2020 Fantasy Football New York Jets Preview

by Bobby Shepherd
2021 Dynasty Football QB/TE Buy and Sell

The 2020 Fantasy Football New York Jets Preview and arguably Jets football as a whole got a lot more interesting this offseason.

There is new life and a new reason to be excited in the AFC East. With the departure of Tom Brady, for the first time in what feels like forever, there is a playoff spot genuinely up for grabs.

And while there isn't going to be too high of expectations for this team as a whole, the pieces seem to be coming together for a potentially improved season.

2020 Fantasy Football New York Jets Preview

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Quarterbacks

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Darnold has averaged 226.5 yards per game throughout his young career. He also can be counted on for an average of 1.3 TDs per game.

So while he has had a hard time trying to live up to our lofty expectations he is still a solid option. In a 1QB league, he makes for a decent bye week fill in.

Flacco may not be lighting up the scoreboards these days but the presence of a solid backup is always a good thing. Most people don't often care about the depth of quarterback positions. But it makes it easier to depend on a receiver when there is a competent person under center if the starter gets hurt.

Running Backs

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Lev is going to keep being Lev. He'll continue to catch some passes and continue to get touches. The only question mark is his efficiency. But if the offenses as a whole can make a step forward, all should be well with Lev.  And his mid 3rd round price tag shouldn't be scaring you away too much.

Frank Gore, what needs to be said? He's been doing the same thing every year for what feels like forever. Now 37 years old, we can expect more of the same from Frank Gore and that not very much these days. The future Hall of Famer can be comfortably left undrafted.

Wide Receivers

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There aren't a whole lot of people foaming at the mouths to get a piece of the Jets receiver core this year.

Jamison Crowder played admirably last year in a failing offense. His current ADP is just inside the top 130 players being drafted which creates value. Crowder's heavy targets (122 in 2019) catches (78) and yards (833) were all among his career-best. Volume in the late rounds should never be ignored.

Denzel Mims is a bit of a sleeper drowned out in all this noise of the tremendous draft. Mims produced well in college at Baylor. And his 4.38 speed earned him a shot on a fairly needy team. Mims may be limited in expectations but he certainly won't be limited in opportunity. And while he is a dynasty must have, he also makes a decent enough late-round sleeper in redraft leagues. You can check out some of his circus catches here.

Breshad Perriman is the biggest wildcard here. Last season when Darnold was healthy, Robby Anderson made for an intriguing deep threat fantasy option. Likely to help fill that role this year Perriman has potential. But the overall efficiency of the offense is enough to make me weary of recommending him.

For now Perriman should be largely ignored but keep an eye on him as the season begins. He could be an interesting DFS tournament play should the Jets find their groove.

Tight Ends

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As is so often the case, without a clearly better option or an injury it seems likely that both TEs will be splitting the workload.

Herndon and Griffin are both solid but neither one has ever been clearly better than average. If you have a good feeling about one of these players you could absolutely do worse. But until one can separate from the other, they'll likely be of limited value.

Final Verdict

The Jets offense isn't a lights out show-stopping one. They'll never wow you as the Chiefs do.

But boring creates value. The offense will likely run through Bell and Crowder which produced dependable, yet not necessarily efficient, fantasy production last year. The only real wild card here is the potential emergence of Denzel Mims.

My final verdict is that the Jets make for great complementary pieces. The expectations might not be sky high but the pieces are falling low enough to be not only worthy of your interest, but they seem like a bargain.


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