Heading into Week 2 fantasy football, it’s ideal to start a tight end when facing the defense of the Oakland Raiders but unfortunately, that’s isn’t the case for Will Tye of the New York Jets.
When the New York Jets signed tight end Will Tye, it was a move done to add depth to a positional group that was hit with unfortunate situations. First off, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is suspended this week due to the NFL substance abuse protocol and rookie Jordan Leggett is out due to a knee injury. Tye figures to get the majority of reps this week against the Oakland Raiders but is he worth starting on your fantasy football team?
To be blunt, no. The defense of the Raiders might have a track record of allowing tight ends to rack up fantasy points but let’s not forget who is the quarterback of the Jets in this Week 2 matchup.
That’s right, it’s none other than journeyman quarterback Josh McCown. The same McCown who doesn’t have the arm strength to air it out and will continue playing a very basic offensive game plan to try and stun the Raiders. Unfortunately, it won’t be enough to beat the Raiders who will more than likely rout the Jets into an embarrassing loss.
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Last week in his first game with the Jets, Tye didn’t do much of anything. Against the Buffalo Bills, Tye totaled three receptions for just 34 yards. To think, the overall defense of the Raiders is better and will more than likely wreak havoc against the offense of the Jets.
McCown probably won’t even have enough time to pass efficiently, let alone focus on making Tye into a valuable weapon on offense. Fantasy football owners would be wise to bench Tye this week and not even second guess it.
Tye probably won’t last the entire season with the Jets once Seferian-Jenkins comes back and Leggett eventually heals up to play again. Sit Tye and find any other tight end via the waiver wire if you’re in dire need of one to start in Week 2.