Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianpolis Colts Matchup Preview 11/17/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy
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The (4-5) Jaguars travel north to Indianapolis to take on the (5-4) Colts. The Jags are coming off their bye week, but the week prior, they got blasted by the Texans. They still find themselves in the race for the division though and this game would give them a major boost. The Colts were in great shape but now have lost two in a row to the Steelers and Dolphins. These two upsets knocked the Colts behind the Texans in the AFC South. This divisional battle will be a huge step for whoever wins. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts matchup page.
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 1:00pm ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville Jaguars: WR Dede Westbrook (Q), CB D.J. Hayden (Q), LB Quincy Williams (Q), LB Leon Jacobs (Q)
Indianapolis Colts: RB Jordan Wilkins (Q), Parris Campbell (O), QB Jacoby Brissett (Q), WR T.Y. Hilton (D), CB Pierre Desir (Q), CB Quincy Williams (Q)
Indianapolis Colts Analysis
The Colts looked to be in the leading position in the AFC South after beating the Texans and then beating the Broncos in their next game. They had two easier games ahead of them with the Steelers and Dolphins, but after blowing the game against the Steelers, they managed to not get much of anything going against the Dolphins and lost that game as well. They now find themselves behind the Texans by one game with a half game lead over the Titans who had a big win over the Chiefs last week.
This game will be very important for the Colts as it will be a big recovery game to get their game back together, but also because it is a divisional game. The Jaguars sit one game behind the Colts, and a loss for the Colts would send them to the back. The Colts will hopefully have Jacoby Brissett back as it hasn’t gone very well for them without him. They will still be without T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell, but Chester Rogers and Zach Pascal have emerged to the scene to join Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle in the passing game. The outcome of this game will likely decide which one of these teams still have a playoff chance.
Indianapolis Colts Depth Chart
Jacksonville Jaguars Analysis
The Jaguars have been hanging around in the AFC South only two games behind the Texans for first place even though they are in last currently. There is some good news for the Jaguars. During the offseason they traded for Nick Foles from the Eagles to take over for Blake Bortles who did not work out for them last year. Nick Foles broke his clavicle in the Jaguars’ first game which left him out indefinitely. Gardner Minshew took over and surprised everyone in how well he was able to do. The good news is that Nick Foles will be returning to the starting lineup this week. It will be a sad ending to the Minshew reign, but this should help the Jaguars significantly as they attempt to stay in the playoff race.
The Jags stand just one game behind the Colts and a win here would bring their record to .500 to tie the Colts and the Titans who have their bye this week. In their last game in which they got blown up by the Texans, Leonard Fournette was not much of a threat. To beat the Colts, he will need to get it going on the ground. The Jags have been far more successful when Fournette has hit 100+ yards than when he hasn’t. The Colts are more lenient against the run than the pass, so this is their best option to win.
Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart
Daily Fantasy: Fournetteflix and Chill
If the Jags want a shot in this game, Fournette will have to be the playmaker. The Colts have averaged 104.3 rushing yards against them per game which should all be going to Fournette this week. As the lone back for the Jags he will be getting all the carries. They tried passing a lot more than running against the Texans and the evidence for how well that worked is in the scoreboard. They should be returning to the run this game, giving Fournette tons of opportunities to put up big numbers.