Heading into Week 2 fantasy football, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is one of the only few bright spots on offense for the New York Jets. Kearse is a good choice if you’re looking for a FLEX option this week.
The offense of the New York Jets is just as bad as everyone envisioned. They can’t consistently keep those chains moving and after their Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills, have a lot of work ahead of themselves to form some kind of consistency. Luckily, there was a bright spot on offense thanks to wide receiver Jermaine Kearse. Should fantasy football owners consider starting him in Week 2 action?
Well, it should be noted that the Jets have a date on the road against the Oakland Raiders. It’s going to be a tough game for the Jets but hopefully, they show some more aggression and air it out a bit on offense. This bodes well for those that own Kearse since he should easily see a lot of those kinds of passes coming his way.
While Kearse isn’t a WR1 or even a WR2 option in Week 2, he makes more of a viable FLEX option. Last week against the Bills, Kearse totaled seven receptions for 59 yards. Yes, they’re not exactly groundbreaking numbers but he was easily the No. 1 targeted receiver for the Jets and will continue being so as they figure things out offensively.
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Expect to see Kearse have a lot of plays coming his way and who knows, he might very well get his first touchdown as a member of the Jets this week. The pass defense of the Raiders is solid as it won’t be easy for him but if you have no other FLEX options worth starting, Kearse would make for a decent option.
He will not only see the most targets coming his way this week but will more than likely be the only member of the Jets worth starting that plays wide receiver. Don’t waste your time with others as the Jets don’t have any other options worth considering.
Overall, Kearse is only worth starting if you have a need at the FLEX position. Otherwise, don’t sacrifice a WR1 or WR2 slot on him since he’s not worth it this week.