5 safest NY Jet options for fantasy football this year

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3. Aaron Rodgers, QB, NY Jets

The reasons behind drafting Aaron Rodgers are fairly obvious so I won't go into too much detail, but I'll give you a few reasons why you probably shouldn't reach for him. So far on this list all of these Jets (Cook, Hall, Conklin, and now Rodgers) aren't really worth reaching for because their ceilings are fairly low.

They are, however, very worth drafting at their ADP or later because their floors are very high. All of these guys have a very good chance of finishing in the top 10 for their positions, but I'd be shocked if any of them finish in the top three for their positions.

I'd be most shocked if Rodgers was the one to reach the top three in fantasy scoring for QBs because he has only done so once in the last five seasons, and it took 48 touchdowns to get him to third place in 2020.

The good news is that Rodgers has been in the Top 10 every one of those seasons besides last year when he finished in 13th place. Assuming a 'bounce back' of sorts, you can sleep very comfortably at night knowing that Rodgers will be a top-12 fantasy QB this season. If you're in a 12-team league, then that's really all you can ask for at the position.

The big risk in fantasy with taking 40-year-old QBs is knowing they will give you very little rushing production, if any. Justin Fields and Lamar Jackson can throw 150 yards and one touchdown but still give you 30+ fantasy points by rushing for an additional 100 yards and two touchdowns.

If Rodgers has 150 yards and one touchdown, you're stuck with the measly total (depending on your scoring rules) those putrid numbers add up to.

To take Rodgers is to say you are confident he will have zero bad games this season and that he will have 30+ touchdowns this year with a low interception total.

All of those things are possible, but please don't reach for him over the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, or Lamar Jackson. He'll be a steal for you when you see him sitting there in the ninth round.