Job Battles: Making Room for Shenault

Job Battles: Making Room for Shenault

This article is part of our Job Battles series.

This Job Battles post will look at the non-DJ Chark Jacksonville wide receivers and the Seattle tight ends.

Jacksonville Wide Receivers (behind DJ Chark)

Laviska Shenault (225.29 NFFC, 202.95 BB10)
Dede Westbrook (209.71 NFFC, 196.46 BB10)
Chris Conley (288.07 NFFC, 239.48 BB10)
Keelan Cole (288.86 NFFC, N/A BB10)
Collin Johnson

DJ Chark is the clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver for the Jaguars, and after his breakout 2019 season the hope is that Chark can establish himself as one of the true alpha receivers league-wide, anchoring the Jaguars passing game volume on a major workload and propelling the Jaguars passing game with standout efficiency and explosiveness. Chark is definitely Jacksonville's best outside wide receiver, and his good play in the slot last year gives reason to believe he's also the team's best slot receiver. If so and if utilized accordingly, he should benefit from the best of Jacksonville's downfield opportunities and volume-padding underneath/intermediate targets both.

Even if Chark enjoys a mammoth season, though, the Jaguars will need other contributors to step up at receiver. There are a few interesting if not convincing candidates to take up certain tasks in certain volumes, and there might even be another standout fantasy option to emerge from the pack. If so, the most likely player to possess such upside might be Laviska Shenault, Jacksonville's 2020 second-round pick (42nd overall). Shenault (6-1, 227) is a unique prospect who draws a range of comparisons of varying merit, but the most recurring themes tend to

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