The King of New York was humbled against the Bills last week, throwing 5 INTs and 8 in the last three games. These are growing pains and this is normal, but he is now only ranked ahead of JaMarcus Russell and Derek Anderson in QB rating. Strong recommendation to avoid, even as a bye week replacement.
Jones absolutely crushed it against the Bills, rushing for 217 yards. He's now third in the league in rushing TDs (6) and 5th in yardage (481 yards), He's pretty much a must start, a low end No. 1 against the 27th ranked Raiders rush defense. If Leon Washington didn't get so many carries, he'd be a No. 1.
Leon Washington has been splitting the carries with Jones all year, with TJ holding a slight edge. Washington had 15 carries for 99 yards and a team high 3 catches for 46 yards against the Bills. Washington is a No. 3 option because of his big play potential and the number of passes he catches. He hasn't gotten into the end zone yet, but that's likely to change soon.
The absence of Jerricho ‘Knee to the' Cotchery in the lineup against the Bills clearly threw off Mark Sanchez, who had made Cotch his favorite receiver. Monitor his progress, as he's not guaranteed to start.
Edwards should be helped with a return of Cotchery to the lineup. He led Jets WRs with 3 catches for 40 yards against the Bills. He's a No. 3 fantasy WR with a pretty high upside if Sanchez can return to form against the Raiders' 16th ranked pass D.
Keller? She's my girlfriend. What do I look like, Rae Carruth? Dustin had 94 yards Week 1 and has fallen dramatically since then. He had 2 catches for 16 yards against the Bills and is no longer considered a No.1 fantasy TE with only 14 catches and 187 yards on the season. Consider Keller a low level No. 2 TE with minimal bye week cache.
This is a good matchup for the Jets after a couple of tough weeks. Losing anchor Kris Jenkins for the season hurts pretty bad, but they're playing JaMarcus Russell and that makes any defense a good option. They're 6th in the league in PPG and 11th in YPG. They're a decent starting option here.
JaMarcus Russell's season stinks more than a talking goat's nether regions on a hot summer day. Despite his first decent game of the year in a win vs. Philly (224 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT), Russell should not be started under any circumstances. He has a passer rating of 45.6 and has 2 TD and 6 INT. DO NOT START.
Fargas had a pretty good game against Philly, rushing for 87 yards on 23 carries. He's no more than a No. 3 option against the Jets and will not be an option at all when Darren McFadden comes back from his knee injury. The Jets run D is 21st in the league and lost their best player in Kris Jenkins. This isn't the worst week to pick Fargas up off waivers.
Went crazy for 6 catches and 139 yards against the Eagles, more than half of that coming on an 86 yard ramble down the field where the Birds missed more tackles than the SCLSU Mud Dogs sans Bobby Boucher. The good game brings him to 5th in yardage amongst TEs. He's a decent lower end No. 1 TE option, as he is JaDreadful's top target week in and week out.
After going 2 for 2 against the Eagles, Janikowski still hasn't missed a FG in 2009 (9 for 9). Since the Raiders will struggle to get into the end zone, he's not a bad start, especially as long as he stays perfect.