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Jaguars vs. Texans fantasy football: Week 9 DraftKings lineups, strategy, picks, and predictions

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The Jacksonville Jaguars can get a winning record for the first time this season at home away from home against the Houston Texans in London.

In my opinion, this is the game that determines who gets a Wild Card playoff spot out of the AFC South.

Yeah, it’s big.

On paper, this looks like a game where several Jacksonville players could be in for a big day, but let’s take a closer look at who you should stash away on your DraftKings roster.

QB Gardner Minshew

I know he was #confirmed #bad in their first meeting, but that was on the road and Minshew’s first career start. I expect him to be much better as the Texans have gotten much worse in defending the pass, giving up 276.8 yards per game (28th in the NFL).

Houston’s secondary has also given up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks through Week 8. If you’ve got ‘em, smoke ‘em.

Fantasy projection: 275 passing yards, 25 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions

WR DJ Chark

If Minshew has a good day, his receivers will have a good day. There’s no reason why Chark should have less than 8-9 targets on Sunday and I think he makes the most of them. Did I mention the Texans secondary gives up a ton of fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks? They are dead last in points given up to opposing receivers.

Fantasy projection: 8 receptions, 95 total yards, 1 touchdown

K Josh Lambo

The Jaguars have a red zone problem and no one has benefited from it more than Lambo. Until the offense is effective in the red zone, Lambo is a smart play. He hasn’t missed a field goal this season. The offense is productive and can drive down the field but until they start scoring touchdowns, it’s Lambo’s world and we’re all just living in it.

Fantasy projection: 3-for-3 field goals, 3-for-3 extra points, 12 total points