|Offense||18th||92.1 (27th)||256.8 (10th)|
|Defense||24th||106.8 (14th)||268.2 (28th)|
|57||Armbrister, Thurston||OLB||6-2||235||12/25/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|94||Ash, Richard||NT||6-3||314||8/4/1992||1||Western Michigan|
|Bailey, Rasheed||WR||6-1||205||7/29/1993||1||Delaware Valley|
|29||Banyard, Joe||RB||5-10||221||11/12/1988||4||Texas-El Paso|
|54||Bartu, Joplo||OLB||6-2||230||10/3/1989||4||Texas State|
|Beachum, Kelvin||T||6-3||303||6/8/1989||5||Southern Methodist|
|96||Bennett, Michael||DT||6-2||305||2/24/1993||2||Ohio State|
|14||Blackmon, Justin||WR||6-1||210||1/9/1990||2||Oklahoma State|
|5||Bortles, Blake||QB||6-5||245||4/28/1992||3||Central Florida|
|38||Brown, Sergio (FA)||FS||6-2||207||5/22/1988||7||Notre Dame|
|60||Cann, A.J.||G||6-3||315||10/3/1991||2||South Carolina|
|37||Cyprien, Johnathan||SS||6-0||223||7/29/1990||4||Florida International|
|Day, Sheldon||DT||6-0||286||7/1/1994||R||Notre Dame|
|Edwards, Kadeem||G||6-4||313||1/24/1991||2||Tennessee State|
|21||Gerhart, Toby (FA)||RB||6-0||235||3/28/1987||7||Stanford|
|34||Gray, Jonas||RB||5-10||225||6/27/1990||3||Notre Dame|
|13||Greene, Rashad||WR||5-11||185||9/23/1992||2||Florida State|
|31||House, Davon||CB||6-0||196||7/10/1989||6||New Mexico State|
|88||Hurns, Allen||WR||6-3||205||11/12/1991||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|Ivory, Chris||RB||6-0||222||3/22/1988||7||Tiffin University|
|85||Jacobs, Nic||TE||6-5||295||10/13/1991||3||McNeese State|
|76||Joeckel, Luke||T||6-6||315||11/6/1991||4||Texas A&M|
|48||Koyack, Ben||TE||6-5||255||4/9/1993||1||Notre Dame|
|65||Linder, Brandon||G||6-6||320||1/25/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|20||Loston, Craig||SS||6-2||209||12/21/1989||3||Louisiana State|
|35||McCray, Demetrius||CB||6-2||194||5/11/1991||4||Appalachian State|
|75||Odrick, Jared||DE||6-5||305||12/31/1987||7||Penn State|
|30||Pierce, Bernard (FA)||RB||6-0||222||5/10/1991||5||Temple|
|Porter, Sean||OLB||6-1||242||1/12/1991||4||Texas A&M|
|51||Posluszny, Paul||MLB||6-2||240||10/10/1984||10||Penn State|
|Ramsey, Jalen||CB||6-1||209||10/24/1994||R||Florida State|
|64||Reed, Christopher||G||6-5||300||7/22/1992||1||Minnesota State|
|Reynolds, Rashaad||CB||5-11||187||2/2/1991||2||Oregon State|
|15||Robinson, Allen||WR||6-3||215||8/24/1993||3||Penn State|
|55||Skuta, Dan||OLB||6-2||265||4/21/1986||8||Grand Valley State|
|50||Smith, Telvin||OLB||6-3||223||4/11/1991||3||Florida State|
|Smith, Quanterus||DE||6-5||255||11/26/1989||3||Western Kentucky|
|87||Sterling, Neal||WR||6-3||238||1/14/1992||2||Monmouth (N.J.)|
|80||Thomas, Julius||TE||6-5||260||6/27/1988||6||Portland State|
|Thompson, Peyton||DB||5-10||180||9/26/1990||5||San Jose State|
|81||Walters, Bryan (FA)||WR||6-0||195||11/4/1987||3||Cornell|
|12||Washington, Tony||WR||5-10||198||10/18/1990||2||Appalachian State|
|72||Wells, Josh||T||6-6||310||2/14/1991||3||James Madison|
|Wolff, Earl||DB||5-11||210||12/15/1989||3||North Carolina State|
|Woodard, Jonathan||DE||6-6||271||//||R||Central Arkansas|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Lewis, who will turn 32 in May, will thus reprise his role as the Jaguars' No. 2 tight end behind Julius Thomas. On the heels of a 2015 season in which Lewis caught just 16 passes for 226 yards and no touchdowns, the veteran TE is off the fantasy radar as long as Thomas can stay healthy.
