By his standards, Brandon Marshall had a big down year in fantasy football. Marshall was plagued by poor quarterback play, team chemistry issues, and an injury at the end of the season. You just have to look back to 2013 to see what the new Jets receiver is capable of. He recorded 100 catches with almost 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns. I like a bounce-back season for Marshall. He is fully healthy, he has Eric Decker and Devin Smith opening up some of the field for him, and he has a quarterback who I think he believes can be good in Geno Smith. I think Marshall could be an elite WR2 in fantasy football this upcoming season.
Many were not surprised when Eric Decker's fantasy numbers went down this past season. After coming from Peyton Manning and the high octane Denver offense, Decker put up 74 catches, 962 yards, and 5 touchdowns. Decker was being relied on as a number one target. I see big-time improvement for Decker this season. Adding Brandon Marshall will allow Decker to see lighter coverage, thus getting the ball in his hands more. Don't expect WR1 or even amazing WR2 fantasy production, but Decker could be a great flex in 2015.
New England running backs are all always a no-no in fantasy, so Ridley has never been considered a big time fantasy player. Ridley got off to a nice start last season, but tore his ACL almost half-way through the season. He has shown he can put up huge numbers, putting up 1,263 yards. As of now, Chris Ivory is the starting running back of the Jets. I think as the year goes along, Ridley will get more and more of his carries. Ridley is a threat as a receiver and is a better fit in Chan Gailey's offense. I am not concerned with his knee, as reports have said he looked great in OTA's.
The Jets defense in fantasy should be one of the first three selected, no matter what. Sacks, interceptions, this defense will put them up. Up front the team has stars in Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson. They added prized rookie Leonard Williams and already have stud nose-tackle Damon Harrison. The backend is going to be scary. Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Buster Skrine, Marcus Gilchrist, and Calvin Pryor, will make up the secondary. With Todd Bowles running the show, this is a defense that could put up crazy fantasy numbers.
I am somebody who likes to pick up a new kicker each week based off match-ups, but Nick Folk is a guy that can be a mainstay on a team. Folk has been very consistent the past few seasons for the Jets, and hits from almost any distance. The changes to the PAT only help Folk, as he has never missed an extra point in his career.
Geno Smith- Think he improves, but won't up numbers that you want from a fantasy QB.
Chris Ivory- Poor fit in Gailey's offense, could see Ridley take some of his snaps. Going to be a border-line flex player.
Jace Amaro- Really the fourth option in the Jets passing game and could lose time if he can't improve as a blocker.
Jeremy Kerley- The team added Devin Smith and Brandon Marshall, bumping Kerley down to fourth on the depth chart.