Opponent: Indianapolis Colts
Location: EverBank Field
Blaine Gabbert has a long way to go before he becomes a fantasy starter even in deeper leagues. Also, the Colts have showed the ability to get to the quarterback and the Jags o-line has struggled enough that Gabbert is a clear stay-away unless you are desperate in a 2QB league.
Maurice Jones-Drew is out once again so once again Rashad Jennings will draw the start. He’s an intriguing option given that he has virtually no competition at the position and he has been one of the league leaders in touches since MJD went down. A solid play in your flex spot in most leagues. A quick note on Jamel Parmele – if you’re in an excessively deep league that counts return yards, Parmele is the team’s clear-cut return man with Mike Thomas gone and is a lottery ticket if you are desperate.
Ceil Shorts had been one of the fastest rising wide receivers in fantasy until he had a poor game last week against the Lions but he remains a potential flex option in most leagues if you lack depth and need help. At this point Justin Blackmon isn’t worth starting just yet – he needs to prove himself more. Then there is Laurent Robinson who is returning from injury but remains someone to watch rather than play. If I were to bet on one wideout to have a good game for the Jags this week, it’s Shorts.
Marcedes Lewis may have had a big TD year in 2010 but these days he spends so much time helping in the blocking game that it’s rare he does much in the passing game. You want no part of him or any other tight end from Jacksonville.