By: Fantasy Football Dude
- Josh McCown
- Sam Darnold
- Teddy Bridgewater
- Now McCown probably won’t end up being the starter all season but last year he played very well for the Jets. Now entering this year he might enter the season as the starter but I don’t expect the Jets to be that relevant which will lead to Darnold taking over. McCown is never a QB you think about drafting and at best is just a QB you will need during your bye weeks if he is still the starter. I don’t expect him to play poorly I just expect the Jets to turn to their 1st round QB earlier rather than later.
- Some people considered Darnold to be the best QB in this draft class and he might very well be. Darnold walks into a situations where he could see himself starting very soon and the Jets have the players to help Darnold be successful in the NFL. Now its not every day you see rookie QBs come into a situation and just light it up, last year with Watson seems like more of an outlier than the norm.
- Now Darnold isn’t a QB you are drafting in redraft leagues to be your starting QB because there are way to many solid QBs worth taking a chance on. But once he gets a few games under his belt you should start to tell whether or not he can be a solid fantasy contributor.
- Now Bridgewater is definitely the dark horse in the race and might get a chance to start if he can beat out the rookie and McCown. If Teddy never destroyed his knee he could very well still be the Vikings starting QB because the last time we saw him he was in the pro bowl and made very good strides as a QB. Right now he is just trying to prove that his knee is fully recovered and that he can recapture that same form from his pro bowl year.
- Isaiah Crowell
- Bilal Powell
- Elijah McGuire
- Thomas Rawls
- Crowell during his time with the Browns was a pretty solid running back, the biggest thing that help him back from crossing the 1,000 yard threshold was the fact the Browns always seemed to end up down in games and had to play from behind. Which lead to more Duke Johnson usage and made Crowell’s fantasy usage unpredictable.
- This year he lands on a much better Jets team who will hopefully be able to consistently give him his touches in the run game but don’t expect his passing game usage to change considering Powell will most likely be the primary passing down back. Crowell’s role with the Jets should end up being a lot better than it was with the Browns and I expect Crowell to finally crack the 1,000 yard mark this year with the Jets.
- Powell has the ability in my opinion to be a featured back in the league but has never been given that opportunity unless it was because of injury. At this point of his career he will never get that chance to be the main back for the Jets. But when Powell get those opportunities he is a legitimate fantasy starter and if you own Crowell i would make sure you have Powell just in case of any injury because if Crowell goes down Powell turns into a fantasy star.
- McGuire came into last year and was able to play all 16 games and make an impact in a few of those. He showed some promise as a rookie both rushing and receiving and can be better this year if he ends up getting an opportunity. Right now he is a player you will need to take a wait and see approach with because he role might only increase based on injury.
WR & TE
- Robby Anderson
- Jermaine Kearse
- Quincy Enunwa
- Terrelle Pryor
- Chad Hansen
- Anderson had a huge year last year for the Jets and ended up being their best WR and almost crossing over the 1,000 yard mark this season. Now Anderson is the Jets best deep threat and will continue to have the role secured as long as he is there. I would expect pretty much the same type of production from him this year but don’t get too high on him because I don’t think he is the best WR on this team. He will still be able to make big plays this year but I see he more around the 700-800 yard range with 4-6 TDs this year. So don’t try and rely on him to much.
- This year Enunwa will end up being the Jets WR and I believe he would have been last year also if he had never suffered that neck injury to keep him out all year. Enunwa doesn’t have much competition for targets again this year and even though Kearse had his best year ever for his career he is not that talented and Enunwa should be taking his spot this year as an every down WR.
- Enunwa is the most complete WR on this team he can run every route and pretty good speed and a ability to break tackles considering he is more built like a RB and lets not forget he is a good run blocker. All these things give him the opportunity to have a great year this year and he is the WR I would target on this team.
Jermaine Kearse / Terrelle Pryor / Chad Hansen
- Of all 3 of these guys most likely none of them will be fantasy relevant unless of injury to Anderson or Enunwa. But if you are in a dynasty league Hansen is the guy to go with. Hansen has the height and speed to make plays all over the field and he did that in college. Now the only thing is he still needs refinement in his game which hopefully will improve over the next couple years and will hopefully also see his playing time increase as well. So if you are looking for a flier to go with I’d say take Hansen.