Fantasy Football 2015: Titans at Jaguars Week 11 Preview
Tennessee Titans (2-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)
Thursday, November 19, 2015; 8:25 PM ET
TV: NFL Network
Kicking off the Week 11 schedule on “Thursday Night Football,” we’ve got an AFC South matchup between the Titans and the Jaguars. Tennessee (2-7) couldn’t stop the Panthers in their last appearance, while Jacksonville (3-6) edged the Ravens and got right back into the division race.
There will be a few notable fantasy football players on the field for this one, so let’s check out some of the key names to see what we can be expecting from our lineups.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans: Mariota was a sleeper pick against the Panthers this week, but he couldn’t solve the Carolina defense. He’d finish 16-of-24 for 185 yards and an interception. He also had five rushes for 24 yards.
It’s a step back for Mariota, who returned to 371 yards and four touchdowns against the Saints. We’d expect a performance somewhere in the middle of those two extremes on Thursday.
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Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: A lot of fantasy owners in need of a QB for a bye week relied on Bortles against the Ravens, and he played reasonably well. He put up a 22-of-45 line for 188 yards with a pair of touchdowns and a pick, adding two rushes for 25 yards in the process.
Hopefully that was enough to get you through a QB-thin stretch, but if not Bortles should still register as a decent sleeper play against the Titans this week.
Antonio Andrews, RB, Tennessee Titans: The Titans run game wasn’t working very well against the Panthers. Andrews logged 11 carries but gained just eight yards. Fellow RB Dexter McCluster put up three rushes for 25 yards and a score to lead the team.
McCluster was also featured in the passing game, with four receptions for 27 yards. That’s bad news for any fantasy owners who want to rely on Andrews; it’s the first time in three weeks he’s been held without a catch. He’s a low-end flex play.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: We’re getting used to being let down by Yeldon, who rushed 18 times for 61 yards against the Ravens but had no touchdowns. He also caught five balls, but collected only six yards from them.
Yeldon’s not a grade-A play by any stretch of the imagination, but is more than capable of putting up solid fantasy numbers if he can break a big run or two during a game. He’s definitely getting sufficient touches, so stick with him as a flex or RB2.
Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: There’s not a whole lot to get excited about in the Tennessee receiving corps, and that includes Walker. He caught just three balls against Carolina, but did lead the team with 52 yards. No one on the team had more than four catches.
Walker takes quite a step back here, as he was coming off seven grabs for 95 yards and two scores in the Saints game. We’ll still recommend him as a lower-end starting TE, though, based on a better matchup here.
Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Robinson and Allen Hurns are turning into something of a dynamic duo down in Jacksonville. Robinson put up five grabs for 51 yards against the Ravens, while Hurns had five for 62 yards. Each player also found the end zone.
Robinson is enjoying a nice little double-digit fantasy scoring streak, as he’s reached those figures in his last five appearances. Both he and Hurns are nice plays in fantasy right now.
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