May 31, 2016

Jacksonville Jaguars

AFC South

2016 Schedule

  • Week 1

    GB @ JAC


    1:00 pm

  • Week 2

    JAC @ SD


    4:30 pm

  • Week 3

    BAL @ JAC


    1:00 pm

  • Week 4


  • Week 5


  • Week 6

    JAC @ CHI


    1:00 pm

  • Week 7

    OAK @ JAC


    1:00 pm

  • Week 7

    JAC @ TEN


    8:30 pm

  • Week 9

    JAC @ KC


    1:00 pm

  • Week 10

    HOU @ JAC


    1:00 pm

  • Week 11

    JAC @ DET


    1:00 pm

  • Week 12

    JAC @ BUF


    1:00 pm

  • Week 13

    DEN @ JAC


    1:00 pm

  • Week 14

    LAR @ JAC


    1:00 pm

  • Week 15

    JAC @ HOU


    1:00 pm

  • Week 16

    TEN @ JAC


    1:00 pm

  • Week 17

    JAC @ IND


    1:00 pm

PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart

The PYRO Fantasy Football Depth Chart is a rundown of where Team PYRO projects the fantasy production for each team at each position. It is NOT an attempt to inform you of the current starters for each team. For example, we are well aware that Brandon Manumaleuna is currently the starting TE for the Chicago Bears, but if you look at the Bears Team Page, we have Greg Olsen listed at TE. Why? We’re projecting that Greg Olsen will be the most Fantasy Football relevant TE for the Bears this season. Since Olsen will be the Bears leading FF point scorer at TE, it’s his name at the top of the TE column on our PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart.

1996 Jacksonville Jaguars

Entering the 1996 season the Jaguars were only one year removed from being a expansion team, and ending their first season with only four wins. The 1997 season didn't start out much better. After nine weeks into the season, they had only three wins, and after splitting the next two weeks, it looked like they were going to head back home at the conclusion of the regular season. But, something strange occurred.

Jacksonville went on a five game winning streak, and in their last game of the season, needing a victory to get into the playoffs, Morten Andersen of the Falcons missed the game winning field goal to put Jacksonville in the postseason. Jacksonville Jaguars entered the playoffs as a wild card team. In the opening round they faced the fourth seeded Buffalo Bills, in Buffalo. Even though this was a close game, the Jaguars came on top with a 30-27 victory. This set up a match-up with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos were the number one seed, losing just three games on the season. Very few gave the Jaguars an even small chance of victory over the best team in football, who were favored by 14 points.

As predicted, the Broncos were dominating in the first quarter. They scored two touchdowns while disallowing the Jags from getting a first down. Vaughn Hebron scored the first touchdown on a one yard gain. On the Denver's second possession they scored again. This time John Elway connected with Shannon Sharpe for a 18-yard touchdown pass. This gave the Broncos a 12 point lead, due to one missed extra point that was blocked, and a failed two point conversion.

The second quarter, held redemption value for the Jaguars. They went on to score 13 points to take a one point lead (13-12). Mike Hollis connected on two field goals, and Natrone Means had a 8 yard run for a touchdown.

The third quarter saw more defense from Jacksonville. Denver only had 37 total yards on 14 plays. The Jaguars added a touchdown, when Mark Brunell hit Keenan McCardell for a 31 touchdown pass, taking a 20-12 lead into the fourth quarter.

The fourth quarter, Hollis put up another field goal, a 22 yarder, to increase their lead 23-12, with 11 minutes remaining in the game. The Broncos fought back with a touchdown of their own, as Terrelle Davis scored on a 2-yard touchdown. Denver went again for the two-point conversion and this time they were successful, shrinking the lead to 23-20. The Jaguars on their next possession drove down the field, and with just 3:39 remaining Brunell hit Jimmy Smith with a 16-yard touchdown pass, making the score 30-20. Elway led Denver down the field again, this time hitting Ed McCaffrey for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 1:50 left. Due to no timeouts remaining, and the Broncos unable to recover the onside kick, Jacksonville went on to upset the Denver Broncos 30-27.

This was probably the best performance of Marc Brunell's career. He threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. He also rushed for 44 yards. Natrone Means was also a key componet. He rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown, while catching 7 passes for 24 yards. This was a crushing blow for the Broncos as they were good enough, and believed they were Super Bowl bound. "I'm just going to go home, sit on my couch and probably cry," Denver tight end Shannon Sharpe said afterward.

