The Falcons chose Florida CB C.J. Henderson with the 9th pick of the NFL Draft, making him the 2nd corner off the board. Henderson grabbed 4 INTs as a true freshman in 2017 and then broke up 16 passes -- with 2 INTs -- as a starter over the past 2 years. Despite 0 picks in 2019, he brings upside in coverage. Henderson also brings questions about his tackling, though, and totaled just 66 solos tackles across 3 college seasons. We're not excited about his IDP outlook, either for dynasty or redraft. Henderson's arrival should, however, help a Jacksonville defense that has shed starters Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye over the past year.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that LB Joe Schobert has agreed to a 5-year deal with the Jaguars worth $53.75 million, including $22.5 million guaranteed. That should position Schobert as the MLB starter in a Jacksonville defense with new questions in the LB corps. Does Myles Jack slide out from the middle to start on the weak side in 2020? Will Telvin Smith return from his 2019 personal-life hiatus? And if so, where will he play? We'll see about those. What we can count on is Schobert heading into 2020 with the group's strongest IDP outlook. Back in Cleveland, meanwhile, 2019 rookies Mack Wilson and Sione Takitaki appear to have clear lanes to starting gigs, with Schobert and Christian Kirksey gone. We'll see if the Browns add anyone else at the position.
The Jaguars on Saturday traded DE Calais Campbell to the Ravens for a 5th-round pick. It's obviously a salary-cap move by Jacksonville, but one bound to negatively impact the pass rush. Campbell spent the past 3 seasons with the Jaguars and helped the team finish 2 of those among the league's top 7 in sacks. Campbell posted the 2 largest sack totals of his career (14.5 and 10.5) in 2017 and 2018 before falling back to 6.5 last season. But his 25 QB hits in 2019 marked the 2nd most of his career, behind only the 30 of his first Jacksonville campaign. Campbell heads into his age-34 season this fall but should help a Baltimore pass rush that ranked just 21st in sacks and 27th in Pro Football Focus pass-rushing grade in 2019.
Jaguars DE Josh Allen sustained a shoulder injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders. We'll see whether it impacts his availability for Week 16.
ESPN's Michael DiRocco reported Wednesday that the Jaguars are considering a switch at MLB against the Raiders. He says Jacksonville might start Joe Giles-Harris instead of Donald Payne in the middle. Payne racked up 13 and 15 tackles in place of Myles Jack the past 2 weeks and would be a strong IDP starter in the same role. The LB changes should also include Austin Calitro starting on the weak side, where Quincy Williams landed on IR this week. If we hit the weekend not sure about roles and playing time between Payne and Giles-Harris, then Calitro becomes the upside play among Jaguars LBs. We'll keep an eye out for updates on the situation as we head into the weekend. Consider adding Calitro now in deeper IDP leagues, though -- especially if you were planning to start Payne.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Jaguars will place LB Myles Jack on IR today with the knee injury that cost him Week 13. That should lock in Donald Payne as the MLB starter the rest of the way. Payne racked up 13 tackles against the Buccaneers last week and looks like a high-ceiling IDP option for Week 14 against the Chargers.
Jaguars MLB Myles Jack (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Buccaneers. Donald Payne will start in his place, according to the team. It's tough to know whether Payne will take over all of Jack's snaps, and Jack has spent most of this year as a disappointing IDP performer. This is not the time of year for most of us to strongly consider Payne for fantasy lineups.
Jaguars LB Myles Jack (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited Friday workout. Jack has increased his tackle totals lately but spent most of the season as a low-impact IDP. Jacksonville has already ruled out S Ronnie Harrison (concussion).
Jaguars S Ronnie Harrison sustained a concussion early in Sunday's game against the Titans. Andrew Wingard filled in for the final 79% of the snaps and supplied 5 tackles. He'd likely start in Harrison's place next Sunday if Harrison isn't ready to face the Buccaneers.
The Jaguars have ruled LBs Najee Goode (toe) and Quincy Williams (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Jaguars OLB Najee Goode left in the 1st half of Sunday's win over the Bengals with turf toe and did not return. He had started his 2nd straight game since replacing rookie Quincy Williams. Jacksonville was using S Jarrod Wilson at nickel LB at 1 point in the 2nd half Sunday, so we can't just assume Williams will reclaim his previous role if Goode misses further time.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (back) is inactive for today's game against the Saints. It'll be his 3rd straight missed game since the Thursday night win over the Titans that followed Ramsey's trade request. Ramsey's absence can only help a matchup that was already positive for Teddy Bridgewater and Saints receivers.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. He put in limited practices all week. Team owner Shad Khan also reportedly said after a "heart-to-heart" with Ramsey this week that he believed the star corner would play. We'll see.
The Jaguars have ruled CB Jalen Ramsey out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Ramsey will miss his 2nd straight contest with a back injury that he says has been an issue throughout his career. "Jalen's been working extremely hard to get back with this low-back issue and it hasn't been getting any better," HC Doug Marrone said Friday, according to ESPN's Mike DiRocco. We'll see where this goes.
Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey is inactive for today's game against the Broncos. He returned to the team following the birth of his 2nd daughter, but a back issue will keep Ramsey out of the game. That's good news for Denver's wideouts, if you're starting either of the top 2 this week.
Jaguars MLB Myles Jack sustained a concussion in Thursday night's win over the Titans. The longer layoff before a Week 4 trip to Denver should help his chances of completing the league protocol in time.
The Jaguars have ruled CB A.J. Bouye out for Sunday's game against the Texans. His absence makes the matchup much friendlier for Houston WR Will Fuller.
The Jaguars have ruled DE Yannick Ngakoue (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Texans. CB A.J. Bouye (hip) is questionable after limited workouts Thursday and Friday. If he's inactive Sunday, the matchup gets better for Houston WR Will Fuller.
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