The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 17 matchup between the Jaguars and Panthers.

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6.5 Spread-6.5
15.5 Implied Total22.0
25.430Points All./Gm22.920
59.32Opp. Plays/Gm64.725
4.232Off. Yards/Play5.215
59Def. Yards/Play5.525
49.89%32Opp. Rush %39.18%6
50.11%1Opp. Pass %60.82%27

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C.J. Beathard: Beathard will make his first start with Jacksonville after Trevor Lawrence was ruled out on Friday.

Beathard made 12 starts in San Francisco. His teams posted a 2-10 record in those games, with Beathard completing 58.6% of his passes for 6.9 Y/A with 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He did average 18.3 rushing yards per game in those starts.

Beathard will have a more talented supporting cast here than his early career starting opportunities, but he would still only be an option for those filling a vacated spot in 2QB formats.

We are not scared of Carolina as a pass defense if chasing things.

The Panthers are dead last in the NFL in pressure rate (29.6%).

But Carolina faces the fewest pass attempts per game (28.3) because teams rarely have to throw against them late, but they are 19th in passing points allowed per attempt (0.409).

That may not be an issue here if Beathard makes this game closer than expected.

Bryce Young: Young had his best game of the season on Sunday.

He completed 23-of-36 passes for a season-high 312 yards with two touchdowns.

Adding 17 rushing yards, Young was QB9 (22.2 points) on the week.

Young entered Sunday completing a league-low 39.3% of his passes on throws 10 yards or further downfield with one touchdown and five interceptions on those throws.

On Sunday, he was 11-of-20 (55.0%) on those throws with two touchdowns.

It was a small victory in a season filled with rough outcomes, but if Young is going to build on that start and close out his rookie season strongly, he has an objectively good matchup to do so.

Over their past seven games, Jacksonville has allowed a league-high 70.5% completion rate. Over that span, they have allowed 8.4 yards per pass attempt (31st) and a 6.3% touchdown rate (30th).

They have allowed 18.2 fantasy points over that stretch to passers.

Young has not built up enough of a resume to chase last week’s performance in 1QB leagues, but it does provide some hope for gamers making a tough call in 2QB leagues this week.

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