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Jags bench rookie QB Luton, switch to vet Glennon vs Browns

Wed Nov 25 9:05am ET
By MARK LONG
AP Pro Football Writer

Jacksonville Jaguars' Mike Glennon warms up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are going with quarterback Mike Glennon against Cleveland, giving the NFL journeyman his first start in more than three years.

Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Wednesday, three days after he considered benching rookie Jake Luton during a 27-3 loss to unbeaten Pittsburgh. Luton completed 16 of 37 passes for 151 yards and four interceptions against the Steelers.

Luton went winless in three starts for Jacksonville (1-9), which has dropped nine in a row. The skid ties the longest single-season losing streak in franchise history.

Luton replaced Gardner Minshew (thumb) during the team's bye week and has completed 54.5% of his passes for 624 yards, with two touchdowns and six interceptions. He also was sacked seven times. His inexperience showed in all three games, first failing down the stretch in close games against Houston and Green Bay and then looking mostly lost against the blitzing Steelers.

Minshew resumed throwing last week, but Marrone hasn't seen enough to believe he's ready to return.

The 30-year-old Glennon has started 22 of 29 games over seven NFL seasons with Oakland, Arizona, Chicago and Tampa Bay. He has 36 touchdowns passes and 20 interceptions. His last start came in Week 4 in 2017 with the Bears.

And here's the craziest part: Glennon got benched for Chicago's Mitchell Trubisky, who got benched for Nick Foles, who got benched for Gardner Minshew, who got replaced by Luton, who is now benched in favor of Glennon.

The 6-foot-7 Glennon has bounced around in recent years, playing for Oakland (2019), Arizona (2018) and Chicago (2017) after beginning his career in Tampa Bay (2013-16). The Buccaneers drafted him in the third round in 2013. He made $18.5 million during his one season with the Bears.

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J.D. McKissic Nov 25 9:50am ET

Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic let fantasy managers down last week but has a chance to bounce back on Thanksgiving in Dallas. McKissic saw an obscene 29 targets in his first two games with Alex Smith at quarterback but was not nearly as involved last week with just four targets and six carries. With fellow running back Antonio Gibson seeing twice as many touches last week, expect McKissic to be more involved with Washington playing on a short week. Double-digit touches should be the floor for McKissic making him a solid RB2 in seasonal leagues while being a strong value in DFS formats, especially those that use full-PPR scoring.

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Ryan Kerrigan Nov 25 9:00am ET

The Washington Football Team defense has been an up and down unit for fantasy this season, but they are a strong-start on Thanksgiving against a banged-up Cowboys offense. Perennial Pro-Bowler Ryan Kerrigan and defensive rookie of the year candidate Chase Young should feast on an offensive line that will start several backups to protect Andy Dalton. Dallas has the second-worst turnover percentage in the NFL (18.6) percent making Washington a must-start option on Thursday.

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Logan Thomas Nov 25 8:30am ET

Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas has been playing better in recent weeks and is a start-worthy option for a Thanksgiving game in Dallas. Thomas has at least five targets in every game Alex Smith has started and played well in the first meeting with the Cowboys as he went for 60 yards and a touchdown. Thomas put up a dud last week with only six yards but he had 60-plus yards in two of the previous three games and should be more involved this week. Given the barren landscape of the tight end position in fantasy football, Thomas is a start-worthy option in a plus-matchup.

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Alex Smith Nov 25 8:20am ET

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith has played well since taking over for Kyle Allen (ankle) and will look to keep rolling in a solid matchup with the Cowboys. Smith has thrown for 300-plus yards in two of his three starts and should be able to take advantage of a good matchup in Dallas. The Cowboys have allowed the second-most passing touchdowns this season and allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks overall. Smith offers almost no rushing upside so he's not a must-start fantasy option by any means, but he's a start-worthy option in two-quarterback leagues and a good low-cost DFS option.

