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Laviska Shenault
JAC

WR JAC

#35 Wide Receiver

128 Projected Points

ADP: 10.3
Bye: 7
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 22
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 227
40 Time: 4.58

2021 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#35 Wide Receiver

128 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
10.3 74 854 6 0

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

3d Projection

Med Floor

111.4

DS Projection

128

Consensus

38 other sites
87.6

Med Ceiling

156.2

Ceiling Likelihood

High
How likely they will reach their ceiling projection

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Shenault was the 42nd overall pick of last year’s draft after compiling 1,775 receiving yards and 276 rushing yards over his final 2 seasons at Colorado.
  • He goes 6’1, 227 pounds and led his WR class with 44 missed tackles forced across 2018 and 2019.
  • Shenault posted a 58-600-5 receiving line in 14 games as a rookie. He added 91 yards on 18 carries to finish 49th among WRs in PPR points per game and 54th in non-PPR.
  • Shenault topped 3 catches in just 3 of his first 10 games. But he caught 5 or 6 balls in each of the final 4 games. Shenault was WR18 in PPR points over that span.
  • Shenault led Jacksonville’s top 4 WRs (beating D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley) with 1.55 yards per route run. That mark ranked 54th among 84 WRs with 50+ targets and 7th among 12 rookie WRs with 50+ targets.
  • Shenault ranked 48th among those 84 WRs and 6th among the 12 rookies in Pro Football Focus receiving grade.
  • Durability is a concern for Shenault. He missed 2 games last season with a hamstring injury and 4 games over his final 2 seasons at Colorado. Shenault had foot, shoulder and core-muscle surgeries during his college career.
  • The Jaguars spent the #1 overall pick of this year’s draft on QB Trevor Lawrence. He should be a big upgrade over the 2020 triumvirate of Gardner Minshew, Mike Glennon and Jake Luton that landed Jacksonville 21st in passing yards, 19th in TDs, 28th in completion rate and 28th in yards per attempt.
  • Shenault will face tougher target competition this year with D.J. Chark back, Marvin Jones signed in free agency and Travis Etienne added in the draft. Etienne, who figures to be a big part of the short-range passing game, might be the biggest threat to Shenault’s volume.
  • Shenault will be working under a remade coaching staff, featuring HC Urban Meyer and OC Darrell Bevell.
  • This will be Meyer’s 1st NFL stint after over 30 years in the college ranks. He 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 is an offensive-minded coach. He deployed a spread offense for much of his time in college and prioritizes speed.
  • Bevell has 14 seasons of experience as an NFL OC. He spent the past 2 years in Detroit, where the Lions ranked near the middle of the pack in total yards and points. Bevell's units were better during his Seattle tenure from 2011 to 2017, with 5 of those 7 squads finishing top 11 in points. His offenses have generally leaned toward the run, with 10 of the 14 ranking among the top half of the league in rush attempts. Only 4 of them have finished top-16 in pass attempts.
  • Meyer said at his introductory press conference that Bevell will call plays but “adapt” to Meyer’s vision.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Shenault turned in a promising rookie season, posting good-not-great efficiency marks and finishing strong. A 2nd-year leap with a QB upgrade in Trevor Lawrence is a distinct possibility.

The concerns are his injury history and role in new HC Urban Meyer’s offense. We’ll monitor Shenault closely this summer, but he looks like a WR3 target with upside.

 

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Jaguars coaches are "buzzing" about WR Laviska Shenault, according to insider Hays Carlyon. Shenault has garnered heaps of praise from beat writers for his work in OTAs and minicamp -- and it sounds like Jacksonville's coaching staff has seen the same thing. Shenault turned in a promising rookie season and is getting a big QB upgrade in Trevor Lawrence this year. He's a 2021 breakout candidate.

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Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley will again serve as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs in that one.

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Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He’ll be replaced in the starting lineup by WR Chris Conley, who would be a desperation fantasy play.

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Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. The rookie seems to at least have a chance to play against the Packers this weekend after getting knocked out of last Sunday's game after just 10 snaps. Check back tomorrow for another update.

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Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring) got "good news" on his MRI and "has a chance" to play against the Packers on Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We'll monitor the rookie's practice participation this week, although he probably shouldn't be in your Week 10 fantasy plans coming off this injury.

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