The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in quarterback Blake Bortles’ first start at home. The atmosphere will be what home teams crave, but there are bound to be successes on both sides of the ball. If your fantasy football team boasts players from either of these two teams, have a look at some players to start this week.
The Steelers boast the potential to put the hurt on all NFL teams, much like they did to Carolina in week three. Fantasy football owners took notice in week three but may be put off following a loss to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
The Jaguars are suffering from the worst defense in the league and are opening up opportunities for savvy fantasy owners to pick up opposition players each week. But the Jags have a few players who could break it open as well. Fantasy football owners should keep their eyes on some of these players going forward.
Let’s dive into the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Pittsburgh Steelers fantasy players to start.
Sep 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Buccaneers won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Big Ben is always a possible fantasy star. This week he’s going up against a defense that is allowing an astounding 320 yards through the air per game and an average of almost three passing touchdowns per game as well. That sounds pretty nice for all of you who have Roethlisberger on your roster. If you’ve got him, start him because he should total near 30 fantasy points by playing the Jaguars’ abysmal defense. Every other quarterback has been in the mid to high twenties so far and Roethlisberger is an excellent quarterback.