Written by Justin Knight, who goes by @jjknight16 on the Fantasy Life App, as well as @Justin16Knight on Twitter.
NY Jets (0–1) @ Buffalo Bills (0–1) 8:25 PM (Est)
Week one is in the books, and week two is just over the horizon. For Thursday Night football we get an AFC East match-up between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills. The Bills, lead by Rex Ryan will look to continue his perfect record against his former team (2–0). Meanwhile the Jets will be looking to right the ship, after losing 5 straight to their New York neighbors.
We learned a lot about these clubs in week 1. Matt Forte and LeSean McCoy still has plenty of gas left in the tank. While Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Fitzpatrick left more to be desired. I expect the Bills to lean on their defense and rushing attack, but the Jets will be too much. An all around better team, I have the Jets coming out on top. Score line, 20–17.
The Good: Matt Forte
Compiling 155 total yards in his Jets debut. Forte doesn't look to be slowing down at all. Coming into the season there were questions about how he would be used. Whether we would be seeing yet another RBBC (Running Back By Committee) approach between Forte and Bilal Powell. 22 rushes and 5 receptions on Sunday. It’s safe to say Forte is the clear cut RB to own on the Jets.
The Good: LeSean McCoy
There was little to be happy about with the Bill’s offense in week 1. The lone bright spot was Shady McCoy. With Karlos Williams out of the picture. Shady is being utilized as a true bell cow. Even with the offensive woes, McCoy’s workload should keep him in the RB1 range week to week.
The Bad: Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick has the perfect recipe to have a good outing this Thursday night. One of the best receiving tandems in the league with Marshall and Decker. Arguably the best catch passing RB in the league with Matt Forte. An offensive line that allowed pressure on only 15.8% of drop backs. Plus a Bills defense that has trouble getting to the QB dating back to last year. Whats the problem?
Two words. Rex Ryan. Fitzpatrick has a record of 2–8 when starting against a Rex Ryan team. Averaging 47% completion rate and a 16–12 TD to INT ratio in those games. Rex always seems to have Fitzpatrick’s number. Mid range QB2, decent streamer this week. As long as Rex can stay out of his head…
The Bad: Sammy Watkins
Watkins torched Revis and the Jets in their previous two meetings. It comes down to health, and the play of Tyrod Taylor to why he is in the bad category. Watkins is reported to be Questionable for the game, it’s something to keep an eye on. The good thing is you will have plenty of time to come up with plan B if he doesn't suit up Thursday. If active, a low end WR2 .
The Ugly: Tyrod Taylor
Taylor completed 15 of 22 attempts week one. Registering 111 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Along with possibly not having his number 1 receiver, Taylor is set to face one of the best defenses in the league. The Jet’s front seven recording 7 sacks vs. the Bengals week one. Expect Taylor to be under pressure through out this game. Taylor’s rushing Total should keep him in the QB 2 conversation, but I’m looking elsewhere for my streamer.