Thursday Night Football is back for week 11, and this week’s matchup features two budding young signal callers as the Titans and Jaguars face off. This could be a rarely seen high scoring Thursday night affair, so you are going to want to make sure you know who to start in your fantasy lineup! Let’s check out the top plays from Thursday night:
Blake Bortles, Quarterback
Blake Bortles is a top 10 quarterback so far this season in fantasy scoring. I believe this week will be even better than that for Bortles, as I see him finishing in the top five of fantasy scoring amongst QB’s this week. Tennessee is not equipped to deal with the hot Jaguars offense, and I expect this week to be an uncharacteristically high scoring Thursday night contest. Unless if you have Tom Brady or Cam Newton Bortles is a must start this week.
T.J. Yeldon, Running Back
TJ Yeldon is coming off a rather unimpressive performance against the Ravens last week. He certainly has the skillset to bust out a huge fantasy performance any week. But this week I see Yeldon as a low level RB2 for your team. Yeldon’s floor is probably around five fantasy points, but his ceiling is over 20 fantasy points. I think he will settle in somewhere around 10 fantasy points. If you have two other solid RB’s Yeldon could be worth a flex play, depending on what you want out of your flex player this week.
Allen Robinson, Wide Receiver
Allen Robinson is fifth in fantasy scoring amongst wide receivers this season, and is an obvious must start/legit WR1 in fantasy. Over the last five games Robinson has five touchdowns, and has averaged 101 yards per game. So it is safe to say that Robinson will score at least 10 points. This Bortles to Robinson connection is a fun one to watch, and I have a feeling they are going to put on a show tonight.
Allen Hurns, Wide Receiver
If during the pre-season you would have said, that the Jaguars would have the most productive wide receiver duo in the NFL this season I think most people would have slapped you in the face. But it’s true. Hurns is currently seventh amongst fantasy wide receivers this season, and has scored a touchdown in the last seven games. In that seven game stretch Hurns has had three games with over 115 receiving yards. Hurns is a high end WR2 at worst, and is a must start in fantasy.
Marcus Mariota, Quarterback
Mariota is not an ideal starter by any means. But I think the rookie QB could be in line for another big week after flashing the goods two weeks ago. I think this for a couple of reasons. One, Jacksonville gives up the fifth most points to opposing QB’s. And two, I think the Jaguars are going to score a lot, and the Titans are going to throw the ball a lot to keep up. Like I said earlier Mariota is more of a speculative hopeful start. There are definitely safer options out there, but if you are streaming QB’s and are hoping for a big productive week I’d trust Mariota to give it to you, over guys like Romo, Sanchez, or Fitzpatrick.
Antonio Andrews, Running Back
I’m not saying Andrews is an ideal starter either. But he is worth consideration if you are hurting at running back. Before last week’s dismal eight yards on 11 carries performance Andrews had back to back over 80 yards of offense performances. I think playing against a poor Jaguars defense you can expect at least an eight point fantasy effort out of Andrews tonight. Also considering that I think it will be a high scoring game increases Andrews’ chances of finding the end zone quite a bit. Take that information as you will. Andrews isn’t a flashy play by any means, but could quietly be a solid performer for your fantasy team.
Dorial Green-Beckham, Wide Receiver
DGB is the definition of a desperation play. But if you need to roll the dice on someone to have a big game to replace the production void left by the Saints, Giants, or Steelers bye week DGB could be worth it. DGB is clearly the top wide receiver on an injury ravaged Titans squad, and as I’ve said, I think this game will be a track meet. So if I’m right about that than DGB could be in line for his first big fantasy performance… But be weary if you do start him, his floor is ZERO fantasy points. Playing DGB this week is the fantasy football equivalent of throwing a Hail Mary.
Delanie Walker, Tight End
Walker is the only top shelf fantasy option on the Titans this week. He’s Mariota’s favorite target, and is fourth in tight end fantasy production over the last four weeks. I would not be surprised if Walker goes over 100 yards and a touchdown tonight. Walker leads the Titans in all major receiving statistics (targets, receptions, yards, touchdowns), and is an ideal tight end to target on any DFS site.
Are you on the fence about any of the players I mentioned? Let me know who you are stuck between, and I’ll let you know who to start!