NY Jets players have been fairly irrelevant when it comes to fantasy football for the better part of the past decade.
Joe Douglas putting playmakers around Zach Wilson will benefit Jets fans enjoyment of the games and their ability to have players in their fantasy football lineups to cheer for.
In the 2022 season there are a number of possible players that could be fantasy relevant with some sneaky good value based off of current average draft positions.
1. Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets
- ESPN ADP: 109, Round 11
- Yahoo ADP: 97, Round 10
Elijah Moore started his first year off very slowly, partially due to below-average quarterback play and adjusting to a complex offensive system.
Once Moore got going, he dominated from a fantasy perspective. From Week 7 through 13, Moore averaged 15.2 points per game (half-point PPR) which ranked fourth amongst receivers during that span. If you extrapolated that out to the entire season he would have ranked sixth amongst all receivers, right above Tyreek Hill.
Moore's home-run-hitting ability as a receiver and a weapon out of the backfield gives him a high ceiling for the upcoming season. His floor will be partially determined by the play of Zach Wilson, which is why he isn't ranked higher as many are lukewarm on the quarterback's potential.
Some receivers currently being drafted above Moore on Yahoo or ESPN are Rashod Bateman, Drake London, and even his fellow teammate Garrett Wilson.
The second-year player out of Ole Miss should be the number one target on an improving offense. Moore has the fantasy makeup of a solid WR2 with the upside to be a low-end WR1 if everything were to click this season.
Drafting him towards Round 10 or 11 in fantasy this year feels like great value for a player that seems to be going under the radar for the 2022 season.
2. Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets
- ESPN ADP: 49, Round 5
- Yahoo ADP: 47, Round 5
Breece Hall was drafted at the top of the second round by the Jets this year; the team even jumped up a couple of spots to select Hall. General manager Joe Douglas said that Hall was their 18th ranked player on their draft board as well.
Using a top asset on a player such as Hall shows how highly the organization feels about the player. With the shelf life of an NFL running back ever-present, the Jets will likely use Hall often from the get-go.
The staple of offenses both in San Francisco and Green Bay (two of which Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur incorporates into his system) involves and run-fist approach.
Hall will likely be used as the primary option both on early downs and on the goal line, with the ability to stay on the field for passing situations.
While the team has a great complementary option in Michael Carter (we'll get to him later), Hall could emerge as one of the more dynamic running backs in the entire league based on his athleticism and college production.
Players such as J.K. Dobbins and Saquon Barkley are being drafted higher than Hall, both of whom carry a lot of injury risk compared to a player without any injury history in his collegiate career.
Landing the Jets' rookie in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts as an RB2 could provide a high-powered running back tandem in your starting lineup.