A lot of fans would be calling for Quincy Enunwa to take this spot at the top. The reason Bilal takes the #1 slot on this list is due to the overall package of what he can contribute. Powell is a versatile threat in receiving yard, and also very explosive out the backfield on carries. When fellow running back Matt Forte went down to a knee injury, Bilal finally got a true chance to shine, and he did. In the last four games of the season with him being the featured back, stat lines went as follows:
(Week 14) 145 rushing yards, 34 receiving yards, (Week 15) 84 rushing yards, 78 receiving yards, (Week 16) 60 rushing yards, 14 receiving yards, (Week 17) 122 rushing yards, 15 receiving yards.
In those four games Powell contributed a total of 411 rushing yards and added 141 receiving yards. What Bilal lacked in last year was finding the endzone, having a combined 5 TDs. But on an offense with not of threats expect that number to go in the 6-8 TD range.
Stat Line Prediction: 760 rushing yards, 413 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns.
The Jets’ new number one is going to have a lot on his hands this upcoming season. Two years ago, Enunwa was the number three receiver on the team, and was even listed as a tight end for the team. With the cuts to Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall, he is now the top receiver on the team. Enunwa broke out for 857 receiving yards last year, but game by game was unreliable in contributing consistent fantasy points. This year, a lot of the defense’s attention will be focused on Enunwa. This is what puts him number two on this list. Enunwa is going to have to prove that he can beat a team’s number one corner each and every week. Enunwa is worth a very late round flier at best.
Stat line prediction: 745 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns
Robby Anderson on this list has the highest ceiling of any of fantasy player on the Jets. In his first year, Robby posted 587 receiving yards on the season. He had a stretch towards the end of the season in weeks 13 through 15 where he posted 240 receiving yards. Not bad for a number 3 receiver on the team with a mess at the quarterback position. Although the quarterback position is still a mess, he will have his opportunity to get consistent playing time. Anderson has legit 4.34 speed, which makes him a threat in any game to burn a defense over the top. He also showed the vertical threat he is, averaging 14 yards per catch on the season. Anderson is the biggest boom or bust candidate on this list.
Stat line prediction: 879 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns.
Here is without a doubt the biggest wildcard on this list. ASJ had off-the-field problems throughout the year. Being released from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being charged with a DUI. The Jets then scooped him, but didn’t get much of a return on him. This year, ASJ came into camp 25 pounds lighter than he was last year, and seems to be more focused on his football career than anything. With John Morton being the new offensive coordinator, look for the tight end position to be featured again. Chan Gailey the former OC rarely used tight ends, except mostly for blocking. The Jets haven’t gotten good production out of a tight end since Dustin Keller was on the team. But with a new OC, a motivated ASJ, maybe just maybe, Seferian-Jenkins can be a consistent performer for the team. ASJ should not be drafted, he is still a mighty big risk. But, keep an eye on him early on in waivers. He could be a steal if a starting tight end were to go down with any injury.
Stat Line Prediction: 612 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns.