The New York Jets will face off against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season. Both teams are dealing with significant injuries ahead of this matchup, so role players will have to step up and be impact players.
The Jets have Le’Veon Bell on the IR while Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman are dealing with injuries. New York’s receiving corps was questionable before these players go hurt, so getting going through the air against Colts team that locked down Adam Thielen in Week 2.
Jonathan Taylor is getting more involved in Indianapolis’ offense now that Parris Campbell is out indefinitely with a knee injury and Marlon Mack done for the year with a torn Achilles. The rookie running back will have a heavy workload moving forward and will be key to the Colts’ success for the rest of the season. Pass catchers like Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal will need to step up as well since T.Y. Hilton is off to a slow start.
Date: September 27
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Jets: +11.5, +440
Colts: -11.5, -560
OUT: WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring), S Ashtyn Davis (groin), T George Fant (concussion), WR Breshad Perriman (ankle), CB Quincy Wilson (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Braxton Berrios (hamstring), CB Nate Hairston (hip), C Connor McGovern (hamstring)
OUT: LB Matthew Adams (ankle), CB Rock Ya-Sin (non-football illness)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Jack Doyle (knee)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Chris Herndon, Tight End, $3,400
Herndon dropped off in Week 2 after catching 6-of-7 targets in his 2020 debut but could be an important part of the Jets’ passing game while Perriman and Crowder are banged up. It’s hard to see New York running much with Frank Gore as the top option in the backfield, and Herndon can return a ton of value at this price point.
Braxton Berrios, Wide Receiver, $3,600
The Jets are best for value plays in the Week 3 slate because of all their injuries. Berrios filled in as a slot receiver with Crowder out in Week 2 and racked up six receptions for 59 yards and a score to tally 17.8 DKFP. Darnold needs to get production. Why not Berrios?
Jonathan Taylor, Running back, $7,000
Taylor’s price is up from $5,700 after he rushed for 101 yards and a score on 26 carries in Week 2. He’s the clear feature back in Indianapolis with Mack out for the season and should get plenty of touches.
Mo Alie-Cox, Tight End, $3,800
Alie-Cox went for 111 receiving yards on five receptions with Jack Doyle out in Week 2 and could continue to see more burn if the starter misses multiple games. Parris Campbell is out for the season, so other pass catchers will need to step up.