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The Jaguars have signed TE Mychal Rivera to a 2-year deal. The 2013 6th-rounder racked up 96 catches over his first 2 seasons in Oakland but averaged just 9.8 yards per grab. He was phased out by TE Clive Walford the past 2 years, totaling just 50 catches. Rivera is a classic JAG -- "just a guy." He could carve out a role in a weak Jacksonville TE group, but Rivera is unlikely to be a fantasy asset.

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.

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.

Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Colts. RB Denard Robinson will serve as the lead back in a plus matchup. He’s a viable Week 17 fantasy play.

Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts after a limited week of practice. He won't be at 100% if he suits up, making him a risky fantasy option. RB Denard Robinson (ankle) was also limited in practice all week but isn't listed on the final injury report. There's a chance that he leads the Jags' backfield in touches.

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 RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That's encouraging after he exited last week's game in the 3rd quarter and did not return. If Ivory is at least relatively healthy, he'll be a fine Week 17 fantasy play in a plus matchup against the Colts.

Jaguars RB Chris Ivory might miss Sunday's finale against the Colts with a hamstring injury, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco. Ivory dealt with a hamstring issue earlier this year and aggravated it in the 3rd quarter of this past weekend's game. RB Denard Robinson, meanwhile, reportedly has a chance to return from his ankle injury for Sunday's game. Jacksonville's other RBs are Corey Grant, Bronson Hill and Daryl Richardson. We'll continue to keep an eye on the situation.

The Jaguars have placed RB T.J. Yeldon on IR because of the ankle injury that knocked him out of Sunday's game against the Titans. That should help RB Chris Ivory's touch count for the season finale against the Colts. Ivory posted a 14-45-1 rushing line against Tennessee, adding 4-69 receiving on 6 targets. He'll hit Week 17 as a decent fantasy RB2.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon is done for the day with an ankle injury. He carried just twice for 5 yards before exiting. Chris Ivory will operate as the lead back the rest of the afternoon.

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.

The Jaguars fired HC Gus Bradley immediately after their 21-20 loss to the Texans. That dropped Jacksonville to 2-12 this season and 14-48 during Bradley's 4-year tenure. We'll see who the team tabs as its interim HC for the final 2 games, but it's unlikely to have a fantasy impact.

Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) put in a full practice on Friday and isn’t listed on the final injury report. We’re still betting on T.J. Yeldon leading the backfield in touches against the Texans this weekend, but Ivory’s return puts a significant dent in Yeldon’s floor and ceiling.

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.

Jags RB T.J. Yeldon totaled 90 yards on 24 touches vs. the Vikings. He was used in a workhorse role with both Chris Ivory and Denard Robinson inactive. Ivory should return next week vs. Houston, making Yeldon a mere flex option.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee finished Sunday’s loss to Minnesota with 5 grabs (8 targets) and 113 yards. Blake Bortles admitted after the game that the Vikings “did some stuff” to take Allen Robinson away, and Lee capitalized on favorable coverage. He’s emerged as a co-#1 in this offense, drawing 6+ targets in 6 straight. Lee looks like a low-end WR3 prospect next week against a strong Houston secondary.

Jags WR Allen Robinson was silenced against the Vikings, mustering only 1 catch for 17 yards on 3 targets. It’s an extreme result on a day where Blake Bortles was surprisingly competent. Robinson has now failed to top 35 yards in 4 straight outings. It’s tough to see much upside here for a Week 15 date at Houston.

Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Vikings. RB Denard Robinson (ankle) is also out, leaving T.J. Yeldon as Jacksonville’s feature back. He’s a borderline RB2 with a shot at 20 total touches.

Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Vikings today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. RB Denard Robinson (ankle) has already been ruled out. Jacksonville promoted RB Bronson Hill from the practice squad, but RB T.J. Yeldon figures to dominate backfield touches. He put in 3 full practices this week, so the ankle issue that was previously bothering him shouldn't be an issue. Volume makes Yeldon a lower-end RB2.


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