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 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) 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.
The forecast for today's Jaguars-Broncos game calls for sustained winds around 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. That's more than enough to impact the passing and kicking games. No one expected this to be a fantasy bonanza anyways. You can stick with RBs Leonard Fournette, Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, but we'd try to avoid the QBs, WRs and Ks in this game.
Jaguars WR Chris Conley is questionable to return to Thursday night's game against the Titans with what the team announced as an ankle injury. He rolled his ankle and hyper-extended his knee on the same play. We'll update Conley's status when we learn more.
Update: Conley returned later in the 2nd quarter.
Jaguars HC Doug Marrone admitted Saturday that WR Marqise Lee might miss the start of the season. He remains on the PUP list after suffering a significant knee injury last August. Lee isn't worth a pick in fantasy drafts. Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark and Chris Conley are expected to open the season as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs.
ESPN's Mike DiRocco says Chris Conley "has been the best receiver during OTAs and minicamp" for the Jaguars. The free-agent signee played briefly with new QB Nick Foles in Kansas City, but the bigger factor working in his favor is Marqise Lee's slow return from an August 2018 knee injury. Lee isn't expected to return until "several weeks into training camp." That could clear a path for Conley to enter the season among the top 2 wideouts for the Jaguars. And DiRocco says they "don't have a clear No. 1." We'd bet on Dede Westbrook leading the group in fantasy scoring, but Conley makes sense as a late-round pick in current best-ball drafting.
The Jaguars have added WR Chris Conley. He's a size/speed freak at 6'2, 213 pounds with a 97th percentile SPARQ score. But Conley never earned a significant role in Kansas City, totaling 104 catches over the past 4 seasons. He joins a relatively unsettled WR corps in Jacksonville alongside Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark, Marqise Lee and Keelan Cole. Conley will be worth monitoring this summer.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is out for Thursday night's game against the Chargers. He's expected to miss at least the rest of the regular season. Watkins' absence makes Chris Conley a boom-or-bust WR4 play.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins reportedly re-injured his foot in Thursday's practice. The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger reports that Watkins is expected to miss another 4-6 weeks. That timeline would knock him out for the rest of the regular season and potentially cost him playoff games. Kansas City will move forward with WRs Chris Conley, Demarcus Robinson and newly signed Kelvin Benjamin behind Tyreek Hill. Conley is the only viable fantasy option and looks like a boom-or-bust WR3 the rest of the way.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. So Chris Conley will again be a full-time player as the #2 WR. He’s posted 2 duds and 1 big game in the 3 outings Watkins missed all or most of this season. Consider Conley a boom/bust WR4 for Week 13.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. He's a long shot to play against the Raiders this weekend, leaving Chris Conley as Kansas City's #2 WR. In the 3 games Watkins has missed all or most of this year, Conley has posted lines of 4-13, 1-22 and 7-74-2. While he has the upside to have another big one this weekend, he's more likely to come away with something closer to those first 2 lines in what should be an easy win over Oakland.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. He’s tentatively expected back for next Monday night’s showdown with the Rams. Chris Conley will step in as Kansas City’s #2 WR today and is an intriguing flier in DFS and deeper season-long leagues.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is "unlikely" to play against the Cardinals today. He adds that "it's mostly a precaution, and Watkins should be fine next week." The Chiefs visit the Rams in Week 11 before a Week 12 bye.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals after returning to a limited practice on Friday. It’d make a ton of sense for Kansas City to hold him out of this easily winnable game, but we’ll get his official status around noon ET on Sunday. If active, Watkins will be a risk/reward fantasy play. If not, Chris Conley will step in as the Chiefs’ #2 WR and be a viable flier.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to play against the Cardinals this weekend. We just removed Watkins from the Week 10 Rankings and bumped up WR Chris Conley.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins injured his foot in Sunday's win over the Browns, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "While it’s not a serious injury, it may impact his status for Sunday as KC plans for the long run," Rapoport adds. We'll look for more details on Watkins' injury and monitor his practice participation this week. If he can't play against the Cardinals on Sunday, Chris Conley would step in as Kansas City's #2 WR.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins was knocked out of Monday night's game against the Broncos with a hamstring injury. He reportedly tested the hamstring after exiting but told the trainers that he couldn't get back out there. Watkins' absence leaves Kansas City with Chris Conley, Demarcus Robinson and De'Anthony Thomas behind Tyreek Hill.
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