WR Dede Westbrook - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-0, 178||Born: 11-21-1993||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2017|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): Westbrook was the Jaguars best player on either side of the ball and showed some great skill in the loss to the Titans. Cody Kessler is throwing reasonably well for a backup and the Washington defense is running on fumes. He could have some value as a WR3/Flex.
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Dede Westbrook's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 14 vs TEN (10 / 7 / 88 / 1 rec)
Westbrook was the star for the Jaguars in Week 14 if you can say there was one. He absorbed a huge hit to make a catch to get the team into the red zone, laid out to make other catches, and executed a perfect and high difficulty toe tap to account for the Jaguars only touchdown. He'll at least cause us to pause in deeper leagues when setting lineups going forward.
2018 Week 13 vs IND (5 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Westbrook was mostly a non-factor in this game. He was not targeted until halfway through the second quarter and didn't record a reception until the third. He also had what qualified as a 'carry' but was really a lateral/backwards pass that lost a yard and also holding was called on the play. Like Moncrief, he also had a big third down conversion that helped to lead to one of Jacksonville's two field goals. He ran a Stick route and converted it to an Out once he saw Kessler pressured and scrambling.
2018 Week 12 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 44 / 1 rec, 1 / 43 / 0 rush)
Westbrook is the only wide receiver who did anything of note. He had the longest play of the game for the Jaguars - 43 yards on an end-around carry. He did also catch a short TD during the Jaguars 1st and goal from the 1 yard line drive, but a holding penalty nullified it and backed the Jaguars up, eventually leading to their missed field goal.
2018 Week 11 vs PIT (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Westbrook has four targets on Bortles' 18 targets, but only two of those targets were able to be converted into catches for what has been a string of frustrating games where the Jaguars fail to get Westbrook the ball. Westbrook 's longest catch went for 14 yards, with most of the yards coming after the catch. Westbrook shows an impeccable ability to make defenders miss with the ball in his hands, but Bortles simply could not get the ball to him consistently enough.Westbrook 's best fantasy value may be on special teams at this point. He has returned punts for the team for the last five games, and has came close to breaking a huge return for a score almost every game. He displays his full skill set on these plays, and he is due to take one for a score one game this season.
2018 Week 10 vs IND (10 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec, 2 / 13 / 0 rush)
Westbrook had a minimal impact on this game, even with all the short passing the Jaguars did over the second half. He did have 5 receptions, but none of them broke for much yardage.
2018 Week 8 vs PHI (6 / 2 / 31 / 1 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Bortles' inaccuracy on screens and inability to really throw any routes besides the Shallow Cross is really hampering Westbrook's output this season. They did run a successful end around for him early in the game ˝ a good way to get him the ball in space since they can't accomplish it in the passing game.
2018 Week 7 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)
Westbrook did not record a target or a reception until 10:00 remaining in the third quarter. Once Kessler came in and the team started running more quick pass game concepts, he started to get more targets.
2018 Week 6 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)
Westbrook's first target did not come until 8 minutes left in the second quarter. Bortles broke the pocket and flipped the ball to Westbrook underneath at the last second. Westbrook did not anticipate Bortles tossing the ball to him and dropped it out of surprise. He was on the receiving end of the Jaguars lone scoring play of the day - a Deep Over where he got behind Sean Lee. It was the only notable play for him. Bortles was intercepted trying to throw the Deep Over to him again, but Westbrook was double covered and Dallas easily got the turnover.
2018 Week 5 vs KC (5 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)
Westbrook was completely uninvolved through the first half. Bortles seemingly made an effort to come out of halftime to get him the ball. His first target of the game came on the first drive of the 3rd quarter. He broke open on a shallow cross and took it for 30 yards. He also had a very nice diving catch on a Deep Over for 23 yards on the following drive. Besides that, Bortles did not look his way very often.
2018 Week 4 vs NYJ (13 / 9 / 130 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
Westbrook had his best game so far as a pro. He was fantastic in terms of picking up yards after the catch. He got heavy usage underneath on Shallow Crosses but took almost every reception for positive YAC. His biggest play came on a Deep Cross where he also broke multiple tackles after the catch to pick up additional yardage. In the third quarter, he had another big reception downfield on a Corner route that was called back on an Illegal Shift penalty. Like Yeldon, he also had an awful fumble late in the 4th quarter with the Jaguars up and trying to run the clock out. Had the defense not come through, it could have been a much closer game.
2018 Week 3 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Westbrook continues to see most of his production coming on Shallow Crosses and screens. He is improving in the YAC department, but still isnÝt a threat that defenses divert a lot of attention to or fear. He did have one very nice 3rd and long conversion on Pop pass vs the blitz.
2018 Week 2 vs NE (5 / 4 / 83 / 1 rec, 1 / -6 / 0 rush)
The game started disappointingly for Westbrook, as he opened the game with a fumble on his first catch that was recovered by his teammate. Most of his action in this game came on short crossers, and it looked like it was going to be a quiet game for him overall before he sealed the game with a 61 yard catch-and-run on a simple Drag route in the 4th quarter. His man got caught in the trash going over the middle of the field, and Westbrook was able to hit the jets in the open field. He made two defenders miss with the ball in his hands before running away from the defense and scoring.
2018 Week 1 vs NYG (6 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
Westbrook's first target came of a Deep Over on the first drive. Bortles' ball placement was excellent, but Westbrook was not able to make the catch. It appears that the safety's hit dislodged the ball, but the ball was already coming out before contact as Westbrook tried to awkwardly trap the ball against his chest. Bortles went right back to him for a 3rd and 4 conversion on a quick Out on the next play. He was targeted again on the same Deep Over concept he dropped on the first drive and he secured it for a 20 yard gain. He came notably wide open on a dig route in the 3rd quarter that Bortles checked down prematurely for an incompletion. He made a crucial 3rd and 3 conversion on a quick out with 5:30 remaining in the 4th quarter that allowed the drive to extend and some additional time to run off.
Latest NewsJaguars | Solid line for Dede Westbrook (Thu Dec 6, 11:43 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook caught seven of his 10 targets for 88 yards and touchdown in a 30-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 14. Our View: Westbrook's touchdown toe tap was a highly skilled play and he also took a huge hit to get his team into the red zone. His arrow is pointing up long term if the Jaguars can get a legitimate quarterback.
link to story Jaguars | Dede Westbrook catches three passes (Sun Dec 2, 05:58 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook caught three passes for 25 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13. link to story
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