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Christian McCaffrey Nov 24 10:40pm ET

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) are both expected to get in some practice work on Wednesday as the team prepares for Week 12 against the Vikings. McCaffrey is expected to miss another game this weekend. However, Bridgewater is on track to play on Sunday if all goes well in practice the rest of the week. Minnesota's D has been a good matchup for quarterbacks all season long, but Bridgewater is a shaky low-end QB2 this week if he plays through his knee injury. McCaffrey still hasn't been ruled out for this weekend, but fantasy managers shouldn't get their hopes up. Mike Davis will be a strong RB2 play if he gets another start as the featured back for Carolina.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Nov 24 9:20pm ET

The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense will take on the Baltimore Ravens at home on Thanksgiving in Week 12. Pittsburgh's defense has been one of the top fantasy defenses in the league this season and will look to limit a Ravens offense that has not been nearly as explosive as it was in 2019. The Steelers are installed as 4.5-point home favorites in a game with a low 44.5-point over/under. Fantasy gamers can start the Steelers as a top-10 option in Week 12.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Nov 24 9:10pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster turned in a slow performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11, catching just four passes for 19 yards. Smith-Schuster will look to bounce back in Week 12 when he faces the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving night. The Ravens have been tough against wide receivers in fantasy this year, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position. That being said, Smith-Schuster had a solid game against them back in Week 8, catching seven passes for 67 yards. Fantasy gamers can treat him as a high-end WR3 for Week 12.

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Eric Ebron Nov 24 9:10pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron has now caught a touchdown in three of his past four games. He hasn't been posting very many receiving yards along the way but his performances still put him in the TE1 conversation considering the dearth of options at the position in fantasy. He will take on the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving in Week 12 in a decent matchup for him. The Ravens are allowing the 15th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends and allowed him to post 48 yards and a score against them back in Week 8. Treat Ebron as a low-end TE1 for Week 12.

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Aldrick Rosas Nov 24 9:03pm ET

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Adam Thielen Nov 24 9:03pm ET

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James Conner Nov 24 9:00pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has hit a wall over his past three games. Over that span, Conner has rushed for 147 scoreless yards across 35 carries. The veteran running back may continue to struggle in Week 12 as he will take on a Baltimore Ravens Defense that has been tough against the run this season. The Ravens rank fourth in the league in run-defense DVOA while allowing the 12th-fewest fantasy points per game to the running back position. Conner did find the end zone against them back in Week 8 but he managed just 47 rushing yards on 15 carries. Treat him as a low-end RB2 for his Thanksgiving game against the Ravens.

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Diontae Johnson Nov 24 9:00pm ET

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Chase Claypool Nov 24 9:00pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool continues to take the league by storm in his rookie campaign. Claypool has scored 10 total touchdowns in the first 10 games of his career, emerging as one of Ben Roethlisberger's favorite red-zone targets. The Steelers face off against the Baltimore Ravens in the Thursday night game in Week 12. Claypool will have his work cut out for him against a Baltimore secondary that is allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position. That being said, Claypool has shown that he is a multi-touchdown threat any time he takes the field. Treat him as a low-end WR2 for his game on Thanksgiving night.

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Trevor Siemian Nov 24 8:53pm ET

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Ben Roethlisberger Nov 24 8:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will take on the Baltimore Ravens in the Thursday night game on Thanksgiving in Week 12. Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh passing offense has been very pass-heavy of late as he has attempted at least 42 passes in four of his past five games. Baltimore's pass defense has been very average this season, allowing the 19th-most fantasy points per game to QBs. While not an easy matchup, this is definitely not a stay-away game for the Pittsburgh quarterback in fantasy, either. Roethlisberger passed for just 182 yards back when these two teams met in Week 8 but he did manage two touchdowns. Treat him as a high-end QB2 on Thanksgiving.

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Deon Cain Nov 24 8:43pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers DB Antoine Brooks Jr., WR Deon Cain, RB Wendell Smallwood and P Corliss Waitman were chosen as protected practice squad players for Week 12 Tuesday, Nov. 24.

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Will Compton Nov 24 8:43pm ET

Tennessee Titans LB Will Compton, C Daniel Munyer, LS Matthew Overton and LB Tuzar Skipper were designated as protected practice squad players for Week 12 Tuesday, Nov. 24.

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Jordan Howard Nov 24 8:33pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard, DT T.Y. McGill, DE Joe Ostman and TE Caleb Wilson were designated as protected practice squad players for Week 12 Tuesday, Nov. 24.

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Aldrick Rosas Nov 24 8:23pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Terry Godwin, DB Josh Nurse, WR Trey Quinn and PK Aldrick Rosas were designated as protected practice squad players for Week 12 Tuesday, Nov. 24.

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