The Week 7 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars features one team in the thick of a divisional race and another that is still winless on the season. We have the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.
Tight end Jordan Cameron hasn't looked nearly as dominant this year as he was in his breakout performance last season. He has seen more than five targets in a game only once this season, but last week he finally broke through with three catches for 102 yards and his first touchdown of the year. Cameron's owners can only hope that he finds his way into the end zone against a Jaguars defense that gives up the fourth-most points to fantasy tight ends this season.
Although Cameron may be in for solid back-to-back weeks, the bulk of the team's offense will likely rely on the running game now that Ben Tate is healthy and seeing a steady workload for the Browns. The Jaguars are as bad at giving up fantasy points to running backs as they are against tight ends. Couple that with the fact that Tate has seen a combined 47 carries over the past two weeks, and it's easy to see that he's a must-start for fantasy owners going into Week 7. He's a good bet to find the end zone and eclipse 100 yards rushing against the Jaguars.
After sitting out half of his team's games just six weeks into the season due to hamstring issues, the Jaguars and fantasy owners of Cecil Shorts III have to be smiling from ear to ear after seeing him break out last week against the Tennessee Titans. Shorts was targeted a team-high 16 times and caught 10 of those passes for 103 yards. Although he'll likely find himself running into shutdown cornerback Joe Haden in Week 7, Shorts will be a good bet to produce solid fantasy numbers based on the sheer volume of targets.
All of those looks will come from rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, who threw a touchdown and an interception to go with 336 passing yards against the Titans. The effort marked Bortles' first-career 300-yard game, an effort he will likely have to repeat against a tougher Browns secondary if the Jaguars are to claim their first win of the season. Bortles also attempted a career-high 46 passes last week, and since the team isn't exactly committed to Storm Johnson in the running game and Toby Gerhart (foot) is still questionable for Week 7, Bortles could be a surprise upstart fantasy performer against the Browns.