Jacksonville Jaguars

Season W/L ATS O/U Pass Yds Rush Yds Pass% Run% 3rd D
2016-17 3-13 8-8 10-6 3,444 1,703 62.74% 37.26% 35%
2015-16 5-11 7-8-1 10-6 4,108 1,473 65.02% 34.98% 35%
2014-15 3-13 6-9-1 8-8 3,001 1,633 63.50% 36.50% 32%
2013-14 4-12 5-10-1 9-7 3,441 1,260 63.04% 36.96% 30%
2012-13 2-14 6-10 7-9 3,419 1,369 63.98% 36.02% 28%

Season Outlook

Jacksonville's offense had rough 2016 campaign, with third-year QB Blake Bortles' failing to live up to his lofty expectations. Bortles tied for the second-most touchdowns in 2015, throwing 35 scores. Last season, Bortles' touchdown total plummeted to 23 while throwing an unsettling 16 interceptions. He isn't the most accurate QB in the world, but he has a cannon of an arm that can provide fantasy owners a significant return in fantasy points. He remains an average QB1 with big play upside. Drafting LSU RB Leonard Fournette with the fourth overall pick this offseason could hinder Bortles' offensive production as the Jaguars haven't had the luxury of a threatening presence like Fournette to hand the ball to, relying more through the air. The Jaguars were in dire need, as T.J. Yeldon and his lowly 31 yards per game in 13 games started will move into a secondary role while 2015 free agent signing Chris Ivory's season was hampered by injuries and finished the season with his lowest rushing total since 2012. Fournette has RB2 upside and one of the top sleeper options at the RB position. WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are the main beneficiaries of Bortles' strong arm, with Robinson registering 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015. Though Robinson only managed to rack up 883 total yards and six touchdowns a season later, he is an attractive option as WR2 heading into 2017. Hurns showcased his big play ability in 2015 when the undrafted free agent averaged 16 yards per reception and offers value as high-end FLEX option with WR2 upside. Doug Marrone is entering his first full season as the Jaguars head coach and has brought Nathaniel Hackett to run the offense. The pair have worked together since 2009 and will implement their hybrid Air Coryell offense, which will simplify Bortles' reads as well as provide a much more balanced pass attack with the occasional option run sprinkled in.

Player Outlooks & Draft Analysis

Quarterbacks

Blake Bortles

After a breakout 2015 fantasy campaign that was spurred on partly by Jacksonville's inability to stop opposing offenses, Bortles was due to regress a bit last season. Still, no one could have predicted just how poorly the young quarterback would play. The third pick overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, it appeared going into the season that the Jaguars had their quarterback of the future and with some fine-tuning were on the verge of playoff contention. But after the unmitigated disaster of last season, not only are the fantasy fortunes of the fourth year quarterback in question, but with a new regime at the helm in Jacksonville, Bortles may be playing for his NFL future. Without question, Bortles needs to make better decisions with the football. Something the edition of Leonard Fournette should help with, as the inconsistency of T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory clearly prompted using the fourth overall pick on the draft's top back. Ideally Bortles should see a downtick in passing attempts, as he's thrown the ball 600+ times in each of the past two seasons. And while the inflated fantasy stats of 2015 aren't likely to be repeated anytime soon, the combination of a more balanced offensive attack and taking care of the football could lead to enough production to make Bortles a viable weekly option again.

Cody Kessler

Kessler will be in the running for the starting quarterback job in Cleveland. That said, this is still a Browns team that is a long ways away on the offensive side of the football, used a second round pick in the draft on DeShone Kizer, and still has Brock Osweiler on the roster. Of the three quarterbacks, Kessler is the one that would be classified as a game manager, lacking a lot of upside and without a big time arm. He's good at limiting mistakes and takes care of the football so he could easily wind up leading the team in starts this season. But his profile is that of a fringe starter or career backup so the long term prognosis is less than fantastic.

Running Backs

Leonard Fournette Top Rookies

Jacksonville has made no secret about their desire to hand Fournette as much of the workload as possible. After a couple disastrous seasons of T.J. Yeldon, and the addition of Chris Ivory leading to little improvement, the Jags used the fourth overall pick on the consensus top running back in the draft. Fournette is a beast of a back that drew Adrian Peterson comps throughout his prep and college career. And while he may never quite live up to that hype, there's no denying that he has a chance to be a special player. After a 2016 season in which Blake Bortles' limitations were on full display, expect the Jaguars offense to run through Fournette, with the explosive rookie getting as much work as he can handle. He still has a ways to go from a receiving standpoint, but the Jacksonville defense is steadily improving and the ideal game plan from week to week is going to be pounding the rock with Fournette 20+ times a game.

