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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 1: QB Josh McCown

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 12: Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets calls out the play in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 12, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 12: Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets calls out the play in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 12, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 1 of fantasy football, quarterback Josh McCown will start the season off for the New York Jets. Whatever you do, don’t start him.

Ah yes football fans, the regular season is finally upon us! When it comes to the New York Jets, it’s hard to imagine starting anyone on their team in fantasy lineups but one never knows what can happen in the grand scheme of things. Is quarterback Josh McCown even worth starting in Week 1 action?

Well, the Jets have a road game to start the regular season off in Buffalo against the Bills. The Bills have a pretty decent defense and a secondary that will want to make a statement this upcoming season. For fantasy football owners that actually have McCown in their lineups, it’s a safe bet to sit him this week.

The Jets are a very young team and currently in a rebuilding mode. The football world, at least the majority of them, will scratch their heads at all the names of their young wide receivers but make no mistake about it, expect to see a lot of growing pains on offense.

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McCown has played in very little reps in the preseason, which made no sense at all considering that he won a quarterback competition on the Jets. The coaching staff feels due to his vast experience in the NFL which is now going strong for 15 years, he should be fine for the regular season opener.

This was a dire mistake as he’ll be in for a rude awakening as he makes his debut for a team that will struggle to find its identity. Their offense left much to the imagination and failed to make first downs, let alone, score touchdowns consistently all preseason long. They had a plethora of three and outs and saw more action from their punters than actually celebrating in the end zone.

Sit McCown this week and don’t even second guess the decision. He won’t be worth starting since the mistiming with his young and inexperienced wide receiver corps will prove to be a rough experience to start the regular season. Expect to see a few interceptions and well, luck won’t be on the side of the Jets as they’ll be exposed on offense yet again, but this time, in a football game that actually counts.

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