|Offense||23rd||101.9 (22nd)||233.0 (20th)|
|Defense||6th||106.4 (19th)||215.2 (5th)|
|96||Bennett, Michael||DT||6-2||298||2/24/1993||3||Ohio State|
|Bibbs, E.J.||TE||6-2||258||8/28/1991||2||Iowa State|
|14||Blackmon, Justin||WR||6-1||210||1/9/1990||2||Oklahoma State|
|5||Bortles, Blake||QB||6-5||239||4/28/1992||4||Central Florida|
|Bouye, A.J.||CB||6-0||191||8/16/1991||5||Central Florida|
|Campbell, Calais||DT||6-8||300||9/1/1986||10||Miami (Fla.)|
|60||Cann, A.J.||G||6-3||317||10/3/1991||3||South Carolina|
|Charles, Stefan||DT||6-5||320||6/9/1988||5||Regina (Canada)|
|Cole, Audie||LB||6-5||248||6/1/1989||6||North Carolina State|
|92||Day, Sheldon||DT||6-1||285||7/1/1994||2||Notre Dame|
|Grant, Doran||CB||5-10||200||11/30/1992||2||Ohio State|
|13||Greene, Rashad||WR||5-11||190||9/23/1992||3||Florida State|
|34||Hill, Bronson||RB||5-10||215||1/2/1993||1||Eastern Michigan|
|88||Hurns, Allen||WR||6-3||201||11/12/1991||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|33||Ivory, Chris||RB||6-0||224||3/22/1988||8||Tiffin University|
|Kelly, Colin||T||6-5||298||12/29/1989||2||Oregon State|
|Kirby, Raphael||ILB||6-0||236||//||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|83||Koyack, Ben||TE||6-5||269||4/9/1993||2||Notre Dame|
|65||Linder, Brandon||C||6-6||309||1/25/1992||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|99||Marks, Sen'Derrick (FA)||DT||6-2||309||2/23/1987||9||Auburn|
|97||Miller, Roy (FA)||DT||6-2||318||7/9/1987||9||Texas|
|Nix, Louis||DT||6-2||331||7/31/1991||3||Notre Dame|
|75||Odrick, Jared (FA)||DE||6-5||298||12/31/1987||8||Penn State|
|53||Porter, Sean||OLB||6-1||242||1/12/1991||4||Texas A&M|
|51||Posluszny, Paul||MLB||6-2||232||10/10/1984||11||Penn State|
|20||Ramsey, Jalen||CB||6-1||211||10/24/1994||2||Florida State|
|64||Reed, Chris||G||6-5||310||7/22/1992||2||Minnesota State|
|38||Richardson, Daryl||RB||5-11||196||4/12/1990||4||Abilene Christian|
|16||Robinson, Denard (FA)||RB||6-0||213||9/22/1990||5||Michigan|
|15||Robinson, Allen||WR||6-3||218||8/24/1993||4||Penn State|
|54||Rush, Marcus||LB||6-2||251||6/19/1991||1||Michigan State|
|Shumate, Elijah||DB||6-0||224||1/12/1994||R||Notre Dame|
|Sinclair, Gannon||TE||6-7||258||2/5/1993||1||Missouri State|
|55||Skuta, Dan||OLB||6-2||252||4/21/1986||9||Grand Valley State|
|50||Smith, Telvin||OLB||6-3||218||4/11/1991||4||Florida State|
|87||Sterling, Neal||TE||6-4||254||1/14/1992||3||Monmouth (N.J.)|
|25||Thompson, Peyton||DB||5-10||189||9/26/1990||3||San Jose State|
|Van Roten, Greg||G||6-3||303||2/26/1990||2||Pennsylvania|
|Washington, Tony||WR||5-11||195||10/18/1990||2||Appalachian State|
|Watford, Earl||G||6-3||300||6/24/1990||5||James Madison|
|72||Wells, Josh||T||6-6||310||2/14/1991||4||James Madison|
|66||Woodard, Jonathan||DE||6-5||271||9/19/1993||2||Central Arkansas|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Coming off an injury-shortened season, Lewis moved to the top of the depth chart when Jacksonville traded Julius Thomas to the Dolphins. A tight end group comprised of Lewis, Koyack and Sterling is far from exciting, and it's no secret the upcoming draft is strong at the position. Even if he were to enter the season atop Jacksonville's depth chart, Lewis likely would just be an ancillary piece in the passing game. He'll turn 33 in May, after missing five or more games in three of the past four seasons.
