NY Jets to sit with reservations
- Corey Davis
- Jets Defense
- Elijah Moore
This is listed in order of whom I think is most likely to have a great game to least likely — a big jump for Corey Davis who I confidently sat last week.
Against the Vikings, he had 10 targets for only the second time this year (the Ravens, maybe there's something about purple jerseys?) and maintained his role as Mike White's third-down safety valve.
I'd expect him to continue being that safety valve, and assuming White hovers around 330 passing yards again, that's a lot of yards to divvy up after Garrett Wilson gets his (even if he gets 162 again).
I'm still not out on Elijah Moore, who had a lackluster game that wouldn't have been as bad if he displayed some better footwork, but there are a lot of factors at play.
I would be shocked if Josh Allen has another 205-yard, zero-touchdown, two-interception performance against the Jets this week. This will be a competitive affair and I know there will be a major emphasis on White protecting the ball against the franchise that intercepted him four times last year. Trust will be a big issue.
He has demonstrated a lot of trust in Corey Davis in 100% of his games this year, but if we include last year there has only been one Mike White start (out of five) that Moore didn't have at least five targets. One of these guys should have decent numbers, but it's probably safest to bench both — it's a big week for you too, so it's not worth the gamble.
As for the Jets' defense, the sad reality is that they are not dominating as much as they once were. At the height of their dominance, they were eighth in the NFL in takeaways per game, but they've only had one takeaway in their last three games. That is tied for 31st in the NFL over that span.
The defense is still very good (dare I say great), but we've seen a lot of bending in the first half of the last few games before sharpening up in the second half. The only game since the bye with a turnover in the first half was that first Bills game. Will lightning strike twice? My guess is no.