Heading into Week 12 fantasy football, New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire is worth starting against the New England Patriots.
The New York Jets might be a hot mess as of late but hopefully, against the New England Patriots in Week 12 action, they establish the run to have a shot at playing competitive football. It’s unlikely the Jets can beat the Patriots in front of the home crowd in MetLife Stadium, but perhaps Elijah McGuire can muster up a big game to the delight of fantasy football owners everywhere.
Ideally, the Jets have had a bye week to prepare for another tough game in which they have the odds stacked against them. Surely, something has to change as the Jets are currently on a four-game losing streak and unless they want to make it five straight, they need to change things up.
This bodes well for McGuire who has seen an increase in snaps over the past few games. He’s shown flashes of brilliance out of the backfield to the point where he could easily outperform Isaiah Crowell if everything falls into place.
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McGuire is worth starting as a FLEX option this week thanks to everything he brings to the table. He’s fast, makes plays, and is waiting to have a breakout game this season. Considering he’s yet to score his first touchdown of the season as he’s missed time due to injury, bodes well for that to finally happen against the Patriots.
Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates who appears to be on the hot seat will likely alter the game plan this week to prove he is worth keeping around at season’s end. It’s time he puts McGuire in a position to thrive and feed him the rock all game long on Sunday.
Start McGuire and don’t even think twice about it as this could be the game that makes him showcase his skills that he can indeed be a starting running back for the Jets. It’s hard to think of a better way to prove that than against a division rival.