Justin Blackmon vs. Mike Brown: Fantasy Outlook After Cecil Shorts' Injury

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIOctober 13, 2013

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 13:  Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #14 of the Jacksonville Jaguars makes a reception as cornerback Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos makes the tackle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 13, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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With the injury to Cecil Shorts, the Jaguars have two other potential fantasy football receivers to pick up. Owners with Justin Blackmon will be in good shape, but I wouldn't be too eager to pick up Mike Brown, even in deeper leagues.

Since coming back from his suspension, Blackmon has been a bright spot on this struggling offense for the Jaguars. In his first game back against the St. Louis Rams, he had a big game, going for 136 yards and a touchdown on five catches.

For Brown, he's been banged up a bit himself and played in just one other game heading into Week 6. He had one catch for 14 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs back in Week 1 and likely won't make too much of an impact this year.

Expect Blackmon to continue to make big plays and be a reliable WR2 player. Meanwhile, don't pick up Brown unless you're in a seriously deep league and are incredibly desperate for another receiver.