Church was one of several big name defensive free agents to sign with Jacksonville on Thursday. The team is aggressively trying to improve it's defense, which struggled mightily in 2016. In 12 games with the Cowboys last season, Church had 85 tackles, a forced fumble, and four passes defensed, including two interceptions.
McNary spent the last four seasons with the Colts, playing in 49 games and recording 79 combined tackles. He posted a team-high nine special teams tackles in 2016, and should fill a similar special teams role with the Jaguars while providing depth for the team's linebacker corps.
Reed had been one of Jacksonville's top backups along the offensive line and the team will miss him if any injuries strike the starting line. Tyler Shatley will likely see extra time in Reed's place if the Jaguars need any backup to step up and play.
Miller spent a majority of the 2016 season on IR after tearing his Achilles tendon during the Jaguars' sixth game of the year. At this point he figures to be replaced by either Sheldon Day, Abry Jones, or Louis Nix at defensive tackle for Jacksonville.
After practicing in a limited fashion all week, Lee will suit up for the final game of the season against a Colts secondary that's largely struggled throughout the season despite the presence of Vontae Davis. Lee will try to finish what has been a breakout season on a strong note, with career highs in catches (57) and yards (765) and touchdowns (three) already under his belt.
Davis played in 13 games as a rookie last year. Amerson has played in 31 games over the last two seasons.
With fellow tight end Neal Sterling iffy to play Sunday after not practicing this week, Koyack appears on track to head the Jaguars' Week 17 TE corps. Even in such a role, his fantasy upside remains limited, as Koyack turned his 52 snaps in Week 16's win over the Titans into just two catches (on two targets) for 12 yards.
Jones has been with the Jaguars for the first four years of his career and they've opted to reward him with an extension after recording 32 tackles during the 2016 campaign. He ended up starting nine of 15 games and was more then a serviceable run stopper, so look for Jones to continue to play a significant role in team's defensive line rotation moving forward. Barring any changes prior to training camp, look for Jones to open the preseason as one of the Jaguars' two starters at defensive tackle.
Day has been injured for the past few weeks, but could still make the final roster given he performs well throughout the rest of the preaseason and gets back to full health. He won't have much IDP value, as he's buried on the defensive line depth chart.
Hill was promoted to the 53-man roster in mid-December and was active for the Jags' final three contests. He did not carry the ball in Week 15 against Houston or Week 16 against Tennessee, but he logged a pair of carries, including a seven-yards scamper, in the season finale. Hill, 24, is unlikely to stick with the Jaguars' long-term and figures to find himself on a practice squad in 2017.
Parnell sat out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday nursing his groin injury. The fact that he returned to practice without any limitations gives the impression that he should be ready to play Sunday.
Posluszny is finishing the season on a solid note by posting back-to-back double-digit tackle totals after four games in which he had six or fewer tackles. He now has seven games with at least 10 tackles on the season, and although he struggled for a month, he remains a strong IDP option.
Sample was injured during the preseason with what was believed to be just a stinger, but the issue appears to be more severe than originally expected as he's been placed on injured reserve. The 24-year-old safety will look to get back to full health before trying once again to make an NFL roster.
Grant's pick-six, a 39-yard return, was the first score of the game. Expected to compete with Senquez Golson and first round draft pick Artie Burns for defensive snaps, Grant may have an opportunity for increased playing time after Golson (foot) underwent Lisfranc surgery and is expected to miss four months.
The exact terms of the deal remain a bit unclear, but the sixth-year linebacker will provide the Jaguars with some depth at the middle linebacker position behind veteran Paul Posluszny. It's unlikely he will produce enough to be worthy of ownership in IDP leagues, with the majority of his snaps likely coming on special teams.
Bibbs absence was just a one day occurrence, as expected. Now that he's rested and rehydrated he should be fully healthy entering Friday's training camp session.
Poutasi was only signed to Jacksonville's active roster back in November but will now miss the remainder of the season.
Taken fifth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, Blackmon hasn't played in an NFL game since being suspended indefinitely back on Nov. 1, 2013 for a violation of the league's substance abuse program. Though he remains listed on Jacksonville's roster, the the 26-year-old wideout seems increasingly unlikely to play for the team again.
