Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 7: D/ST New York Jets
By Matthew Ordazzo
When it comes to Week 7 of fantasy football, the D/ST of the New York Jets serves as a start option against the offense of the Miami Dolphins.
The New York Jets suffered a heart retching defeat last Sunday, in which New England was handed a victory over Gang Green. The defense of the Jets recorded a mere four fantasy football points in standard leagues. Gotham however, has a much more favorable matchup with a porous Miami offense heading into Week 7 action.
Despite the away divisional matchup in which the Dolphins have home turf advantage, New York’s defense will serve as a serious sleeper for Week 7. During their previous matchup in which the Jets shut out the Dolphins 20-6, their defense scored their highest fantasy football points of the season thus far with 14.
They previously hosted the Dolphins in Week 3 at MetLife Stadium. During their first divisional encounter, Gang Green recorded three sacks and two interceptions while surrendering a mere six total points to the Fins. Fast forward to this coming Sunday, the Jets shouldn’t have an issue matching their previous matchups stats.
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The defense of the Jets will be facing a dismal Miami offense, which is arguably the worst offense in the NFL. They’re the worst ranked offense in three of the four statistical categories. Last in total points scored with 12.2 per game, total yards per game with 242.8, and last in passing yards per game with 155.4. They’re also ranked 27th in rushing yards per game with 87.4.
The Jets defense, however, slowly but surely continues to statistically improve each week. They’re the 14th best defense in total points allowed per game with 21.7, 25th in total yards per game with 358, 15th in passing yards per game with 219.2, and they’ve improved from being the worst defense against the rush to being ranked 28th allowing 138.8 rushing yards per game. Like I said, slowly but surely this defense has been improving towards being a much more solid cohesive unit.
The Jets sit at 3-3 which is three more wins than most analysts, fans, and higher-ups predicted for them this season. While I feel they should be 4-2, they’ve proven each week that the term tanking is not in their vocabulary. Win or lose, I see a team that comes out each week swinging for the fences. I strongly feel that fight will continue on for the remainder of the season despite the outcome of their record.
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Mark my words, start the Jets defense this week in fantasy football as they’ll look to make an example of their division rival Miami Dolphins, after a gut retching loss to another divisional foe last week.