Week 5 fantasy football preview with projections: Jaguars at Bills

If you like smashmouth defense-laden football, just skip the game in Buffalo this week.

Both the Jaguars and Bills have allowed their opponents to reach offensive prolificness. For those of us with fantasy players on those teams, well, that’s music to our ears.

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The Jaguars are projected to win a high-scoring affair, 25.1-22.2.

Matchups

Jacksonville is the top defensive matchup in the league for opposing quarterbacks and receivers. Unfortunately, that offense is built for conservativity and Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn’t have great horses to throw to. Marshawn Lynch was traded to Seattle, shaking up the running back hierarchy. Fred Jackson was named the starter, but Buffalo’s going to give their first-round draft choice, C.J. Spiller, some opportunities.

David Garrard, on the other hand, has the Mikes (Mike Thomas and Mike Sims-Walker), a good matchup for TE Marcedes Lewis and, one would think, confidence after shredding the Colts last week. One concern: Garrard was benched in each of the first three contests after sub-par play. Trent Edwards, a former Bill, would be called on if Garrard falters.

Maurice Jones-Drew is loving life, especially after fully participating in practice Thursday. The Bills gave up 273 yards on the ground last week and 200 more the week before that.

Projections

Quarterbacks

David Garrard, JAX: 18-28, 194, 2 TD, 20 rush yards

Ryan Fitzpatrick, BUF: 19-31, 240, 2 TD, INT, 30 rush yards

Running backs

Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX: 121, TD, 3 catches, 25 yards

Fred Jackson, BUF: 45 yards, TD, 1 catch, 10 receiving yards

C.J. Spiller, BUF: 30 yards, 4 catches, 35 receiving yards

Rashad Jennings, JAX: 20 yards, 2 catches, 10 receiving yards

Wide recevers

Steve Johnson, BUF: 5-75, TD

Mike Thomas, JAX: 5-65

Mike Sims-Walker, JAX: 3-45, TD

Roscoe Parrish, BUF: 3-45

Lee Evans, BUF: 4-40, TD

Tiquan Underwood, JAX: 1-15

Tight ends

Marcedes Lewis, JAX: 4-50, TD

David Nelson, BUF: 2-30

Jonathan Stupar, BUF: 1-10

Kickers

Josh Scobee, JAX: FG, 3 XP

Rian Lindell, BUF: FG, 3 XP

Defenses

Jaguars: 2 sacks, INT, fumble recovery

Bills: 2 sacks

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