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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL MONDDAY WRAPUP: JETS/DOLPHINS

Fantasy football Week 13 is in the books as the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins played an ugly Monday Night Football game that saw the re-emergence of one Chris Johnson.  Let's take a look.

Ryan Tannehill:  25/35 for 235 yards and 1 INT.  Tannehill actually played pretty well but the big thing of course is the zero in the touchdown column.  Can't run away from that non-number which means his fantasy football owners looking for a late boost this week failed to get it.  Still Tannehill has absolutely taken the next step in his development this season and can even be used as a low-end starter in single-passer formats due to the nice array of weapons at his disposal, not to mention his ability to run.

Chris Johnson:  17 carries for 105 yards.  Yes a Chris Johnson sighting.  Johnson had done next-to-nothing all season with the Jets and really the team can take a lot of the blame as he was averaging only 8 carries a game.  The veteran showed some he still has some nice speed to make plays down the field and the Jets now seem intent to run the ball at all costs to keep Geno Smith from turning it over.  I wouldn't go nuts making a claim here as Chris Ivory will get the goal-line work though.

Lamar Miller:  13 carries for 56 yards and 1 TD to go with 2 catches for 11 more yards.  Typical game for Miller who very rarely threatens 100 rushing yards but usually does enough to warrant RB 2 status.  Same story going forward.

Jarvis Landry:  8 catches for 68 yards.  Landry was a guy I told you all to pick up last month and he really has developed into a nice PPR play.  I say PPR play only though because Landry does his work mostly with 5-to-10 yard catches and is not much of a red zone factor.  That means he should not be used in standard formats but in PPR he is getting his hands on the football more than enough to warrant usage.

Mike Wallace:  6 catches for 69 yards.  Wallace is having a nice season after he disappointed so many of us a year ago.  The speedy deep-threat is actually doing some good things in the intermediate level which is enabling him to get his hands on more passes.  Strictly a WR 3 still however.

There you have it.  As always let us hear your thoughts.

 

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