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The Jaguars selected Penn State TE Brenton Strange in Round 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft. At 6’4, 253 pounds, Strange posted 32-362-5 (13 games) as a senior. He tested as an impressive athlete, with a Relative Athletic Score of 9.06 (out of 10). Strange will spend 2023 behind Evan Engram, who’s set to play on the franchise tag. But there’s starting opportunity as soon as 2024.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs won't report for the start of the team's voluntary offseason program on Monday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Jacobs has yet to sign his franchise tender, ultimately hoping for a longer-term deal. He's unlikely to get it, but at this point we don't expect a holdout into the summer. We'll keep an eye on the situation. Giants RB Saquon Barkley and Jaguars TE Evan Engram are also skipping voluntary workouts after getting franchise-tagged earlier this offseason.

The NFL announced Monday that it has reinstated Jaguars WR Calvin Ridley. The 28-year-old hasn't played since Week 7 of 2021. Ridley initially left the team for personal reasons. The league then suspended him for all of 2022 after revealing that Ridley had placed football bets while he was away from the Falcons. Jacksonville acquired the wideout last November for a fifth-round 2023 NFL Draft pick and a conditional fourth-rounder for 2024. (That can become a third- or second-round pick.) The Jaguars now add Ridley to an offense that got quality fantasy football output from WR Christian Kirk, WR Zay Jones, and TE Evan Engram in 2022. Projecting the 2023 target shares will be a challenge, but each remains an upside player. Ridley's best ball ADP has been all over the place this early draft season. He has climbed as high as WR16 in Underdog drafts and currently sits 20th there, four WR spots ahead of Kirk. FFPC drafters, meanwhile, have Ridley 29th among WRs -- two spots behind Kirk. The two also sit close together on other draft sites. Keep the ADP variations in mind as you decide both whether and where to draft each Jaguars wideout. The collective talent can only help QB Trevor Lawrence, who's going eighth at the position in FFPC drafts right now.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Jaguars are expected to put the franchise tag on TE Evan Engram. The accompanying one-year deal would pay Engram $11.345 million. That wouldn't be a crazy boost from the $9 million he got on a one-year deal with Jacksonville last offseason. Engram finished 2022 ranked fifth among TEs in PPR points; eighth in points per game. He's currently going 7th among TEs in Underdog ADP and ninth in early FFPC drafting. Engram's an OK target in that range, though he'll face extra competition this season if the NFL reinstates WR Calvin Ridley. We expected Jacksonville to keep Engram and won't be surprised if they reach a longer-term deal.

Jaguars TE Evan Engram finished Saturday’s Wild Card win with 7 catches, 93 yards and 1 score. In a game that found the Jags down 27-0, Engram led the team in targets with 11. Credit the former Giant for emerging down the stretch — he’s now hit 14+ PPR points in 5 of his past 7 matchups. Next week will likely turn up a matchup with Kansas City. Engram tallied only 14 yards against K.C. back in Week 10.

The Jaguars have no plans to rest starters against the Texans today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. "It's full steam ahead," a Jaguars official told ESPN. "Everybody's ready and everybody's playing." The AFC South title comes down to next weekend's game vs. the Titans, but the Jaguars do still have about a 6% chance at a Wild Card spot, so today's game isn't meaningless. We're projecting Jaguars players for full playing time.

Jaguars TE Evan Engram racked up 113 yards on 7 catches in Thursday night's win over the Jets. His team-leading 8 targets constituted 25.8% of QB Trevor Lawrence's total attempts. Engram also accounted for 35% of the team's receptions and 49.3% of the receiving yards. No other Jaguar reached 30 yards on the night or exceeded 3 receptions. WR Christian Kirk caught 3 of 6 targets for 22 yards. WR Zay Jones managed just 1 reception for 14 yards on 4 targets. Jacksonville closes out the fantasy schedule (for most leagues) with a Week 17 visit to Houston. Although that matchup has favored rushing all season, it's not a scary spot for any members of the Jacksonville pass offense. For Engram's sake, the Texans matchup has also been much friendlier to TE scoring (7th best) than to WRs (28th).

