Blake Bortles had a good game in real life against the Packers last week, but in terms of fantasy it was only an average performance as he only had 1 passing TD. This week he goes up against a San Diego defense that gave up 33 points and 330 yards through the air to a Chiefs offense that doesn't traditionally boast a super potent aerial attack. Blake has played the Chargers twice already in his young career (once at San Diego and once at home) and done well. With a better offensive line and weapons around him Bortles is a must play in all formats this week, especially in DFS where he is currently cheaper than 9 other QBs. He'll have his full compliment of receivers and should be in line for a huge bounce back game.
Allen Robinson is the best fantasy player on the Jaguars in 2016 and most weeks he'll be our number one player on the Jaguars. He's the type of receiver that is match up proof at this point. While his matchup against a Chargers secondary isn't the best he will have this year, Robinson is still a must start and is a mid level WR1 this week. He'll be matched up with Jason Verret quite a bit this week, a good player, but a player that Robinson should be able to use his height/leaping ability against as Verret stands only 5'10". In 2015 Robinson was able to haul in five passes and a TD against the Chargers -- look for his numbers to be even bigger in this one.
Julius Thomas had perhaps his most impressive game as a Jaguar in week 1 against the Packers. He hauled in 5 catches for 64 yards and 1 beautiful TD grab. He was one of the highest scoring fantasy TEs in week 1 and is a great play again in week 2. He and Bortles seem to finally be on the same page and he'll likely be in store for his fair share of targets this week against a Chargers D that ranks in the bottom half of the league against TEs. Thomas is much cheaper than some other options that he'll likely out perform in week 2.
Other notable start worthy players:
Allen Hurns is as consistent as they come. He's easily a good WR2 of FLEX option this week.
Jason Myers had a big performance in week 1 nailing 3 field goals and 2 extra points. He's worth a start in week 2 if you're kicker has a bad matchup.
Chris Ivory was hospitalized during the Jaguars first game of 2016, but was released from the hospital on Tuesday. It's still not clear what his issue was and the Jaguars have kept fans and media in the dark on the matter. It's unclear whether or not he'll suit up in this one so be careful and make sure to get him out of your lineup for now. If he is cleared to play then Ivory might be worth a start as an RB2 or FLEX, but even that will be pushing it for a player that was in the hospital just 5 days before the contest.
T.J. Yeldon should find a spot on your bench this weekend, by no fault of his own. The Jaguars offensive line struggled to open up running lanes against the Packers, resulting in T.J. Yeldon being nailed in the backfield time and time again. Yeldon did his best and broke his fare share of tackles. The bottom line is no Jaguars running back is a safe play until the offensive line proves it can open up some holes. Even more worrisome -- The Chargers gave up only 83 yards on the ground in week 1 against a normally consistent Chiefs rushing attack.
The Jaguars D/ST performed really well in really life against the Packers last Sunday, but in terms of fantasy they were far from great. With no sacks or turnovers they just didn't do enough to warrant even owning. Now they face San Diego on the road, an environment that doesn't traditionally produce strong Jaguars performances.
Marcedes Lewis is not fantasy relevant, even if he did have an awesome catch and run in the Jaguars fist contest. If he's on your team I would advise changing that.
Marqise Lee and Rashad Greene both have pretty good upside moving forward, but until it happens for either of them in a game they are both far from a safe play.
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