Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders Matchup Preview 12/15/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy

The Lineups.com fantasy football rankings are officially out! Don’t forget to check out our fantasy football defense rankings as well. Also, if you are into DFS we have you covered with our full season NFL DFS projections. Be sure not to miss a thing and continue to check our site for updates.

The (4-9) Jaguars have freefallen out of playoff contention. Their 5-game losing streak fourth-worst current losing streak. It has been a combination of bad offense and defense that has contributed to the fallout. Last week, the Jaguars handed over the reins of the offense to Gardner Minshew as Nick Foles had not won a game since his return. That switch did not produce much better results as Minshew threw for just 162 yards. Not all of the blame can be thrown on him as Leonard Fournette also averaged just 3.3 yards per carry which is not very efficient. The (6-7) Raiders are basically out of contention with three games remaining and two games behind the second wildcard spot. Their current three-game losing streak has put an end to what could have been. The Chiefs have now clinched the AFC West, leaving the Raiders in the dust. Josh Jacobs’s injury has not helped much either as they have been trying to develop him into a lead NFL running back. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders matchup page.

TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 4:05pm ET
Location: RingCentral Coliseum – Oakland, CA
Coverage: CBS

Injury Report

Jacksonville Jaguars: CB Tre Herndon (Q), C Brandon Linder (Q), DE Calais Campbell (Q), WR D.J. Chark (Q), WR Dede Westbrook (Q)
Oakland Raiders: OT Trent Brown (Q), LB Kyle Wilber (Q), G Gabe Jackson (Q), S Lamarcus Joyner (Q), C Rodney Hudson (Q), LB Marquel Lee (Q), CB Daryl Worley (Q), WR Hunter Renfrow (Q), RB Josh Jacobs (Q)

Jacksonville Jaguars Analysis

Jacksonville JaguarsWhenever the Jaguars have found success, it has sprouted from Leonard Fournette. When Fournette struggles, the whole team feels it. In every Jaguars’ win except for one, Fournette has eclipsed 100 yards. During their five-game losing streak, Fournette has hit 100 total yards just once with no 100 rushing yard games. Establishing the ground game for the Jaguars is the most important part of their offense. If they are able to do that, it will just fall to their defense to get them a win.

The Raiders don’t provide the best matchup for Fournette on the ground but have given up 108 rushing yards per game. Derrick Henry ran for 103 yards with two touchdowns last week. Fournette is very similar to Henry in that they are both power backs with a hidden burst of speed. What the Raiders struggle with most is the pass as they have allowed the fifth-most passing yards and the second-most passing touchdowns in the league. If Minshew can handle an increased load, the Jags could be very successful through the air, especially if Chark and Westbrook both play.

Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart

QB: Gardner Minshew
RB1: Leonard Fournette
RB2: Ryquel Armstead
WR1: Chris Conley
WR2: D.J. Chark
WR3: Dede Westbrook
TE: Geoff Swaim

Oakland Raiders Analysis

Oakland RaidersJosh Jacobs sitting out last week, took a toll on the offense, but they still found some success. Derek Carr threw for 262 yards with two touchdowns with Darren Waller being the main target. DeAndre Washington was the filler for Josh Jacobs in the running game but was also active in the receiving game. He totaled 96 yards from scrimmage along with a touchdown on the ground.

The Jaguars can easily be picked apart on the ground. The potential return of Josh Jacobs would be huge for them. The Jags have allowed 141.1 rushing yards per game which ranks second-worst in the league. Their 19 rushing touchdowns allowed also ranks second-worst. DeAndre Washington looked capable of carrying a load, but Josh Jacobs is the true Raiders’ running back that should be staying there for years to come. This would be a great time for him to further develop if he is able to play.

Oakland Raiders Depth Chart

QB: Derek Carr
RB1: Josh Jacobs
RB2: Jalen Richard
WR1: Tyrell Williams
WR2: Zay Jones
WR3: Hunter Renfrow
TE: Darren Waller

Daily Fantasy: Jacobs’s Health

If Josh Jacobs can continue to make progress through practices and be ready to play this Sunday, he is set for a big game. As the main back, he gets a bulk of the carries and the Jaguars love to give up tons of rushing yards. Just last week, they gave up 195 total rushing yards to the Chargers. Austin Ekeler reached the 100-yard mark in both rushing yards and receiving yards. If Jacobs is healthy, no one should be standing in the way of him blasting out a ton of fantasy points.

Admin of the Lineups Articles section.

Hot NFL Matchup Previews Stories