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Below is a breakdown of Thursday night’s matchup by Evan Silva of Establish The Run. The goal is to help fantasy players and bettors alike understand the game at the deepest level. For all of Silva’s breakdowns and more fantasy analysis, visit EstablishTheRun.com.
Team Totals: Titans 20.5, Jaguars 19.5
Another ugly Thursday nighter seems inevitable in Week 3’s lowest-totaled affair (39) pitting against each other offensively-challenged division foes that emphasize run establishment. … Although Leonard Fournette’s box-score results have underwhelmed, the Jaguars’ every-down back owns touch counts of 17 and 19 after logging a career-high 97% playing-time clip last week. Tennessee’s run defense has struggled, yielding a combined 46/234/1 (5.09 YPC) rushing to Browns and Colts backs. A high-end RB2 play with 20-touch upside, Fournette should benefit from LT Cam Robinson’s (knee) return, allowing Jacksonville to trot out its complete starting five on the offensive line for the first time this year. … The Titans’ defense piled up eight sacks in Weeks 1-2, all told limiting Baker Mayfield and Jacoby Brissett to 6.53 yards per pass attempt. Although Gardner Minshew padded his Week 2 stats by leading the Jags in rushing (6/56/0), the rookie’s short-area passing style caps the explosiveness of Jacksonville’s offense and limits Minshew’s appeal to one-game DFS slates.