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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 4: WR Jeremy Kerley

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Jeremy Kerley #11 of the New York Jets makes a catch in front of D.J. Hayden #25 of the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at O.co Coliseum on November 1, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Jeremy Kerley #11 of the New York Jets makes a catch in front of D.J. Hayden #25 of the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at O.co Coliseum on November 1, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 4 fantasy football, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley may be a pleasant surprise for owners.

The New York Jets’ wide receivers are preparing for Week 4 against the new legion Jacksonville Jaguars secondary. Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is right where he wants to be. It’s the place where he’s most comfortable, it’s the place he has learned and experienced the most.

Mentioning that Kerley a season ago led a two-win San Francisco 49er team with 64 catches, 667 yards and three touchdowns may not seem encouraging to some. However, for a team tittering on the precipice of a 1-3 start, Kerley extends the lifeline for the Jets offense.

Now, the interesting thing in this situation, Jets fans may have forgiven but not forgotten that Kerley ran away from the relationship one year ago. And now he’s back as true love often makes us realize we were wrong or overreacted and should rather apologize and patch things together again.

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Kerley has started one game this year. After three games, he is the Jets most consistent. He has caught 100 percent of the passes thrown his direction. The second most consistent, his teammate Jermaine Kearse at 82.4 percent.

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Poised and mature as he plays within his toolbox, it would seem to start Kerley would absolutely build Josh McCown’s confidence and proficiency as the game progresses.  Not to mention the effect positive plays have on game and season momentum. Start Kerley as a FLEX option this week as if the Jets want to beat the Jaguars to start a two-game winning streak, it’ll be by feeding him the rock to make big plays.

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