The 27-year-old defensive end bounced around between the Falcons and the Seahawks last season and hasn't appeared in more than four games in a single season since the 2014 campaign. He adds some depth to the Jaguars' front, but the club has been so proactive in adding to its edge depth in recent years that it's difficult to imagine Goodman carving out a significant role with them this season.
In a disappointing season for the entire Jaguars offense, Myers remained dependable. Although his low field goal percentage of 79 percent may not affirm that notion, it should be noted that five of his seven misses came from beyond 50 yards. Under contract through next season, Myers will return in 2017 as a middling fantasy option at kicker.
Shumate didn't play in 2016 after being waived/injured with a wrist injury by Tampa Bay in the preseason. He'll look to catch on with Jacksonville in 2017, when he'll have a chance to secure a depth position and carve out a role on special teams.
Ramsey, the Jaguars first-round draft pick back in April, made his NFL regular season debut on Sunday. He drew the start at cornerback, but temporarily left the game with a minor ankle sprain. However, Ramsey returned later in the contest and finished with two tackles, which suggests the injury is unlikely to be a factor moving forward. Unless he's limited at practice throughout the week, expect Ramsey to be a full go moving forward.
Hurns missed the final five games of last season with a hamstring injury, but there's been no report of surgery and nothing to suggest that the issue will impact his offseason program. With Hurns, Robinson and Bortles all looking to bounce back from massively disappointing 2016 campaigns, this is shaping up as a make-or-break year for the young Jacksonville offense. Fellow wideout Marqise Lee did enjoy a breakout season amidst the chaos, thereby giving Hurns and Robinson more competition for targets than they had back in 2015. There should still be plenty to go around -- especially if the Jags don't use a high draft pick on a tight end or a pass-catching back. The team begins its offseason program April 10.
Bennett's season was marred by injuries from the beginning. He dealt with a hip ailment in the preseason before suffering a calf injury that rendered him out for the entirety of Jacksonville's 2016 campaign. The injured reserve designation ensures that Bennett will stay with the Jaguars for at least one more year, as he will try to make an impact on a front seven that saw great contributions from defensive tackles Malik Jackson and Sen'Derrick Marks in 2016.
Linder has been dealing with a lingering shoulder injury in recent weeks.
Grant served as the primary running back in the season finale with Chris Ivory (hamstring) and T.J. Yeldon (ankle) both held out. The second-year man out of Auburn took full advantage of the opportunity, topping 100 yards for the first time in his career. Grant was averaging just 3.0 yards per carry heading into this one, but raised that mark all the way to 5.1 thanks in large part to a 57-yard touchdown run. He finishes the season with 164 yards and a touchdown on 32 rushing attempts, as well as four catches for 35 yards and another touchdown.
Charles figures to provide depth along the defensive line for the Jaguars, but has never contributed enough to be worthy of IDP fantasy consideration.
Robinson was relegated to mostly spot duty in 2016, as the Jaguars relied heavily on the combination of Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon, neither of whom proved to be overly productive in their own right. With Yeldon and Ivory banged up throughout the year, Robinson had a few opportunities to see an increased workload, most notably against the Bills (Nov. 27) and Broncos (Dec. 4), when he carried 13 and 17 times, respectively. He failed to rush for more than nine yards on a single carry in either contest, however, a hallmark of a Jaguars' rushing attack that was among the most pitiful in the NFL on a week-to-week basis. Since entering the league as a converted quarterback in 2013, Robinson has held a steady role as a backup running back for the Jaguars, but with his contract set to expire this offseason, his future with the team is very much clouded. Considering both Yeldon and Ivory should be back in 2017, Robinson is perhaps more expendable than at any point in the past.
Yeldon and Ivory entered 2016 in a committee, with both ultimately held back by a combination of injuries, poor running and the general ineffectiveness of Jacksonville's ground attack. It sounds as if the team's early plan is to take a similar approach in 2017, hoping that better health and better blocking will lead to improved results. Should the committee shape up as expected, Yeldon would get most of the passing-down work and some of the carries, while Ivory would handle more carries along with short-yardage/goal-line work. The Jaguars might also consider involving Corey Grant and/or a draft pick in the potential committee.
McCray joins the Jaguars coming off a season in which he had just 16 tackles in 13 games played. He'll likely be a backup linebacker with the team and isn't expected to have a prominent role on the defense.
Woodard had torn an Achilles' tendon during the team's offseason program and was never expected to be ready for the regular season opener. Now, he's officially ineligible to play until Week 7. However, it's unclear what sort of role he'll serve when healthy.
