- Height / Weight
- 5'9" / 201 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- December 19, 1991 (26)
- 4th Season
- 2015 / Rd. / Pk. (JAX FA)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Corey Grant, who has been used sparingly in his three years with the team, could become more of a consistent weapon in offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett's system in 2018. Grant was given a second-round tender worth $2.91 million this offseason, which makes him the most expensive back on the team. He has unique speed, shown when he caught three passes for 59 yards against the Patriots in the playoffs. Grant saw just 33 touches for 289 yards during the regular season. Grant should have a much bigger role behind Leonard Fournette after the team cut Chris Ivory and didn't address the position in the draft. At the very least, Grant should be the primary handcuff for Fournette owners, and he could carve out standalone PPR value in deeper leagues. "I thought Corey - once again, he's a guy that stepped in [last season] and did a great job there at the end - and he's just a guy we've got to get out there. There's all these guys we're talking about and it's a long ways away from that first game to see what we're going to get but I'd love to put him out there because he's a major change-of-pace back," Hackett said.
Restricted free-agent running back Corey Grant was tendered at the second-round level by the Jacksonville Jaguars. With Chris Ivory off the books, the Jags can afford to invest a little more in Grant, who would be due $2.914 million under the tender. As evidenced in the playoffs, Grant could be a valuable real-life piece in the Jaguars backfield.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to give running back Corey Grant a weekly package of run and pass plays after they released veteran running back Chris Ivory this week. Grant had just 32 attempts for 253 yards on the ground and caught six passes for 100 yards during the year, but he showed excellent burst in the AFC title loss to the Patriots. Grant could very well be the main backup to Leonard Fournette in 2018. Keep an eye on him in dynasty/keeper leagues heading into next season.