J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets! The Jets are still undefeated! Today we talk about the green and white as Adam Filadelfo continues our Team Talk series. You can follow him on Twitter: @Frostt24.
If you're a Jets fan, you haven't had much to cheer about the last two
seasons. And if you're a Jets fan, you probably haven't drafted any
players for your fantasy team from your favorite NFL team either. This
year doesn't look any better for you Jets fans. You'll probably end up
drafting more players from rival teams than your own. There may be a few
Jets players worth looking at and maybe taking a late flier on.
Mark Sanchez - There's not a chance "Sanchize" gets drafted in fantasy
football this season. Not unless you get points for running into your
own lineman. He has no guarantee he will even be the starting
quarterback come week one even if he is healthy. And even if he does
emerge with the job, why would you draft a quarterback that struggles to
Geno Smith - The rookie out of West Virginia holds more fantasy value
than Mark Sanchez just based on what he can do with his legs. Not that
Smith looked any better in his preseason action. But can he be worse
than Sanchez? At least Geno has the chance to give this offense a shot
they haven't had since their last AFC championship appearance. Maybe a
fresh start is what the Jets need.
Chris Ivory - Finally, we get to a Jets player with at least a little
fantasy value. Ivory could be a decent running back four if he can stay
healthy and may be the Jets only chance at scoring points. He has
potential to be a factor in fantasy football but a below average
offensive line, an almost non existent passing game, and injuries may end
that thought as quickly as it started.
Bilal Powell - He did show a little something last year when given
limited touches to spell Shonn Greene. He can be an option as a goal
line back regardless if Ivory misses time or not. If you play in a
shallow league, Powell will probably be available on your waiver wire.
You may want to keep an eye in him but don't get your hopes up.
Santonio Holmes - I'm sorry but when Holmes is your number one receiver,
that should be a clue your team is in trouble. He's still recovering
from a Lisfranc injury and may still be the best option for the Jets at
the receiver position. And that isn't saying much. Even if he is healthy
to start the season, he doesn't have any upside and his poor attitude
could lead to his exit from New York.
Stephen Hill - Thought to be a great deep threat due to his unbelievable combination of size and speed, he needs to
hold onto the football before he can make an impact on your fantasy
team. He had one big game last year and disappeared after that. Yet
another Jets player that will be sitting on your waiver wire come week
D/ST - As long as Rex is running the defense, they will be fantasy
relevant. They may not be as dominant as they were in Ryan's first two
years but they may be the only Jets "player" worth drafting this season.
The defense could be better if the offense wouldn't always go three and
out on a consistent basis. Another top ten fantasy finish isn't out of
the question for the Jets D, especially since the lack of any Jets offense will encourage opponents to grind them down slowly to control the clock.