New York Jets
Stud: Jamison Crowder, wide receiver
Head coach Adam Gase prioritizes his slot receiver, and the Jets gave Crowder $28.5 million ($17 million in guaranteed money) this offseason to fill that role. Fellow New York Jets speedster Robby Anderson is a chic sleeper pick at receiver, but Crowder will likely be the most targeted wideout on this roster. Look no further than Gase’s offenses in Miami where slot receiver Jarvis Landry had 292 targets from 2016-2017. Additionally, Rotoworld’s John Daigle points out that Crowder has been working hard to build a rapport with his new quarterback.
5/ @notJDaigle “Signed in March, Jamison Crowder has already spent all of voluntary veteran minicamp, offseason workouts, and now OTAs building rapport with Sam Darnold. Worth noting Jermaine Kearse finished second on #Jets in targets playing from the slot just last year.”
— Troy Eveslage (@TroyEveslage) July 3, 2019
Dud: Quincy Enunwa, wide receiver
Like Sony Michel, this is a case of volume. Enunwa is a talented receiver but the signing of Crowder bumps Enunwa out of the slot, where he did a lot of his work. There are only so many balls to go around in an offense that also features all-purpose running back Le’Veon Bell. So don’t look for Enunwa to repeat 2016 when he led the Jets in receiving yards. Of the wide receiver trio of Enunwa, Anderson, and Crowder, look for Enunwa to be the odd man out when it comes to targets.
Travis Yates is a writer on Pro Football Network covering the Cincinnati Bengals and Fantasy Football. He also hosts the AFC North and Goal podcast on PFN. You can follow him @TheTravisYates on Twitter.