After spending two weeks in London, the Jaguars return home to
face Indianapolis and new starting quarterback Gardner Minshew.
Minshew is in there because rookie Anthony Richardson injured
his shoulder in the last game. As a starter in Week 3, he threw
for 227 yards and a score against a highly-ranked Ravens defense.
In Week 6 he faces a Jacksonville pass defense ranked 27th. Minshew,
as a starter over his career, averages 248.6 yards and 1.72 touchdowns.
Those are solid fill-in numbers.
Donít be scared by Justin Jeffersonís absence. The Vikings still
have three quality pass-catchers in rookie first-round draft choice
Jordan Addison, K.J. Osborn and tight end T.J. Hockenson. The
group will want to prove they can overcome the loss of their star.
Meanwhile, the Bears rank next-to-last in QB fantasy points allowed
The Cowboys offense is a mess. They just got dominated by the
49ers on both sides of the ball. There seems to be some dissension
between the quarterback and his star receiver. But the Los Angeles
Chargersí pass defense is just the elixir to get the Dallas
pass offense healthy. They rank dead last in fantasy points allowed
to opposing quarterbacks (27.2 FPts/G).
Purdy has been pretty good this season and ranks 10th in FPts/G
(22.8). But the Browns rank No.1 against opposing quarterbacks
allowing just 14.1 FPts/G and 148.5 passing yards per game despite
facing the likes of Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow. Cleveland has
had two weeks to prepare for this game after their Week 5 bye.
They will be rested, hungry and they are healthy on the defensive
side of the ball.
Stroud has been a really nice story through the early part of
the season, but now is not the time to go against the numbers.
The Saints allow less than 200 yards passing to opposing quarterbacks
and 17.3 FPts/G. One of Stroudís favorite targets, Tank
Dell (19-324-2) is in concussion protocol. If Dell doesnít
play, the Saints will put CB Marshon Lattimore on Nico Collins
(25-467-3) and life will be tough for the rookie quarterback.
Watch the Texansí injury report this week before making
Goff continues to play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. At home he’s
very, very good, but on the road he’s below average. In
two road games he’s averaging 16.1 FPts/G and in three home
games he produces 26.8 FPts/G. This isn’t new. His career
home QB Rating is 98.0 and it’s 88.4 on the road. This game
is in Tampa.