Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 10/23/14 2:36pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) appears ready to return in Week 8, in the opinion of beat writer Hays Carlyon. The team contends they will mix and match running backs.
Huddle Up: Gerhart has missed the last 2 games after struggling through a 48-123-1 showing in the first 5 games and likely will come back and play a supporting role to Denard Robinson, who is fresh off his surprising 127-yard effort in Week 7.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 10/23/14 6:37pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will start at running back in Week 8 even if RB Toby Gerhart (foot) is active, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Gerhart will receive some playing time if he plays.
Huddle Up: As expected, Robinson has earned the start following his career-high 127-yard effort last week, but don't expect him to approach 22 carries again.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 10/21/14 6:29pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson was recently lauded by head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley said Robinson is extremely competitive and the drive to succeed and get better came from within for Robinson.
Huddle Up: Robinson rolled up a surprising 127 rushing yards on 22 carries Sunday after coming into the contest will all of 160 career rushing yards on 48 attempts. He'll be a hot pickup this week, but be aware that we very well could've seen Robinson's best game given the season-long struggles the Jags have had running the ball all season.
Marcedes Lewis - TEPosted 10/21/14 11:50pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) is expected to be able to practice next week. Lewis is on the short-term Reserve/Injured list with a high ankle sprain.
Huddle Up: Something to keep an eye on, especially for the owners of backup TE Clay Harbor who has 20 catches for 217 yards and a TD over the last 4 games.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 10/20/14 10:44am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson rushed 22 times for 127 yards in the Week 7 game Sunday, Oct. 19. He was the team's first 100-yard rusher in almost a calendar year. Head coach Gus Bradley was somewhat vague when asked if Robinson would keep the featured back role. 'Yeah, I think so. We'll look at the film. He did a good job and we hope to get Toby (Gerhart) back,' Bradley said.
Huddle Up: Maybe Robinson shares some of the workload with a healthy Gerhart or with Storm Johnson, but after Sunday's showing Robinson certainly looks to be the Jaguars' back of the future--both next week and next season.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 10/17/14 3:45pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) has been ruled out for the second straight week in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns. 'He's really improved, but I think it's at the point now where if we give him these extra couple days we're hoping that it won't be every week that it's something that we're dealing with,' head coach Gus Bradley said. Gerhart didn't practice all week and is still having minor problems with his foot. However, he thinks he can return against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 26.
Huddle Up: The deeply disappointing 2014 season continues for Gerhart, who will miss a second straight game. In the 5 games he has played, he's only rushed for 123 yards and a TD on 48 carries. Rookie Storm Johnson is expected to get the bulk of work again Sunday in Gerhart's absence.
Jordan Todman - RBPosted 10/17/14 11:22pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RBs Storm Johnson and Denard Robinson will split first- and second-down snaps in the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns, while RB Jordan Todman will handle third-down duties with RB Toby Gerhart (foot) ruled out for a second straight game.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars backfield is a fantasy mess right now and should be avoided by owners at all costs. Not to mention that Jacksonville has arguably the worst offensive line in the NFL as well.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 10/15/14 6:24pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 15 and may get another week off to further rest his injured foot, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley said Gerhart's foot would be evaluated Thursday.
Huddle Up: Good news for Storm Johnson's fantasy owners as the rookie looks to be in line for another start. Johnson ran for only 21 yards on 10 carries in Week 6 but saved some fantasy face with a TD run.
Storm Johnson - RBPosted 10/14/14 4:15pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Storm Johnson was on a snap count in Week 6 in his first career start. He carried just 10 times, and head coach Gus Bradley said that's exactly what the team had planned for him. Johnson had 21 yards on the ground and also scored a touchdown. "His toughness and things like that were there," Bradley said. "But, there's a couple of areas and just his overall reads and where we actually want the play to hit. He hit it more front side where he could bring it backside, so things like that."
Huddle Up: It's likely the workload will keep increasing for the rookie given the lack of other options in J'ville, but, in truth, it's hard to see any back having much success behind the continued poor run blocking of that offensive line.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 10/10/14 6:30pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: The Jags' ground game has been non-existent this season, but this will an opportunity for rookie Storm Johnson to show what he can do and possibly seize a lead role going forward.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 10/9/14 8:11pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 9, and he'll be monitored as the week progresses.
