The New York Jets added a number of solid players for the 2019 campaign. Le'Veon Bell will tote the rock in the Jets' backfield this season. Bell signed a $52.5 million deal with $35 million guaranteed. However, the Jets lost half a dozen players to free agency. What does the future hold for the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets? Let's find out.
*If you're just here for the best New York Jets fantasy team names of 2019, scroll right to the bottom.
The 2019 New York Jets: Key Additions for 2019
Le'Veon Bell has the potential to be the league MVP this season. Bell, one of the most patient runners in the game, is coming off a full year of rest. Bell should get at least 20-25 touches per game now that he has found a permanent home in New York. Sam Darnold will also benefit from the presence of Bell. Darnold lacked a reliable back last season to alleviate some of the pressure of leading an offense in the Big Apple.
Darnold will also benefit from the addition of Jamison Crowder. The wide receiver put up decent numbers in his brief career in Washington. Crowder, a true speedster, has a chance to produce for the Jets, but needs to prove it for fantasy purposes.
Yes, we know kickers don't get a ton of fantasy love, but Chandler Catanzaro will kick for the Jets this season. Catanzaro signed a one-year deal for $2.3 million. However, this is a step backward as Catanzaro probably won't match the production of Pro Bowler Jason Myers who departed in free agency.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Jets added linebacker C.J. Mosley. Mosley inked an $85 million deal. The four-time Pro Bowler is now the top-earning middle linebacker in all of the NFL. The Jets also signed nose tackle Steve McLendon. McLendon will help replace nose tackle, Mike Pennel. Though it originally looked like McLendon would be a rotational player, he very well might start. D-lineman Henry Anderson will also pitch in on defense. Anderson inked a three-year deal with the Jets, shoring up a D-line that will face the likes of LeSean McCoy, Kenyon Drake and Sony Michel in the AFC East.
The 2019 New York Jets: Free Agency Losses
The Jets lost cornerback Buster Skrine to the Chicago Bears. Skrine signed a three-year, $16.5 million deal with Chicago. The Jets also lost James Carpenter to the Atlanta Falcons. Though kickers are not exactly the most important players on NFL rosters, the Jets will likely miss Jason Myers. Myers signed a four-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Additional losses in free agency include wide receiver Andre Roberts to the Bills, nose tackle Mike Pennel to the Patriots and safety Terrence Brooks to the Patriots.
The 2019 New York Jets Draft
New York selected defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the third overall pick in the draft. Williams, an Alabama product, just might end up in the Hall of Fame. Take a look at Williams' college tape and you will be more than impressed. Williams will anchor the Jets' d-line for at least the next half-decade or longer. The Jets should be awfully strong up the middle thanks to the addition of Williams and C.J. Mosley. Don't forget the other Williams, Leonard Williams, is already filling the middle. This just might turn out to be the best defensive line in the NFL.
The Jets also added outside linebacker Jachai Polite in the draft. The third-round pick put up 11 sacks last year at Florida. Inside linebacker Blake Cashman will join Polite on the second level of the defense. Cashman, an overachiever from Minnesota, is a tackling machine. Though Cashman is only 235 pounds, he is a ball hawk. Darnold will get some help protecting the ball thanks to the addition of Chuma Edoga, drafted 92nd overall. Darnold's former teammate at USC is a bit undersized yet the former five-star recruit is capable of playing both left and right tackle at a high level.
The New York Jets 2019 Schedule
The Jets start out the season with a tough matchup against the Bills followed by an even more challenging tilt with the revamped Browns on Monday Night Football. It doesn't get any easier from there as the Jets will square off with the Patriots in week three. However, the Jets will look to bounce back with a week five win against the Eagles. Other winnable games include matchups with the Jaguars, Dolphins, Giants, Redskins, Raiders, Bengals, Ravens and Steelers. An 8-8 or 9-7 record is certainly possible for the 2019 campaign.
The Best New York Jets Fantasy Football Team Names of 2019
- Le'Veon on a Prayer
- For Whom the Bell Tolls
- Beach Bums
- Straight Outta Compton
- Butt Fumble be Gone
- Forgetting Brandon Marshall
- Hell’s LeVeon Bells
- Le’Veon Wayward Son
- Gosh Darnold!
- Le'Veon Las Vegas
- Saved by the Bell
- Le'Veon Hells Bells
- Sammy and the Jets
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- New York Sack Exchange
- Sam as It Ever Was
The 2019 New York Jets Fantasy Football Preview
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For the record, I never actually played football. I have no doubt that I would get crushed running across the middle for a pass, every single time.
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