Fantasy- 32 Teams in 32 Days: The New York Jets

New York Jets: EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Robby Anderson
New York Jets: EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Robby Anderson /

New York Jets Off-Season Overview

The New York Jets had a big off-season. With the Patriots winning the East EVERY, and I do mean EVERY year, they decided in 2018 they mean business. New York re-signed Josh McCown, and, to nobody’s surprise, drafted USC rookie Sam Darnold.

Darnold’s NFL prospects have been touted for a couple years as he played for the Trojans. Whoever starts for the Jets, though, will have less in their staple of weapons than were suiting up for New York a year ago.

New York got cheap on tight end Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, who flew south this winter to Jacksonville. Long time dual threat running back Matt Forte retired. And they only added Terrelle Pryor to improve on the already suspect receiving corps of Robbie Anderson, Enunwa and Kearse.

Still, though, there’s something to like about this offense. Especially with McCown under center, and even if Darnold eventually takes over. There are some mid-round diamonds, or at least like … topaz, or dusty emeralds or something in the rough.

I Gotta Get Me One of Those!

The Jets fall short in this category.

Jermaine Kearse had his most productive fantasy season last year. Being from Seattle, I would never in good conscience tell anybody to rely on Kearse for more than anything than a blown assignment that costs a team a Super Bowl (my heart is on the one yard line of University of Phoenix stadium).

I actually like Robby Anderson. You have to be careful, because the NFL is looking into his legal case, so a suspension may be coming. But Anderson has the combination of being a sneaky good fantasy option, and nobody being on him. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen nearly 1,000 yards and 7 touchdown have such little value among league members who have never owned him.

Anderson could be a breakout star in his 3rd year in New York.

New York Jets: Buyer Beware

I really really really want to put Jermaine Kearse in here. You don’t even know. But, he did well enough last year, I can’t do it.

What I CAN do is caution you against the entire Jets rushing attack. No, really. The whole thing.

I would have just said Elijah McGuire, who some fan articles might implore you to draft. But with him breaking his foot now, and the Jets bringing in the likes of Orleans Darkwa and others, there’s no telling where that position group is going to go.

Bilal Powell is used too inconsistently.

Isaiah Crowell has been added to the mix, but almost assuredly goes into a carry split with Powell.

Thomas Rawls is another Seattle castoff who never realized what others thought his potential might be.

The whole thing just screams ‘stay away’. Let it be somebody else’s headache.

New York Jets: Stay Woke

There’s no guarantee that he’ll win the starting job, but if he does, watch out for TE Jordan Leggett. He’s reportedly 100% healed from the knee injury that kept him off the field in 2017. He’s got great size, and with ASJ in Jacksonville, Leggett has a real shot to be an instant play maker in New York.

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