Game status: Jamison Crowder is ACTIVE for Week 4 Thursday Night Football.
Both the Jets and the Broncos come into this game winless and looking down the barrel of a lost season. But, if you’re a fan of one of these teams, hopefully it’s the Broncos. Denver is winless and has a third-string quarterback starting tonight along with many backups at multiple positions, but at least they’re not the Jets.
Adam Gase, by all accounts, isn’t a good coach. His play calling and personnel moves deserve plenty of scrutiny and barring a miracle, he won’t be coaching the Jets by the end of this season. And if the Jets lose this game, he might not be let back into the facilities on Friday.
But, they will play football and one of these teams might just win the game. With an over/under of 39.5 points, don’t put too much stock in the fantasy players going tonight, but maybe we can find a few starts if you’re in a pinch.
Below, we’ll take a look at who to start and sit in a regular 12-team .5 PPR league.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos
The Jets pass defense has been bad this season and if the Broncos didn’t have one of the worst offensive lines in the league and third-string Brett Rypien starting, Jeudy would be a must start in all leagues. Unfortunately, they are an awful o-line right now and Rypien is going to be limited in what he can do. Jeudy played through a questionable tag last week, but looked healthy and should be back to 100 percent in this matchup. The efficiency might not be there, but he is going to get lead targets and has WR3/flex appeal.
Melvin Gordon, RB, Broncos
Gordon should have a big enough workload this week to give him a start in most leagues. He’s averaging 17 touches per game and should be in line for a good workload with Rypien starting and the Jets likely unable to put up big enough points to force the Broncos to consistently need to throw.
Chris Herndon, TE, Jets
The training camp hero turned into a zero under Adam Gase’s lead so far this season. He’s been asked to block more often than one would want one of the Jets few good offensive players to block. Herndon is also in a bad situation, as the offense as a whole is inept.
Noah Fant, TE, Broncos
I expect Jeudy to see enough targets to be useful in PPR leagues, but it’s hard to trust Rypien to do much for his receivers this Thursday. Fant has been playing well and is hard to sit, but if you have a similar tight end in a better spot, I’m going to avoid this game for offensive players as much as possible.