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The Jaguars made T.J. Yeldon the 3rd RB off the board when they selected him with the 36th overall pick of this year's draft.  One of the reasons the team is so high on him is his ability in the passing game.  "He’s a very knowledgeable, intelligent player at the running back position and Alabama runs a Pro-Style offense and we were able to see him do things protection-wise and route running-wise and blocking [-wise] that will translate to this level of football," OC Greg Olson said.  Olson added that he "wouldn't put it past" Yeldon to emerge as an every-down player this year.  The rookie already looks like the heavy favorite to open the season as Jacksonville's starting RB.  We'll see how much work he cedes to Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart.

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The Bills have reached a 2-year deal with RB T.J. Yeldon, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. That puts Yeldon in a backfield with soon-to-be-36 Frank Gore and soon-to-be-31 LeSean McCoy, who is coming off the most inefficient rushing season of his career. Yeldon caught 30+ passes in each of his 4 seasons with the Jaguars, averaging 3.4 per game over his time there. He stands a shot at a decent receiving role there, but it's also a tough situation for touch volume. Yeldon's no more than a late-round flier/handcuff in fantasy football drafts.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon is a healthy scratch for today's game against the Dolphins. So it's Leonard Fournette, David Williams and Carlos Hyde in the backfield. Fournette is the only fantasy option and is a risk/reward RB2 after last week's quiet 2nd half.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (foot, ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He's on track to play against the Texans this weekend.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (ankle, foot) did not practice on Wednesday. This is the 4th straight Wednesday he's been limited or held out, and he's yet to miss a game. Yeldon should be available for this weekend's tilt with the Texans, but we'll continue to keep an eye on him.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (illness) is inactive for today's playoff game against the Bills. Yeldon wouldn't have been much of a fantasy option anyway, but he accounted for 12 targets, 8 catches and 9 carries over his past 2 games with Leonard Fournette in the lineup. More available touches can only help Fournette in an already strong matchup.

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