Shark Bites

RB Alfred Blue has reached a 1-year deal with the Jaguars. Turning 28 later this month, Blue proved capable of handling big workloads when called upon in Houston. But he's averaging 3.6 yards per carry for his career and doesn't offer much in the passing game. He'll back up Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville and be just a handcuff in fantasy football. It's worth noting, of course, that Fournette has missed 11 games over his first 2 NFL seasons.

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.

The Jaguars have signed TE Geoff Swaim. He totaled just 35 catches in Dallas over the past 4 seasons, although 26 of those came last year. The 6'4, 260-pounder tested as a 54th percentile athlete coming out of Texas back in 2015. Swaim sits atop Jacksonville's depth chart for now but isn't an exciting fantasy option.

The Jaguars have reached a 4-year deal with QB Nick Foles. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports it's a 4-year, $88 million pact with $50.125 million guaranteed. That's obviously a pretty serious commitment. We'll see how long it takes Jacksonville to realize that the 30-year-old Foles isn't really an upgrade over Blake Bortles. Foles is a QB3 for common-sized fantasy football leagues, and he doesn't significantly enhance the outlook for Jacksonville's wideouts. Ian Rapoport reports that the Jags are expected to release Bortles once the Foles deal becomes official.

The Jaguars have named John DeFilippo their new OC. He was a hot name coming from Philadelphia around this time last year but made it just 13 games in Minnesota before getting the ax. DeFilippo's undoing was a pass-heavy approach that didn't mesh with HC Mike Zimmer's philosophy. That approach also makes DeFilippo an awkward fit with a Jaguars team that's built around its running game and defense.

Eagles QB Nick Foles (ribs) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. The fact that he was out there at all early in the week is a good sign. He's fully expected to start Sunday's game against the Bears.

The Eagles believe QB Nick Foles suffered bruised ribs in Sunday's win over the Redskins and will be OK, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Philly locked up the NFC's #6 seed with the victory, and it sounds like Foles will be available for next weekend's game against the Bears. We'll keep an eye on his status this week.

Eagles QB Nick Foles suffered a chest injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Redskins and is officially questionable to return. QB Nate Sudfeld has entered for Philly. We'll update Foles' status when we learn more.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) is inactive for today’s finale against the Texans. RB Carlos Hyde (knee) is active and will join T.J. Yeldon and David Williams in the backfield. It's a situation to try to avoid in fantasy lineups. Yeldon is the best bet if you’re desperate.

Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye (toe) is out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) is listed as doubtful for Week 17. He didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday and won’t play vs. Houston this weekend. RB Carlos Hyde (knee) is listed as questionable, so Jacksonville might be down to RBs T.J. Yeldon and David Williams. We’ll get the inactives by noon ET on Sunday, but this is a situation to try to avoid against the Texans’ elite run defense.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette sat out Thursday's practice with foot and ankle issues after putting in a limited workout Wednesday. He put in full workouts all last week while being listed with the foot and hadn't appeared on the injury report at all since Week 10 before that. Fournette's looking iffy for Sunday's game at Houston -- and at the very least will be a high-risk fantasy option, especially against 1 of the league's toughest run defenses. We'll see about his status after Friday's practice.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) is not listed on the final injury report. HC Doug Marrone pointed to Fournette’s foot injury as a reason he saw just 1 carry in the 2nd half of last week’s game, but he was a full-go in practice all week. With an uncertain role heading into Week 16, Fournette is a risk/reward RB2 in a plus matchup against the Dolphins.

Jaguars K Josh Lambo (groin) is out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Kai Forbath kicks again for Jacksonville but is a weak fantasy play.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. So the foot injury he reportedly suffered last week shouldn't be an issue this weekend. The bigger concern is whether the Jags want to get another look at RB David Williams, who out-carried Fournette 4 to 1 in the 2nd half of last Sunday's game. Fournette gets a prime matchup vs. Miami but is more of an upside RB2 than a locked-in RB1.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson announced on Monday that QB Nick Foles will start this weekend's game against the Texans. Pederson also said that QB Carson Wentz (back) will not go on IR yet. So Philly evidently believes he could return for Week 17 -- or potentially the playoffs. Foles was OK in Sunday night's upset win over the Rams, completing 24 of 31 passes (77.4%) for 270 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. He'll be just a lower-end QB2 vs. Houston.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette carried only 11 times in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, including just once in the 2nd half. He said afterward, “That was the game plan coming in." HC Doug Marrone said that the team wanted to get a look at 7th-round rookie RB David Williams, who finished with 5 carries for 32 yards. We'd commend the Jags for playing it safe with their stud RB in a lost season -- but they used Fournette on kick returns yesterday. No longer a lock for big volume, Fournette will be just a RB2 against the Dolphins in Week 16.

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Jaguars K Josh Lambo (quad) is inactive for today’s game against the Redskins. Kai Forbath kicks in his place but is a weak fantasy play.

Jaguars K Josh Lambo (quad) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Redskins. Jacksonville signed K Kai Forbath as insurance. Avoid the situation in Week 15 fantasy lineups.

Jaguars S Tashaun Gipson (ankle) and CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) are active for today’s game against the Colts. Neither is a strong IDP option, but they’re available if you want them.

 
 
 

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