1-2, 3rd AFC South
Leonard Fournette - Leonard Fournette came into the season a little leaner trying to get over the occurring ankle injuries he had last season. It is now the hamstring that is giving him trouble, which is not a good sign for any player, let alone a running back. Fournette is going to be a week-to-week guy to keep an eye on, and the risk of injuring it again is going to be high. Fournette’s sophomore season could end up being a rocky one.
Marqise Lee - After letting Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson walk from the team, Marqise Lee went down with a season ending injury. The Jaguars still have a lot of depth with Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook ready to step up in the absence. This is a team that will rely on the run, so it isn’t a season altering injury. If Fournette’s injury is worse than evaluated, then maybe we see Jacksonville struggle a bit. Cole and Westbrook will be strong fantasy values, more so leaning on Westbrook and his big play ability.
Cam Robinson - Cam Robinson was drafted in the second round out of Alabama, and the 2018 season did not go according to plan. He suffered a torn ACL in Week 2, which leaves a gap at left tackle, although they will go to Josh Wells. Robinson is one of the up and coming tackles in the game, so this is a big loss for them early on.
Dante Fowler is a talented defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and has been battling shoulder injuries in his career. This past season was no different, being placed on the injured reserve. Fowler also tore his ACL back in 2015, which caused him to miss a year. Paul Posluszny tore his pectoral muscle back in 2014, and being one of the better defensive players on the team, it was a struggle for them to overcome. He came from Linebacker U of course, but overall they have filled in nicely since his retirement. In a similar time frame, Derek Cox had a knee injury that forced him to go onto IR. Heading into a contract year, Allen Robinson tore his ACL. He landed on his feet, and in Chicago, but the Robinson injury was something the Jags overcame fairly easily. He was definitely the best wideout on the team, but in came in a year where the Jags wanted to run the ball a lot more. It helped that they also had some big defensive improvements. Luke Joeckel suffered an ACL and MCL tear back in 2016, and it caused his career to basically come to an end. He is currently a free agent, but it is highly unlikely he gets picked up given his injury history. When healthy Joeckel wasn’t a bad lineman by any means, and it was a hole that Jacksonville needed to fill. Joeckel went on to play in Seattle, which is likely the last stop of his career.