Jaguars Fantasy Rankings, Projections, Analysis for Every Player
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Blake Bortles is out. Nick Foles is in. And the Jaguars have a new man calling the plays.
So what should we expect from this Jaguars’ offense?
Our analysts rank all their key players by scoring format, project their season-long stat lines and analyze their overall outlooks heading into the season.
Jaguars Fantasy Rankings, Projections
Nick Foles, QB
- Pass: 347 comp | 540 att | 64.3 comp% | 3,820 yds | 21.9 TDs | 11.9 INTs
- Rush: 29 car | 58 yds | 0.8 TDs
Leonard Fournette, RB
- Rush: 236 car | 908 yds | 8.5 TDs
- Rec: 41 catches | 335 yds | 1.6 TDs
Alfred Blue, RB
- Rush: 89 car | 340 yds | 1.7 TDs
- Rec: 20 catches | 144 yds | 0.6 TDs
Dede Westbrook, WR
- Rec: 67.7 catches | 798 yds | 5.1 TDs
D.J. Chark, WR
- Rec: 41.7 catches | 534 yds | 3.1 TDs
Marqise Lee, WR
- Rec: 33.5 catches | 437 yds | 2.2 TDs
Geoff Swaim, TE
- Rec: 37 catches | 374 yds | 2.1 TDs
Note: Projections as of August 22.
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Jaguars Fantasy Outlooks
Chris Raybon breaks down new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo’s playcalling tendencies to forecast who will benefit most.
- DeFilippo stated that passing to running backs is a key part of his scheme. While the numbers don’t necessarily back that up — his offenses ranked 19th and 15th in receptions by running backs his two prior gigs as an offensive coordinator — we should probably take him at his word because that’s how Leonard Fournette was misused last season. If the Jags gained even a yard on first down, opponents could bank on them running over half the time on second down. Nearly one-third of Fournette’s total carries come in these situations, and he gained only 2.5 yards a pop. Minnesota, meanwhile, passed at the fourth-highest rate in such situations under DeFilippo. Trading some of Fournette’s carries for catches makes sense and seems likely.
- The two offenses DeFilippo has coordinated in the past (2015 Browns, 2018 Vikings) each finished 27th in rush attempts and top-11 in pass attempts. We tend to still think of this team as the Hide Bortles Jags, but after Fournette repeatedly got stonewalled last season while facing third-highest rate of stacked boxes (36.1%, per Player Profiler), the DeFilippo hire hints that Marrone & Co. are ready to embrace a more pass-happy approach. Over his last seven starts Nick Foles has completed five or more passes to an average of 1.9 wide receivers per game, with at least one in every game. Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark, and Chris Conley are being overlooked.
- Another sneaky source of value on this team could be tight end Geoff Swaim. Kyle Rudolph was looked at as a dud last season under DeFilippo but posted the second-highest per-game reception and yardage totals of his career. And in his only other year as an offensive coordinator, DeFilippo elevated Gary Barnidge from the depths of obscurity to fantasy legend. In between those two stints, DeFilippo worked in the Eagles system that led the NFL in catches by tight ends in both 2016 (129) and 2017 (110).