With Brodie Croyle out for the year, look for Huard to go back into the starting lineup. That's hardly cause for celebration given Huard's significant limitations in terms of talent. The Jets have a terrible pass defense, giving up 229.8 yards a game but that doesn't mean you should rush out and start Huard. The Chiefs will be lucky to get much going offensively so he's a poor option this week.
With Larry Johnson facing a possible suspension, Smith could get the start for the second straight game. He was predictably poor last week against the Titans, rushing for only 20 yards on 10 carries. The Jets give up only 83 rushing yards a game so if LJ is out, don't reach for Smith. You'll be sorry if you do.
Charles remained in his third-down role with Johnson out so it's clear he's not an option to start if LJ is out again this week. His best value comes as a receiver out of the backfield and in that role, he'll be good for 3-4 receptions this week. That makes him a weak flex play in PPR leagues.
Bowe keeps rolling despite all of this team's issues. He caught seven passes for 86 yards last week and remains a strong WR2 in PPR leagues. He'll find plenty of holes in the Jets' secondary and he has a good chance to score this week, raising his value even more. As always, he's a fine starting option.
After just missing out on a chance to be traded to the Packers last week, Gonzalez responded with one of his best games of the year, catching six passes for 97 yards in the loss to the Titans. He's still an elite TE and this is a good matchup for him. So expect another productive game from the future Hall of Famer.
Barth takes over as the Chiefs' kicker following Nick Novak's release on Tuesday. He's a weak fantasy option as he's stuck in a terrible offense. Things won't change this week so don't consider him as a fantasy starter.
The Chiefs offer little defensively. They give up 27.5 points per game and are putrid against the run, allowing a staggering 207.2 yards a game. Much of that was inflicted last week by LenDale White and Chris Johnson. They'll have no chance against Thomas Jones and Brett Favre this week.
Favre had a terrible game in Week 7 against the Raiders. He failed to throw a touchdown pass, turned the ball over and made several poor throws in the loss to Oakland. He'll find things much easier this week against Kansas City although he may not need to throw it much given how well the Jets will do running the ball. But if you need him, he won't be a train wreck this week.
Jones is starting to warm up. He rushed for 159 yards last week and scored three TDs in Week 6. This week, he'll take aim at the Chiefs' deplorable run defense. Look for the Jets to give him plenty of work and look for Jones to deliver with a top-5 RB performance on Sunday.
Washington scored last week and is a fine sleeper pick this week if you need to dig deep for a RB3. The Chiefs had all sorts of problems with Chris Johnson's speed last week so look for the Jets to get Washington double-digit touches on Sunday. Plus, he could go off in Garbage Time if the Jets have a commanding lead. If you were ever going to start Washington, this is definitely the week to do so.
Coles had a quiet game last week due to Favre's poor play. He caught only four passes for 51 yards. The matchup is much better this week but again the Jets may not have to throw it much so don't expect Coles to go off. But 5-plus receptions are very possible so start him as your WR2 with confidence.
Cotchery had his worst game of the season in Week 7, catching only one pass. Favre tried to find him for a TD but was picked off and then misfired on a deep throw to him late in the game. Cotchery will have a better time of it this week and his activity in the red zone gives him a good chance to score this week.
A few weeks ago, it appeared Keller was going to be commanding a bigger role in the passing game. But that hasn't come to pass. He didn't catch a pass in Week 6 and only caught one last week. He's not a good option at this point so look elsewhere for TE help this week.
Baker had his best game of the season last week, catching five passes for 42 yards. Before you rush off to start him, keep in mind his production was due primarily to the WRs being taken out of the game plan. Don't expect that to happen this week, so look for Baker to disappear again.
Feely drilled a pair of FGs last week, including a 52-yard effort to force overtime against the Raiders. He's doing well filling in for the injured Mike Nugent and makes for a good bye-week replacement this week since the Jets will have no trouble moving the ball against a poor KC defense.
Looking for a bye-week sleeper pick for your defense? The Jets are a good place to turn this week. They had only one sack last week but the Chiefs are sputtering offensively and are ripe for the picking on the road. If the Jets can build an early lead, that will result in a mistake or two from Huard as the game goes on.