The Jacksonville Jaguars are back home and they’re taking on the New Orleans Saints in a Week 6 matchup that I won’t say is a must-win game but is kinda, sorta, realistically speaking a must-win game.
The defense will be looking to bounce back after two poor outings on the road and the offense will be looking to continue the momentum of two good outings on the road.
It’s bizarro Jacksonville! And there will be opportunities for points in this game.
Who are some players you should stash away on your DraftKings roster? Let’s take a look.
WR DJ Chark
Chark is an emerging talent in the NFL, is on pace for a Pro Bowl season (and All-Pro Votes!), leads the AFC in receiving yards, and leads all receivers with at least 20 catches in average yards per reception. If he was on your bench during a monster performance last week, he won’t be this week. He’s a legitimate WR1 that will cause problems for a Saints secondary that is below average so far and has allowed more than 255 yards through the air per game. They’re also 26th in the league in fantasy points given up to opposing receivers.
Fantasy projection: 7 receptions, 120 yards, and 1 touchdown
WR Chris Conley
Conley is (quietly) having a very good season with the Jaguars, averaging 17.4 yards per reception. Chark will see the lion’s share of targets, but if you’re looking for a medium risk play to invest in your roster elsewhere, Conley would be a good bet. As we said before, the Saints secondary is giving up a ton of fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, ranking 26th in the league. If you want to go top-tier at quarterback, running back, or tight end, a risky (but smart) play could be Conley.
Fantasy projection: 4 receptions, 60 yards, and 1 touchdown
RB Leonard Fournette
New Orleans’ run defense is a little better than their pass defense, but not by much. They’re allowing 108.4 yards per game which is right in the middle of the league. But they’re not allowing scores to running backs, ranking 6th in the league in fantasy points given up to opposing running backs. This is a total hunch, but I think Fournette is an improved runner getting better every week — and I think he scores on Sunday. Add in that he’ll see a lot of volume and pass targets thrown his way and I think he’ll have a good day.
Fantasy projection: 4 receptions, 140 total yards, 1 touchdown
QB Gardner Minshew
The NFL’s worst kept secret is getting rostered more and more by the day — and for good reason! He’s got a good shot at winning NFL Rookie of the Year, he avoids interceptions (fumbles are another story), and he has a legitimate group of receivers at his disposal. The Saints are 28th in the league in allowing fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Bet your mortgage on Minshew, folks.
Fantasy projection: 310 total yards, 2 touchdowns