The Cowboys are expected to release WR Dez Bryant, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer. We've heard whispers about this for a while now. Dallas reportedly wants Bryant to take a pay cut from the $12.5 million he's scheduled to earn this year and next -- and the mercurial WR evidently isn't willing to oblige. The 2 sides are meeting today, but a divorce is expected "barring an unexpected last-minute change of heart," Schefter tweets. Bryant's production has crated since 3-straight seasons of 1,200+ yards from 2012 to 2014. Over the past 3 years, he's totaled just 150 catches for 2,035 yards and 17 TDs across 38 appearances. He seemingly struggled to get on the same page as QB Dak Prescott, corralling just 52.2% of his targets over the last 2 seasons. Bryant is still just 29, so there's certainly a chance he bounces back in 2018. We'll see where he lands before assessing his fantasy value. The Cowboys, meanwhile, are left with Terrance Williams, Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley atop their WR depth chart. They figure to be in the market for a rookie WR or 2.
Update: They did.
The Cowboys have signed WR Allen Hurns to a 2-year deal worth $12 million. Hurns joins an offense that saw only Dez Bryant crack 4 receptions per game last season. TE Jason Witten heads into his age-36 season coming off the fewest catches since his rookie year. WR Terrance Williams caught a career-high 53 balls while averaging a career-low 10.7 yards per reception. He's heading into just Year 2 of a 4-year contract and could be a cut candidate after 2018. Hurns' contract suggests he'll compete for the #2 WR job. He's worth a look in the double-digit rounds of early best-ball drafting but not an exciting fantasy football prospect.
The Jaguars have released WR Allen Hurns. Since topping 1,000 yards and scoring 10 times back in 2015, he's totaled just 961 yards and 5 TDs in the 2 seasons since. Hurns can make plays downfield and is only 26, so it shouldn't take him long to find a new home. Jacksonville, meanwhile, will move forward with Marqise Lee, Donte Moncrief, Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole atop the WR depth chart.
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.
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 WR Allen Hurns (ankle) practiced on Wednesday for the 1st time since going down in Week 10. We'll see if he's listed as limited or full, but he now has a shot to play against the 49ers this weekend. Jacksonville could use Hurns with WR Marqise Lee likely out.
Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Texans. Marqise Lee and Dede Westbrook will continue to serve as Jacksonville’s top 2 WRs. They’re both solid fantasy starters vs. Houston’s 25th-ranked WR defense.
Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday -- his 1st since going down in Week 10. It gives him a chance to play against the Texans this weekend. Hurns' presence would make rookie Dede Westbrook tougher to trust as a WR3. We'll get another update on Hurns tomorrow.
Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Colts. Rookie Dede Westbrook will again serve as Jacksonville’s #2 WR after seeing 10 targets and playing 70% of the snaps last week. He’s in the WR3 mix vs. a burnable Colts secondary.
Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) remained sidelined on Wednesday. Fantasy owners can't be counting on him in Week 13 fantasy lineups. Hurns' absence would make Dede Westbrook an intriguing WR3 or flex play in the plus matchup.
Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He didn’t practice all week and has no timetable for return. With CB Patrick Peterson likely to spend most of this weekend’s game on WR Marquise Lee, rookie WR Dede Westbrook is an intriguing DFS flier.
Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) didn’t practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. Keelan Cole, not Dede Westbrook, is expected to serve as Jacksonville’s #2 WR. Marqise Lee is the only Jags receiver that we can trust in fantasy lineups.
Jaguars HC Doug Marrone "basically" ruled out WR Allen Hurns (ankle) for Week 11 at his press conference on Monday, according to insider Ryan O'Halloran. Hurns' absence will leave WRs Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook behind Marqise Lee on the depth chart.
Jaguars WR Allen Hurns left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's OT win over the Chargers with an ankle injury. We'll see how serious the issue is. Jacksonville has brought rookie WR Dede Westbrook along slowly over the past couple of weeks but might need to press him into duty if Hurns can't play in Week 11.
The Jaguars announced that WR Allen Robinson tore his ACL in Sunday's win over the Texans. He's done for the year and will hit free agency this offseason coming off a disappointing 2016 and a 1-game 2017. Robinson's absence leaves Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, Keelan Cole and Arrelious Benn as Jacksonville's top 4 WRs. Lee and Hurns are worth rostering at least in fantasy leagues of 12+ teams. Robinson's absence also figures to mean even more reliance on RB Leonard Fournette, who racked up 29 touches vs. Houston.
Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook capped an impressive preseason with a bang on Thursday night. He torched the Falcons for 115 yards and a score on 6 catches. It all came from 3rd-string QB Brandon Allen. And, of course, against Atlanta's backups. But it's still been a strong preseason from Westbrook. The rookie finishes with 13 catches for 288 yards (22.2 YPC) and 2 TDs in 3 outings. We've heard whispers that WR Allen Hurns could be on the trading block. His departure would give Westbrook an opportunity to step in as Jacksonville's #3 WR. That probably wouldn't be enough to make him a fantasy factor, considering the team's QB woes. But he's at least worth monitoring as a potential waiver-wire target. And Westbrook should certainly be rostered in all dynasty leagues.
Jaguars WR Marqise Lee suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's practice, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He'll push hard to be ready for Week 1, but caution could push it back," Rapoport adds. High-ankle sprains tend to cost players at least 4 weeks -- and sometimes 6 or more. We're a little less than 4 weeks away from the season opener, so we'd consider Lee on the doubtful side of questionable for that one. It's tough to make a case for drafting him outside of best-ball leagues. Lee's absence gives WR Allen Hurns' outlook a boost.
Jaguars WR Marqise Lee left the practice field Sunday with "what appeared to be a serious injury to his right leg," according to ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco. Trainers reportedly put an air cast on Lee's lower leg before he left the field on a cart. We'll see about the official diagnosis, but we wouldn't pick Lee if you happen to be drafting today. A significant injury to Lee would give Allen Hurns' fantasy outlook a big boost.
Update: Lee "did not suffer a serious injury," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Looked a lot worse than it was." That's obviously good news, but Lee still figures to miss some time. We'll update his status when we learn more.
The Jaguars added Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. After starting his college career at Blinn junior college, Westbrook spent the past 2 years in Norman. He posted a 46-743-4 line in 2015 and then busted out last season. Westbrook tallied 1,524 yards and 17 scores on 80 grabs — a sizzling 19.1 yards per catch. The monster season earned him Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Biletnikoff Award (nation’s top WR) honors. He also finished 4th in the Heisman voting. Westbrook clocked a 4.34-second 40 time at the Combine and should at least be a big-play threat at the next level. He’s just 6’0 and 174 pounds, though, and is an older prospect at 23 years old. That lowers the fantasy floor. The ceiling extends into DeSean Jackson territory. In the short term, Westbrook will compete with Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns for targets behind Allen Robinson.
The Jaguars have named Doug Marrone their new HC. He served as interim HC for the final 2 weeks of this past season, leading Jacksonville to 1 of its 3 wins. Marrone's only other experience as an NFL HC came in Buffalo during the 2013 and 2014 campaigns. He compiled a 15-17 record with the Bills, with those squads finishing 19th and 26th, respectively, in total offense. The 2013 squad led the league in rushing attempts and ranked 2nd in rushing yards. RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller both topped 1,000 total yards that year. Marrone could bring a run-heavier attack to the Jaguars, who have ranked among the bottom 8 in run rate in 5 straight seasons. Marrone's biggest undertaking, though, will be fixing QB Blake Bortles.
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