Fantasy Player Projections
Giants Stadium | Sunday, October 18 | 4:15 p.m. EST (CBS)
Jets 20, Bills 10
Pos. Player Projection
QB Trent Edwards
160 pass yards, 1 INTBench him. Even if you don't think he's a lost cause for the '09 season, this week's matchup against the resurgent Jets at the Meadowlands is hardly a favorable one.
RB Fred Jackson
3 rec, 20 rec yards, 50 rush yardsJackson's fantasy output has fallen each week since the beginning of the season, an alarming trend after such a promising season debut (140 total yards and one touchdown at New England).
RB Marshawn Lynch
5 rec, 30 rec yards, 70 rush yards, 1 rush TDLynch is returning to form in the wake of his three-game suspension. He's an absolute must-start in PPR leagues and a strongly advisable one everywhere else.
WR Terrell Owens
5 rec, 50 yardsEdwards' abysmal play has turned T.O. into a fantasy also-ran. You've still got to start him, but don't expect much until Edwards picks up his game.
WR Lee Evans
4 rec, 40 yardsBench him until Edwards proves he can get the ball to his receivers ... or until Buffalo makes a change at quarterback.
TE Derek Fine
2 rec, 20 yardsFine's fantasy value is non-existent.
K Rian Lindell
1 PAT, 1 FGDon't start Lindell at kicker against the Jets. Hunt for a permanent replacement as soon as possible.
2 sacksBuffalo gets to the quarterback and doesn't give up a ton of points, but they've shown trouble creating turnovers. Find a better option in free agency.
Pos. Player Projection
QB Mark Sanchez
185 pass yards, 2 pass TDSanchez has cooled off after a fantastic start and hopes to get back on track against a dazed and confused Buffalo team. He's not an obvious start but it's worth mentioning that he's played much better at home compared to the road.
RB Thomas Jones
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 75 rush yardsHe splits carries with Leon Washington but manages to hold his own in the fantasy scoring column, with three touchdowns in the past two games. Look for more of the same against the Bills.
RB Leon Washington
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 35 rush yardsWashington outgained Jones on the ground in Week 5 but didn't find the end zone. He's also the preferred pass-catching option between the two, no small concern in PPR leagues.
WR Jerricho Cotchery
5 rec, 55 yardsCotchery may have aggravated his hamstring on Monday night against the Dolphins. Monitor the situation.
WR Braylon Edwards
5 rec, 70 yards, 1 TDIf Cotchery sits out Sunday, Edwards' fantasy value goes through the roof. Look for the newest member of the Jets to open his Gang Green account against Buffalo.
TE Dustin Keller
4 rec, 25 yardsKeller has underwhelmed fantasy owners thus far with just a dozen catches for 171 yards and a touchdown, but could be in store for a big week if Cotchery sits out.
K Jay Feely
2 PATs, 2 FGsNothing more than a No. 2 fantasy kicker and emergency bye-week replacement.
1 sack, 1 INTWith just 4.0 sacks and four interceptions on the season, the Jets' fantasy defense hasn't exactly set the world on fire. But they'd be a smart play against Buffalo's anemic offense. If you're into streaming defenses based on matchups, here's a savvy play.