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TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has inked a 2-year deal with the Jaguars. It's a rather disappointing landing spot after ASJ had been connected to the Seahawks and Saints. He should serve as Jacksonville's lead pass-catching TE but will compete for targets with a relatively deep WR group in a run-heavy offense. Seferian-Jenkins' upside is likely a TD-dependent fantasy spot starter.

The Jaguars have signed TE Niles Paul, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Paul flashed with a 39-507-1 line back in 2014 but hasn't been the same player since a fractured ankle cost him the entire 2015 season. He's still only 28, though, and owned a 94th percentile SPARQ score pre-injury. Don't bother drafting Paul in early best-ball leagues, but he'll be worth monitoring this summer.

The Jaguars on Tuesday reached a deal with WR Donte Moncrief, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The former Colt surpassed 32 receptions just once over his 1st 4 seasons and lost 13 games to injuries over the past 2 years. He has plenty to prove before you should treat him as a significant fantasy asset in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars have re-signed WR Marqise Lee to a 4-year, $38 million deal. So Jacksonville chose to let WR Allen Robinson walk and bring back Lee for about $4.5 million less per year. The 2014 2nd-rounder's pro career got off to a rough start, with 9 games missed and just 52 catches over his first 2 seasons. But over the past 2, Lee has missed just 2 games and racked up 119 grabs. He looks like the slight favorite ahead of WRs Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole to lead Jacksonville in 2018 targets

The Jaguars are set to sign G Andrew Norwell to a 5-year, $66.5 million deal when free agency kicks off on Wednesday. The $13.3 million annual salary will make him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL. Norwell was widely regarded as the best OL available on the free-agent market after ranking 3rd among 77 Gs in Pro Football Focus' 2017 grades. He finished 1st in pass blocking and 8th in run blocking. It's a big addition for both QB Blake Bortles and RB Leonard Fournette.

The Jaguars and QB Blake Bortles have agreed to a new 3-year, $54 million contract with $26.5 million guaranteed. The organization has been lukewarm on Bortles (and rightfully so), but obviously thinks he's their best option for now. It's actually a relatively short and cheap deal for a starting QB -- and it reduces Bortles' 2018 cap hit by $9 million. It's possible this contract is structured so that the Jags can get out of it as early as next offseason, and it wouldn't be surprising to see them add a QB at some point during the upcoming draft. Bortles is at least locked in as Jacksonville's 2018 starter, though. As shaky as his play has been at times, he's finished as a top 13 QB in each of the past 3 seasons.

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles had surgery on his right (throwing) wrist on January 26, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bortles reportedly played the entire season with the injury after suffering it in December 2016. We don't have any details on the procedure or his timetable for return, but we'll monitor his progress throughout the offseason.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He got his ankle twisted in the 1st half of Sunday's win over the Steelers but returned for the 2nd. He'll be out there for this weekend's AFC Championship against the Patriots.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (illness) is inactive for today's playoff game against the Bills. Yeldon wouldn't have been much of a fantasy option anyway, but he accounted for 12 targets, 8 catches and 9 carries over his past 2 games with Leonard Fournette in the lineup. More available touches can only help Fournette in an already strong matchup.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. He missed practice Thursday and Friday with an illness. We'll see about his game status. Yeldon's obviously not a strong fantasy option but is in play for DFS because of the small slate.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. He returned to a limited practice on Friday -- his 1st since going down back in Week 15. It sounds like he'll be active this weekend, but Lee is a risky fantasy play in his 1st game back. It's entirely unclear how the Jags will divvy WR snaps between Lee, Allen Hurns, Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook.

A source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that the Jaguars believe WR Marqise Lee (ankle) will play against the Bills on Sunday. Lee didn't practice on Wednesday, and Rapoport suggests he might not practice at all this week. So he obviously won't be at 100% if he suits up this weekend. None of Jacksonville's WRs will be particularly strong fantasy options vs. Buffalo's 5th-ranked WR defense.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That's not a good start for his chances of returning for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Bills. If Lee can't go, Jacksonville will roll with Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and Allen Hurns as its top 3 WRs.

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ribs) is inactive for today’s game against the Patriots. Eric Tomlinson will serve as New York’s lead TE but isn’t a fantasy option.

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) was limited in practice all week but isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Titans for a playoff tuneup after missing the past 6 weeks. WRs Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole remain better Week 17 fantasy plays. WR Marqise Lee (ankle) is out.

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ribs) is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Eric Tomlinson will serve as New York’s lead TE but isn’t a fantasy option.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said Tuesday that he won't rest his starters in Sunday's finale against the Titans. The Jags are locked into the AFC' #3 seed, although they can help knock out Tennessee with a win. "We are 100 percent all-in on winning this football game," Marrone said. "When the players come in [Wednesday], we are talking about how we are going to play to win and do everything we possibly can to win this game, period." We'll see if Marrone changes his tune at all later in the week. It'd at least make sense to limit RB Leonard Fournette's Week 17 load. The rookie has been dealing with injuries for most of the season.

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) is not expected to play against the 49ers today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hurns returned to practice this week but admitted that he's still not at 100%. With WR Marqise Lee (ankle) also out, Dede Westbrook, Keelan Cole and Jaydon Mickens will serve as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs. Westbrook and Cole are both viable fantasy starters.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quad) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He's set to return to a workhorse role against the 49ers on Sunday.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. He’s unlikely to play in the regular-season finale, either. WR Allen Hurns (ankle) is listed as questionable. He has a shot to play but admitted this week that he’s still not close to 100%. Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole remain the 2 best fantasy bets in Jacksonville’s WR corps.


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