NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-1-2015
New York Jets versus Miami Dolphins NFL Fantasy Football Preview 10-1-2015
A battle between two AFC East division rivals across the pound as the Miami Dolphins will meet the New York Jets. Fantasy football draft GMs can tune to CBS on Sunday October 4th from London England at 9:30AM Eastern Time to follow the result of their roster picks.
These divisional foes in their two meetings last year split with each team winning at home. Interesting that the road team has won the past six meetings but this game is played on a neutral field in London England.
The New York Jets suffered their first loss of the year last week in a 24-17 defeat at home to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Jets were mistake prone in the loss by committing four turnovers in the game. They also had a special teams miscue by allowing a punt return for touchdown. They found themselves down 24-7 at the half. The Jets made good halftime adjustments defensively and shut out the Eagles in the second half. Unfortunately the offense produced just ten points and came up seven points shy on the scoreboard losing 24-17. The Jets defensive performance was pretty good by allowing just 123 rushing yards on 39 carries and 108 passing yards to Philadelphia. New York is the top scoring defense in the NFL by giving up just 13.7 points per game. They allow 298 yards of offense to their opponents good for fourth best in the league.
The Miami Dolphins are a 1-2 football team. They opened up with a seven point road win at Washington then dropped games at Jacksonville and in their home opener last week to Buffalo 41-14. It was an ugly loss last week for the Dolphins as they were down 27-0 at the half. Miami had huge problems defending the Buffalo run game by allowing 151 yards rushing in defeat. Another issue for the Dolphins in the game was their tackling which looked amongst the worst of any team competing on Sunday. The Dolphins had a -3 turnover margin in defeat.
New York Jets QB:
The Jets starting quarterback is completing 62% of his throws for 705 yards with six touchdowns and five picks. Against Philadelphia last week Fitzpatrick went 35 of 58 for 283 yards with two touchdowns and a season worse three interceptions.
New York Jets RB:
The veteran back has 34 carries for 148 yards with two touchdowns for 4.4 yards per carry average. Ivory is splitting carries with Bilal Powell.
He has an equal amount of carries as Ivory with 34 rushing attempts and he has run for 131 yards and no touchdowns. Powell is running for 3.9 yards a carry this year.
New York Jets WR:
Marshall has been targeted 33 times which is 16 more than any other Jet. He has 23 catches for 272 yards with three touchdowns.
Miami Dolphins QB:
A recipient of a huge contract in the offseason it’s time for this fourth year starter to lead this team to a playoff spot. Tannehill has completed 61% of his throws this year for 882 yards with five touchdowns and three picks. Those three picks came last week in the loss to the Bills.
Miami Dolphins RB:
Miller is looking like a fantasy dud thus far. He ran for 1099 yards and 5.1 yards a carry average last year. In 2015 after three games Miller has 30 carries for 105 yards with no touchdowns and 3.5 yards per carry average.
Miami Dolphins WR:
The fourth year receiver out of Nebraska leads the Dolphins with 16 catches for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Last week against the Bills, Matthews caught six balls for 113 yards with two touchdowns.