Fantasy Football: New York Jets 2015 Season Preview


Last season the New York Jets finished with a 4-12 record while placing 4th in the AFC East Division. The Jets are not the most exciting offensive unit in fantasy football, but they do have some players that you can obtain later in the draft that could help your fantasy team.


Geno Smith/Ryan Fitzpatrick

I don’t recommend drafting either one of these quarterbacks, but they are worth streaming against porous defenses. They should be available on your waiver wire during most of the season.

Running Back

Chris Ivory

Ivory ranked 24th among running backs in fantasy production with 152.30 fantasy points while averaging 9.52 fantasy points per game. Ivory had 6 games where he had 10 fantasy points or more, and he had 1 game where he scored more than 20 points. Ivory is the back to own out of this backfield. He’s the most explosive, and he can do the most with his touches. Ivory has an ESPN ADP of 89.8, which marks his going rate as an 8th round selection in drafts. That’s a bargain for a running back that could serve your team as an RB2 during some weeks.

Stevan Ridley

Ridley tore his ACL during week 6 last season, which ended his season. Ridley signed with the Jets during free agency. The question with Ridley is can he be ready to go this season, and will he get enough touches to be fantasy relevant? Ridley could be that out of nowhere player who shocks the league and be a top-10 performer.

Zac Stacy

The Jets acquired him in a trade from the Rams. Stacy is just a guy and he’s highly unlikely going to produce enough to factor in fantasy this season. The talent isn’t there, and the roster is clogged at running back.

Bilal Powell

He’s a player you should have on your watch list. He’s been a fantasy contributor before. If he obtains the starting role during the season due to injuries he will have the potential to be an RB2.

Wide Receiver

Brandon Marshall

Marshall finished 31st among wide receiver in fantasy production with 187.10 fantasy points on the year while averaging 14.39 fantasy points per game. Marshall had 7 games where he scored 10 fantasy points or more, and he had 4 games where he scored 20 fantasy points or more. Marshall is aging and his abilities are depreciating, but he can still serve your fantasy as a decent flex option. He doesn’t have top-10 upside, but he’s a safe player because he’s not going to bust. I expect him to produce WR2/WR3 numbers this season.

Eric Decker

Decker ranked 27th among wide receivers in fantasy production last season with 201.70 fantasy points, while averaging 13.45 points per game. Decker had 10 games where he scored 10 fantasy points or more, and he had 1 game where he scored 20 fantasy points or more. Decker is forecasting to be selected in the 8th round of fantasy drafts, which is a steal with the production that he delivers. Decker generates WR2-flexplay numbers weekly and is an incredible value.

Tight End

Jace Amaro

Amaro is the tight end that I’m concentrating on in the Jets’ offense. He highly athletic and he was  very productive in college at Texas Tech. I don’t suggest drafting him but have him on your watch list. He will be a productive streaming option this season.

Defense/Special Teams

The Jets defense ranked 6th last season in fantasy production with 72 points on the year. The Jets had 1 game where they scored 10 fantasy points or more. I look for their defense to improve this season and be an effective streaming option.

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