The Jaguars selected Florida DT Taven Bryan 29th in the 1st round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. Afterward, executive VP Tom Coughlin called Bryan a "3-technique penetrator" and "outstanding athlete," according to the team website. Bryan totaled just 5.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss across 3 college seasons, but there could be statistical upside well beyond that as a lead interior rusher on a strong D-line. Bryan crushed the athletic testing at the Scouting Combine, delivering 79th percentile or better results in the 40, vertical, broad jump, 3-cone and short shuttle -- plus a 71st-percentile performance on the bench.
Jaguars OLB Telvin Smith (concussion) is inactive for today’s game against the Seahawks. CB Jalen Ramsey (hand) is active. Both statuses were expectdd
Jaguars OLB Telvin Smith (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle, but there's been no report of him clearing the league protocol as of Saturday morning. The status suggests the team hopes he can clear it Saturday and play, but IDP owners need to secure insurance. LB Paul Posluszny would be a fantasy starter if Smith sits again. CB Jalen Ramsey is also questionable with the same ankle injury that landed him on the Week 13 injury report. He put in just a limited practice Friday after missing the previous 2 days, a lower participation level than last week. We'll check Ramsey's status Sunday morning.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (hand) is active for today's game against the Cardinals after all. He said after suffering the injury in Friday's practice that he wouldn't be playing, but the team has listed him as questionable all along. Use Ramsey as you normally would in your IDP league, though the injury likely hurts his ability to catch a football at least a bit.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey will play today against the Cardinals despite the hand injury he suffered Friday, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. Ramsey had said after Friday's practice that he would miss the game, but Jacksonville has kept him listed as questionable the entire time. We'll confirm his status when the late-game inactives arrive. Unfortunately, the late start means you'll either need to opt for a different DB in your IDP lineup or secure an insurance option from the Seahawks, 49ers, Jaguars, Cardinals, Saints, Rams, Broncos, Raiders, Packers, Steelers, Texans or Ravens. If you plan to wait, fellow Jaguars Aaron Colvin could serve as insurance from the same upside matchup.
Jaguats CB Jalen Ramsey suffered a hand injury in Friday's practice and is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He told reporters that he'll miss the game, however, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco. That would be a big loss for the Jacksonville defense but certainly not change its fantasy-starter status.
Jaguars S Tashaun Gipson (neck) is active for today's game against the Colts. He remains a boom/bust IDP option dependent on big plays in coverage for any fantasy value.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (ankle) is active for today's game against the Ravens. He carried a "questionable" tag for the 3rd straight week but has been active each time.
The Jaguars have deemed CB Jalen Ramsey (ankle) questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He has played through "questionable" tags each of the 1st 2 weeks and did put in limited practices Wednesday and Friday (sat out Thursday). We're betting Ramsey will play, but we'll confirm his status Sunday before the 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey is active for today's game against the Titans. He entered the weekend questionable because of an ankle injury. Ramsey's a marginal IDP option but hurts the fantasy outlook for Titans outside WRs.
The Jaguars practiced Wednesday and Thursday without both of their starting CBs. Jalen Ramsey sat out each workout with an ankle injury, while A.J. Bouye dealt with an illness. We'll see about their expected game statuses when those come out Friday. Missing either -- or both -- would obviously help the fantasy outlook for Marcus Mariota and his WRs.
Jaguars S Tashaun Gipson (ankle) is active today against the Texans. He's a low-level IDP option at best.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey said he had surgery Thursday to repair a core muscle injury that he suffered in OTAs. The Florida Times-Union reports that he could be out for up to 6 weeks. He's reportedly expected to be ready for training camp, though the time line likely means he'll be limited in his early participation. Ramsey enjoyed a strong rookie campaign that included some big IDP numbers late in the year. As long as he's fully healthy before the start of the season, he'll present fantasy upside for deeper IDP leagues and be a key component for a likely ascending Jacksonville team D.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that DE Calais Campbell has decided to sign a 4-year deal with the Jaguars. Wednesday night reports had Campbell likely to sign there, but the Broncos reportedly made a late push for the former Cardinal. Campbell reportedly chose Jacksonville's offer of about $2 million more per year and $6 million more in guaranteed money. (The fact that Florida residents pay no income tax likely factored in as well.) Campbell joins an ascending defense and what could be a stellar line. The Jaguars added DT Malik Jackson in free agency last year, got solid production from rookie DE Yannick Ngakoue and are still waiting on 2015 first-round DE Dante Fowler to reach his potential. Campbell's best IDP days might be behind him, but he should remain at least a solid D-line play in tackle-friendly fantasy football leagues. The Jacksonville team D carries interesting upside in early 2017 fantasy drafts.
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.
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