While Smith can still add some polish to his game, he's been among the Jaguars' most reliable defenders over the past two seasons. The Florida State product notched 104 combined tackles as a rookie and followed up with 128 tackles in 14 games last season. The Jaguars added high-upside rookie Myles Jack in the second round of the draft, and while Jack is expected to gradually take on a larger workload as the season progresses, his development isn't expected to result in significantly fewer snaps for Smith. In Week 1 against the Packers, Smith will be tasked with helping slow down Eddie Lacy, and he'll be tested in coverage against tight end Jared Cook.
Van Roten spent the last two seasons with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts and was named the team's Most Outstanding Lineman in both. He has limited NFL experience consisting of 10 game appearances for the Packers in 2012 and 2013 and will now compete for a depth role with the Jaguars.
Benn was only targeted 10 times in 2016, catching five passes for a total of 116 yards and one touchdown. He'll look to secure a role as a depth receiver and special teams player once again in 2017.
Richardson was just claimed earlier in the week by the Jags after his release from the Steelers, with which he'd spent the entirety of the season.
Bouye was one of the highest priority free agent cornerbacks and was certainly paid like it. He had 63 tackles and 16 passes defenses, including an interception, in 15 games in 2016. He'll likely start across from Jalen Ramsey in 2017.
Fowler will look to make progress this week before the Jaguars take on the Titans on Christmas Eve. In the meantime, expect Yannick Ngakoue to see an increased role along Jacksonville's defensive line.
Sterling didn't practice all week and his inactive status comes as no surprise. Ben Koyack will see a majority of snaps at tight end with Sterling out.
A career-long Arizona Cardinal, the 30-year-old Campbell considered signing with the Broncos, but he ultimately opted for a larger contract with a team that plays in a state without personal income tax. The Jaguars may have also sold him on their impressive collection of defensive talent, though last year's offseason makeover didn't translate to on-field success. Campbell has long been one of the league's elite 3-4 defensive ends, but he shouldn't have any trouble operating as either a tackle or an end in a 4-3 scheme.
Nix, a former Notre Dame standout and third-round pick by the Texans in 2014, has already bounced around between four organizations in his brief career, but has just four career games (all with the Giants in 2015) on his ledger. He was a member of the Jaguars' practice squad from Oct. 25 onward, but the team never added him onto the 53-man roster. Nix is set to attend training camp with the Jaguars, but he'll likely face an uphill battle in making the club in 2017.
Colvin injured his ankle last week and the team likely determined he wouldn't be able to play in the next two weeks so they placed him on IR to open up a roster spot. His injury isn't expected to linger long into the offseason or limit him come time for offseason activities.
Robinson was held out of the end zone for the sixth consecutive game to close out a disappointing 2016 campaign. While he finished with a respectable 73 catches, the third-year wideout's 883 yards and six touchdowns represented major steps back from a breakout sophomore campaign in which he totaled 1,400 yards and scored 14 times. That downturn in production coincided with a down year from quarterback Blake Bortles, but hopefully a new coaching staff will lead to better results from the duo in 2017.
Rush had a very strong preseason with the 49ers, recording six sacks in four games, but was stuck on the team's practice squad for most of the season. He will now get a chance to be a part of Jacksonville's active roster and will look to aid in the pass-rush department.
It was a disappointing year for Ivory, who was expected to serve as the Jaguars' primary short-yardage back after a successful 2015 campaign in New York. He was limited to only 11 games due to injuries, and he began the season on the inactive list following a personal medical issue. After that, Ivory never truly found his groove, struggling to a career-low average of just 3.8 yards per carry. The highlight of the 28-year-old's season was an 18-carry, 107-yard outburst against the Chiefs on Nov. 6, but that would be the first, and only, time he'd top 50 yards in a single game on the season. Over his final five games of the year, Ivory carried the ball 40 times, reaching the end zone only once. After signing a five-year deal with the Jags last offseason, all indications are that Ivory will return in 2017 for a relatively team-friendly $4.5 million. Ivory will likely split time with T.J. Yeldon again in what should be a more productive offense under a new coaching regime.
Bowanko required hip surgery in the offseason, but began practicing Nov. 23. If Brandon Linder (knee) is unable to suit up Sunday against the Vikings, Bowanko is ready and projects to serve as the backup center.
