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Dede Westbrook

Dede Westbrook

Wide Receiver #12
ADP:Round: 11, Pick: 11
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 178 lb.
College:Oklahoma
Age:26
Born:November 21, 1993
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 4 (110)
Draft Team:JAX

Dede Westbrook: Caps off season with score

Westbrook had seven catches (eight targets) for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Westbrook paced all Jacksonville receivers in receptions and yardage Sunday after failing to eclipse 25 yards over his three previous contests. The 25-year-old took a back seat to sophomore sensation, D.J. Chark, finishing the 2019 campaign with 66 catches, 660 yards and three touchdowns. Westbrook would be in line to start again next season if the Jags do not add to its receiver corps, but the team's inconsistent quarterback play limits his upside.

December 29, 2019 6:23 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Cleared for Week 17

Westbrook (neck/shoulder) is officially active for Sunday's game against Indianapolis.

Analysis: Westbrook was listed as questionable but will suit up for the season finale. The 26-year-old has been minimally involved with only 10 catches for 44 yards over the last three games, so he'll look to get back on track in Sunday's divisional matchup.

December 29, 2019 12:07 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Listed as questionable this week

Westbrook (neck/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Westbrook is one of six players listed as questionable by the 5-10 Jaguars and his status will be worth verifying in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. Of course the fact that he's coming off back-to-back two-catch efforts (for a combined 19 yards) makes Westbrook a speculative fantasy lineup option in Week 17, in any case.

December 27, 2019 10:48 AM EST

Dede Westbrook: Listed as questionable this week

Westbrook (neck/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Westbrook is one of six players listed as questionable by the 5-10 Jaguars and his status will be worth verifying in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. Of course the fact that he's coming off back-to-back two-catch efforts (for a combined 19 yards) makes Westbrook a speculative fantasy lineup option in Week 17, in any case.

December 27, 2019 10:45 AM EST

Dede Westbrook: Non-factor in Week 17 loss

Westbrook caught two of four targets for five yards and returned one punt for seven yards during Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Westbrook has been a complete non-factor over the past two games, catching only four passes for 19 yards despite playing 53 and 43 offensive snaps. The 26-year-old had 49 catches for 544 yards and two touchdowns through 11 games, but he's provided minimal production down the stretch as the Jaguars' offense struggles to score.

December 23, 2019 12:13 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Struggles in comeback win

Westbrook caught two of four targets for 14 yards and added a seven-yard carry in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Even with DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) inactive, Westbrook still got his lowest target volume since Week 8 and did little with the balls that were sent his way. The third-year receiver will be a risky fantasy option next Sunday on the road against the Falcons, whether Chark returns to the lineup or not.

December 15, 2019 5:31 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Cleared for Sunday's game

Westbrook (shoulder) practiced fully Friday and won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Raiders, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Analysis: Banged up in the aftermath of the Week 14 loss to the Chargers, Westbrook was limited in the Jaguars' first two practices of the week before erasing any concern about his health by logging a full workout Friday. With Westbrook now cleared to play Sunday, he'll likely be in store for an increased target share with No. 1 wideout DJ Chark (ankle) ruled out for the first time all season. Fellow receivers Chris Conley and Keelan Cole will also be asked to step up in Chark's absence.

December 13, 2019 11:38 AM EST

Dede Westbrook: Remains limited at practice

Westbrook (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Westbrook emerged from last week's loss to the Chargers with a shoulder injury, perhaps explaining why his snap share dropped to 67 percent, down from 79 and 86 percent the previous two weeks. On the other hand, he was still catching passes deep into garbage time of the blowout, so the shoulder issue presumably isn't anything too serious. Westbrook's ability to log limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday suggests he should be ready for Sunday's favorable matchup with the Raiders, whereas fellow Jags wideout D.J. Chark (ankle) hasn't been able to practice.

December 12, 2019 1:54 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Nursing shoulder injury

Westbrook was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury.

Analysis: Westbrook appears to have picked up a shoulder issue during Week 14's loss to the Jaguars, during which he was held to just 25 yards despite catching six of seven targets. There's not yet any reason to worry that the third-year receiver is in any danger of missing time, and he'll have two more opportunities to practice in full ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Raiders' exploitable secondary. If D.J. Chark's ankle injury turns out to be more serious than a day-to-day issue, Westbrook could be in line for an uptick in target volume.

December 11, 2019 2:55 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Quiet day in Week 14 loss

Westbrook secured six of seven targets for 25 yards in the Jaguars' 45-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: Westbrook actually checked in second in receptions and targets to D.J. Chark (ankle), but he averaged a meager 4.2 yards per grab. The third-year wideout is certainly getting plenty of attention -- he's logged at least six targets in four straight games, and in nine of his last 10 contests overall -- but he's largely operated in the short and intermediate passing windows while posting single-digit YPC figures in three of his last four games. Westbrook will look to put together more efficient numbers with his solid target volume against the weak Raiders secondary in Week 15.

