The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost their first three games by substantial margins, and even with Chad Henne under center there were a number of players who were good waiver wire pickups at the bottom of your roster.
Now with rookie Blake Bortles in, the offense should only get better and production should spread out a little more, meaning that some of the players you may have picked up to be a WR3 could produce like a WR2, and some guys who were seeing few touches will be on the field more and have more opportunities.
QB Blake Bortles: In one half of football, Bortles racked up nearly 300 total yards and two touchdowns. Yes, he had two interceptions. Yes, they looked ugly. But with a full week to prepare, an option other than Marcel Jensen at tight end, and running back Denard Robinson getting more touches, he has the potential to get 18-22 points in fantasy leagues depending on how you're scoring.
Predicted stat line: 310 total yards, 2 touchdowns
WR Allen Robinson: Bortles developed a rapport with most of the receivers in the preseason, but his connection with Robinson on the field is the most obvious. With fellow rookie Marqise Lee likely out against the Chargers, and Hurns dropping catchable balls in the past two weeks, I wouldn't be surprised to see Robinson get his first touchdown of the season in San Diego. After all, Robinson leads the team in receptions and targets, and has amassed 11 catches for 154 yards in the past two weeks. Start him, especially in PPR leagues.
Predicted stat line: 8 catches, 85 yards, 1 touchdown
K Josh Scobee: With Bortles in at quarterback, the Jaguars can expect to convert more third downs. I think their red zone efficiency won't be as good as it will once Blake and the rookie receivers get more experience under their belt. Or when Marcedes Lewis returns from injury. Look for Scobee to (finally) get some chances.
Predicted stat line: 3/3 field goals and 2/2 extra points
RB Toby Gerhart: He's rushing for 2.4 yards per carry and the Chargers defense have yet to give up a rushing touchdown this season. No.
Predicted stat line: 40 total yards, 0 touchdown
RB Denard Robinson: Head coach Gus Bradley said Robinson has earned himself more touches after a good outing against the Colts, but I think the Jaguars will be down by several possessions early in the game, limiting the second-year offensive weapon on the ground.
Predicted stat line: 55 total yards, 0 touchdowns
WR Cecil Shorts III: There's several media outlets predicting a big day for Shorts, but I think Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers will lock him down. Flowers has been impressive against opposing No. 1's, keeping Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins in check last week. Look for Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns to have bigger days than Cecil.
Predicted stat line: 3 catches, 40 yards, 0 touchdowns
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