Description: The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon with the No. 36 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Yeldon might be an early steal in the second round. He is a proven winner, playing for National Championship at Alabama, and he fills an obvious need in Jacksonville. With Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson, Storm Johnson and Bernard Pierce the four running backs currently on the Jacksonville roster, Yeldon needs to be on fantasy radars in all leagues. Yeldon could be the Jaguars starter from Day 1.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is expected to play fullback next season, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Gerhart was supposed to carry the running game last season, but failed miserably. He rushed for 326 yards on 102 carries and lost the job to Denard Robinson. The Jags added Bernard Pierce and got rid of fullback Bradie Ewing leaving the team without a fullback on the current roster.
Description: The Jags have claimed waived running back Bernard Pierce.
Insight: Pierce was arrested for a DUI early Wednesday morning, and Baltimore made a quick decision to rid themselves of him. Pierce ran for just 366 yards at a 3.9 ypc pace. He'll be hard-pressed to make the Week 1 roster.
Description: Wide receiver Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015 according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez.
Insight: Just as Josh Gordon fails another drug test, it is announced that Blackmon will likely return. General manager Dave Caldwell said in December he heard good things about Blackmon's substance abuse recovery, but there is still no specific date for reinstatement. If he does return, Blackmon will be a big boost for quarterback Blake Bortles.
Description: Fantasy owners should forget about Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart.
Insight: Gerhart was the opening day starter for Jacksonville this season, yet only rushed for 326 rushing yards in 2014. Gerhart only averaged 3.2 yards per carry this year. Jacksonville will likely find a better running back even if he is an ex-collegiate quarterback.
Description: Jacksonville finally realized Jordan Todman is better than Toby Gerhart.
Insight: That's not really saying much because Gerhart has been about as good as a piece of trash this season. Todman carried the ball seven times for 52 yards against the Texans. He also caught a touchdown pass.
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles did better running the ball than he did throwing in Week 17.
Insight: Bortles led the team in rushing with 61 yards on three carries, but through the air, Bortles continued to struggle, completing 14-of-33 passes for 117 yards. He will likely get another season to develop, but he didn't look very good in his rookie season.
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles wasn't pretty, but led his team to a 21-13 Thursday night victory.
Insight: Bortles was 23-of-26 for 115 yards and a touchdown and rushed five times for 50 yards. The Jaguars running game was the key to this victory, not Bortles arm. Bortles has shown flashes this season, but will need much better protection in front of him if he's to become fantasy worthy in 2015.
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles will be active for Thursday night's game against the Titans.
Insight: That's good considering Bortles is about the only thing that viewers might be tuning in to watch. Bortles has still be flat out bad at times, with just multiple touchdowns in two of 12 appearances. He has also taken 46 sacks, but if owners are desperate, Bortles will be available.
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles suffered a mid-foot sprain, according to beat writer John Oehser.
Insight: Bortles took eight more sacks in Week 15, which brings his total to 46 on the season and this is part of the consequences of not protecting your quarterback. He should be considered unlikely to play Thursday on a short work week.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart was sort of the workhorse back for Jacksonville versus the Ravens on Sunday.
Insight: We sort of give him the workhorse label because he did lead the team in carries, doubling every other Jaguar running back, but he still had just 13 carries and 54 yards. If owners have to go with someone in the Jacksonville backfield, Gerhart is the guy.
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles still hasn't learned when to get rid of the football.
Insight: Bortles took eight more sacks in Week 15, which brings his total to 46 on the season. As a team, Jacksonville has allowed 62 sacks this season, so it probably isn't all Bortles' shortcomings. Bortles has shown promise this season, but he isn't fantasy relevant.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart should see the bulk of the carries with Denard Robinson out for the season.
Insight: If owners really need running back help, Gerhart should touch the ball the most of all the Jaguars runners in Week 15. That isn't saying much, though, and Gerhart should only be used in emergencies against the tough Ravens.
Description: Jaguars running back Denard Robinson is done for the season due to a mid-foot sprain.
