The Jaguars have exercised their option on Conley's contract for 2020, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. This was an easy decision for the Jags after Conley tallied a career-high 775 yards in the first season of a two-year, $4.6 million contract. His production largely was a matter of playing a ton of snaps for a team that ranked ninth in pass play percentage (61.9), but the price tag is friendly even if Conley is nothing more than a low-end starter. With DJ Chark serving as the top outside receiver and Dede Westbrook seemingly locked into a slot role, it won't come as any surprise if Conley faces competition for his starting job from a free-agent signee or a draft pick in 2020.
Conley caught three of six targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 38-20 win over Indianapolis. Conley essentially ended up working as the Jaguars' No. 2 wide receiver in 2019, but his inconsistent production -- seven games with two catches or less -- meant he was an unreliable fantasy option. The 27-year-old totaled 47 receptions for 775 yards and five touchdowns, all setting or tying career-high marks. Conley is under contract for 2020 at a modest $1.8 million ($2.8 million cap hit), but his roster spot isn't overly secure since if he's released he would count only $500,000 against the cap. D.J. Chark stepped up as a reliable wideout for the Jaguars this season, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the team attempt to upgrade the talent level behind him at the position.
Conley caught two of five passes for 56 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-12 loss to Atlanta. The Falcons controlled the tempo for much of the game, but Conley helped jumpstart a would-be comeback early in the fourth quarter, busting up the sideline for a 42-yard touchdown. It was his third touchdown in his last two games after just two scores in his first 13 contests of 2019. He'll look to keep his scoring streak alive in the finale against the Colts, against whom Conley tied a season-high with six receptions and gained 58 yards in Week 11, albeit with Nick Foles throwing the passes.
Conley caught four of eight targets for 49 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Raiders. The Jaguars were down 16-6 in the fourth quarter when Gardner Minshew found Conley for a six-yard TD with 5:15 left on the clock, and then the duo connected again on a four-yard score inside the final minute. The fifth-year receiver doubled his touchdown total on the season with the performance, and if DJ Chark Jr.'s ankle injury keeps him sidelined another week, Conley could see more red-zone looks next Sunday in Atlanta.
Conley secured one of three targets for seven yards in the Jaguars' 45-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday. As his final line implies, Conley was disappointingly a bit player in the passing attack Sunday, although it was a lackluster day for the offense as a whole. The speedster had dealt with an ankle issue earlier in the week, so perhaps that still affected him to an extent. Conley had notched no fewer than four receptions in four of the five games prior to Sunday, and he'll look to up his numbers back to that level at minimum in a Week 15 matchup against the Raiders.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||11/01||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|10||11/15||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|3 Year Avg||53||30||428||3||21||14.27||58|