Heading into Week 5 fantasy football, it’s best to not waste a starting spot on rookie tight end Jordan Leggett who is set to make his regular season debut with the New York Jets.
Rookie tight end Jordan Leggett has yet to play a game so far this season due to dealing with a severe knee injury. The New York Jets have seen some decent production out of the tight end position but were hoping Leggett would bring another dimension on offense. Leggett is active for Week 5 action against the Cleveland Browns but should fantasy football owners consider starting him?
In the grand scheme of things, it’s very hard to put faith into a tight end who is just coming off of injury after being out for four entire weeks. It takes time to get used to resuming football activities and by the looks of it, even though Leggett will probably get a few reps his way, it’s not worth giving him a starting spot in your fantasy football lineups.
Fantasy football owners would be wise to find another viable replacement at tight end since Leggett won’t do much of anything against the Browns. Expect to see the majority, if not all the starting reps mostly go to Austin Seferian-Jenkins and the rest for his backup Eric Tomlinson.
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If anything, Seferian-Jenkins would be an ideal option to start if you want to take advantage of this great matchup he’s entering. The overall defense of the Browns is bad against the pass, especially when it comes to opposing tight ends.
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For this particular week and considering he’s coming off a serious knee injury, its best to sit Leggett this week and be patient as he gets back into the swing of things. He might be a viable option within the next few weeks but for now, he’s best saved on the bench if you own him. If not, just leave him on the waiver wire.