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David Dorey  

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WEEK 2
2011
ARI at WAS CLE at IND * JAC at NYJ SD at NE
BAL at TEN * DAL at SF * KC at DET SEA at PIT
* CHI at NO GB at CAR * OAK at BUF TB at MIN
*updated * CIN at DEN * HOU at MIA PHI at ATL * STL at NYG (mon)

Prediction: JAC 3, NYJ 24

Players to Watch: Shonn Greene

Update: Jason Hill is not expected to play this week because of his hip and is listed as doubtful after missing all but some limited work on Friday. Cecil Shorts will likely move up the the #2 spot and Jarrett Dilliard would take the #3 if that happens. Against the Jets, none of them are an attractive start and the sad part is that Hill had insulted the Jets secondary by calling them overhyped. That would have been fun to see. I am removing Hill from the projections. Marcedes Lewis remains out with a calf injury.

Santonio Holmes apparently injured his quad in practice and is now questionable this week. HC Rex Ryan said he was not certain that Holmes would be available and that is not just some strategy move with the Jaguars due to show up. Holmes himself claimed he would play but be aware that he is not a lock and make sure to check the Sunday report to see he is playing. It is an early game so you can make a change if needed.

Close win last week for the Jaguars while the Jets managed to stay in the game until the Cowboys beat themselves. The Jags are no road team and the Jets at home may consider this as their easiest matchup of the season.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Homefield: J'ville Municipal Stadium
Grass
  Opp Score   Opp Score
1 TEN 16-14 10 @IND -
2 @NYJ - 11 @CLE -
3 @CAR - 12 HOU -
4 NO - 13 SD -
5 CIN - 14 TB -
6 @PIT - 15 @ATL -
7 BAL - 16 @TEN -
8 @HOU - 17 IND -
9 Bye -      
Jaguars Report | Statistics | Roster
JACKSONVILLE at NYJ Rush Catch Pass
QB Luke McCown 10 - 150
RB Maurice Jones-Drew 60 - -
RB Deji Karim 20 20 -
WR Cecil Shorts - 30 -
WR Jason Hill - 60 -
WR Mike Thomas - 40 -
PK Josh Scobee 1 FG XP -
Pregame Notes: The Jaguars won last week but with not much more offense than Maurice Jones-Drew and only one touchdown. The last minute switch to Luke McCown did not hurt the team so far but this week in New York will be an entirely new situation. This is when standing pat on receivers is going to hurt the team and it is compounded by the likely absence of Marcedes Lewis this week.

QUARTERBACK: Luke McCown is the only thing standing between Blaine Gabbert and a case of Post Traumatic Stress. Especially this week. McCown passed for 175 yards and no scores last week with one lost fumble in a game where the Jags were able to run 42 times. Not going to happen in New York and while Tony Romo just passed for 342 yards there, he enjoys exponentially more talent around him than McCown.

McCown is not an attractive start this weekend and that trickles down to all his receivers.

RUNNING BACKS: Maurice Jones-Drew was able to gain 97 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown on the Titans but HC Jack Del Rio confirmed that MJD was on a "play count" and will be limited this year to keep him fresh and save his knee. That led to Deji Karim getting 14 carries for 33 yards and Karim also had the only catches by a tailback when he reeled in three passes for 39 yards.

The Jets limited the Cowboys to only 44 yards on 17 carries by Felix Jones so figure on a quieter day by MJD who gets to be keyed on by the entire Jet's defense.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Mike Thomas is the only fantasy play here in any given week. He managed eight receptions for 55 yards against the Titans while Jason Hill ended with 53 yards on four catches. Thomas has potential but currently is one quarterback short of making good things happen. No doubt at all who Darrell Revis wants to cover and it is not wise for McCown to challenge the cornerbacks as did Romo.. who lost the game because of it. No reason to start a receiver from the Jags this week.

