2017 Fantasy Football Projections: New York Jets

- Updated: Tuesday, July 4th

In addition to viewing our 2017 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2017 fantasy football projections for the New York Jets:


Josh McCown200.9343.4237613.410.918.1730.5137.14
When the Jets signed McCown, the expectation was that he'd enter the season as the starter. Based on offseason reports, however, the gap between McCown and second-year quarterback Christian Hackenberg isn't that large and it's likely that Hackenberg starts multiple games even if he's not the Week 1 starter.
Christian Hackenberg169.3262.9191112.46.314.2580.3121.04
The Jets invested (or wasted, depending on your perspective) a second-round pick on Hackenberg and are currently tied with the 49ers and Browns for last in Super Bowl XLII odds (300/1, via Sportsbook.ag). In other words, the only thing they are really playing for this season is the right to select USC's Sam Darnold with the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Oddly enough, Hackenberg may be the guy they need this year to get them what they really need next year (a franchise quarterback).

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Running Backs

Bilal Powell182.1859.95.559.8459.82.2178.17
Finishing as the RB23 (RB16 in PPR) in 2016, Powell set career highs in yards from scrimmage (1,110), receptions (58) and touchdowns (five). With Matt Forte either out or limited down the stretch, Powell had 82/411/2 rushing (5.01 YPC) and 21/141/1 receiving over the final four games of the season. Even if the Jets employ a "backfield-by-committee," Powell should lead the backfield in touches and production in 2017.
Matt Forte161.8630.37.430.4256.61.6142.69
Setting or tying career lows in rushing YPG (58.1) and receiving YPG (18.8), Forte averaged 3.7 YPC (second-lowest in his nine-year career) in his first season with the Jets. With the team parting ways with older veterans (Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, etc.), it appears that Forte won't be a victim of the team's youth movement. That said, it's fair to question how much his 2017 role will be reduced in 2016 as Powell should see his offensive role expand.
Elijah McGuire24.2103.5018.1139.2024.27

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Wide Receivers

Quincy Enunwa72.81027.85.8000137.58
In a breakout season, Enunwa had 58 catches for 857 yards and four touchdowns in 2016 and finished as a top-45 fantasy receiver in both standard- and PPR-scoring formats. By default, Enunwa moves into the team's No. 1 receiver role with the team cutting Marshall and Decker this offseason. The quarterback situation is a mess, but the Jets should be trailing (and therefore throwing) often.
Robby Anderson56.8780.83.2428.90100.17
Arrested in May in Miami on resisting arrest and obstruction of justice charges, it's unclear how or if that will impact Anderson's availability at any point during the season. Productive last year (42/587/2), Anderson had a five-game stretch where he exceeded 60 receiving yards four times. As the team's No. 2 receiver, he could finish as a top-50 fantasy wide receiver this season.
Marquess Wilson192541.600035
Chad Hansen15.9224.31.500031.43
Charone Peake20.32181.600031.4
ArDarius Stewart15.9206.61.600030.26
KD Cannon3.241.600004.16

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Tight Ends

Austin Seferian-Jenkins22.9271.82.139.78
Jordan Leggett21235.71.834.37

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