Westbrook is working out inside Friday at OTAs due to an undisclosed injury, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports. Westbrook fully participated at Wednesday's practice after being absent the first day of OTAs, so this appears to be a new injury for the 25-year-old. The specifics and severity of the issue are not currently clear.
Westbrook caught three of 10 targets for 10 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's loss at Houston. He finished the season with 66 catches for 717 yards and five touchdowns, while carrying nine times for 98 yards. Despite the abysmal showing in the season finale, Westbrook still finished as the Jaguars top wide receiver in catches, yards, and touchdowns. Jacksonville ended the year with one of the worst offenses in the NFL, which isn't exactly surprising with Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler under center. Still, it was a step forward for the 25-year-old after playing only seven games in his rookie campaign, as he also made an impact on special teams with 266 punt return yards and one touchdown. Marqise Lee (knee) and Westbrook currently project as the Jaguars' top-two wide receivers for 2019, though the team could certainly make some additions through the draft or free agency. The evolution of Jacksonville's quarterback situation will have a significant impact on his fantasy outlook next season.
Westbrook caught seven of eight targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 17-7 win over the Dolphins. He also rushed once for nine yards and did not complete his only pass attempt. Westbrook looked better than his stats indicated during the Week 16 win, bailing out quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Blake Bortles on multiple errant passes. The second-year pro now leads the Jaguars' receiving corps in receptions (63), yards (707) and touchdowns (5), and he's been a rare bright spot in Jacksonville's struggling offense.
Westbrook caught three of five targets for 21 yards while adding a 20-yard rush and a 74-yard punt return touchdown in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Redskins. This game didn't feature much offense with Josh Johnson and Cody Kessler providing a subpar display at the quarterback position, but Westbrook took things into his own hands with a 74-yard punt return touchdown just before halftime. Westbrook was also the team's leader in receiving yardage, showing just how inept the Kessler-led passing game was. Despite his strong recent play, Westbrook will be a risky fantasy pick against the Dolphins in Week 16.
Westbrook brought in seven of 10 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 30-9 loss to the Titans on Thursday. Westbrook provided essentially the only highlight of the night for the Jaguars, making a tip-toeing seven-yard touchdown reception at the back of the end zone in the third quarter that survived replay review. Westbrook has now notched at least one catch of greater than 20 yards in each of his last three games, and his yardage total Thursday was his second highest of the campaign. The second-year wideout will look to continue building rapport with quarterback Cody Kessler in a Week 15 matchup against the Redskins.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|6||10/13||New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
|8||10/27||New York Jets||32||27.38|
|13||12/01||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|14||12/08||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||76||46||528||3||26||11.48||72|