Fantasy Football 2014: Dolphins at Jets 12/1/14 Week 13 Preview
Miami Dolphins (6-5) at New York Jets (2-9)
Monday, December 1, 2014; 8:30 PM ET
Wrapping up the long weekend of Week 13 NFL action on “Monday Night Football” will be an AFC rivalry game between the Dolphins and the Jets. Miami (6-5) is coming off a three-point loss to the Broncos, while the Jets (2-9) were flat-out embarrassed against the Bills on Monday.
There will be a few notable fantasy contributors on both sidelines here, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the key players to see what we should be expecting from our lineups this week.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: For the most part, Tannehill has been a pretty serviceable fantasy quarterback this season. He posted three touchdown passes against the Broncos, with 228 yards and only one pick.
Tannehill won’t throw for a ton of yardage, so he’ll need to score and use his legs to churn up the rushing yards. He should be able to do both here.
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Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets: We could have put Michael Vick here, but it hardly matters. The Jets QB situation is a hot mess, and no one in their right mind is relying on them in fantasy. Vick was pulled for Smith in the Buffalo blowout, but neither did anything noteworthy.
Vick probably has more upside here and will probably play if he’s healthy, but you should stay away regardless.
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: Miller has been hobbled by hamstring and shoulder issues recently, and it’s showing up in his numbers. He rushed for just 59 yards on 12 attempts last week, and hasn’t broken 60 yards on the ground since October 26.
Miller is getting most of the work out of the backfield, and if he’s healthy he makes an okay flex guy. Even though the Jets have a good rush defense, they’ve been in “phone it in” mode for two months.
Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets: The Jets normally have a decent running game between Chris Johnson and Ivory, but they got away from it in the chaos of the Bills game. Ivory rushed just 7 times for 31 yards and caught three passes for seven more.
If you’re still in the running of your fantasy league, it’s not because of Ivory. He’s best left on the bench, as is every other Jets player besides maybe Nick Folk.
Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins: Wallace has been a big hit-or-miss guy in fantasy this year, and when he hits it’s because he scores. He did that in the Denver game, saving him from an ugly 35-yard day.
The good news with Wallace is that New York’s secondary is hot garbage, so he should get quite a few looks. He’s notched up a little higher than usual this week.
Eric Decker, WR, New York Jets: Decker has been a massive disappointment in fantasy this season, just like the rest of the Jets team. He still hasn’t hit 100 yards yet on the year, even though he’s the No. 1 receiver on the squad.
Don’t count on Decker getting over the century mark; he’ll have to score to be relevant. That makes him a low-end WR3 or so.
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