Fantasy Player Projections

 
Texans
EverBank Field
Sunday , Sep. 16 | 01:00 PM EST (CBS)
Jaguars
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Schaub

Matt Schaub

238 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Think that fat contract will affect Schaub’s play? Not likely. Schaub has thrown 11 touchdowns and just two interceptions in games against Jacksonville dating back to the start of the 2008 season.

RBArian Foster

Arian Foster

124 rush yards, rush TD, 1 rec, 6 rec yards

Last week Adrian Peterson averaged 4.9 yards per carry against Jacksonville, and he was more banged up than Foster. We sense big things are on the horizon for Houston's back this week. Big things.

RBBen Tate

Ben Tate

19 rush yards, 3 rec, 19 rec yards

So much for Tate coming up big for fantasy owners in Week 1. Arian Foster played and Tate gained just six yards. The Texans will use Tate when they have to, but won't disrupt Foster when he finds a rhythm. This week you can already hear the beat of Foster's cleats.

WRAndre Johnson

Andre Johnson

7 rec, 101 yards, rec TD

No matter the opponent, no matter the coverage, Matt Schaub throws to Johnson with confidence, early and often (10 targets last week). The scary thing is that Johnson is still working his way back to 100-percent playing condition.

WRKevin Walter

Kevin Walter

3 rec, 38 yards

Walter's production will come and go this season. In games like this one, where the running game will take command, he'll offer little appeal for fantasy owners.

TEOwen Daniels

Owen Daniels

4 rec, 64 yards, rec TD

Daniels made several big plays for the Texans last week, including a 29-yard grab. Jacksonville's defense surrendered 67 yards to Minnesota's young tight end, Kyle Rudolph, including a 29-yard reception. Coincidence? We think not.

KShayne Graham

Shayne Graham

3 PATs, FG

Graham will ride the Texans' two-pronged attack this season, evidenced by his 12-point Week 1 effort. This week the Texans will treat him to mostly extra points and fewer field goals.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

In their last meeting with Jacksonville, the Texans logged seven sacks, four coming from Connor Barwin. They won't log that many this time around, but another dominant performance is in the cards.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBlaine Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert

213 pass yards, pass TD, INT, 11 rush yards

Last Sunday Gabbert looked like a quarterback who made strides in the offseason; soon it will translate to nice totals for fantasy owners … just not this week, not against this defense.

RBMaurice Jones-Drew

Maurice Jones-Drew

67 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 20 rec yards

The Jaguars were supposed to ease Jones-Drew into action. That didn't happen. Now the team has no reason to hold back. In a game sure to be won between the tackles, Jones-Drew will carry the ball for as long as Jacksonville is in contention. He gained 166 yards from scrimmage in his last game against Houston.

RBRashad Jennings

Rashad Jennings

14 rush yards

Jennings' injury last week opened the door for Maurice Jones-Drew to take back the full-time rushing duties. Now the door is closed, leaving Jennings outside looking in. Unless he's a handcuff to MJD, fantasy owners might as well purge Jennings from their rosters now.

WRLaurent Robinson

Laurent Robinson

6 rec, 71 yards, rec TD

Robinson showed in Week 1 that he is the No. 1 target for Blaine Gabbert in the Jaguars passing game (nine targets). He's healthier than Justin Blackmon at the moment, but for whatever reason is viewed by opponents as less of a threat. As long as both are true, Robinson will continue to be a viable fantasy fill-in.

WRJustin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon

3 rec, 56 yards

Blackmon may continue to draw the opposing team's best cornerback, which in part explains his somewhat disappointing debut. It's a compliment to Blackmon, but bad news for fantasy owners.

WRCecil Shorts

Cecil Shorts

2 rec, 37 yards

Shorts won't catch Houston off guard like he caught the Vikings. The Jaguars' young receiver is a distant third to Laurent Robinson and Justin Blackmon in the Jacksonville passing game, and will take whatever is left over (not much this week).

TEMarcedes Lewis

Marcedes Lewis

3 rec, 39 yards

In two games against the Texans last year, Lewis averaged four catches and 46 yards. That's hardly an endorsement, but there are few fringe players we're willing to build up against the Texans' talented defense.

KJosh Scobee

Josh Scobee

2 PATs, FG

Scobee's last four games against Houston have not been pretty (4-for-8 on field goal attempts). This Jaguars team is more balanced on offense, and the healthiest it's been in weeks. Scobee should have a more memorable afternoon than in recent years.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Jaguars defense gave up 26 points and rank 23rd in total yards allowed -- neither will be acceptable moving forward. This game could offer some encouragement; Miami sacked Matt Schaub twice last week and hit him on five other plays.

 
 
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