Jacksonville did not have a good time of it in 2020, ultimately giving them the top pick in the draft. As a result, the coaching staff were cleared out and replaced- headed by Urban Meyer who had a successful career as a college coach.
Trevor Lawrence is going to be a big part of what this team does. If he struggles, then the team could be in line for another top-level pick for 2022.
2021 Fantasy Preview Jacksonville Jaguars- Projected Depth Chart
- James Robinson: Robinson was a waiver wire darling last season. If you managed to pick him up then you were extremely happy, as he operated as the entire offense! During the NFL draft the team added rookie Travis Etienne, which limits the overall role that Robinson will have for fantasy this season.
- Travis Etienne: Etienne was selected in the first round of the NFL draft, and news was immediately that he would be the teams primary pass-catcher out of the backfield. That, combined with the fact he should get a few carries too, gives him a decent outlook in PPR leagues.
- DJ Chark: Chark has been the primary receiver for the team, and should keep that role in 2021. The difference is that the supporting cast is better, which should allow Chark to be more efficient with his opportunites. And let’s face it, Lawrence is likely to be an upgrade over the previous QBs he had throwing him the ball!
Keep an eye on
- Marvin Jones: Jones has moved from Detroit to sign with Jacksonville. Having a veteran in the room will be a benefit, and Jones has shown his ability to have big games in Detroit. Could be a depth piece on your roster, filling in during bye weeks.
- Laviska Shenault: Shenault has had alot of hype building on him over the past few weeks. He is a versatile piece, who is going to have a productive season. The issue will come in knowing which individual weeks they will be.
***Note: All projections and discussions are assuming full PPR formats.***
IDP Analysis With IDPIggy
Shaquill Griffin, Malcom Brown, Rudy Ford
Fantasy Football Starters
Josh Allen (LB), Joe Schobert (LB), Myles Jack (LB), Jarrod Wilson (DB)
Defensive Coordinator Joe Cullen, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, made it clear via free agency and the draft that the defensive line and secondary would be improved. Cullen was on Martindale’s staff in Baltimore, and you can expect to see more coverage 1/coverage 0 from the Jaguars. This can only work with big, strong, and talented corners. Enter DB Shaquill Griffin, DB CJ Henderson, and 2nd Round draft pick DB Tyson Campbell. DB Josh Jones resigned, special teams star DB Rudy Ford was one of the initial off season free agent moves for ‘rookie’ Head Coach Urban Meyer. They also gave Punter Logan Cooke a 4 year extension. He also serves as the teams holder on extra points/field goals for K Josh Lambo. The off season emphasis on special teams communicates they plan on punting often. However, they plan on covering well, which in turn will help their defense by pinning them deep with excellent gunners. A well rounded special teams unit. The strength is their LBs. LB Joe Schobert should be a top 10 LB, per usual. Do not hesitate to make him your first IDP off the board. LB Josh Allen could be a forgotten, slip during your draft. If your league rewards sacks heavily, do not think twice, it’s alright. LB Myles Jack, while not a top tier LB is more than serviceable and deserves a look in your later rounds.
2021 Fantasy Preview Jacksonville Jaguars- Stat Projections
***Note Player Projections are only fantasy relevant players. Team totals may not add up as we left out players that may not have a significant impact on the season. Projections provided by Rich King and is based on 16 games.***
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