Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 16

A fantasy and DFS preview of Thursday's Jaguars vs. Jets matchup.

Trevor Lawrence
As the fantasy football playoffs roll on, the NFL regular season marches toward a conclusion. Both of these teams have a shot at making the NFL’s postseason, which is a nice surprise. The FullTime Fantasy Thursday Night Football Preview: Week [...]
As the fantasy football playoffs roll on, the NFL regular season marches toward a conclusion. Both of these teams have a shot at making the NFL's postseason, which is a nice surprise. The FullTime Fantasy Thursday Night Football Preview: Week 16 breaks down the fantasy and betting trends you need to know for Thursday night's contest.The 6-8 Jaguars just upset the Dallas Cowboys and have a ton of momentum. Doug Pederson's squad has won 3-of-4 and concludes the season with two winnable AFC South contests.Meanwhile, the Jets have dropped three straight and 4-of-5. For New York to keep their fading postseason dreams alive, Week 16 is a must-win proposition.New York opened as slight 1-point home favorites. This tells us Vegas thinks the Jaguars are the better team. However, wind, cold, and rain are expected to play a role in Thursday's action.Matchup 
TEAM
OFFENSE
PASS
RUSH
YDS/PLAY
POINTS
Jacksonville Jaguars
6
10
10
6
12
New York Jets
19
15
24
20
23
Doug Pederson has restored balance to the Jaguars. Plus, Pederson has unlocked the potential in sophomore QB Trevor Lawrence. Jacksonville's offense is top-10 through the air and via the rush. But, the Jags' 27th-ranked defense has struggled to stop the opposition's passing attack.However, it remains to be seen if the Jets can capitalize on that weakness. Struggling second-year QB Zach Wilson gets the starting nod How will tonight's game go? 

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