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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. Nov 19 - 1:56 AM

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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.
Nov 13 - 3:20 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.
Nov 6 - 7:17 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.
Oct 29 - 1:04 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.
Oct 22 - 5:00 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.
Oct 9 - 1:12 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts in Week 4, who lead the NFL with 10 turnovers in just three games.

This game may be the boost that the Jacksonville defense needs, as they are dead last in the NFL with just one forced turnover in 2015. As an additional bonus, Jacksonville may be squaring off with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck as Andrew Luck's status is in doubt as he deals with a shoulder injury. No matter who is under center for the Colts, the Jacksonville D/ST won't be a startable fantasy option on the road in Week 4.
Oct 2 - 3:20 AM

The Jacksonville defense will face the red-hot New England Patriots offense on the road in Week 3.

Tom Brady and the Patriots destroyed a solid Buffalo defense in Week 3, throwing for 466 yards and three touchdowns in a divisional win. This week, the Jaguars have the unenviable task of trying to slow this offense down and the matchup puts Jacksonville's D/ST unit at the bottom of potential Week 3 fantasy plays. This game kicks off a rough three game road trip for Jacksonville, which means the Jaguars D/ST will remain happily on fantasy waiver wires for the foreseeable future.
Sep 26 - 3:20 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars defense is missing the pass-rush impact of DT Sen’Derrick Marks.

Marks did limited practice work on Wednesday, but is still likely weeks away from finding the field on Sundays. The Florida Times-Union highlighted the missing presence of Marks saying, "For sure, he’s an effective base-package player, but on third down, he developed into a must-account-for-him interior pass rusher." The Jaguars defense did get to Carolina quarterback Cam Newton twice in Week 1, but has plenty of work left to do before the group becomes relevant for fantasy purposes. The Jaguars D/ST will not be on the fantasy radar in Week 2 against Miami.
Sep 20 - 1:55 AM

The Florida Times Union reports that the Jacksonville Jaguars will use a committee to replace injured DT Sen'Derrick Marks (knee).

The report also noted that "the first-team defense didn't generate much pressure without him in the preseason." Marks, who tore his ACL in the final week of the 2014 season, should be back early in 2015 but the Jacksonville defense will miss the inside pressure from their defensive line while he is out. The Jaguars are a bottom-dwelling fantasy D/ST in Week 1 as they host the Carolina Panthers.
Sep 10 - 3:20 AM

DE Chris Smith was the only projected defensive starter to play in Jacksonville's final preseason tune up.

Coach Gus Bradley told, "Resting starters was not only about first-team health, but keeping starters fresh and preparing for the September 13 regular-season opener against Carolina." The Jaguars are obviously content with their first-team defense and will hope to see notable improvement from a season ago. The Jaguars D/ST is a group to avoid in fantasy leagues this season.
Sep 5 - 2:48 AM

The Detroit Lions averaged over 10 yards per play in the first half against the Jacksonville defense on Friday night.

The Florida Times-Union highlighted the defensive deficiencies that were present in Jacksonville’s third preseason game, noting that the defense turned in an "alarming performance." The Jaguars D/ST is not on the fantasy radar and certainly won’t be an option in Week 1 when they host the ball-control offense of the Carolina Panthers.
Aug 29 - 10:59 AM

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