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Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans.  He didn't practice all week, but HC Gus Bradley labeled the rookie a game-time decision on Friday.  We'll find out Yeldon's status by 1 pm on Sunday, but he'll be a shaky RB3 if active.  Healthy for the first 5 games, he averaged just 3.6 yards per carry and 4.9 yards per catch.  If Yeldon can't go, Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson would share backfield duties.  Neither would be a recommended fantasy play.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (groin) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday.  His odds of playing against the Texans this weekend are sinking.  If Yeldon sits, we'd likely see Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson split backfield duties.  It's not a great fantasy situation.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (groin) was held out of Wednesday's practice.  He never returned to last weekend's game and is clearly in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Texans.  We'll have another update on his status tomorrow.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game with a groin injury.  He's questionable to return.  Jacksonville also lost RB Bernard Pierce to a hamstring injury earlier in the game.

Jaguars RB Denard Robinson sprained his MCL in Sunday's win over the Dolphins and was spotted Monday on crutches.  He'll likely be sidelined multiple weeks.  Robinson was never a fantasy option, but his absence will mean even more work for RB T.J. Yeldon.  The rookie racked up 28 touches (25 carries, 3 catches) in Week 2.

Jags QB Blake Bortles expressed confidence in rookie RB T.J. Yeldon. “He’s been impressive,” Bortles said. “Even in the walk-through we went through [Wednesday] — they threw a couple of blitzes at him and he was in the right spot picking the right guys up. I’m excited to see what he can do with multiple carries, catches and protection [pickups].” Yeldon played only 16 snaps during the preseason, but he’s poised to see 15+ touches right out of the gate. The Alabama product is a viable RB2.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (finger) will play in the team's 3rd preseason game on Friday night.  The rookie has been held out of the first 2 exhibitions after suffering a finger injury a couple of weeks ago.  Yeldon will see lots of work with the 1st-team offense on Friday, per HC Gus Bradley.  He remains the favorite to open the season as the Jags' lead back, but it'll be interesting to see how much RBs Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson mix in.  Consider Yeldon a low-end RB2.

The Jaguars will "divide carries" this season between RBs T.J. Yeldon, Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson, according to ESPN's Mike DiRocco.  Virtually every team "divides carries" to some extent nowadays, but Yeldon's 2015 fantasy value is very volume dependent.  He's not a dynamic back and he's not playing for a top-notch offense.  DiRocco notes that both Gerhart and Robinson have seen more work with the 1st team in camp so far.  We're still expecting Yeldon to lead this backfield in carries and total touches, but consider him more of a low-end RB2 for now.

The Jaguars have ruled out rookie RB T.J. Yeldon for Friday night's exhibition opener because of the sprained finger he suffered Saturday. “He’s doing good and everything and it wasn’t so much holding the ball as it was [pass] protection and how he’d be,” HC Gus Bradley told “We can’t put him out there at this time if he’s not 100 percent.” Yeldon did practice this week with a non-contact jersey on, and this doesn't seem like a particularly worrisome situation going forward. The only other significant offensive player ruled out for the game is WR Marqise Lee (hamstring).

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon got his 1st shot at pass blocking sine the start of training camp Thursday, and Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union says he "looked comfortable" doing it. Carlyon also called RB Toby Gerhart "the drill's standout," which could point to some 3rd-down duties for the veteran. But HC Gus Bradley had previously touted Yeldon's ability in the passing game, and we expect the rookie to at least come close to full 3-down status right away. That would certainly help Yeldon's fantasy production. He's a solid pick at his current Round 5 ADP.

The Jaguars are happy with the progress rookie RB T.J. Yeldon made in the offense this spring.  “The impressive thing about T.J. is that he picked up the offense quickly,” RB coach Kelly Skipper said. “For the most part, when he gets something, he has it [down] and we can move onto the next thing.”  HC Gus Bradley: “He’s all football. This kid is internally driven .Every rep he gets, he’s going to take advantage of. I really like him.”  Skipper stopped short of committing to Yeldon as a 3-down back, but it certainly seems like a possibility that he emerges as exactly that.  Yeldon's skill set and supporting cast doesn't give him a ton of upside, but he has a good shot of producing as a reliable weekly fantasy starter this season.

The Jaguars made T.J. Yeldon the 3rd RB off the board when they selected him with the 36th overall pick of this year's draft.  One of the reasons the team is so high on him is his ability in the passing game.  "He’s a very knowledgeable, intelligent player at the running back position and Alabama runs a Pro-Style offense and we were able to see him do things protection-wise and route running-wise and blocking [-wise] that will translate to this level of football," OC Greg Olson said.  Olson added that he "wouldn't put it past" Yeldon to emerge as an every-down player this year.  The rookie already looks like the heavy favorite to open the season as Jacksonville's starting RB.  We'll see how much work he cedes to Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart.

The Jaguars' official website reports that RB T.J. Yeldon is expected to start right away. Everyone has expected that since Jacksonville drafted Yeldon near the top of Round 2, but it's good to get relative confirmation from team sources. A shaky O-line and unproven offense keep this from being a good situation for Yeldon, but the rookie certainly shouldn't hurt for opportunity. We'll soon reveal where he lands in our 2015 fantasy football rankings.

The Jaguars took RB T.J. Yeldon with the 36th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.  Yeldon looked like a future stud when he popped off 1,108 yards on a 6.3 per-carry average as a freshman at Alabama.  But his yards per carry dropped in each of the next 2 seasons, bottoming out at 5.0 this past year.  Yeldon then disappointed at the Combine with a 4.61-second 40 time.  On the plus side, he goes 6'1, 226 pounds with quick feet and good burst.  He also has a nose for the end zone, scoring on 14 of 17 carries from inside the 3-yard line over the past 2 seasons.  We don't see a ton of upside here, but Yeldon immediately becomes the favorite for lead-back duties for an improving Jaguars offense.  Denard Robinson figures to slide into a change-of-pace role.

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