The last time any Jaguar had a real fantasy impact was in 2011, when Maurice Jones-Drew won the rushing title and was the last of three straight huge seasons for him.
This season might be different, and the Jags do have a few interesting fantasy prospects that could be able to reverse the recent trend.
The biggest fantasy name on the team is Julius Thomas, just because he’s been one of the top tight ends in the last two years, catching double-digit touchdowns in Denver. He probably won’t replicate those numbers here, but he is worth starting when healthy, as he’ll get a lot of targets. He’s currently out until week three or four though.
T.J. Yeldon will start in his first career game this Sunday. The rookie out of Alabama is being somewhat talked about as a fantasy sleeper or just a good pick overall. I would stay away from starting him the first couple of weeks, but down the line, I think he’ll be our three-down back and put up good fantasy numbers.
The receivers, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, will also have a fantasy impact. Robinson is set to receive more red-zone looks with Thomas out and has developed into the number one receiver. A thousand for the first time by a Jags WR is not out of the question, as Hurns will have his chances throughout the season. We saw it last year, with two separate, two touchdown games. Mercedes Lewis isn’t a bad tight end for fantasy while Julius is out either.
How many points will Blake Bortles put up this season? Without question it will be much more than last season, but he’s not worth starting just yet. I’m not saying he won’t be, especially if he continues to rack up rushing yards, just enjoy the first season in a few years were people in your league are drafting and picking up Jags.