December 8, 2019 7:18 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Cleared for Week 14

Westbrook (personal) returned to practice as a limited participant Friday and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: It's not clear why Westbrook's reps were limited even though he's not tending to an injury, but the Jaguars saw enough from him in his return to work to give him the green light for Sunday. Westbrook missed the Jaguars' first two practices of the weeks while tending to the personal matter.

December 6, 2019 2:10 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Slated to miss Thursday's session

Westbrook (personal) won't be available to practice Thursday.

Analysis: He'll miss his second straight practice while tending to the personal matter, which at least temporarily clouds his status for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Fellow wideouts D.J. Chark (back) and Chris Conley (ankle) are also tending to injuries, though both are slated to practice in at least a limited capacity Thursday.

December 5, 2019 8:07 AM EST

Dede Westbrook: Misses practice

Westbrook will miss Wednesday's practice for personal reasons, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: A return to practice Thursday or Friday would put Westbrook on track to play in Sunday's game against the Chargers. He's seen at least six targets in each of three games since he returned from a neck/shoulder injury, catching 17 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown over that span. The Jaguars will turn back to Gardner Minshew as their starting quarterback for Week 14.

December 4, 2019 7:45 AM EST

Dede Westbrook: Paces pass catchers in defeat

Westbrook brought in five of eight targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 28-11 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Westbrook served as one of the few highlights on the afternoon for a moribund Jaguars offense, and he found the end zone for only the second time all season on a three-yard touchdown grab early in the fourth quarter. Despite the overall lack of scoring this season, Westbrook has been a steady part of the passing game irrespective of who's been under center, seeing at least six targets in all but two games. Westbrook now has 13 receptions over 129 yards and a touchdown over the last two games combined, numbers he'll look to keep building on at the expense of the Chargers in Week 14.

December 1, 2019 2:40 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Leads team in receiving vs. Titans

Westbrook caught eight of nine targets for 69 yards during Sunday's 42-20 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Westbrook led the team in receiving yardage while finishing behind only Leonard Fournette in targets and receptions. He averaged just 8.6 yards per catch on a day when Nick Foles struggled to push the ball downfield, but it was a much-improved output for Westbrook, who came in with just four catches for 32 yards since Week 7. Perhaps this effort will earn Westbrook a similar role in next Sunday's favorable matchup against the Buccaneers.

November 25, 2019 5:44 AM EST

Dede Westbrook: Clear of illness

Westbrook (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Tennessee.

Analysis: Westbrook was unable to practice Thursday due to the illness, but it appears to have been a one-day ailment since he was a full participant at Friday's session. The 26-year-old caught four of six targets for 32 yards in last week's loss to the Colts after missing the previous game, and he'll look to get back on track versus the Titans.

November 22, 2019 12:55 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Feeling under weather Thursday

Westbrook is dealing with an illness and isn't expected to practice Thursday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: The Jaguars will presumably wait and see how Westbrook responds to a day of rest and recovery before gauging his availability for Sunday's game against the Titans, but the ailment most likely won't affect his status for the contest. Westbrook recently shook off neck and shoulder injuries that forced a one-game absence, returning to action after a bye week to play 84 percent of the Jaguars' offensive snaps in the Week 11 loss to Indianapolis.

November 21, 2019 8:34 AM EST

Dede Westbrook: Four catches in return

Westbrook hauled in four of his six targets for 32 yards in the team's Week 12 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Westbrook played for the first time since Week 8 due to a neck and shoulder injury. In his return, he drew six targets with DJ Chark, Leonard Fournette and Chris Conley all out-targeting him. If Westbrook continues to lose volume, his value will see a sharp decline as he's averaged only 11.5 yards per reception for the season. He'll look to increase his targets once again, as the Jaguars take on the Buccaneers in Week 12.

November 17, 2019 5:38 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Returns to full practice

Westbrook (neck/shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday.

Analysis: Westbrook is now poised to see his first game action since Week 8, and in his looming return to the lineup he'll be catching passes from Nick Foles, who's back from a collarbone injury and now slated to reclaim the Jaguars' starting QB job. It remains to be seen how well Westbrook and Foles click, but as long as he can stay healthy, Westbrook figures to see enough targets Sunday against the Colts to re-enter the fantasy PPR radar in Week 11.

November 13, 2019 1:58 PM EST

Dede Westbrook: Ready to practice

Westbrook (neck/shoulder) is expected to practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Coach Doug Marrone relayed the same expectation last week, hoping to get the slot receiver back for Sunday's game in Indianapolis. The extent of Westbrook's practice participation remains to be seen, with full participation in Wednesday's session not out of the question coming off a Week 10 bye.

November 13, 2019 7:50 AM EST

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