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Denard Robinson played 46-of-74 snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Storm Johnson was on the field for 10 snaps in a change-of-pace role. Jordan Todman remained Jacksonville's third-down back, getting 19 snaps. Robinson is expected to keep the starting job going forward, with Toby Gerhart likely to be a complementary option with Johnson when he returns. Robinson is one of the top waiver-adds for Week 8. He's a recommended pickup in Yahoo leagues, where he has WR eligibility.
Oct 21 - 11:19 AM

Marcedes Lewis (ankle) is expected to resume practicing Oct. 28.

Lewis is on short-term IR and eligible to return Week 12. It appears he's on that path. Athletic Clay Harbor will hold solid TE2 value until then.
Oct 21 - 9:28 AM

Jaguars placed MLB Paul Posluszny on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle, ending his season.

Fringe player J.T. Thomas will get the first shot at replacing Posluszny, who has been the Jaguars' leading tackler each of the past four seasons. Jeremiah George is next up behind Thomas. Posluszny is far from a star, but has been a reliable presence for a defense without much talent or valuable experience. Now on the wrong side of 30, Posluszny is signed through 2016, but it's quite possible his $7.45 million 2015 salary gets him cut in the offseason.
Oct 20 - 1:07 PM

Jaguars DE Andre Branch tore his groin muscle against the Browns in Week 7 and is out six weeks.

Branch was a rotational end for Gus Bradley, netting two sacks in Week 1 but none since. An ascending Jags defense also lost MLB Paul Posluszny for the season to a torn pectoral sustained Sunday.
Oct 20 - 1:03 PM

When asked if Denard Robinson will keep the feature back job, coach Gus Bradley said, "Yeah, I think so."

Coaches are loathe to make depth chart declarations, especially right after games. But Bradley had to at least suggest he'd give it up for Shoelace after a 22-127-1 outing as the starter. When Toby Gerhart returns from his foot injury, he'll slide into a complementary role along with Storm Johnson. Gerhart has been a drop candidate in 10- and 12-team leagues for a few weeks now.
Oct 20 - 8:31 AM

Storm Johnson rushed six times for 16 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

He did not play in the passing game for the second straight week. Demoted in favor of Denard Robinson, Johnson was severely outplayed by Jacksonville's new starter. Fantasy owners who made the mistake of starting Johnson should thank their lucky stars he scored on a garbage-time goal-line carry in the fourth quarter. Johnson is worth dropping in most 12-team leagues.
Oct 19 - 5:24 PM

Blake Bortles completed 17-of-31 passes for 159 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

He added five carries for 37 yards, gaining much of it on read-option plays. The third overall pick in May's draft has been incredibly turnover prone -- still making an assortment of bad decisions -- but continues to play with aggressiveness, and the Jags are slowly but surely opening up their offense at the intermediate and deep levels. Bortles will remain a boom-or-bust two-quarterback-league option when the Jags face the tough Dolphins defense in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 5:21 PM

Allen Hurns secured 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

Now splitting time with Marqise Lee in sub-packages behind Allen Robinson and Cecil Shorts, Hurns is safe to drop in 14- and 16-team fantasy leagues.
Oct 19 - 5:16 PM

Cecil Shorts managed three catches for 12 yards in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

Shorts spent much of this game in Joe Haden's coverage, managing to secure just three of his nine targets. He did lead Jacksonville in targets, but was inefficient and didn't benefit from an up-and-down performance out of rookie QB Blake Bortles. Shorts has been a short-pass receiver in the Jags' 2014 offense, failing to make plays downfield. He'll be a borderline WR3 when Jacksonville takes on the underrated Miami defense in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 5:13 PM

Marqise Lee caught a 20-yard pass and gained five yards on two rushing attempts in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over Cleveland.

Lee picked up five yards on an early-game jet sweep, but was stuffed on his other rushing attempt. He split time as a sub-package receiver with Allen Hurns, who finished with one catch for seven yards. Lee remains a Dynasty hold, but he isn't worth owning in 14-team re-draft leagues. He'd need a Cecil Shorts or Allen Robinson injury to be a true 2014 fantasy factor.
Oct 19 - 5:10 PM

Jordan Todman caught one pass for 26 yards in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

Todman did not get a rushing attempt. His reception came on a well-designed screen. Even with Storm Johnson's role scaled back and Toby Gerhart (foot) on the shelf, Todman has not been a frequently utilized player in the Jaguars' offense beyond pass-protection situations. If the Jags eventually call up practice squadder Henry Josey, Todman could be the odd man out.
Oct 19 - 5:07 PM

Clay Harbor secured 6-of-6 targets for 34 yards in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

Whereas Harbor caught a downfield dime for a 59-yard touchdown from Blake Bortles last week, he was back to running routes around the line of scrimmage in this one. Harbor has settled in as a shaky week-to-week TE1 streamer. He will be more of a TE2 when Jacksonville takes on the Dolphins in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 4:32 PM

Allen Robinson secured 4-of-7 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

The Jaguars gave Robinson opportunities to make plays downfield this week. He couldn't win a few contested vertical catches, but did break a tackle and go to the house on his 31-yard second-quarter score. Robinson is the most talented wideout in the Jaguars' corps. He's earned weekly WR3 consideration, especially in PPR leagues. Jacksonville will take on Miami's defense next.
Oct 19 - 4:28 PM

Denard "Shoelace" Robinson gave the Jaguars a running game in Sunday's Week 7 victory, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Jacksonville's win over Cleveland.

Looking like a legitimate running back, the converted Michigan quarterback mixed chain-moving gains with explosive runs on the perimeter. He handled the 22 touches compared to Storm Johnson's six, and Jordan Todman's one. "Shoelace" should remain Jacksonville's lead back until further notice, even when Toby Gerhart (foot) returns. The Jaguars will face the Dolphins' stout run defense next. Robinson is worth owning in all leagues, but is likely to struggle on the ground against Miami.
Oct 19 - 4:24 PM

Denard "Shoelace" Robinson is the Jaguars' starting tailback in Week 7 against the Browns.

They're giving Robinson the nod over rookie Storm Johnson, who struggled last week against the Titans. Robinson has more versatility, but hasn't been effective as a rusher this season. (No Jaguars RBs have been.) Jacksonville's Week 7 inactives are RB Toby Gerhart, WR Mike Brown, DB Jeremy Harris, OLs Josh Wells and Tyler Shatley, LB Jeremiah George, and WR Tavarres King.
Oct 19 - 11:35 AM

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