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39 Jamal Agnew WR

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July 28, 2021 09:40 PM
Jaguars' Jamal Agnew: Not ready to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jaguars placed Agnew (undisclosed) on the non-football injury list Wednesday, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.

Agnew joined Jacksonville via a three-year pact back in March, likely positioning him to operate as the team's top return man when healthy. The nature of his current injury remains unknown.

March 15, 2021 03:52 PM
Jaguars' Jamal Agnew: Signs three-year pact with Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew and the Jaguars agreed to a three-year deal that could pay him as much as $21 million with incentives Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Agnew had a career-high 13 catches with the Lions last season, but he's yet to score a receiving touchdown in four NFL seasons. Most of his value lies on special teams, where Agnew has scored four touchdowns as a punt returner and another on a kick return in his career. He'll likely work as Jacksonville's top return man.

January 6, 2021 08:04 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: No targets in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew played 11 snaps on offense but wasn't targeted with a pass during Sunday's 37-35 loss to Minnesota.

Agnew wasn't targeted at all in the final two games of the season, and the former cornerback will end the year with 13 receptions for 89 yards during his first full season as a dedicated wideout. Despite the downturn from his modest midseason offensive involvement, the 2017 All-Pro return man more than earned his keep on special teams this year by ranking seventh in average kickoff return (28.0 yards) and third in average punt return (12.7) among players with at least 10 attempts, not to mention also being one of eight players to return a punt for a touchdown in 2020. Now an unrestricted free agent at 25 years old, Agnew should generate significant interest for his services on special teams this offseason despite his underwhelming performance as both a cornerback and receiver through four years in the league.

December 16, 2020 12:28 AM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Tears off 71-yard kick return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew hauled in his lone target for four yards, adding an 11-yard rush and two kickoff returns for 95 yards during Sunday's 31-24 loss to Green Bay.

The 2017 All-Pro special teamer was at it again Week 14, establishing a new season best with his 71-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter Sunday. Agnew's production as a punt-return specialist has undeniably dropped since his breakout 2017 campaign that consisted of 15.4 yards per attempt and two touchdowns. His kickoff-return average has steadily exceeded 26.0 each of the past three years, however. Agnew's 19 targets, 12 receptions and 102 scrimmage yards from this season all eclipse personal bests set over his first three NFL campaigns.

December 8, 2020 08:28 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Doesn't benefit from Hall's release
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew caught both targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 34-30 victory over Chicago.

The release of Marvin Hall opened up some snaps for other receivers, but it was Mohamed Sanu (40 snaps) and Quintez Cephus (31) who saw the most playing time besides Marvin Jones (64) and Danny Amendola (33). Agnew (16), meanwhile, remained a key cog on special teams but actually saw less offensive playing time than he has in either of the past two weeks. Considering his offensive role should only shrink further with the possible return of Kenny Golladay (hip) in the near future, Agnew does not seem headed for fantasy relevance down the stretch of the 2020 campaign.

December 2, 2020 11:16 AM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: No catches in heightened role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew was targeted once but did not record a reception during Thursday's loss to Houston.

Agnew saw his second-most offensive snaps of the season in the absence of Kenny Golladay (hip) and Danny Amendola (hip), but he wasn't used much in the passing game despite Detroit trailing for most of the day. Even if Golladay and Amendola remain out in Week 13 against the Bears, the converted cornerback will not be a reliable fantasy option.

November 25, 2020 04:12 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Should have role on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew is expected to handle an expanded role on offense Thursday against the Texans with fellow wideouts Kenny Golladay (hip) and Danny Amendola (hip) ruled out for the contest.

Over his four seasons with Detroit, Agnew has provided most of his value as one of the NFL's top return men, but he was thrust into more work at receiver in the Week 11 loss to Carolina while Golladay and Amendola were sidelined. Working behind Marvin Jones and Marvin Hall, Agnew surprisingly settled in as the No. 3 receiver over Quintez Cephus, playing 50 percent of the offensive snaps and hauling in three of six targets for 10 yards. While the per-target production was poor, that sort of volume could be enough to make Agnew a reasonable punt play for the two-game Thanksgiving Day DFS slate.

November 18, 2020 05:24 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Practices at full speed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (ribs) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Agnew has missed back-to-back games but appears on pace to return to duty in this Sunday's matchup against the Panthers. The 25-year-old contributes sparingly on offense, but he's the team's top returner of both kicks and punts. Agnew scored one touchdown on each unit last year, but he hasn't broken off a big one yet this year.

November 15, 2020 12:56 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Officially inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (ribs) won't suit up in Sunday's game against Washington.

