IDP Dime Drop: All Jacked Up In JacksonvilleFebruary 23, 2020 No Comments 2020 IDP Dime Drops, Article, IDP Dime Drops Gary Van Dyke
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MLB Myles Jack
H/W: 6-1 – 244lb
2018 Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
2018 Defensive Scheme: 4-3
Drafted: 2nd round / 36th overall / 2016
2019 Gridiron Ratings
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Note: PFR’s advanced metrics are only available from 2018 onward.
The IDP Dime Drop Collective According To…
#Jaguars LB Myles Jack was one of the best coverage LBs last season. His coverage grade of 85.3 ranked eighth among LBs and he ranked second in cover snaps per target, cover snaps per reception and yards per cover snap in 2017 #DUUUVAL https://t.co/pKZhjyqK52— PFF JAX Jaguars (@PFF_Jaguars) May 31, 2018
Here’s a look at Myles Jack’s career overall grades ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/CAEbtNMNHm— PFF (@PFF) August 31, 2019
Myles Jack slipped to the second round of the 2016 NFL draft due to concerns over a knee issue. He’s gone on to never miss an NFL game, playing 98% and 100% of the Jaguars snaps over the past two seasons with 197 tackles. A machine.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 31, 2019
🚨 Myles Jack earns four-year extension with the #Jaguars!— PFF (@PFF) August 31, 2019
The former UCLA standout has put the pre-draft injury concerns far behind him over his last three years in the league. He’s played 2,486 defensive snaps since 2016. https://t.co/7cQAQC5QQS
Myles Jack is one of the 5 highlighted players in need of a big 2020➡️https://t.co/QDXRckmUsw— PFF JAX Jaguars (@PFF_Jaguars) February 21, 2020
In his first season following a big contract extension he had a poor overall grade of 46.1. #Jaguars will be looking for big improvements from Jack in 2020. pic.twitter.com/w7O5khLzzm
Jack’s 2019 PFF Grade:
Overall: 46.1, Ranked 76th of 90
The IDP Dime Drop
Defending or hyping Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack in this IDP Dime Drop will be seen as risky, and this writer realized it when ranking Jack among the dynasty players under 26 recently, found HERE. But the situation was weighed out at the time of the rankings, and the conclusion was the odds are strong he’ll rebound in 2020. And that scenario playing out offers a lot of value in redraft and dynasty leagues going forward.
Short and sweet, Jack was ascending this time last season, and that took a big jump when Jacksonville paid him big time last summer. But Jack didn’t live up to those expectations before landing on the injured reserves list with his knee injury, and his fantasy production value took a direct hit in the process. And we can certainly see this in his mediocre 2019 Gridiron Ratings, PFF grade, and the lackluster statistics overall for the year.
So Convince Me
So why should fantasy football owners give Jack another chance? First off, as the saying goes, location, location, and location! Jacksonville paid Jack like a champ, and the contract they locked him into has a large-cap hit right now. So if they did move on or would bench him in 2020, it would have been a total waste of cap and time, making the organization look bad. It’s simple to say they are on the hook, and the organization will give him every opportunity to live up to his billing before they completely pull the plug. And keep in mind, things can be fixed with tweaks to the personnel around him or the defensive scheming more often than not.
The second thing to consider is Jack’s PFF grades before the 2019 season. And even if those real-life grades don’t always translate from the NFL to fantasy football, it still shows a positive we need to consider. Particularly this one from last August, and we quote…
“Jack’s earned both a run-defense grade and coverage grade above 70.0 since 2016 and his three-year coverage grade of 82.3 ranks tied for eighth among linebackers with at least 100 targets in that time.”
Three years in a row certainly isn’t by accident, and landing eighth among the qualified inside linebackers isn’t either. So not only is PFF’s reputation as a top metrics resource at stake, their track record for being correct is on the line as well. And it is this writer’s experience that players normally just don’t go sour at a young age, they just occasionally stumble along the way. Because if the player can show something during the first few seasons it lays the foundation they are capable of getting it done again.
And Finally, All Jacked Up…
The third IDP Dime Drop reason, value, value, and more value! After Jack’s performance in 2019, his market value will be considerably cheaper this off-season. And not that it was outrageously high before, but certainly will be at a discounted rate comparably this time around. We are not suggesting that owners draft him in the first wave of the designated inside linebackers but wait, and they’ll likely be able to select him in the late second wave or into the third wave. So at this range of value in drafts and trading for him in dynasty leagues, owners will at the least get what they paid for. And with favorable odds for the potential LB1 scenario playing, always keeping in mind, that being productive by default and not by actual performance counts in fantasy football when it comes to IDP players.
In other words, the risk may exist, but if he doesn’t rebound he’ll still be a part of that defense that will still offer us our value’s worth in 2020. And don’t worry if Jack is moved to the weakside position, that spot is also traditionally productive for the Jaguars. It’s a move this writer thinks would benefit the entire defense if they address the depth and add a solid player this offseason. After all, they lost the great veteran Telvin Smith, who essentially retired. And the hyped rookie Quincy Williams struggled, with a PFF grade of 33.1. While veteran Najee Goode didn’t replace Williams very well, with a 41.6 grade. And Donald Payne, who replaced Jack after he hit I.R, doesn’t look promising either. Can anyone say productive by default example? Payne racked up those stats as Jack’s replacement to a very high degree, his grade, 26.9.
Confidence Bar Subject To Change Pending New Developments*
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