Fantasy Football Sit ‘Em Week 12: WR Jermaine Kearse
Heading into Week 12 fantasy football, it would be a smart move for fantasy football owners to sit New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse as he takes on the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium.
Throughout the 2018 NFL season thus far, it’s safe to say that 28-year-old New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse hasn’t performed quite as well as the organization had hoped he would. In fact, Kearse’s performance has been lackluster, to say the least.
In 2017, Kearse appeared in 16 games, totaling 65 receptions for 810 yards and five touchdowns. This year, however, he hasn’t performed anywhere near that level, totaling just 24 receptions for 231 yards and no touchdowns in nine games.
Entering a week 12 matchup with the New England Patriots, who currently lead the AFC East with a 7-3 record, Kearse’s production isn’t expected to increase. In fact, the Jets’ offense as a whole, which has been brutal all season long, isn’t expected to perform well either.
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The Patriots don’t necessarily have the strongest pass defense in the league, but they are undoubtedly the far superior team and the Jets simply don’t appear to have the talent on the offensive side of the ball needed to compete with a team like the Patriots.
It’s also important to note that veteran Josh McCown, who didn’t play at all this season prior to last week, will once again start in place of injured rookie Sam Darnold. McCown didn’t have his best stuff when taking on the Buffalo Bills at home last week and that very well could continue against the Patriots.
And if even if the Jets do find success on offense, it’s unlikely that Kearse will play a major role in that, as McCown will likely look to more proven weapons in Quincy Enunwa and Chris Herndon.
With that being said, it’s just not worth starting Kearse this week.