Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBTom Brady

Tom Brady

320 pass yards, 3 pass TDs

Brady threw for 443 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in a loss to the 49ers in Week 15. Brady has more than 30 fantasy points in four of his past five games and remains a top-three fantasy quarterback.

RBStevan Ridley

Stevan Ridley

95 rush yards, rush TD, 1 rec, 5 rec yards

Stevan Ridley rushed just nine times for 23 yards against the 49ers in Week 15. Fortunately, the Jaguars own the worst rushing defense in the NFL, so Ridley should be able to chew up a ton of yards against them, even if the Patriots' other running backs get carries too.

RBDanny Woodhead

Danny Woodhead

45 rush yards, 4 rec, 40 rec yards

Woodhead led the Patriots with 12 rushes for 61 yards and two touchdowns against the 49ers in Week 15. He also caught five passes for 23 yards. That makes him a serviceable flex this week.

RBShane Vereen

Shane Vereen

22 rush yards

Vereen had just one touch in Week 15, catching one pass for four yards against the 49ers. Danny Woodhead stole most of the action in the Patriots' backfield, limiting Vereen and starter Stevan Ridley.

WRBrandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

6 rec, 85 yards, rec TD

Lloyd had a huge game against the 49ers, catching 10 passes for a team-high 190 yards in Week 15. He has come through in back-to-back games against very good defenses, and now he gets the Jaguars. Fantasy owners will want to take advantage.

WRWes Welker

Wes Welker

6 rec, 76 yards, rec TD

Welker caught five passes for 56 yards against the 49ers in Week 15. He hasn't done much over the past two weeks, with a total of 108 receiving yards, but owners can't sit him in the playoffs -- especially against the Jaguars.

TEAaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

8 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Hernandez caught 10 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown against San Francisco in Week 15. There are no better options at the tight end position right now.

KStephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Gostkowski made two field goals and four extra points in Sunday's game against the 49ers. While Gostkowski has 27 fantasy points over his past five games, he also has just six field goals in that span. Regardless, this offense is too strong to stop, so Gostkowski remains an excellent fantasy option.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

The Patriots struggled to stop the 49ers in Week 15, allowing 41 points in the loss. They registered just one sack, one interception and one fumble recovery in the game. They should rebound with a big game against the Jaguars in Week 16.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBChad Henne

Chad Henne

210 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs, 12 rush yards

Henne didn't have much of a homecoming in Miami, as he threw for 221 yards and no touchdowns. His outing was relatively forgettable, much like his tenure in South Florida. While the Patriots' pass defense isn't great, it has been better lately and should easily keep Henne in check.

RBMontell Owens

Montell Owens

55 rush yards, 2 rec, 15 rec yards

Owens rushed 11 times for 47 yards at Miami in Week 15, and he also caught one pass for six yards. With Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings hurt, Owens could start again in Week 16 against the Patriots.

RBRichard Murphy

Richard Murphy

14 rush yards

Murphy had six carries for 20 yards at Miami in Week 15. He continues to work as Montell Owens' backup, while Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings are sidelined.

WRCecil Shorts

Cecil Shorts

6 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Shorts caught six passes for a team-high 101 yards at Miami in Week 15. After missing Week 14 with a concussion, Shorts bounced back for his fourth 100-yard game in his past seven outings. Keep him active against an average Patriots pass defense.

WRJustin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon

6 rec, 80 yards

Blackmon had six catches for 93 yards at Miami in Week 15. It seems Blackmon has yet to hit the rookie wall, and the Patriots have a mediocre pass defense. That should make Blackmon a nice WR3 option in Week 16.

TEMarcedes Lewis

Marcedes Lewis

3 rec, 18 yards

Lewis caught three passes for just eight yards in Week 15 at Miami. There are so many superior options this week, Lewis isn't even worth a look.

KJosh Scobee

Josh Scobee

PAT, FG

Scobee made his only kick of the day in Week 15 at Miami, knocking through a 37-yard field goal. He has just one field goal in four consecutive games now.

DEFENSE

Sack

Jacksonville registered one sack and one forced turnover in Week 15 at Miami. With Tom Brady and Co. coming to town in Week 16, fantasy owners will want to pass on this defense.

 
 
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