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Vikings WR K.J. Osborn is the current leader for the #3 role, according to Chad Graff of The Athletic. Dede Westbrook -- who signed just before training camp -- remains limited by his recovery from the ACL tear that ended his 2020 season in October. And Bisi Johnson went down with his own ACL tear during camp. Osborn -- a 5th-round pick last year -- has yet to see a regular-season target but got on the field as a returner in his rookie campaign. He closed out his college career with a 50-547-5 receiving line as a graduate transfer to Miami. Running 3rd among Vikings WRs isn't likely to make him fantasy relevant unless something happens to Justin Jefferson or Adam Thielen. But keep Osborn's name in mind for that possibility.

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that WR Dede Westbrook is signing a 1-year deal with the Vikings. Westbrook worked out with the team Saturday and then reportedly canceled plans to visit the Seahawks on Sunday. In Minnesota, Westbrook could challenge Chad Beebe for the #3 WR slot, which would likely primarily find him working the slot. Beebe spent 68% of his snaps there last season. Even in that role, though, Westbrook wouldn't carry much fantasy intrigue. Expect Minnesota to remain a lower-volume pass offense with targets concentrated in Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook is a healthy scratch for today's opener vs. the Colts. That leaves D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault and Chris Conley as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs. Chark is a strong fantasy play, while Westbrook's absence makes Shenault a more intriguing DFS tournament play.

The Jaguars are set to hire Jay Gruden as their new OC, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gruden is coming off a failed stint as Washington's HC but did help the Redskins to top-17 finishes in total yards in each of his first 4 seasons, including a 3rd-place finish in 2016. Prior to that, Gruden spent 3 years as Cincinnati's OC. Those teams ranked 20th, 22nd and 10th in total yards. The big question in Jacksonville this offseason is what will happen at QB between Nick Foles, Gardner Minshew and potentially a rookie or free-agent addition.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Colts. He’s a shaky fantasy play, especially at less than 100%.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Colts. He was a full-go on Wednesday and Thursday but didn't practice on Friday. Westbrook was a weak fantasy option to begin with. These injuries should take him off your radar.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley and Keelan Cole will operate as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs and should soak up the majority of the 8.2 targets per game Chark leaves behind.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone labeled WR D.J. Chark "week-to-week" with his ankle injury. He won't play against the Raiders this Sunday -- and don't bank on Chark for the final 2 games of the season. His absence this weekend will leave Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley and Keelan Cole as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs in a plus matchup.

The forecast for today's Bucs-Jags game calls for a slight chance of rain with winds of 17-20 mph. Gusts could come in at 25-30 mph. That's enough wind to impact the passing and kicking games. QBs Jameis Winston and Nick Foles come with increased risk in Week 13 fantasy lineups. Try to avoid Ks Matt Gay and Josh Lambo.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) isn’t listed on the final Week 11 injury report and will return for Sunday’s game against the Colts. Westbrook has averaged 7.7 targets and 4.6 catches in his 7 healthy games this season, so he’s in the WR3 mix.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) put in a full practice on Wednesday. So he's on track to return for this weekend's game against the Colts. Westbrook has averaged 7.7 targets and 4.6 catches in his 7 healthy games this season.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) is inactive for today's game against the Texans. WR Keelan Cole figures to slide into his spot but would be a desperation fantasy play. Westbrook's absence should mean a few extra targets for WRs D.J. Chark and Chris Conley.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans in London. He was limited in practice all week, so we're tentatively expecting him to play. We'll get Westbrook's official game status around 8 am ET on Sunday for this early kickoff. If active, he'll be a risk/reward WR3 at less than 100% in a plus matchup.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. The fact that he was out there at all just 3 days after being knocked out of the game vs. the Jets is encouraging. Westbrook appears to have a shot to play against the Texans in London this weekend.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Jets with the shoulder and neck injuries he had coming into this one. We'll look for further updates on his status. D.J. Chark, Chris Conley and Keelan Cole will finish out the game as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) is active for today’s game against the Jets. He played well through the shoulder injury last week, although the neck issue is new. Consider Westbrook a risk/reward WR3.

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