(12/21/14) Facing one of the league's most prolific offenses, the Jets defense continued its good run Week 16 against the Patriots, allowing 17 points on 231 yards. It was the third time in four games that the Jets allowed less than 20 points.
They also equaled a season-high with four sacks. They had just one takeaway, an interception by Marcus Williams, but still, the performance amounted to 14 Fantasy points for the Jets DST in standard CBSSports.com leagues, just its fifth game with double-digit points this season.
Of course, you probably shouldn't expect lightning to strike twice Week 17 at Miami. Even if the Jets have limited their opponents' scoring in recent weeks, it hasn't amount to much Fantasy production for their DST.
Jets hopeful Muhammad Wilkerson will play vs. New England
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/14) Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters on Monday that he's hopeful defensive end Muhammad Wilkersoncan play Week 16 against New England, per ESPN. Wilkerson has missed the past three games with a toe injury.
"If there's any chance, he'll play," Ryan said. "We certainly need him."
Jets DST handles third-stringer
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/14/14) The Jets had one of their best defensive performances of the season Week 15 at Tennessee, allowing 11 points on 342 yards. Of course, the Titans were down to their third-string quarterback, Charlie Whitehurst, after backup Jake Locker went down late in the first half with a shoulder injury.
Despite keeping the Titans out of the end zone, the Jets didn't have any standout plays on defense, recording one sack and recovering one fumble. They had three sacks and two takeaways last week at Minnesota, when they allowed 30 points on 411 yards.
Considering it just barely turned in a respectable performance, at least in terms of Fantasy production, even with the favorable matchup, the Jets DST isn't one you should considering using against the Patriots, its opponent for Week 16.
Jets fall short in OT loss
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/7/14) The Jets defense held up relatively well in Week 14 against the Vikings, but once again got little help from the other side of the ball in 30-24 loss.
The Jets forced a pair of turnovers and did a good job pressuring Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, racking up three sacks. However, they also surrendered 411 yards of total offense in the game, while the Vikings scored twice on defensive touchdowns.
The Jets' DST unit still managed to come away from the game with 9 Fantasy points, despite the loss. They have 19 over the last two games, and face an excellent matchup with the Titans on the schedule in Week 15. They should remain a useful option down the stretch.
Solid showing from defense not enough as Jets fall
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/14) The Jets defense mostly held up against the Dolphins in Week 13, but it wasn't enough to make up for another poor outing from the offense in a 16-13 loss Monday.
The Jets held the Dolphins to just three first-half points, and the Dolphins' offense didn't really do much overall. Miami came out of the game with just 291 yards against the Jets, while New York forced one turnover and sacked Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill twice.
The Jets' defense has struggled at times this season, though they have registered double digits in Fantasy scoring in two of the last three games. They might do so again in Week 14, with the lowly Vikings on the way.
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The Jets DST used to be considered an elite unit, but for the past two years they haven't been a solid Fantasy option. In 2013, the Jets finished No. 27 in Fantasy points with 13 interceptions, 41 sacks, two fumble recoveries, two defensive touchdowns and one safety. They lost Antonio Cromartie as a free agent, who was their best cornerback, and this looks like a shaky secondary even with the addition of rookie free safety Calvin Pryor with Dee Milliner, Dimitri Patterson and rookie Dexter McDougle at corner and Pryor and Dawan Landry at safety. The front line is solid with Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson, but they need to create more sacks and turnovers. The positive for the Jets is the upgrades on offense with Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker should hopefully keep the defense off the field a little more, but the Jets DST is just a No. 2 Fantasy option in the majority of leagues. They should be considered a bye-week replacement or a waiver wire addition if your starting unit struggles to open the season.