Jaguars vs. Dolphins: Projected Stat Lines for Game's Biggest Stars

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IDecember 16, 2012

Dec 9, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) looks for a receiver during the first quarter against the New York Jets at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins will take the field today in what has been billed my some as the Chad Henne Bowl — gripping stuff, right?

While there are many more marquee matchups in Week 15, fantasy football playoffs will keep people watching this one. 

Here are stat projections for this Floridian battle. 


Miami Dolphins


Ryan Tannehill

21-of-35, 225 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Tannehill's completion percentage is slightly over 57 percent on the year, and he averages 208 passing yards per game. Against a somewhat susceptible Jaguars secondary, he'll have a slightly better-than-average afternoon. 


Reggie Bush

17 carries, 80 yards, 3 receptions, 34 yards, 1 TD

Bush has averaged 5.02 yards per carry over his last three games and has received 14, 15 and 14 carries during that stretch. 

The Jaguars allow 4.2 yards per carry as a defense. 

Expect another efficient day for the dynamic running back.


Brian Hartline

6 receptions, 90 yards, 1 TD

Hartline has been rather steady for the Dolphins this season, and his team-leading 108 targets prove he's Tannehill's favorite target. 

Receiver Davone Bess is out with injury, so Hartline will be the distinct go-to pass-catching option.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Chad Henne

26-of-42, 310 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT

Henne should be determined against his former team. With Cecil Shorts back in the lineup, he has a decent gathering of pass-catchers against a team that allows 251 aerial yards per game. 

As has been the case for much of his 2012 campaign in relief of Blaine Gabbert, Henne puts up decent numbers. 


Montell Owens

18 carries, 70 yards

Owens will make his second start of the year with Maurice Jones-Drew still out. He gashed the New York Jets for 91 yards on 14 carries a week ago, but the Dolphins' front seven is much more formidable.


Cecil Shorts

5 receptions, 95 yards, 1 TD

Shorts has sneaky big-play potential. His 19.2 yards-per-catch average trails only Vincent Jackson's 20.4 for tops in the league, and the Mount Union product has averaged nearly 10 targets in his last four contests. 

Shorts and Henne have established a good rapport and the speedy wideout will be productive today, reeling in at least one deep ball.