|Offense||6th||141.4 (2nd)||224.6 (16th)|
|Defense||2nd||116.2 (21st)||169.9 (1st)|
|17||Benn, Arrelious (FA)||WR||6-2||228||9/8/1988||8||Illinois|
|96||Bennett, Michael||DT||6-2||287||2/24/1993||4||Ohio State|
|40||Bohanon, Tommy||RB||6-1||246||9/10/1990||5||Wake Forest|
|93||Campbell, Calais||DT||6-8||300||9/1/1986||11||Miami (Fla.)|
|60||Cann, A.J.||G||6-3||325||10/3/1991||4||South Carolina|
|22||Carey, Don||DB||5-11||202||2/14/1987||10||Norfolk State|
|84||Cole, Keelan||WR||6-1||194||4/20/1993||2||Kentucky Wesleyan|
|87||Conque, Zach||TE||6-4||225||4/22/1994||1||Stephen F. Austin St.|
|41||Cook, Tim||RB||6-0||242||4/19/1994||1||Oregon State|
|9||Cooke, Logan||P||6-5||200||7/28/1995||R||Mississippi State|
|35||Davis, Cody||DB||6-2||203||6/6/1989||6||Texas Tech|
|37||Delaney, Dee||DB||5-11||200||//||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|35||Gaffney, Tyler (FA)||RB||6-0||220||4/20/1991||4||Stanford|
|13||Greene, Rashad||WR||5-11||186||9/23/1992||4||Florida State|
|80||Grinnage, David||TE||6-5||265||2/24/1994||1||NC State|
|Hungalu, Manase||LB||6-0||227||1/4/1995||R||Oregon State|
|66||Jackson, Darius||DE||6-2||242||11/20/1994||R||Jacksonville State|
|6||Kessler, Cody||QB||6-1||215||5/11/1993||3||Southern California|
|58||King, Deon||LB||6-2||220||7/2/1993||3||Norfolk State|
|83||Koyack, Ben||TE||6-5||258||4/9/1993||3||Notre Dame|
|4||Lambo, Josh||K||6-0||215||11/19/1990||4||Texas A&M|
|19||Lazard, Allen||WR||6-4||227||12/11/1995||R||Iowa State|
|11||Lee, Marqise||WR||6-0||196||11/25/1991||5||Southern California|
|89||Lewis, Marcedes (FA)||TE||6-6||267||5/19/1984||13||UCLA|
|98||Lewis-Moore, Kapron||DE||6-4||315||1/24/1990||4||Notre Dame|
|65||Linder, Brandon||C||6-6||315||1/25/1992||5||Miami (Fla.)|
|62||McDermott, KC||T||6-5||311||//||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|15||Moncrief, Donte||WR||6-2||220||8/6/1993||5||Ole Miss|
|68||Norwell, Andrew||G||6-6||325||10/25/1991||5||Ohio State|
|80||O'Shaughnessy, James||TE||6-4||245||1/14/1992||4||Illinois State|
|45||Overton, Matt (FA)||LS||6-1||243||7/6/1985||7||Western Washington|
|78||Parnell, Jermey||T||6-6||326||7/20/1986||8||Ole Miss|
|23||Patmon, Tyler||DB||5-10||188||1/26/1991||4||Oklahoma State|
|20||Ramsey, Jalen||CB||6-1||208||10/24/1994||3||Florida State|
|64||Reed, Chris||G||6-5||310||7/22/1992||3||Minnesota State|
|76||Richardson, Will||T||6-6||303||//||R||NC State|
|81||Rivera, Mychal (FA)||TE||6-3||245||9/8/1990||6||Tennessee|
|29||Seamster, Sammy||DB||6-0||205||2/5/1991||2||Middle Tennessee|
|50||Smith, Telvin||LB||6-3||215||4/11/1991||5||Florida State|
|Smith, Brandon||T||6-8||344||9/12/1994||R||East Carolina|
|25||Thompson, Peyton (FA)||DB||5-10||184||9/26/1990||4||San Jose State|
|73||Walker, Josh||G||6-5||330||6/2/1991||4||Middle Tennessee|
|72||Wells, Josh||T||6-6||306||2/14/1991||4||James Madison|
|38||Wilds, Brandon||RB||6-0||220||7/22/1993||1||South Carolina|
|Walters, Bryan (IR)||WR||6-0||195||11/4/1987||6||Cornell|
|14||Blackmon, Justin||WR||6-1||210||1/9/1990||2||Oklahoma State|
The Jaguars' receiving corps may have lost the likes of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns to free agency this offseason, but Marqise Lee and Donte Moncrief now headline a surprisingly deep group. Mickens proved to be a quality punt returner for Jacksonville in 2017, totaling 287 yards on 27 returns (10.6 yards per return) and one touchdown. However, the 24-year-old did fumble the ball four times (two lost) in his limited touches, and increased ball security could prove pivotal in securing a roster spot in September.