Insight: There is no reason for the Jaguars to push him since they have just two victories this season. Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson will take over the running back duties in Jacksonville. Robinson had a great start once he began getting consistent carries in October and early Novemeber, but he flamed out. It will be interesting to see if the college quarterback turned runner can really be a featured back.
Description: Jaguars running back Denard Robinson had 11 carries for 44 yards versus the Giants.
Insight: Robinson has been disappointing since the Jaguars bye week. In the last two games, he has just 69 rushing yards and no touchdowns. His time as a solid fantasy starter seems to be coming to an end.
Description: Jaguars rookie wideout Allen Hurns will replace Allen Robinson in the starting lineup, according to coach Gus Bradley.
Insight: We assume both Hurns and Marqise Lee will see plenty of playing time, so getting the start is only a little boost to his fantasy value. Hurns still must get final concussion clearance before he can play in Week 12.
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts is active for Sunday against Dallas in London.
Insight: Shorts has been dealing with hamstring and groin issues for most of the season and it shows in his lack of production, but he now appears able to start Sunday. Allen Hurns drops to the No. 3 receiver spot, but both Allen Robinson and Hurns might be better fantasy options than the less-than-100 percent Shorts.
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts missed Thursday's practice after having his hamstring tighten up Wednesday, but has returned for Friday's practice,
Insight: Shorts has been dealing with hamstring and groin issues for most of the season and it shows in his lack of production, but he now appears able to start Sunday. Allen Hurns drops to the No. 3 receiver spot if Shorts plays.
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts missed Thursday's practice after having his hamstring tighten up Wednesday.
Insight: Sound familiar? Shorts has been dealing with hamstring and groin issues for most of the season and it shows in his lack of production. Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are more reliable options.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart was more involved with the offense in Week 9 than he had been in prior weeks.
Insight: Gerhart had three carries for 19 yards and three catches for 49 yards. He still isn't relevant in many fantasy leagues, but at least he is getting involved for those owners who have not given up on him.
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was 22-for-33 with 247 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday against the Bengals.
Insight: It might have been Bortles best game as a pro, but he made another costly mistake that hurt his team and fantasy teams. He threw a pick in the end zone in an attempt to bring Jacksonville back. Bortles is really only useful in dynasty leagues.
Description: Jaguars right guard Brandon Linder left Sunday's game against the Bengals with a shoulder injury.
Insight: The rookie has been the best offensive lineman for Jacksonville this season. His absence will hurt Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart, who both were running well in the first quarter versus Cincinnati.
Description: ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco has heard the coaches "still aren't sure if [Denard] Robinson is capable of handling a heavy workload each week."
Insight: Robinson had 22 carries for 127 yards against the Browns, but we do not expect Robinson to become a workhorse back and average 20 carries per week. At 197 pounds and behind a below average offensive line, Robinson's touches will be somewhat limited even if he is the featured back. Twenty carries is more like his ceiling than his average.
Description: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Thursday Denard Robinson will remain the starting running back for Week 8 even though Toby Gerhart is back.
Insight: Robinson ran 22 times for 127 yards against the Browns, so Bradley is sticking with what works. Gerhart has been disappointing since joining Jacksonville. Gerhart will get some carries, but Robinson is the only Jaguars running back worth starting in fantasy.
Description: Jacksonville running back Toby Gerhart (foot) is expected to return to practice on Wednesday.
Insight: It will most likely be in limited fashion, and Gerhart should be considered questionable at best heading into Week 8. Denard Robinson has earned his carries, and as a result Gerhart will probably be more of a goaline back.
Description: Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson had four catches for 60 yards and a touchdown against the Browns on Sunday.
Insight: Cecil Shorts still had more targets than Robinson, but the rookie had the more productive day, averaging 15 yards per catch versus Shorts' 4. Robinson is a FLEX possibility in deep leagues moving forward.
Description: Jacksonville rookie running back Storm Johnson has been spliting first string reps with Denard Robinson, according to Jaguars beat writer Mark Long.
Insight: Johnson rushed 10 times for 21 yards and a touchdown against the Titans and coach Gus Bradley said that was the plan ... to give him 10 carries. Sounds like a shared situation which won't make either fantasy owner happy.
