Jacksonville Jaguars players that can help Weekly Fantasy Football Leagues
The Jaguars finished their 2009 campaign just shy of that crucial .500 mark with a 7-9 record. Jacksonville’s offense wasn’t too great, ranking 18th in the league in total yards per game with 336.6. However, the Jaguars’ defense came in five spots lower in 2009 in the 23rd spot, giving up 352.3 yards per game. So, both the offense and defense needs sufficient work during the off season. Knowing the key strengths and weekness of teams is very important to weekly fantasy football owners. Key Draft Picks: With six total picks in the NFL Draft, the Jags used four of those six picks on defensive players. And with good reason, too. With a defense ranked No. 23 in the league in total yards allowed, ranked No. 27 in passing yards allowed with 235.9 yards per game, and ranked No. 19 in rushing yards allowed with 116.4 yards, it’s no wonder Jacksonville used four of their six picks on defensive players, and most notably, four defensive linemen. The highest rated defensive linemen the Jags picked in 2010 is DE Tyson Alualu from California. Since the Jags traded DE Quentin Groves, they needed another DE to take his place and work with other DE Aaron Kampman as a pass rusher on passing downs. Alualu had a decent four-year career at California, where he had 187 tackles, 15 sacks, one forced fumble, and one interception. The key number here is Alualu’s number of tackles. He should definitely help the Jags’ poor rushing rank in 2010. The other notable defensive standout is DT D’Anthony Smith out of Louisiana Tech. Smith had a career much like Alualu’s and his numbers were about the same with 196 tackles, 11 sacks, one forced fumble, and one interception during his four years at Louisiana Tech. He offers the Jags a solid pass rusher and run-stopper. Key Free Agents: Jacksonville picked up three free agents in 2010, two of which were defensive players. The Jags added DE Aaron Kampman from the Green Bay Packers to help solve their defensive struggles. In his nine years in the NFL, Kampman has wreaked havoc on the field with 458 tackles, 54 sacks, and 12 forced fumbles. This was an excellent pickup by the Jags, as he will definitely play a role in shoring up that porous defensive line. The other defensive player Jacksonville came to terms with is LB Freddy Keiaho the Indianapolis Colts. Keiaho has only been in the league for five years, and hasn’t done much in those five years. Since being drafted from San Diego State in 2005, Keiaho only has 245 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one interception. Even though his numbers are disappointing, Keiaho shows alot of potential and will become a solid defensive player in the near future.
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