Kickoff: Sunday, October 25th at 1:o0 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Betting Odds: BUF -13, 45.5 total via Oddsshark
Josh Allen (Start, QB1)
Week 7 is the perfect rebound game for Josh Allen and the Bills, as they get to face the winless Jets. Allen was not himself against the Chiefs on Monday, and despite throwing two touchdowns, he only passed for 122 yards. Perhaps you can chalk it up to the weather, but Allen did dial it back to his past and carried the ball eight times for 42 yards; this is encouraging for the rest of season outlook. Look for Allen to bounce back with ease against New York, who he carved up for 312 yards and two touchdowns Week 1.
Devin Singletary (Start, RB2), Zach Moss (Sit)
Devin Singletary has had down weeks since Week 4, where he last scored; his only touchdown on the year in fact. The Jets did hold him to just 30 yards on the ground in the season opener, but they are inconsistent against the run. The New York defense has given up the fifth-most fantasy points to the running back position this fantasy season. Zach Moss is back from injury but is off the starting radar until further notice.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Stefon Diggs (Start, WR1), Cole Beasley (Start, FLEX), John Brown (Sit), Dawson Knox (Start if you must, TE2)
Stefon Diggs has transformed his game in Buffalo from his time in Minnesota, as he is route running way more as opposed to being a reliable deep threat. He had a nifty score in the end zone against the Chiefs that saved his (fantasy) day, but his target share remains plentiful. Look for a stronger performance against the lowly Jets secondary. Cole Beasley has been a steady FLEX option for weeks now in PPR formats, as he is averaging six targets per game. His catch-rate is reliable as well, and in my opinion, would trust starting him over John Brown until further notice.
Dawson Knox should be returning from a calf injury after missing the Chiefs game, and could have a nice day against a Jets defense that just gave up two touchdowns to two different Miami tight ends (neither named Mike Gesicki). I wouldn’t start Knox on the regular, but this week, he could produce.
New York Jets
Sam Darnold (Sit), Joe Flacco (Sit)
This will be quick. Don’t start Sam Darnold if he returns to action, and certainly don’t start Joe Flacco if he starts again. Through six weeks, Adam Gase has shown absolutely nothing that would make me confident to start either of his quarterbacks right now. It’s a shame because Darnold was a summer-long fantasy sleeper, but that faded mighty quickly when the season got underway.
Franke Gore (Sit), La’Mical Perine (Sit), Ty Johnson (Sit)
There is a theme here with the Jets and fantasy relevancy. Frank Gore continues to see the bulk of touches, which is just unacceptable in the year 2020. It’s crazy to think so many people called this happening when the Jets signed him, even if it was in true jest. La’Mical Perine should be the featured back, but Gase is fumbling over his own public statements in regards to his involvement. Ty Johnson had three carries of his own against the Dolphins but isn’t expected to be a trusted option either.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Jamison Crowder (Start, WR2), Braxton Berrios (Sit), Breshad Perriman (Sit), Denzel Mims (Sit), Ryan Griffin (sit), Chris Herndon (sit)
The only skill-position Jet worth starting – which has been the case – is Jamison Crowder. His target share has been on the rise (10, 10, & 13 the last three games, respectively), and he has amassed over 100 yards in three of four games played this season. If Darnold returns, Crowder is certainly a beneficiary. Braxton Berrios & Breshad Perriman are not worthy of starting right now. While we may end up seeing the career debut of Denzel Mims, it’s too soon to consider him as an option either.
Even with the Bills giving up the third-most points to tight ends this season, both Ryan Griffin & Chris Herndon are nowhere near the fantasy radar. It’s baffling, as are many things with the Jets this season, considering Griffin was given a contract extension last year, and Herndon has the unique ability and is healthy.
– Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)