Well that 17-34 loss was about as disappointing of a way to open the season as could possibly be had. Not a lot went right for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but there were some bright spots. Originally this article was supposed to be titled “Jacksonville Jaguars Week 1 Fantasy Studs” but honestly, there was only one. For a look at the abysmal offensive performance, you can head over to Daniel’s piece. Instead you’ll be reading “Allen Hurns Fantasy Stud” and get a look at a couple other Jags who you could keep your eye on.
Sep 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) reaches over the goal line on a 34-yard touchdown catch against Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Nate Allen (29) in the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Alternate title: Allen Hurns Fantasy Stud Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Allen Hurns, WR If you don’t have Allen Hurns on your fantasy team after his first week of NFL action, then shame on you. The undrafted rookie put together a monster first quarter with two touchdown grabs. He disappeared when the offense decided to grind to a halt in the second half, but he still finished the day with four catches for 110 yards and the two TDs. Most of Hurns’ preseason production seemed to come with Blake Bortles under center, but if we have to endure an entire season of Chad Henne at least we know that he’ll be giving Hurns some looks on the outside. Get used to seeing his name on here, after week one it’s all Allen Hurns fantasy that we can talk about. Keep in mind, he did have the sixth best debut of all time.
Other Jags to keep an eye on:
- Marqise Lee, WR: Lee quietly put together a six catch, 62 yard performance on Sunday. This was a big improvement over his mediocre preseason. Keep him in mind next week to see if he can build on this.
- Chad Henne, QB: Don’t expect Henne to throw up 300+ yard days on a regular basis or to play mistake free football every week, but if he threw for 266 yards on Sunday with two TDs and no picks. He wasn’t great, but if you end up scraping the barrel at quarterback and want someone who may be able to navigate an offense, Henne may be able to deliver. Just don’t be shocked when he’s benched.