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Jaguars CB Shaquill Griffin (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. We'll check his status Sunday afternoon.

Jaguars WR Christian Kirk had an efficient Sunday, catching all 6 of his targets for 78 yards and a pair of TDs in the 24-0 win over the Colts. Kirk trailed TE Evan Engram by 2 targets but earned a solid 20% share of QB Trevor Lawrence's total attempts. The QB went 25-of-30 passing for 235 yards and the 2 scores to Kirk. Engram hauled in 7 of his 8 looks for 46 yards. Marvin Jones and Zay Jones again tracked close with Kirk in routes, while Engram increased his rate vs. Week 1 to join them. We'd bet on this quartet seeing a lot of the field together, with Kirk the most common target leader. The Joneses caught 3 passes apiece against Indy, with Marvin garnering 5 targets and Bay 4.

Technically, Jaguars RB Travis Etienne garnered a larger share of the carries split with James Robinson vs. Week 1. He went from 26.7% of their combined Week 1 rushes to a whopping 28.1% in Sunday's win over the Colts. That's sarcasm, in case you couldn't tell. Etienne drew just 9 rushes vs. Robinson's 23 against Indianapolis. And neither did much with them. Robinson flashed for a 37-yard TD run. But he averaged only 2.8 yards per rush overall. Etienne fared even worse: 2.2 per carry, with a long run of 6 yards. And this time, Robinson even ran 2 more pass routes, according to Pro Football Focus. Etienne did catch all 3 of his targets for 33 yards, but he's endured a terrible start to his season. We'll see if anything changes, but Etienne shouldn't be near fantasy football lineups for Week 3.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Jaguars RBs Travis Etienne and James Robinson will continue splitting carries vs. the Colts today. Robinson out-carried Etienne 11 to 4 in the opener, but Etienne actually played 2 more snaps. Expect the carry split to be much closer to 50/50 today. Rapoport adds that there will be "a little more emphasis on the run" against Indianapolis.

Jags TE Evan Engram posted only 28 yards on 4 grabs in Sunday’s loss at Washington. Encouragingly, he ran a route on 78% of Trevor Lawrence’s dropbacks. But the veteran TE mustered only 4 targets — a 9.5% share. Ultimately, it’s far too early to make any sweeping conclusions about this offense after just 1 game under HC Doug Pederson. Next up is a matchup with a Colts defense that just allowed a pair of scores to Texans TE O.J. Howard.

Jags WR Christian Kirk finished Week 1 with a team-high 117 yards on 6 catches. He saw a hefty 28.5% target share. After a slow start, Kirk’s production really picked up in the 2nd half. The highlight was a 49-yard deep ball that showed Kirk’s impressive route-running and ability to track the ball. Trevor Lawrence’s play wasn’t exactly consistent in this one, but consider that Sunday was the first game alongside new HC Doug Pederson. Next up is a divisional showdown with the Colts.

Jags RB Travis Etienne rushed only 4 times for 47 yards in Sunday’s loss to Washington. He added 2 catches on 4 targets but missed out on a potential TD when he dropped a pass near the goal line. The 2nd-year back was also overthrown by Trevor Lawrence in the end zone. Beyond the tough-luck result, it’s certainly concerning that James Robinson out-carried Etienne 11-4. And shockingly, Robinson (Achilles') already looked back to pre-injury form. Next up is a home date with Indianapolis.

Less than 9 months removed from an Achilles tear, Jags RB James Robinson scored twice against Washington. He scored once through the air and once on the ground in a great display of vision and tackle-breaking ability. On the day, he out-carried Travis Etienne 11-4. Robinson’s pass catching role figures to remain minor going forward, but the real takeaway here is that he looks 100% healthy.

Jags QB Trevor Lawrence completed 24 of 42 passes for 275 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in a Week 1 loss at Washington. The so-so fantasy line should have been better, as the 2nd-year passer overthrew Travis Etienne in the end zone. Later, Etienne dropped a ball just shy of the goal line. Lawrence’s lone TD went to James Robinson. Expect Lawrence to remain a QB2 for Sunday’s game against Indy.