Huddle Up: This was a clear setback after Gerhart practiced in full, and it's starting to look like the Jags will be counting on rookie Storm Johnson more than expected Sunday in Tennessee. See if Gerhart can get on the field Friday.
Storm Johnson - RBPosted 10/8/14 12:15am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Storm Johnson saw his first action of the season in Week 5 and is expected to see an increased role in the offense going forward.
Huddle Up: Thanks to a 20-yard run, the seventh-round pick wound up leading the Jags with 27 yards on 4 rushes Sunday and now appears poised to join the Toby Gerhart-Denard Robinson mix. As a team, though, the Jags rank as the league's second-worst rushing team at 67 yards per game so only consider Johnson in the deepest of leagues.
Jordan Todman - RBPosted 10/8/14 5:34pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RBs Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson, Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson have all shared carries in the backfield. The team ranks 31st in the league in rushing, averaging just 67 yards per game. Johnson is the wild card in the backfield, as he ran four times for a team-high 27 yards in his debut in Week 5. "It's not surprising to me," head coach Gus Bradley said. "I mentioned two weeks ago he had a good practice. Last week he had a good week, and it's that trust and he's building trust. For him to go in there and perform and really capture his opportunity was pretty cool to see. ... The runs he had were very impressive." Johnson reinjured his ankle last Week, but he's expected to be fine for Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Although none of the 4 backs are startable right now, that could change if one separates himself from the group. Given that we've already seen a pretty strong sample size from Gerhart, Robinson and Todman, the 7th-round pick Johnson is the best bet for a breakout.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 10/6/14 10:36am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) left the Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished with just nine rushing yards on four carries, and he added one reception for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost season for Gerhart, and playing on a bum wheel behind a struggling offense doesn't bode well for his prospects going forward.
Marcedes Lewis - TEPosted 10/2/14 2:06pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) said he is looking to return for the team's Week 12 game. Lewis is allowed to practice in four weeks and can come off the Active/Reserve/Injured list in six weeks.
Huddle Up: It looks like 7 more weeks of Clay Harbor, who caught all 8 of his targets Sunday for 69 yards in his season debut.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 10/1/14 9:50am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring) is going through the team's return-to-play protocol and could return to practice this week.
Huddle Up: With Cecil Shorts nursing a hamstring issue of his own, it would be of great assistance to Blake Bortles to get Lee back in the Jacksonville receiver mix.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 10/1/14 8:01am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will continue to be involved in a rotation at running back with RB Toby Gerhart, and head coach Gus Bradley said the team strongly believes in Gerhart but will continue to search for the right mix at the position.
Huddle Up: Expect this to evolve into a committee approach, with Gerhart as the between the tackles guy and Robinson as the change of pace guy--at least until Robinson becomes more comfortable with a position he's only been playing for a couple seasons.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 9/29/14 10:24am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RBs Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson appeared to play in a rotation Sunday, Sept. 28. Gerhart rushed 10 times for 32 yards and Robinson had nine carries for 25 yards.
Huddle Up: Gerhart got the goal line shots, but aside from that this looks like a straight-up job share. And the 57 yards on 19 carries suggest that neither is particularly effective.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 9/29/14 10:24am ET
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) aggravated his left hamstring injury Sunday, Sept. 28. He'll undergo testing Monday, Sept. 29, to determine the severity of the injury.
Huddle Up: Repeat after me: hamstring injuries linger. Shorts tried to come back too soon, aggravated the injury, and now he'll be out for at least a couple more weeks--and who knows how long it will be before he's effective. Jacksonville's rookie receiver corps will pick up the slack in Shorts' absence.
Clay Harbor - TEPosted 9/27/14 10:07am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) returned to practice on a full-time basis this week, and he is expected to make his regular season debut in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers. He suffered a calf injury July 28, and has been sidelined since.
