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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 1: WR Charone Peake

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 31: Jalin Marshall #89 and Charone Peake #17 of the New York Jets celebrate a first down against the Philadelphia Eagles during their preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 31, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 31: Jalin Marshall #89 and Charone Peake #17 of the New York Jets celebrate a first down against the Philadelphia Eagles during their preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 31, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /
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Heading into Week 1 fantasy football, wide receiver Charone Peake is a safe sit as the New York Jets hit the road to face the Buffalo Bills.

The offense of the New York Jets would be best described as a work in progress. They didn’t score many touchdowns during the preseason and well, have a plethora of issues when it comes to timing, dropped passes, and wrong routes being run by their young and inexperienced receiving corps. Wide receiver Charone Peake enters his sophomore season with the Jets but is he worth starting in your fantasy football lineup this week?

To be blunt, no. Peake had a lackluster rookie year last season with the Jets. In 2016, he totaled just 186 receiving yards, 19 receptions, but failed to score even a single touchdown. He still has a long way to go as he gets used to life in the NFL.

When it comes to his fantasy football value, at this point in time he’s buried on the depth chart. With players like Jermaine Kearse, Robby Anderson and even Jeremy Kerley ahead of him, it would be shocking to see a handful of passes coming his way.

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In the grand scheme of things, Peake is a safe sit in Week 1 action as the Jets face the Buffalo Bills. They have a decent pass-stopping defense and if anything, the game plan of the Jets will more than likely revolve around running the football.

Considering that they have veteran quarterback Josh McCown under center, new offensive coordinator John Morton will keep things as simple as possible. Expect short, quick passes to trusted receiving targets and a commitment to establishing the run.

Don’t expect much of anything out of Peake this week. Perhaps as the season progresses he might move up the depth chart but for now, give your spot to another player who will be more productive and warrant a starting spot on your fantasy football team.

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