Leading up to opening week of the 2012 NFL season, JETSerious will be providing fantasy advice for both the Jets and Bills. This will be a weekly routine, going in depth with the Jets, as well as their opponents players. I will do my best to keep it as realistic as possible, week to week.
Week 1 – Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets
Jets QB Mark Sanchez:
In his most recent game vs. Buffalo, Mark put up good numbers. He was 17 of 35 for 180 yards, and 4 touchdowns.
He also threw an interception. But the most important statistic has to be the 35 pass attempts. There’s no way Mark will be slinging it around that much this week… especially if the Jets have a lead. If the Jets get behind late in the game, they will be forced to pass. That will increase Mark’s attempts, but i’d still be surprised to see him go over 25 pass attempts.
Therefore, it’s more realistic to envision Mark throwing a touchdown or two.
You can count on two things:
1. Limited mistakes.
2. Average numbers.
Average might be a good thing for the team, though. Mark hasn’t had Santonio Holmes or Jeremy Kerley on the field for long. They made their preseason debut against Carolina, after returning from injuries… but it’s noticeable that there’s plenty of chemistry to build among Mark and his WR’s.
If Mark Sanchez is your starting QB for your fantasy squad, this would be a good week to start him. Considering the next 4 games, with the exception of Miami (week 3), this is the best week to call Mark’s #. Excluding the Miami game, the Jets play PIT, SF, and HOU … all of which have great defenses. So don’t expect big fantasy numbers for Mark during that stretch.
Start/Sit —-> Start.