Fantasy Facts: Jets vs. Dolphins

Posted Nov 27, 2014

The Final Game of Week 13 Can Be the Deciding Factor in Fantasy Leagues Everywhere

It’s a big week for all our fantasy players, as the conclusion to the regular season is upon us. As the final game of Week 13 schedule, the Jets-Dolphins matchup on Monday night will have an impact on which teams in your league make the playoffs. Here are some fantasy trends to know about the 97th meeting between these teams:

Jets on the Runway

QB Geno Smith

On Wednesday morning head coach Rex Ryan informed the Jets quarterbacks that Smith will be the starter against the Dolphins on Monday night. In his short time in the NFL, Smith has seen statistical success on Monday nights. He’s thrown for 604 yards and four TDs to two INTs in three games. On Mondays, he’s averaging 13.4 fantasy points/game, including the quarter and change he played against the Bills. The Dolphins defense, which allows the fourth fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, will be a tough test for Smith in what will be his first start since Week 8.

WR Jeremy Kerley

Kerley seems to have a knack for primetime games, especially on Monday nights. The fourth-year man is averaging 17 fantasy points/game in PPR leagues during his last three games on Mondays. In five career games against the Dolphins, Kerley has averaged 3.6 receptions and 49 yards/game. The Dolphins have been solid against opposing wide receivers this season and are allowing the ninth least fantasy points to the position.

RB Chris Ivory

Ivory hasn’t scored double-digit fantasy points during the last three games, but that could change this weekend against a susceptible Dolphins run defense. The Dolphins were exposed on the ground against the Broncos last week, as the 'Fins allowed 201 rushing yards to a team who averages 100 rushing yards/game. Ivory has the 17th most points among RBs in the league and will look to get back on track Monday night.

Dolphins on the Radar

QB Ryan Tannehill

Tannehill has posted the eighth most fantasy points of all QBs this season, scoring at least 10 fantasy points in every contest. However, he’s struggled against the Jets in his career. Tannehill has thrown five INTs to only three TDs in four games against the Green & White. His play has also dropped off against AFC East competition, scoring 13.7 fantasy points/game, nearly four fewer points than his season average of 17.2.

WR Jarvis Landry

Mike Wallace may be the Dolphins No. 1 receiver, but Landry leads the team in receptions on the season. The rookie has 49 catches for 450 yards and five TDs, giving him an average of 12.7 fantasy points/game in PPR leagues. 


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