Shark Bites

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.

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.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday. But HC Doug Marrone said he'll travel with the team to Oakland and refused to rule him out for Sunday's game against the Raiders. "I think we are going to take that all the way up. We are going to take him out there with us to see how he goes," Marrone said. "And I think as long as it doesn't put anyone in jeopardy, you know, of reinjuring, or it could be worse or anything of that nature, then I think you will see a lot of -- you know, he will be on the field." We'll see if Chark is able to practice on Thursday and/or Friday.

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.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark injured his left ankle late in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. He was in a walking boot and getting around on a scooter afterward, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco. We should learn more about Chark's injury tomorrow, but it looks like he's in serious danger of missing at least Week 15.

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 HC Doug Marrone announced Monday that he's going back to QB Gardner Minshew. It's the rational decision after QB Nick Foles struggled in 10 quarters of action over the past 3 weeks, averaging just 6.1 yards per attempt with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. Minshew has been good in spurts over his 8 starts this season, averaging 251 yards and 1.4 TDs through the air, plus 29 yards on the ground. Remaining matchups against the Raiders and Falcons in Weeks 15 and 16 will have Minshew on the spot-start radar.

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Jaguars QB Nick Foles was benched at halftime of Sunday's game against the Bucs. He completed just 7 of 14 passes for 93 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT in the game's first 30 minutes. Foles also lost 2 fumbles. QB Gardner Minshew will finish out the game for the Jags. We'll see who they go with for Week 14 and beyond.

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.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) isn’t listed on the final Week 11 injury report and will return for Sunday’s game against the Colts. Westbrook has averaged 7.7 targets and 4.6 catches in his 7 healthy games this season, so he’s in the WR3 mix.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) put in a full practice on Wednesday. So he's on track to return for this weekend's game against the Colts. Westbrook has averaged 7.7 targets and 4.6 catches in his 7 healthy games this season.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone announced Tuesday that QB Nick Foles will be the starter coming out of the Week 10 bye. Rookie QB Gardner Minshew exceeded all expectations filling in for Foles, completing 61.2% of his passes, averaging 7.4 yards per attempt and tossing 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs. Money is winning out here, though, after Jacksonville gave Foles $50 million guaranteed this offseason. He's worth adding in all 2-QB leagues and deeper 1-QB leagues. The Jags have the easiest remaining QB schedule, including games against the Bucs (Week 13), Raiders (Week 15) and Falcons (Week 16).

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.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans in London. He was limited in practice all week, so we're tentatively expecting him to play. We'll get Westbrook's official game status around 8 am ET on Sunday for this early kickoff. If active, he'll be a risk/reward WR3 at less than 100% in a plus matchup.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. The fact that he was out there at all just 3 days after being knocked out of the game vs. the Jets is encouraging. Westbrook appears to have a shot to play against the Texans in London this weekend.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Jets with the shoulder and neck injuries he had coming into this one. We'll look for further updates on his status. D.J. Chark, Chris Conley and Keelan Cole will finish out the game as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) is active for today’s game against the Jets. He played well through the shoulder injury last week, although the neck issue is new. Consider Westbrook a risk/reward WR3.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) is expected to play against the Jets today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Westbrook is listed as questionable after only getting in a limited practice on Friday. He played through the shoulder injury last week, posting a big 6-103 line.

 
 
 

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