WR Dede Westbrook - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-0, 178Born: 11-21-1993College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 4, pick 2017

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Nov 15): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

General News (Thu Nov 14): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 13): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 11: at Indianapolis Colts - $4500

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Nick Foles is primed to take the field for the first time since the first quarter of Week 1 when he suffered a broken collarbone. He will be a welcomed site after this Jaguars offense absolutely collapsed in their last outing before the bye. Foles should look to pick up right where he left off, as his last play was a touchdown pass to D.J. Chark. Chark has been the clear top option on an almost weekly basis, handily leading the team in all receiving categories. While his target share may take a slight dip with Dede Westbrook returning from injury this week, Chark remains a big-play threat who showed great chemistry with Foles throughout the preseason and early in Week 1. Westbrook is coming off a shoulder/neck injury that sidelined him in Week 8, so he could be eased back into this game but will be a much-welcomed slot target for Foles. Leonard Fournette has also been schemed into this passing offense on a much more regular basis than past seasons as he has already exceeded career highs for targets (51) and receptions (40), so it will be interesting to see if that continues with Foles under center. The Indianapolis passing defense showed up last week as they held the Dolphins to just 169 passing yards with no touchdowns and an interception. While this group has been inconsistent at times, they have now allowed just three passing touchdowns while snatching four interceptions across their last five games--including outings against Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes. Their secondary, overall, has been solid despite a few weak spots at cornerback--notably Rock Ya-Sin as their most exploitable guy in the secondary. Cornerback Pierre Desir has missed three straight weeks with a hamstring strain and is questionable to suit up this week--however, Desir was struggling to start the season and backup Marvell Tell has played at a similar level for the past three weeks. Chark should have the talent to win his matchup on the outside, but the other Jaguars receivers could struggle here. Play from the Colts safeties and linebackers alike has also been decent. With the leadership from Darius Leonard, these Colts linebackers have been tough on opposing pass-catching running backs, allowing just two backs to finish with over 30 receiving yards in a game this season while allowing no receiving touchdowns to running backs since Week 1.

Recent Stats and Projections

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7 at CIN 54 2 14 0 9 6.0 103 0 0 4900 20.70 4.22
8 vs NYJ 31 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 4500 0.00 0.00
11 at IND 0 0 0 0 6 4.0 32 0 0 4500 7.20 1.60
11 at IND PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * 4.3 * * * * * *
11 at IND PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 4.6 * * * * * *
11 at IND PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 5.0 * * * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Dede Westbrook's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 8 vs NYJ (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 0 points, $4500)

Dede Westbrook only played one half of football before leaving with a shoulder and neck injury, but he did not record a catch on his lone target. Westbrook has been amongst the Jaguars' most heavily targeted players all season, so if he continues to deal with a shoulder injury it would be a big loss for the Jacksonville offense.

2019 Week 7 vs CIN (9 / 6 / 103 / 0 rec, 2 / 14 / 0 rush - 20.7 points, $4900)

Despite entering the game with a shoulder injury, Westbrook was Jacksonville's most targeted wideout with nine targets. He converted this to six receptions for 103 yards, and he also had two carries for 14 yards.  This was by far Westbrook's best game of the season as he frequently found the soft spots in the Bengals' zone coverages and then picked up yards after the catch with ease. He has proven to be Jacksonville's primary quick passing game threat and his chemistry with Minshew is improving dramatically. His best play was a 33-yard reception with less than 0:30 left in the first half as he climbed the ladder and stole the ball out of the air from a defender to not only prevent an interception but also move the Jaguars into field goal range. 

2019 Week 6 vs NO (8 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec - 8.3 points, $5100)

Westbrook led the team in targets with eight but he finished with only three catches for 53 yards. He had one great play vs. man coverage in the second half when he beat Eli Apple on a dig route for a 23-yard gain, but otherwise Westbrook was not a factor on Sunday.  Like Conley, Westbrook had a lot of favorable matchups on Sunday thanks to Chark receiving so much attention. But like Conley, he seemingly was never able to get himself open with any inconsistency, adding to the offense's struggles.