Agnew is set to miss his second straight game with the rib issue that he suffered in Week 8. With the return man and depth wideout out, Marvin Hall could stand to see a slight uptick in receiving snaps, with Danny Amendola suiting up as the team's top return man for both punts and kick offs.

November 13, 2020 04:12 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Questionable against Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Agnew still hasn't fully healed up from the rib injury he suffered in Week 8. If the return man and depth wideout is forced to miss a second consecutive game Sunday, Danny Amendola should continue to fill in for Agnew in the return game.

November 11, 2020 09:32 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Still dealing with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a rib injury.

Agnew continues to deal with the rib issue that he suffered in Week 8 against the Colts, and it cost him a Week 9 absence. As long as the San Diego product is sidelined, expect to see Danny Amendola as the team's return man, with Marvin Hall seeing a slight uptick in receiving snaps.

November 6, 2020 03:16 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Ruled out with rib injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (ribs) won't play Sunday against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Agnew left last week's loss to the Colts with this injury and was unable to practice all week. Danny Amendola will likely slot into a kick and punt returner role in addition to possibly playing more on offense with the absence of Kenny Golladay (hip).

November 5, 2020 06:32 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Misses second straight practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew (ribs) did not practice Thursday.

Agnew has yet to resume practicing since being forced out of Sunday's loss to the Colts with a rib injury. If he can't go Week 9, Danny Amendola will stand to take over a Detroit's primary return man.

November 1, 2020 03:48 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Exits with rib injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Colts due to a rib injury.

Agnew had one carry for 11 yards and returned two kickoffs for 62 yards and one punt for two yards before exiting with the injury. Danny Amendola is next up on the depth chart as the return man for Detroit.

October 20, 2020 09:04 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Gains 17 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew caught both his targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 34-16 victory over the Jaguars.

Agnew didn't get a rushing attempt after logging one in each of the two games before the Lions' Week 5 bye. However, like Marvin Hall, Agnew at least remains a part of the game plan unlike Week 1 target monster Quintez Cephus. The return specialist will look to make a big play in Week 7 against a Falcons defense that is allowing the most yards per pass attempt (8.6) in 2020.

October 4, 2020 06:36 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Gets another couple of touches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew had one carry for two yards and caught one of two targets for one yard during Sunday's loss to the Saints.

The Lions tried to get creative with Agnew but nothing became of it. While the versatile gadget player should continue to get a few opportunities per game, Agnew will probably remain an unreliable bet for production on a weekly basis.

September 29, 2020 04:28 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Catches two passes for 20 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew caught two of two targets for 20 yards while rushing once for two yards during Sunday's 26-23 victory over the Cardinals.

Even though Agnew didn't see nearly many offensive snaps in the first two weeks of the season as Quintez Cephus did, he also wasn't nearly as impacted by the return of Kenny Golladay as Cephus was Sunday. After Cephus more than doubled Agnew in playing time each of the first two weeks, Cephus got zero touches on 10 offensive snaps compared to 15 snaps and three touches for Agnew, who has now seen around 10 snaps and at least one target in every game so far. As he currently seems more secure in his gadget role than Cephus does as a depth option behind Detroit's top trio of receivers, Agnew may be the better bet for production on a weekly basis when everyone is healthy.

September 21, 2020 11:56 AM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Catches pass for no gain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew secured his only target for no gain during Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

Agnew again saw minimal playing time despite the continued absence of Kenny Golladay (hamstring). After transitioning to wide receiver from cornerback this offseason, he clearly remains a work in progress from an offensive standpoint. Furthermore, the high probability that his poor offensive performance played a large role in Matthew Stafford's pick-six won't help the return specialist's chances of seeing an increase in offensive playing time anytime soon.

September 14, 2020 04:16 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: One target in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew was targeted once but did not record a catch during Sunday's 27-23 loss to Chicago.

Agnew returned two kickoffs for 66 yards and one punt for 16 yards, but he only saw 15 snaps on offense and wasn't used on any gadget plays. If Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is able to return in Week 2, Agnew is a good bet to see a significant reduction in playing time.

September 8, 2020 01:52 PM
Lions' Jamal Agnew: Listed as RB and WR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agnew is listed as a running back and a wide receiver on the Lions' initial 53-man roster.

The Lions initially used Agnew at cornerback for the first couple years of his professional career, but they switched him to offense this offseason and the team apparently likes what he can do with the ball in his hands, which isn't really a surprise given Agnew's proficiency as a return man. While he may not get consistent touches at either wide receiver or running back given Detroit's depth at each position, his versatility could come in handy on gadget plays.

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