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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 1: WR Robby Anderson

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets makes the catch as Eli Apple #24 of the New York Giants defends in the first half during a preseason game on August 26, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets makes the catch as Eli Apple #24 of the New York Giants defends in the first half during a preseason game on August 26, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Heading into the main slate of games in Week 1 fantasy football, wide receiver Robby Anderson of the New York Jets is a safe sit this week.

As the New York Jets prepare for a long season ahead, fantasy football owners are finalizing their starting lineups after the shake up on Thursday’s season opener. Did anyone expect the Kansas City Chiefs to upset the Super Bowl reigning New England Patriots? It goes to show that anything can happen in the grand scheme of things. When it comes to owners that have wide receiver Robby Anderson of the New York Jets, is he worthy of starting in Week 1?

Unfortunately, Anderson would have at best been a FLEX option this week as he’s set to face the defense of the Buffalo Bills, but that isn’t the case anymore. Just about a week ago, the Jets traded defensive end Sheldon Richardson to the Seattle Seahawks and were able to land wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.

Due to this trade, Kearse immediately becomes the No. 1 receiving threat on the offense of the Jets which will undoubtedly cut into Anderson’s reps. If anything, fantasy football owners are better off using Kearse as a FLEX option this week since he should get a lot of passes thrown his way and especially in the red zone.

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Anderson is entering his sophomore season with the Jets after coming off a decent rookie year. In 2016, Anderson totaled 587 receiving yards, 42 receptions, and two touchdowns.

That was with mediocre play at quarterback and well, much is the same again this season with the Jets.

Quarterback Josh McCown is starting and will more than likely be given a simplified offensive game plan to use against the Bills this week. Expect a lot of running by the Jets and short, quick passes to let their receivers do all the work. Anderson will get a few plays designed around him but it won’t be worth using a slot on your starting team for.

Overall, sit Anderson this week as again, he’s not even worth using as a FLEX option as they’re a plethora of other receivers that are on the waiver wire that should see more action and have a better quarterback to work with. Anderson won’t do much of anything worth speaking about due to Kearse being the new kid on the block and McCown under center.

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