The forecast for tonight’s Jaguars-Jets game calls for light rain early, potentially getting heavier throughout the night. The bigger concern is the wind. We’re looking at sustained 15-20 mph winds with gusts of 30+ mph. It's ugly weather that figures to impact the passing and kicking games — while also possibly pushing both teams to run more than they would in better conditions. We’ve updated our Jaguars and Jets projections for the forecast.

Jaguars WR Zay Jones racked up a monster 6-109-3 receiving line on 8 targets in Sunday's OT win against the Cowboys. It marked the 5th straight game of at least 7 targets for Jones and his 4th time with at least 6 catches in that span. It was just his 2nd 100-yard game of the year, though, and just his 3rd time north of 80 yards. The TDs also more than doubled Jones' season total. TE Evan Engram led the team with 8 receptions and tied WR Christian Kirk for the target lead (10). WR Marvin Jones claimed the team's other TD reception among 2 catches for 17 yards (on 6 targets).

Jaguars TE Evan Engram racked up 11 catches for 162 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's victory over the Titans. He accounted for 35.7% of Jacksonville targets, 36.7% of receptions and 44% of receiving yards. Engram beat his previous highs for this season by 5 receptions and 93 yards, and he doubled his season TD total. The next 2 weeks present significantly tougher passing matchups in the Cowboys and Jets.

Jaguars WR Christian Kirk led the team in targets (8), receptions (6) and receiving yards (104) in Sunday's blowout loss at Detroit. TE Evan Engram tied WR Zay Jones for 2nd on the team with 7 targets, catching 5 for 30 yards. That included a 3-yard TD, the team's only TD of the game. It was Kirk's 2nd game of 100+ yards among the past 3. Engram's 5 receptions matched his combined total for the previous 3 contests. Jacksonville now heads to Tennessee in Week 14 to face a defense that's much tougher against the run than the pass.

Jaguars WR Zay Jones set career highs with 14 targets, 11 catches and 145 yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens. It was just the 2nd 100-yard game ever for Jones, who added a 2-point conversion catch near the end of regulation for the game-winning points. WR Christian Kirk ranked 2nd on the team with 9 targets but caught just 4 for 46 yards. RB JaMycal Hasty and WR Jamal Agnew tied for 2nd on the team with 5 receptions apiece. Hasty, Agnew and WR Marvin Jones Jr. caught QB Trevor Lawrence's 3 TD passes. The next 2 weeks bring upside passing matchups with the Lions and Titans.

Jags TE Evan Engram posted only 3 catches (4 targets) for 14 yards in Sunday’s loss to Kansas City. He scored from close range, only for the play to be negated by an illegal man downfield penalty. Brutal, as Engram remains stuck on 1 score this season. A low-end spot-starter going forward, Engram now enters a Week 11 bye.

Jaguars TE Evan Engram (back) put in a full practice on Friday and isn’t listed on the final injury report. So the back issue that limited his last week shouldn’t be a problem on Sunday in Kansas City. Consider Engram a lower-end TE1 vs. the Chiefs’ 28th-ranked TE defense.

Jaguars TE Evan Engram (back) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He'll need to put in a full practice on Friday to be a comfortable fantasy play vs. the Chiefs this weekend.

Jaguars TE Evan Engram (back) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He missed some time in the 2nd half of last week's win over the Raiders, but it looks like he'll at least be available for Sunday's game vs. the Chiefs. What Engram does over the next couple of days will determine how safe a Week 10 fantasy play he is.

Jaguars TE Evan Engram hurt his back in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's win over the Raiders. He returned to the game but saw his snaps limited. Engram played easily his smallest share of the season, with TEs Chris Manhertz (primarily a blocker) and Dan Arnold both playing more than usual. Engram's status will be worth tracking leading up to next Sunday's visit to Kansas City.

Jaguars WR Christian Kirk led the team in targets (9), receptions (8) and receiving yards (76) in Sunday's win over the Raiders. He also snagged the team's lone TD pass. It marked the 1st time since Week 4 that he led the team in targets by himself. WR Marvin Jones followed with 6 targets. He and Zay Jones tied with 5 receptions apiece, though each fell short of 50 yards. TE Evan Engram tallied just 1 catch for 8 yards among 2 targets. Jacksonville visits the Chiefs in Week 10.

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