Fantasy football owners should be wary of starting New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa in Week 1 action.
Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa missed all of last season with the New York Jets with a severe neck injury. It required surgery and began a lengthy rehab process to get him back where he used to be before the injury in 2018. Should fantasy football owners take a chance on him in Week 1 action against the Detroit Lions?
In the grand scheme of things, it’s never a good idea to start a wide receiver in the first week of their return to the gridiron. Enunwa has been limited in preseason games by the Jets and will likely not be much of a factor against the Lions.
The Jets will likely focus on establishing the ground game led by Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell with hopes of not putting too much on the plate of rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. Yes, they’ll be some passes in this matchup but that will likely be headed in the way of wide receiver Robby Anderson and Terrelle Pryor.
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It’s best to sit Enunwa this week and if you did draft him, keep him on the bench as he gets back into a groove during regular season matchups. It might take some time for him to get back to the level he once was in but make no mistake about it, the Jets are going to ease him in gradually to avoid another long-term injury.
Expect to see Enunwa used sparingly in this matchup as the Jets will likely keep things simple on offense to see if they can beat the Lions by having a strong ground attack. At this point in time, Enunwa is third on the depth chart behind Anderson and Pryor.
It might be best to stash Enunwa for later on in the fantasy season as things could change for the Jets wide receiver corps over time. For now, don’t risk it as Enunwa will likely not do much of anything this week.