T.J. Yeldon Falling Stock

Just two seasons into his NFL career the Jags made it pretty clear they were giving up on the idea of Yeldon as a primary ball carrier. After struggling as the starter in his rookie season, Jacksonville added Chris Ivory last offseason to help lessen the load. But now that they've used a top five pick on Leonard Fournette, one of Ivory or Yeldon could very well see the chopping block. Odds are it's Yeldon that sticks. He's five years younger, the better receiver, and considerably cheaper. Durability has been a concern for Yeldon, but with Fournette shouldering the bulk of the rushing work he may actually become intriguing as a PPR option filling the passing downs role.

Wide Receivers

Donte Moncrief

Coming into last season Moncrief looked like a breakout candidate after impressing in limited work over his first two years in the league. But he missed nearly half the season with a shoulder injury, and even prior to that, never seemed to get on track. A red zone threat, Moncrief has found the end zone 16 times on just 126 career receptions. But fantasy owners would like to see him start racking up the yards, as the 24 year old receiver has just four 100 yard receiving game through his first 41 NFL contests. For now, T.Y. Hilton will continue to be the top option in the offense, but the Colts would love to see Moncrief assume a larger role, as the 6 2 , 220 lb receiver has the ability to work across the field and outside, with Hilton forcing defenses to play him deep. Right now it s a matter of staying on the field and developing some consistency for the fourth year receiver.

Tight Ends

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

A talented tight end that fell to the second round of the draft, ASJ clashed with coaches in Tampa Bay, missed extended time with injuries, and got into enough off the field trouble to garner his release mid-season. Enter the Jets, who haven't had a legitimate pass catching tight end since Dustin Keller. New York took a flyer on Seferian-Jenkins, and it has the potential to really pay off. Talent has never been a question for the big tight end, but his work ethic has been questioned since his days at the University of Washington. While he'll miss the first two games due to suspension, Quincy Enunwa's season ending injury means targets are up for grabs in the Jets offense. And by all accounts ASJ has been dominant through offseason workouts. Still just 24 years old, he has a lot of dynasty upside if he has in fact started to put it all together.

Defenses

Jacksonville Defense

Despite a horrific and forgetful offensive 2016 season, the Jaguars defense was far and away the most improved defensive unit in the NFL. The team ranked top-10 in almost every defensive category despite a lowly 3-13 finish to the 2016 campaign. They have a familiar face in the front office as former head coach Tom Coughlin has stashed away his playbook to return to the Jaguars as the executive vice president of football operations and will seek to turn around the franchise he helped build when they entered the league in 1995. This type of culture change comes at an ideal time in the Jaguars' development, as the youthful Jaguars defense will look to impress their new boss. Veteran LB Paul Posluszny continues to fly under the radar as one of the most underrated LBs in the game, ranking eighth among tacklers with 132 total tackles. The team will certainly feel the loss of safety Jonathan Cyprien, who led all NFL defensive backs in solo tackles last season with 97. Cyprien joined the division rival Tennessee Titans, which will pave the way for second-year LB Myles Jack, CB Jalen Ramsey, and third-year DE Dante Fowler Jr. to step up and contribute in bigger roles. The addition of towering 6-foot-7 defensive end Calais Campbell from the Cardinals will surely help clog up the middle, but the defense is likely to fall on draft boards due to their previous defensive woes.

Player Updates

Player Update Leonard Fournette, RB - Fournette scratched for breaking team rule
5 Nov 2017 - 12:14pm

Leonard Fournette is inactive for Week 9 against the Bengals. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Leonard Fournette, RB - Fournette not expected to play against Colts
22 Oct 2017 - 1:24am

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Jaguars do not expect Leonard Fournette (ankle) to play in Week 7 against the Colts. - From Rotoworld.

Player Update Jaelen Strong, WR - Jaguars claim WR Jaelen Strong off waivers
19 Sep 2017 - 5:46pm

Jaguars claimed WR Jaelen Strong off waivers from the Texans. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Allen Robinson, WR - Allen Robinson underwent ACL surgery Monday
14 Sep 2017 - 5:01pm

Allen Robinson's ACL operation took place on Monday. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Allen Robinson, WR - Jags confirm Allen Robinson (ACL) out for season
10 Sep 2017 - 9:20pm

Allen Robinson is done for the season with a torn left ACL. Look for Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns to see increased usage. 

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