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2020 Fantasy Football Projections: New York Jets

Updated: September 6, 2020


In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the New York Jets.

MORE: Fantasy football projections for all 32 NFL teams

QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Sam Darnold503.9319.23653.322.4214.6146.7128.41.87230.65
Joe Douglas made it a priority to improve one of the league's worst offensive lines this offseason, so Darnold should be better-protected in his age-23 season. The team let Robby Anderson walk in free agency, but they get back Chris Herndon, who played only one game, and drafted Denzel Mims, a height-weight-speed (6'3"-207-4.38) prospect.
Joe Flacco32.320.5224.51.110.652.96.40.0613.12
James Morgan2.71.619.20.090.0912.10.011.22


RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Le'Veon Bell192.7799.73.8554.94201.1151.67
Running behind one of the league's worst offensive lines in 2019, Bell rushed for 52.6 yards per game and averaged 3.2 yards per carry, both of which were career lows. Bell's 311 touches were eighth-most last season, but Bell ranked 35th (4.02) in yards per touch among the 38 running backs that amassed 140-plus touches last season. Improved efficiency should be expected from Bell as the Jets improved their offensive line, but the addition of the ageless Frank Gore casts serious doubt on Bell's ability to come close to last year's volume.
Frank Gore97.3374.61.4612.491.80.2556.9
Reunited with Adam Gase, Gore had 168 touches when the two were in Miami in 2018 and Gore has never averaged fewer than 10 touches per game in his career. While you may never feel comfortable having to start Gore in any given week, he's very likely to outperform his draft slot (Frank Gore Fantasy ADP). Of course, his biggest fantasy significance will likely be the frustration he causes Bell owners. The Athletic's Connor Hughes summed it up when he recently wrote: "Bell is a better player than Gore. But Gore looks like a better player for the Jets right now."
La'Mical Perine42.8179.80.6411.584.50.1731.29

MORE: New York Jets 53-man roster projection

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Jamison Crowder80.8872.65.251.980.02119.68
Crowder led the Jets in targets (122), receptions (78), yards (833) and touchdowns (six) last season. With Robby Anderson and Demaryius Thomas no longer on the roster, Crowder could be even better in 2020 if Sam Darnold can stay healthy. The slot receiver's ADP has been steadily rising in August.
+ MORE: Jamison Crowder is undervalued in 2020 fantasy drafts
Breshad Perriman49.87574.611.97.20.02104.2
While the former first-round pick hasn't lived up to his draft pedigree, Perriman was a productive fantasy asset down the stretch last season. In the month of December, Perriman had 25/506/5 (20.24 Y/R) and closed the season with three consecutive 100-yard games. A potential late-round gem in 2020, Perriman offers plenty of upside if he can build upon that breakout with his new club. That said, a knee injury has kept him off the practice field.
Denzel Mims29.9396.22.2415.50.0153.67
Vyncint Smith10.8143.10.76170.0319.75
Chris Hogan6.279.40.4700010.76
Braxton Berrios6.269.40.370009.16
Jeff Smith2.125.20.130003.3


TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Chris Herndon49.1611.34.9100090.59
Due to injury and suspension, 2019 was a lost season for Herndon. As a rookie in 2018, however, he emerged to become a factor -- sixth-most fantasy points from Weeks 6 to 16. An intriguing upside play for those that punt or stream the position, Herndon has had a "stellar camp, picking up right where he left off after a promising rookie season," per The Athletic's Connor Hughes.
Ryan Griffin29.3300.32.9300047.61
Griffin scored a career-high five touchdowns last season and finished with his second-most receptions (34) and yards (320). Barring an injury to Herndon, however, Griffin is off the fantasy radar this season.
Trevon Wesco2.729.30.220004.25

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