The Jaguars previously exercised their $3.5 million contract option for Lewis in 2018, which set the stage for the 2006 first-rounder to return for a 13th campaign with Jacksonville. However, the team changed course following the subsequent free agent additions of fellow tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul. Lewis caught 24 passes for 318 yards and five touchdowns this past season, but at this stage of his career, the 33-year-old's blocking and pass protection are his primary calling cards.
Church played 65 of 66 defensive snaps Sunday, and he now has four interceptions this season, doubling his previous career high. Still, he's averaging just 4.5 tackles per game, which would leave him on the low end of fantasy safeties. However, with a meeting against a turnover-friendly Titans squad in Week 17, Church could vault himself into the top-tier fantasy realm.
Dareus missed consecutive practices earlier in the week while recovering from an illness, but returned to a full workload Friday. Assuming he avoids any type of setback, he looks good to go for Sunday's game versus the Chargers.
Tinker suffered the injury during a non-contact portion of Wednesday's practice, and he'll need to undergo surgery. His injury leaves the Jaguars without their long-snapper of the past four years.
With a somewhat thin offensive line heading into Week 5, the Jags did the smart thing by bolstering their offensive line depth.
Jacksonville let Allen Robinson leave for Chicago and later released Allen Hurns, but the team nonetheless finds itself with quite a crowd at wide receiver. Lee led the Jags in targets (96) last season and is the favorite to do the same in 2018, after re-signing in March on a four-year, $34 million contract that includes $16.5 million guaranteed, per OverTheCap. However, there's no denying that he'll have serous competition for Blake Bortles' attention in a run-heavy offense, as the team also made a significant investment in Moncrief and now has a trio of promising young receivers. Furthermore, the Jaguars signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins to replace Marcedes Lewis as the starting tight end, hinting at a desire to get more out of the position in the passing game.
Cole was a pleasant surprise as an undrafted rookie last season, catching 42 of 81 targets for 748 yards (9.2 YPT) and three scores in 16 games. His rapid, unexpected emergence softens the blow of losing Robinson and Hurns, though the addition of Moncrief on a surprisingly lucrative one-year contract suggests that Cole and fellow 2017 rookie Dede Westbrook (a fourth-round pick) may be left to compete for the No. 3 receiver job. The situation bears watching throughout the offseason and into training camp, considering Cole was far more productive than Moncrief (391 yards, two TDs) last year.
Gaffney's career has been completely derailed due to a series of injuries, as the 2014 sixth-rounder never appeared in a game through four seasons in the NFL. Due to this wear and tear he's endured over the years, Gaffney will apparently call it quits on his football career and join the Pittsburgh Pirates for spring training. Gaffney was the Pirates' 24th-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft.
Koyack returns to a new-look tight-end group in Jacksonville following the release of longtime starter Marcedes Lewis and the signings of Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul earlier this month. Seferian-Jenkins profiles as the top pass-catching option at the position while Paul should see plenty of work as a blocker, which may make it difficult for Koyack to see consistent snaps in his fourth NFL season. Koyack suited up for all 16 regular-season games for the Jaguars in 2017, catching five passes for 38 yards.
