Some of you may remember the show from the 90’s about Camp Anawanna. The few of you that don’t know it, or are too young to know it, please note that we are no longer friends of the pen pal variety. It was a dumb show, but it fits here, so grab a seat, some Bugles, and give me six minutes of unadulterated non-porn time. So this week’s under-looked startable option is Cecil Shorts III. The third thing throws me off every time I say it. I associate him to Thurston Howell when I would rather be thinking of Ginger. Okay, I need a moment to find my pants, talk amongst yourselves. The topic? The Department of the Interior. (It focuses on the outdoors.) Discuss. Cecil and the rest of the Jaguars face off against the Colts this week in Indy. Stick around for the reasoning behind my madness and maybe a few new jokes that you may be able to share around the water cooler.
So Cecil, what are you going to do this week? That’s what everyone wants to know. That’s why you are here for the details, hold the mayo. So Cecil is priming himself to feast in garbage time. That was my grabber: the Jaguars have no feasible chance to actually contend in this game unless the ghost of Mark Brunell is resurrected. I have been informed he isn’t dead and ghosts don’t actually exist, so scratch that and go back to the point that they are going to lose. Who doesn’t like the garbage time stat? It still counts and it comes late in the game, which makes you totally feel better about the one o’clock games. Plus, he is coming off a bye week, and people tend to forget about when guys have a good game two weeks prior. He had 5 catches on 7 targets for 119 yards in a game versus the Cowboys that wasn’t close by any stretch of the imagination. The previous three weeks, he had 26 targets. That’s more than no nonsense startable options like Emmanuel Sanders and Steve Smith Sr.. To add to his “under-valuedness”, the Jaguar offense has lost their most frequently targeted receiver in Allen Robinson. Everyone forgets about the bye week I am telling ya! More you want, more you will get… the Colts are a bottom seven pass defense, yielding 263 yards per affair. Don’t forget this is all about garbage time.
While I am not completely disregarding the first contest between these two teams, that was in Week 3 and the first game with Blake Bortles in the saddle. Shorts did have a WR3-esque game with 5 Rec on 10 Targets for 35 yards and a TD. Interestingly, this was Cecil’s first game of the season, so his practice time with the new pigskin chucker was extremely limited. The thing I like about the Jags is they aren’t afraid to sling it when behind. Shorts has played only 7 games this year and has 61 targets. That average of 8.7 Targets per game puts him in the top 15 in the NFL. That, my friends, is productive. So with this game most likely not in doubt by the 3rd quarter, we can expect an abudance of flinging for the Jags.
Smokey predicts: 12 Targets, 8 REC, 105 YDS, 1 TD.