Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 11/27/14 4:37pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (illness) returned to practice, Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Sounds like just a one-day bug for Shorts, who should be fine for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 11/25/14 3:56pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles went 15-for-27 for just 146 yards and an interception in the team's Week 12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and he hasn't tossed a touchdown in the last two games. Head coach Gus Bradley was critical of the whole offense, but he indicated that the team expects more from the rookie quarterback. Bradley said Bortles has been holding the ball too long in the pocket, and his decision making hasn't been up to par.
Huddle Up: The Jags have topped 20 points only twice in Bortles' eight starts, and the rookie owns an ugly 16-8 turnover-to-TD pass ratio. Still, going to back to Chad Henne isn't a viable option at this point for the 1-10 Jags so Bradley is trying to light a fire under the QB any way he can. Bortles remains an interesting dynasty-league piece but steer clear this year in re-draft leagues if at all possible.
Clay Harbor - TEPosted 11/25/14 6:49pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor has been demoted to third string after the return of TE Marcedes Lewis. TE Nic Jacobs has kept the No. 2 job, as Harbor played just six snaps in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Harbor had his mid-season run of fantasy relevance, but it's now Lewis' gig that he's back from an eight-game injury absence.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 11/21/14 3:04pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Good news for those who need to roll with the rookie this Sunday in Indy.
Marcedes Lewis - TEPosted 11/13/14 6:36pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle), who has been out since suffering a high left ankle sprain Sept. 14, is expected to be activated from the short-term Reserve/Injured list as soon as Monday, Nov. 17, when the team returns from the bye week. TE Clay Harbor has caught 25 passes for 272 yards in Lewis' absence. Head coach Gus Bradley expects the team's blocking to improve when Lewis returns.
Huddle Up: Something to certainly have on your radar screen if you're seeking TE help down the stretch.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 11/11/14 4:10pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (foot) is out for the season with a stress fracture in his foot.
Huddle Up: Tough way to end a rookie season as the second-round pick is leading the Jaguars in targets (81), receptions (48) and receiving yards (548). Fellow rookie Allen Hurns and veteran Cecil Shorts will take up most of the fantasy slack.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 11/10/14 12:48am ET
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (head) suffered a head injury in the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys in London, but he did not suffered a concussion.
Huddle Up: Shorts is coming off a 100-yard game against Dallas but he remains an inconsistent fantasy play in Jacksonville's offense. Consider him a WR4/5 moving forward.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 11/7/14 12:57pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Shorts continues to be plagued by hamstring issues. On the bright side, he practiced and should be available for Sunday's game.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 11/6/14 10:38am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is out of practice Thursday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Shorts has been battling hamstring issues all season. At this point, all his absence would do is increase the likelihood that one of the Allens--Robinson or Hurns--has a solid fantasy outing.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 11/6/14 10:38am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles' progression has been what the team expected, general manager Dave Caldwell said. He has enabled the offense to sustain drives.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars had hoped Chad Henne could buy them some time, but they wound up going to Bortles as a rookie anyway--with untested weapons and behind a patchwork offensive line. So any positive progression he's made would have to be viewed as a plus for the franchise going forward.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 11/6/14 2:57pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Lee was able to get back on the field after injuring his ankle Wednesday, and it's just another hurdle to overcome in a disappointing rookie season that has produced only 12 receptions for 128 yards and no TDs, including a paltry 4-55 since Week 2.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 10/28/14 11:27am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson's vision is improving, according to offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.
Huddle Up: Robinson is still in the early stages of learning the running back position, having been an option quarterback in college and a receiver earlier in his NFL career. He's already pretty good, as evidenced by back-to-back 100-yard games; adding vision to his repertoire will only increase his chances of success.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 10/27/14 9:21am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles, who had two passes intercepted and returned for touchdowns Sunday, Oct. 26 against the Miami Dolphins, leads the NFL with four interceptions returned for a TD.
Huddle Up: Bortles is making a run at Peyton Manning's rookie record for interceptions, and he's having a Matt Schaub-like season in regards to pick-sixes. The Jags, of course, would prefer he turns out more like Manning than Schaub.
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.
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