Team Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars
Onto the last division on our 32-Team Preview with the worst team from 2020, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jacksonville scored the 3rd fewest points in 2020 while throwing for the 21st most passing yards. They were 29th in rushing yards on their way to an 1-15 record. Vegas has them winning 6.5 games.
Trevor Lawrence: We haven't seen a young QB talked about being the first overall pick for as long as Trevor has been since Andrew Luck. In some ways, he reminds me of Luck. He's a great passer with a good arm and good mobility. He's no Justin Fields with his legs, but he'll likely get between 250 and 300 rushing yards during a season to add to what should be a very accurate passer with good decision-making ability. He also has some pretty decent, albeit young weapons at his disposal. Vegas is not a fan of the Jags winning many games, so it's hard to project Trevor really taking off year one, but I do like him as a high-upside QB2 in 2021.
Travis Etienne: Urban Meyer crushed the dreams of James Robinson dynasty owners when he selected the Clemson back in the first round. His role with the Jaguars has been talked about as the "Percy Harvin" role. Essentially being used as a hybrid running back / wide receiver. In some ways similar to what we see with Deebo Samuel in San Francisco. We haven't really seen this take off for difference-makers in fantasy football and I'm still pessimistic of his ceiling with James Robinson there. I believe his ceiling year one is a mid-range RB2, but more than likely he will be an RB3 with this projected to be a mediocre offense.
James Robinson: As mentioned above, those of you who traded your JRob stocks ahead of the NFL draft, nicely done, because things do not look good for the UDFA. It was amazing what he was able to do during his rookie year on a bad offense, but that looks to be a one-year-wonder scenario. The RB7 from last season was actually a very productive receiver catching 49 passes. With ETN there, say goodbye to those numbers and while you're at it, take away a few hundred rushing yards and a couple more touchdowns. This former Top 7 back will likely be no better than an RB3 in 2021.
DJ Chark: I'm interested to see how Chark can do with a competent QB who can throw the ball downfield because we know he is a great deep threat. I think we see a bounce-back season from the 4th-year WR and like him as a back-end WR2.
Laviska Shenault: Speaking of the "Percy Harvin" role, that seems like the perfect way to describe Shenault. He's a big/strong WR who can do a lot with the ball close to the line of scrimmage. Unfortunately, I see ETN stealing a lot of that work which will limit Laviska's opportunity and limit his ceiling to a WR3 for 2021.