Fantasy Football: Should You Drop Justin Blackmon?

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer INovember 9, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 28: Justin Blackmon #14 of the Jacksonville Jaguars hauls in a pass against Davon House #31 and Casey Hayward #29 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 28, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Obviously in dynasty fantasy football leagues you want to hang on to Justin Blackmon, but should he continue to be on rosters in re-draft leagues?

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.

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.

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.

Granted, that number is better than his 27.8 ypg season average, but it’s still not fantasy friendly.

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 since Maurice Jones-Drew is dealing with a foot injury.

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.

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.

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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