Allen Lazard, WR, NY Jets
It was another really rough outing for Jets wide receiver Allen Lazard. Once again, Lazard struggled mightily with drops and crucial penalties.
Over the last three weeks, Lazard has three drops, three penalties, and only four first-down catches. Additionally, he only has 71 yards receiving in the last three games and also 30 yards of penalties.
One of the biggest reasons Lazard was signed was his ability to catch contested deep passes. Over the last three games, he has hauled in zero of four of those chances.
Lazard has played 87% of the Jets snaps this season and has averaged out to 2.4 catches, 34.1 yards, and 1.9 first downs per game. With teams constantly doubling Garrett Wilson week in and week out, Lazard needs to be putting up better numbers against one-on-one coverage.
More importantly, after Lazard, the Jets have arguably the worst receiver group in the NFL. Xavier Gipson was a UDFA, as well as Jason Brownlee, Mecole Hardman was traded away because he was so bad he was unplayable, Randall Cobb has been the worst statistical receiver in the NFL this year, and any other receiver is only on the roster for special teams.