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The Jacksonville defense rushed five or more players on 18.9 percent of drop backs in Week 6, a number that has increased every week since Week 3.
Jacksonville will need to continue to create pressure this week against an Oakland team that has allowed just seven sacks in 2016, the best mark in the NFL. Jacksonville currently owns the eighth-best pass defense in the NFL, but the Jaguars D/ST has just one top-10 fantasy finish this season due to a lack of takeaways. The Jaguars D/ST is a middling fantasy option this week against Oakland. Oct 21 - 7:51 PM

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Jacksonville rookie DE Yannick Ngakoue leads the Jaguars with three sacks on the season.

The third-round rookie has a sack in each of the last three weeks, leading the Jacksonville pass rush that is fourth among NFL defenses with 12 sacks. Jacksonville is on bye in Week 5 and although the Jaguars D/ST has had success in the sack department, the group has had trouble keeping opposing offenses off the scoreboard and will be a mid-level fantasy option at Chicago in Week 6.
Oct 6 - 6:46 PM

Over the last three seasons, San Diego QB Philip Rivers has completed 80 of 108 passes (74 percent) for 962 yards with eight TDs and no interceptions against Jacksonville.

"I think we are coming up with a good game plan and trying to do the best we can to slow him down," said Jacksonville DC Todd Wash. The Jaguars gave up 199 passing yards and two touchdowns to Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 and now hit the road to take on San Diego. The Jaguars D/ST won't be an attractive fantasy option in this road matchup.
Sep 16 - 11:28 AM

The Jacksonville defense will face Houston quarterback Brian Hoyer on Sunday in his first game back since suffering a concussion in Week 14.

Hoyer was having a decent season prior to the injury and will attempt to pick up where he left off against Jacksonville. These two teams met in Week 6, with Hoyer throwing for 293 yards and three touchdowns. The Jaguars D/ST is fresh off allowing 402 passing yards to New Orleans in Week 16 and won't be a recommended fantasy option on Sunday against Houston.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:53:00 PM

The Jacksonville defense will likely be without LB Telvin Smith on Sunday, as he deals with a shoulder injury.

Smith is listed as doubtful with a separated shoulder, and is a good bet to miss Jacksonville's game at New Orleans on Sunday. Smith has not missed a game in his NFL career, and his absence will be tough for the Jaguars to overcome on the road against the Saints. Fantasy owners should stay away from the Jaguars D/ST this week in a tough matchup, even with Drew Brees (foot) hurting.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 01:51:00 AM

The Jacksonville defense will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15, who have handed out 12 turnovers over the last four weeks.

The turnover explosion has further hurt the Atlanta offense that turned in an absolute dud in Week 14 against Carolina when they were shutout 38-0. The Jaguars D/ST has forced a pair of turnovers in each of the last two weeks and is a mid-tier fantasy option in Week 15 with the potential to rack up more takeaways against a sleep-walking Atlanta offense.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 04:05:00 AM

The Jacksonville defense will look to rebound from a rough Week 13 performance that saw the Tennessee Titans rush for 210 yards.

The 210 rushing yards were a season-high for the Jacksonville defense, and the team allowed 42 points to Marcus Mariota and company. Jacksonville takes on Indianapolis in Week 14, and the Jaguars managed to hold the Colts to 60 rushing yards and 16 total points when the two teams met in Week 4. The Jaguars D/ST is a reasonable streaming option this week against the Colts, who lead the NFL in turnovers.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 04:08:00 AM

The Jacksonville defense allowed just 79 rushing yards in Week 12, marking the third time in four weeks the group held an opposing team under the 100-yard mark.

The Jaguars have given up 75.3 rushing yards per game over those four weeks, going 2-2 in the process. Week 13 brings a trip to Tennessee, where the Jaguars will face the NFL’s 25th-ranked rushing offense as the Titans register only 93.2 ground yards per game. The Jaguars D/ST is a mid-tier Week 13 fantasy option.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 02:08:00 PM

The Jacksonville defense has allowed just 84.3 rushing yards per game over their last four contests, in which the team went 3-1.

Week 12 brings the San Diego Chargers to Jacksonville, who are the owners of the NFL's 30th-ranked rushing offense at a mere 82.0 yards per game, and ran for a paltry 52 yards in Week 11. The Jaguars D/ST is an interesting fantasy option at home this week but better streaming options can be found in the Week 12 slate.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 03:24:00 AM

The Florida Times-Union suggests the Jacksonville defense should dial up increased pressure in Week 11 against Tennessee.

The Jaguars were successful in pressuring Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel in a Week 7 win, and the Times-Union believes that style of defense would fit Thursday's game well. The Titans have allowed 29 sacks in 2015, the fourth-highest total among NFL teams, so the potential for racking up sacks will be present in this matchup. The Jaguars D/ST will be a middling fantasy option in Week 11.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:56:00 AM

The Jacksonville defense is getting more consistent play from safety Johnathan Cyprien this season.

Cyprien has come on in recent weeks and told, "I didn’t start off the season how I wanted, but I think I’m heading in the right direction." Cyprien has stacked up 15 solo tackles over the last two weeks but his improved play has not helped the Jacksonville pass defense, as the Jaguars are allowing 263.5 passing yards each week. The Jaguars D/ST will not be an advised fantasy start in Week 10 at Baltimore.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 03:20:00 AM

Jacksonville's Week 9 opponent, the New York Jets, have allowed the fewest sacks of any NFL team in 2015.

The Jets' offensive line has given up just seven sacks in seven games and will provide a stiff challenge for the Jacksonville defense on Sunday. The Jets also average 127.6 rushing yards per game, so the front end of the Jacksonville defense will be key in Sunday's matchup at MetLife Stadium. Even with Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick dealing with an injured thumb, the Jaguars D/ST won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 9.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 07:17:00 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will enjoy a bye in Week 8 after a big performance against Buffalo in London.

The Jaguars D/ST stacked up four turnovers, four sacks, and scored two defensive touchdowns against the Bills at Wembley Stadium in a 34-31 win last Sunday. Despite the solid performance, this defense won't be relevant in fantasy leagues after the bye as they are allowing a brutal 29.6 points per game. Jacksonville will travel to New York to face the Jets in Week 9.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 01:04:00 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have forced just three turnovers in six games this season, tied with Dallas for the worst mark in the NFL.

The Jaguars have just one interception on the year and won't be a recommended Week 7 fantasy option as they travel to London to take on the Buffalo Bills, who have turned the ball over only seven times in 2015. This group will receive a bump if E.J. Manuel gets another start for the Bills, but will still be a dicey bet this week.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 05:00:00 AM

The Jacksonville D/ST is a streaming candidate in Week 5 as they face Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Winston is completing just 54.9 percent of his pass attempts and is tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with seven. The Jacksonville defense has had a bit more success in 2015 than in past seasons, with stout run defense numbers through four weeks. Tampa Bay is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses, making the Jaguars D/ST a decent option for fantasy teams replacing bye week defenses like the Jets or Panthers.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 01:12:00 AM

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