Jacksonville Jaguars Rumors: TY Yeldon Healthy, Julius Thomas, Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson Fantasy Start Options For Blake Bortles After Bye

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Oct 30, 2015 11:03 AM EDT
TJ Yeldon #24 of Jacksonville Jaguars
TJ Yeldon #24 of Jacksonville Jaguars runs during the NFL match between Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, England. "

The Jacksonville Jaguars have TJ Yeldon healthy into Week 8 and he is a top fantasy football start option with Julius Thomas, Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson and Blake Bortles for the Jags against the Jets after the bye week in Week 9. The Jaguars won over the Buffalo Bills and they now have some time off after playing in London.

Yeldon has been impressive as a rookie this season and he could see some increased carries heading into Week 9 after having a strong game last weekend. According to the Florida Times-Union, Yeldon could get some more goal line work moving forward, as the Jaguars struggled with Toby Gerhart in those situations. Yeldon has 406 yards this season and just one rushing touchdown and Gus Bradley said that Yeldon could get things going in the redzone as the season goes on.

Yeldon was out the previous week, but on Sunday he was the focal point for the Jaguars offense and he had over 100 yards against the Bills. Yeldon had 115 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown and he showed that he is clearly the best running back on the roster for the Jaguars. Yeldon has been averaging four yards per carry this season and coming out of the bye he is a worthy start option for the Jaguars. The team is hoping that Yeldon will not miss any more time and after playing well, looking healthy and getting a bye week, Yeldon should be a full go in Week 9.

The Jaguars passing game has some solid options for fantasy owners, as Blake Bortles has been having a good season and both Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are worthy WR picks. Hurns and Robinson can slot in as WR2 and WR3 options, while the return of Julius Thomas has opened up the passing game. Bortles has set a career high with 15 touchdowns this season and he likely will pass his passing yards total from last year to set a high in that category.

Getting Julius Thomas back should help the WRs, as he is a great redzone target and he comes in with 10 catches in three games since coming back from an injury. Thomas had just one catch last week, but he was dealing with a groin injury and the bye should be able to get him healed up for Week 9. Hurns scored the game winning touchdown against the Bills last week and he has been having a solid season with 31 catches for 513 yards and five touchdowns.

Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart came in for Yeldon when he was out and they are solid handcuff options in case he gets injured again. Robinson has the higher upside over Gerhart and is a better option for fantasy owners. Robinson had his highest total of touches when Yeldon was out, but he did not get work against the Bills when he was back and is only worth picking up if Yeldon is injured again.

Check here for more on the Jaguars, Yeldon and Week 8.

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