Should You Drop Justin Blackmon?

Nov 9, 2012


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Obviously in dynasty fantasy football leagues you want to hang on to Blackmon, but should he continue to be on rosters in re-draft leagues?
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Currently Blackmon is owned in a less than half of ESPN and less than a quarter of Yahoo! leagues. While he did score his first touchdown back in Week 9 there isn’t a strong case for keeping his ownership numbers even that high.
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Along with having just one touchdown reception, Blackmon has yet to record 70 receiving yards in a game. In fact, he has only topped 50 yards on one occasion.
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It is not for lack of chances as Blackmon has received eight or more targets in four of his past six games. All he has to show for himself in those games is the one score and a 46.8 yards per game average.
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Granted, that number is better than his 27.8 ypg season average, but it’s still not fantasy friendly.
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Cecil Shorts has been the breakout receiver in Jacksonville. He has 561 yards and four touchdowns on the year. Clearly he has been the team’s best playmaker with Maurice Jones-Drew dealing with a foot injury.
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Plus, Laurent Robinson has made some noise in the two games since returning from his concussion issues. He’s been targeted a whopping 24 times the past two games, hauling in 15 receptions for 118 yards.
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Even Michael Spurlock has been getting into the action. He has caught all eleven targets thrown his way over the past two weeks for 96 yards and a touchdown.
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None of the Jaguars receivers are getting quality quarterback play from Blaine Gabbert. Only Shorts has been able to carve out some fantasy value. Robinson is worth considering in PPR leagues only because of the volume of passes thrown his way. At this point Blackmon doesn’t look worthy of a roster spot.
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With the bye weeks coming to an end it’s time to give up the hope that he’ll come around.
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Mike
    November 23rd, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Of course he pulls out a monster week after you write this!!! It looks like Henne might just be what the kid needed! I drafted him, but finally cut bait in week 9 or so and was able to snag him back up hoping he’ll keep this magic going. He’ll be my WR2 in place of an under-achieving Mike Wallace.

  2. LestersLegends
    November 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I know, right. Things change quick. With Henne he does look promising again. Talent is definitely there

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