NY Jets: Complete 2021 fantasy football preview

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The NY Jets have as many as three worthy wide receivers targets

A year ago, the mere thought or suggestion that multiple Jets receivers should be rostered in fantasy football would be laughable. Quite frankly, this proclamation is also reasonably open for ridicule, but I believe there is merit to this argument.

Corey Davis is a no-brainer late-round pick in your fantasy draft as a No. 5 receiver on your bench. Not only is he an ascending player with big-play capability, but there's reason to believe, if healthy,  that he could surpass his career highs of a year ago.

As the Jets' go-to guy, working with a quarterback in Zach Wilson, who is highly efficient in throwing the ball down the field, Davis will see a significant increase in deep targets and in the red zone. Take a chance on Davis this summer if you are playing fantasy.

The upgrades on the Jets offensive line and the added talent at the receiver spot should help the returning Jamison Crowder find more space to work with.

Crowder has never been a sexy pick and even with all the competition at his position, he's still a safe depth piece on your roster in PPR leagues. 

Unless you haven't been paying attention or are Jason La Canfora, the player who has taken the NY Jets by storm this offseason is Elijah Moore.

The Jets brass was blown away by Moore in the draft process, and he's only cemented their belief in him. The feeling by the Jets staff is that before long, Elijah Moore is going to be their best overall receiver.

It might happen on day one.

Moore has already built a strong chemistry with fellow rookie Zach Wilson. The duo made big play after big play together in OTAs and minicamp.

Moore's speed to get deep, his immaculate route running, toughness over the middle, and natural pass-catching skills have drawn rave reviews. Moore could start outside alongside Davis in Week 1 but will undoubtedly be used in motion and the slot quite a bit.

The Jets are going to get the ball in his hands immediately and in a variety of different ways. Whether it's on jet sweeps, screen passes, etc.

Stash Elijah Moore on your fantasy roster and then smile later.

Keelan Cole, Denzel Mims, and Braxton Berrios could also play sizable roles for the Jets in their passing attack this coming season. Berrios is in a bit of a logjam at the Jets deep slot position, but he had a good spring.

Cole is a big-play receiver who can do damage on the outside and inside. Mims is exceptionally gifted and is an ideal fit for Zach Wilson because of his size and ability to make contested catches in tight quarters, but he's in a battle right now for playing time.

All three of these receivers are worthy of being monitored during training camp.

The Verdict

Draft Davis and Moore with confidence on their back end of your fantasy roster. The upside is too much to ignore.