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.
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.
Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) is active for today’s game against the Panthers. It’ll be his 1st action since Week 6. Thompson should step back in as Washington’s primary pass-catching back but would be a desperation fantasy play today. RB Wendell Smallwood is a healthy scratch.
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).
Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Panthers after a limited week of practice. Insider J.P. Finlay hears that Thompson is expected to play. He figures to replace Wendell Smallwood as Washington’s pass-catching back and will continue to put a cap on RB Derrius Guice’s receiving upside.
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.
Browns MLB Joe Schobert (groin) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He's ready to use as you normally would in IDP lineups. Despite the "questionable" tag, we never saw any indication that Schobert was in danger of missing the game.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Washington is "not optimistic" that RB Chris Thompson will be able to play today against the Lions. Thompson is questionable with the toe injury that cost him the past 4 games and continued to limit his practice time this week. Schefter reports that the team will test him out in pregame warm-ups before a final decision. Thompson's continued absence would leave snaps and touches for Derrius Guice and Wendell Smallwood.
Browns MLB Joe Schobert is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. A groin issue popped up Thursday to limit Schobert's practice, but he returned to full participation Friday. We've seen no indication he's in danger of missing the game, but we'll check Schobert's status Sunday morning.
Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) put in a limited practice on Wednesday -- his 1st since going down back in Week 6. We'll see if he's able to return for Sunday's game against the Lions. Thompson would figure to replace Wendell Smallwood as Washington's primary passing-down back and put a dent in Derrius Guice's stock.
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.
Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jets. RB Derrius Guice is set to return from his knee injury and will form a committee backfield alongside Adrian Peterson. It’s a situation to try to avoid vs. a surprisingly stout Jets run defense.
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 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.
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