No. 8 Keelan Cole vs Philadelphia
The Jaguars are frustrated. At all levels. The dominant win over New England seems like it was ages ago. More recently everyone thinks of the Kansas City beatdown, Bortles getting benched after two fumbles against Houston and the franchise trading for every running back available. Shoutout to you Jamaal Charles and Carlos Hyde.
Hyde got off to a great start for Cleveland but the Nick Chubb era began soon and that contract seemed like a non-starter. Now he’s a Jaguar. Keelan Cole is the most interesting of the wide receivers and the sleeper I like this week.
Cole was dominant against New England and that remains his best outing but even in the frustrating loss to Kansas City, he put up 70 yards on just four catches. The pass game has to be more consistent and a lot of that does fall on Bortles but when the run game just can’t get going what do you expect.
Cole hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 2 and I think that changes. That’s not good, but the offense hasn’t been. They’ve been held to just seven points in each of the last two games and have scored 14 points or less in all but three games this season. Cole could be the breakout they need against another team sitting in a place they never expected to be at this point in the season.