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WR Allen Hurns - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-1, 198Born: 11-12-1991College: Miami (Fla.)Drafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 18): Hurns is following in the footsteps of Allen Robinson as garbage time receiving specialist for the Jaguars. Their defense didn't keep this one close, so Hurns was able to score late. Next week vs. the Ravens isn't necessarily going to be a garbage time game, but Hurns has proven that he can have value when the game script is right.

General News (Fri Sep 22): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

General News (Thu Sep 21): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 20): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 3: vs Baltimore Ravens

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FBG says: Bad matchup. The Jaguars passing game has been downright atrocious thus far. That's no big surprise when we recall Blake Bortles' 2016 flameout and nightmarish offseason, which saw him briefly benched for Chad Henne, one of the league's worst backups. But the team has now lost all trust in his abilities, so his inefficiency and turnover-prone play is now seen only in short bursts as offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett aims to keep the ball out of his hands. Bortles has attempted just 55 passes through 2 games, a low number that's actually inflated by Week 2 garbage time. He's created an average of just 6.32 yards on those throws - 5.28 over the first 2 quarters - while throwing 2 interceptions along the way. A switch to Henne seems right around the corner, considering Bortles' ineffectiveness and $19 million injury guarantee. Neither passer inspires any confidence, especially with Allen Robinson sidelined. Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee are solid complements, but neither threatens a defense enough to open things up underneath for Bortles and the run game. This passing game remains a quarterback away from anything truly dynamic. The Ravens pass defense has drawn mixed reviews thus far, but their numbers have been great, albeit against two dysfunctional passing games. They've smothered both Andy Dalton (52% completion rate, 4 interceptions, 6 sacks) and DeShone Kizer (48%, 3 and 3) with dominant pass rushes, forcing thoroughly ineffective play, so they obviously deserve the benefit of the doubt. Baltimore is pushing the pocket fantastically, allowing Terrell Suggs and the underrated line to live in opposing backfields. Again, we have to note the competition, and the occasional lapses in coverage by the inconsistent secondary. Kizer in particular managed to create big, if isolated, plays down the field, hitting on 6 completions of 20 yards or more. But it's a fair assumption the pass rush will force errant throws, and without an obvious Jacksonville playmaker to alter their assignments, they'll keep Blake Bortles' impact low or negative.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at HOU 51 0 0 0 4 3 42 0 0 4.2
2 vs TEN 59 0 0 0 7 6 82 1 0 14.2
3 vs BAL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
3 vs BAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5 * * * *
3 vs BAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs TEN (7 / 6 / 82 / 1 rec)

Allen Hurns was the beneficiary of some garbage time production but other than that he was invisible. He struggled to get open, though his QB and Offensive Coordinator did him zero favors. Hurns still has some talent but he is simply not able to develop any more with Blake Bortles as his quarterback.

2017 Week 1 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)

Hurns had one bad drop but other than that he was the Jaguars best wideout. He was consistently open and helped move the chains on several key third downs. His best play was a dig route where he beat tight coverage and converted a 3rd-and-eight by catching a pass in a contested situation. Him and Bortles have a strong rapport so expect for his workload to increase with Robinson sidelined.

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Latest News

Jaguars | Week 3 injury report for Jaguars (Fri Sep 22, 03:47 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jaelen Strong (hamstring) and LB Lerentee McCray (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and have been ruled out for Week 3. QB Chad Henne (illness) did not practice and is listed as questionable. OT Cam Robinson (shoulder) and CB Jalen Ramsey (ankle) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. QB Blake Bortles (wrist), FS Tashaun Gipson (ankle), WR Allen Hurns (shoulder), DT Malik Jackson (groin) and C Brandon Linder (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Jaguars | Allen Hurns should be in uniform (Fri Sep 22, 03:44 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

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Jaguars | Allen Hurns takes part in practice (Thu Sep 21, 05:57 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

Our View: Hurns is terribly inconsistent and the passing offense is not very effective. While Hurns has some upside as the likely top target in the passing game, it's not enough to use him as more than a hail mary type flex play.
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Jaguars | Full practice for Allen Hurns (Wed Sep 20, 03:48 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Our View: The Jaguars don't want to go to the air if they don't have to. That makes Hurns a WR4/flex play for fantasy owners in Week 3 against the Ravens.
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Jaguars | Allen Hurns finds the end zone (Sun Sep 17, 08:29 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns posted six receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against Tennessee on seven targets.

Our View: Hurns came through in garbage time a la Allen Robinson in 2015. He's still a very risky play against the Ravens next week.
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Schedule

3vs Baltimore Ravens
4@ New York Jets
5@ Pittsburgh Steelers
6vs Los Angeles Rams
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs Cincinnati Bengals
10vs Los Angeles Chargers
11@ Cleveland Browns
12@ Arizona Cardinals
13vs Indianapolis Colts
14vs Seattle Seahawks
15vs Houston Texans
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17@ Tennessee Titans