The first-ever Kentucky-Wesleyan football player to stick with an NFL team could be in for an expanded role, and former Division 2 star Keelan Cole might be a player to keep an eye on in your fantasy football league.
The rookie receiver entered the season listed as a second-team wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars, joining Arrelious Benn behind the first-team group of Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee and ahead of third-string Allen Hurns. (Note, it's weird to see Hurns listed as a third-teamer, as he's still clearly one of the leading receivers on the team, but that's how it's listed on the team's depth chart).
With the news that Allen Robinson will miss the season with a torn ACL, could Keelan Cole be in line for more targets and worth a spot on your fantasy roster?
At least one Fantasy Football analyst thinks so:
Blake Bortles' top-4 "weapons" going forward without Allen Robinson (ACL): Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, Keelan Cole, Marcedes Lewis.
— Adam Levitan (@adamlevitan) September 11, 2017
Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee remain the top receiving options at wide receiver, but don't sleep on Keelan Cole.
Cole was prolific at D2 Kentucky-Wesleyan, filling up the statsheet. In the preseason (three games) he caught five passes for 132 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown. He also had one punt return for 31 yards.
It might take a couple of weeks for Cole to figure out his role on the team now that Robinson has gone down, but it's a safe bet to assume his role will be increased as the weeks continue.