Jacksonville Jaguars – Where’s The Value?

3757_jacksonville_jaguars-primary_on_dark-2013Well, the Jaguars certainly came crashing back down to earth last season, after reaching the playoffs for the first time in an eternity, they followed a stellar campaign up with a poor 5-11 record, in which the defence was nowhere near its dominant best, and the quarterback play was at best high school level, not to mention the injuries and lack of effort from Leonard Fournette. They’ve also lost arguable their best player on defence in linebacker Telvin Smith. Now, it’s not all doom and gloom for the Jaguars, they have upgraded under centre with the addition of Superbowl MVP Nick Foles, and Leonard Fournette seems to be in a better frame of mind going into the season.

As for Foles, despite his ‘Philly Special’ in the Superbowl he isn’t going to set the world alight in terms of his touchdown potential, having only scored 5 times in 54 career starts, so best to steer clear.

The opposite can be said for bruising back Leonard Fournette, who has scored 16 times in just 21 starts, and will no doubt be a sneaky favourite of mine in 2019/20 season, if he can stay healthy. If he can’t stay healthy ex-Texan Alfred Blue will see the majority of the goal line work, and may become a bit of a fantasy football darling in the process.

The Issue at receiver for the Jaguars is they have 5 very good wideouts, but not one that is really great. Therefore it makes it hard to know just where Foles is going to look come Week 1. At the moment, anyone of Westbrook, Lee, Conley, Chark or Cole could be the main man, so I can’t imagine I’ll be touching any Jags wideout until week 5 onwards.

The situation at tight-end isn’t exactly much better, 3 or 4 guys fighting for playing time, again, none of which have any real proven scoring record to go off, having only played bit part roles with their previous teams.

All in all it’s pretty much Leonard Fournette or nobody in the first few weeks of the season.


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