Blake Bortles — Bortles is having a standout season in fantasy, averaging 18 PPG in ESPN Standard Leagues. If you have him on your roster, you likely also have another QB that you drafted in front of him. If your other QB has a bad matchup, isn’t performing well, or is injured, you should feel very comfortable starting Bortles this week. The Texans have given up the 8th most fantasy points to opposing QB’s this year, and Bortles is on a serious hot streak. In DFS leagues he can be had for a meager price and is a great value in DFS formats this week.
Allen Robinson — Robinson has been the definition of boom or bust in terms of fantasy value this year. In 2 of the Jaguars’ 5 games he has reached the end zone twice. In the other three games this year he has failed to cross the goal line even once. Even when Robinson hasn’t caught a touchdown, he has still put up decent receiving yard totals and always gets his fair share of targets. The Texans are middle of the road against WRs this year, but Robinson is a safe WR2 or FLEX play in standard leagues. In DFS leagues his cost is middle of the road, which makes him a decent play.
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Allen Hurns — Hurns has been a waiver wire wonder for many fantasy owners this year as he has scored a TD in each of the last 3 games. He is Bortles’ most consistent target and is producing big fantasy numbers so far. The Texans have been middle of the road against opposing receivers, but Hurns is still a safe FLEX play this week. Hurns is much cheaper than his counterpart, Allen Robinson, and is a great value play in DFS formats.
Julius Thomas — Thomas made his Jaguars’ debut last week against the Buccaneers, but it was unclear the whole week if he was going to play or not and the Jaguars did not institute a game plan that featured their star TE. This week they will have a full week of practice and a game plan that will look to take advantage of the mismatches he creates. The Texans are middle of the road against opposing TEs which makes Thomas a decent play this week. In DFS he can be had for fairly cheap and is a solid value play.
Jaguars D/ST — This group has been solid some weeks and terrible in others. They are not a safe play by any means in standard leagues. Even though they are going up against a terrible Houston offense, they are likely to give up a lot of yards to DeAndre Hopkins through the air and Arian Foster on the ground. In DFS formats they are a value play at best.
T.J. Yeldon — Yeldon has not been performing all that well this season and whether or not this is due to poor offensive line play is irrelevant in the fantasy world. Combine that with the fact that he hasn’t practiced all week and you have a risky play at best. Plus, his backup, Denard Robinson, is returning to the lineup this week which could eat at his value. You should sit Yeldon this week.
Jason Myers — Myers, like his team, has had a lot of ups and downs. Right now his value in real life is up, but his fantasy value is limited. The Jaguars just aren’t giving him enough opportunities for him to be relevant in fantasy. If you have another option, definitely avoid Myers.
Denard Robinson — Robinson is returning from injury this week, but it is unclear to what extent he will be featured in the Jags’ offense, even if Yeldon doesn’t suit up.
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