As the New York Jets look to improve their offense in 2018, there are a few names to keep an eye on in Fantasy Football leagues this upcoming season.
The New York Jets, along with new offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, will look to improve upon an offense that ranked 28th in total yards per game. This year’s Jets roster will include some new faces along the offensive line, receiving core, and backfield. Fantasy football will undoubtedly be as big and as hot as ever before, so it’s all about finding those sleepers that will deliver on a daily basis.
Believe it or not, the Jets have some players that might be worth stashing on your final rosters. Here are a few names to keep on your fantasy radar.
Robby Anderson was the most productive fantasy option for the Jets last year. In what was a breakout season for the undrafted receiver out of Temple, Anderson accumulated 63 receptions for 941 yards and 7 touchdowns. Anderson ranked in the top 20 (17th overall) amongst all wide receivers in the NFL when it comes to his overall fantasy football contributions.
Assuming that quarterback Josh McCown is the Week 1 starter in 2018, Anderson should be able to build on his connection with the veteran signal-caller in year two together. Anderson’s elite speed and big-play ability will play a crucial factor in duplicating his successful 2018 season.
Next: 2. Terrelle Pryor
After a disappointing and injury-plagued 2017 season, Terrelle Pryor will look to bounce back. Thre are a few reasons why fantasy owners should target him this upcoming season.
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Pryor will be reconnecting with his former quarterback Josh McCown. When this duo last played together in 2016, Pryor surpassed 1,000 receiving yards. Pryor finished the 2016 season with 77 receptions for 1,007 yards and 4 touchdowns.
It should be noted that Pryor dealt with a gruesome ankle injury in 2017, which ultimately required surgery. Pryor has been posting videos of his rehab and training routines via his Instagram account and he looks to be progressing in a positive direction.
While his role with the Jets remains to be seen, a healthy Pryor could put up big numbers once again, much to the surprise of fantasy football owners everywhere.
Next: 1. Isaiah Crowell
Although the Jets project to use a running-back-by-committee approach, Isaiah Crowell almost certainly has the best chance to see the bulk of the work. Teammates Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire will also be in the mix, but Crowell will likely see most of the early down opportunities out of the bunch.
Crowell’s durability should play a role in the workload he receives, as the 25-year-old running back has yet to miss a game in his career. In the 2017 season, Crowell finished with 206 attempts for 853 yards, and two touchdowns. Crowell finished as the No. 30 ranked running back last year when it came to his fantasy football contributions.
If he can get into the end zone a few more times, Crowell could find himself in the top-20 for the 2018 season. Keep Crowell on your fantasy football radar as a potential late round addition that could benefit from playing in Jeremy Bates’ system.
Make no mistake about it, Crowell will surprise many in 2018. If he’s healthy and can use his power running style early, he will easily be a force to reckon with.