Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets Game Preview
This is the start of a new series of articles that will be produced each week. We will be taking a look at each game and going position by position discussing if you should start or sit that player.
Each player will be rated as one of the following:
Must Start: These are your elite players that you start weekly despite the matchup..
Should Start: These players have good matchups and opportunities and should be in your starting lineups.
Could Start: These are your fringe starters, the ones that could be in your starting lineup but also could be sat if you have better options.
Should Sit: These players have bad matchups or may not have the opportunities in a given matchup that they normally get and you should try to sit them on your bench.
Must Sit: These players should not be in your lineup at all there are better options out there.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA): (Could Start) Fitpatrick is someone you could start as a streaming option each week. NYJ pass defense is not great but Dolphins may end up going up big early and he could hand the ball off more than normal.
Joe Flacco (NYJ): (Must Sit) Flacco offers no upside for you at the QB position. There should be many better options on your waiver wire.
Myles Gaskin (MIA): (Should Start) Gaskin has shown he is a consistent RB2, he gets work in the passing game and is now getting goal line work.
Jordan Howard (MIA) (Must Sit) Howard was a healthy scratch last week, you cannot trust him at all right now.
Matt Brieda (MIA): (Should Sit) Brieda saw carries as Gaskin’s backup, could see more if Miami gets up big again but unless you are very desperate you should have better options.
Frank Gore (NYJ): (Should sit) With Bell now gone Gore should be the primary early down back, however he is on a bad team and at the end of his career you should be able to find someone better to start.
La’Michel Perine (NYJ): (Could Start) If you are going to start a Jets back Perine is your best option. He will get the passing game work, this would be a gamble as we do not know his true role with Bell gone but this is someone who can be started as a boom or bust flex play.
Devante Parker (MIA): (Should Start) Parker is a consistent high end WR2, low end WR1. The Jets are weakest at corner on the outside and that is where Parker plays. He could have a huge game this week.
Preston Williams (MIA): (Could Start) For the same reasons as Parker you can start Williams.
Isaiah Ford (MIA): (Should Sit) Ford plays mostly out of the slot and that is the one spot of the Jet’s pass defense that is strong.
Jamison Crowder (NYJ) (Should Start) Crowder is the one bright spot on the Jets this year. He is getting peppered with targets and is putting up the numbers. Very safe play and if he scores again he will provide a WR1 performance.
All other Jets Receivers: (Should Sit) You should not be counting on any other Jets passing game option. The lack of upside that is presented by the team’s passing game means better options are out there.
Mike Geisicki (MIA): (Could Start) Geisicki has been inconsistent this year (like most tight ends). He does provide upside and if you have him you probably will be starting him no matter what due to the lack of options at tight end.
Chris Herndon (NYJ): (Must Sit) Herndon was a potential breakout in draft season however he has not lived up to his potential. You can start many other options at tight end.