Laviska Shenault Jr.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #10
Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver #10
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Laviska Shenault Jr. News

Shines in offseason work

Shenault played well during OTAs and minicamp and was arguably Jacksonville's best offensive player, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: The 22-year-old had an up-and-down rookie campaign with the Jaguars' revolving door at quarterback, but he, and the rest of the offense, will receive some stability in 2021 with Trevor Lawrence (hamstring) helming the offense. Shenault flashed his potential Week 17 with six catches for 68 yards and two scores, and he's apparently carried over that performance into his offseason work. The 2020 second-round pick should enter training camp with a clear grip on the No. 3 job at wideout behind DJ Chark and Marvin Jones.

Jun 25, 2021 12:27 PM EST

Excellent finish to rookie season

Shenault secured six of nine targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' 28-14 loss to the Colts on Sunday. He also netted minus-2 yards on his one rush.

Analysis: With DJ Chark (shin) out for the finale, Shenault took advantage of the expanded opportunity to finish off his rookie season in strong fashion. The 22-year-old was on the receiving end of both of Mike Glennon's scoring throws on the day, and his solid effort Sunday put his final line at 58-600-5 across 14 games. The versatile second-round pick also added 91 rushing yards on 18 carries, and considering he dealt with sub-par quarterback play for most of the campaign, his overall performance is very encouraging. Jacksonville now projects to select Clemson's Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick next April, a dynamic talent that could team with Shenault under a new head coach to help the latter take a significant step forward in Year 2.

Jan 3, 2021 6:20 PM EST

Paces team in receptions

Shenault secured five of seven targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 41-17 loss to the Bears on Sunday.

Analysis: The rookie was the team leader in catches on the afternoon and recorded his second touchdown of the last four games with an impressive 34-yard scoring grab late in the fourth quarter. While the points came in garbage time, they certainly helped to round out Shenault's fantasy line nicely and also served as the longest play of the day through the air for either squad. Shenault now has at least five receptions in three straight games, but he hasn't topped 50 yards since Week 5. He'll look to put an end to that dubious streak in the Week 17 against the Colts.

Dec 27, 2020 2:58 PM EST

Hauls in five passes

Shenault caught five of six targets for 43 yards and rushed twice for one yard during Sunday's 40-14 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: The rookie second-round pick saw a season-high 11 targets last week, but those numbers came back down to earth in Sunday's blowout loss. Shenault has 17 receptions for 161 yards with four carries for 38 yards and one total touchdown in his past four games.

Dec 20, 2020 2:42 PM EST

Sees 11 targets

Shenault caught six of 11 targets for 49 yards and had one carry for two yards during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: It's the first time the 22-year-old reached double-digit targets in a game this season, but he was unable to provide much production with Mike Glennon and Gardner Minshew combining for 263 yards on 54 pass attempts. Shenault is averaging 4.0 receptions and 39.3 yards and 12.7 rushing yards with one total touchdown in three games since returning from the hamstring injury. The rookie wideout hasn't topped 50 receiving yards in a game since Week 5 and has a limited ceiling, even with the expected boost to the offense from Minshew reclaiming the starting job at quarterback.

Dec 14, 2020 11:53 AM EST

Ready for Week 14

Shenault (thumb) s clear of an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: The rookie second-round pick was limited by the thumb injury at practice this week, but he's good to go for this weekend's divisional matchup. Shenault caught his first touchdown since the season opener last week against the Vikings, but he still only had a modest role in the offense with three catches for 38 yards and two rushes for 30 yards.

Dec 11, 2020 10:58 AM EST

Another limited practice

Shenault (thumb) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: We'll circle back on Shenault's status Friday to see if he approaches Sunday's game against the Titans listed as questionable, or free from a Week 14 injury designation. If the wideout ends up limited at all this weekend by his thumb issue, added opportunities in the Jaguars' passing game would be available for Collin Johnson.

Dec 10, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Shenault (thumb) was limited at practice Wednesday, Terry McCormick of reports.

Analysis: Shenault caught all three of his targets for 38 yards and a TD, while adding 30 yards on two rushing attempts in this past Sunday's loss to the Vikings. Though he sustained a thumb injury during that contest, his ability to practice Wednesday -- albeit in a limited fashion -- has the wideout trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Titans approaches.

Dec 9, 2020 1:54 PM EST

Scores first TD since Week 1

Shenault caught all three of his targets for 38 yards and a touchdown while adding 30 yards on two rushing attempts in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: Shenault got the scoring started with a 28-yard touchdown that ricocheted off a Vikings defender and right into the receiver's hands in the end zone . That was the rookie's first trip to the end zone since his NFL debut, but Shenault showed off the versatile skill set that prompted Jacksonville to select him in the second round of the 2020 draft, consistently making men miss in the open field. Shenault left the game at one point with a thumb injury, but his return was considered probable and coach Doug Marrone indicated after the game that the game that X-rays showed nothing broken, per John Shipley of Jaguar Report, so the receiver will likely suit up in Week 14 against the Titans.

