The New York Jets’ quest to get the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft continues on. New York remains winless at 0-13 with not a whole lot of optimism coming into this weekend’s game with the 9-4 Los Angeles Rams, which are competing for playoff position.
The Jets did pretty much nothing right in last week’s road loss to the Seattle Seahawks. New York did score the game’s first points, but the Seahawks took over quickly and dominated to a 40-3 victory. Sam Darnold threw for just 132 yards, the Jets rushed for three yards per carry, the defense allowed 40 points and Sergio Castillo missed three field goals. Yikes.
As for the Rams, they beat the Patriots 24-3 in Thursday Night Football last week. Los Angeles put together a very good defensive effort, allowing just 220 yards of offense and scored a defensive touchdown. After the first three possessions of the game, the Rams took a double-digit lead, and that remained till the very end.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 20
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Jets: #32 Overall — #32 offense, #24 defense, #28 special teams
Rams: #5 overall — #6 offense, #3 defense, #30 special teams
DraftKings Sportsbook odds
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Frank Gore, RB, $4,000
Against the Seahawks, running back Frank Gore carried the ball eight times for 23 yards for an average of 2.9 yards per carry. He was questionable throughout the week before being cleared as he recovered from a concussion suffered in the previous week’s game. Outside of that one where he carried the ball just once, his 23-yard performance last week was the fewest of the entire season.
Jamison Crowder, WR, $4,400
Jamison Crowder saw five targets come his way against Seattle, but he hauled in just two passes for seven yards. As you would imagine, this was his worst performance of the season failing to even reach double digits in receiving yards. Crowder was not expected to play after injuring himself during practice, but he had the go-ahead prior to game time, and he wasn’t all that effective playing with a calf injury.
Jared Goff, QB, $6,300
Jared Goff threw for 137 yards on 16 of 25 passing against the Patriots in his last time out with a touchdown and interception. He also rushed for 11 yards with an additional score to help out his fantasy day. He has a much better matchup on Sunday against the Jets, so a bounce-back performance should be expected after a bit of a dud against New England.
Cam Akers, RB, $6,600
Cam Akers was on a mission against New England and took 29 carries for 171 yards. He failed to reach the end zone, but it was by far the most yards of the season for him. Akers failed to rush for 70 yards in his first six games, but he has done so in his last three with a great deal of success. He should be a fantastic play against this Jets defense on Sunday.