Blake Bortles is a safe bet to start this week. The Raiders defense is the worst in the NFL. And their pass defense is by far the worst. They've given up an average of 312 yards and 2 TDs through the air so far in 2016. Bortles has been a little hit or miss so far in 2016 in terms of fantasy, but this matchup is too good not to take advantage of. If he's on your team you should be starting him. In DFS he's cheaper than a good many QBs and could have won of the higher ceilings of an QB this week. Start 'Em!
Allen Robinson doesn't have two bad games back to back. He just doesn't do it. Last week he only caught 3 passes for 49 yards and dropped what would have been a TD. A-Rob has an incredibly juicy matchup this week against the Raiders who are giving up the third most points to opposing WRs this year. His desire to be great combined with his matchup is a recipe for bit time success this week. Make sure he's in your lineup!
Allen Hurns isn't a WR1 or WR2 at this point. He's being targeted plenty, but not coming down with enough of the balls and not finding the end zone. He has however gotten at least 40 yards in every game this season and has a great matchup this week. Hurns should be a good FLEX in a contest against a Raiders D that is giving over 300 yards a game through the air. In DFS Hurns could provide some sneaky value as he has a high floor and a high ceiling against a terrible Raiders pass defense.
Chris Ivory & T.J. Yeldon have yet to both have good fantasy contests in the same game this year. This is the week that ends the Jaguars running game woes. The Raiders are giving up 4.8 yards per carry and over 130 yards a game on the ground. They're also giving up over 1 rushing TD per game. The Raiders defense is bad against both the pass and the run, which will allow these two RBs to both have good fantasy value in the same game for the first time this season. Start them both!
Julius Thomas has failed to have a huge fantasy impact thus far in 2016, but he has the talent and the matchup this week to break out of a slump induced by a minor injury. Thomas will be featured this week against a horrific Raiders pass defense and should be in your starting lineup if you've got him.
It pains me to type this, but you need to sit Marqise Lee. Lee is having the first healthy season of his career and is catching over 70% of his targets, but he isn't getting deep down field and his yards per catch just isn't where it needs to be in order for him to make a huge fantasy impact. I one of these games coming I think Lee will have a real breakout game where he finds the end zone on a big play, but I can't advise you starting him . . . yet.
Sit everyone else. The Jaguars D/ST has had two impressive fantasy outings, but has also had three bad ones. They can't be relied upon against one of the best offenses in football. Marcedes Lewis isn't a viable fantasy option. And no, the 51 yard game winning TD grab in week 6 does not make Arrelious Benn fantasy relevant.
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