Jaguars fantasy breakdown: Week 15

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QB Chad Henne: He completed only 14 passes for 180 yards and threw two interceptions in the last meeting with the Titans. Now he doesn’t have top target Cecil Shorts. Verdict: Sit him.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew: He’ll be a game-day decision because of his injured hamstring, but even if he does play, he likely won’t get a full workload. Verdict: Sit him.

RB Jordan Todman: He filled in nicely for Jones-Drew last week with 109 yards rushing. He should get the majority of the work against the Titans even if Jones-Drew plays. Verdict: He’s a good option for a flex spot in deeper leagues.

TE Marcedes Lewis: He has caught a touchdown in three consecutive games and with Shorts out, he should be more involved in the passing game. He caught a season-high four passes last week against Buffalo. Verdict: Roll the dice with him extending his TD streak to four games in a row.

K Josh Scobee: Hard not to go with a guy who has missed only two field goals all season -- and one was a 60-yarder. Verdict: Start him.

Defense/special teams: The Jaguars’ defensive turnaround started against the Titans, and the unit set the tone early with a forced fumble on the Titans’ first series. The Jaguars have recorded at least two sacks in the past five games and has at least three in four of those five. Still not scoring points in the return game, though. Verdict: Sit them.


QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: He’s coming off a 402-yard, four-TD performance against Arizona and is facing a Jaguars secondary that is giving up an average of 301.6 yards per game in the past five games. Verdict: Start him as your No. 2 QB.

RB Chris Johnson: He fumbled against the Jaguars early in the previous matchup and was no factor. He hasn’t rushed for more than 86 yards in the five games since. Until last week, the Jaguars had done a good job shutting down the run. Verdict: Sit him.

WR Kendall Wright: Wright has had a breakout season in just his second year in the NFL. His 85 catches rank seventh in the NFL and his 29 third-down catches are tied for the league lead. He only has two TD catches, though. Verdict: Start him.

WR: Nate Washington: Washington is averaging 15.3 yards on 50 catches, but like Wright he doesn’t find the end zone much (two TDs). Verdict: He’s an option for a flex spot in deeper leagues. Otherwise, sit him.

TE Delanie Walker: He has caught a career-high 53 passes for 507 yards. More importantly, he has six TD catches. Verdict: Start him.

K Rob Bironas: He has made 20 of 24 field goal attempts, but half of his field goals have been inside 29 yards and he has just one attempt of 50 or more yards (he missed). Verdict: Sit him.

Defense/special teams: The Jaguars' offense won't have its best receiver and may not have its top running back, either. Henne tried to force a few passes last week and got picked off twice, so the Titans will have chances for turnovers. Verdict: Start them.