Description: Fantasy owners thought Jaguars rookie running back Storm Johnson would get a full starter's workload, but apparently that wasn't the plan, according to a Florida Times-Union report.
Insight: Johnson rushed 10 times for 21 yards and a touchdown against the Titans and coach Gus Bradley said that was the plan ... to give him 10 carries. That's bad news for fantasy owners who claimed him off the waiver wire hoping he'd be a full-time starter.
Description: Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson finished second on the team with nine targets in Week 6 against the Titans.
Insight: Robinson caught eight of those targets for 68 yards. The Jaguars were much more effective throwing than running on Sunday, so expect Robinson to continue to be a decent FLEX play in deep leagues.
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts had a nice game in his return to action.
Insight: He has been in and out of the lineup with a hamstring injury, through the first five weeks. However, Shorts seemed to be healthy on Sunday, as he produced 10 catches for 103 yards, on 16 targets.
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles went 22-for-36 with 191 yards and threw two interceptions against the Steelers on Sunday.
Insight: He looked effective in the short passing game, but once Bortles tried to go long, the Steelers effectively rushed him with blitzers and picked him off twice. Jacksonville will visit Tennessee, who blew a big lead against the Browns in Week 5.
Description: Jaguars tight end Clay Harbor played 61-of-66 offensive snaps against the Chargers in Week 4.
Insight: Harbor is the Jaguars starting tight end with Marcedes Lewis out indefinitely due to an ankle injury. Nic Jacobs joins Harbor on the field in double tight end sets. Harbor and quarterback Blake Bortles seem to have good chemistry so far as Bortles found his tight end eight times for 70 yards, which led the team in Week 4.
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) produced disappointing numbers in Week 4 against the Chargers.
Insight: At least last weekend he was targeted 10 times and just didn't produce. Against San Diego he saw just four targets and caught two balls for 25 yards. Three receivers were targeted more. It the trend continues it makes Shorts a questionable value from here on out.
Description: Jacksonville running back Toby Gerhart finally put the ball into the end zone, his first rushing touchdown in four games.
Insight: Actually, it was Jacksonvill'e first rushing touchdowns since Nov. 24, 2013 (217 rushing attempts). We expected a lot from Gerhart when he came over from Minnesota and we're still waiting. He's averaging just 28.5 ypg on the ground
Description: Jacksonville running back Toby Gerhart is not going to be much value if the Jaguars continue to get down by big numbers.
Insight: Gerhart rushed just nine times for 32 yards. The Jacksonville situation doesn't figure to get better with a rookie quarterback, but at this point Gerhart's trade value is minimal so keep him and hope Blake Bortles turns the team around.
Description: We saw the good and bad of playing a rookie quarterback Sunday.
Insight: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles started the second half for Jacksonville in Game 3 of the season and threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, but also two interceptions. The game was already out of hand when he came into the game (30-0), so we should get a better read if he starts the next game.
Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) will not play in Sunday's game against the Colts.
Insight: Lee has been battling hamstring issues pretty much since training camp, and he tweaked it in the season opener against the Eagles. Lee will likely lose his starting job with the injury, and it is not worth keeping him in re-draft formats.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart (ankle) returned to Thursday's practice.
Insight: Gerhart had Wednesday off and returned to practice in limited fashion on Thursday. Week 3 is a great matchup for Gerhart, playing the Colts' weak rush defense, but Gerhart has managed just 50 yards on his first 25 carries behind the poor Jaguars offensive line.
Description: Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson had a nice outing during Week 2.
Insight: He managed four receptions on six targets, and produced a solid 75 yards against the Redskins. Robinson will be no more than a WR5 with Jacksonville's questions at QB, combined with the fact he is competing for playing time with Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, and Cecil Shorts once he returns from injury.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart played through his ankle injury during Week 2's loss to Washington.
Insight: While Gerhart played, he was completely inneffective (7 carries for 8 yards and 2 catches for 9 yards). Jacksonville continues to be a rebuilding team, but if they want to compete in any games this year, they will need Gerhart to be their workhorse.