The Jaguars had been using rookie Rashad Greene on punt returns, but he was placed on short-term injured reserve prior to Week 3 against the Patriots. New England never had to punt in that game, so we never saw Greene's replacement. Marshall is a rookie who did some returning in the preseason.
Wolff was absent from the last three practices with what he described as soreness in the knee. He missed all spring workouts despite Chip Kelly declaring that he had been cleared by the doctor.
He was a full participant, however, when training camp began and said he was feeling as good as he had in over a year, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"The doctor is going in there to take a look at everything and hopefully we'll go with the quick route," Miller said. "If they can trim it, I'll be back on my feet the next day. If not, you have to wait for it to stitch together and then you take precautionary steps and that's maybe a couple of months."
Miller sat out the final two games of the season before opting for surgery. He signed a four-year, $16.25 million contract extension five days after the injury. His season ends with 30 tackles and one sack.
The third-year receiver has dealt with several injuries, namely to his hamstring, over his first two seasons in Jacksonville, which have prevented him from taking off after an electric college career at USC. Quarterback Blake Bortles said Wednesday that he and Lee have been able to work together extensively this offseason, calling the opportunity "huge." "It's been hard to get on the same page and work for an extended period of time, so I'm excited he's here and he's healthy," Bortles said. "What he can do is really special and he's super talented." Lee, who has 52 career catches for 613 yards and two touchdowns, will have an opportunity to grab hold of the third receiver spot behind Pro Bowler Allen Robinson and entrenched No. 2 receiver Allen Hurns. However, with Julius Thomas also back for his second season in Jacksonville, Lee may have to settle for being Bortles' fourth option this season, assuming he's able to stay healthy for more than a few weeks at a time.
Day fell this far for a reason -- he's a small tackle at 6-foot-1, 293 pounds and doesn't boast standout athleticism to make up for it -- but there's reason to believe he has the skill set to overachieve despite his modest athletic attributes. Day was a four-year contributor at Notre Dame and one of the team's best defenders over the last two years, and he should provide Jacksonville with a high-energy, disruptive rotational piece on the defensive line.
After a fractured hand kept him out of last week's game against the Colts, Posluszny returned to the field in a big way for the Jaguars on Sunday. Despite the loss, the veteran middle-linebacker recorded his third interception of the season, and brought his tackles total up to 114 on the year. He's the best player on the Jaguars' defense and he's a very solid IDP at his position when he's healthy.
Blackmon, who hasn't played since October of 2013, remains under contract with the Jaguars, but it seems increasingly unlikely that he'll play for the team again. At this time, the 25-year-old wideout remains under an indefinite suspension from the NFL.
Davis has posted 10 sacks over the past two seasons, while also combining for 30 tackles, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries over that span. In signing with the Jaguars, Davis provides depth and stability to Jacksonville's front-seven.
Casey has played in four NFL games in two seasons. He totaled six tackles with Oakland a year ago.
Corbin and Mitchell are undrafted rookie free agents. If the latter clears waivers, he will revert to injured reserve.
The big free-agent addition from the Packers hasn't been all that effective so far - he's recorded just seven tackles and hasn't forced a turnover in 177 snaps this season - but his presence will be needed when Jacksonville takes on Indianapolis this Sunday.
Myers has made 22-of-26 field goals on the year, but he's struggled mightily with extra points. After Sunday's pair of misses, which ended up costing Jacksonville a chance to tie the game, he's now misfired on six extra points this season. While he's certainly a candidate to be released this offseason, it seems unlikely that he'll be cut with only four games remaining.
