NY Jets to start/sit in fantasy football against the Bears in Week 12

James Wudi
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NY Jets to sit with reservations

  • Elijah Moore
  • Mike White
  • Corey Davis
  • Tyler Conklin

These guys are listed from top to bottom in order of most likely to have a great game to least likely to have a great game. I was very close to putting Tyler Conklin in the 'Sit with Confidence' group, but due to his previous success and target shares, I didn't pull the plug yet. But he's on life support.

Corey Davis is back as a full participant and should regain his role taking the lion's share of the Z-receiver routes over Denzel Mims. It's possible that he gets involved in the passing game, but I'd be shocked if his value is much beyond the nature of Mims' value: random deep balls here and there.

These next two guys are true wild cards — the Bears are the only team in the NFL that is allowing over 30 points per game over the last three games (31.0). Mike White is no stranger to scoring touchdowns, and we may very well see an extremely motivated man ball out just as he did last year.

They say 'he only had one good game,' but if you really assess his playing time, I say he's only had one bad game. In seven quarters of play, he had five touchdowns, four interceptions, a completion percentage of 72.7%, and a passer rating before the massacre that was the Buffalo Bills game.

If he plays like those previous seven quarters against a porous Bears defense that is currently playing like one of the league's worst, we could be in for another infamous performance. Who was a big beneficiary of White's previous infamous performance? Elijah Moore.

Moore's five-game stretch of looking like one of the best NFL's best receivers last year technically started with the Colts game that followed but it was the Bengals game that saw him accumulate more than five catches for the first time in his career.

With White back at the helm, we know he'll be looking at short routes and looking for his outlets in the slot, and Moore is primed to be a bigger beneficiary this year.

Last year, Jamison Crowder led the receivers with eight targets for 84 yards, so if Moore were to come close to those numbers, you'd have a solid fantasy output from this talented second-year player.

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