Florham Park, N.J. - The New York Jets are currently on their longest win streak of the year... Two. It's not the greatest thing to hear that they are finally on a win streak, but it's a step in the right direction. Hopefully your fantasy football team has a much better record than the Jets. They're matched up in a division battle against the Miami Dolphins, who are not doing much better against the Jets. If you have any Jets or Dolphins players on your fantasy roster, here is whom you should start and sit:
New York Jets Start 'Em:
1. Matt Forte, RB: In The Jets last two wins, Forte has gotten back on track to the beginning of the year. He's had 55 attempts for 182 yards and three touchdowns. Forte also contributed in the passing attack, catching six balls for 70 yards and another score. The Dolphins is the perfect team to continue his upward trend against. Miami has allowed running backs to rush for 135.6 yards per game. That is 30th in the NFL. Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh, and Mario Williams are a scary front three, but teams have been rushing well against the Dolphins. Forte is going to play a big factor in this game.
2. Quincy Enunwa, WR: Enunwa has been the most consistent and effective wide receiver on the Jets team this season. He leads the roster with 36 catches and three touchdowns while adding 502 yards. Enunwa is also averaging 13.9 yards per catch. Teams have underestimated Enunwa throughout the season. Head coach Todd Bowles has compared Enunwa to Dennis Rodman, a blue-collar type of player that can do it all. And so far, Enunwa is doing it all for the Jets.
3. Brandon Marshall, WR: Marshall is going to break out this game against the Dolphins. He has two less catches and one less touchdown than Enunwa, but he has 38 more yards than he does. That is mainly because Marshall is always getting double-teamed or is the focus of defenses. The Miami defense has a lot of other things to worry about than to turn their attention on just taking care of Marshall.
Fence Start: Sure, Ryan Fitzpatrick has led his team to two straight wins, but they weren't against the strongest teams in the league. Plus he hasn't excelled in either of those games for me to grant him the start.
New York Jets Sit 'Em:
1. Jets Defense/ST: The defense is not what it is supposed to be. On paper, they are one of the best. But in actual games, they have been the opposite. The Jets have surrendered big play after big play all throughout this season. This is a defense that allowed the Browns to score 28 points. They are going to be without Bruce Carter and Darron Lee, while Muhammad Wilkerson is questionable. This is a defense that has been banged up and just not performing.
2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE: If you are ever thinking of starting a Jets tight end, always look else where. Tight ends for the Jets have combined for four catches and 30 yards. Seferian-Jenkins has inputted two catches for 17 yards, but that was long ago against the Steelers. He has not played in the last three games. Kellen Davis is out, so it looks like Seferian-Jenkins will get the start. I just don't feel he's there yet when it comes to being ready to step up for the Jets. Maybe in a week or two, but he isn't there yet.
3. Bilal Powell, RB: After everything that has gone on this week, this a no-brainer to sit. Yes, Powell had his big statistical game last week, rushing for 76 yards on six attempts and a touchdown. Yes, he is also averaging 7.1 yards per cary. But besides last game he hasn't been doing much. In the last three games, Powell has had only four catches for 15 yards, where he had three straight games before that with at least six catches. Even though the Dolphins run defense is bad, the signing of C.J. Spiller should cut into Powell's time on the field.
Miami Dolphins Start 'Em:
1. Ryan Tannehill, QB: While the Jets have the best rushing defense in the NFL, they are in the completely opposite side of the spectrum in passing defense, ranking dead last in allowing 289.1 yards per game. With that stat alone, why wouldn't you start Tannehill? The secondary has gotten a little better through the weeks, but not by much. Tannehill has led his squad to two straight wins, but not with crazy high numbers, with throwing only one touchdown in those two weeks. With a weak Jets secondary, expect Tannehill to go off.
2. Jay Ajayi, RB: Through nine games during his rookie season last year, Ajayi had 49 attempts for 187 yards and one touchdown. Through six games this season and three starts, Ajayi has 84 attempts for 535 yards and five touchdowns. With Arian Foster calling it quits, Ajayi ran for over 200 yards in the last two games and three touchdowns. He's having a breakout year like no one could believe and he isn't planning on stopping any time soon. Yes, the Jets have the best run defense, allowing teams to only rush for 74 yards per game. However, Ajayi is too hot right now to be stopped.
3. Jarvis Landry, WR: Landry is the top receiver the Dolphins have. Last week against the Browns, Terrelle Pryor had six catches for 101 yards. Granted it was all in the first half and Darrelle Revis locked him up in the second half, but the damage was still done. Again I reiterate that the Jets have the worst passing defense in the NFL. They have allowed opponents to gain 20 or more yards through the air 27 times this season. Look for Landry to make that number rise.
Fence Start: In theory, Kenny Stills should torch the Jets secondary, as he had a stat line of 5-100-1 against Buffalo last time out. His inconsistency worries me, however. Flip a coin for Stills.
Miami Dolphins Sit 'Em
1. Dolphins Defense/ST: The Dolphins have one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL, as I mentioned before. They're 10th in the league in passing defense, allowing 231.4 yards per game. With Forte, the Jets are most likely going to run against a weak Dolphins front. Plus when they begin to load the box, a "pissed off" Fitzpatrick should have no problem airing it out to one of his many explosive receivers.
2. DeVante Parker, WR: Parker was supposed to have a breakout year. He is currently not having that. Drafted decently high in most fantasy football leagues, Parker has 23 catches for 295 yards and a touchdown. He hasn't broken 100 yards since Week Two against New England and hasn't crossed the pylon since Week Three against the Browns. In his last two weeks, Parker had eight catches for only 48 yards. Even though he was a full participant in practice this week, he still got the questionable tag due to his hamstring. Parker won't do much against a weak Jets secondary.
3. MarQueis Gray, TE: Starting tight end Jordan Cameron is out with a concussion and was placed on the IR, likely ending his season. Backup tight end Dion Sims is also out with a concussion. So now lets bring in third-string tight end Gray. He only has three catches for 81 yards, all happening a few weeks ago against the Steelers. Gray has only caught for over 100 yards once in his career and that was back in 2014 with Buffalo. Looks as if both the Jets and Dolphins have tight end issues.null