Game day update: The Browns had a lot of success passing against the Titans last week, but they didn’t have Mike Glennon at quarterback or the rest of the Jaguars offense holding them back. No. 1 wideout D.J. Chark’s stats are taken a nosedive lately. He’s projected to score 13.7 points by ESPN, 8.7 points for Laviska Shenault, and 6 for Collin Johnson.
With Mike Glennon quarterbacking, the Jaguars' wide receivers are certainly seeing more action than they had been. Through two games, Glennon is averaging 257.5 passing yards per game. Unfortunately for fantasy managers, he has plenty of receivers to choose from, making it difficult to project the right plays.
Fantasy Football analysis: Jaguars WRs D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault, Collin Johnson
In the Jags’ Week 13 overtime loss to the Vikings, no wide receiver saw less than two targets or more than seven. D.J. Chark led the way with the high end of that target range, though Collin Johnson racked up the most receptions (four) and receiving yards (66). But of course, neither of them brought in the most fantasy points. Instead, Laviska Shenault scored the sole receiving touchdown and finished with 15.8 DKFP. It’s safe to say that Chark is Glennon’s preferred option, but picking between the other four receivers is a bit more difficult.
The Titans are a very fantasy-friendly team, especially for wide receivers. The defense has allowed the fourth-most DKFP per game to the position. While Shenault and Johnson will be at the top of everyone’s mind after last week for the second-best receiver in Jacksonville, we can’t forget about Keelan Cole. He slid to the background with just one catch last week, but he’ll likely stay in the slot and could see an uptick in targets. We can confidently ignore Chris Conley this week. At any rate, the Jags should be playing from behind, so any of these receivers could catch fire.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Chark. Only start either Shenault, Cole, or Johnson in deep leagues with limited WR options.