By Jerry Del Priore
After a bye in week 5, the New York Jets will have a few solid, key offense players, who were coming off injuries in their previous game against the Miami Dolphins in London, entering week 6 versus the Washington Redskins even healthier.
The two particular players to which I am referring are running back Chris Ivory and wide receiver Erik Decker.
Ivory, out of action in the Jets’ 24-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, led their offense with a breakout day versus the Dolphins, rushing for 166 yards and a touchdown in their 27-14 win over Miami.
The Redskins’ defense is presently ranked No. 12 in the NFL against the run through five games, according to NFL.com.
Plus, with New York’s offensive line playing well during the early going, it should allow Ivory to post another impressive stat line.
In addition, Decker, returning to the gridiron after missing two weeks with a knee injury, made four catches for 46 yards and a TD versus the Dolphins. Now healthy, the six-foot-three second-year Jet should be able to build on his solid day, while receiver Brandon Marshall garners most of the attention from Washington’s secondary.
Speaking of Marshall, who finished with seven receptions for 128 yards against Miami, is another receiving options for your fantasy team, if he’s not already on it (possibly acquiring him in a trade). He already has 30 receptions and 400 yards through the first four games of the season.
When was the last time New York had two receiving threats, even more than one formidable offensive player, for that matter? I can’t remember. Now, it’s your chance to benefit from the Jets’ talented trio of offensive players.
Looking to pick up a top defense? New York currently sits at the No. 2 spot in the NFL, and are getting All-Pro defensive end Sheldon Richardson back after serving a four-game league suspension for marijuana violations.
Richardson says he’s hungry, and now it’s feeding time. And it should be for your fantasy team as well.