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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 6: D/ST of New York Jets

Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs the ball past New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) during the first half of their game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs the ball past New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) during the first half of their game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
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When it comes to Week 6 of Fantasy Football, the D/ST of the New York Jets serves as a must sit against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Football owners were easily scratching their heads last week if they started the D/ST of the New York Jets. The unit had a forgetful Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in which they gave up a total of 31 points on 446 yards. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for four touchdowns and 380 yards while Le’Veon Bell rushed for 66 yards and recorded 88 receiving yards.

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This Jets defense that most analysts speculated the possibility of them not only improving from last year but becoming one of the best defenses in the league, continues to disappoint. The Jets have now dropped three games in a row and sit at 1-4 in the AFC East. Heading into Week 6, the Jets next destination is Arizona for their first Monday Night matchup against the Cardinals.

Make no mistake about it, sit the D/ST of the Jets. Gang Green’s defense continues to perform atrociously while their offense continues to provide zero support. Gotham’s defense ranks 23rd in points allowed per game with 27.2.

They are 22nd in total yards allowed with 370.8, 31st in passing yards allowed with 302.4, and their defensive line continues to carry the team. It currently ranks as the 2nd best defense against the run with 68.4 rushing yards allowed each game.

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Arizona’s offense ranks in the top 16 in all offensive categories. 10th in points scored each game with 25 and 13th in total yards per game with 363.2.

They are 16th in passing yards with 248.2, and 11th in rushing yards each game with 115. According to SportsChatPlace.com, the Jets are 4-1-1 ATS against teams with a losing record.

Arizona, on the other hand, is 20-7 ATS against teams with a losing record. Gotham’s secondary will have their hands full once again. Their jobs will consist of locking down wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and John Brown.

Fitzgerald, on the season, has recorded 31 receptions for 361 yards and five touchdowns. Don’t expect their secondary to lock either of these athletes down as they couldn’t even maintain Sammie Coates last week.

Let’s not forget Arizona’s premiere back in David Johnson. Gang Green’s defensive line will have their hands full in maintaining Johnson, a versatile back that can torch opposing defenses with his feet and hands. Johnson currently has 457 rushing yards on 91 attempts for five scores.

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Overall, bench the Jets defense and special teams in Week 6. They continue to struggle each week in coverage and a road matchup against the Cardinals is far from being in the Jets favor.

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