Jones did not practice at all throughout the week, so his absence in Week 17 comes as no surprise, and the Jaguars have no reason to risk his long-term health with the playoffs approaching. Eli Ankou could see additional snaps at defensive tackle behind Marcell Dareus and Malik Jackson.
King was on the Browns' active roster from Week 5 through Week 15 this season. He subsequently joined the Jaguars' practice squad after getting waived. His promotion Saturday indicates Blair Brown (ankle) may not be ready to go for Sunday's tilt against the Steelers, which would mean King could get some reps providing depth at weakside linebacker.
The linebacker has mostly served in reserve duty for the Jaguars this season. Currently in a walking boot and on crutches, Brown's status in practice the rest of the week will be one to monitor ahead of Jacksonville's divisional round showdown with Pittsburgh.
Smoot (6-foot-3, 264 pounds) posted mediocre workout metrics at the Combine (4.77-second 40, 29.5-inch vertical), but he was a productive disruptor for Illinois the last two years, totaling 30 tackles for loss over that span. He'll likely serve as a rotational end.
Lewis held the starting job in Jacksonville from 2007 to 2017, with his value as a blocker making up for receiving yardage totals below 400 each of the past five years. The decision to release the 33-year-old suggests Jacksonville may envision a three-down role for Seferian-Jenkins, one of the few tight ends in the league who comes close to matching Lewis in size. Should that ultimately be the case, Seferian-Jenkins could turn out to be a steal on his two-year, $10 million contract, a deal that puts him 22nd among tight ends in average annual value, per Over The Cap. The 2014 second-round pick had ugly marks of 7.1 yards per catch and 4.8 yards per target in 13 games with the Jets last season, but he should be more efficient upon moving to a better team, especially given the likelihood that he gets more looks downfield. It remains to be seen if ASJ will lose any snaps to Ben Koyack, James O'Shaughnessy or Niles Paul, the last of whom also was signed last week.
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.
Lambo joined the Jaguars in mid-October after Jason Myers struggled to open the season. It was arguably the 27-year-old's best season, as his 95.0 field-goal percentage marked a new career high. Under contract through 2019, Lambo will likely be the favorite to hold down the starting role in 2018.
Smith, who went undrafted out of Iowa in 2016, spent time with both the Colts and Raiders in 2017 but didn't log a single snap with either team. While he boasts impressive speed and decent size for his position, Smith likely faces long odds of sticking on the Jaguars' active roster into the 2018 campaign.
Ramsey appeared on the injury report after logging a full practice Wednesday. A leader in the Jaguars' secondary, his status will play a key role in Sunday's showdown with the Texans. If he should be ruled out, look for Tyler Patmon to see increased reps on defense.
Bennett suffered a pectoral injury in Sunday's game against the Titans and did not return. With Bennett now out for at least eight weeks, Dexter Fowler Jr. will likely take on a higher percentage of defensive snaps in his absence.
Linder missed the Jaguars' last three games while battling the illness, but the fact that he turned in a full workout during the team's first official practice session coming out of the bye week bodes well for his chances of playing Sunday against the Bengals. If active for that contest, Linder would presumably take back his usual starting duties at center, with Tyler Shatley shifting to a reserve role as a result.
With Leonard Fournette (quadriceps) sidelined in Week 15, Chris Ivory seemed like the prime candidate to handle any short-yardage work that would come about. However, after Ivory was unable to break the plane on carries from the one-yard line during the Jaguars' second drive and later on in the third quarter, Bohanon's number was surprisingly called, with the fullback converting both times. While the development was undoubtedly frustrating for those that started Ivory in season-long and DFS formats, Bohanon's two-touchdown performance may have bolstered his case for his first Pro Bowl trip. With only five carries and six receptions in 14 games this season, however, Bohanon obviously shouldn't be counted on for a repeat performance.
Patmon has played in 24 career games across stints with the Cowboys and the Dolphins, recording 21 tackles and an interception. He's bounced around over the past year and will look to stick with the Jaguars as a depth corner and special teams player in 2017.
