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WR Cecil Shorts - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-0, 205Born: 12-21-1987College: Mount UnionDrafted: Round 4

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): For once Shorts isn't being downgraded because of an injury. Blake Bortles and the Jaguars pass protection aren't playing well enough to support even one steady WR play, and if you're going to own a Jacksonville receiver, Shorts isn't the one to target.

Week 8: vs Miami Dolphins

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 at SD 0 0 0 4 2 25 0 0
6 at TEN 0 0 0 16 10 103 0 1
7 vs CLE 0 0 0 9 3 12 0 0
8 vs MIA PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 6 * * *
8 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *
8 vs MIA PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs TEN (16 / 10 / 103 / 0 rec)

Shorts was healthy enough to play in this game, but he wasn't targeted on the Jaguars first drive of the game. Bortles went to him early on the second drive for a key third down conversion as the veteran receiver ran a slant route. Two plays later, the Jaguars threw the ball to Shorts in the flat after play action, but he was met immediately by a defender. Shorts didn't see the ball again until the third quarter, when he caught a quick pass in the flat for a short gain. Later in the third quarter, Shorts caught a low comeback route from Bortles for a first down. Most of Shorts' targets were coming underneath and his next in the fourth quarter followed that trend. He caught a bubble screen against off coverage for six yards. On Third-and-11, Bortles checked down to Shorts over the middle of the field for a short gain. As the Jaguars were driving late in the fourth quarter to try and overcome a two score lead, Shorts caught a quick slant and ran the ball into the red zone. However, he was stripped of the ball from behind and the Titans recovered it. Shorts came back on the next drive with a reception on a curl route for a first down. On his deepest target of the day, Shorts adjusted well to a low pass for a 20+ yard gain.

2014 Week 7 vs CLE (9 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)

Shorts wasn't targeted in the first quarter as the Jaguars passing attack stuttered to start the game. His first reception came on the first play of the second quarter, when he caught a quick out for a first down. It wasn't easy for any of the Jaguars wide receivers in this game as Bortles struggled. His next reception came late in the fourth quarter and went for just two yards underneath.

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Latest News

Jaguars | Cecil Shorts listed as probable (Fri Oct 10, 04:57 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is listed as probable for Week 6.

Our View: Shorts has receovered earlier than expected from his latest hamstring injury, which is a boon to Blake Bortles, but not enough to make Shorts worth picking up. His star has fallen significantly because he can't stay healthy.
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Jaguars | Cecil Shorts returns to full practice (Thu Oct 9, 04:25 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) returned to a full practice Thursday, Oct. 9. It was his first full practice since being injured Sept. 28. “We need to see him stack it up now but he made it through the full practice so that’s a good sign,” head coach Gus Bradley said.

Our View: Shorts could be out on the field in Week 6. Don't start Shorts this week (unless you can roll out six starters at receiver, LOL), but watch him to see how he performs...and if he can keep this hamstring healthy (ish).
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Schedule

8vs Miami Dolphins
9@ Cincinnati Bengals
10vs Dallas Cowboys
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Indianapolis Colts
13vs New York Giants
14vs Houston Texans
15@ Baltimore Ravens
16vs Tennessee Titans
17@ Houston Texans