Game Predictions & Player Projections - JAC vs TEN

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Game Predictions & Player Projections - JAC vs TEN

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Prediction: JAC 14, TEN 31 (Line: TEN by 6)

UPDATE: Shonn Greene is listed as doubtful and not expected to play this week because of his hamstring. That will give more work to Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster. If McCluster gets more work than Sankey, then you know that HC Ken Whisenhunt is just messing with you. Playing at home against the Jaguars is about as good as it gets. Jake Locker has not yet been ruled out but Charlie Whitehurst is expected to start.

Toby Gerhart is already called out because he aggravated a sore foot in practice. Storm Johnson now gets his chance. Marqise Lee is healthy again but the receivers are all set and Lee does not yet merit a projection.

The 0-5 Jaguars are still searching for their first win while the 1-4 Titans are only happy they have the one. These are two bad teams but the Titans are a bit better both on offense and defense and are at home. This is a game that only fantasy football could love.

These teams traded road wins last year. The Jaguars won 29-17 in Tennessee.

Jacksonville Jaguars

1 @PHI 17-34 10 DAL —–
2 @WAS 10-41 11 BYE —–
3 IND 17-44 12 @IND —–
4 @SD 14-33 13 NYG —–
5 PIT 9-17 14 HOU —–
6 @TEN —– 15 @BAL —–
7 CLE —– 16 TEN —–
8 MIA —– 17 @HOU —–
9 @CIN —–  
News | Statistics | Roster
JAC @ TEN Rush Catch Pass
QB Blake Bortles 220,1
RB Chris Ivory 50,1 3-20
RB Bernard Pierce 30
WR Allen Hurns 5-90
WR Allen Robinson 7-80
TE Julius Thomas 5-60,2

While the offense still cannot post more than 17 points in any game, at least the defense finally held someone below 33 points. That could be as much about opponents no longer taking them seriously because they know they can win, but take victories where you can find them. At at 0-5 all you have is moral victories. There’s not a lot going on here other than glacial-slow progress with the rookies.

QUARTERBACK : Three games into his career and Blake Bortles now has his first game without a score and yet still he managed to throw exactly two interceptions like both of his other starts. He remains below the fantasy radar but is at least getting real play time to help him through the learning curve and into next year.

RUNNING BACK : #32 with a bullet. The rushing effort here is so bad that they are starting to just wade through every back they have on the roster. Toby Gerhart sprained his foot last week but he never had more than 42 yards in any game anyway. Jordan Toddman is just a third down back who rarely touches the ball. Denard Robinson is listed as a wideout in some places and a running back in others and it doesn’t matter because you should not own him anyway.

Now Storm Johnson gets a chance to play more after he gained 27 yards on four runs which is astronomical in Jaguars measurements. His name is about all he has going for him. That and the fact no other back on the roster has any real value.

WIDE RECEIVER : Cecil Shorts and Marqise Lee both missed last week with hamstring issues and likely this week as well. Allen Robinson does maintain a 50 yard level of production but Allen Hurns bounces all around. Hurns has three of the four touchdowns to wideouts but mixes in the occasional dud game as well. Minimal fantasy value here.

TIGHT END : No fantasy value. Clay Harbor had one decent game and then flopped last week with 22 yards on three catches.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: There is no reason to start any of these players. Bottom line. Storm Johnson is worth grabbing in that “you never know” sort of way but otherwise this team remains devoid of any reliable fantasy players. On the plus side, their defense allows many monster games to the other team.

RANKS (1-32, 1 = BEST) TEAM QB RB WR TE PK DEF
Gaining Fantasy Points JAC 25 32 15 17 30 23
Preventing Fantasy Points TEN 19 17 14 24 24 17

Tennessee Titans

1 @KC 26-10 10 @BAL —–
2 DAL 10-26 11 PIT —–
3 @CIN 7-33 12 @PHI —–
4 @IND 17-41 13 @HOU —–
5 CLE 28-29 14 NYG —–
6 JAC —– 15 NYJ —–
7 @WAS —– 16 @JAC —–
8 HOU —– 17 IND —–
9 BYE —–  
News | Statistics | Roster
vs Rush Catch Pass
RB Dexter McCluster 20 4-30
RB Bishop Sankey 80,1 3-20
WR Justin Hunter 5-80,1
WR Kendall Wright 6-70
TE Delanie Walker 5-60,1
PK Ryan Succop 1 FG 4 XP

The Titans let the Browns come back and steal the win last Sunday but that was when Jake Locker was hurt yet again and Charlie Whitehurst took over. This week is the best chance for a solid win that the Titans will have in maybe years. The offense is still more questions than answers but if only for this one week, it should look like a solid unit. There is no way that the Titans fail to take the Jaguars seriously.

QUARTERBACK : Jake Locker is day-to-day with a bruised and sprained thumb but is hoped to be back this week. His replacement Charlie Whitehurst did throw for two scores against the Browns but could not help hold off the Browns if only because of the play calling. Even Whitehurst could beat the Jags but I will assume Locker returns and update as needed.

RUNNING BACK : Here is where no one outside of HC Ken Whisenhunt understands.This is the #29 rushing unit in the NFL on a four game losing streak and yet he continues to use Shonn Greene as the primary back. Over the last three weeks, Greene has a 3.2 YPC while Bishop Sankey had a 5.1 YPC. And Whisenhunt even said he would use Sankey more after he was impressive in week five. The only rational reason is that Greene has incriminating photos of Whisenhunt. It was assumed he had them in New York as well since he was a four year starter for the Jets.

Until the Titans actually care to win games and use the more productive player, you have to assume that Greene remains the starter and kills the fantasy value of all concerned. Maybe not this week, but all the others.

WIDE RECEIVER : Both Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright scored last week though the yardage remains maddeningly low for Wright every week. Hunter caught three passes for 99 yards and one score to easily record the best game by a Titans wideout this year. No other receivers here have any value.

TIGHT END : Delanie Walker was held to only 47 yards on four catches last week but he’s already scored three times this year and posted a monster stat line of 10-142-1 in the only other home game.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: If you have them, play them. These are the Jags who rank in the bottom three in every fantasy category. Hunter and Walker are the best starts but even Locker, Greene, Sankey and Wright are worth considering. The Jags are bad everywhere. It is only a matter of what the Titans want to do.

RANKS (1-32, 1 = BEST) TEAM QB RB WR TE PK DEF
Gaining Fantasy Points TEN 13 29 27 9 28 27
Preventing Fantasy Points JAC 31 31 28 30 32 32

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