It seemed unlikely a team would match a $2.9 million offer for a backup running back, though Grant did take 10 days from the original offer to consider his options. Things are now less murky in the Jacksonville backfield following Chris Ivory's release, but Leonard Fournette is still the unquestioned leader, with T.J. Yeldon in line to serve as the primary backup. Grant may be third in the pecking order, but he will see plenty of work as a valuable asset on special teams.
Carey injured his knee during Detroit's season finale against Green Bay, but it appears the extent of his damage hasn't been confirmed yet -- though the safety did note that his ACL remains intact. The 30-year-old is set to hit free agency at the end of the league year, and, given the Lions having fired their head coach and defensive coordinator, his NFL future is uncertain.
The contract makes a few things clear, most importantly that the Jaguars expect Moncrief to be a starter alongside Marqise Lee, likely relegating second-year players Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook to a competition for the No. 3 role. It also provides yet another hint that Allen Hurns ultimately will be traded or released, something that seemed likely even before the Jags signed Moncrief and Lee. This contract has the feel of an egregious overpay, but it is worth noting that Moncrief seemed to draw a lot of interest in free agency, with teams perhaps blaming his lack of production on the circumstances in Indianapolis, where the 24-year-old wideout and Andrew Luck hadn't enjoyed a healthy season together since 2014. Moncrief does have elite physical traits and won't turn 25 until August.
Yeldon, who missed the team's wild-card win over the Bills this past weekend, is healthy enough to suit up Sunday. If he does, he'd re-enter the backup mix behind Leonard Fournette, who logged 21 carries for 57 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards against Buffalo. With Fournette clearly the team's lead back, Yeldon's fantasy utility is restricted to deeper PPR formats these days.
Tuesday's release of Hurns should complete an interesting offseason for the Jaguars' wideout group, following a 2017 campaign in which Westbrook, Cole, Lee and Hurns all appeared to be Blake Bortles' favorite option at different times. Unable to re-sign Robinson, the Jaguars now have swapped out Hurns for Moncrief, whose one-year contract includes $9.6 million guaranteed. The surprisingly lucrative deal suggests the Jags view Moncrief as a starter, even though he managed only 391 yards and two TDs in 12 games for the divisional-rival Colts last season. Westbrook may thus be left to compete with Cole for the No. 3 receiver job, though the Jags likely will find a way for all four players to get significant playing time. A fourth-round pick last year, Westbrook averaged 3.9 catches for 48 yards on 7.3 targets in seven regular-season games, overcoming a preseason core muscle injury to take on a leading role down the stretch. He actually played the most snaps of any Jacksonville wideout during the team's three-game playoff run, and yet he finished the postseason with only seven catches for 85 yards on 14 targets.
Jacksonville signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins shortly after signing Paul, leaving the 28-year-old as the likely No. 3 tight end. It now seems Paul has a shot at the No. 2 job, though he may have to fend off competition from Ben Koyack and James O'Shaughnessy. Seferian-Jenkins is the one to watch for fantasy purposes, with Lewis' release perhaps freeing up an every-down role.
A backup offensive lineman, Wells made four starts last season but struggled in pass protection at times. A 2017 undrafted free agent, he'll now get the chance to grow in the Jaguars' system this offseason.
Wynn spent the 2017 season on injured reserve with a leg injury. The Cleveland native has only suited up for five games as a Jaguar, hauling in one pass for 19 yards and carrying the ball twice for five yards. With Allen Robinson (knee) headed to the Bears, there is room for Wynn to move up the depth chart, but it appears the previously undrafted rookie has a ceiling only as a depth wideout.
There was no indication that Smith sustained an injury during Sunday's wild-card win over the Bills, so it's possible that his absence Wednesday is maintenance-related. In any case, Smith's status heading into this weekend's matchup with the Steelers should be ascertained based on what he's able to do in practices Thursday and Friday. If fellow linebacker Paul Posluszny (abdomen) is held out against Pittsburgh, Smith, who has typically played on the weak side this season, could see most of his reps in the middle of the Jaguars' base defense.
