Fantasy Football: Jets Players to Watch Week 3


Jan.1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson (21) runs past Miami Dolphins inside linebacker Kevin Burnett (56) during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Week 3 is upcoming, fantasy football players, and it is time to start thinking about your week 3 lineups. Most of us have to put in our lineups early now, thanks to the consistent Thursday night games. So, here are the Jets players to watch for in their week 3 matchup against the Miami Dolphins:


Mark Sanchez has never been the greatest fantasy option, granted. He has been inconsistent so far in 2012, but you could do worse than Sanchez this week, here’s why. Over the first two weeks of 2012, Miami has been terrible against the pass, allowing 313.5 yards per game through the air. This is a big number, obviously, and shows that quarterbacks have played quite well so far against the Dolphins.

Sanchez, through his career, has not been bad against the Dolphins in Miami. In 2009, Miami threw for 172 yards and 1 TD. In 2010, Mark had a terrific game in Miami, with 256 yards and 3 TDs, a 120 QB rating. Even during the debacle in Miami in week 17 last year, Sanchez didn’t have a terrible fantasy game. Even with the stupid interceptions, he did throw for 207 yards and 2 TDs, and actually completed 65.6% of his passes that day.

Nobody is off for a bye, so if you have a better option, use it. But if you don’t, you could do worse than Sanchez.

Sept 9, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) is tackled after a catch by Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson (37) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE


This one is a must start, if Keller is healthy. Monitor his situation all week, and if he is healthy, he is a must go.

The Dolphins have not stopped the tight end well so far in 2012. The tight ends in the first two games have recorded 87 and 86 yards, respectively. They have been at or near the top of the opponent’s receving box score each week.

Last season, when it all fell apart in Miami, Keller played well, with 7 catches for 45 yards and 1 TD. He was a top player in a game that we all saw go down the bowl. In 2010, Keller recorded 6 catches for 98 yards and 2 scores in the Jets early season win in Miami. He didn’t play in Miami in 2009, but in the home game, Keller recorded 8 catches, for 76 yards and 1 TD.

He plays well against the Dolphins, and is by far, the weapon that Mark Sanchez trusts the most. If he is a full go on Sunday, play him.


The Jets defense is always a must start if you have them on the team. Even when they don’t have a great game, they are always good for a few sacks.

There are your fantasy football starts for week 3 for the Jets. Good luck in all of your games.