Shark Bites

The Jaguars have hired Urban Meyer as HC. It'll be his first foray into the NFL after spending over 30 years in the college ranks. Meyer most recently served as Ohio State's HC from 2012-2018, leading the Buckeyes to an 83-9 record and 1 national championship. He also won 2 titles among 6 seasons as Florida's HC and spent 2 years before that as HC at Utah. Meyer was reportedly infatuated with the idea of coaching incoming rookie QB Trevor Lawrence. (Who wouldn't be?) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler hears that Meyer is eyeing Scott Linehan as his OC, although that move isn't official yet.

The Jaguars have fired HC Doug Marrone, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Marrone went 10-6 in his 1st full season at the helm but totaled just 12 wins over the past 3 years. Jacksonville has already been linked to former Ohio State HC Urban Meyer. Whoever gets the gig figures to be working with Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (shin) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Colts. It ends a disappointing season that saw the 3rd-year wideout post a 53-706-5 line in 13 games. With Jacksonville expected to use the 1st overall pick of this spring's draft on QB Trevor Lawrence, Chark will be a prime 2021 bounce-back candidate. WR Collin Johnson (hamstring) is also out for Week 17, leaving Laviska Shenault, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs.

Jaguars RB James Robinson (ankle) won't play in Sunday's finale vs. the Colts, HC Doug Marrone said Wednesday. Robinson finishes his impressive rookie campaign with 1,414 yards and 10 TDs, ranking 6th among RBs in PPR points per game. Dare Ogunbowale figures to close out the season as Jacksonville's lead back after handling 14 carries and 5 targets last week.

As expected, Jaguars RB James Robinson (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Bears. His absence leaves Jacksonville's backfield to Devine Ozigbo and Dare Ogunbowale. Neither is a bankable fantasy play.

Jaguars RB James Robinson (ankle) won't play against the Bears tomorrow, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie's absence leaves Jacksonville with RBs Dare Ogunbowale and Devine Ozgibo, who have combined for 15 touches this season. Try to avoid this backfield in Week 16 fantasy lineups.

Jaguars QB Mike Glennon will start Sunday's game against the Bears. Now in control of the #1 pick of this spring's draft, Jacksonville just might be trying to lose out. Glennon isn't a fantasy option and is a downgrade for the rest of the offense.

Jaguars RB James Robinson (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Bears. HC Doug Marrone said Wednesday that Robinson was on track to play, but it's unclear if that's still the case after the rookie missed practice all week. It's worth noting again that the experts at ProFootballDoc.com believe Robinson suffered a high-ankle sprain last week. Fantasy owners should certainly have an alternative lined up for Week 16 lineups. Robinson's absence would leave Jacksonville's backfield to Dare Ogunbowale and Devine Ozigbo. Neither would be a bankable fantasy play.

Jaguars RB James Robinson (ankle) won't practice on Wednesday but is expected to play vs. the Bears this weekend, HC Doug Marrone said Wednesday. We'll keep a close eye on the rookie's status over the next few days. Jacksonville's backfield would be hands-off for fantasy lineups if Robinson misses this one.

Jaguars RB James Robinson injured his ankle in the 2nd half of Sunday’s game against the Ravens. The folks at ProFootballDoc.com believe Robinson is likely dealing with a high-ankle sprain. If that’s the case, he’ll likely miss the final 2 games of the season. We should get an update on his status tomorrow. Robinson's absence would leave Jacksonville's backfield to Dare Ogunbowale and Devine Ozigbo.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone announced Monday at his press conference that he'll start QB Gardner Minshew against the Ravens in Week 15. Minshew relieved Mike Glennon in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Titans but posted only pedestrian numbers. He completed 18 of 31 passes (58%) for 178 yards (5.7 per attempt), 1 TD and 0 INTs. Baltimore actually rates as only a slightly tougher-than-average scoring matchup for fantasy QBs on the season -- both by raw fantasy points allowed and our Strength-of-Schedule formula -- but we're certainly not chasing Minshew for Week 15 fantasy lineups. The Ravens will bring a tougher defense than the Titans did last week, especially in the 2nd half of a blowout Tennessee win.

Jaguars S Josh Jones left in the 1st half of Sunday's loss to the Titans with a shoulder injury and did not return. He wound up playing just 24% of the defensive snaps, with Andrew Wingard coming on for the rest of the playing time but managed just 3 tackles. He'd be the fill-in starter for next Sunday's game against the Ravens if Jones remains out.

The Jaguars benched QB Mike Glennon in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans. He went 13 of 23 for 85 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. QB Gardner Minshew has entered for Jacksonville.

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Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Titans. He’s tallied 9 catches on 10 targets from QB Mike Glennon over the past 2 weeks but remains just a desperation fantasy play.

Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Titans after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. He’s tallied 9 catches on 10 targets from QB Mike Glennon over the past 2 weeks. But he was still a desperation fantasy play and now gets dinged for this shoulder issue.

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Jaguars WR Chris Conley (hip) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. He figures to operate as the #4 WR behind D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole and Laviska Shenault.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ribs) isn't listed on the final injury report and will play against the Vikings this weekend. That's a plus matchup, and QB Mike Glennon played well enough last week to make Chark an upside WR3. WR Chris Conley (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game but is off the fantasy radar with Chark back. Keelan Cole and Laviska Shenault will serve as Jacksonville's #2 and #3 WRs.

Jaguars WRs D.J. Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) put in limited practices on Wednesday. Both guys missed last week's game vs. the Browns but have a shot to return for Sunday's game against the Vikings. We'll continue to keep an eye on their progress.

The Jaguars will start QB Mike Glennon this Sunday at Minnesota, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. That just confirms the expected after Glennon performed solidly in his Jacksonville debut vs. Cleveland. Glennon completed 57.1% of his passes for 235 yards and 2 TDs, despite missing WRs D.J. Chark and Chris Conley. Glennon gets another positive passing matchup vs. a weak set of Minnesota CBs, in a game that finds his team currently a 9.5-point underdog. We still wouldn't look to use Glennon in 1-QB redraft leagues. One game of positive production vs. a depleted Cleveland defense -- missing DE Myles Garrett, CB Denzel Ward and S Ronnie Harrison (after the 1st play) -- isn't enough to inspire confidence as we get near (or into) fantasy playoffs.

Jaguars WRs D.J. Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) are out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. WR Laviska Shenault is set to return from his hamstring injury and will join WR Keelan Cole atop the depth chart. Rookie Collin Johnson figures to operate as the #3 WR. It’s probably a situation to avoid with QB Mike Glennon making his 1st start with Jacksonville — but you can make an argument for Shenault and Cole as WR4s.

 
 
 

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