Even though the Jaguars lost the following week to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship, the victory over the Broncos will be something that the fans and team will always feel as a great accomplishment.


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Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns

Pyro's take: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (sports hernia) was medically cleared for football activities and participated in individual drills with the team.

Allen Hurns was one of the great surprise darlings of the NFL last season despite being hampered with numerous injuries, including a sports hernia. He played through the ailments and put together a fantastic season on Jacksonville's high-octane offense that came out of nowhere. Hurns should be looked at as a great play in 2016 as he should see one-on-one coverage most of the time with full attention going the way of AR15 on the other side.

05/16/16, 12:26 PM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.twitter.com

Allen Hurns will have surgery to repair a sports hernia Tuesday.


Pyro's take: Mike via Twitter "Jaguars WR Allen Hurns tweets that he's having surgery today. He needs it to repair a sports hernia."

He should be ready to go for offseason work. The Jags offense is getting better and Hurns can turn up his 64-1031-10 stats.

01/19/16, 04:37 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: es.pn

Blake Bortles has a broken left thumb.


Pyro's take: John Oehser via Twitter "QB Blake Bortles has a non-displad fracture on his left thumb (non-throwing hand). #Jaguars"

Blake Bortles should be fine when the offseason starts.

01/05/16, 10:35 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Jacksonville to re-sign TE Marcedes Lewis.


Pyro's take: At this time last year, we figured Lewis would be gone, the same for when he took a $4 million pay cut before this year. But the thin tight end free agent class and Lewis’ acceptance of his role (15-181-0) likely result in his return. … Harbor re-signed with the Jaguars after 2013 and wants to return. … Jacobs and Ben Koyack, if he’s signed to a futures contract, could compete for the fourth tight end spot. … When Olson was hired, the Jaguars envisioned the offense being a predominant “12 personnel” ( 1 RB-2 WR-2 TE) team. But the emergence of the receivers could see Olson drawing up more plays in “11 personnel” (1 RB-3 WR-1 TE).--Ryan O'Halloran

01/03/16, 02:15 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: jacksonville.com

T.J. Yeldon (knee) won’t need offseason surgery.


Pyro's take: Good news for T.J. Yeldon and for fantasy owners. Yeldon should be ready to go when OTA's come around.

01/03/16, 02:11 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: football.fantasysports.yahoo.com

Jaguars have confirmed coach Gus Bradley will return for a fourth season in 2016.


Pyro's take: “I spoke to Gus Bradley [Tuesday] to confirm to him that he will continue as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016. It’s evident to see how far we’ve come in many aspects of our game, and Gus deserves a lot of credit for that progress. It’s also evident the considerable work that remains to be done to be where we expect to be at this time next season, which is well above where we stand today. And Gus understands that.

“Dave Caldwell and I also spoke today and we are both confident that Gus will make 2016 the best year of his career. In the meantime, I expect his coaching staff and team to respond favorably to this news in preparation for Houston on Sunday and then begin thinking about what more they can provide next season. We have high ambitions.”

12/29/15, 08:37 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: jacksonville.com

Blake Bortles looking to capture all Jacksonville Jaguars records


Pyro's take: Quarterback Blake Bortles already owns the franchise record for touchdown passes in a single season, with 35, but he might not end his record-breaking season there. He needs just 179 passing yards to break Mark Brunell's single-season record of 4,367. -- Mike DiRocco

12/29/15, 12:26 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Gus Bradley said he does not plan to sit healthy players Week 17 against the Texans.


Pyro's take: “My mindset is that if the guys are healthy and they can go, we talk about always compete, so let’s compete,” Bradley said. “That doesn’t mean that there might not be some personnel changes or guys that we look at, just like what we did with [cornerback] Nick Marshall. If there’s a chance that we think that can help us, if we need to take a look at it, we’ll do it.”

There are four players that it would make sense to sit down in the finale or at least reduce their snaps: receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, tight end Julius Thomas and cornerback Davon House.

12/29/15, 12:08 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: jacksonville.com

Gus Bradley declined to update T.J. Yeldon's (sprained knee) status at Monday's presser.


Pyro's take: John Oehser via Twitter "No update on RB T.J. Yeldon's sprained left knee. Team will update Wednesday. #Jaguars"

This doesnt look good for T.J. Yeldon, especially if the coach isnt willing to discuss the injury. Have to see on Weds what the verdict is.

