New York Jets @ New England Patriots
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Kellen Winslow- Limited participation in practice
Santonio Holmes- Limited participation in practice
Jeremy Kerley- Did not participate in practice
Shane Vereen- Out- Did not participate in practice
Danny Amendola- Doubtful- Limited participation in practice
Aaron Dobson- Limited participation in practice
Rob Gronkowski- Limited participation in practice
Brandon Bolden- Limited participation in practice
The Patriots are banged up with Gronk and Shane Vereen out and top wide receiver Danny Amendola likely out with a groin injury. So who will the best quarterback to ever lace the cleats up throw to? Does it even matter?
Only in the NFL could the train wreck that is the Jets travel to Gillette and feel like they have a chance.
Tom Brady is matchup proof, and in this case is situation proof. There isn't a situation where you sit him other than a bye. He will pick up where he will throw for around 285 yards and will connect for two touchdowns in typical Brady fashion.
Shane Vereen dominated in week one and was one of only two runners to go over 100 yards rushing. He got there because Stevan Ridley couldn't hold onto the football. With Vereen out until week 11, the door is wide open for Ridley. If he stops greasing his palms before the game, Ridley should put up decent numbers on the ground and in the passing game. 115 combo yards with 70 of those on the ground. He'll also make amends with team hoodie by scoring a touchdown too.
Julian Edelman was one of the hot adds this week and with Amendola out of the lineup, he'll provide immediate dividends. Look for 8 catches and near 100 yards receiving. He'll catch one of Brady's touchdowns.
I like rookie Kenbrell Thompkins this week too. He could catch the other Brady score, but will come up with 7 catches for 86ish yards.
Stephen Gostkowski is a weekly start and will have double-digit points this week.
The DST is a must have this week as well.
After being given a gift by Tampa Bay, rookie Geno Smith enters his second start, but his first on the road. It will be tough sledding and truth be told, there aren't (m)any Jets worth starting.
Smith will finish around 175 yards and a score and will find another 40 yards on the ground.
Kellen Winslow will score the touchdown and will finish with around 57 yards.
Stephen Hill saw the most targets in week one (9) and will likely see that number again, but I see 4 maybe 5 catches for 48 yards.
The Patriots defense allowed 136 yards on the ground against the Bills but Bilal Powell is not CJ Spiller or even Fred Jackson and I can't think of a situation where Powell has more than 60 yards. His best opportunity for fantasy points comes as he has a chance to score.
If you want fantasy points, and who doesn't, Nick Folk will park himself on your bench along with the Jets DST unit.
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