by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5:13 pm ET) The Jets DST got off to a good start this season, averaging 14 Fantasy points over the first three weeks. Sadly, it's been a struggle the rest of the way, averaging 7.1 Fantasy points in the last nine games.
The Jets head into Week 14 riding a three-game losing streak and now face a team in the Raiders trying to end a two-game losing streak. Luckily for New York, the Raiders don't have a high-powered offense. Oakland ranks 22nd in total offense (331.3 yards per game) and 26th in scoring offense (19.8 points per game).
DSTs have had good success against Oakland, averaging 12.5 Fantasy points per game, which is the sixth-highest average. Though, no DST has scored more than eight points since Matt McGloin took over as the starting quarterback three weeks ago.
The Jets are a mess right now, but there's a chance Sunday's game against the Raiders could be a low-scoring affair. The Jets could pass as a low-end No. 1 Fantasy DST Week 14.
Jets fall flat in loss to AFC East foe
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/1/13) The Jets defense was unable to take advantage of what should have been a solid matchup in Week 13, in a 23-3 loss to the Dolphins.
The Dolphins offense managed to score just two touchdowns in the game, stalling out in the red zone numerous times. If not for that fact, Miami might have blown out the Jets by an even wider margin, as New York's defense gave up a season-worst 453 yards of total offense to the Dolphins.
The Jets forced just one interception in the game, on a tipped pass by quarterback Ryan Tannehill. That was pretty much the lone positive of the day, as the Jets' pass rush managed just one sack against a porous Dolphins offensive line.
The Jets DST unit will try to get back on track in Week 14, with a matchup against the Raiders Sunday.
Quinton Coples comes up with lone sack
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/1/13) The Jets had trouble getting to the quarterback in Week 13 against the Dolphins, as defensive lineman Quinton Coples was the only play to bring Ryan Tannehill down in a 23-3 loss. Coples finished the game with one sack, giving him two on the season.
Jets defense mostly healthy Sunday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/1/13) Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie (hip) headlines the team's list of injured players in Week 13, and he is active and in uniform for Week 13 against the Dolphins. Cromartie had been considered questionable for the game on Friday's injury report.
Along with Cromartie, defensive backs Dee Milliner (wrist) and Antonio Allen (illness) were able to suit up for Sunday's game. Defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson and Kenrick Ellis (back) were also able to play, though neither comes as much of a surprise considering they were both probable for the game.
Jets prepared for subpar Dolphins offense
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (11/30/13) The Dolphins offense has struggled to get going this season, which should be a good sign for a solid Jets DST unit in Week 13.
Opposing DST units have topped double digits in Fantasy points in all but three games against Miami this season, and are averaging 12.0. The Dolphins take care of the ball pretty well (1.7 turnovers per game, just 17th in the league), but rank just 29th in yards from scrimmage.
The Jets DST unit has been up and down recently, alternating double-digit Fantasy scoring efforts with total duds over the last six games. They should have a second solid game in a row Sunday, and can be considered a worthy starting option against Miami's punchless offense.