Game Predictions & Player Projections - TEN vs JAC

Game Predictions & Player Projections - TEN vs JAC


Game Predictions & Player Projections - TEN vs JAC

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Prediction: TEN 14, JAC 20 (Line: JAC by 3)

This is a replay of week six when the Titans won 16-14. Both teams are just 2-12 but the Jaguars already have a first round quarterback so the Titans would benefit more by the loss with NFL draft implications. The Titans are 1-6 on the road while the Jags are 2-5 at home. Amazingly this is the Thursday night game. So… still time to Christmas shop…

Tennessee Titans

1 @KC 26-10 10 @BAL 7-21
2 DAL 10-26 11 PIT 24-27
3 @CIN 7-33 12 @PHI 24-34
4 @IND 17-41 13 @HOU 21-45
5 CLE 28-29 14 NYG 7-36
6 JAC 16-14 15 NYJ 11-16
7 @WAS 17-19 16 @JAC —–
8 HOU 16-30 17 IND —–
9 BYE —–  
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vs Rush Catch Pass
RB Bishop Sankey 30 2-10
WR Harry Douglas 6-90,1
TE Delanie Walker 4-50,1
PK Ryan Succop 2 XP

Pregame Notes: The Titans are on an eight game losing streak, losing productive players and now come full circle on the rushing attack which has never been better than “horrible”. The early draft pick is assured next spring but the needs are many here. The offensive line has been the weak link in the offense and prevented all other parts from reaching their potential.

QUARTERBACK : Jake Locker is on injured reserve because of a dislocated shoulder and Zach Mettenberger remains out with a shoulder injury. Charlie Whitehurst takes the start this week and the team had to sign Jordan Palmer for a backup. Whitehurst was the starter in week six against the Jaguars and ended with 233 yards with no scores.

RUNNING BACK : This was one of the worst units all year and rushed only five touchdowns this year. Bishop Sankey gets fewer carries recently – not that he ever had a full load – and Shonn Greene was the primary back last week with 16 carries for 50 yards because HC Ken Whisenhunt deemed him the “hot hand” instead of Bishop who was only allowed three runs to gain eight yards. It could have also been related to letting Greene go against his old team. It really doesn’t matter much since the results here are always poor. In week six, Sankey ran for 61 yards on 18 carries for his biggest game of the year because Greene was out that week.

WIDE RECEIVER : Justin Hunter is gone and he was the leading receiver against the Jaguars when he pulled down three catches for 77 yards. Kendall Wright remains out with a hand injury but only managed one catch for six yards in the last meeting. Nate Washington was limited to two catches for 23 yards in that game but stepped up with six catches for 102 yards last week as the primary receiver. What little that happens here now is going to Washington.

TIGHT END : Delanie Walker tends to have moderate games but he comes off a 93 yards effort against the Jets and has topped 100 yards twice this year. But he has also been as bad as one catch for six yards. In week six, Walker turned in three catches for 57 yards against the Jaguars.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: Really no different than last week. There is nothing special about the Jaguars defense to be sure but they already held the Titans to no passing scores and only one touchdown by Jackie Battle. Greene and Bishop have been ineffective and even their rotation is being tinkered with. There could be a passing score and/or a rushing touchdown but who scores it is nearly impossible to say. Only Walker and Washington have enough upside here to merit any consideration and even then it is only moderate production at best.

Gaining Fantasy Points TEN 20 30 27 13 30 23
Preventing Fantasy Points JAC 15 27 16 24 30 32

Jacksonville Jaguars

1 @PHI 17-34 10 DAL 17-31
2 @WAS 10-41 11 BYE —–
3 IND 17-44 12 @IND 3-23
4 @SD 14-33 13 NYG 25-24
5 PIT 9-17 14 HOU 13-27
6 @TEN 14-16 15 @BAL 12-20
7 CLE 24-6 16 TEN —–
8 MIA 13-27 17 @HOU —–
9 @CIN 23-33  
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JAC vs TEN Rush Catch Pass
QB Blake Bortles 10 250,1
RB Jonas Gray 40,1
RB Chris Ivory 80,1
RB Bernard Pierce 40
WR Allen Hurns 4-30
WR Marqise Lee 5-70
TE Marcedes Lewis 3-50,1
TE Julius Thomas 3-40

Pregame Notes: The Jaguars have their final home game and chance to get a win this year though what is gained by a victory is less certain. The offense struggled to score more than 17 points in games all season and while Blake Bortles is going through the learning curve, the offensive line prevents much progress and injuries once again has robbed the team of offensive weapons. This is a national game and a chance for people to see the Jaguars play in Jacksonville – however long that continues to happen.

QUARTERBACK : Blake Bortles has a mid-foot sprain and is “questionable” for Thursday’s game. If he cannot go, Chad Henne will get the start. Bortles passed for 336 yards and one score in the last meeting though he was sacked six times. The Titans allow one score to more opponents and Ryan Fitzpatrick just left there with six touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK : Back in the first meeting, Denard Robinson only ran for 22 yards on five carries and Toby Gerhart was out injured. Now that Robinson is gone, the Jaguars are relying on Toby Gerhart and Storm Johnson with just a zesty dash of Jordan Toddman. Gerhart ran 13 times for 54 yards last week in Baltimore as the most heavily used back. Johnson was given just six carries to gain 19 yards.

WIDE RECEIVER : Allen Robinson caught eight passes for 68 yards and Cecil Shorts was the best receiver in the previous matchup when he hauled in ten catches for 103 yards. Allen Hurns was held to only 19 yards on two catches and Marqise Lee ended with two receptions for 26 yards. Robinson is gone and Lee has taken over his place.

TIGHT END : Clay Harbor had a season best game in the previous meeting with the Titans. He caught three passes for 91 yards and his only score on the year. Marcedes Lewis is the starter now.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: The Titans are one of the worst teams against running backs and Gerhart at home deserves some consideration if only for some yardage. Five of the last six road opponents for the Titans scored with their running back. The passing should see some success but again – these are the Jaguars. Keep expectations low because as bad as the Titans are – the Jags may be worse.

Gaining Fantasy Points JAC 30 28 26 25 29 18
Preventing Fantasy Points TEN 13 29 17 19 31 25

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