Despite the defense and special teams of the New York Jets having a superb Week 3 performance, they still serve as a safe sit for their Week 4 matchup with Jacksonville.
The defense and special teams of the New York Jets had a superb Week 3 performance against the Miami Dolphins. Gang Green surrendered a total of 250 yards and one touchdown but this time around, their defense still serves as a sit option against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
New York’s defense seemed to have awakened from their deep slumber when Miami flew into the big apple. The defense of the Jets held Miami to a 20-0 shutout up until the final seconds of the game. Jay Cutler and the Dolphins only managed a mere 250 total yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, one via Cutler and one via Matt Haack, during their Week 3 outing. Heading into Week 4, the Jets defense still remains a sit option against a red-hot Jacksonville offense that managed to scrape up 44 points against the Baltimore Ravens.
Heading into Week 4, the Jets defense won’t have the same kind of production, unfortunately. They still remain a sit option against a red-hot Jacksonville offense that managed to scrape up 44 points against the Baltimore Ravens last week.
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Jacksonville’s offense, surprisingly, is an eye-opening bunch that sits as the 4th best in total points with 29.7 per game, 5th best in rushing yards with 140, and13th best in total yards with 333.3. The only blemish on this impressive offensive resume is that they’re ranked 23rd in passing yards per game with 193.3. New York’s defense, as we all know, had some of the worst rankings leading up to last Sunday.
However, with an impressive defensive performance, the Jets defense has jumped a hand full of spots up In the rankings. 24th in points allowed with 24, 24th in total yards allowed with 347.7, 13th in passing yards allowed with 214.3, and 27th in rushing yards allowed with 133.3.
Jacksonville heads into MetLife Stadium with a rookie running back in Leonard Fournette who has 199 yards on 57 carries with three touchdowns. They also have a fourth-year quarterback in Blake Bortles who has 549 yards on the season with six touchdowns and two interceptions. Chris Ivory will also make his return to MetLife stadium and will without a doubt try to muster up some long runs to show Gotham what they let go.
The only upside of this matchup is that the Jaguars will be without wide receiver Allen Robinson. However, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee have become viable wideout targets for Bortles since Robinson’s absence.
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Overall, expect the Jets to come out swinging on defense like they did against Miami, however, facing a top 13 offense in three of four offensive categories, let the Jets defense ride the bench another week. When it comes to their fantasy football value, they have a much more favorable matchup in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns but for now, aren’t worth starting.