Jets the worst in fantasy football?

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes. (RAY STUBBLEBINE/Reuters)

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes. (RAY STUBBLEBINE/Reuters)

DAN BILICKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:39 PM ET

There's an interesting little side story to the fact that Santonio Holmes is out for the season after being put on the IR with a foot injury: Are the Jets the worst team in fantasy football?

Their starting receivers this weekend could be Jeremy Kerley and Jason Hill -- who just walked in off the street. Mark Sanchez is a wreck of a fantasy player and Tim Tebow gets maybe three or four carries per game.

Usually the saviour of a team like this with a poor passing attack is that their running back thrives. Not so with Shonn Greene, who is barely holding the starting role over Bilal Powell -- who hasn't looked great either.

It's a pretty sad state when terrible offences such as Cleveland and Jacksonville both have more viable fantasy players than you do.

Other fantasy tidbits:

  • The Jets' East Rutherford roommates, the Giants, have some receiving problems of their own. Hakeem Nicks has been ruled out for the third straight week as his knee injury has not shown improvement, according to the coaching staff. Also, Ramses Barden, who filled in admirably against Carolina, is likely to miss the game with a concussion. That means Domenik Hixon will start opposite Victor Cruz and should see a lot of targets in a game against a weak pass defence.
  • Ryan Mathews is back for the Chargers, but he's certainly not the guy we thought we were getting with an early round pick. He has been splitting carries with Jackie Battle -- who also has been getting the goal-line carries -- while working his way back from a broken clavicle. The thing is, Battle has played well and earned a decent amount of playing time, meaning Mathews isn't producing like we thought he would. Mathews eventually should get his due, but for now, it's a little bit of a waiting game.
  • The Bills' running back situation looks like a mess. Both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller came back on Sunday to face the Patriots and neither looked 100%. Spiller fumbled at the goal-line and on one play came to the sidelines pointing at his injured shoulder. Jackson had only 29 yards on 13 carries in the blowout loss. I'd wait for these two to show they're healthy before making any serious judgments about them.
  • It's probably time to give up on the belief in a Randy Moss resurgence in San Francisco. After four receptions and a touchdown in Week 1, Moss has only four catches total. He had only one target last week and was benched the week before in Minnesota. On a team with a limited passing attack, it's very hard to own a third- or fourth-option receiver.
  • Greg Jennings will sit out this Sunday's game for the Packers because of a groin injury. That's especially bad news when you consider the competition -- the Colts have allowed the sixth most fantasy points to opposing WRs.

 


STAT CORNER

Ryan Tannehill's 431 passing yards in Arizona were the most that a rookie has thrown in a road game.


PICKUP OF THE WEEK

Brian Hartline, WR, MIA

Do you know what happens when you put up a club-record 253 receiving yards against a good defence? You see your ownership in fantasy football jump by about 50%. Thanks to his massive day in Arizona, Hartline leads the league in receiving yards. There is still some concern about having Ryan Tannehill as his QB, but Hartline is still a great add.

DROP OF THE WEEK

Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ

With Holmes out for the season, it's a very good time to drop him. He wasn't having a great season anyway in the Jets circus, scoring just once in four weeks. With the Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow debate still raging, even if Holmes returned, the Jets still would have been a mess.

WAIVER DEFENCE OF THE WEEK

St. Louis Rams

Upset that they already have played? Well you should follow me on Twitter (@danbilicki) where I dispatch such advice for the Thursday tilt. If you did pick up the Rams, you got a cool 18 points from a team that allowed only three against the Cardinals. You could potentially stick with them next week too, with the Rams visiting the Dolphins.


SIT OR START

SIT

Andrew Luck, QB, IND vs. GB

Despite their average record, the Pack are only allowing around 200 yards per game.

START

Andy Dalton, QB, CIN vs. MIA

The Dolphins have one of the worst pass defences in the league and Dalton has shown he can throw.

START

Torrey Smith, WR, BAL at KC

The Chiefs have allowed the second-most passing touchdowns this season.

SIT

Chris Johnson, RB, TEN at MIN

There won't be as much garbage time this week and faces a tough defence.

SIT

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN vs. MIA

The Dolphins are allowing a mere 2.4 yards per carry.

SIT

Fred Jackson & C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF at SF

Even if they were healthy, I wouldn't start them down by the Bay.

START

Jackie Battle, RB, SD at NO

Even if he splits carries, the Saints have allowed the most points to fantasy RBs this season.

SIT

Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI at PIT

Only had one catch last week while suffering through a hip injury.

START

Domenik Hixon, WR, NYG vs. CLE

He's starting and the Browns have allowed the second most fantasy points to receivers.

START

Martellus Bennett, TE, NYG vs. CLE

Should figure more into the passing game with injuries at WR.


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