Some players are must starts (Aaron Rodgers, Alvin Kamara, and Rob Gronkowski, to name a few), but here we work to give you value and over-performers, depending on what type of fantasy format you are playing. At this point we are breaking up start/sit for Thursday and Sunday/Monday games. We apologize to those who must have complete lineups in by Thursday’s game.
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Hey!!!! Prime time Jaguars football against the most evil team, with the worst uniforms. I don’t care if you don’t like it America.
I do care that my sleeper busted. Well done Matt. Oh, and if you started Adrian Peterson, nice risk. He was nothing, but that long run was your early Christmas present.
I also care about you not playing anyone from tonight’s game unless you’re in a two QB league, or you are thin at running back. I’m other words, start Mariota at your own risk.
For some of you it is fantasy playoffs time! This is where you separate the men from the boys, and this week starts with with a not so exciting match up between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans. If you’re starting anyone on these teams besides Fournette then I pity you and hope you do well. I’ll try to do my best to pick the ones that I think will do somewhat good especially in DFS.
Sit everyone one else!
RB Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
Projection: 95 total yards with 5 receptions and 1 touchdown
TE Jonny Smith, Titans
Ebron of the Colts caught 10 passes for 81 yards so the Jags defense is susceptible to the position. Now I’m not saying that Smith will go off, I’m just saying I’m willing to take the risk if you’re desperate as the matchups isn’t that bad.
Projection: 4 receptions for 65 yards
RB Derrick Henry Titans
I am not confident on this one. This is throwing a dart in the dark and hoping it’s a bull’s-eye. The Jaguars will have their hands full just trying to keep Mariota at bay. Henry May steal a touchdown like he’s prone to do
Projection: 12 carries for 61 yards with 1 touchdown
Titans and Jaguars Defense
The first time they played it was at 9 to 6 battle and I expect this game to be low scoring again. I’m willing to stream each one of these defenses this week.
Titans: 13 points allowed with 3 sacks and 1 turnover
Jags: 10 points allowed with 5 sacks and 2 turnovers
K Josh Lambo, Jaguars
If you get more points for longer field goals, Lambo is your guy.
Projection: 2 for 2 on field goals and 1 for 1 on extra points