Sneaky fantasy pickups entering Week 5
October, 5, 2012
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
Now that Santonio Holmes is out for the season with a foot injury, there are opportunities for a New York Jets wide receiver -- or two -- to step up and become relevant. The initial problem, of course, is that quarterback Mark Sanchez has played poorly since a 20-point fantasy performance in Week 1, and the schedule has been a challenge. Last week, the Jets were shut out by the San Francisco 49ers, likely the best NFC defense. This week, the Houston Texans and perhaps the top AFC defense visit North Jersey on Monday.
But eventually, whether it's Sanchez, Tim Tebow or Richard Todd slingin' the pigskin, someone on the Jets is going to have to catch some passes. Even the bad teams do it. Entering Week 5, the Jets as a team had caught 64 passes, second-lowest in the league, and now the fellow with nearly a third of them (20) is gone. That creates opportunity and potential in fantasy.