffered through this season makes him unreliable for fantasy owners. Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson will likely be the leading receivers for Jacksonville in Week 5.
|Jags' Bortles getting ready for first career start|
Takes all reps with first team offense in practice
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 24, 4:19 pm
|Befitting his status as the new starter, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles took nearly all of the first-team reps during practice today. Bortles said his mindset is a “little different” from Weeks 1-3, when he studied the game plan but got scout-team snaps to this week, where he is studying the game plan in the morning and at night and running it in the afternoon. (Florida Times Union)|
FFToday's Take: This is great news because Chad Henne was barely completing half of his passes this year. Blake Bortles came on strong at the end of training camp and now gets a chance to revitalize an offense ranked 25th in passing yards per game after three weeks. He will make mistakes and remains a QB2 for now, but has the ability to allow receivers Cecil Shorts and Allen Robinson to become productive fantasy assets in deeper formats.
| Cecil Shorts out with hamstring injury|
Rookie receivers get big opportunity on Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 6, 1:50 pm
|The Jaguars have declared wide receiver Cecil Shorts out of the season opener at Philadelphia with a hamstring injury and he won’t make the trip for the game.
The other three players not making the trip are running back Storm Johnson, offensive tackle Austin Pasztor and tight end Clay Harbor. (Florida Times Union)|
FFToday's Take: Shorts had been bothered by a hamstring injury during training camp and it flared up again on Thursday. He was limited in practice Friday. With Shorts out, Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson (all rookies) will be the top targets for Chad Henne. Lee and Hurns offers the most fantasy appeal but both are desperation plays.
| Cecil Shorts still bothered by hamstring injury|
Misses practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 5, 11:59 am
|Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts participated in this morning’s walk-through but is not practicing because of hamstring tightness that forced him to leave Thursday’s practice early.
Shorts was not present during the first 30 minutes of today’s workout.
It is expected that Shorts will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s opener at Philadelphia. (Florida Times Union)|
FFToday's Take: Shorts was unable to finish practice yesterday so it's looking more an more like he won't be available against the Bears this week. Expect him to be a gametime decision. If he can't go, Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson Allen Hurns and Mike Brown will be the top receivers for Chad Henne.
|Hello Allen Hurns, wide receiver, Jacksonville|
Undrafted free agent receiver likely to make team
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 23, 7:00 am
|The question now isn’t if Allen Hurns makes the 53-man roster. He’s a virtual lock, a difficult position for an undrafted rookie to work his way to after three games. However, Hurns has been a contributor since arriving in Jacksonville, consistently making plays in the offseason program and training camp.
FFToday's Take: Hurns caught seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown in the on Friday night against Detroit. With rookie Allen Robinson missing the majority of camp with a hamstring strain, its not out of the question for Hurns to be one of the Jags top three receivers come Week 1. He's largely under the radar and isn't anything more than flier late in your fantasy draft.