Jaguars Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 15
Blake Bortles — Bortles is riding a major hot streak, scoring 11 total TD’s in the last 3 games and is taking on a Falcons’ defense that gave up 3 TD’s to Cam Newton just a week ago. Bortles will stay hot and is now in the realm of must start QB’s regardless of matchup. In DFS Bortles is still outside of the top 10 QB’s in terms of cost and will be a good value for your line up this week.
Allen Robinson — Like Bortles, Robinson is also a must start in every format. His 12 TD’s ties for the league lead and has helped him to be one of the top 5 fantasy WR’s of 2015. His matchup with the Falcons is not a great one based on the Falcons entire body of work, but if you look at their most recent match ups, they have actually given up 3 TD’s to opposing WR’s in the last 2 weeks. In DFS Robinson is not a true value as his cost is quite steep, yet his ability to reach the end zone and put up big receiving totals could help your DFS team score big this week.
Allen Hurns — Hurns is coming off a performance in which he recored the Jaguars’ longest TD of the season and he is likely to continue to play well. If you can insert him into your lineup as a WR2 or a Flex this week you should be in good shape as he ranks 9th in the NFL in TD catches and has a knack for making big plays. Again, if you look at Atlanta’s entire body of work it would suggest a tough matchup, but they have been beaten through the air in recent weeks. In DFS Hurns is much cheaper than his counterpart, Allen Robinson, and is a much better value.
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T.J. Yeldon or Denard Robinson — If Yeldon starts he will be a good RB2 of Flex play, but if he is unable to suit up due to injury then you should quickly nab Denard Robinson and insert him into your lineup. Robinson had a big game last week with 75 yards and a TD and showed last year he has the ability to score big when given the opportunity. Whichever one of these talented backs gets the nod, they will be facing a Falcons’ defense that is 30th in the NFL against the run and thus will have a great matchup. In DFS neither one is pricy — just be sure to check on the injury status of Yeldon before you make a final decision.
Julius Thomas — Thomas now has 5 TD’s on the season, has scored in 4 consecutive games and is facing a Falcons’ defense that has given up a bunch of TD’s to opposing TE’s in recent weeks. Make sure he is in your lineup in redraft and DFS leagues alike as his price tag in DFS is much lower than it should be for a player who has scored in 4 consecutive weeks.
Jason Myers — Myers is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. He has a very respectable percentage as a field goal kicker, but misses an extra point or two nearly every week. Lately it has been a lot more good than bad for Myers in terms of fantasy. Over the last 6 weeks he has scored at least 10 fantasy points 5 times. Myers might not be your idea of reliable in real life, but in fantasy he has been very good over the past 2 months.
Jaguars D/ST — The Jaguars are likely to get torched by Julio Jones and Co. for much of the day as they have against other big time WR’s, but this group has shown the ability to put up points in recent games. Despite some recent success in fantasy, the Jaguars D/ST has just not been consistent enough to insert into your fantasy lineups this week.
Rashad Greene — Greene has reached the end zone 3 times in his six games played for the Jaguars, but simply is not targeted enough yet at this point in his career to be relied upon.
Marqise Lee — Lee still is way out targeted by the Brothers Allen and Julius Thomas which leaves him as an after thought in fantasy until he proves otherwise.
Marcedes Lewis — Duh