Tennessee Titans versus Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday Night Football Fantasy Picks 11-19-2015

Thursday Night Football will be a battle in the AFC South division as the Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the Tennessee Titans. DFS draft GM’s can tune to NFL Network on November 19th at 8:30PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their NFL one day fantasy league picks.

It has been a difficult year for the Tennessee Titans as the team is 2-7 entering play. They have struggled at home with a 0-5 mark but are 2-2 on the road. These teams have split their two regular season meetings the past five years. After their 34-28 road victory at New Orleans two weeks ago the Titans hosted the Carolina Panthers last week and fell 27-10. The offense has been stagnant in recent weeks as the team has been held to ten point or fewer in four of their past five games. The only game where they got over 10 points was their win against the worst defensive team in the NFL in the Saints. The Titans are 30th in the NFL in total offense as they gain only 324 yards per game on the season. The defensive play has been better as the club is fifth in total defense by allowing 326 yards to their opponents.

The Jacksonville Jaguars surprisingly finds itself in the midst of an AFC South division race with a record of 3-6. They sit just one game back of the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans atop the division. They have won two of their past three games after a 22-20 victory on the road last week at the Baltimore Ravens. It was a better defensive performance by the team as they had given up 28 or greater points in their previous four games. As a result the Jaguars are 30th and third worst in the NFL in scoring defense by allowing 28.3 points per game. Offensively the team ranks in the lower third in most categories on the campaign.

Tennessee Titans QB:

Marcus Mariota

The rookie quarterback of the Titans is completing 65.6% of his throws this season with 1795 yards with 13 touchdowns and 6 picks. He has missed two games due to injury. In the loss to Carolina last week Mariota hit 66.7% of his throws for 185 yards with no touchdowns and one pick. Two weeks ago at New Orleans Mariota threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns. In week one at Tampa Bay he had 209 yards passing with four touchdowns.

Tennessee Titans RB:

Antonio Andrews

It has been running back by committee for the Titans with three backs sharing carries in the backfield. Andrews leads the team with 298 yards rushing on 84 carries. He is averaging 3.5 yards a carry and has two rushing touchdowns.

Tennessee Titans TE:

Delanie Walker

Walker leads the team by far with 45 catches for 508 yards with three touchdowns. Last year he averaged 14.1 yards a catch. Two weeks ago in the win at New Orleans he grabbed seven passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns. In the loss to Carolina Walker had three receptions for 52 yards which averaged out to 17.3 yard per catch.

Jacksonville Jaguars QB:

Blake Bortles

The second year signal caller for the Jaguars is completing 55.3% of his throws for 2381 yards with 19 touchdowns and 11 picks. He has shown improvement from a rookie campaign where he played in 14 games and had 11 touchdowns with 17 picks. Bortles has thrown for two touchdowns or greater in five straight games and seven of his nine games. He completed only 49% of his throws last week but did have two touchdown passes with a pick.

Jacksonville Jaguars RB:

T.J. Yeldon

The rookie running back has seen the bulk of the work in the Jaguars backfield. He has 133 rushes for 531 yards and a touchdown. Yeldon is running for 4 yards per carry and has contributed in the passing game with 24 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown.

Jacksonville Jaguars WR:

Allen Robinson

Robinson leads the Jaguars with 45 catches for 758 yards with seven touchdowns. He has blown away his rookie numbers. The second year wide out is averaging 16.8 yards per catch.

NFL Thursday Night Football Real Money Fantasy League Picks

QB: Blake Bortles (Jaguars)

RB: T.J. Yeldon (Jaguars)

WR: Allen Robinson (Jaguars)

TE: Delanie Walker (Titans)

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NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Value Picks

Quarterback

Jay Cutler (CHI @ KC): The Bears are facing a weak Chiefs defense week 5 has allowed almost 300 passing yards per game over the past 4 weeks and allowed over 20 points scored against them in their 1-3 season so far. Cutler had a solid performance last week returning after from his hamstring injury and may have his Allstar receiver Alshon Jeffery as a target in Week 5.

Fanpicks Salary: $6800
Projection: 22.1 fantasy points

Colin Kaepernick (SF @ NYG): Stick with me here. He has had a couple very rough games but he has a very large upside as a running quarterback. If he can replicate his performance from week 2 with over 300 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 50 rushing yards he will provide huge fantasy value. Plus he comes at a bargain, will likely have very low ownership, and is facing a Giants defense that has allowed over 300 yards in the first 3 weeks against opponents.

Fanpicks Salary: $6400
Projection: 20.4 fantasy points

Running Back

Todd Gurley (STL @ GB): He has a lot of momentum going into this game. Last week against the Cardinals, Gurley ran for almost 150 yards but the stats don’t it all. He had an open touchdown in the last play of the game but went down to run down the clock instead of running it in. While he faces a tougher defense this week, look for him to be given more playtime.