After going undrafted out of Oregon State last spring, Cook latched on with Jacksonville and stuck with the team through the end of training camp before being cut loose. The 23-year-old will rejoin Jacksonville for its offseason program but faces similarly long odds to crack the roster in 2018.
Benn had spent parts of the past three seasons with the Jaguars as a depth wideout and special-teams contributor, appearing in 24 games and notching six receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown. Though Benn could have been retained at an affordable price for the upcoming season, his poor track record on the health front likely had the Jaguars eager to look elsewhere to fill out their wideout ranks.
Thomas didn't play a regular season snap in 2016, and he was unable to earn a depth role on the Lions' roster.
Bouye now has an interception in five separate games this season. The Week 15 matchup with Houston is tough to project, though, since expected starting QB T.J. Yates has a small sample size to study with no starts in the last two seasons.
Wilson has been dealing with a shoulder injury and was inactive for Sunday's win over the Steelers. The 23-year-old will likely resume his role as a reserve safety and special teams contributor if able to play against the Rams in Week 6.
Having not played a regular-season snap since his five-game Baltimore stint in 2015, where he recorded just three tackles, Lewis-Moore had a lot to prove in the preseason. He may be picked up for added competition on a practice squad, but don't expect much more than that.
O'Shaughnessy was a late addition to the injury report Friday but appears to be over whatever ailment he was dealing with. Short of a five-catch game in Week 16, which included a touchdown, O'Shaughnessy hasn't had much of any fantasy value all season. Expect him to have a limited role in the offense behind starting tight end Marcedes Lewis once again.
Fournette put the Jaguars up by 11 in the second quarter when he bulldozed up the middle through New England's front for a four-yard score. His impact from then on was minimal as the Patriots focused on taking away the run game and forcing Blake Bortles to throw the ball in disadvantageous downs and distances. The formula worked. Fournette is an athletic freak who saw a whopping 23.4 touches per game in the regular season and another 25.7 in the playoffs. His failure to average four yards per carry can be attributed, in large part, to the ability of opposing defenses to key on him with Jacksonville's iffy pass offense. Look for Jacksonville to try to improve its pass offense in 2018 in order to open up more looks for its big power back.
The long snapper suffered the season-ending shoulder injury in Sunday's win over the Chargers. The Jaguars signed Colin Holba on Tuesday to take over long-snapping duties.
Rather than commit $14.2 million to Fowler in 2019, the Jaguars will likely instead aim to hash out a long-term deal with the 23-year-old defensive end, who was selected No. 3 overall in 2015. The organization reportedly believes Fowler is still on the rise following a 2017 campaign in which he recorded 21 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles while playing only 44.8 percent of Jacksonville's defensive snaps.
The Jaguars were in the market for a new slot cornerback after Aaron Colvin agreed to join the Texans on Tuesday, and it appears they've found their man in Hayden, a 2013 first-round pick of the Raiders. While Hayden struggled to live up to expectations in Oakland, he performed acceptably as a depth cornerback in Detroit last season, recording 44 tackles and nine pass breakups across 16 games. With opposing quarterbacks reluctant to challenge the stellar tandem of A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey on the outside, Hayden could be targeted against heavily in the slot during his first season in Jacksonville, giving him a good shot at repeating or increasing his tackle count from 2017.
Campbell is continuing on his tear, as he has 32 tackles (20 solo) and a league-high 10 sacks through seven games. Campbell's consistency makes him a solid IDP option in almost every matchup, and he should be deployed weekly after the Week 8 bye.
Payne suffered the hamstring injury in the team's Week 11 victory over the Browns. After sitting out practice Wednesday, the rookie has been able to participate in limited fashion the last two days. Both Lerentee McCray and Blair Brown would likely be called on for help providing depth at linebacker should Payne not be able to go Sunday.
Cann sat out last week's game against Cincinnati and was limited in practice this week. Now that he's active, he'll be expected to return to his normal role as a starting guard for the team.
Shatley has started four games each of the past two seasons, including a three-game stint at center in 2017 when Brandon Linder was sidelined with an illness. He logged 384 snaps last season.
