The Atlanta Falcons host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Thursday Night game for Week 15. Let's take a look at what each team offers from a fantasy perspective and check out some team projections courtesy of numberfire.com.
The Falcons have plenty of options on offense for fantasy owners. Most likely, anybody who owns Matt Ryan or Michael Turner will be playing them this week. Only an abundance of riches at quarterback or running back should prevent those two from being in your lineup. The Jaguars are a pretty good defensive team, especially against the pass, so Roddy White and Julio Jones are guys you should consider, but if you're stacked at receiver you might find a better matchup. Tony Gonzalez is a likely must-start if you own him along with kicker Matt Bryant. The Falcons defense is not likely anybody's starting defense, but they might have one of their better games against a Jax offense that gives up points to fantasy defenses.
For Jacksonville, only Maurice Jones-Drew is a must-start. If you're relying on quarterback Blaine Gabbert, you're likely not going to win anyway, even though the Atlanta defense gives up a lot of points to opposing quarterbacks. The Jax receiving corps is a very risky play. There's just not much to recommend on the Jacksonville side of things.
* Fantasy Points Projections are based on the Yahoo! and ESPN default scoring settings. Quarterbacks are scored with 1 point for every 25 passing yards, and 4 points for every touchdown. For running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, they are scored with 1 point for every 10 total yards, and 6 points for every touchdown. This is a non-PPR projection.