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2018 Stats (Rank)

Total Offense: 4,787 Yards (29th)
Offensive Touchdowns: 29 (27th)
Offensive Plays Per Game: 60.7 (26th)
Pass Attempts + Sacks: 561 (23rd)
Rush Attempts: 410 (16th)
Run/Pass Split: Run – 42% | Pass – 58%
Unaccounted for Targets: 193
Unaccounted for Carries: 145

 

Projected Win Total

The Jets’ over/under currently sits at 7.0, after they went 4-12 last season. They made big moves to improve their team this offseason, including the signings of Le’Veon Bell and C.J. Mosley, along with naming the offensive-minded Adam Gase their new head coach.

 

Strength of Schedule

SOS is measured by calculating the fantasy points allowed by each team’s opponents to determine who has the easiest and most difficult fantasy schedules (rank #1 has the easiest schedule).

QB: 22nd
RB: 7th
WR: 29th
TE: 7th

 

Passing Game

QB: Sam Darnold, Trevor Siemian
WR: Robby Anderson, Josh Bellamy
WR: Quincy Enunwa, Deontay Burnett
WR: Jamison Crowder, Charone Peake
TE: Chris Herndon, Eric Tomlinson

The Jets have decided to essentially run it back with the same group for the passing game, aside from the addition of Jamison Crowder in the slot to replace Jermaine Kearse. With Sam Darnold often settling for the easy throws, Crowder will see plenty of work in this role. He is currently going as WR69. Robby Anderson finished last season as WR39, despite missing two games. Projected over a full 16-game season, his stats would have been good enough to finish 33rd at the position, which is on par with his current ADP of WR31. Darnold will only be usable in 16-team or 2QB leagues this season, with a current ADP of QB26. At tight end, Chris Herndon will look to see the second season jump that the position has been known to do. He finished last season as TE16, which is his current ADP. Herndon simply is an unexciting TE option that can be seen as a safe backup.

 

Running Game

RB: Le’Veon Bell, Elijah McGuire, Ty Montgomery, Bilal Powell
2018 OL Run Rank: 32nd

Arguably the biggest move of the offseason, the Jets signed Le’Veon Bell to take over the backfield. He is a true three down back that will be used in a variety of roles, but the Jets aren’t looking to run him into the ground like the Steelers did. This means 400 touches is just not likely. Bell is also running behind the worst-ranked run-blocking offensive line last season, and the Jets didn’t improve in this area over the offseason. Jets RBs were stuffed 26.1 percent of the time last season. Bell is currently going as RB7 in PPR leagues, just ahead of Todd Gurley, who has question marks of his own.

If Bell were to miss time (missed 15 games past three seasons played), there is no single player that will take over Bell’s snaps, meaning there isn’t a true handcuff to draft. Elijah McGuire is going as RB78, Ty Montgomery RB101 and Bilal Powell RB102. Powell was re-signed late and has been underrated as a player. If Bell were to get hurt, do not be surprised if Powell has the biggest increase in value.

 

 

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