Description: Jacksonville starting QB Chad Henne is already under seige with his Jaguars off to an 0-2 start.
Insight: Jacksonville wants to give Bortles the year to learn as a backup, but his team has been out-scored 75-27 over the first two weeks. My expectations were he would last until the bye week (Week 11), but he may not make it until then. Either quarterback will be handcuffed by a weak offensive line and multiple receiver injuries.
Description: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told Florida Times Union he sees "positive signs" from rookie quarterback Blake Bortles in practice.
Insight: Bortles has impressed Bradley with his footwork and ability to make throws despite only practicing with the scout team. Jacksonville plans to keep Chad Henne the starter, but he really struggled in the second half against Philadelphia. Bortles is likely a few weeks away from taking over under center.
Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) practiced on Thursday.
Insight: That is extremely promising for Lee's Week 2 status. He suffered a hamstring injury during Wednesday's practice. With Cecil Shorts already battling a hamstring injury, Lee has tremendous upside against the Redskins this Sunday.
Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee could not finish Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, according to Jaguars beat writer Mark Long.
Insight: Lee led the team in targets in Week 1 against the Eagles, though Allen Hurns had the big day, with 110 yards and a couple of touchdown receptions. If Lee can't go, Hurns could be a viable option.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart sprained his ankle on Sunday and will be limited in practice this week.
Insight: Gerhart owners received a scare when Eagles defender Fletcher Cox dragged Gerhart down from behind on a play. We will monitor his status all week but Gerhart should be fine to start against the Redskins in Week 2.
Description: Jaguars rookie wideout Allen Hurns scored on his first two catches and totaled 110 yards against the Eagles defense Sunday.
Insight: It could be a mirage, so be careful. The Jaguars were without starter Cecil Shorts so went with rookies Hurns and Marqise Lee. When Shorts returns, Hurns figures to have to fight with Lee for targets.
Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee figures to be the No. 1 receiving option for Chad Henne in Week 1 versus Philadelphia.
Insight: Cecil Shorts didn't make the trip to Philadelphia. With Shorts gone, rookie receiver Allen Robinson missing almost all of the preseason with a hamstring injury of his own and Ace Sanders suspended, Lee should be a valuable fantasy asset ... at least for the first weekend.
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts did not practice on Thursday or Friday due to tightness in his hamstring and has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Eagles, according to beat writer Mark Long.
Insight: Shorts didn't make the trip to Philadelphia. With Shorts gone, rookie receiver Allen Robinson missing almost all of the preseason with a hamstring injury of his own and Ace Sanders suspended, rookie Marqise Lee could be a valuable fantasy asset.
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts did not practice on Thursday due to tightness in his hamstring according to John Oehser of jaguars.com.
Insight: Shorts missed nearly half a month with a hamstring issue in training camp, so even though head coach Gus Bradley claims the move to sit out Shorts in Thursday's practice was just precautionary, it has grabbed out attention. However, his previous hamstring injury was in his right leg. On Thursday, Shorts' left hamstring was the issue. Shorts cannot be counted on Week 1.
Description: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles finished the preseason strong, completing 4-of-6 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons on Thursday.
Insight: Bortles threw a 57-yard bomb to fellow rookie Marqise Lee. The quarterback finished the preseason 32-of-51 for 521 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. It's looking more and more likely that Bortles will become the starting quarterback at some point this season. If you can be patient and sacrifice a spot on your bench for him, he could provide some late season value.
Description: Wideout Ramses Barden was released by Jacksonville.
Insight: At 6-foot-6, 224 lbs Barden was supposed to develop into a big-time threat, but lacked the speed to get away from NFL defenders. The Jags will go with their two rookie Marqise lee and Allen Robinson
Description: The Jaguars have officially named Chad Henne their starting quarterback.
Insight: It was a foregone conclusion that Henne would start. The question is, how long will he hold off Blake Bortles? The team wants to give Bortles the year to learn as a backup, but he figures to start at some point. He's outplayed Henne this preseason.
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts returned to practice Sunday after missing three weeks with a hamstring injury.
