Even if many NY Jets fans are still enraptured by the great win against the Cincinnati Bengals, the next game at the Indianapolis Colts is already on Thursday night.
Reason enough to take a close look at the respective matchups. Who should you start and who should you sit on your fantasy football teams?
Start: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Jonathan Taylor is coming off a pretty successful week. 16 rushing attempts for 70 rushing yards and a touchdown speak for themselves. Additionally, Taylor was used in the passing game against the Tennessee Titans. He caught three of his four targets and tallied 52 receiving yards in the process.
He is opposed by one of the weakest run defenses in the league. The Jets defense has already allowed 11 rushing touchdowns — more than any other team in the NFL.
In addition, the Jets defense has allowed 71 targets to running backs in games this season — second in the league. The same goes for the 553 receiving yards allowed to running backs.
And if that wasn't enough, at 28.7 fantasy points per game, the Jets are allowing the most points to running backs in the league. That makes Jonathan Taylor an absolute must-start.
Start: Jamison Crowder, WR, NY Jets
Jamison Crowder had a pretty decent game from a fantasy football standpoint against the Cincinnati Bengals. He caught eight of his nine targets and gained 84 yards in the process. With a target share of 18.4 percent, it was enough for Crowder to score 16.4 fantasy points.
The Colts pass defense opposite him has allowed the most in the league with 13 receiving touchdowns so far. All other stats for the Colts' pass defense don't read too bad.
With 101 receptions allowed, the Colts rank 12th in the league, but their fantasy points allowed per game to wide receivers is encouraging. At 26.4 fantasy points, the Colts are allowing the seventh-most points in the league.
Start: Mike White, QB, NY Jets
In the process, he racked up 405 passing yards, the top total in Week 8, and three touchdowns. We'll leave the two interceptions at the beginning of the game under the table for a moment.
The Colts defense on the other hand has allowed the second-most passing touchdowns in the league with 19. However, the Colts have also forced nine interceptions — the seventh-most in the league.
So this is where Mike White has to be wary.
The Colts are hot at intercepting balls. However, it's encouraging that the Colts have allowed a 70 percent completion rate in their game so far. That's the third-highest rate in the league.