Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts (84) catches a pass for a 34-yard gain in front of Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
The Jacksonville Jaguars don't have much of anything, by real-life NFL standards or by fantasy football standards, especially now that running back Maurice Jones-Drew is on the shelf indefinitely. But something's been proven over the last couple of weeks — the Jags have a clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver.
No, it's not No. 1 draft pick Justin Blackmon, or even free agent signee Laurent Robinson, who had such a good year in Dallas last season. Instead, it's Cecil Shorts. Yes, Cecil Shorts.
Shorts caught six passes from Blaine Gabbert for 105 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night against Indianapolis and has become a lock to catch six passes a week with 70 or 80 yards and possibly a score. It's not great, but it's consistency, which can go a long way in today's age of spreading the ball around.
As for goats for the week, point your ill will toward two running backs — Reggie Bush and Matt Forte. Bush was in line for a huge week against the hapless Tennessee defense but instead had four carries for 21 yards and one catch with a fumble that ended his day. Terrible. Forte is one of the league's top backs, and yes he was going against a great Houston defense, but still, he's Matt Forte. You don't bench him. But you wish you would have as he had 16 carries for 39 yards and two catches for minus-3 yards.