2021 Fantasy Preview – New York Jets

Team Overview

The New York Jets ended the Sam Darnold project and worked to completely revamp their offense this offseason. It looks like they learned from their mistakes with Sam Darnold and have made a point to bring some weapons for their new QB in Corey Davis, Michael Carter, Elijah Moore, and Kenny Yeboah. Not to mention they made it a focus to work on their offensive line in the first round with top-end guard Alijah Vera-Tucker. The offense looks completely different than it did this time last year.

The defense was also an issue last year, granted they spent a lot of time on the field due to the poor offensive play in 2020. They addressed their glaring concern in the secondary later in the draft, picking up 5 DBs in rounds 5 and 6. This team is still rebuilding, but the key pieces are all still young, so this team has some time. With new Head Coach Robert Saleh, we’ll see if the Jets can get this rebuild right and build their team up the right way. The team does look promising, something that fans haven’t seen in quite some time.

Projected Depth Chart

Individual Players

Studs

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Role Players

  • Zach Wilson: Wilson has been a polarizing prospect in the fantasy community since he had his breakout 2020 season. He carries a bit of risk in his game and definitely isn’t as polished of a player or prospect that Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields were. That being said, he was taken in the top of the first round and we all need to pay attention. The organization looks to have set him up for success by improving the offensive line and the weapons around him. His situation is already better than Sam Darnold’s any year he was with the Jets. 
  • Michael Carter: Carter is a fourth-round draft prospect that is walking into a wide-open RB depth chart in New York. Now that the Le’veon Bell experiment is over for the Jets, Carter looks to be the