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NY Jets Fantasy Football: Top Players to start and sit in Week 9

Chris Nass
NY Jets, Mike White
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NY Jets, Ty Johnson
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Sit: Ty Johnson, RB, NY Jets

Like many others, Ty Johnson had his best game this season last Sunday. 19.6 fantasy points speak for themselves — actually. However, Johnson was hardly involved in the running game.

Only four rushing attempts for 15 rushing yards stand out. Johnson did benefit from the targets he did get. Of his six targets, he caught five for 71 receiving yards and a touchdown. Whether that will be repeated remains in question.

That's because Johnson faces one of the league's best run defenses. Only two rushing touchdowns allowed and one receiving touchdown allowed to running backs are tops in the NFL. In addition, the Colts have allowed 13.7 fantasy points to running backs, the third-fewest in the league.

Sit: Michael Pittman, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Last week was outstanding for Michael Pittman. He quickly put his team ahead with two rushing touchdowns. For the entire game, Pittman caught 10 of his 15 targets, gaining 86 yards. 30.6 fantasy points were the result. That put Pittman as the WR2 behind A.J. Brown in Week 8.

As bad as the Jets' run defense is, the pass defense is just as good. So far this season, the Jets have allowed just 79 receptions — fewer than any other team in the NFL.

Five receiving touchdowns and just 20.7 fantasy points per game for wide receivers catapult the Jets into the top 6 in the league.

Sit: Carson Wentz, QB, Indianapolis Colts

An average week for Carson Wentz against the Tennessee Titans. Three touchdowns are respectable. However, Wentz only completed 27-of-51 pass attempts, resulting in a 52.9 percent completion rate.

The Jets defense on the other hand has allowed only nine passing touchdowns so far — second best in the league. However, the Jets are struggling to create interceptions. So far, it has only been enough for one measly interception — no team is worse.

However, with 40 tackles for loss, the Jets' defense is back on top of the league — fourth-best, in fact. All of this makes for an average of 17.7 fantasy points allowed by the Jets to quarterbacks this season.

Wild Card: Michael Carter, RB, NY Jets

Michael Carter has arrived in New York. His last week was outstanding. 32.2 fantasy points — NFL's RB1 in Week 8, Carter was both the NY Jets' rushing and receiving leader with 77 rushing yards and 95 receiving yards.

Michael Carter had the third-best target share of any running back in the league at 28.6 percent. Only Aaron Jones and Austin Ekeler were better. All of this ensures that Michael Carter is a must-start for me.

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Even though he faces one of the best run defenses in the league, Carter will be used so variably that he will still provide plenty of fantasy points.

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