Are you planning to draft the Brett “The Jet” Favre in the first round of your fantasy draft? Don’t. He won’t be worth it.
Favre is a low level QB1 in
“Running back? We'll start..uh...Vernand Morency, sure. What’s that, Morency sucks? Start the rookie then. He sucks too? OK, well, who else do we have? Some guy we got off the Giants’ practice squad? Sure, whatever.”
That’s not the case for the Jets, where years of Chad Pennington have taught the Jets that the running game should be Plan A. That’s not to say Favre won’t throw the ball a lot – he will – but it won’t be Favre’s Aerial Circus Comes To The Meadowlands. If you draft him for that, you’ll be disappointed.
Things won’t be a lot better for Jerricho Cotchery. Most people expect that he’ll explode under Favre, but I don’t see it. Last season, the Packers’ WR1, Donald Driver, finished with 82 catches for 1130 rec yards and 2 TDs. As the Jets’ WR1, Jerricho Cotchery finished with 82 catches for 1048 rec yards and 2 TDs. That’s right, both WR finished with nearly the same stats, one guy with Favre throwing to him and one guy with Pennington/Clemons throwing to him. With Cotchery getting the best DBs covering him, there's very little room for growth there.
The Jets’ WR2 (Laveranues Coles) actually had MORE receptions than the Packers’ WR2 (Greg Jennings) last season. The difference is that
The big difference between the
This is worth a post itself, but Favre is good news for Thomas Jones. He should see a lot less pressure at the line this year and it set for a great year. I liked him before Favre, I like him more now.