Thursday, April 17, 2014

NFL's Greatest Fantasy Football Franchises: Jacksonville Jaguars No. 32

Team Fantasy Points: 1604.38

The Jacksonville Jaguars field the lowest scoring single-season fantasy lineup of all-time. Blame it on the expansion draft, blame it on Florida, or blame Gabbert. The Jaguars just haven't had many standout fantasy players.

QB: Mark Brunell (1996) - 262.28 Fantasy Points

Mark Brunell thew for 4,396 yards in his first full season as a starter for the Jaguars. While Brunell never eclipsed 4,000 passing yards again, he did enjoy a 17 year career that began with the Green Bay Packers and ended with the New York Jets.

RB1: Maurice Jones-Drew (2009) - 272.5 Fantasy Points

My apologies if you drafted Maurice Jones-Drew in 2013. He was once a dominant fantasy running back, but those days are behind him. His best season was in 2009 when he scored 16 touchdowns. We would avoid him in 2014 as well.

RB2: Fred Taylor (1998) - 266.4 Fantasy Points

Fred Taylor totaled over 1600 yards from scrimmage in 1998. The best part? It was his rookie season. The worst part? He wouldn't sniff that level of production for quite some time. Injuries plagued him over the next three seasons and earned him the nickname: "Fragile Fred." The silver lining? All that time spent injured seemed to have prolonged his career as he managed 1260 yards from scrimmage at age 31 in 2007.

WR1: Jimmy Smith (1999) - 199.60

Jimmy Smith holds most of the receiving records for Jacksonville, but he almost didn't get a chance to play. He was unproductive as a member of the Dallas Cowboys (1992-1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1994) before he proved to everyone how dominant he actually was as a member of the Jaguars.

WR2: Keenan McCardell (2000) - 150.70

Everyone remembers Keenan McCardell as a member of the 2002 Superbowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No, I'm kidding. Nobody remembers Keenan McCardell. But he did have the second greatest fantasy season among Jaguars' wide receivers. In case you were wondering, Jimmy Smith had 169.3 fantasy points in 2000. McCardell was a true number two.

 TE: Marcedes Lewis (2010) - 130.00

Marcedes Lewis has been drafted in fantasy leagues for the past few seasons and 2014 should be no different. He has some upside now that the Gabbert experiment has run its course. Lewis is an athletic pass-catcher who will shine with a competent quarterback under center. Monitor the quarterback situation in Jacksonville. This could be the year for Lewis.

FLEX: James Stewart (1999) - 181.90

James Stewart had his best season as Jaguar the year after Fred Taylor's best. Let's give some credit to the Jaguars' offensive line between 1998-1999. Offensive tackle Tony Boselli comes to mind. He was named to the Pro-Bowl in both seasons. Stewart once scored five touchdowns in a single game as a Jaguar, a franchise record.

K: Mike Hollis (1999) - 135.00

Mike Hollis is the fantasy kicker for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Those keeping track at home were probably expecting Josh Scobee.'re wrong. It's Mike Hollis.

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