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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 13: D/ST New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 26: Cornerback Morris Claiborne #21 of the New York Jets reacts during the second half of the game at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Carolina Panthers won 35-27. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 26: Cornerback Morris Claiborne #21 of the New York Jets reacts during the second half of the game at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Carolina Panthers won 35-27. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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When it comes to Week 13 of fantasy football, the D/ST of the New York Jets serves as a must sit against the offense of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The defense and special teams of the New York Jets endured a painful ending to what was thought to be a huge morale boost victory over the Carolina Panthers. Gotham entered the fourth quarter with a 20-18 lead only to relinquish 15 unanswered points to the Panthers via a QB fumble returned for a touchdown and special teams punt return touchdown. Due to this, their fantasy football value as a team, and especially their D/ST, continues to fall.

In the end, Gang Green fell short once again and now sits at the bottom of the AFC East at 4-7. With their playoff hopes ultimately diminished, they face a tough Kansas City Chief offense in Week 13. This game is the must win of all games as one more loss will top off the once-promising 3-2 start of the 2017 season.

With a 1-5 record since their victory over Cleveland during Week 5, it’s safe to assume New York is headed for a potential top-10 pick with their remaining scheduled opponents in the Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, and New England Patriots. Nevertheless, bench the Jets defense this week in fantasy football as they won’t do much against a top 15 offense.

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Kansas City ranks as the 7th best offense in points scored per game with 24.7, 13th in passing yards per game with 246, 9th in total yards per game with 358.6, and 15th in rushing yards per game with 112.6.

The Jets defense is ranked the 16th best in points allowed with 23.4, 19th in yards allowed with 342.5, 15th in passing yards allowed with 222.2, and 26th in rushing yards allowed with 120.4.

The Chiefs are in a slump of their own. A once 5-0 team at the start of the season, Alex Smith and company find themselves 1-5 in their last six games. Smith, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, and Kareem Hunt will look to salvage their season with a much-needed win over Gang Green. Expect the Chiefs to head back to Arrow Head Stadium with a 7-5 record as they shouldn’t have a problem defeating the Jets this coming Sunday.

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In conclusion, bench the Jets defense this week as they’ve shown their not capable of managing a lead against any team’s offense during the second half of the season.

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