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Blake Bortles headlines value players in Jaguars vs. Texans game

There are a number of good values to be had for daily fantasy games on Sunday, and Blake Bortles is definitely one of them.

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If you're looking for a way to save some money in your FanDuel lineup, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is probably the most valuable buy for a daily fantasy game in this matchup.

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.

And everything is falling Bortles' way for a big game.

First, the Houston Texans are 24th in the league in terms of points given up per game with 24.0. The Jaguars try to get their running game going every week, but in the red zone it always falls to Bortles, as the Jaguars are one of two teams in the NFL with zero rushing touchdowns. With T.J. Yeldon is a gametime decision, and backups Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson carrying the load, why would a rushing touchdown be more likely?

Second, Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson are the best wide receiver tandem in the NFL. Technically, they're two yards behind, but they make up for it with four more touchdowns. They provide Bortles with an incredible safety net for big yards.

Last, Julius Thomas is making his second appearance after coming to Tampa Bay and playing on a gametime decision. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson has had all week to gameplan around their prize free agent signing, as opposed to last week when they barely had any time at all.

If you're playing FanDuel, do yourself a favor and pick up Bortles.