TIGHT ENDS: Marcedes Lewis suffered a calf strain last week and is now not certain to play. He only had two catches for 28 yards last week anyway so I will not project for him barring information from practice. And even if he did play - you still could bench him. role,

RANKS (1-32, 1 = BEST) TEAM QB RB WR TE PK DEF
Gaining Fantasy Points JAC 30 7 26 28 7 27
Preventing Fantasy Points NYJ 24 11 25 25 14 16


New York Jets
Homefield: Meadowlands Stadium
FieldTurf
  Opp Score   Opp Score
1 DAL 27-24 10 NE -
2 JAC - 11 @DEN -
3 @OAK - 12 BUF -
4 @BAL - 13 @WAS -
5 @NE - 14 KC -
6 MIA - 15 @PHI -
7 SD - 16 NYG -
8 Bye - 17 @MIA -
9 @BUF -      
Jets Report | Statistics | Roster
NY JETS vs JAC Rush Catch Pass
QB Mark Sanchez - - 230,1
RB Shonn Greene 80,1 10 -
RB LaDainian Tomlinson 20 30 -
TE Dustin Keller - 30 -
WR Plaxico Burress - 50 -
WR Derrick Mason - 20 -
WR Santonio Holmes - 80,1 -
PK Nick Folk 1 FG 3 XP -

Pregame Notes: The Jets may have squeaked one out in week one but they all count the same and this week should be far easier against a rebuilding Jaguars team with a questionable quarterback. The Cowboys surprised the Jets by taking a lead and forcing them to pass more than they planned. That should be reversed this week with the Jets dictating what happens on the field and giving the run game a better chance to shine.

Like a defensive score in this one.

QUARTERBACK: Thanks to the shootout forced by the Cowboys, Mark Sanchez had one of his best games with 335 passing yards and two touchdowns. He lost one fumble and tossed an interception as well. The Jets offense is not meant to throw 44 times in a game though and you can expect that to settle down this week against a weaker Jaguars team visiting.

The chance to throw is there and Sanchez should connect at least one touchdown if only because he can. But big numbers won't be needed and will not happen.

RUNNING BACKS: Shonn Greene only ran ten times for 26 yards against the Cowboys but ideally he will get twice that workload. Even LaDainian Tomlinson only went for 16 yards on five runs and played more because of his role in the passing game where he ended with six catches for 73 yards to lead all receivers. The Jags were successful against the Titans rushing last week but they only had 12 carries in that game. The Jaguars were only 29th against running backs last year and week one was not a good indicator.

Greene looked slower but credit the Cowboys for that. Greene should bounce back this week and this should be his best game of the first half of the year. It is certainly the easiest matchup. Look for Greene to bounce back or be worried. This is going to be as good as it gets before the week eight bye.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Sanchez faced a softer secondary last week (when he was able to avoid the blitz) and connected with Santonio Holmes for 70 yards on six catches and 72 yards and one score with Plaxico Burress on his four receptions. Even in a heavy passing game, Derrick Mason was a nonfactor but it was nice to see Sanchez have success with his main two wide receivers. The Jaguars gave up 136 yards and two scores to Kenny Britt last week so expect at least moderate to good stats from both Burress and Holmes and probably no one else.

TIGHT ENDS: Dustin Keller enjoyed a big opener with 61 yards and a score on five receptions but that was part of the air war going on with Dallas. Keller typically does not score or have more than 30 or 40 yards. Holmes and Burress will always be the main two this year and Keller figures in only in more extreme games.

RANKS (1-32, 1 = BEST) TEAM QB RB WR TE PK DEF
Gaining Fantasy Points NYJ 10 23 15 6 10 12
Preventing Fantasy Points JAC 17 4 27 2 5 7

WEEK 2
2011
ARI at WAS CLE at IND JAC at NYJ SD at NE
BAL at TEN DAL at SF KC at DET SEA at PIT
CHI at NO GB at CAR OAK at BUF TB at MIN
  CIN at DEN HOU at MIA PHI at ATL STL at NYG (mon)

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