Dec 6, 2020 3:41 PM EST

Minor impact Sunday

Shenault caught three of four targets for 31 yards and had one carry for six yards during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: The 22-year-old played 91 percent of the offensive snaps in his return from a two-game absence, but he wasn't a significant factor in the passing game despite DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) being inactive. Shenault caught 12 passes for 165 yards across Weeks 4 and 5, but he has only 21 receptions for 189 yards in his seven other games this season. The rookie second-round pick appears fully recovered from the hamstring injury, but his current role in the offense doesn't offer much fantasy value.

Nov 30, 2020 12:58 PM EST

Clear for Sunday

Shenault (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: With DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) sidelined, Shenault, Keelan Cole and Collin Johnson will be able to earn a significant offensive snap share as the only wide receivers on the active roster. On the season, Shenault has averaged 8.3 YPT and scored one touchdown on his 39 targets across 10 games.

Nov 27, 2020 11:20 AM EST

Back at practice Wednesday

Shenault (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: For the first time in nearly two weeks, Shenault practiced with the team, albeit with limitations. This provides the rookie a decent chance to play Sunday against the Browns, who will be without No. 1 cornerback Denzel Ward (calf). A starting role in a favorable matchup is appealing for fantasy managers. However, if Shenault plays, he'll need to adjust to the third quarterback of his short career, as Mike Glennon has been named the Jaguars' Week 12 starter, usurping Jake Luton.

Nov 25, 2020 2:44 PM EST

Won't play this week

Shenault (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: With Shenault slated to remain out this weekend, DJ Chark, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley will continue to head the Jaguars' wide receiver corps in Week 11. Shenault will now target a possible return when Jacksonville faces Cleveland on Nov. 29.

Nov 20, 2020 9:44 AM EST

DNP again Thursday

Shenault (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

Analysis: Shenault has now missed back-to-back practice since being forced to sit out the Jaguars' Week 10 loss to the Packers. Barring a quick turnaround during Friday's final session of the week, Shenault's chances of suiting up against the Steelers on Sunday are looking slim. If he misses another game, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley will stand to see increased work behind DJ Chark.

Nov 19, 2020 2:36 PM EST

Misses Wednesday's practice

Shenault (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Shenault practiced on a limited basis before sitting out last week's loss to the Packers, so it's concerning to see his practice participation sliding in the wrong direction. The Jaguars have no reason to rush the rookie second-round pick back, so Shenault will likely have to raise his practice participation in the coming days to have a chance to play Sunday against the Steelers.

Nov 18, 2020 1:54 PM EST

Won't play Sunday

Shenault (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, John Shipley of reports.

Analysis: With Shenault slated to be out Sunday, look for Chris Conley to see added work in Week 10 along with fellow wide receivers DJ Chark and Keelan Cole.

Nov 13, 2020 9:38 AM EST

Another limited practice

Shenault (hamstring) was limited in Thursday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Shenault has now logged back-to-back limited sessions to begin the week after having been forced out of last weekend's loss to the Texans. DJ Chark sat out Thursday's session due to a non-COVID-19 related illness, so if Shenault is able to suit up against the Packers on Sunday it could provide a notable boost for rookie quarterback Jake Luton.

Nov 12, 2020 2:40 PM EST

Logs limited practice Wednesday

Shenault (hamstring) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: Shenault was forced out of this past Sunday's game against the Texans with a hamstring injury, but his presence at practice Wednesday, albeit in a limited capacity, appears to bode well for his chances of suiting up this weekend against the Packers. Halfway into his first pro season, Shenault is on a 16-game pace to log a 60/646/2 receiving line and a 22/108/0 rushing tally.

Nov 11, 2020 2:32 PM EST

Could return Week 10

Shenault (hamstring) received good news from his MRI on Monday and has a chance at suiting up in Green Bay on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Shenault was ruled out for Sunday's loss to the Texans, but it looks as though the Jaguars have reason to believe he could return after just a one-game absence. Wednesday's first official injury report of the week will provide a more tangible update on the rookie second-round pick's health. If Shenault does manage to return Week 10, it looks like he'll operate with Jake Luton under center rather than Gardner Minshew (thumb).

Nov 9, 2020 11:40 AM EST

Not returning Sunday

Shenault (hamstring) won't return to Sunday's game against the Texans, John Shipley of reports.

Analysis: Shenault suffered the injury during the first quarter while catching a pass for minus-1 yard. It was the 22-year-old's only target of the game. Keelan Cole and Chris Conley should continue to see increased reps behind top receiver DJ Chark for Jacksonville.

Nov 8, 2020 12:02 PM EST

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