The Jaguars' offense is getting hot, and that's turning it into a FanDuel-friendly offense, too.
The Jaguars set a franchise record for points in a regular-season game in a 51-16 victory over the Colts this past Sunday. It was a victory that continued the team's recent offensive surge, and one in which the Jaguars achieved their highest FanDuel scoring total in the one-week fantasy era with 135.4 points.
The Jaguars have scored 90 points in the last two weeks, scoring 11 offensive touchdowns in that span. Key to the surge is quarterback Blake Bortles, who threw three touchdown passes Sunday.
He has thrown eight touchdowns in the last two games, and continues to make other players in the offense better, making the Jaguars' other offensive skill players – Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Julius Thomas and T.J. Yeldon in particular – FanDuel stars.
The Jaguars play host to the Falcons Sunday, and while the Atlanta defense has been tough on fantasy quarterbacks this season, Bortles' hot streak – and the potential absence of Yeldon – could mean a pass-heavy day for the Jaguars Sunday.
Here is the FanDuel outlook for the Jaguars against the Falcons Sunday:
QB Blake Bortles ($7,900)— Bortles (20.9 FPPG) is in the midst of easily the best stretch of his career, throwing eight touchdowns with no interceptions in the last two games. He has led the Jaguars to 10 of 10 scoring touchdowns in the red zone during that span, and his red-zone chemistry with his receivers – Thomas and Robinson in particular – grows by the week.
WR Allen Robinson ($8,100)—Robinson (16.4 FPPG) remains hot, and his four-yard touchdown last week extended his franchise record for the season to 12. His FanDuel price dropped a touch after a one-catch performance last week, but the way Bortles looks to Robinson his production shouldn't be down long. Bortles also has come to trust Robinson in the red zone.
WR Allen Hurns ($7,000)—Hurns (13.2 FPPG) came back from a one-week absence (concussion) in a big way against the Colts. His 80-yard catch-and-run touchdown was not only the longest play of the second-year veteran's career, it was the longest play of Bortles' career. Hurns caught just three passes last week, but they went for 105 yards.
TE Julius Thomas ($6,200) – Thomas has gone from a player struggling to find chemistry with Bortles midway through the season to a favorite third-down and red-zone target in recent weeks. Bortles appears far more comfortable with and confident in Thomas than early in the season, with the result that the two have combined for a touchdown pass in each of the last four games.
RB T.J. Yeldon ($6,300) – The status of Yeldon (11.5 FPPG) appears likely to be uncertain until late in the week. He sustained a sprained knee against the Colts Sunday and was on crutches after the game.
Denard Robinson ($6,300) – If Yeldon doesn't play Sunday, Robinson likely will start and get the vast majority of the carries. He had his most-productive game of the season Sunday, rushing for 75 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. He and the rest of the Jaguars' running offense have struggled in short-yardage this season, but the Jaguars continue to be committed to a balanced offense and won't likely abandon it just because Yeldon is absent.
Other noteworthy prices:
K Jason Myers ($4,700)
Jaguars Defense ($4,400)
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