Florham Park, N.J. - Usually JetsInsider staff writer Joe Barone gives you the advice you fantasy owners need on who to start and who to sit. Instead, I'll be giving you pointers on who is primed for a big game and who won't show up. Last week, Brandon Marshall went off for the Jets while Matt Forte continued to struggle. I give you my picks on who to start and who to sit:
New York Jets Start 'Em
1. Brandon Marshall, WR: After the slow start to the season, Marshall has scored in two straight games. Even better, he showed off his size on the touchdown grab against Pittsburgh by going over the top of the cornerback. Marshall is second on the team in receptions with 24, but leads the Jets with 363 receiving yards. Even though the Cardinals have the fourth-best passing defense in the league, Marshall will be getting target after target with Eric Decker on the IR. With 25.4 points last week in ESPN PPR formats, Marshall is a high-floor WR2.
2. Matt Forte, RB: I understand the concern with Forte. He dropped 14.3 points combined the last two weeks in ESPN PPR formats when he put up 20.5 in one week alone. Forte was playing in games where the Jets were playing come from behind and threw the ball more. This season, the Cardinals allow opposing running 118.2 yards per game on the ground. Not only that, Forte is due to get in the end zone after scoring three times in Buffalo. Forte is a low-end RB2 this week unless he gets a touchdown.
3. Quincy Enunwa, WR: Now that Enunwa is officially established as the number two receiver on the team with Decker officially on the IR, he is ready to step up for his team. Leads the team in receptions and is second in yards, Enunwa has proven to have big play ability. He has been targeted on 22.6% of his routes, making him a high-floor player in PPR formats. Enunwa has caught over five passes in three games this season and has gained over 50 yards in four. If teams focus on Marshall early in the game, look for Enunwa to break open.
Fence Start: Nick Folk, K. Folk has made his last 10 field goals, but scores more when the offense is efficient in games.
New York Jets Sit 'Em
1. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB. Fitzpatrick didn't throw an interception last week, which is good. However, he still leads the NFL in interceptions with 10. Also, Marshall is the only reason Fitzpatrick didn't throw a pick last week when he went over the top of a corner to get the ball. What also doesn't help is that the Cardinals have Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Marcus Cooper, and Tony Jefferson in their secondary. Fitzpatrick is a definite sit this week and until he can prove otherwise.
2. Jets Defense: On paper, this has potential to be one of the top defenses in the NFL. In the past four weeks, the defense has not lived up to its potential. The Jets let up 370.8 total yards per game, 302.4 of them being through the air. The only good thing of the defensive line, who is second in the league in rushing yards per game. They also have 12 sacks so far this season. However, the Jets has only had three takeaways so far this season. Teams are also starting to figure out how to contain the defensive line.
3. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE. Seferian-Jenkins will become a starter later on this season, but not just yet. He still has to get accustomed to the offensive playbook and get acquainted with Fitzpatrick. Last week Seferian-Jenkins had two catches for 17 yards, being the first tight end for the Jets this season to make a catch. When he played for Tampa Bay earlier this season, the Cardinals contained Seferian-Jenkins to two catches and 14 yards.
Arizona Cardinals Start 'Em
1. Carson Palmer, QB. Yes the Cardinals have been struggling early on in this season, but they can turn their year around against the Jets at home. New York allows quarterbacks to throw for 302.4 yards per contest, which is second to last in the league. Palmer didn't play last week after sustaining a concussion in Week Four, so he's ready to get back out there. He's thrown for 1150 yards and six touchdowns in four games and has thrown for over 270 yards every single game. With the Jets secondary in shambles, Palmer is a must start.
2. Larry Fitzgerald, WR. You can have the same argument that Palmer is a must start this week against the Jets. Fitzgerald has scored over 15 points in PPR formats in three of his five games played. He has also scored in double-digits in every single game this year in PPR formats. Leading the NFL in touchdowns with five, Fitzgerald should have no problem with the Jets secondary.
3. Cardinals Defense: This defense is pretty good. They're eighth in the NFL in total defense, only allowing 308 yards per game. The Cardinals defense has also scored in double-digits twice this season. The Jets offense has turned the ball over 13 times this season, ranking 31st in the NFL. The Jets are mistake-prone and haven't won a game since week two.
Fence Start: John Brown, WR. Brown had a slow start to begin the year, but then started to pick up moment. However, he was held to one catch for 11 yards in last weeks contest. Brown is inconsistent, but can come up big against a struggling Jets defense.
Arizona Cardinals Sit 'Em
1. David Johnson, RB. This is probably one of the toughest choices I've had to make. To be honest, this is a coin-flip start or sit. On one hand, Johnson has been one of the best running backs in the NFL, averaging five yards a carry and has five touchdowns. One the other hand, the Jets have the second best run defense, allowing on 68.4 yards per game in that department. With the team going to focus on airing it out more and trying to beat the Jets deep, Johnson could lose carries.
2. Michael Floyd, WR. Floyd has been struggling this season. He didn't come up with a catch last week against San Francisco, and hasn't reeled in more than four passes this season. A lot of the targets have been going to Fitzgerald, Brown, and even Johnson. Floyd relies on touchdowns to get him a good chunk of his points.
3. Darren Fells, TE. Fells hasn't really done much for the team. In games where the Cardinals have been airing it out, the tight end spot is long forgotten. The team will be trying to air it out deep to expose the Jets secondary, so there will be less short-pass targets. Fells is also coming off of a shoulder injury in which he missed Week Five for.