Houston Texans – 20, Jacksonville Jaguars – 13
(57 yards, 1 TD), aka Captain Checkdown, completed 10 passes for 57 yards for a solid checkdown-ish 5.7 yards per completion before getting whacked and breaking his collarbone. For the second game in a row, the Texans lost their starting QB for the year, and now will turn to TJ Yates
(67 total yards) or some free agent scrap heap pick up for the rest of the year. Blaine Gabbert
(137 total yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT) had a rough outing and was benched for Luke McCown
(71 total yards) who wasn’t a whole lot better. The Jags passing game is a mess and should be avoided.
With not even 130 passing yards, the Texans receivers had a rough day and it’s bound to get rougher with a bad QB situation facing fantasy owners just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Owen Daniels
(4-31) led the way, and even though Andre Johnson
(2-22) finally returned to the lineup after eight weeks, no one really noticed.
For the second straight game, Marcedes Lewis
(4-47) was the best receiver for the Jags, but that wasn’t saying much considering the stat line. Not other Jags receiver was noteworthy.
(22 car., 65 yards, 1 TD; 7 rec., 24 yards) ended up with a decent stat line considering the Jags loaded up the front to stop the run. Foster will be facing these types of defenses the rest of the way with the sorry shape of the Texans passing game, so Foster owners should adjust expectations appropriately.
(18 car., 99 yards; 4 rec., 67 yards) continues on as the only piece of the Jags offense that’s worth owning in fantasy, and might very well end up being the best fantasy back this season even though defenses every week load up to stop him on almost every play.