Welcome to the Fake Teams’ fantasy football mailbag. This week we’re talking Jets’ receiving corps, who do you pair with Jordy Nelson and wondering if Lynch is a RB1.
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Q: The Jets are going to be passing the ball a lot because they suck and will always be behind. Who’s the receiver you could see coming out of that team that maybe we’re all sleeping on? I know you love Bilal but I’m thinking WR or TE.
— Cameron E.
While I was reading this I was repeating “Bilal Powell” in my head over and over until I read you actively asking for players other than Powell.
So, back to the drawing board.
I wrote about a few other options in the Jets’ passing game after Quincy Enunwa went down with an injury and since then have come more around to the idea of Austin Seferian-Jenkins having a career 180. Evidently ASJ has been impressing at training camp and showing he can be an offensive weapon in New York. And boy will the Jets need one. Let’s not forget he was drafted in the top of the 2nd round and has the talent to be a standout tight end in this league. It looks like the pieces are fitting together and because of that, I could see him being a very deep sleeper at the tight end position.
Q: 2nd round, Devonta Freeman, M. Thomas and Ajayi is available. You got Jordy in the 1st. Who do you pick?
I have yet to fully trust Jay Ajayi so I’m out on him from the git-go. I don’t think you can go wrong either way between Freeman and Thomas. While I find myself forgetting just how dominate Freeman is in fantasy, I am slightly worried about what he’ll look like without Kyle Shanahan. That being said, I still think he’s a great running back to build around and pair with Jordy Nelson.
If this was my team, I’d take Michael Thomas. I think he’s going to have a big year in New Orleans and you could end up with two top-10 wide receivers, possibly even top-5 guys. I also think there are a few running backs in the third and fourth rounds who have high-upside (think Carlos Hyde & Mike Gillislee).
Q: Would you trust Marshawn Lynch as your #1 running back?
— Kate C.
Ehhhhhhhhh, probably not. I know Heath has spoken at length about his love for Lynch and while I find much of his argument appealing, I just can’t shake the fact that Lynch is coming off a year of no football. I understand that that could be seen as a great thing, especially for an aging running back whose game is about getting hit a lot and hitting back harder.
I think Lynch could rekindle some of his 2014 magic—in which he finished RB3—behind a much better offensive line in Oakland than what he had in Seattle, but I can talk myself into relying on that. But we shall see. Nevertheless, I do think he’s worth drafting but maybe not relying on.
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