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84 Cecil Shorts WR
Height/Weight: 6-0/202 | Birthdate: 12/22/1987 | Birthplace: Kent, OH, USA | Team: Jacksonville | College: Mount Union | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 60/13 | Average Draft Position: 136.74
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Matchup holds Cecil Shorts in check


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/20/2014) After struggling much of the season, Browns cornerback Joe Haden was back in shutdown form Week 7 at Jacksonville, preventing Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts from following up his 10-catch, 103-yard effort from the week before. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Haden shadowed Shorts much of the day and was physical with him at the line of scrimmage.

That didn't stop rookie quarterback Blake Bortles from throwing the ball Shorts' way, but the two connected on only three of nine targets for 12 yards.

The Jaguars offense being what it is, you can't expect Shorts to be consistent in Fantasy, but if you were excited about him just a week ago, you shouldn't be so quick to dump him based on this performance. It's clear Bortles wanted to get him the ball. The matchup just prevented him from doing so.


Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts comes up short against Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) No Jaguars receiver was targeted more than the nine times passes were thrown to Cecil Shorts on Sunday. But several other receivers were more productive.

Shorts managed just three receptions for 12 yards against Cleveland, his hometown team. He was coming off a 10-catch, 103-yard performance at Tennessee. He will try to bounce back against the visiting Dolphins next Sunday.


Cecil Shorts absent from injury report in Week 7


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts is not on the injury report this week after leading the team with 10 catches and 103 receiving yards Sunday.

Shorts has battled a hamstring injury for much of the season but came through his Week 6 performance with a clean bill of health. He should reprise his starting role in Week 7 against the Browns.


Making sense of the Jaguars receiving corps


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/12/2014) The Jaguars receiving corps continued to evolve with Cecil Shorts back from a hamstring injury Week 6 at Tennessee, this time with Allen Hurns getting the short end of the stick. Hurns, who tied for the team lead with 11 targets Week 5 against Pittsburgh, had only four against the Titans, catching two passes for 18 yards.

Shorts was clearly the go-to guy, catching 10 passes (on 16 targets) for 103 yards, which shouldn't be too surprising considering his track record. It's just easy to forget because of all the time he's missed this season. The hamstring injury also sidelined him for Weeks 1 and 2.

But Allen Robinson has also carved out a niche for himself as a possession receiver. His nine targets were second to Shorts' 16, and he turned them into eight catches for 68 yards. It was his fourth straight game with at least five catches, but he's averaging just 10.4 yards per catch.

At this point, I'm pretty much done with Hurns in Fantasy. He's shown some big-play potential, but he's wildly inconsistent and could fade into the background if Shorts is back for good. Shorts, meanwhile, needs to be owned in the majority of Fantasy leagues. He's clearly the best of the three. Robinson has some low-end appeal in points-per-reception leagues but doesn't get the yardage for standard-league use.


Cecil Shorts racks up 10 catches, 103 yards vs. Titans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts led his team with 10 catches, 16 targets and 103 yards in Jacksonville's 16-14 loss to Tennessee in Week 6.

Shorts had managed just seven catches for 60 yards in his two games this season as he's battled injuries in the early part of the year, but he came on strong after being inserted into the starting lineup Sunday. However, he made one big mistake, getting stripped inside the Titans' 10-yard line with less than five minutes remaining in the game on a play that would have given the Jaguars first-and-goal had Tennessee not recovered the fumble. Shorts and the Jaguars will face the Browns in Week 7.


10 injured Jaguars cleared for Week 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) The following players on the injury report have been ruled active for the Jaguars on Sunday against Tennessee: Ryan Davis (shoulder), Dwayne Gratz (head), Clay Harbor (back), Allen Hurns (foot), Storm Johnson (ankle), Marqise Lee (hamstring), Roy Miller (ankle), Paul Posluszny (knee), Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Dekoda Watson (shoulder).

Playing time for Jaguars' Cecil Shorts remains uncertain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts was ruled probable for Week 6 at Tennessee. However, Shorts, who is working back from a hamstring issue, could be eased back into action. According to ESPN, his playing time remains uncertain for Sunday.

Shorts has only played two games this season and has been sidelined since Week 3 because of the issue.


Jaguars enter Week 6 relatively healthy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Outside of Toby Gerhart (foot), the Jaguars enter Week 6 at Tennessee relatively healthy. Gerhart was the only play on the final injury report ruled out for Sunday.

The following players have been ruled probable: Storm Johnson (ankle), Marqise Lee (hamstring), Cecil Shorts III (hamstring), Allen Hurns (foot), Clay Harbor (back), Ryan Davis (shoulder), Dwayne Gratz (head), Roy Miller (ankle), Paul Posluszny (knee) and Dekoda Watson (shoulder).


Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts: I'll be practicing Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts has declared that he is set to practice Thursday for the first time since Week 4, per the Florida Times-Union.

Shorts has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. It remains to be seen if he's cleared to play Sunday at Tennessee.

He has struggled when healthy this season. Shorts has managed seven catches for 60 yards in two games combined.


Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts gets thumbs down Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) The anticipation of a return to practice for Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts fizzled Wednesday when he was again a no-go.

Shorts has been out with a hamstring injury since Week 3. He was the lone Jacksonville player who missed the session.


Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts could be back at practice Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts could return to the practice field on a limited basis on Wednesday, head coach Gus Bradley told reporters on Monday, per ESPN. Shorts missed Week 5 against Pittsburgh because of a hamstring injury. He has only played two games this season because of the issue.

The Jaguars will travel to Tennessee to face the Titans at LP Field in Week 6.


Cecil Shorts among inactive Jaguars players Week 5


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee, cornerback Dwayne Gratz, linebacker Jeremiah George , center Tyler Shatley, offensive tackle Josh Wells, wide receiver Tavarres King and wide receiver Cecil Shorts were all ruled inactive Week 5 vs. Pittsburgh.

Jaguars to sit WR Cecil Shorts, CB Dwayne Gratz on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) As expected, the Jaguars have ruled out wide receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and cornerback Dwayne Gratz (concussion) for their Sunday battle against visiting Pittsburgh. Neither has practiced this week.

Cecil Shorts says he's 'week-to-week' with hamstring injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts won't play Sunday against the Steelers, and he said he's "week-to-week" with his hamstring injury, reports the Florida Times-Union. Shorts caught seven passes for 60 yards and a touchdown over the past two games before suffering the injury against the Chargers.

Which receivers are worth adding this week?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal has been targeted at least six times in every game so far this season, and his big performance in recent weeks is enough to convince Jamey Eisenberg to put him at the top of his waiver-wire priority list ahead of week five.

Additionally, Jamey tabs Brian Quick of the Rams, Rueben Randle of the Giants, Malcom Floyd of the Chargers and Andrew Hawkins of the Browns rounds out the top five at wide receiver, with Odell Beckham of the Giants, Davante Adams of the Packers and Brandon LaFell of the Patriots possible sleepers.

If you need to clear a spot on your roster for any moves this week, consider parting ways with Kendall Wright, Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Riley Cooper


Cecil Shorts not expected to play Week 5


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley told reporters that wide receiver Cecil Shorts III is not expected to play Week 5 against the Steelers, according to the team's official website.

Shorts suffered a muscle strain near the hamstring which limited him to just two catches in Week 4 against San Diego. Through two games, he's caught seven of the 14 passes thrown his way for 60 yards and a touchdown. He is one of three Jacksonville wideouts to have scored this season.


Cecil Shorts hauls in two passes before leaving Week 4


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts caught two passes before leaving early Week 4.

Shorts finished with 25 yards on his two receptions. He was targeted four times during the contest. In the second half, Shorts injured his hamstring. He was initially ruled questionable, but downgraded to out after further evaluation. 

Shorts will take on the Steelers Week 5 if he's able to go. 


Cecil Shorts ruled out Week 4


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts was downgraded to out Week 4.

Shorts is dealing with a hamstring injury. Shorts caught two passes for 25 yards. He was targeted four times. Shorts was initially ruled questionable, but was downgraded to out after further evaluation.


Who was Blake Bortles throwing to?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) The Jaguars made the inevitable move to put Blake Bortles in Sunday, and he should remain the team's starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. What does that mean for the team's skill position players?

Bortles took over at halftime and led the team on three scoring drives in his first six times out. He showed a proclivity for big plays -- two touchdowns -- and big mistakes -- two interceptions -- and made full use of the team's weapons. He targeted eight players in the game, and it broke down like this:

Cecil Shorts: eight targets, five receptions, one touchdown (7 yards); Allen Hurns: three targets, one reception, one touchdown (63 yards). one interception; Allen Robinson: eight targets, five receptions, one interception; Jordan Todman: one target; Mickey Shuler: one target; Will Ta'ufo'ou: one target, one reception; Denard Robinson: one target; Toby Gerhart: one target, one reception


Cecil Shorts plays every snap in return from injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts played all 60 snaps Sunday against the Colts after missing the first two games due to a hamstring injury. He was targeted 10 times, hauling in five catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.

"I felt good," Shorts said, per ESPN. "I tell you what, our training staff and our strength staff does a great job. They got me back real fast. It felt good to be back out there with the guys." 


Cecil Shorts III picks up a score Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III had a touchdwon Week 3 against the Colts.

Shorts received a team-high 10 targets, but only hauled in half of those passes. He scored late in the game on a fake spike. Shorts beat his man on a slant, and managed to get into the end zone on the play. Shorts finished with five receptions for 35 yards.

Shorts will take on the Chargers Week 4. 


Jaguars should have most of their probable players Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The Jaguars should have most of their probable players Week 3 against the Colts.

Alan Ball, Chris Clemons, Johnathan Cyprien, Toby Gerhart, Winston Guy Jr., Paul Posluszny, Cecil Shorts III and Mickey Shuler are all active and ready to go. 


Cecil Shorts on verge of clearance for first game action


by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(9/19/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts has beend deemed prabable for the Sunday game against Indianapolis. He has been limited in practice with a hamstring injury that has prevented him from participating in either of the first two games.

Cecil Shorts appears to be inching closer to return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) was able to practice in a limited capacity for a second straight day Thursday. Coach Gus Bradley said Shorts "felt really good" during practice Thursday.

Cecil Shorts able to practice Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts, who has missed the first two games due to a hamstring injury, was limited in practice Wednesday. The Jaguars host the Colts Week 3.