The Jaguars' offense cooled a bit last week. Many expect that to change Sunday, and that could make Jaguars players a serious FanDuel play this week.
While Blake Bortles and the Jaguars' offense, in a Week 15 loss to Atlanta Sunday, didn't match their record-setting FanDuel scoring total from a 51-16 Week 14 victory over the Colts, they absolutely remain one of the league's most high-powered young offenses.
One reason is wide receiver Allen Robinson remains hot, catching a league-leading 13th touchdown pass against Atlanta. Bortles and Robinson have developed serious rapport, and there are no signs Bortles will look away from A-Rob anytime soon.
The other reason is the Jaguars are playing New Orleans Sunday. The Saints enter the game ranked 31st in the NFL in total defense – 30th in passing defense.
With many expecting a shootout with the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees, the Jaguars could be one of the most-used stacking plays in FanDuel's guaranteed prize-pool tournaments.
Start your Jags stack with Bortles (21.2 FFPG) at $8,200 and package him with tight end Julius Thomas ($6,500, 9.4 FFPG), who continues to develop chemistry with Bortles and who in recent weeks has become one of the most-targeted players in the Jaguars' offense. The Saints have easily allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and tight ends.
After that, there are a few options to complete your four-play Jaguars stack. (Remember, FanDuel contests limit your lineup to just four plays from one team.):
WR Allen Robinson ($8,400)—Robinson's FanDuel price inched up even as his FPPG dipped a touch to 16.2. When Bortles looks to Robinson, he tends to look for big plays. Robinson was targeted five times against Atlanta, with his three receptions going for 57 yards. His 10-yard touchdown was his shortest reception of the game and he has six touchdowns in the last four games.
WR Allen Hurns ($7,100)—If Robinson's price is restrictive against your salary cap, consider Hurns in your Jags stack. Hurns (12.6 FPPG), like Robinson, didn't pile up huge numbers against the Falcons, but he remains a primary target. He caught two passes for 44 yards Sunday and Bortles barely missed him deep late in the game for what could have been a 50-to-60 yard play.
K Jason Myers ($4,700)— With both T.J. Yeldon (knee) and Denard Robinson (foot) likely to be on the injury report, Myers takes on FanDuel value – especially if this game is as high-scoring as some anticipate.
Here is the FanDuel outlook for other Jaguars against the Saints Sunday:
WR Marqise Lee ($4,800)—Lee (2.6 FPPG) has gotten limited reps this season, with just nine receptions for 135 yards. But he caught two passes for 46 yards Sunday, with a spectacular 30-yarder in the fourth quarter. Bortles seems to be developing confidence in Lee as the season draws to a close.
RB T.J. Yeldon ($6,400) – The status of Yeldon (11.5 FPPG) will be an issue throughout the week. He missed Sunday's loss with a sprained knee, but Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said this week he remains hopeful Yeldon can play in the final two games of the regular season.
RB Denard Robinson ($6,400) – If Yeldon doesn't play Sunday, Robinson (4.3) likely will make a second consecutive start. He struggled last week against Atlanta, fumbling twice and rushing for 28 yards on 14 carries. He also caught eight passes for 46 yards.
Jaguars Defense ($4,300)
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