Don't be surprised to see Jaguars players drafted early in fantasy leagues

After 80 receptions for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, Allen Robinson is a top option in fantasy football in 2016. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Training camp is just around the corner, and you know what that means: It's time to start seriously preparing for your fantasy draft.

For the first time in a long time, there will be some Jaguars players off the board sooner than people are used to seeing. Quarterback Blake Bortles and receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns had big seasons last year and are pretty high in ESPN.com’s fantasy football rankings.

Here’s a quick look at where they rank:

QB Blake Bortles

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 10 (28)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 89 (not ranked)

Throwing a franchise-record 35 touchdown passes in 2015 gets Bortles ranked ahead of Philip Rivers, Tony Romo, Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford. The offensive line is still shaky as far as the running game goes, so Bortles may have to carry the offense again. He has 35 interceptions in two seasons and his career completion percentage is only 58.7. Those numbers must improve in 2016.

RB Chris Ivory

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 35 (26)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 94 (55)

Ivory is coming off the first 1,000-yard season of his career, but he’ll be sharing the workload with T.J. Yeldon so he fell a bit in the rankings. The assumption is he’ll be the starter but it’ll be interesting to see how the reps are split during training camp and the preseason.

RB T.J. Yeldon

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 27 (24)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 65 (53)

He had a solid rookie season (740 yards rushing and 36 catches for 279 yards) but he scored just three touchdowns. His carries will certainly go down with the arrival of Ivory, but we may see him more involved in the passing game this season.

RB Denard Robinson

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 87 (50)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 280 (111)

There may not be much work for Robinson as the No. 3 back, especially if he continues to have ball-security issues. He fumbled four times in the final five games of 2015.

WR Allen Robinson

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 6 (29)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 13 (69)

Robinson is clearly an elite fantasy receiver after catching 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 TDs last season. He was a big-play machine, with an NFL-high 31 catches of 20-plus yards. It’ll be tough for him to duplicate those numbers with Hurns and Julius Thomas completely healthy, but Robinson will still be Bortles’ top target.

WR Allen Hurns

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 34 (79)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 80 (234)

Hurns caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015 despite playing nearly the entire season with a sports hernia that required offseason surgery. He and Robinson give the Jaguars one of the top receiving duos in the NFL.

WR Rashad Greene

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 102 (not ranked)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 294 (not ranked)

Greene will battle with Marqise Lee to be the slot receiver. He missed seven games last season with a hand injury and averaged just 4.9 yards on 19 receptions. He’s more valuable as a punt returner (16.7 yards per return last season).

WR Marqise Lee

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 97 (63)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 271 (186)

He had just 15 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown last season but was completely healthy for the offseason for the first time in his career, and it showed: He was the Jaguars’ best offensive player throughout OTAs and minicamp. However, he still has to prove he can stay healthy during training camp.

TE Julius Thomas

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 11 (16)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 137 (204)

A hand injury suffered in the preseason cost him the first four games of the season, and he was never quite able to completely fit into the offense. Still, his 46 catches were the second-highest reception total of his career (65 in 2013) so he certainly didn’t have a terrible season. He again looked very good in OTAs and minicamp and should be a big red-zone presence.

K Jason Myers

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 17 (not ranked)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): not ranked (not ranked)

He missed more PATs (seven) than field goals (four) but he made his last 13 field goal attempts.

Jaguars defense/special teams

2016 position rank (2015 rank): 16 (26)

2016 overall rank (2015 rank): 254 (not ranked)

The Jaguars added two big-time playmakers in free agency (DT Malik Jackson and FS Tashaun Gipson) and drafted CB Jalen Ramsey and LB Myles Jack, so there’s certainly more talent on a unit that has been among the league’s worst over the past three seasons. Questions about the pass rush and how quickly things will come together linger. Greene helped win two games with big punt returns and appears to be the punt returner the team has been trying to find for years.