Week 11 Fantasy Preview: Jets At Chargers
NEW YORK JETS @ LOS ANGELES CHARGERS, 46 O/U, CHARGERS 9.5 FAVORITE
The Jets will play this game with Joe Flacco as their starting quarterback. The line started at 7.5 and has now gone up to 9.5.
QUARTERBACK, JUSTIN HERBERT:
This is really just a formality, right? Herbert has scored at least 20 fantasy points since Week 3. And he is playing the New York Jets who not only have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to the quarterback position, but they are allowing 29.8 average points per game and 402.7 total yards per game.
RUNNING BACK, KALEN BALLAGE:
So this just happened, in a year where absolutely nothing is normal Ballage is RB1 is the Chargers backfield. Ballage has had 33 carries over the past two weeks and last week he was the leader in receptions.
And to spice things up there is always that revenge narrative that could come into play. It really shouldn’t matter. The Jets are making all kinds of moves to get younger and well they are allowing 120.9 rushing yards per game. They are allowing opposing teams to get a touchdown on 40-percent of their plays, and well the Chargers are the number four offense in the NFL.
WIDE RECEIVER, KEENAN ALLEN:
Again a formality, as Allen is WR5 in fantasy football. The Jets have allowed six wide receivers to finish with 22 or more fantasy PPR points.
Since Allen plays 46.5-percent of his snaps from the slot he will most likely see Blessuan Austin on the perimeter who has allowed a 99.8 QBR in coverage. Allen averages 10.3 targets a game. The Jets are allowing 20.8 targets to the position, 14.9 receptions, and 194 yards.
WIDE RECEIVER, MIKE WILLIAMS:
Williams’ matchup last week was bad as Xavien Howard and Byron Jones are elite cornerbacks. The Jets secondary on the other hand has given up 32 explosive plays and 8.1 yards per pass. Williams is a big red zone target that Herbert is not afraid of launching the ball in his direction.
TIGHT END, HUNTER HENRY:
In case you did not hear, Henry had a touchdown last week. He was targeted six times for four receptions and 30 yards and a touchdown! Good news…bad news and the bad news is that is only his second touchdown of the season and he still hasn’t had more than 40 receiving yards in a game. The good news is that he is going up against the Jets, who were victimized by Travis Kelce for 109 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions. The bad news is Henry is no Kelce.
Henry has the talent to break out. He is in an offense that passes the ball 37 times a game on average. He is playing with a quarterback who is playing lights out and oh yeah, he is playing the JETS.
Joey Bosa will be back for this game. A collective sigh of relief, it matters. The Jets offense is averaging 266 yards per game (32nd in NFL) and 13.4 points per game (32nd in the NFL).
Yeah, the defense is in play.