Heading into Week 3, the Jacksonville Jaguars were playing substantially better than anyone projected. The team defeated the Colts in Week 1 by a score of 27-20. Then, in Week 2, Gardner Minshew’s led offense dropped 30 on the Tennessee Titans in a loss. Yes, much more competitive than we thought.
But, things settled back down and the Jags regressed towards our initial assumptions about this team during their Week 3 loss to the Dolphins. Scoring just 13 points, the hot start seemed to be just that.
Although, the team did have 318 total yards and 246 through the air and Keelan Allen still had a solid day.
In Week 3, the team’s loss marked the first game that Allen did not have a touchdown catch. His yards and reception production has been fairly consistent each week, but his touchdown catches have been what has suddenly made him a player to roster and start. Especially in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Jaguars like to run the ball with James Robinson, and he has been productive early for the team. However, this is a game that may lead to quite a bit of scoring. Therefore, Cole should see targets. In Week 3, Robinson was the team’s leading receiver.
Cincinnati has done well defending the pass so far. Cole is not a receiver who needs a lot of yards and receptions to be valuable. If he goes for a day similar to the games he had in the first two weeks, that is a solid return. He carries boom potential if he goes for more yards and can find a multi-touchdown day.