Last updated: December 27th at 4:03pm ET.
Team Totals: Colts 23.5, Jaguars 19.5
As the Colts’ stretch-run passing game continues to sputter – T.Y. Hilton (calf) has been reduced to an ineffective part-time player, and knee-hobbled Jacoby Brissett has thrown for fewer than 170 yards in four of Indy’s last six games – Marlon Mack is left as the team’s lone fantasy asset after parlaying 18 touches into 101 yards and an end-zone trip in last week’s rout of Carolina. Mack’s Week 17 matchup is pristine against the Jaguars, whom enemy backs blowtorched for 180/1,062/10 (5.90 YPC) rushing over Jacksonville’s last seven games. Mack never did find a 2019 passing-game groove with three targets or fewer in 13-of-13 appearances, but he’s a strong bet for rushing success in Sunday’s season finale.
UPDATE: Marlon Mack‘s floor and ceiling got significant boosts on Friday when the Colts ruled out sporadic touchdown vulture Jordan Wilkins (ankle). Mack should handle a full early-down workload against the run-soft Jags.
Jack Doyle is worth a DFS-tournament flier based on usage and matchup. Doyle played a season-high 95% of Indy’s Week 16 offensive snaps, and Jacksonville’s near-nonexistent linebacker corps is getting fileted by tight ends. The Jags revived struggling Austin Hooper (7/82/0) last week, coughed up 8/122/0 receiving to Darren Waller the week before, yielded a combined 3/53/2 stat line on five targets to Chargers tight ends in Week 14, and surrendered 5/61/0 receiving on six targets to previously-M.I.A. O.J. Howard the Sunday before that.
With D.J. Chark (high ankle sprain) well short of 100%, Chris Conley on a regression-bound touchdown binge, and Leonard Fournette missing practice time with a neck injury, the fantasy viability of virtually every Jaguars skill player is to be determined as we progress through the week. On the off chance that Fournette does not play, one name to get familiar with is RyQuell Armstead, who at 220 pounds blazed a 4.45 forty coming out of Temple and was drafted by the Jaguars near the top of the fifth round.
Score Prediction: Colts 21, Jaguars 17