Taking a contrarian approach to Week 1, Nick Foles not only provides salary relief ($5,300), but he also plays in a projected shootout against the Kansas City Chiefs. As it stands, the Chiefs-Jaguars matchup has the second-highest over/under on the week at 51.5-points. Vegas currently projects to the Chiefs to win this contest by 3.5-points, but that means Jacksonville should keep it close.
Foles also gets a boost from the Jaguars acquisition of John DeFilippo this offseason. As offensive coordinator of the Vikings, Minnesota threw at the second-highest rate in all of football last year. This bodes well for Foles and company against a Chiefs’ secondary that allowed the most passing yards to opposing quarterbacks last season (4,721).