The NY Jets enter Week 5 in an unfamiliar position. Despite many placing New York firmly in the basement of the league's standings, the Jets were able to pull off an improbable victory against a good Tennessee Titans team that qualified for the postseason last year.
While New York did have the benefit of both Julio Jones and A.J. Brown missing the contest due to injuries, the defense and offense stepped up to take full advantage.
In just one week's time, the franchise has evidence to feel much more optimistic about their direction. Most notably, they have reason to feel confident that quarterback Zach Wilson will figure things out.
The Jets enter this week with a good matchup against an Atlanta Falcons team that has experienced their own share of early-season struggles. Should any Jets be on your fantasy football radar? Let's dive in!
Note for fantasy managers: This game is in London and carries a 9:30am (EST) start time. Set your lineups accordingly.
Start of the Week: Corey Davis, WR, NY Jets
It was encouraging to see Corey Davis reemerge as a potential fantasy starter during Zach Wilson's best passing performance of the season. While the pool of potential Jets fantasy starters is admittedly thin, Davis appears to be a respectable option.
The unintimidating Falcons' pass defense that has allowed the 21st most yards per game through Week 4 (264) should be further fuel toward starting Davis.
I predict New York's No. 1 receiver will flirt with 7+ catches, 80+ yards, and one touchdown in what should prove to be a competitive contest.
He is a solid FLEX or WR3 in 12-team leagues or deeper.
Bonus (Deep League) Start of the Week: Jamison Crowder, WR, NY Jets
How about two for the price of one? The ever-steady Jamison Crowder made an immediate impact in his 2021 debut. He too took full advantage of Wilson's high level of play by recording six catches for 71 yards and a score.
First and foremost, consider adding Crowder if he is available in your league. He will be a worthwhile stash in all leagues deeper than 10 teams. He is particularly valuable in a PPR format.
PPR managers can also consider pulling the trigger on Crowder as early as this week. While he rarely displays the skill set of a top-tier pass catcher, this low floor and potential for a major target share make him a playable option in many leagues.
If your team has been affected by the rash of early-season injuries, Crowder will provide valuable depth as a bench piece and spot starter. Look for him to match his level of production from last week.