Huddle Up: Harbor will slide right in as the top TE target for the Jags after they had to place Marcedes Lewis on IR/Return list. The big question now is how well rookie QB Blake Bortles finds his big TE target.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 9/26/14 2:06pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: The rookie will miss a second straight game, leaving the targets and catches to Allen Hurns, Cecil Shorts and Allen Robinson.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 9/25/14 10:31am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is seeing an emerging RB Denard Robinson eat into his playing time. Head coach Gus Bradley said this week that Robinson has earned more reps and will continue to get them going forward.
Huddle Up: Gerhart has been nicked up, but he's also been ineffective and limited by the Jaguars playing from behind most of the time. Heading into the season Gerhart projected to be a decent fantasy RB2 option, but that opportunity appears to be dwindling.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 9/25/14 10:31am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson more than doubled his previous high in snaps in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts, and his emergence is cutting into the playing time of RB Toby Gerhart. Head coach Gus Bradley said this week that Robinson has earned more reps and will continue to get them going forward.
Huddle Up: Robinson isn't ready for full feature-back duties just yet, but he will take a bite out of Gerhart's workload as a change-of-pace back--especially if he remains effective in that role while Gerhart continues to struggle.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 9/23/14 10:24am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will start to receive more targets in the near future. He had eight carries for 33 yards in Week 3. 'I think that Denard has really showed to us during the last three weeks that he's earned the opportunity to get more reps,' head coach Gus Bradley said. 'We made a conscious decision this past week to get him more opportunities and he did a pretty good job so that will continue.'
Huddle Up: The Jaguars are desperately seeking playmakers, and to this point Toby Gerhart has not delivered. Robinson may not be ready for a feature back workload, but he certainly has the talent to shine in a complementary role. Not sure he's worth a pickup in all but the largest of fantasy leagues at this juncture, but it's not as if Gerhart has all the backfield touches in Jacksonville locked down.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 9/22/14 8:51am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said Sunday, Sept. 21, that QB Blake Bortles will start in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Jacksonville has mercifully sent Chad Henne to the bench in favor of Bortles. The rookie still has a ways to go but Bortles offers QB2 upside and gives the rest of the Jacksonville offensive players a fantasy boost.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 9/19/14 5:54pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Allen Hurns (ankle) are both listed as probable for Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts. It will be Shorts' season debut after missing the preseason with a right hamstring injury. 'I think that we'll see how he feels but it went pretty good out there,' head coach Gus Bradley said. 'If everything goes good and we get the report (that he hasn't had a setback), then he'll start.'
Huddle Up: The Jags needed this turn of good news with fellow WR Marqise Lee and TE Marcedes Lewis already out for Sunday's game, but neither Shorts or Hurns are worthy of a high fantasy ranking this week given their lingering injury concerns and the overall lack of production for the Jags' offense so far.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 9/18/14 3:36pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and he's now been ruled out for Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts. His availability beyond Week 3 is unknown. 'My main focus is getting it right,' said Lee, who is tied for the team lead with eight catches for 73 yards. 'The hamstring can linger. If you try to continue to try to come back, come back, come back when you're feeling 85, 90 (percent), you're still going to have issues.'
Huddle Up: The Jags are hurting for pass-catchers with WRs Allen Hurns (ankle) and Cecil Shorts (hamstring) battling injuries and TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) on short-term IR. See what develops the rest of today and Friday as the team preps for Sunday's contest against the Colts.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 9/18/14 6:47pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18, for the second straight day.
Huddle Up: With Marqise Lee already ruled out and fellow rookie wideout Allen Hurns banged up, the Jags could certainly use the veteran's return Sunday, but things remain cloudy. Check back Friday and see if Shorts was able to upgrade to full participation.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 9/18/14 7:07pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Gerhart at least made progress Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, but it's certainly been a struggle (25 carries-50 yards) so far for the veteran back, and you should be seriously exploring other starting options until he can show some signs of life.
Marcedes Lewis - TEPosted 9/16/14 4:27pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) was placed on the short-term Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: With 8 catches for 106 yards and a TD in the first two games, Lewis was making his annual push for TE1 relevancy, but that's now been put on a 2-month hold. Clay Harbor, who is just now returning to practice after a late-July calf injury, Mickey Shulder and Marcel Jensen are the other TEs on the J'ville roster but none are usable in fantasy at the time being.
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