It is a new week, but it was the exact same result for the New York Jets in their 13-8 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Quarterbacks Tim Boyle (14 of 25 for 148 yards and one interception) and Trevor Simien (5 of 13 for 66 yards) were unable to get anything going through the air.
The rushing game wasn’t much better, but Dalvin Cook (nine carries for 35 yards) was a lot better than backfield mate Breece Hall (13 carries for 16 yards).
With that in mind, should fantasy football managers consider adding Cook off the waiver wire?
Should Cook Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 14?
When Cook signed with the Jets in the offseason, there were expectations that he would play a significant role alongside Aaron Rodgers. However, things haven’t gone the way they planned, as Rodgers was lost, almost certainly for the season, on the fourth play of the season-opening clash against the Bills.
For Cook, it hasn’t been much better, as he has rushed the ball only 59 times for 197 yards. He is not getting the ball much, and he hasn’t been able to score a single touchdown, either.
If you are at the point where you are looking for a Jets player to be in your lineup, then it is probably time to think about how you are going to try and build your team.
In the last five games for the Jets, the offense has scored only six, six, eight, 12, and 13 points. What’s more, some of that scoring comes from New York’s defense, including a safety in the 13-8 loss against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
With the question marks at the quarterback position, defenses don’t have to fear the Jets beating them deep at all. This allows opposing safeties to crowd the box and focus on stopping the run. These last five games have been brutal for the offense, and the next four games won’t be any easier.
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The Jets finish their season against the Texans, Dolphins, Commanders, Browns, and Patriots. All but the Commanders are pretty solid on defense, and it is hard to see the Jets offense being able to produce at all against those teams.
Even if New York was able to have any success on offense, it’s highly unlikely to be through Cook. Despite struggling on Sunday, Hall is still by far the best option on the Jets. With the struggles on the offensive line, you have to have a running back with explosiveness. Right now, Cook just doesn’t look like the same player he was during his time in Minnesota.
If you’re looking for running backs on the wire at this point of the fantasy season, there are very likely players with higher ceilings available. In fact, you may likely have a better option than Cook on your roster now. Trust that you have built the right team for this season, and scroll right past Cook’s name.
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