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The Jets are a team that is very similar to the Bills when it comes to fantasy production. Ryan Fitzpatrick resigning is an improvement over would-have-been starter Geno Smith, but Fitz is not a weekly fantasy starter as we saw when Fitzmagic ran out of steam towards the end of last year’s 10-6 season. As a stop-gap solution who you need to fill in when your starter is on a bye week Fitzpatrick is a great option, on a week in, week out basis though Fitzpatrick is unreliable.
However, one thing the resigning of Fitzpatrick does greatly impact is the wide receiver production. Both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker have voiced their support for Fitz and they should based on the years they had last year. Marshall posting 1,502 yards and league-high 14 touchdowns, with Decker adding 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns. These numbers are fantastic for wide receivers, especially Jets wide receivers, but they may not be attainable this year. Their production is tied to Fitzpatrick, and if he struggles, the wide out numbers will suffer as well but you cannot deny Marshall and Decker are both worth picking based on talent alone.
Another interesting option fantasy wise for the Jets is new running back Matt Forte. The long-time Chicago Bear signed as a free agent this year and is coming off a down year, 898 yards with four touchdowns. Forte will look to have a career renaissance in New York but he is 30 years old, AKA the year running backs usually begin to decline, so Forte is not worth a high pick but could provide running back depth and FLEX value. He is no longer the RB1 he used to be.
The Jets schedule is similar to the Bills as both teams play the same divisional schedule and the NFC West. The Jets however will play a slightly harder schedule due to them finishing second in the AFC East last year.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (kinda); WR Brandon Marshall; WR Eric Decker; RB Matt Forte, NY Jets D/ST