Ramsey was widely expected to go in the first three or four picks, and the general consensus identifies him as the top overall prospect in the draft. This was the ideal pick for Jacksonville all along, as Ramsey has a versatile skill set and almost unparalleled athleticism in the secondary - an area of need for the Jaguars. Particularly if he should play at safety, Ramsey has the potential to produce immediately as an IDP. At 6-foot-1, 209 pounds, Ramsey has 4.41 speed and freakish explosiveness, illustrated by his 41.5-inch vertical and 135-inch broad jump.
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.
T.J. Yeldon (groin) once again handled the bulk of the workload, but Grant received two carries on the day. One went for 11 yards, but the other was a disaster, as Grant blatantly fumbled on a toss play deep in Jacksonville territory. The Buccaneers were able to recover for a touchdown and Grant, understandably, did not see another carry the rest of the way. If Yeldon misses any time, Grant could see a slight increase in snaps, but Toby Gerhart and Bernard Pierce are probably ahead of him in the pecking order. Grant also handled kick return duties Sunday, logging 93 yards on three returns with a long of 42 yards.
"Right now, I’m not starting, and I understand that things aren’t always going to go my way," Gratz said. "I’m going to have to work for it in the offseason. Hopefully, one day I’ll get that spot back."
Gratz opened last season as a starter after being drafted in the third round in 2013, but he was replaced by McCray after four weeks. He again received a chance to start later in the season due to an injury to Alan Ball, but the Jaguars hit the free-agent market during the offseason for an upgrade at the starting postion.
"He’s really matured," coach Gus Bradley said. "I see a completely different mind-set this year than he was his first year. Sometimes, you’ve got to externally motivate guys, or get after them or challenge them. That’s how I felt Gratzie was. I remember two years ago or a year and a half ago, I told him until he changes his mind-set, we’re going to have to continue to motivate him. Well, he’s not motivated through that anymore. It feels all more internally. I think he’s made really good strides. We’ll see how it carries over, but his mind-set, I really like how it is."
Lawrence was a healthy scratch for his two games on the active roster, and with the Jaguars suddenly needing another running back, the 23-year-old wideout was a casualty. Lawrence will likely revert back to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Robinson reached the end zone four times in 2014, but he found paydirt only once this season, scoring a touchdown during the Jaguars 51-16 Week 14 rout of the Colts. With rookie T.J. Yeldon firmly entrenched as the starter, Robinson was relegated to backup duty for much of the year, though he filled in for Yeldon (knee) down the stretch, notching 28 combined carries for 116 yards in Weeks 14 and 15. Looking ahead, Yeldon figures to return as the unquestioned No. 1 back in 2016, so Robinson will battle for an RB2 role, and the team will likely bring in some competition via free agency or the draft.
Yeldon, the 36th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, had a solid but unspectacular rookie season, posting a 182-740-2 rushing line (4.1 YPC) and 36-279-1 receiving line (46 targets) in 12 games. He served in a three-down role for much of the season, but with Chris Ivory now joining the Jags on a sizable contract, it appears Yeldon will at least be ceding a good portion of the early-down workload. Ivory is the favorite to get more carries, but Yeldon should still have a significant role that could include passing-down work.
Amukamara has missed 25 games in five seasons since the Giants used a first-round pick on him, but has proven to be a solid cover cornerback when healthy. Coming off 63 tackles and one interception in 11 appearances last season, Amukamara could very well earn the Jaguars' No. 1 corner position, and adds more experience to a Jacksonville secondary that also signed talented safety Tashuan Gipson this week.
Per the Florida Times-Union, the move creates $2.25 million worth of salary cap space for the Jaguars. In 15 games for the team in 2015, the 27 year-old free safety recorded 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two pass break-ups.
With the Jaguars expected to sign Chris Ivory on Wednesday at the start of free agency, they've elected to release Gerhart in the corresponding move. Gerhart saw action in just seven games last season before being placed on injured reserve with a groin injury, finishing with 44 yards on 20 carries. He'll be an unrestricted free agent when free agency begins Wednesday.
