Heading into Week 15 fantasy football, owners should only consider wide receiver Robby Anderson of the New York Jets as a FLEX option against the New Orleans Saints.
Due to a new starter at quarterback, the fantasy football value of many offensive players on the New York Jets has dramatically changed. Most aren’t even worth starting due to the season-ending injury to Josh McCown, especially with this being fantasy playoff time. When it comes to wide receiver Robby Anderson, should owners consider starting him due to his somewhat successful past with new starting quarterback Bryce Petty?
It’s no secret that not too long ago, Petty had a solid relationship with Anderson. Both connected well right from the start and it showed on the gridiron. Due to this, there is value in starting Anderson but only as a FLEX option if you’re out of options or your starters are entering unfavorable matchups.
The defense of the New Orleans Saints is a good one against the pass and love to blitz often. If by some miracle Petty can muster up a decent game, it will be thanks to the Jets establishing the run and Petty going to his old favorite target on offense.
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Due to this, if Petty is going to score some touchdowns through the air, it will more than likely be thrown in Anderson’s direction. This is the only reason to start him over someone like wide receiver Jermaine Kearse due to his familiarity with Petty and the fact that the two will connect often in this Week 15 matchup.
Anderson has now gone two weeks without scoring a touchdown as before that, he was riding an impressive five-game streaking of scoring at least one. This is the perfect time to get him back on track to being a true red-zone threat and well, should be a go-to target for Petty once again.
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While Anderson isn’t worth starting as a WR2 and definitely not at WR1, he’s a viable FLEX option if you’re in need of one in this ever-important week in your fantasy playoffs. He might very well pay off big time if he’s able to connect early and often with Petty.