Austin Seferian-Jenkins Injury Updates

The Jaguars have placed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core) on IR. He's been playing through this core-muscle injury all season but must have aggravated it in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. ASJ is reportedly a candidate to be designated for return after 8 weeks, but he's not worth hanging on to in fantasy leagues. James O'Shaughnessy and Niles Paul will handle TE duties for Jacksonville in Seferian-Jenkins' absence, but neither is a viable fantasy option right now.

Jaguars TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core) is not listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He put in a full practice on Friday after sitting out Wednesday and being limited Thursday. ASJ should be a full-go for a plus matchup against a Giants defense that coughed up a league-high 13 TDs to TEs last year. He's firmly on the Week 1 spot-start radar.

Jaguars TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins will not practice on Wednesday due to a core muscle injury, the team announced. We don't have any other details on the situation right now, but ASJ now looks iffy for this weekend's game against the Giants. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

The Jets have placed WR Quincy Enunwa (neck) on IR, ending his 2017 season. We still don't know much about the neck injury that he dealt with this spring and evidently aggravated on Sunday. Enunwa leaves behind inarguably the worst WR corps in the league. Robby Anderson is the best guess to lead the group in targets -- only because the rest of the group reads: Marquess Wilson, ArDarius Stewart, Chad Hansen, Charone Peake. We'll see who emerges from the ragtag bunch, but Jets WRs won't be a source of much fantasy goodness this season. Enunwa's injury does boost the target projections for RBs Bilal Powell and Matt Forte -- as well as sleeper TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Update: HC Todd Bowles said Monday afternoon that Enunwa has a bulging disk in his neck and is expected to be out 6-9 months. It's a big blow to a guy who's set to hit free agency next offseason.

Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter called TE Cameron Brate his starter Wednesday, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Koetter reportedly said Brate deserves the job "because he's making plays and run blocking has improved." That doesn't necessarily mean that the situation is set for the regular season, but it follows an offseason of negative buzz for 3rd-year TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins. There's lots of athletic upside to the former 2nd-round pick, but ASJ has lost 16 games to injury over 2 seasons and apparently failed to mature. We'll see if this lights a fire, but we're moving Seferian-Jenkins even further down our TE rankings until he gives us a reason to believe.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a strained shoulder.  ASJ is getting a 2nd opinion, but it certainly sounds like he's looking at a multi-week absence.  It's a tough break for a guy who looked capable of a productive 2nd season, but durability has been a problem for him. TE Brandon Myers is next in line for Tampa Bay but won't be a fantasy factor.  Seferian-Jenkins' absence will mean more targets for WRs Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. 

The Bucs have placed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins on IR with the back injury that has kept him out since Week 12. The injury is not believed to be serious, in terms of affecting him into next year. So we'll keep an eye on a situation that could turn the tall rookie into a top-15 draft target among TEs next summer.

Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins suffered a back injury in Sunday's game against the Bears.  His return is considered questionable.

Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins had his right foot in a walking boot on Wednesday.  He injured the foot in the opener against the Panthers, playing just 20 of 57 snaps.  ASJ's Week 2 status is clearly in doubt.  He's not a fantasy option at this point anyway.


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