TE Martin Rucker - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-4, 251||Born: 5-4-1985||College: Missouri||Drafted: Round 4|
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Week 16: vs Tennessee Titans
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Blake Bortles suffered a mid-foot sprain last week, and since the Jaguars go on Thursday Night Football this week, it seems likely that Chad Henne will be back under center for Jacksonville. However, head coach Gus Bradley said on Tuesday that Bortles is progressing rapidly in rehab - the situation is in flux as of Wednesday afternoon. Neither quarterback (Bortles: 253/416 for 2,675 yards passing, 10 TD passes and 17 interceptions thrown, Henne: 42/78 for 492 yards passing, three TDs and one interception thrown) has been particularly effective as a fantasy starter, so we'd advise avoiding this situation during fantasy championship week.
The Titans' pass D is ranked 18th in the NFL averaging 239.1 net passing yards allowed per game, with 24 passing scores given out vs. 12 interceptions and 34 sacks generated so far (15th- and 13th-ranked in the NFL, respectively). Last week, the Jets tossed 16/28 for 163 net yards, one TD and zero interceptions at Tennessee (three sacks taken for-16 yards), while two games ago Houston posted 13/19 for 135 net yards, zero TDs and zero interceptions thrown.
This looks like a neutral matchup for the Jaguars, but don't get too excited about this cellar-dwelling passing attack.
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