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Jaguars vs. Texans fantasy football advice: Week 6 start 'em, sit 'em

Yes, even in a matchup between the Jaguars and Texans there are some really good fantasy football plays.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are done with their three-game road stretch and back home to EverBank Field this week to host the Houston Texans.

And believe it or not, there are quite a few players you could start from this game.

In this game alone, we've got two of the worst pass defenses in the league, subpar offensive lines, a Jaguars offense riding high, and two teams near the top of the league in terms of points they're giving up to kickers.


So, who should you be picking up in fantasy games this week?

Start 'em

Blake Bortles is still below average in FanDuel salary, despite putting up 300 yards and four touchdowns last week. Yes, he could make a stupid mistake, but the fact that he's tied for 17th with Colin Kaepernick with a $7,300 salary is absurd. Until FanDuel comes to their senses, pick him up and save a couple thousand dollars for a running back or wide receiver.

The same goes for Allen Robinson ($6,700) and Allen Hurns ($6,500) who are up there in terms of wide receivers, but will pay out worth their cost.

I think this is a breakout game for Julius Thomas and with only the 15th highest salary for a tight end ($5,200) he could be your guy if you want some value, and a double-bonus for rooting for the Jaguars.

Lastly, Nick Novak is the second-lowest cost for a kicker ($4,600) but the Jaguars are worst in the league in points given up to kickers.

Sit 'em

DeAndre Hopkins is the third-most expensive receiver in the league this week at $8,500. While I don't think the Jaguars secondary will stop him, I don't think he'll get as many points as FanDuel expects him to.

Arian Foster ($8,500) won't be worth the third-highest salary on FanDuel for running backs, and while I think T.J. Yeldon is a quality running back, our offensive line has been inconsistent in their ability to help the running game get going. Yeldon has a great chance at a game worth his $6,700 price tag, but it's too unpredictable.

And don't touch either of these defenses. C'mon, y'all.