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2011 Fantasy Football Week 4 Start/Sit: Jets Edition

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Santonio Holmes
Santonio Holmes

The New York Jets look to rebound from a bad loss in Oakland when they visit the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. Some fantasy owners will also be trying to bounce back (like this one), so if you have some Jets on your team, here is some advice for Week 4. As always, we use the numberFire projections as a guide to our analysis.


Mark Sanchez (QB)

numberFire projection: 19.00 completions, 210.5 yards, 1.28 TDs, 1.06 INTs, 12.8 fantasy points

Analysis: I trust the minds at numberFire to an extent, but I think Sanchez might throw for more yards and have more completions than this projection. In a deep league, Sanchez might be a good play here because I don't expect the Jets to run very well without Nick Mangold for a second straight game. Sanchez has hit the 300-yard mark twice this year, and the Ravens' defense allowed Matt Hasselbeck to throw all over them in Week 2.

Santonio Holmes (WR)

numberFire projection: 3.92 receptions, 58.79 yards, 0.36 TDs, 8.10 fantasy points

Analysis: For the same reasons stated above. I think the Jets will throw a lot in this game, and Holmes is due for a breakout game. It's hard for teams to cover both Plaxico Burress and Holmes, and I think Holmes gets a lot of the looks from Sanchez.

Dustin Keller (TE)

numberFire projection: 3.96 receptions, 42.58 yards, 0.28 TDs, 6.21 fantasy points

Analysis: I think the receptions and yards are spot on, but I think Keller finds the end zone on Sunday. Keller is having a consistent season so far, and he's very close to being a sure-start in most leagues.


Shonn Greene (RB)

numberFire projection: 12.95 carries, 49.7 yards, 0.54 TDs, 9.61 fantasy points

Analysis: Shonn Greene has been absolutely awful this season. There's really no other way to put it. And with Nick Mangold out again for the Jets, and going up against the Ravens' defense, I can't really see it getting any better this week. Stay away.

Plaxico Burress (WR)

numberFire projection: 2.55 receptions, 38.24 yards, 0.22 TDs, 5.14 fantasy points

Analysis: Burress may find the end zone, but the Jets have had trouble finding him early in games. If he doesn't get going early, he probably won't be much of a factor.

Nick Folk (K)

numberFire projection: 1.04 field goals, 1.22 field goal attempts, 1.85 extra points made, 5.36 fantasy points

Analysis: This has the potential to be a very low-scoring game. Although Folk has been good this season when called upon, there are better options out there in most leagues this week.