September 18, 2019 | Posted in: The Wisdom of RastaJay
After another cash finish in Monday Night’s Showdown featuring the Cleveland Browns throttling of the hapless New York Jets, we are excited to enter this line-up for Thursday Night’s game featuring the Tennessee Titans traveling to Jacksonville to play the 0-2 Jaguars.
Titans defense as our Captain
After two weeks, Tennessee ranks 11th overall in total defense by yards allowed while giving up 16 points per game. The Titans are particularly stout against the pass, ranking second overall while allowing 182.5 passing yards a game. Tennessee is more susceptible to the run, ranking 26th overall, giving up nearly 135 yards per game.
Running backs reign supreme
Thursday night games are traditionally sloppy, especially early in the season and we expect both Derrick Henry and Leonard Fournette to be featured in heavy volume. Jacksonville ranks 17th agains the run, surrendering nearly 120 yards per game.
Mariota a decent night?
We’re going with Marcus Mariota as our only quarterback as Jacksonville ranks 19th against the pass surrounding 257.5 yards per contest without an interception on the season. Mariota was effective Week 2 against Indianapolis, throwing for 154 yards with one touchdown while completing 19/28 passes and a rating of 93.5.
Delanie Walker an early stud
Walker has been particularly effective in the first two weeks and is Mariota’s favorite option in the passing game. Walker has nine catches for 94 yards and a two touchdowns on the season.
Cairo Santos the final slot
The kicker prices allow for higher priced options in the other five slots. We’ll go with Santos to kick a couple field goals in what should be a low scoring affair.