Fanpicks Salary: $4400
Projection: 20.6 fantasy points

T.J. Yeldon (Jax @ TB): I have been counting on Yeldon week after week and he has failed to perform so far. However, he averages almost 20 attempts per game as well as 2 or 3 receptions. The problem is he has only averaged about 3 yards per carry and has not gotten a touchdown this year. I’m sticking with Yeldon this week against the Buccaneers and think this is his week for a breakout.

Fanpicks Salary: $4900
Projection: 19.9 fantasy points

Wide Receiver

Leonard Hankerson (Was @ Atl): While he as been overshadowed in the offense by the likes of Freeman and Jones, Hankerson has been putting up solid numbers all year. He has a pair of touchdowns this year and averaged 60 receiving yards per game. Nothing huge yet so far but he has a large upside if Julio finds himself covered.
Fanpicks Salary: $4600
Projection: 21.4 fantasy points

Jordan Matthews (NO @ Phi): He has not put up impressive numbers the past couple of weeks after a strong start to the season but look for him to come back strong this week against a weak New Orleans pass defense. You’re going to spend a little extra on Matthews but look for him to perform on the same level as premium receivers like Edelman, Brown, and Sanders.

Fanpicks Salary: $7100
Projection: 25.8 fantasy points

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NFL Live Draft News 9-5-2015

Seattle Signs Veteran Running Back

The Seattle Seahawks added depth to their running back position with a one year contract given to former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson.

Fred Jackson:

His numbers dipped during the 2014 campaign. He had 141 carries for 525 yards for just 3.7 yards per rush attempt. That was his worst yards per carry number in his career. Jackson had just two rushing touchdowns and fumbled the football five times. The question for Seattle is who will Jackson take carries away from.

Marshawn Lynch:

Following the Super Bowl winning year Lynch improved on his yards per carry average by a half yard over the 2013 campaign. The running back carried the ball 280 times for 1306 yards and a 4.7 yards per rush average. He had a career long 79 yard run plus his 13 rushing touchdowns in 2014 was a career high. Lynch is an underrated weapon in the passing game. Marshawn Lynch caught 37 balls last year for 367 yards and four touchdowns with 65 first down rushes. He average nearly 10 yards per reception and had 16 first down catches.

Robert Turbin:

He suffered a high ankle sprain and could miss the first five weeks of the season. The Seahawks are thinking of cutting the fourth year back out of Utah St. He had 74 carries last year and two touchdowns. He only averaged 4.2 yards per rush last year. It was an improvement over his 3.4 yards a carry in 2013. But with a healthy Fred Jackson available the Seahawks probably wouldn’t want to wait for Turbin to recover from his ankle sprain and just pencil in Jackson to backup Lynch.

Christine Michael:

The third year back from Texas A&M will try and beat out Fred Jackson for the backup role to Marshawn Lynch. In 2014 Michael had just 34 carries for 175 yards which amounted to a 5.1 yards per carry average. He had a 45 yard run that skewed the carry average a bit.

Jacksonville Announces Starting Running Back

T.J. Yeldon:

The rookie will get the start for the Jaguars in week one. His big issue in college was ball security as he fumbled the ball ten times.

Denard Robinson:

The former Michigan product has been converted from quarterback to running back with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had 135 carries for 582 yards and four touchdowns which amounted to 4.3 yards a carry. Jaguars would like to see more production in the passing game as Robinson had 23 receptions but averaged only 5.4 yards per reception.

Toby Gerhart:

Gerhart is entering his sixth season in the NFL. He needs to improve greatly this year as he rushed it 101 times for just 326 yards which amounted to a poor 3.2 yards per rush average.

Miami Rookie Running Back Diagnosed with Cracked Rib

Jay Ajayi:

Ajayi had a nice game in the final preseason game with 66 rushing yards on nine rushing attempts. He suffered a cracked rib and could be a candidate for IR.

Browns Running Back Situation

Isaiah Crowell:

Head coach Mike Pettine is leaning towards Crowell to get the start in Week 1. In his rookie campaign with the Browns Crowell had 607 rushing yards on 148 carries with eight rushing touchdowns. He ran for 4.1 yards per carry last year.

Terrance West:

He enters his second season and will backup Crowell. West ran for 673 yards last year on 171 carries for 3.9 yards per carry. He had four touchdowns and 30 first down gains.

Browns Veteran Signee Could Have Trouble Making 53 Man Roster

Dwyane Bowe:

Bowe has been unimpressive in training camp. He has been listed as a starting wide receiver on the depth chart. Head coach Mike Pettine tried to diffuse rumors of a possible outright release of Bowe.

LeSean McCoy Update

LeSean McCoy:  There were media reports that McCoy would be ready for week one. He has been bothered by a hamstring injury in preseason. Later in the day he told the media to wait and see.

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