The light compensation suggests Kessler will need to compete for a backup job with his new team, even though Blake Bortles (wrist) is the only other quarterback currently on the roster. Jacksonville could seek an upgrade in the latter stages of free agency or the upcoming draft, as Kessler is a risky No. 2 quarterback for a team that likes its chances of returning to the playoffs. The 2016 third-round pick completed 65.6 percent of his passes for a respectable 7.1 yards per attempt as a rookie, but he lost each of his eight starts while throwing for only six touchdowns. Kessler then spent most of 2017 buried on the bench, ultimately attempting 23 passes without making a start.
Wilds is entering his third season in the league after going undrafted out of South Carolina in 2016. He didn't log a snap during the 2017 campaign after suffering a shoulder injury with the Browns in training camp and now joins a stable of Jacksonville running backs that has each of Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory under contract in 2018.
Rivera will finish his Jacksonville tenure without ever having played a down after a preseason wrist injury resulted in the Jaguars shuffling him to injured reserve prior to the opener. The 27-year-old was at risk of being cut following the preseason even if he had stayed healthy, so it wasn't a major surprise the Jaguars decided to part ways with him. Rivera displayed some aptitude as a pass catcher during his first four seasons in the league with the Raiders, but his poor blocking is something that could limit him to a deep reserve role no matter where he lands next.
The terms of Norwell's deal were released on Tuesday but he didn't officially sign with the team until Thursday. Now that the ink is dry, he's the highest paid player at his position in the NFL and will help to fortify the Jaguars offensive line for the next few years.
Thompson exited Sunday's victory over the Texans with a foot injury, but his full participation in practice suggests that the issue won't be a concern moving forward.
Greene's been bothered by an undisclosed injury and hasn't taken the field in over a week. When healthy, look for him to reach an injury settlement with the team.
According to Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL, Jack was carted to the locker room, signifying that the injury could be serious. He came up with a huge play in the second half of Sunday's contest, stripping Dion Lewis and recovering the fumble. The talented linebacker finished the game with six tackles. Jack will have the entire 2018 offseason to recover before reporting to training camp in July.
Walters, who was placed on IR last week due to a foot injury, was expected to compete for punt-return duties for the Jaguars if healthy. The 29-year-old has spent time with the Chargers, Seahawks and Jaguars throughout his career, but he'll look to catch on elsewhere upon his eventual return to full health.
Ngakoue now has 3.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in his last two games, totaling 10 sacks and six forced fumbles on the season. Through 11 games, the second-year pro still has posted six games with zero sacks, which makes him most useful against weak offensive fronts. Indy comes to town in Week 13, and Ngakoue recorded 2.5 sacks against the Colts in their first matchup this season.
Bortles had surgery on his right wrist Jan. 26 and signed a three-year, $54 million extension less than a month later. He's been working out in California, preparing for the start of Jacksonville's offseason program in mid-April. In addition to the contract extension, the Jaguars have displayed confidence in their starter by opting not to bring in any veteran competition in free agency. The team does need to find a new backup, as Chad Henne signed with the Chiefs.
Davis started two games and appeared in seven for the Rams as a free safety during 2017, notching his second career interception and adding a career-high 22 tackles (15 solo). He should serve in a similar depth role for the Jaguars behind Tashaun Gipson.
Myrick made the most of his Combine invite, running a blazing 4.28-second 40 to get his draft stock trending in the right direction. His tape and diminutive size (5-10, 200) point to Myrick being a slot corner at the next level, but his speed and elusiveness in the return game should help him crack the roster as a special teamer at the very least.
Gipson rebounded from an aggravated foot that forced him to miss the team's first two practices of the week, staying on the field for all 64 of the Jaguars' defensive snaps during the AFC championship game. After Patriots receiver Danny Amendola slipped behind Gipson for the game-winning touchdown, the veteran safety later admitted in the locker room that the strain to his big toe "was the toughest injury [he has ever] had to play with," Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports. Gipson will now have the entire offseason to move past the issue. The 27-year-old, who logged 64 tackles and four picks this past season, is under contract with Jacksonville through the 2020 campaign.