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Jaguars Fournette leads week six Fantasy Football advice

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If you read us last week, then you hit on Jaguars RB Le0nard Fournette, who had a great fantasy day against the Panthers. He went over 100 yards and scored his first touchdown of the season. WR D.J. Chark also was able to produce in a tough matchup, which we didn’t see coming against James Bradberry.

The Jags moved him all over the field, which resulted in him scoring two touchdowns.

For the Bucs, QB Jameis Winston and WR Mike Evans struggled all afternoon with Evans finishing with zero catches. Chris Godwin, on the other hand, was able to find the endzone twice in the Buccaneers defeat in New Orleans.

This week the Bucs will match up with the Carolina Panthers for the second time of the season. In the first match up of the year, Chris Godwin torched the Panthers to the tune of 8 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown.

Mike Evans was held in check in the first matchup, and the Panthers have had his number in the past. After the dud of a game last week, the Bucs might make it a priority to get Evans the ball. The Panthers have been hammered by the run a few times so far this year.

The problem is we don’t know who will be doing the running? Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones have been under the “hot hand” approach all season. Jones has been the more effective runner, but it seems that Barber is scoring all the touchdowns. In week two in Charlotte, Barber had 82 yards and a touchdown, while Jones had just 9 yards on four carries.

The Jags will play host to those New Orleans Saints. The Saints neutralized the Bucs attack that had 55 points the week prior. Mike Evans was held to zero catches last week. So, it will be interesting to see if Chark gets lined up with Marshon Lattimore.

Dede Westbrook is in a good spot as second WR for the second straight week in a row. Last week he had seven catches for 82 yards and could benefit from the extra eyes on Chark.

After two impressive games in a row, it might be tough going for Fournette, as the Saints defense has been good against the run.

The Dolphins are back in action this week against Washington Redskins. The Dolphins will have a chance to win this one in a battle of winless teams. The offense has looked better with QB Josh Rosen running things. The running game is still something to avoid in fantasy at the moment.

WRs DeVante Parker and Preston Williams are decent options if you’re looking for a late third receiver or flex option.

Or in DFS if you want a cheap alternative. Williams has been Rosen’s favorite target all season with 12 and 7 targets over their last two games.

Jamil King is a young draft pick working his way up the depth chart on the F.F.I. roster, who enjoys watching and writing about all of Florida’s football teams.

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Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue hinting he’s gone again?

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One of the key free-agent questions for the Jaguars continues to be whether or not they’re going to allow their best pass rusher, Yannick Ngakoue, to test the free-agent market coming up? And, once again, the player may be giving a clue that he’s going to do just that.

Ngakoue tweeted Wednesday morning the following phrase, which seems to indicate, yet again, that he will be playing somewhere else in 2020:

This goes along with something that we wrote earlier in January. That’s when just a couple of days after the season Ngakoue posted essentially a goodbye message to Jaguar fans. This came on the heels of him having held out for a new contract for the first few days of training camp last August, but not receiving a new deal during the season, etc.

Ngakoue, whose 37.5 career sacks are the most by a Jaguars player after 63 career games, is sure to be a sought-after player from many different teams. GM Dave Caldwell said at the end of the season when asked about re-sgning his star pass rusher, “He is a tremendous player and even a better person. How he handled his business this year was tremendous. But, I would say that’s priority No. 1, to make sure he comes back to Jacksonville. Hopefully, we can get that done. ″

It’s also worth noting that at Tuesday’s NFL Scouting Combine at media availability in Indianapolis, coach Doug Marrone repeated that he wants Ngakoue to remain in Jaguars teal and white:

However, it remains to be seen if Marrone and Caldwell are willing to “pony up” huge money for him or even potentially,  put the franchise tag on him before free agency begins next month?

Ngakoue figures to want a contract close to what the top ends are getting paid right now. Demarcus Lawrence and Frank Clark both signed five-year, over $100 million deals in 2019 and received guaranteed money that exceeded $62 million. That is massive for Jacksonville.

If the Jags opt for the “franchise tag,” then the talented end will be making around $19 million dollars, which is the current average of the top five players at his position. The Jaguars could also put the tag on him and then work on a longer term, salary cap friendly, deal that would replace the tag later in the off season.

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Jaguars confirm they are declining option on DT Dareus

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At Tuesday’s media session at the NFL Scouting Combine, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell made official what had been rumored for the last couple of days regarding defensive tackle Marcell Dareus: he will not be brought back for a fourth season in Jacksonville.

Caldwell was a specifically asked about Dareus’ status and gave a quick answer is part of his Q&A session:

Dareus only played briefly in 2019, as he suffered a core muscle injury that sidelined him after only six games and he was placed on injured reserve. The former number one pick of the Buffalo Bills had played for coach Doug Marrone for a couple of seasons in Western New York.

Marrone and Caldwell traded for Dareus during the 2017 season and he helped them with their rise to the AFC South title and two playoff wins. This included Darius registering two sacks and four other tackles-for-loss in the Jaguars three playoff games that year.

Dareus made the Pro Bowl twice in Buffalo in 2013-14.

However, he has not lived up to his hefty contract that was reworked Jacksonville last February. Last season, Dareus made over $8 million dollars and the team would have been on the hook for $20 million this year had they picked up the option. That obviously wasn’t going to happen.

Dareus also has had legal troubles off the field, including a civil suit against him in Tampa for alleged sexual misconduct. As we wrote previously, a woman alleged that Dareus had sexually assaulted her in January of 2018 at a North Tampa Florida home, while Dareus was in town for the Alabama-Clemson College Football Playoff Championship Game.

However, that suit filed in Hillsborough County court was “dismissed with prejudice” last April, which means it cannot be re-filed.

Dareus, if healthy after the core muscle injury rehab, may have some value as a defensive tackle on the free agent market.

As for the Jaguars, they have former #1 pick defensive tackle Taven Bryan to play more in the middle and are trying to decide if free agent-to-be, DE Yannick Ngakoue, can be afforded for their 2020 salary cap?

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