2019 Week 5 vs CAR (11 / 7 / 82 / 0 rec - 15.2 points, $5300)

Westbrook started the season off slow during its first three weeks but he has turned in two strong performances in a row, though he was a bit less consistent against the Panthers than he was against the Denver Broncos. He caught seven passes for 82 yards, with his longest catch going for 30 yards, as he was able to find the soft zones in the Carolina defense early and often. His quickness off of the line and after the catch makes him dangerous on short to intermediate throws and this was the case against the Panthers. On the flip side, Westbrook also dropped one pass and made a terrible mistake on special teams. With less than a minute left in the first half, head coach Doug Marrone used the last of his timeouts to give his offense a chance to get into field goal range and get points before the half. But the entire strategy was wasted when Westbrook caught the ensuing punt and ran the entire lateral distance of the field trying to make a play, despite there being almost no time in the half. He wasted almost 20 seconds and ended up actually losing three yards.

2019 Week 4 vs DEN (6 / 5 / 66 / 0 rec - 11.6 points, $5500)

Westbrook had a very quiet day, but made the biggest reception on the game-winning drive. He caught a Deep Out from the slot, picking up enough yards after the catch to get the ball into comfortable range for a Josh Lambo field goal.

2019 Week 3 vs TEN (9 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush - 10 points, $5400)

Westbrook caught the first pass of the third drive, a quick Flat route for a short gain. Later in the drive he made a fantastic extended catch near the sideline on a Corner route off Play-Action. He got a Jet Sweep carry for a pickup of four yards that came directly out of the Los Angeles Rams' playbook. He had two bad drops during the two-minute drill to end the first half. On the first, he popped up a well-thrown slant and almost caused an interception. The second was another easy drop on an Out route on 3rd and 4 that would have gone for a conversion. On a 3rd and 4 in the second half, he dropped a would-be touchdown on another bucket Fade throw by Minshew. Westbrook got his hands on it, but bobbled and dropped the ball as he went down in the endzone.

2019 Week 2 vs HOU (5 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec - 1.3 points, $5400)

Westbrook was targeted five times but only ended the game with one catch for three yards. He was routinely open but penalties seemed to negate every big play he made -- from a holding on the offensive line eliminating a 12-yard gain on a screen to a 28-yard gain being negated by a strange offensive pass interference call, yellow flags hurt Westbrook's production more than anything.

2019 Week 1 vs KC (6 / 5 / 30 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush - 14.2 points, $4800)

With Nick Foles going down early, Dede Westbrook did not get many chances to show off the strong bond the two of them had created. Westbrook also saw a lot of double coverage, forcing the team to push the ball to different players. Most of Wesbtbrook's five catches were screens or dump offs, but he did make a great adjustment on a 15-yard touchdown from Gardner Minshew. Expect him to see more targets in future games.

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Latest News

Jaguars | Dede Westbrook limited to four grabs (Sun Nov 17, 08:04 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook posted four grabs for 32 yards on six targets in Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Jaguars | Dede Westbrook not on injury report (Fri Nov 15, 06:47 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

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Jaguars | Dede Westbrook fully practices (Thu Nov 14, 06:15 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

Our View: Westbrook will be back for an AFC South showdown against the Colts. Westbrook wasn't targeted by Nick Foles before the quarterback was injured in the first quarter of the season opener.
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Jaguars | Full practice for Dede Westbrook (Wed Nov 13, 06:30 PM) - Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Our View: Westbrook will have a new QB this week with the return of Nick Foles. We'll see who Foles prefers to target in the offense. Consider Westbrook a WR3/WR4 in Week 11 against the Colts.
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Jaguars | Dede Westbrook expected to practice Monday (Mon Nov 11, 12:37 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (shoulder, neck) is expected to practice Monday, Nov. 11.

Our View: Westbrook is a featured player in the passing game and has fantasy value. We'll see how he meshes with QB Nick Foles, who is set to return to the lineup this week.
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Schedule

11@ Indianapolis Colts
12@ Tennessee Titans
13vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14vs Los Angeles Chargers
15@ Oakland Raiders
16@ Atlanta Falcons
17vs Indianapolis Colts