I predict a TD this week. Strangely enough, it could be rushing, receiving, OR passing!
KoopaTroopa211 wrote:This is a talented team that under any other circumstances would be an absolute lock for their 4th championship, but I can't shake the feeling that the push for 16-0 will in the end be the undoing of this team in the playoffs.
Wouldn't that be something. Early on he goes deep, catches a long bomb for a TD. Later on, trick play, double reverse with Matt Jones barrelling through the defense for a TD. Then late 4th quarter, motioning Jones across the line, bad snap, Jones picks up the ball, scrambles, and throws a TD pass.
Now, back to reality... Indy's defense isn't quite as good as Kyle Boller made it seem, and I can see Leftwich finding Matt Jones for at least one big hook up, maybe a TD. I don't think this will be his breakout game, but he could be worth starting if you're hurting at WR.
In 2004, Leftwich threw for 300-plus yards in both games against Indy, completing over 70 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and only one interception. Actually, Leftwich is one of two QBs who face a team this week who they've had consecutive 300-yard games against (Trent Green against the Raiders is the other). And for Leftwich, his feat was done in last year's offense, not the throw-first style the Jags are employing in 2005.
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Jaguars at Colts: The only game the Colts lost at home last year was to Jacksonville. ... For Jacksonville, I like QB Byron Leftwich, who played well last year against Indy (618 yards, three TDs in two games last year). ... WR Jimmy Smith and RB Fred Taylor look good too.
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GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:Yeah i dont see Jones doing much for a while. I knows hes a physical specimen but he lacks experience. I dont think he will get enough playing time to have a fantasy impact.
I don't know. The thing is that though he may only catch 4 passes, he will probably run the ball 2-3 times too. And these are the types of end rushes that when they hit, they hit big. He could be worth starting as your third WR, depending on depth.
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Great call Lush - I think if Matt Jones is going to break out this yr - its gonna be in a shootout like against INDY this weekend.
If Im looking at JAX players who are most likely to make a fantasy impact, Id list JSmith and Lefty first then Matt Jones and FTaylor immediately after. It wouldnt suprise me in the least to see JAX abandon the run by the 3rd qtr - and thats spells fantasy gold for the WRs.
maddog60 wrote:Wouldn't that be something. Early on he goes deep, catches a long bomb for a TD. Later on, trick play, double reverse with Matt Jones barrelling through the defense for a TD. Then late 4th quarter, motioning Jones across the line, bad snap, Jones picks up the ball, scrambles, and throws a TD pass.
Didn't David Patten throw a touchdown, catch a touchdown, and rush for a touchdown in the same game a couple of years ago?