The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21 to kick off Week 4. The Jaguars looked good early with the arms and legs of Trevor Lawrence, but Joe Burrow was able to lead a second-half comeback victory.
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- Snaps include plays called back due to penalties like offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.
- Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.
- Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.
- James Robinson: 18 carries, 78 yards, 2 TD, (4 avoided tackles), 1 reception, -2 receiving yards
- C.J. Uzomah: 5 receptions, 95 yards, 2 TD (3 explosive plays)
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Snaps||Routes Run||Targets||Carries|
|Marvin Jones Jr.||52||26||3||0|
|Laviska Shenault Jr.||42||22||7||1|
|D.J. Chark Jr.||3||1||0||0|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Snaps||Routes Run||Targets||Carries|
|Stanley Morgan Jr.||3||1||0||0|
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Sell high on James Robinson: Carlos Hyde was a surprise inactive before the game, as there were reports that his shoulder didn’t feel right. This allowed Robinson to play more often than usual. Jacksonville led in time of possession for most of the game and played with a lead, which also led to a good environment for the second-year back. All of those things are unlikely to be true for most games this season.
Monitor the D.J. Chark Jr. injury: Chark fractured his ankle on the third offensive play of the game and is out indefinitely. Tavon Austin was activated off of injured reserve earlier today and took Chark’s role after the injury. It didn’t lead to an increase in playing time for any of the other receivers. Austin is only a waiver-wire target in very deep leagues. This should lead to slight increases in target shares for the Jaguars' other starting wide receivers.
Potentially add Dan Arnold: He was traded to the Jaguars just days ago that sent C.J. Henderson to the Carolina Panthers. The Jaguars could have easily made him inactive but instead, they made him the primary receiving tight end. Now that Jacksonville has a lot of time before their next game, Arnold could have a bigger role next week. He caught both of his targets for 29 yards. Trevor Lawrence has thrown to tight ends more than the other Jaguars quarterbacks in recent seasons, so Arnold has a chance to reach the top-10 TE range.
Don’t add C.J. Uzomah: The Bengals tight end might seem like a solid waiver-wire target after the first two-touchdown game of his career, but it’s unlikely he repeats this, as he remained a small part of the Bengals passing attack. He’s reached 50 receiving yards just four times in the last six years prior to tonight and didn’t score in any of those games. He had just five targets coming into the game and only added six more this week. Once Tee Higgins is healthy again, his target share could decrease further. After several seasons, we know this game was an anomaly.
Stand pat on Joe Mixon: He didn’t play on the majority of third downs for a second straight game. Samaje Perine took these snaps, including some of the snaps late in the game in the two-minute drill. He didn’t seem to be 100%, which could have factored in at the end of the game. Mixon will remain a must-start every week due to how many carries he receives, but it will be hard for him to be a top-five back without these passing snaps.