Before the season started I said this should be the first year in a long, long time that the Jaguars will have an impact on fantasy football. They haven’t had any great consistency out of anyone just yet, but it’s heading that way.
Blake Bortles is the eleventh ranked fantasy QB, and on daily fantasy leagues, he is worth more than it cost to initially get him. He’s thrown a TD in every game, and his interceptions have been cut down since last season tremendously. One can only think that when Julius Thomas returns (and soon), his numbers will only rise.
The Jaguars starting pair of second-year wide receivers are each on pace for 1,200 yards and eight TDs. It will be tough to keep that up, but 1,000 yards for each is likely. Hurns is eighteenth in fantasy receivers and Robinson is fifteenth. Hurns is cheaper on Fanduel, but each have great value after some of their best weeks.
T.J. Yeldon is coming off his first 100-yard rushing game. He hasn’t scored, as the Jaguars don’t have a rushing touchdown yet, and he needs more chances with the ball near the goal line. He does lead all rookies in carries and yards and is a threat to score just based off the shear amount of touches he gets. His fantasy value is rising.
The other Jag with fantasy implications is tight end Julius Thomas. He should be back by week six for the Texan game, and while we don’t know how involved, he’ll be at the start. The Jags are in desperate need for a red-zone target, and that’s exactly what he can provide.