Insight: According to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union, he used the word "rusty" four times in describing his play. He expects to be ready for Week 1 versus Philadelphia. Shorts (66 receptions for 777 yards and 3 TDs in 13 games last season) will be the Jaguars No. 1 receiver if he can stay healthy.
Description: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, had another solid outing against the Bears Thursday night, going 11-for-17 for 160 yards.
Insight: Bortles has been good enough that the team will give him one quarter with the starters next week, according to coach Gus Bradley. The rookie is locked into the backup role, at least at the start of the season. Check back after they start the season against Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and San Diego. He's certain worth drafting in the late rounds.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart ran six times for 19 yards and caught one ball for eight yards in his first preseason work.
Insight: Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy and his 231-pound frame gives him a good chance to hold up to the pounding. He'll be fine between the tackles, but we are concerned about trying him on the outside. That could be where he losses carries to Jordan Todman or Storm Johnson.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart returned to practice Tuesday, according to Mark Long of the Associated Press.
Insight: Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy and his 231-pound frame gives him a good chance to hold up to the pounding. He missed the first preseason game but is hoping to play in the second.
Description: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, had a solid debut against Tampa Bay, completing 7-of-11 passes for 117 yards.
Insight: Bortles is locked into the backup role, at least at the start of the season. Check back after they start the season against Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and San Diego. If they are 0-4 strategies could quickly change.
Description: Quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall selection, has taken no snaps with the starters, according to beat writer Ryan O'Halloran.
Insight: Of the three first-round quarterback selections, he seems to be the least likely to win a starting job in 2014 as it appears the team is willing to let him watch and learn from the sidelines. Check back after they start the season against Philadelphia, Washington, Indianapolis and San Diego. If they are 0-4 strategies could quickly change.
Description: According to jaguars.com, Running back Toby Gerhart will sit out the preseason opener with hip flexor tightness.
Insight: Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy and his 231-pound frame gives him a good chance to hold up to the pounding. Holding him out of the first preseason game is likely a precautionary move.
Description: According to ESPN.com, Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is dealing with hip flexor tightness.
Insight: Gerhart sat out practice Friday, a scrimmage on Saturday and practice Monday. He says he plans to play in Friday's preseason opener. Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy.
Description: Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch has been finding ways to "feed" Marqise Lee, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Cecil Shorts' hamstring strain has given Lee and fellow rookie Allen Robinson a chance to get more work in practice. Lee has been lining up all over the field. "Marqise has that speed factor," coach Gus Bradley said. "He has a chance to break one and is extremely quick. He’s freakish in his skill set in some of the things he does." Shorts is injury-prone and if he goes down for an extended period of time during the season Lee will have a shot to see a ton of targets from Chad Henne.
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts will miss several weeks with a strained hamstring, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.
Insight: Shorts has missed five games the past two seasons and played most of last year with a sports hernia that required surgery in the offseason. Still, with an ADP of 113.5 he's a good value pick because he should dominate targets for Jacksonville.
Description: Russell Hulstine of Newson6.com is reporting that suspended Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon was "arrested for the possession of marijuana following a traffic stop Wednesday night" in Edmond, Okla.
Insight: Blackmon was already on indefinite suspension and this won't help his chances of some day rerurning to the NFL.
Description: Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders faces a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse program. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times-Union
Insight: Sanders will leave the team indefinitely. "I've decided to go seek help, get (the) attention that I need -- hopefully somebody can help me out," Sanders said. "I should be OK; I just want to get better and come back and be ready to play. Sometimes life hits and it's hard." The 5-foot-7, 178-pound Sanders had 51 catches as a rookie, but produced just 484 yards and one touchdown. His spot on the roster was already tenuous after the Jags drafted Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson in the second round this year.
Description: Now that second-round picks Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson are in the mix at wide receiver, Ace Sanders' roster spot with the Jaguars could be in jeopardy. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times Union
Insight: Sanders had a respectable rookie season (51 catches, 484 yards, one touchdown) but at 5-foot-7 and 178 pounds, he doesn't match up well against bigger defensive backs. Justin Blackmon's absence might ultimately be what allows Sanders to keep his job.