Here’s an unsexy fantasy football name for you: Jamison Crowder. Understandably, that name doesn’t really stir the loins – but it’s a name that you’ll see in the WR2 range at the end of the season and think: “Where did that come from?”
I get it, the Jets are not exactly the high powered offense that the Saints, Steelers or Chiefs project to be again this year. But if you bear with me for a second here, I ask if you think the Jet’s offense will be better in 2020 than in 2019? As a reminder, Sam Darnold is now entering his 3rd season, his second under head coach Adam Gase and as far as we know, he doesn’t have mono (or COVID) this year either. The Jets also invested in their O-Line this offseason, spending $40M and the 11th overall pick on improving the front.
The other question I pose to you, dear reader, is who led the Jets in receiving targets, receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs last year? You’re right, Jamison Crowder! (Despite only 75 yards receiving over the 3 games Darnold did not play when he was out with the kissing flu) And who was 2nd and 3rd in those categories? Robby Anderson and Demarious Thomas – two players no longer on the Jet’s roster. The Jetsare looking to backfill both of those guys with the additions of Breshad Perriman and rookie, Denzel Mims so it’s not like there won’t be ANY competition for targets, but in a shortened offseason, I like my chances with the guy that has already established report with the guy under center.
No. 1 WRs with continuity at QB, HC, & OC
— Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr) July 21, 2020
So looking to this year, we take the #27 WR in PPR formats from last year that (that hit WR1 numbers 30% of the weeks Darnold started), improve his offense, and replace his only competition for WR targets with guys that don’t know the offense and don’t get a full offseason and we get the… 47th ADP WR?? Doesn’t make sense to me. The ceiling may be capped, but the floor is quite high.
Invest in Crowder’s talent and get yourself a solid flex for cheap.