While Sunday’s contest between the Colts and Jaguars is forecasted to be a low-scoring affair, there are a few diamonds in the rough that could help you win your fantasy football matchup as we head towards the fantasy playoffs.
Running Back Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack had to be discouraged after last week’s crucial fumble, but he has an opportunity to bounce back this week.
He gained 66 yards from scrimmage in the last meeting with the Jaguars, and the Colts may be planning on utilizing their rookie running back again this week.
Using Mack’s pass-catching ability out of the backfield could be a good way to avoid dropping back to pass against this fearsome Jaguars pass rush. Mack had 6 receptions in the first game of this series, and he has the potential to rack up a lot of receptions again this week.
If Mack can find a way to get into the end zone and he gets plenty of targets in the passing game, he’d be a really strong play in a PPR fantasy format.
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Quarterback Blake Bortles
If you’ve made it all the way to the playoffs in your fantasy league it is highly unlikely that Blake Bortles is your number one quarterback. However, he could be a quality streaming option or daily fantasy player this week.
Bortles threw for 330 yards at 11.8 yards per attempt with a touchdown the last time he played the Colts. He could be due for a repeat performance against an Indianapolis secondary that is missing their best player in cornerback Rashaan Melvin.