Joeckel, the starting left tackle, will give way to his backup, Sam Young. His absence will provide a slight boost to the Miami defense.
The Dolphins are 6 1/2-point favorites.
"Wells did a pretty good job when he stepped in," coach Gus Bradley told the paper. "The reason why we had him up [active] over Sam Young is because of his flexibility. He could play left tackle and right tackle. Sam does a good job at right tackle so we'll talk more about that, but it will be one of those two."
The Jaguars host the Texans on Sunday.
The 2014 fifth-rounder finishes up his 2015 season with a fantasy-friendly 128 tackles, to go along with 2.5 sacks and a pick in 14 games. He's on track to reprise his starting outside linebacker role for the Jags in 2016, an assignment that will make Smith -- whose shoulder issue will not require offseason surgery -- worthy of continued IDP utility next year.
Thomas underwent surgery on his finger after suffering an injury during the preseason, which kept him out of the Jaguars' first four regular season games. He got off to a slow start in his first game against Tampa Bay, catching just two passes for 20 yards but was able to get on track the following week, hauling in seven catches (13 targets) for 78 yards and a score in a loss to Houston. Thomas' production varied greatly week-to-week, but he came into his own midway through the year when he reached the endzone in four straight games between Nov. 19 and Dec. 13. Included in that span was a nine-catch, 116-yard performance in a loss to the Chargers, a game that would prove to be his most productive in a Jaguars uniform. Coming off of a relatively disappointing first season, Thomas has the makings of a decent buy-low candidate in 2016, as he'll have an entire offseason to get healthy and jell with quarterback Blake Bortles and the rest of the Jaguaras' young receiving corps.
Fowler sustained a torn ACL on the first day of May minicamp and underwent surgery. He has begun rehabbing, but will not play this year.
Sterling thrived at Monmouth (N.J.) with 212 receptions for 2,615 yards and 22 touchdowns in 43 games.
Colvin will remain eligible to participate in offseason and preseason activities, but will be sidelined for four games once the regular season kicks off. With Colvin out, offseason signing Price Amukamara becomes increasingly likely to start opposite Davon House at cornerback to begin this season.
The second-year wideout capped his excellent season off appropriately, topping the 100-yard mark for the sixth time and upping his season total to 80 catches. Robinson failed to reach the end zone for the first time since Week 11, but he will still finish tied for the league lead with 14 touchdown grabs. Robinson should head into next season as an extremely desirable fantasy option, as he and Blake Bortles both showed a tremendous amount of growth this year and will look to continue their strong rapport.
Henne hasn't taken a snap since the midpoint of Week 3 during the 2014 season, but his experience under offensive coordinator Greg Olson provides the Jaguars with an insurance policy for Blake Bortles.
The contract numbers may seem oddly large for an injury-prone running back that will soon turn 28, but only $10 million of the deal is guaranteed and only $5 million comes from the signing bonus. According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, Ivory's deal can really be thought of as a two-year, $12.5 million contract. Of course, that's still more than enough money to ensure that Ivory is ticketed for a starring role, though 2015 second-round selection T.J. Yeldon also figures to be a big part of the offense.
With Marqise Lee downgraded from probable to questionable, Washington was called up to provide some receiving depth. He's still firmly behind Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Bryan Walters on the depth chart, so it's unlikely he will see many targets Sunday at New England.
During pregame warmups for a Week 10 tilt in Baltimore, Pierce injured his calf and subsequently missed the Jags' past four games. With seemingly no end in sight to the absences, he'll miss the rest of his first season in Jacksonville, where he turned six carries into 11 yards and three receptions (on five targets) into seven yards.
Those include quarterback Blake Bortles (foot), center Luke Bowanko (wrist), defensive end Andre Branch (groin), defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), running back Toby Gerhart (ribs), wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (shoulder) and wide receiver Tommy Streeter (abdomen).
Gray doubled his workload in his second game in Jacksonville from five touches to 10. His total yards decreased, however, from 31 to 27. Though the diminished production no doubt has a lot to do with going from playing one of the league's worst defenses in New Orleans to one of the best in Houston, Gray showed nothing that would indicate that he'll challenge T.J. Yeldon for carries in 2016.
