Another day of two-a-days here at the Brain. Adam Filadelfo continues to bang away at the NFL... Today, the Jags and Chefs. (Great googly moogly.)
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There hasn't been much success in Jacksonville in both the NFL and
fantasy football. Not too many Jaguars have been drafted, but last year
there were still a few bright spots here and there from Jacksonville. This year could be the
same cast of characters, including a little more from a very familiar face.
Blaine Gabbert - Unless you're playing in a two quarterback league and
you wait way too long on your second quarterback, Gabbert should not be
on any fantasy football roster. Things will not get better this season
for him or the Jaguars as a whole so there really isn't any fantasy
value here. If Gabbert is on your roster, you've probably already lost
for the season.
Maurice Jones-Drew - It's hard to get a read on Mojo coming off the Lisfranc injury that
sidelined him since week 7 of last season. He's a year older, coming
off a major foot injury and returning to a abysmal situation in
Jacksonville. He's basically been the only offense on the Jaguars for
some time now. He's currently going in the second round of most drafts
and that may be a value if he can return to his days when he was winning
the rushing title.(And when we say "the days" we mean 2011. You know, in olden times.) If you can get him at a good value in your draft do
so but buyer beware. He could be a complete disaster just like the rest
of the team.
Cecil Shorts - The good news is Shorts came out of nowhere last season to
become a fantasy darling. The bad news is he did so with Chad Henne as
the quarterback. I like Shorts again this year and wouldn't be surprised
if the production is there despite the poor play at quarterback. He
should be drafted as a receiver three with two potential. With the
suspension of Justin Blackmon for the first quarter of the season,
Shorts will probably be the beneficiary of most of his targets. There is
upside to Shorts but Gabbert could hold him back a bit.
Marcedes Lewis - Two years ago, Lewis was a Pro Bowl tight end. Last
year he was a major disappointment. This year he could be a
disappointment again. He's best suited as a waiver wire pickup to fill a
bye week but other than that, he probably won't do much for your march
to a fantasy football championship.
Chad Henne - To be honest with you, Henne should be the starting
quarterback for the Jaguars. While he holds no value whatsoever for fantasy at this
point, should Gabbert suffer an injury or just lose his job Henne would
be a decent option at quarterback for those that are desperate. Just don't
expect him to help you for more than a couple of weeks if he becomes the
D/ST - It may sound ridiculous, but the Jacksonville defense was a solid
fantasy unit last year. While I wouldn't go and draft them, there is
potential here. Maybe if your league starts two defenses or bye weeks
come up you may roster them but other than that, I wouldn't put too much
stock in this squad. I would however keep an eye on them just in case
you need a defense in a hurry. Make sure you play the matchup with them
though. They won't be effective every week.