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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 3: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

By Luis Tirado Jr.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 06: Austin Seferian-Jenkins #88 of the New York Jets warms up during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 6, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 06: Austin Seferian-Jenkins #88 of the New York Jets warms up during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 6, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 3 fantasy football, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins returns to the New York Jets after serving his two-game suspension. Don’t waste your slot starting him this week.

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins of the New York Jets is coming back to the team after serving a two-game suspension handed to him by the NFL due to violating their substance abuse policy. Before that, Seferian-Jenkins was playing well in preseason action and using his slimmer body to great use. He was catching well in stride and even doing his part in blocking for rushing plays. Should fantasy football owners consider starting him in Week 3 action?

To be blunt, no. For the past two weeks, he hasn’t seen regular season action and for a team like the Jets who tend to forget how to properly utilize the tight end position, it’s a major reason why he’s a safe sit this week.

Going up against the Miami Dolphins, it’s expected the Jets will continue to work hard to develop some kind of identity on offense. It hasn’t been easy but believe it or not, last week, the offense of the Jets wasn’t bad at all. They scored two touchdowns through the air and if it wasn’t for dumb mistakes and penalties, they might have shocked the football world in beating the Oakland Raiders.

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The Jets ended up losing but their offense performed well. The only problem is, it’s hard to believe offensive coordinator John Morton will rely too heavily on a tight end that’s been out for two weeks. Yeah, Seferian-Jenkins will get some passes coming his way but will more than likely be rusty and show some rust.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s best to sit Seferian-Jenkins and not even waste a slot on him. He’s not going to do much of anything as the Jets will more than likely focus on wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and their ground game to have a shot at beating the Dolphins in front of their home crowd.

Can Seferian-Jenkins be a huge factor on offense for the Jets in the future? It’s possible but at the end of the day and more importantly, in Week 3 of the fantasy football season, it’s best to not risk anything and sit him. Give Seferian-Jenkins another week or two to see how he performs and if the Jets try to incorporate him at all on offense moving forward.

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