Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: New York Jets

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the New York Jets.



Sam Darnold364.7215.2248012.410.930.3106.134.2147.21
Darnold and the Jets have yet to reach an agreement on his rookie contract, but the ex-USC quarterback appears to be the favorite to win the starting job heading into his rookie season. As ESPN's Rich Cimini writes of Darnold opening as the starter, "it's his job to win."
Josh McCown145.993.410506.33.518.
Before getting hurt in Week 14, McCown finished as a top-seven weekly fantasy quarterback in five of his previous seven starts. The ideal bridge quarterback, McCown appears likely to enter the season as the backup to top-three pick Sam Darnold. McCown threw twice as many touchdowns (18) as interceptions (nine) last season and added five rushing scores.
Teddy Bridgewater10.46.6750.

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Running Backs


Isaiah Crowell203.6875.55.515.4118.60.21.5130.61
Only 25 years old, Crowell signed a three-year deal in free agency with the Jets this offseason. With 850-plus rushing yards in each of the past two seasons, Crowell does not necessarily get an offensive upgrade with his new club and I expect similar production in 2018.
Bilal Powell71.1305.72.122.3160.60.40.959.83
Powell carried the ball 178 times for 772 yards, both of which are career highs, but he only had five receptions in the team's final eight games. With the team signing Crowell to handle early-down touches and the team talking up Elijah McGuire, Powell's 2018 role was uncertain. The injury to McGuire, however, (re)opens the door for Powell's opportunities.
Elijah McGuire48.5203.71.225.2224.31.51.655.8
New York's RBs coach Stump Mitchell said of McGuire: "I’ll tell you who I see Eli as — and he’s in the Hall of Fame. Eli has the skill set to be a LaDainian Tomlinson if he was given that opportunity. That’s not what presents itself to him at this particular point in time. But skill set, he can do it all. He can catch. He can run. He can run routes as a receiver. He just happens to be here … and I’m glad we got him." Unfortunately, McGuire (broken foot) is expected to miss 3-6 weeks.
Thomas Rawls24.
Trenton Cannon2.410.601.815.
Dimitri Flowers0.82.601.614.4001.7

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Wide Receivers


Robby Anderson58.9859.95.22.819.60.10.4118.95
While his legal matters may now be resolved, Anderson could face league discipline from his off-field issues. In terms of on-field production, however, he had a career season (63/941/7) and was especially productive from Weeks 7 to 13. During that six-game span, Anderson had 100-plus yards and/or a touchdown every week and posted a 31/525/6 line.
Quincy Enunwa42.8629.23.20000.181.92
Enunwa led the team in receiving in 2016 (58/857/4), but he missed all of 2017 with a neck injury. There's a chance that he leads the team in receiving in 2018 if he could stay healthy.
Jermaine Kearse45.1563.83.70000.278.18
Kearse either set or tied career highs across the board with 65 catches for 810 yards and five touchdowns to finish as fantasy's WR30 (WR26 in PPR) last season. It'd be unreasonable to expect a repeat performance, but nobody expected that production from him in 2017 either.
Terrelle Pryor37.6503.82.70000.166.38
Few players were a bigger fantasy disappointment in 2017. Putting up a 1,000-yard season in his first year as a full-time receiver with a poor quarterback situation, Pryor managed just 20/240/1 when playing with Kirk Cousins last season. Pryor blames last year's disappointment on his ankle, but his range of 2018 outcomes is incredibly wide.
Chad Hansen24.2295.21.70000.139.52
ArDarius Stewart0.6801.66.4001.44
Andre Roberts0.78.400000.10.64

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Tight Ends


Chris Herndon121381.10000.120.2
Clive Walford12.2112.21000017.22
Jordan Leggett9.7106.71000016.67
Eric Tomlinson5.156.10.500008.61

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