After struggling much of the season, Browns cornerback Joe Haden was back in shutdown form Week 7 at Jacksonville, preventing
That didn't stop rookie quarterback Blake Bortles from throwing the ball Shorts' way, but the two connected on only three of nine targets for 12 yards.
The Jaguars offense being what it is, you can't expect Shorts to be consistent in Fantasy, but if you were excited about him just a week ago, you shouldn't be so quick to dump him based on this performance. It's clear Bortles wanted to get him the ball. The matchup just prevented him from doing so.
Shorts managed just three receptions for 12 yards against Cleveland, his hometown team. He was coming off a 10-catch, 103-yard performance at Tennessee. He will try to bounce back against the visiting Dolphins next Sunday.
Shorts has battled a hamstring injury for much of the season but came through his Week 6 performance with a clean bill of health. He should reprise his starting role in Week 7 against the Browns.
Shorts was clearly the go-to guy, catching 10 passes (on 16 targets) for 103 yards, which shouldn't be too surprising considering his track record. It's just easy to forget because of all the time he's missed this season. The hamstring injury also sidelined him for Weeks 1 and 2.
At this point, I'm pretty much done with Hurns in Fantasy. He's shown some big-play potential, but he's wildly inconsistent and could fade into the background if Shorts is back for good. Shorts, meanwhile, needs to be owned in the majority of Fantasy leagues. He's clearly the best of the three. Robinson has some low-end appeal in points-per-reception leagues but doesn't get the yardage for standard-league use.
Shorts had managed just seven catches for 60 yards in his two games this season as he's battled injuries in the early part of the year, but he came on strong after being inserted into the starting lineup Sunday. However, he made one big mistake, getting stripped inside the Titans' 10-yard line with less than five minutes remaining in the game on a play that would have given the Jaguars first-and-goal had Tennessee not recovered the fumble. Shorts and the Jaguars will face the Browns in Week 7.
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