Denard Robinson will start if Yeldon cannot go on Sunday,

12/14/15, 07:00 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Yeldon Faces a Defense Practically on Crutches


Pyro's take: Yeldon will see the Indy D in Week 14. In his last matchup against them in week 4, he put up 105 rushing yards. This week, the Colts will be without 2 cornerbacks and 3 of their linebackers. That list of 5 missing players includes 3 starters. Plus, they have 2 other defenisve polayers that are currently Questionable. Out of 4 starting linebackers, today they will only suit up 1. I like Yeldon's chances of fantasy sucess against a limping, lumbering Colts D.

12/13/15, 09:20 AM CST by M O

Allen Hurns (thigh) was downgraded to "limited" in Thursday's practice.


Pyro's take: Even though he has been banged up this season, he has played in almost every game, missing just one. More than likely Jacksonville is just managing his reps.

12/10/15, 09:16 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.rotoworld.com

Allen Hurns should return for Sunday's game against Colts


Pyro's take: Jaguars wideout Allen Hurns can return to the lineup Sunday against the Colts after he cleared the league's concussion protocol. He suffered a brutal hit in the fourth quarter of their game against the Chargers and was held out last weekend against the Titans.

12/07/15, 05:38 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.nfl.com

Hurns has been Ruled Out for Week 13


Pyro's take: Hurns has been battling injury the past few weeks, and he has officially been ruled out for Week 13. Marqise Lee could be a sneaky play, he will be WR 2. Even Walters is Questionable. Lee will have a great opportunity and is the minimum price on Draft Kings, just $3,000.

12/05/15, 12:03 AM CST by M O

Greg Olson conceded it's unlikely Allen Hurns (concussion) will play Week 13 against the Titans.


Pyro's take: Mark Long via Twitter "Greg Olson conceded it's unlikely Allen Hurns (concussion) will play Week 13 against the Titans."

Hurns didn't practice Wednesday and is in the early stages of the league's protocol.

12/02/15, 09:32 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Jaguars want Thomas to be more of a factor in the passing game


Pyro's take: The Jaguars made an effort to get tight end Julius Thomas involved in the offense early in last week's game against Tennessee, in hopes it would help him and quarterback Blake Bortles improve their chemistry. It's something that's expected to continue this week. One coach told me the worry is Bortles will lock onto Thomas too often -- resulting in him missing other opportunities or throwing into coverage -- but the Jaguars are trying to minimize that risk. Bortles obviously feels more comfortable throwing to receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns because they've been on the field all season, but the Jaguars need him to get to that point with Thomas pretty quickly so that Thomas can be more of a factor in the red zone. -- Mike DiRocco

11/28/15, 05:15 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Look for a good game out of Chris Ivory


Pyro's take: RB Chris Ivory is a strong play against the Texans. He's well-rested after a mini-bye week, and he runs better when his body is fresh. The Texans' defense is 28th in yards after contact per rush (1.85), and that is Ivory's specialty. The Jets believe they busted out of their rushing slump last week and they intend to run it in Houston. Be wary of WR Brandon Marshall as a fantasy play. The Texans did a nice job last week on the Bengals' No. 1 receiver, A.J. Green. -- Rich Cimini

11/22/15, 03:32 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Blake Bortles completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards, one touchdown and one interception


Pyro's take: Back-to-back games for Blake Bortles that he wished he could take back, He snapped a five game streak of multiple touchdown performances. Bortles will try to turn his game around next week as he faces the Colts secondary.

11/19/15, 11:53 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Allen Robinson caught 5-of-7 targets for 113 yards


Pyro's take: Robinson really didnt get going until mid way in the second quarter, and he made the most out of his targets, His 113-yards were one of his better receiving days this season. He should be considered a number one receiver next week as the Jaguars take on the Colts.

11/19/15, 11:47 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Allen Hurns caught 3-of-4 targets for just 19 yards


Pyro's take: Allen Hurns did not get in the end zone for the first time since week two, and posted his lowest yardage total this season. Allen Hurns will take on the Colts secondary next week giving Hurns time to rest up his bumps and bruises.

11/19/15, 11:45 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

T.J. Yeldon rushed 14 times for 54 yards adding three catches for 28 additional yards.


Pyro's take: He was playing with an injury to his foot and also had to battle a short week. He is an explosive back and is quick on the move. He should be considered at the very least a number two running back when facing the Indianapolis Colts next week.

11/19/15, 11:42 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com


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