2017 Fantasy Football Projections: Jacksonville Jaguars

- Updated: Saturday, July 29th


In addition to viewing our 2017 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2017 fantasy football projections for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Quarterbacks

PlayerComp.Att.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Blake Bortles109.9582392226.914.955.42981.8275.28
Bortles took a step back in his third season -- 6.2 Y/A with a 23-to-16 TD-INT ratio in 2016 (vs. 7.3 Y/A and 35 TDs in 2015). Even so, Bortles still finished as a top-10 fantasy quarterback. In terms of fantasy production, Bortles' success has been fueled by his rushing stats (1,088 rushing yards in three seasons) and passing volume (his 626 pass attempts last year were third behind Drew Brees and Joe Flacco). The transition to a run-based attack led by rookie Leonard Fournette and an elite defense, however, means that Bortles could throw it several times less per game in 2017.

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Running Backs

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Leonard Fournette295.81278.48.719.6144.30194.47
Using a top-four selection on Fournette, a back with a rare combination of size, power and speed, the Jags should make him a workhorse sooner rather than later with the possibility of seeing 20-plus touches per game. Given their strong defense, the Jags are likely to shift to a run-heavy approach after calling a run on only 37.26% of their plays (seventh-fewest) in 2016.
T.J. Yeldon46.3182.70.326.3183.70.440.84
Perhaps Yeldon turns out to be a surprise cut, but the former second-round pick's best chance to see snaps as on third downs. Like Chris Ivory, however, there is little fantasy value for Yeldon barring an injury to Fournette.
Chris Ivory46.3196.61.68.263.5035.61
Giving him a big contract in free agency last offseason, Ivory struggled with health and posted a career-low 3.75 YPC average in his first season with the Jags. Given the draft capital spent on Fournette, Ivory will have little to no fantasy value barring an injury to the rookie.
Tommy Bohanon4.816.603.934.605.12
Corey Grant4.820.703.326.804.75

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Wide Receivers

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Allen Robinson76.51016.67000143.66
As Blake Bortles and the passing offense regressed, Robinson finished with 73 catches for 880 yards and six touchdowns in his age-23 season following an 80/1,400/14 line in 2015. Based on his talent, I expect improvement from A-Rob, but the Jags should become more of a run-first team with Leonard Fournette added to the mix.
Marqise Lee59.2764.33.39.457.20101.95
After two injury-plagued seasons, Lee stayed healthy all season and posted career highs in receptions (63), yards (851) and touchdowns (three). If Allen Hurns (missed five games last year) stays healthy, Lee may have a difficult time duplicating those numbers as the Jags throw it much less in 2017.
Allen Hurns51.9689.64.900098.36
The Jags gave Hurns a $40 million contract after he posted a 64/1,031/10 season in 2015, but things didn't go as well for Hurns (or the entire passing offense) in 2016. Hurns had 40-plus yards in each of his first seven games last season, but then he caught just four passes in the next four games and missed the final five games of the season due to a hamstring injury. Aside from deeper leagues, the only Jags receiver worth drafting is the other Allen.
Dede Westbrook18.2262.31.600035.83
Arrelious Benn6.18800008.8
Rashad Greene6.45400005.4

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Tight Ends

PlayerRec.YardsTDPoints
Mychal Rivera24244.51.634.05
Marcedes Lewis18.5202.41.629.84
Lewis has averaged just 17.7 yards per game over the past three seasons. So, even if he's used more often in 2017, it's difficult to imagine Lewis having a fantasy-relevant season.
Neal Sterling10.296.509.65
Ben Koyack7.971.507.15

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