Jaguars RB Snoop Conner is a healthy scratch for today's opener vs. the Commanders. It's surprising with RB James Robinson playing his first game since his torn Achilles. Either Robinson will play a bigger role than we're expecting -- or RB Travis Etienne will get big volume today.

Jaguars RB James Robinson will play in Sunday's opener vs. the Commanders, HC Doug Pederson said Monday. It's been an impressive recovery for Robinson from his December 26 Achilles tear. Now we'll see whether he can regain pre-injury form from an injury that tends to sap RBs' explosiveness. Robinson isn't a viable Week 1 fantasy play, but we'll see how much he eats into RB Travis Etienne's workload.

ESPN's Michael DiRocco calls TE Evan Engram "one of the focal points" of the Jaguars' offense. We heard the same from insider Hays Carlyon on the Draft Sharks podcast in early August. Engram remains 1 of the best TE values in fantasy drafts.

ESPN's Michael DiRocco writes that RB James Robinson (Achilles) is expected to be "fully cleared" for Week 1. "But don't expect him to have a normal workload right away," DiRocco adds. Robinson has made an impressive recovery from his torn Achilles, but it remains to be seen how effective he'll be. We're still generally fading him in fantasy drafts. DiRocco also says that, "even after Robinson returns [Travis] Etienne will be heavily featured in the offense."

The Jaguars signed K Michael Badgley. He's the only K on Jacksonville's roster. So, by default, Badgley looks like the team's Week 1 starter.

Jaguars rookie LB Devin Lloyd has worked only on the side throughout training camp because of a hamstring injury. The Athletic reports that HC Doug Pederson thinks he might be ready for full-team work by Saturday's game against the Steelers. We'll see about Lloyd's progress through the rest of August. For now, he's an upside flier late in IDP drafts.

Jaguars HC Doug Pederson said Thursday that the "expectation" is that RB James Robinson will be ready for Week 1. That was implied when Jacksonville left Robinson off the PUP list to open training camp. Still, it'd be an impressively quick recovery from a guy who tore his Achilles on December 26. Of course, it remains to be seen how much work Robinson is able to handle and how effective he'll be out of the gate. We're not overly interested in him as a draft target. But Robinson's status certainly impacts RB Travis Etienne's fantasy value.

Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence says left-shoulder surgery last February kept him from getting into optimal shape in his rookie season. "I didn't really feel like I could get my body in shape the way I wanted," he said at a Monday press conference. "I was in shape, but as far as my arm, I would've liked to be a little sharper. I feel like my arm got a lot stronger this offseason." That's good to hear from a 2nd-year QB whose upside we already liked. Jacksonville's upgrades to the coaching staff and surrounding talent make Lawrence an intriguing pick anywhere in QB2 territory of fantasy football drafts.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne is not practicing Tuesday. It's just an illness, though, according to John Shipley of SI's Jaguar Report. Rookie Snoop Conner was seen getting 1st-team reps in Etienne's absence.

Jaguars HC Doug Pederson announced Tuesday that QB Trevor Lawrence and RB Travis Etienne will not play in Thursday night's Hall of Fame game, the preseason opener. This is not a surprise. Starters rarely make more than a cameo in the "game." We'll see how much preseason action Lawrence and Etienne get beyond that. In the meantime, get fired up for Thursday night's Jake Luton Show. (QB C.J. Beathard also won't play.)

ESPN's Michael DiRocco's "educated guess" is that Jaguars RB James Robinson will lead the team in carries this season, "but Etienne could have a slight lead in total touches." It seems very likely that Etienne serves as Jacksonville's primary pass-catching back. But exactly how carries will be divided is the big question -- especially since you'll need to spend a 3rd- or 4th-round pick to land Etienne. We'll continue to keep a close eye on Jacksonville's backfield plans.

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