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Cecil Shorts becoming fantasy relevant with 116 yards in Week 8

Andy Lyons

Jacksonville Jaguars wide out Cecil Shorts led his team in receiving in Week 8. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts exploded versus the Green Bay Packers in Week 8. The Jags' No. 2 receiver had a big day, leading his team in receiving. While Justin Blackmon was limited, Shorts received plenty of looks. He finished the day with a team-high eight receptions for 116 yards.

Although he failed to find the end zone, this was a significant day for the otherwise no-name wide out. Shorts has had a couple of nice performances this season, stepping up in the absence of Laurent Robinson.

Fantasy Analysis: Cecil Shorts might actually be becoming a fantasy option, as a low-end flex-option and bye-week filler. Considering the team's offensive situation with Laurent Robinson and Maurice Jones-Drew out, and Blackmon hogging all of the attention, Shorts finds himself in an incredibly advantageous position.

Shorts could reap the benefits of the team's current predicament. He brings a lot of explosion and is capable of the big days, but consistency is certainly an issue, especially when your QB is Blaine Gabbert.

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