Week Sixteen Analysis: Considering that we should be looking at a whole lotta garbage time in this game, it's interesting to note that Cecil Shorts is fourth in the NFL in fourth quarter touchdown receptions, while New England has allowed the third-most scoring passes in the final quarter. The Pats were bested by Colin Kaepernick for four passing touchdowns last week alone, and Jags quarterback Chad Henne is no stranger to this defense either. Last year when Henne faced the Pats as a member of the Dolphins, he threw for 416 yards and two touchdowns. All of this adds up to a great opportunity for Shorts to have a big day.
Week Thirteen Analysis: Cecil Shorts III has had five touchdown receptions of 20 or more yards this season, which leads the NFL. The man we call Adobe CS3 has been as good as any wide receiver since the Jags' Week 6 bye. In the six games since then, Shorts has scored in four games and had more than 100 yards in three contests. And for some strange reason he's still a free agent in a third of ESPN fantasy leagues. This week Shorts takes a trip to Buffalo to face an improving Bills secondary, but they're still beatable. Buffalo has allowed at least 136 yards to opposing wide receivers every week this season and allowed a touchdown to a wideout in nine of 11.
Week Twelve Analysis: Most people don't realize that Cecil Shorts III, is nicknamed "Adobe CS3," which is a now obsolete suite of graphic design software. Shorts is anything but obsolete though. The other item that folks have failed to realize about Shorts is that he leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns of 30 or more yards. Chad Henne will start at quarterback this weekend as well, giving the Jaguars a much better pure passer behind center. This week Shorts takes on a division rival, the Titans. Tennessee has allowed a wideout to top 70 yards in five straight weeks and is only two weeks removed from allowing Brandon Marshall to score three times against them.
Week Eleven Add: Okay, I'm a week late to the party on Shorts, who I considered posting last week, but didn't, which feels stupid now. So here's your official Cecil Shorts addition video, a week late, and a dollar Shorts. Shorts has become the Jaguar's go-to receiver, as Justin Blackmon has sagged from elite first round talent into a role player. Shorts has topped 100 yards in two of the past three games, and he's scored in two of the past four games. No receiver can dominate with Blaine Gabbert at the helm, but Shorts has turned into a reliable deep threat, with receptions of at least 25 yards in a whopping seven games this year. I'd bid $7 for Shorts.
Week Nine Add: With the big dollar additions of Justin Blackmon and Laurent Robinson to the Jaguars' wide receivers, a guy like Cecil Shorts shouldn't be a factor on the field, let alone in the fantasy game. But, Shorts is the only Jacksonville wideout with a touchdown this season, he has three. On Sunday, when Blaine Gabbert was in obvious passing situations against Green Bay, it was Shorts who was targeted 12 times and had the first 100-yard game for a Jaguars receiver since Week 5 of last season. I'd bid a dollar or two.