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2020 Fantasy Football Projections: Jacksonville Jaguars

Updated: September 7, 2020


In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

MORE: Fantasy football projections for all 32 NFL teams

QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Gardner Minshew547.9346.53862.724.938.7756246.40.84266.37
While the Jags are the early favorites to win the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes, there is little competition for Minshew in 2020. As a rookie, Minshew threw for 3,271 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. An underrated aspect of his game is his rushing ability as Minshew averaged 5.1 YPC and gained 344 yards on the ground. Only four quarterbacks -- Lamar Jackson (1,206), Kyler Murray (544), Josh Allen (510) and Deshaun Watson (413) -- rushed for more.
Jake Luton38.123.4264.81.561.074.915.90.0216.4


RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Ryquell Armstead108.1448.62.4315.4129.40.6276.1
Last year's fifth-round pick out of Temple averaged only 3.1 yards per carry in 2019, but he's a big back (5'11", 220 pounds) with good speed (4.45 forty) that averaged more than 10 yards per reception (10.3 Y/R). On the reserve/COVID list for a second time, it opens the door for Devine Ozigbo and rookie James Robinson to have large(r) roles in Week 1.
Chris Thompson57230.91.1447.4386.32.3782.78
With Jacksonville releasing Leonard Fournette, it opens the door for a substantial workload for Armstead (and the team's other backs). Fournette's release may not lead to a significant increase in carries for Thompson, but the third-down back could approach or exceed 50 receptions if he can stay healthy. Reunited with Jay Gruden, Thompson has at least 35 receptions in five consecutive seasons, but he has also missed five or more games in each of the past three years. While durability has been a challenge for Thompson, the third-down back has averaged 3.43 receptions per game (equivalent to 54.93 per 16 games) over that five-year stretch.
Devine Ozigbo98.3388.32.2112.395.30.2563.12
Fournette's release opens up a huge opportunity for the rest of the team's backs as his 341 touches are no longer on the roster. It's not a lock that Armstead handles the majority of early-down work following Fournette's release and Ozigbo is worthwhile pick in the double-digit rounds. An additional concern for both Armstead and Ozigbo is the impact that negative game script could have on the unit's production.
James Robinson45.2189.80.937.659.70.1931.67

MORE: Jacksonville Jaguars 53-man roster projection

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
D.J. Chark73.61004.66.81214.40.04143
Chark broke out in 2019 with 73 catches (on 118 targets) for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns. With a new offensive coordinator (Jay Gruden), can Shark build upon his 2019 breakout in his age-24 season?
Laviska Shenault45533.33.8316.790.20.6789.35
Built more like a running back than a wide receiver, Shenault is dangerous in the open field and has drawn plenty of praise from his quarterback. "Laviska is a freak, man. I knew it when we played him at Colorado," Minshew said. "He’s a lot better route runner, a lot better at catching the ball than I even expected."
Dede Westbrook606303.754.930.40.189.14
With exactly 101 targets and 66 receptions in back-to-back seasons, Westbrook has averaged a consistent-but-mediocre 44.0 YPG (2019) and 44.8 YPG (2018) as well. Westbrook was the WR45 (half-PPR scoring) last year and is a low-upside option with a little more appeal in PPR formats compared to non-PPR leagues.
Chris Conley34.5474.43.0200065.56
Conley either set or tied previous career highs with 47 receptions for 775 yards and five touchdowns. While Conley averaged a career-high 16.5 Y/R, he had a career-low catch rate (52.2%).
Keelan Cole7.4100.60.5200013.18
Collin Johnson2.430.60.240004.5


TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Tyler Eifert44.1496.13.9700073.43
After playing just 14 games in the previous three seasons combined, Eifert played a full 16-game slate in 2019 and finished with 43 catches for 436 yards and three touchdowns. If he is able to put together another healthy season (granted, a big if), Eifert has the potential to flirt with top 12-15 numbers in Jay Gruden's TE-friendly offense.
James O'Shaughnessy16.8165.51.0100022.61
With Josh Oliver out for the season and Eifert's shaky durability history, O'Shaughnessy, who's returning from a torn ACL himself, could have some streamer appeal if Eifert misses any time in 2020. O'Shaughnessy was the TE13 through Week 5 (when he tore his ACL) last season.
Tyler Davis221.10.140002.95

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