2022 Fantasy Football Stock Watch Week 17 Risers & Fallers: Cam Akers Toting the Rock for the Rams
Justin Fensterman reacts to NFL Week 16 and gives you players whose fantasy football stocks are rising or falling heading into Week 17, including Los Angeles Rams RB Cam Akers.
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P. Washington - WR
Parker Washington caught all six targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars’ Week 13 loss to the Bengals.
Washington notched his first NFL catch early in the first quarter after Christian Kirk departed with a groin injury, adding his first career touchdown in the third quarter of his fourth professional contest. It remains to be seen how serious Kirk’s injury is, which is likely to influence future opportunities for the rookie wide receiver.
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Calvin Ridley caught 4-of-8 targets for 26 yards in the Jaguars’ Week 13 loss to the Bengals, adding seven yards on three carries.
Doug Pederson did what he could to get the veteran wide receiver involved, feeding him three jet sweeps and numerous targets after Christian Kirk departed the game with a groin injury after just one offensive snap. Ridley’s best play of the game was negated by a holding penalty, erasing what would have been a 40-yard reception late in the fourth quarter. But this is kind of what we expect out of the downfield threat, leaving Ridley a boom-bust option for the remainder of the 2023 fantasy season.
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Z. Jones - WR
Zay Jones caught 5-of-8 targets for 78 yards in the Jaguars’ Week 13 loss to the Bengals.
Jones consistently made his presence felt for the Jaguars after fellow wide receiver Christian Kirk departed after just one offensive snap. Most notably, Jones saw two deep targets downfield which should keep his fantasy value relevant should Kirk miss any time with what is being labeled as a groin injury. Either way, Jones appears ready to contribute down the stretch, with his next stop a difficult matchup with the Browns in Week 14.
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Evan Engram caught all nine targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars’ Week 13 loss to the Bengals.
Engram shed the monkey off his back by scoring from 22 yards out in the second quarter, marking his first touchdown of the 2023 season in the process. He would remain heavily involved in the offense throughout, leading the team in receiving after wide receiver Christian Kirk departed after just one offensive play with a groin injury. Engram faces a difficult matchup against the Browns in Week 14.
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Travis Etienne rushed 11 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars’ Week 13 loss to the Bengals, adding 34 yards on four receptions.
Etienne showed some wear against an exploitable Cincinnati run defense after coming into the contest listed as questionable with a chest injury. He proved most useful through the air, gaining a solid 34 yards on his four receptions. Most notably, Etienne maintained a large snap share for the Jaguars on a night they were forced to the air in the back-and-forth, high-scoring affair. He’ll face a difficult test against the vaunted Cleveland defense in Week 14.
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C. Beathard - QB
C.J. Beathard completed 9-of-10 passes for 63 yards in the Jaguars’ 34-31, Week 13 loss to the Bengals, adding seven yards on his lone carry.
Beathard came on in relief of the injured Trevor Lawrence late in the fourth quarter, leading a game-tying drive on a last-minute field goal by kicker Brandon McManus. The Jaguars would win the toss in overtime and receive the ball first but would ultimately fail to convert a third-and-long situation near midfield before watching as Jake Browning led the Bengals into field goal range to snatch away the victory. Beathard could be looking at a couple of starts for the Jaguars down the stretch depending on the severity of Lawrence’s ankle injury.
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T. Hudson - TE
Tanner Hudson caught all four targets for 35 yards in the Bengals’ Week 13 win over the Jaguars.
Hudson managed to remain involved in the offensive game plan for the Bengals but was mostly confined to obvious passing situations on long down-and-distance snaps. He remains a fun story but is unlikely to return fantasy value for the remainder of the 2023 season.
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Tyler Boyd caught 5-of-7 targets for 37 yards in the Bengals’ Week 13 win over the Jaguars.
Boyd did his normal thing through the air, moving the sticks on moderate volume throughout the evening. A costly error deep in his own territory led to an interception on a trick play, allowing the Jaguars to reclaim the lead on back-to-back touchdowns in the third quarter. Boyd remains a shaky fantasy asset as we draw closer to fantasy playoffs.
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