The hopeless New York Jets get to travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins this week. Even if they can’t get any wins on the field, at least they’ll be in the sun. The Jets are coming off an embarrassing 30-10 loss to the Cardinals and the Dolphins are riding high after thrashing the 49ers 43-17.
The winless Jets don’t have much to look forward too. At the very least they can be happy that Adam Gase is reportedly considering giving up play calling duties. The offense was all over the place strategically. They made bad play calls in the worst situations, leaving Gase as the scapegoat heading into Miami.
If you had to look for a team feeling opposite the Jets, its the Dolphins. The Phins were magnificent against an injury laden 49ers team. Ryan Fitzpatrick was excellent, throwing for 350 yards and three touchdowns. The defense was just as solid, although to be fair, the Niners didn’t put up much of a fight.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Jets: #32 Overall — #28 offense, #25 defense, #27 special teams
Dolphins: #13 Overall — #15 offense, #26 defense, #6 special teams
Jets: +9.5, +330
Dolphins: -9.5, -400
DOUBTFUL: T Mekhi Becton (shoulder), QB Sam Darnold (right shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Blessuan Austin (calf, not injury related), DE John Franklin (foot), G Alex Lewis (shoulder), WR Breshad Perriman (ankle), DT Quinnen Williams (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder), TE Durham Smythe (knee), LB Kyle Van Noy (groin)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Jamison Crowder, WR, $6,100
Crowder is the real deal. He has three 100-yard games under his belt and is averaging 11 targets per game. He’s the only reliable offensive weapon the Jets have right now, and it’s hard to make a case to bench him given what he’s been able to do so far this season.
Jeff Smith, WR, $3,000
We’re digging at the bottom of the barrel here, but at least we’re getting a “bottom of the barrel” price tag. The second-year wideout miraculously ranks fourth in receiving yards for the Jets in 2020, but it’s not saying much. The upside? He’s seen 20 targets over the team’s last two outings. If Breshad Perriman is inactive once again, Smith could prove to be a bargain as they face the Dolphins, who have allowed the sixth-most receiving yards per game to wideouts.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, $5,900
Fitzpatrick is on a tear and gets to play the Jets this week. The Jets are a bottom half team when it comes to passing defense and unless he’s playing the Seahawks or Patriots, you can count on an excellent performance.
DeVante Parker, WR, $6,300
If you want a solid receiver at a decent value, Parker is is your man. He’s been slowly getting better this season and seems to be Fitzpatrick’s key target. He hasn’t had all that many targets but his consistent playmaking ability makes him a starter.