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Week 16 Jaguars Fantasy Football Preview: Minshew Magic Again?

Week 16 Jaguars Fantasy Football Preview: Minshew Magic Again?

Well it happened, Just another story of an unforeseen hero who challenged adversity and prevailed against all odds. Gardner Minshew II with less than 2 minutes left in the game and his team down 16-13 drove the Jacksonville Jaguars down the field and threw a game winning touchdown to last weeks sleeper Chris Conley. Now the question is can he and the Jags do it again?

Maybe not this week. The Atlanta Falcons are his next tough opponent, having 6 sacks, 2 picks, and 3 forced fumbles in their last 2 games. I think the Jacksonville Jaguars fall just short this week. Minshew was one of my favorite qb plays last week. After his last second touchdown to Chris Conley, Minshew’s point total went up to 18 for the game. That’s definitely a good fantasy game in my opinion for a player who was available in more than 80% NFL.com leagues.

I projected Minshew to boom last week and he did, I’m projecting him to dud and he will. I believe his ceiling in this game is 16 points, that’s just not good enough especially week 16 or in DFS lineups. I would stay away. Leonard Fournette is the next man on the list, after a disappointing week 15 in one of the best match ups of the week he gets a match up with one of the recently better defenses in the league. I project 85 yards, 6 catches, I do think he scores a rushing touchdown in the red zone. He is an every week must start even after a disappointing 9 points last week.

D.J Chark is practicing this week which indicates he is playing. He will have to shed some rust from last week and he’s looking at a tough corner back match up against Dezmond Trufant. I’m staying away in this one, I am a fan of Trufant and I do not think they attack him a lot. Chris Conley is out of the question, he was a one week fill in. Dede Westbrook is the most interesting play here if you are absolutely desperate at WR. I am staying away from everyone except Fournette.

D.J Chark the breakout WR this season coming back after missing last week.

This game is being played in Atlanta, which means indoors. Atlanta definitely loves playing at home and play significantly better in their dome. I absolutely love the Falcons to win this game and the Falcons team in fantasy football. I am starting everyone to say the least. I have seen a lot of Jaguars football this year and we can’t cover anyone. Matt Ryan is a steal at $6,200 on Draft Kings. I project at least 20 points, that’s a great game maybe he even booms against a mediocre Jaguars defense. Julio Jones, now WR6 after last week’s explosion has probably his best match up of the year. He is a must start and will go over 100 yards especially with Russell Gage being the second WR on the team now. Austin Hooper should be in all your DFS lineups, at $4,400 he is going to return a lot of value at that price, he was very close to scoring last week and his rust from the injury is gone, he is a must start against the Jaguars hurt line backer core. Finally the Atlanta defense for $3,200 is a lot to pay but it might be worth it for a fumble six and a few sacks that’s 10 points right away.

Week 16 Jaguars Fantasy Football Preview: Minshew Magic Again?

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