When it comes to his Fantasy Football projection, wide receiver Quincy Enunwa would be best utilized as a FLEX option this upcoming season.
As he prepares for his third season with the New York Jets, Quincy Enunwa showed his versatility being able to effectively play as a wide receiver and a primary blocker at tight end. Due to severe injuries to the position last season, the Jets decided to use their tight ends as extra blockers to protect the quarterback and help establish the run.
Last season, Enunwa totaled 315 yards, 22 receptions and failed to score a single touchdown. Most of the spotlight at wide receiver went to Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker but this time around, things might be a lot different.
Enunwa is now solidifying himself as the No. 3 option on the depth chart at the position and since most teams saw the damage both Marshall/Decker caused last year, expect to see teams throw extra defenders to contain them. This will open up the Jets’ offense to have to use other weapons to keep those chains moving, which could mean Enunwa might be a sleeper candidate this upcoming season when it comes to his fantasy value.
Fantasy owners should consider using one of their late draft selections on Enunwa as a capable FLEX option in their lineups. Not only could be an x-factor for the Jets but he should be seeing more playing time thanks to how incredible offensive coordinator Chan Gailey is in catering his playbook to the strengths of his players.
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With the return of wide receiver Devin Smith, there is no guarantee he’ll be the same speedy wide receiver that made him famous at Ohio State due to suffering a torn ACL injury last year.
If Smith shows a decline or isn’t ready to play yet due to recovery, Enunwa will pick up the responsibilities and push the envelope for the Jets’ offense.
Expect to see Enunwa once again used as an H-back option and perhaps Gailey will get more production out of the opportunities he’ll get when lining him up as a tight end.
If it all comes together as envisioned, Enunwa could also be used in goal-line packages and add plenty of touchdowns when it matters most.
Overall, fantasy owners might very well get a sleeper of a pickup here with Enunwa who will certainly be off the radar for many. If injuries happen to Marshall or Decker, it would open things up even more for Enunwa who has the skill-set to really have a productive season for the Jets in 2016.