Fantasy Football: Jets Players to Watch

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Sept. 9, 2012; E. Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) scores against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE

SHONN GREENE

Yes, I am saying start Shonn Greene against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. They are tough against the run, granted. They are always near the top of the league. Against a good Broncos running attack last week, they only allowed 3.5 yards per carry and 94 net rushing yards. Remember, average per carry is not a factor in fantasy. The Broncos ran 27 rushing plays, and only gave their lead back, Willis McGahee, 16 carries.

The Jets are going to be more balanced than that, as they showed last week against Buffalo. They ran the ball 36 times, and Shonn Greene carried the ball 27 times, for 94 yards. The Jets are committed to the run, and are going to stay committed to the run. The more carries Shonn gets, the better he gets. He will get the ball 20-25 times again on Sunday afternoon, and see no reason why 80-85 yards and 1 TD is out of the question. Greene will make for a decent RB2 start on Sunday.

JETS DEFENSE

Not a lot to say here. If you have the Jets defense, you start them. They will always be around the ball, and the pressure on the QB is going to be better in 2012.

Those are the Jets players who will make the most fantasy impact in week 2. Honorable mention goes to Mark Sanchez, but his great game was against the Buffalo Bills, you might want to wait and see him do it against a better opponent in the Steelers before he is an automatic start.

Good luck, fantasy owners.

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