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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 6: D/ST New York Jets

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Isaiah Crowell #34 of the Cleveland Browns moves through Demario Davis #56 of the New York Jets in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Isaiah Crowell #34 of the Cleveland Browns moves through Demario Davis #56 of the New York Jets in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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When it comes to Week 6 of Fantasy Football, the D/ST of the New York Jets serves as a must sit against the offense of the New England Patriots.

Coming off a tightly contested 17-14 matchup, in which the defense of the New York Jets allowed a mere 14 points while forcing one fumble, two interceptions, and sacking the quarterback once, Gotham now sits at 3-2 heading into Week 6. Speaking of which, should fantasy football owners consider starting the D/ST of the Jets against the upcoming New England Patriots?

With back to back to back victories over Miami, Jacksonville, and Cleveland, the Jets play at home against their division rivals, confident as ever with first place possibly in their grasp. New England will without a doubt be one of the most difficult contests for New York, as a victory will without a doubt put the Jets on the map of legitimacy in the NFL.

Despite the huge matchup this coming Sunday, bench the Jets defense in fantasy football this week as the Patriots possess arguably the best offense in the NFL currently.

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The offense of the Patriots is ranked as the best in total yards per game with 419.4 as well as passing yards per game with 320.4. Their offense also ranked as the third-best in total points per game with 29.6 and 18th in rushing yards with 99. The Jets defense, however, still sits in the middle to upper portion of the defensive rankings.

They are 15th in points allowed with 21.2, 25th in total yards allowed with 354.6, 12th in passing yards per game with 211.6, and 30th against the run with 143.

New York’s only hope at victory this Sunday, is the fact that New England’s defense is one of the worst in the league being ranked anywhere between the 24th to the worst defense in the NFL currently. Despite the Jets chances at a possible victory, they have very little chance of making a positive impact for fantasy owners this week.

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In conclusion, bench the Jets defense for Week 6 as they’ll have their toughest matchup of the season against one of the leagues best offenses In the Patriots. It’s simply not worth taking the risk.

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