The report notes that the defensive lineman's anticipated five or six-year deal with Jacksonville is expected to average in the range of $15 million per season. Jackson is coming off a 2015 season in which he recorded 45 tackles and five sacks for the Broncos, with the Florida Times-Union suggesting that Jackson seems likely "to play the three-technique defensive tackle position" with the Jaguars, while splitting time with Sen'Derrick Marks.
With Corey Grant (hip) landing on the IR and T.J. Yeldon (groin) still very much a question mark for Sunday's game against the Bills, Banyard was promoted to provide some depth at the running back position. Considering Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson will likely get most of looks out of the backfield, Banyard shouldn't be viewed as a viable fantasy option at this time. However, that could easily change if Robinson or Gerhart suffers an injury of their own.
Greene has seen a reduced role in the receiving game with Marqise Lee returning to full health, but he remains Jacksonville's primary punt returner. After taking one back last week against Indianapolis, Greene was limited to only 17 combined yards on two punt returns Sunday.
Smith played in 15 games last season as DeMarcus Ware's backup on the line, recording 11 tackles and no sacks. He was placed on the injured reserve with a knee injury before the team's divisional-round loss against the Colts. His role next season could go to Shaquil Barrett, who was added to the roster before that playoff loss.
Concerns about cartilage damage in Jack's knee pushed him to this point, and it gives Jacksonville a potentially enormous steal in the process. Even if Jack eventually needs microfracture surgery, he could lose a fair amount of speed and still be one of the league's fastest linebackers. In the meantime, he gives Jacksonville its second freakishly athletic defender in this draft, as the Jags landed Florida State's Jalen Ramsey in the first round. The Jaguars headed into the draft widely expected to pick Ramsey or Jack, but the idea of somehow landing both would have been laughed at. The rest of the league is likely envying Jacksonville's draft at the moment.
The status of Walters is of more import to the Jags' depth at wideout that than it to fantasy owners, with Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns (on hand to man the team's starting WR slots on Sunday.
Ngakoue might not be especially well known after playing for a bad Maryland team, but he was very productive over the last two years, totaling 19 sacks and 28 tackles for loss. He'll be a fine prospect to groom in the Chris Clemons role of the Jacksonville defense.
Bortles remade his throwing motion with the help of House last offseason, but stated this year's monthly "tune-ups" are focused on his hips and shoulders. After enjoying a statistical breakout in Year 2, Bortles seems motivated to further improve his mechanics heading into his third season, which could result in less erratic play overall.
The former category consists of linebackers LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and Jeremiah George (ankle). The probables are quarterback Blake Bortles (wrist), defensive ends Andre Branch (groin) and Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (elbow), cornerback Demetrius McCray (ankle) and wideout Cecil Shorts (illness).
The best of the bunch was wideout Allen Robinson, who caught five passes for 60 yards. Tight end Clay Harbor chipped in with three catches for 28 yards while running back Jordan Todman added three receptions for 27 yards and two rushes for six yards. Also contributing were tight end Nic Jacobs (1-14) and wideouts Marqise Lee (1-13), Ace Sanders (1-10) and Allen Hurns (1-9).
Running back Toby Gerhart managed two yards on four carries for Jacksonville, which has embarked on its bye week.
It's been a rough 11 months for Marks, who managed 8.5 sacks and 44 tackles last season, but then suffered a torn ACL in Week 17. He subsequently made just four appearances this season, recording six tackles, three passes defensed and zero sacks. The good news is that he'll be further removed from the ACL injury next season, and the torn triceps should be healed before training camp.
Gipson, who turns 26 in August, will bolster the Jaguars' free safety position, an area that the team has been trying to beef up. He's coming off a 2015 season in which he notched 60 tackles in two picks in 13 games, though in 2014 Gipson's ball-hawking skills were evident, as he picked off six passes in 11 games for the Browns.
Odrick, 27, spent his first five seasons in Miami with the Dolphins. He posted 29 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble while playing every game last season.
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