Allen Hurns Fantasy Football News 2017

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) didn’t practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Keelan Cole, not Dede Westbrook, is expected to serve as Jacksonville’s #2 WR. Marqise Lee is the only Jags receiver that we can trust in fantasy lineups.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone "basically" ruled out WR Allen Hurns (ankle) for Week 11 at his press conference on Monday, according to insider Ryan O'Halloran. Hurns' absence will leave WRs Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook behind Marqise Lee on the depth chart.

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's OT win over the Chargers with an ankle injury. We'll see how serious the issue is. Jacksonville has brought rookie WR Dede Westbrook along slowly over the past couple of weeks but might need to press him into duty if Hurns can't play in Week 11.

The Jaguars announced that WR Allen Robinson tore his ACL in Sunday's win over the Texans. He's done for the year and will hit free agency this offseason coming off a disappointing 2016 and a 1-game 2017. Robinson's absence leaves Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, Keelan Cole and Arrelious Benn as Jacksonville's top 4 WRs. Lee and Hurns are worth rostering at least in fantasy leagues of 12+ teams. Robinson's absence also figures to mean even more reliance on RB Leonard Fournette, who racked up 29 touches vs. Houston.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook capped an impressive preseason with a bang on Thursday night. He torched the Falcons for 115 yards and a score on 6 catches. It all came from 3rd-string QB Brandon Allen. And, of course, against Atlanta's backups. But it's still been a strong preseason from Westbrook. The rookie finishes with 13 catches for 288 yards (22.2 YPC) and 2 TDs in 3 outings. We've heard whispers that WR Allen Hurns could be on the trading block. His departure would give Westbrook an opportunity to step in as Jacksonville's #3 WR. That probably wouldn't be enough to make him a fantasy factor, considering the team's QB woes. But he's at least worth monitoring as a potential waiver-wire target. And Westbrook should certainly be rostered in all dynasty leagues.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's practice, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He'll push hard to be ready for Week 1, but caution could push it back," Rapoport adds. High-ankle sprains tend to cost players at least 4 weeks -- and sometimes 6 or more. We're a little less than 4 weeks away from the season opener, so we'd consider Lee on the doubtful side of questionable for that one. It's tough to make a case for drafting him outside of best-ball leagues. Lee's absence gives WR Allen Hurns' outlook a boost.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee left the practice field Sunday with "what appeared to be a serious injury to his right leg," according to's Michael DiRocco. Trainers reportedly put an air cast on Lee's lower leg before he left the field on a cart. We'll see about the official diagnosis, but we wouldn't pick Lee if you happen to be drafting today. A significant injury to Lee would give Allen Hurns' fantasy outlook a big boost.

Update: Lee "did not suffer a serious injury," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Looked a lot worse than it was." That's obviously good news, but Lee still figures to miss some time. We'll update his status when we learn more.

The Jaguars added Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. After starting his college career at Blinn junior college, Westbrook spent the past 2 years in Norman. He posted a 46-743-4 line in 2015 and then busted out last season. Westbrook tallied 1,524 yards and 17 scores on 80 grabs — a sizzling 19.1 yards per catch. The monster season earned him Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Biletnikoff Award (nation’s top WR) honors. He also finished 4th in the Heisman voting. Westbrook clocked a 4.34-second 40 time at the Combine and should at least be a big-play threat at the next level. He’s just 6’0 and 174 pounds, though, and is an older prospect at 23 years old. That lowers the fantasy floor. The ceiling extends into DeSean Jackson territory. In the short term, Westbrook will compete with Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns for targets behind Allen Robinson.

The Jaguars have named Doug Marrone their new HC. He served as interim HC for the final 2 weeks of this past season, leading Jacksonville to 1 of its 3 wins. Marrone's only other experience as an NFL HC came in Buffalo during the 2013 and 2014 campaigns. He compiled a 15-17 record with the Bills, with those squads finishing 19th and 26th, respectively, in total offense. The 2013 squad led the league in rushing attempts and ranked 2nd in rushing yards. RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller both topped 1,000 total yards that year. Marrone could bring a run-heavier attack to the Jaguars, who have ranked among the bottom 8 in run rate in 5 straight seasons. Marrone's biggest undertaking, though, will be fixing QB Blake Bortles.

11:30am EST 1/1/17

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (hamstring) is officially inactive for today’s finale against the Colts. Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee will operate as Jacksonville's top 2 WRs in a plus matchup.

The Jaguars listed WR Allen Hurns (hamstring) as questionable for Sunday's finale against the Colts -- but Hurns told reporters on Friday that he won't play. Classic Jags. Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee will again serve as Jacksonville's top 2 WRs in a plus matchup.

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (hamstring) is out for Saturday’s game against the Titans. Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee will remain the top 2 dogs vs. the league’s 29th-ranked WR defense.

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans. Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee will start and are both WR3 options vs. a Houston defense that's allowed 750 yards and 7 TDs to WRs over its last 5 games.

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Marqise Lee gets another game as the clear #2 WR but is tough to like in fantasy lineups vs. the league’s 2nd-ranked WR defense.

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Denver. That gives WR Marqise Lee's target projection a slight boost, but he's no better than a WR4 against the Broncos' elite secondary.

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. He's in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Broncos -- and won't be a fantasy option even if he plays.

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns suffered a hamstring injury on a 4th-quarter TD catch against the Bills on Sunday. He's officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.


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