Jaguars Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 10
The Jaguars are coming off a heartbreaking road loss to the Jets. While the Jags lost in real life, they had some winners in fantasy football. This week they head to Baltimore to face a struggling 2-6 Ravens’ team.
Blake Bortles — The Baltimore D/ST has been downright awful against opposing QB’s this year. Despite their dominant performance in Week 1 against Peyton Manning they have still given up an average of over 21 points to opposing QB’s in ESPN Standard Leagues. This is a juicy matchup for Blake Bortles who is currently a Top 10 Fantasy QB. He will look to exploit a Baltimore D/ST that ranked 31st against opposing QB’s and is giving up an average of 300 yards and 2 TD’s to opposing QB’s. He is a must start in redraft leagues almost every week and especially this week against an inferior D/ST. In DFS he is still a great value as his cost does not correlate with his production.
Allen Robinson — If he is on your team in a redraft league, you simply must start him every week. Having one of the best receiving seasons that Jacksonville has ever seen, Robinson is a Top 6 fantasy WR. Pair his 12.9 PPG in ESPN Standard Leagues with his matchup against the lowly Ravens who are ranked 31st against opposing WR’s and you have a matchup that should provide a ton of points. In DFS he, like Bortles, costs less than his production would indicate and is a great play this week.
Allen Hurns — Hurns who may be the most undervalued receiver in the NFL is having a remarkable season considering he is a second year player who was an underrated free agent just a year ago. Like we just said, Baltimore is 31st against opposing WR’s, which gives Hurns, who has a scored a TD in 6 straight games, a great chance of reaching the end zone in his seventh straight game. Hurns, whose production is right there with Robinson’s, is significantly cheaper than his counterpart in DFS, so he is the ultimate value play this week. Keep an eye on his status moving forward as he is questionable, but is confident that he will play Sunday.
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T.J. Yeldon — The Ravens are in the top half of the league against the run, but Yeldon has proven that he has the ability to put up points even against the stingiest of run defenses. Over his past 4 starts he has averaged exactly 12 fantasy PPG in ESPN Standard Leagues. Yeldon is a decent play this week as an RB2 or FLEX in redraft leagues. In DFS he is a decent value as his cost is less than his fantasy value over the past month.
Jason Myers — You probably don’t have Myers on your fantasy team, but if you do this could be a good week to play him. Myers has quietly gotten his FG% close to respectable over the last several weeks as it now stands at 78.5%. Last week he hit 3 of 3 field goals and didn’t miss a PAT. Combine his recent success with the fact that the Ravens are allowing the most points to opposing kickers and you have a decent matchup.
Julius Thomas — Thomas remains a non factor in the Jaguars aerial attack, at least in fantasy terms, and is up against a Ravens D/ST that is 4th best in the NFL against opposing TE’s. Avoid Thomas if you can this week, as neither his production or his matchup are favorable.
Jaguars D/ST — Save their one dynamite performance against the Bills and the Jags D/ST has been terrible. They are likely not on your team, but if they are, you should go in a different direction this week. Averaging less than 4 PPG in ESPN Standard Leagues this unit is unplayable. If you’re still not convinced then just take a look at their matchup. The Ravens are 11th in the NFL against opposing defenses. This is not the week to take a gamble on the Jags.