The New York Jets could be the worst airline based disaster to ever befall the Northeastern United States. Is there anything more to say about this team? Apparently so.
For the 2018 season, we will explore a 2018 fantasy football sleeper, breakout (or bounce back), and bust from every NFL team. First, a sleeper can leap into top-tier production at a bargain basement draft day price. A breakout is available in the middle rounds and will return positive value of at least a couple rounds. Bounce backs are normally helpful players coming off a down year or years whom you can acquire for a song. Busts are the worst case scenario: a player who drastically underperforms his draft position. While they may not be a wasted pick, you definitely don’t want them on your team.
2018 Fantasy Football Bust – Isaiah Crowell (ADP 87, RB35)
Isaiah Crowell is bad. He is also already hurt. For some reason, however, he is going within the top-100 picks. This is likely due to his massive games in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. All… six of them over 100 rushing yards. Over two years. I say in 2015 and 2016 because he had just one such game last season. That is fewer than guys like Samaje Perine, Adrian Peterson, Jonathan Stewart, and teammate Bilal Powell (more on him later). He gets a lot of hype from a couple of great carries a few years ago. Let someone else deal with his limited upside.
2018 Fantasy Football Sleeper – Bilal Powell (ADP 155, RB55)
Bilal Powell ended his 2017 campaign with quality production over the last five games. This was the only stretch last year where he had reliable touches on a weekly basis. The Jets trusted him with the ball fifteen times per game in that span, and he averaged over 65 yards. He scored three touchdowns in those five games and ended with double-digit fantasy points in standard scoring in three of those last five games.
Powell has talent and has been one year away from being the prominent back to own in New York for several years now. It never materialized, but he has had good players ahead of him. With Isaiah Crowell and Thomas Rawls currently encircling him on the depth chart, that’s not something Powell has to worry about this year. He’s already running well in the preseason with the ones, and he is essentially free.
2018 Fantasy Football Break Out – Robby Anderson (ADP 98, WR40)
Robby Anderson is currently facing Schroedinger’s Suspension. The NFL usually acts swiftly, or there are drips and drabs of information coming out about suspensions at the very least. There’s no such flow of information regarding Anderson’s insane offseason incident with a police officer. We have to act as though he will miss maybe a game or two, but maybe he will miss none?
To be perfectly honest, Anderson is the only Jet I want. I remember his four-game, 383-yard, five score stretch from the middle of last season and I want to reach out and grab it. He is the best thing they have in the Jets passing game and I want a piece of him, especially considering he had 10+ targets 25% of the time last year. He is a monster who will get the targets to matter, and he’s barely inside the top 100 overall.