Tim Tebow's running ability would have given his owners a nice boost this week, but the Jets aren't going to start him. (Reuters)
To nobody’s surprise, the Jets blew it.
Instead of giving fantasy owners something to talk and think about for their championship game by picking Tim Tebow to start, instead the Jets will be going with the mighty Greg McElroy at QB. And by mighty I mean that in the most sarcastic way possible.
Tebow could’ve added a spark to both the Jets and your fantasy team with a revamped, run-heavy offence like the one he ran in Denver last year. The threat of Tebow running the ball is where he found most of his fantasy value, scoring six TDs on the ground compared to 12 in through the air in 2011.
It’s not even known if Tebow will be the second-string QB for Sunday’s game. If he’s pushed down to the third string, he won’t be allowed to get under centre until the fourth quarter.
McElroy has about as much value as Mark Sanchez did when he started – not much at all.