Heading into Week 7 Fantasy Football action, when it comes to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, it’s best to stay away from him and mostly everyone on the New York Jets.
When it comes to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins of the New York Jets and his fantasy football value, it leaves much to the imagination. In case you haven’t heard, the Jets have been a complete disaster this season and their offense is everything but effective.
While the Jets made a big quarterback switch this week by benching Ryan Fitzpatrick for Geno Smith, it’s a move that happened a little too late. This would have made sense to do a few weeks ago but regardless, Smith won’t fix the ineptitude of this offense to put points on the scoreboard.
Don’t expect much to change this week just because Smith is now under center. While he should bring a spark on offense, it’s one of those situations that the Jets simply don’t have the offensive talent to deliver even basic results.
This week brings the Jets to take on the Baltimore Ravens at home in MetLife Stadium. Jenkins will unfortunately not be playing in this matchup. As per the Media Relations Department of the Jets, he’s currently listed as “out” due to an ankle injury.
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Fantasy owners would be advised to find a suitable replacement via the waiver wire. At this point of the season and considering just how bad the Jets’ offense is, owners would be wise to probably completely drop Jenkins.
He hasn’t really made any major impressions so far in his NFL career. He’s shown some flashes here and there as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but at the end of the day, the Jets signing him hasn’t proved much of anything yet.
Jenkins will probably need another week or so to get healthy again and even then, shouldn’t be expected to even be a fantasy sleeper.
Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey doesn’t use tight ends to his advantage so Jenkins will more than likely resort to being a blocker if anything when he’s healthy enough to play again.
Overall, it’s best to stay far away from Jenkins. Forget about just Week 7, he’s simply not worth wasting a spot in fantasy starting lineups due to the situation he’s currently in with the Jets and now an ankle injury on top of it.