New York Jets Week 13 fantasy football outlook
The New York Jets are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13, and Jets X-Factor has the answers for your fantasy football start-or-sit questions.
WR Jamison Crowder
With Keelan Cole out due to COVID-19 and Corey Davis considered a game-time decision, the wide receiver group for the Jets will be thin. The Eagles are likely to focus their attention on Elijah Moore, meaning either Braxton Berrios or Jamison Crowder will have to step up in a big way.
I’m betting on that player to be Crowder.
After a fantasy football dud in Houston, I expect Crowder to bounce back and be a focal point of the Jets offense on Sunday. Prior to his one-target game in Week 12, Crowder had at least five targets in his last seven games.
I expect the offense to script plays specifically for Crowder, allowing him to get going early. While Wilson has struggled as a passer this season, there are still opportunities for fantasy points in this improved offense.
RB Tevin Coleman
The Jets appeared to sign Tevin Coleman this offseason with the intent to make him their starting running back. Injuries and the emergence of Michael Carter led to Coleman sliding down the depth chart.
But with Carter absent due to an ankle injury, Coleman has reclaimed primary duties in the Jets’ backfield.
In Week 12, Coleman played 45% of the Jets’ offensive snaps. He touched the ball 18 times and put up 9 PPR points for fantasy football.
While the 9-point total does not scream “start”, the Philadelphia Eagles defense does. The Eagles are giving up the ninth-most fantasy points to running backs this season.
With Zach Wilson under center, the Jets seem to have a tendency to run the ball more than usual. This could lead to plenty of opportunities for Coleman to shine. I wouldn’t be shocked if the running back room had similar success to his Week 12 game.
WR Elijah Moore
For some reason, Elijah Moore doesn’t score fantasy points when Zach Wilson is under center for the Jets. Moore was a top-5 WR in fantasy football with Wilson on the sideline. When the two are together for a complete game, the most he’s scored was 9.3 points, which was last week.
It isn’t an issue about targets, but the connection itself. Moore had eight targets last week but turned them into only four catches for 43 yards.
On top of that, the Eagles’ defense plays well against wide receivers. They give up the third-fewest points to that position group this season, and I expect the clamps to be put on the Jets’ most electric receiver.
QB Zach Wilson
It’s unlikely you’re starting Zach Wilson in your fantasy football leagues to begin with – but if you’re a manager desperate at the position, don’t do it.
Wilson has been practically unplayable this year in fantasy football. Even in lenient scoring formats he’s had more bad games than good.
The Eagles defense has given up the 10th-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. While that bodes well for a potential blow-up game for Wilson, the Jets’ offensive line against Philadelphia’s stout defensive line does not.
Unless you’re in 14-team superflex leagues, you can likely find better quarterback options on the waiver wire.