Sep 13, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running backT.J. Yeldon
(24) runs with the ball against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at EverBank Field. The Panthers defeat the Jaguars 20-9. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
T.J Yeldon will have 20+ carries: FACT
A week after Blake Bortles had a staggering 40 throws, the Jaguars are going to wind things back and work on getting their rushing attack in place. Luke Joeckel is likely out which means Bortles is going to have to try and get rid of the ball before Cameron Wake absolutely eviscerates Sam Young and gets to him.
The alternative is to keep the Dolphins’ defensive line honest by pounding the ball with Yeldon and Denard Robinson.
Yeldon looked good in his rookie debut and he should get a bigger workload than the 12 carries he got last week. He’s going to have a tougher matchup here with a better defensive line (featuring Ndamukong Suh), but he’s going to have more opportunities to get into a rhythm. I wouldn’t be shocked if Yeldon has a stat line similar to fellow rookie Tevin Coleman from Monday night (20 carries for 80 yards).
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