One of last season's deep sleeper darlings, Allen Hurns is well-known enough to get drafted as a solid No. 3 Fantasy receiver with potential to be even more. Hurns finished as a top-20 receiver last year, notching 10-plus Fantasy points in eight of 15 games, including seven of his first nine. It's that disappointing finish to his season along with an improved Jaguars roster (which could lead to fewer play-from-behind opportunities) that might make owners hesitate to draft him as a Top 24 option. Right near the Round 5 and Round 6 turn is when you should expect Hurns to get some attention.
Hurns signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension with the Jaguars in June of 2016, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Hurns, an undrafted free agent out of Miami, has developed into one of the top targets in the Jaguars' offensive attack. Last season he racked up 64 receptions for 1,031 yards and ten touchdowns. The 24-year-old's new deal assures him $20 million in guarantees.
Hurns (sports hernia) took part in full drills this week, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports. Hurns was plagued by injuries last season, yet missed only one game en route to the first 1,000-yard campaign of his brief career. Furthermore, he's been a touchdown machine across two professional seasons, reaching the end zone 16 times among 115 catches. With his recovery from mid-January hernia surgery complete, Hurns will focus on improving his rapport with Blake Bortles, as he forms a potent wideout duo with Allen Robinson.
Hurns (sports hernia) expects to start running in approximately one month, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. As for the offseason, he said, "OTAs, I'll definitely be ready. I'll be doing everything I'm supposed to be." Hurns gutted out injury after injury in his second season en route to 64 catches (on 105 targets) for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns in 15 games. Missing only one outing due to his residence in the concussion protocol, he nonetheless required sports hernia surgery once the campaign concluded. If he indeed upholds his desired training schedule, he'll be present at the beginning of the Jaguars' offseason program in April.
Hurns underwent sports hernia surgery Tuesday, Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com reports. Hurns gutted out an array of injuries this season, yet the only game he missed was mandated due to the concussion protocol. Otherwise, the second-year wideout churned out five 100-yard performances en route to 64 catches (on 105 targets) for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns in 15 contests. With plenty of time to recover, expect Hurns to be a full go once the offseason program rolls around in April.
Hurns is expected to undergo sports hernia surgery next week. Hurns battled through a core injury throughout this season, when he impressively amassed 64 receptions for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns in 15 games played. With the Jaguars' season now, Hurns can finally have his ailment repaired via surgery, which is expected to coincide with a six-to-eight week recovery timetable.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|2||09/18||@San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|9||11/06||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|3 Year Avg||101||58||854||8||37||14.72||133|