Now, am I the only one that thinks the Jets may be a little overhyped going into this season? Sam Darnold showed flashes last season, but he is far from the finished product. LeVeon Bell is undoubtedly one of the most talented backs in the NFL, but he hasn’t played in nearly two years. Chris Herndon and Brandon Copeland are suspended for the first four games. Avery Williamson has been placed on injured reserve. So, you get the picture, there’s a lot more questions than answers right now.
Darnold ran for one score in his 13 starts last season, so at this moment in time isn’t a consideration for an anytime touchdown scorer selection.
Huge money signing LeVeon Bell was well on his way to becoming a Steelers all-time great of it wasn’t for the contract dispute that seems to have dragged on for an eternity. Through 5 seasons, Bell had amassed 8,000 yards from scrimmage, and 42 touchdowns, so if he can recapture that form then you may see his name flash up in my selections quite frequently. If Bell were to sustain an injury, backups Maguire and Powell could offer some sneaky value.
There has also been an addition at wide-receiver, with Jamieson Crowder coming over from Washington to fill the void in the slot. Crowder is far from a scoring machine, having found the en-zone 14 times in 56 starts, so I doubt you will see odds worth backing. The better value lies in speedster Robby Anderson, who has scored 15 in 3 seasons with the Jets. Quincy Enunwa needs to stay healthy if he is to make a real impact, and given the targets he’ll lose to both Bell and Crowder then I think Enunwa may have a down year.
The loss of Chris Herndon could be a big one in the early part of the season, having had a successful rookie campaign with over 500 yards and 4 scores he looked set to breakout this season, but we will have to wait until week 5 to see just how smooth his transition is back into the offence.