Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 1: WR Jeremy Kerley

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Jeremy Kerley #11 of the New York Jets returns a punt in the second half against the Miami Dolphins on November 29, 2015 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 29: Jeremy Kerley #11 of the New York Jets returns a punt in the second half against the Miami Dolphins on November 29, 2015 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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As the New York Jets hit the road to take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 action, the fantasy football value of wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is worth starting as a FLEX option.

It doesn’t seem all that long ago when wide receiver Jeremy Kerley was thriving in the slot for the New York Jets. Many Jets fans were sad when Kerley left to test the waters last offseason and landed with the San Francisco 49ers. There, Kerley had one of his best seasons yet in the NFL but things didn’t work out as envisioned so he’s back home in the city that never sleeps. How does his fantasy football value look heading into Week 1?

Well, it’ll be as if Kerley didn’t miss a beat. The Jets needed to bolster their wide receiver corps due to the simple fact that as a group, they’re young and incredibly inexperienced. It was a little over a week ago that the Jets made a huge trade with the Seattle Seahawks to land the services of wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.

It’s expected that Kearse will be the No. 1 receiving threat on offense for the Jets and well, that should open up things nicely once again for Kerley. Last season with the 49ers, Kerley totaled 667 receiving yards, 64 receptions, and three touchdowns. Kerley should easily be the No. 2 or even No. 3 receiving option for the Jets with Robby Anderson also making his presence felt against the Buffalo Bills this week.

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Quarterback Josh McCown will be starting for the Jets and well, should be given a simple yet effective game plan to hopefully beat the Bills. They’re good against the pass but the Jets will more than likely try to control the tempo of the game by establishing their ground game.

McCown will be running a new West Coast offense installed by new offensive coordinator John Morton which should bode well for Kerley. Fantasy football owners should consider starting Kerley in the FLEX position since both he and Kearse will be the primary receiving targets of McCown.

Overall, it’s great to see Kerley back and well, should have a productive day in his first game back home. Expect to see him total a good amount of fantasy points and perhaps even a touchdown or two.

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