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2020 New York Jets Fantasy Preview | Stats, Rankings, SOS and More

2019 Jets Stats

Total Offense: 4,368 yards (32nd)
Offensive Touchdowns: 25 (T-31st)
Offensive Plays Per Game: 59.8 (28th)
Pass Attempts + Sacks: 573 (21st)
Rush Attempts: 383 (26th)
Run/Pass Split: Run 40% | Pass 60%
Unaccounted for Targets: 183
Unaccounted for Carries: 92

Projected Win Total

The Jets over/under currently sits at 7.0, after they went 7-9 last season. The problem with the Jets was basically their entire offense. Neither their passing game nor rushing game could get started with their terrible offensive line. With the addition of some more receiving weapons and a revamped offensive line, the Jets are moving in the right direction. While this new team still has many kinks to work out, they should be an improved team overall, if their defense can overcome their losses.

Jets Fantasy 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: 26th
RB: 20th
WR: 25th
TE: 31st

Sam Darnold
Credit: Paul Sancya/AP Photo

Jets Fantasy Passing Game

QB: Sam Darnold, Joe Flacco
WR: Breshad Perriman, Vyncint Smith
WR: Jamison Crowder, Chris Hogan
WR: Denzel Mims, Braxton Berrios
TE: Chris Herndon, Ryan Griffin

With quarterback Sam Darnold, there are many parallels between him and Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Both have remarkable abilities but can’t consistently show them on the NFL stage. Part of the reason for Darnold might be because of the lack of weapons around him. With the addition of free agent receiver Breshad Perriman and rookie receiver Denzel Mims, there won’t be that excuse anymore. He might not have the strongest receiving corps around him, but it’s at least average by league standards. In Darnold’s defense, last year he missed a few games and when he did return, may not have been at his best following his mono illness. This season will serve as the measuring stick for him. He’s a late round draft pick in deep leagues, but shouldn’t be drafted in normal standard leagues.

Breshad Perriman was one of the receivers who prospered late last season, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While he still warrants a roster spot, he shouldn’t be much more than a second or third option at wide receiver. The Jets will pass much less than he was used to with Tampa Bay last year and receiver Jamison Crowder seems to be the favorite target for Darnold. Outside of those two receivers, however, there isn’t enough consistency to warrant a roster spot for anyone else in this passing attack. Denzel Mims certainly has promise, but we’d need to see him on the field before we can determine whether he can be relied on or not.

Le'Veon Bell Jets
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Jets Fantasy Running Game

RB: Le’Veon Bell, Frank Gore, Kenneth Dixon
2019 OL Run Rank: 31st

When you have a running back the caliber of Le’Veon Bell, you don’t expect to find yourself second-last in the league in rushing yards. Bell finished with a measly 789 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Most of the problem for the Jets last season was their offensive line. Ranked 31st in the league doesn’t help out the running game. They were also pitiful in pass blocking, which allowed teams to bull rush the line. It’s tough for the running game to get involved when the passing game can’t either. With only one starter from last season’s line still listed as a starter in their current depth chart, it seems the Jets will try to start over on their offensive line.

Bell should be the only one from the Jets’ rushing attack rostered and should go in the middle rounds for standard leagues. Frank Gore will surely take some touches from Bell, but they won’t be enough to be relevant for fantasy. If Darnold can warrant defenses to respect the passing game, this will open up holes for Bell that he didn’t see last year. Bell will improve this season, pending possible injuries, but just how much better will depend on the team around him.

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