Jaguars fantasy breakdown: Week 17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Looking for some help with your fantasy football lineup? Every Friday I'll give you my opinions on which Jacksonville Jaguars players to play and sit, as well as which of the opposing players might be a good play against the Jags. For more fantasy football advice, check out ESPN.com's fantasy football page.


QB Chad Henne: He has thrown eight touchdown passes in the last four weeks despite not exactly having an elite group of receivers. He is played his best football right now. Verdict: He's a viable option for a No. 2 QB if you can play two.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew: He was limited all week but will play against the Colts, a team he has traditionally had a lot of success against. He may not have a full workload because of his hamstring but he still should get 15 touches. Verdict: Sit him.

TE Marcedes Lewis: He has caught a touchdown pass in four straight games and has been a bigger part of the passing offense. He's pretty much the best weapon Henne has. Verdict: Start him.

K Josh Scobee: Scobee has had a great year and he wraps it up by kicking in a dome. The only problem is the Jaguars have passed up some sure field goals in the past few games to go for it on fourth down. Verdict: He's as good an option as any kicker.

Defense/special teams: The defense will be down four starters and the defensive line rotation will likely include two players who joined the team earlier this week. The return game has been solid but still hasn't produced a score. The Colts are going to try to pound the ball like Tennessee and Buffalo the past two weeks. Verdict: Sit them.


QB Andrew Luck: He's not whipping it around the field like he did as a rookie, but he has been more efficient and his interceptions are down. Don't expect big numbers because the Colts are going to have success running the ball. Verdict: Sit him.

RB Donald Brown: He has emerged as the Colts' top back and is averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He should have success Sunday because of the Jaguars' limitations along the defensive front. Verdict: Start him.

WR T.Y. Hilton: He has stepped neatly into the No. 1 receiver role after Reggie Wayne went down and needs just 72 yards to reach 1,000. Verdict: Start him as your No. 2 or No. 3 receiver.

TE Coby Fleener: Fleener burned the Jaguars for five catches for 77 yards and a touchdown in the previous meeting. The Jaguars haven't figured out how to stop tight ends since then. Verdict: Start him.

K Adam Vinatieri: Always go with dome kickers, especially ones that have set career highs in field goals made (32) and rank 15th in field goal accuracy in NFL history (82.9 percent). Verdict: Start him.

Defense/special teams: The Colts have given up a total of 10 points in the last two games. Plus, the Jaguars' situation at offensive tackle is unclear because of injuries and the team may have to play Sam Young, who has played mainly on special teams this season. Robert Mathis (16.5 sacks) should be drooling. Verdict: Start them.