NY Jets to start with reservations
- Jets Defense
- Tyler Conklin
For all of these bulleted lists, they are ranked in order of who is most likely to have a good game to the least. I had originally bashed the Jets' defense and advised passing on them in your draft because they don't get turnovers.
Four turnovers on Monday against the Bills would have you believe I have egg on my face, but this is similar to what happened last year.
After the defense had already lost steam, they bullied Josh Allen and forced multiple turnovers before reverting back to a team that stops opponents from scoring but couldn't force Kirk Cousins, Geno Smith, and Jared Goff to turn the ball over in must-win games.
Are last night's numbers just surface-level proof that Allen struggles mightily against Robert Saleh's defense, or has this unit finally gotten over the hump and joined true elite status? They will have plenty of chances to find that out against Dak Prescott, who led the league in interceptions (15) despite only playing in 12 games.
You might think I'm crazy for listing Conklin here, especially considering his horrific stat line from Week 1 and the fact I wasn't even high on Cook enough to put him on this same list. The majority of Conklin's touchdowns last year came from Zach Wilson, and if you recall, Wilkson loves the big guys with the large catch radius.
If they do make it to the end zone, Conklin is a great candidate to secure any target thrown his way. Of course, it's very likely that he gets one catch for eight yards and nothing else.
His floor without Rodgers is awfully low, but this might be a good matchup for him, and there aren't any reliable tight ends out there with both Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews already missing games.