Jackson, who signed a six-year deal with the Jaguars this offseason worth up to $85.5 million, said he spoke with coaches during OTA's and took their advice to heart. "The two things they talked to me about before we left for our break was losing weight and my cardio," Jackson said. "Coach Wash pulled me aside and said that's what I needed to work on." The 26-year-old played at around 308 pounds in 2015, when he recorded 5.0 sacks and 45 combined tackles, helping to lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory. As the headliner of a seven-man Jags free agent class, expectations will be high for Jackson, but head coach Gus Bradley is pleased with what he's seen thus far. "He has done a good job," Bradley said Friday. "I'll tell you what, he does a good job working on the edge. You know when you see him on a guard. Good technique and conditioning, he plays on the edge a little bit more and he shows some rushing."
Rivera visited some TE-needy teams this offseason (the Jets and Colts) but ultimately settled on the Jaguars, who currently roster six other players at the position. Helping his cause for playing time, though, is his stature as an H-back, from which he hauled in 146 of 230 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns during his four seasons with the Raiders. Depending on how the Jaguars emerge from this year's draft, Rivera's primary competitor for work at the moment is long-time Jag, Marcedes Lewis (calf).
Thompson endured a one-game absence aftering injuring his ankle in Week 13 against the Broncos, but he's in line to return Sunday against the Texans. He figures to back-up Tashaun Gipson at free safety per usual.
The 2015 fifth-round selection has played in 17 games through two seasons, catching 24 of 43 targets for a measly 125 yards (5.2 YPR) and a a pair of touchdowns. Coming off a season-ending injury and competing for a job in a deep receiving corps, Greene may need to earn his roster spot as a return specialist.
Jack played just 239 defensive snaps in 2016, 22.2 percent of the team's total defensive plays. He played less than 10 snaps in four games and was on the field for half of the teams defensive plays in only a single game. Highly touted heading into his rookie season, Jack will need to prove he deserves more than just situational usage in 2017.
Walters had some opportunities last season to serve as Jacksonville's No. 3 receiver when other players missed time with injuries, but he still finished the year with only 24 catches for 231 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 34 targets in 10 games. He'll likely return as the No. 4/5 wideout with a key role on special teams.
Ngakoue's ankle injury which he suffered during Sunday's loss to the Broncos doesn't appear to be serious, so he figures to be available in Week 14 against the Vikings.
After taking a big step back from his breakout 2015 campaign last season, Bortles is essentially preparing for a make-or-break year in 2017, the final year of his rookie contract. As a top-10 selection -- No. 3 overall in 2014 -- Bortles would have a fifth-year option equal to the average of the 10 highest-paid players at his position. The figure likely would fall somewhere in the range of $20-25 million, which is a lot to pay for a quarterback who completed only 58.9 percent of his passes for 6.3 yards per attempt last season. The Jaguars don't need to decide on the option until shortly after the draft, and even if they decline it and Bortles then enjoys a strong season, the team can use its franchise tag to prevent him from signing elsewhere next offseason. The Franchise tag would be similar to the fifth-year option in terms of salary, but using the tag on Bortles would prevent the Jaguars from using it on another player from their impressive 2014 draft class -- a group that includes WRs Allen Robinson and Marquise Lee, LB Telvin Smith and CB Aaron Colvin.
Marks' release will clear $4.475 million in cap space for the Jaguars as they get set to sign big-time free agents Calais Campbell and A.J. Bouye. Campbell will effectively replace Marks along the Jaguars defensive line. During his four years in Jacksonville, Marks recorded 16 sacks and one forced fumble.
Gipson has been day-to-day throughout the week, but will give it a go Sunday. The safety figures to reclaim his role as starter, but Peyton Thompson could see increased action if the team decides to monitor Gipson's reps.
After being limited in practice all week, the veteran linebacker will attempt to play through the elbow aliment Sunday. He could see his reps closely monitored, in which case Myles Jack and Sean Porter may see expanded action.
Porter injured his hamstring in Week 15 and missed the Jaguars' Week 16 game against the Titans. Porter had spent much of the season on the practice squad and hadn't recorded any tackles in two games played for Jacksonville this season. The team should move on just fine in his absence.
Odrick signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal with Jacksonville in 2015, and although he went on to lead the Jags with 5.5 sacks that year, he missed 10 games this past season due to a back injury, limiting him to merely 12 tackles and one sack. In cutting the 29-year-old, Jacksonville is set to save $8.5 million in cap room, which will result in Odrick hitting the free agent market immediately upon his release.