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NY Jets Fantasy Football: Top players to start and sit in Week 7

Chris Nass
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Sit: Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots

Jakobi Meyers is the leader in a weak wide receiver group for the Patriots. In his career, he has already amassed 1,434 receiving yards without scoring a single touchdown. 

This should remain the case against the Jets. The Jets defense has allowed only two receiving touchdowns so far. This puts them at the top of the league tied with the Buffalo Bills.

The Jets' defense is also way out in front of the league in terms of receiving yards allowed (630 yards) as they rank second. With only 15.7 fantasy points allowed per game to wide receivers, the third-fewest in the NFL, there shouldn't be much more to Meyers' case to start.

Sit: Mac Jones, QB, New England Patriots

Mac Jones is a rookie quarterback who has thrown the ball quite frequently this year, averaging 245.3 yards per game. Only in the game at the Jets in Week 2 did Jones throw for under 200 passing yards.

This was also due to the Jets' strong defense in that game, which sacked Jones three times and forced a fumble. Additionally, the Jets' defense only allows 15.7 fantasy points to quarterbacks per game. In the Week 2 game, that was enough for Jones to score just 7.4 fantasy points.

While Jones may have improved in subsequent weeks, he is still a sit for me. 

Wild Card: Michael Carter, RB, NY Jets

Michael Carter represents a special case for me this week. His rising form and growing workload and integration into the Jets running game argue for letting him start.

On top of that, the Patriots allowed have allowed 600 rushing yards which is the 10th most in the league, making everyone who has Michael Carter on their fantasy football roster smile. 

The only thing that works against him, however, is the Patriots defense's allowed touchdowns. With only one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown apiece for running backs, the Patriots have allowed the fourth-fewest. 

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Looking through the green glasses as a Michael Carter fan, I would still let him start.

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