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New York Jets
Qwest Field | Sunday, December 21 | 4:05 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Jets 31, Seahawks 13
Seattle Seahawks
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBrett Favre
235 pass yards, 2 pass TD
Favre had another underwhelming fantasy performance in Week 15, passing for only 207 yards and a TD against the fading Bills. At this point, he's not someone you can lock and load into your starting lineup as he's thrown for only 340 yards the past two games. However, this is a great matchup for him as the Seahawks give up 260.9 passing yards a game. So Favre has a great chance to come through. But his recent struggles don't exactly lend a lot of confidence that he'll come through. The bottom line? If you have a more productive option, go in that direction this week. But if Favre is the best QB you have, hope the matchup leads to a good game.
RBThomas Jones
2 rec, 10 rec yards, 135 rush yards, 2 rush TD
Jones continues to be a touchdown machine. He scored again last week and has scored in eight straight games. The Seahawks surrender 152.1 rushing yards a game so Jones is looking great again this week. Expect a huge game from Jones.
RBLeon Washington
3 rec, 25 rec yards, 50 rush yards
Washington touched the ball only twice last week, but one of his touches went for a 47-yard touchdown run. That's the kind of explosive big-play ability he has. He has a great chance to put up some Garbage Time production this week if the Jets build a big lead early so Washington is looking good as a RB3 in larger leagues. Another TD is very possible, but his overall yardage numbers should be solid regardless.
WRJerricho Cotchery
6 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
The Jets made it a point to get Cotchery more involved last week and it was a mild success. He caught a TD pass but only had four receptions for 34 yards in the win over the Bills. The touchdown, though, was a positive and the matchup this week is excellent so Cotchery is regaining the trust of his fantasy owners. He's looking real good as a WR2.
WRLaveranues Coles
5 rec, 65 yards, 1 TD
Coles also was more involved in the passing game last week as he delivered five receptions for 82 yards in the win over the Bills. That marked just the second time in his past seven games that he had more than 40 yards receiving in a game. He obviously hasn't been very reliable but the matchup is strongly in his favor this week so he's a WR3 with upside if you need him.
TEDustin Keller
4 rec, 50 yards
Defenses have started to focus on Keller and that has resulted in diminished production of late. He has only five receptions for 49 yards the past two games. That negates some of his upside this week though the matchup is certainly a very favorable one. Keller shoudn't have much trouble getting open against a weak Seattle secondary so if you need him, he should deliver solid production.
KJay Feely
4 PATs, 1 FG
Feely had a decent game last week, scoring seven points in the win over the Bills. He hasn't produced much lately, scoring only 14 points the past three games. So he's not a standout option by any means. Plus, the Jets should be able to convert their drives into TDs this week so he's not a great bet to get several FG chances. He's just a so-so fantasy starter this week.
Defense
3 sacks, 2 INT, 1 Fumble
The Jets came through nicely for their fantasy owners last week, scoring another defensive TD in the win over Buffalo. The Jets have struggled this season in games out West but the Seahawks lack standout talent at QB and RB so they have a very good chance to do well this week. If they can't come through against Seneca Wallace, there might be no hope for them in the playoffs.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBSeneca Wallace
240 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INT
Wallace didn't take full advantage of a great matchup last week against the Rams. He threw for 226 yards but failed to throw a TD though Seattle did manage to pull out the win. The Jets struggle badly in pass defense, allowing 241.7 yards a game, so Wallace should put up some good yardage stats. Whether he can finish drives is the question. He'll likely have to throw it a ton this week but if you're starting him, you're real desperate.
RBMaurice Morris
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 55 rush yards
Morris got another start last week and had a productive game against the Rams, rushing for 86 yards on 15 carries. The matchup is more difficult this week, however, as the Jets allow only 90.9 rushing yards a game. Morris also lacks TD potential as he doesn't have a rushing TD this season. With a limited rushing yardage ceiling and little chance for a TD, Morris is a poor fantasy option this week.
RBJulius Jones
15 rush yards
Jones has clearly fallen out of favor in Seattle. He got only four carries last week and has topped 45 yards rushing in a game only once in his past nine. It's obvious he's a poor fantasy starter so keep him benched in all leagues this week.
RBT.J. Duckett
10 rush yards
Duckett is the short-yardage and goal-line RB for the Seahawks. If the matchup is favorable, he'd be worth a look as a RB3 in TD-heavy leagues. When the matchup is bad, he shouldn't be started in any league. The matchup isn't favorable by any means this week so keep him benched.
WRDeion Branch
6 rec, 85 yards
Branch is starting to come on. He caught five passes last week and has 14 receptions in the past three. He has also topped 55 yards receiving in each of those games. He's become a solid WR3 -- especially in PPR formats. The Seahawks will have to throw it a lot this week and the Jets have a weak pass defense so Branch is looking real good if you need him.
WRBobby Engram
4 rec, 50 yards
Engram continues to fall well short of fantasy expectations. He caught three passes last week and has only 11 receptions the past three games. The matchup is very good for him this week as the Seahawks will likely have to throw it a lot. But given his lack of production this season, it's hard to get excited about Engram at this time. Consider him only as a mild WR4 play in larger PPR leagues.
WRKoren Robinson
2 rec, 25 yards
Robinson caught only two passes last week and remains a non-factor in the Seattle passing game. He has only five receptions in the past three games. Keep him benched.
TEJohn Carlson
6 rec, 65 yards, 1 TD
Carlson continues to finish the season on a very impressive note. He caught five passes last week for 76 yards against the Rams and has 19 receptions in his past three games. He's become a Must Start at TE and is looking great this week against an awful Jets' pass defense. Start him with confidence.
KOlindo Mare
1 PAT, 2 FGs
Mare had a big game last week, converting all three of his FG attempts against the Rams. The matchup isn't as strong this week since the Seahawks could fall behind early and limit Mare's FG opportunities. He only has mild upside this week so find another option and only consider Mare in very large leagues.
Defense
2 sacks
The Seahawks managed a defensive TD last week but have done little for fantasy owners this season. They rank 30th in the league in total defense and give up 25.4 points per game. Even if Favre struggles on a West Coast trip again, the Seahawks won't be able to stop Thomas Jones on the ground. There's no reason to reach for the Seahawks this week as their fantasy production will be minimal.
 
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