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Jaguars vs. Chargers fantasy football: Start ‘em, sit ‘em for Week 2

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are traveling to the West Coast to play the San Diego Chargers and this could be a sneaky good matchup to find some values on the waiver wire of your traditional head-to-head leagues or FanDuel games.

Start ‘em

Philip Rivers. With Prince Amukamara out this week (and likely this week only) the Jaguars secondary is going to struggle at points. Amukamara was the best cornerback against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers and even though I think Jalen Ramsey, Davon House, and the rest of the defensive backs have a decent game against Rivers, his price tag on FanDuel is only $7,700, which is 15th among quarterbacks this week.

Danny Woodhead. Woodhead is going to be a huge challenge for the Jaguars defense especially in the passing game and he’s just $6,400 on FanDuel — which means he’s below average in cost.

Allen Hurns. At just $6,900 on FanDuel (nice) he’s a below average with above average upside. Allen Robinson will likely have better production, but at $8,200 he’s the seventh-most expensive receiver this week. From a point-per-dollar perspective, Hurns makes the most sense of the two.

T.J. Yeldon. The above goes for Yeldon too. With Ivory out, he’ll get 25 or more touches this game and he’s only $6,500. Yeldon will get every opportunity to be a threat on the ground with Chris Ivory out and the Jaguars showed last week they’re not afraid to go to him in goal line situations. I see a touchdown, a couple of catches, and 70-80 total yards which would be great production for a guy barely in the top-20 of FanDuel prices for a running back.

Sit ‘em

Denard Robinson. Just... no.

Antonio Gates. Yes, the Jaguars love to give up big numbers to tight ends (they’re allowing 8.4 yards per catch to tight ends since the beginning of last season) but Gates is not the player he once was, getting only four targets last week even though Rivers threw 36 times.

Melvin Gordon. There are big things predicted for Gordon this game, but if I’m betting on a Chargers running back producing today, it’s going to be Woodhead. Gordon and Woodhead nearly split carries last week (Gordon had 14, Woodhead had 16) but Gordon didn’t have a single target in the passing game while Woodhead had seven. I think the fact that the Jaguars defense is susceptible to giving up big plays to running backs out of the backfield means Woodhead sees a bit more time on the field today.