NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-30-2015
New York Jets versus Oakland Raiders NFL Fantasy Preview 11-1-2015
Two New York Jets are off to a long road trip out west to face the Oakland Raiders from NFL action. Pro football DFS GM’s can tune to CBS TV on Sunday November 1st from Oakland to track the results of their fantasy roster picks.
The teams have gone through some pretty major changes since they met in week one of the 2014 season where the Jets earned a 19-14 victory at home. New York is 4-2 and showing signs of a playoff team from the AFC. The defense has returned to an elite status as the club is second overall in yardage allowed at 283 per game. Scoring defense is fourth best in the NFL as the Jets give up 17.5 a game. A big surprise has been the play on the offensive side of the football. The Jets are number three rushing team in the league and are in the top third in the league in scoring offense by averaging 25.3 points a game. Ryan Fitzpatrick is managing the team effectively and avoiding many of the costly mistakes that have haunted him during his career regulating him to that of journeyman status.
Head coach Jack Del Rio has raised the Oakland Raiders franchise to that of a joke to respectability in his short time with the club. The team is 3-3 and has picked up two road wins so far and almost had a third but a long field goal by the Bears as time expired gave Oakland a defeat. The Raiders offense is now tenth in the league in scoring by averaging 24 points per game. On the defensive side there is still some work to do. They do a much better job defending the run ranking third in the league. But pass defense is 32nd and last in the NFL.
New York Jets QB:
The 11th year veteran quarterback is completing 61% of his throws this year for 1472 yards with 11 touchdowns and 7 picks. In the loss to the Patriots last week Fitzpatrick was 22 of 39 for 295 yards with two touchdowns. He has multiple touchdown throws in five of the Jets six games this year.
New York Jets RB:
Ivory is getting the bulk of the work for the Jets this season. He has 100 carries for 501 yards and four touchdowns. That is a very good 5 yards per rush average from this sixth year back. The New England performance last week was disappointing as Ivory had 17 carries for just 41 yards.
New York Jets WR:
The veteran wide out has been heavily targeted in the passing game and has caught 41 balls for 578 yards with four touchdowns. He is averaging 14.1 yards per catch which is well over his career mark. Last week in the loss to New England he had a season low four receptions for 67 yards.
Oakland Raiders QB:
The second year quarterback has hit on 65.8% of his throws for 1460 yards with 11 touchdowns and three picks. He is showing great promise as the weeks go by. Last week in the win at San Diego Carr went 24 of 31 for 289 yards with three touchdowns and no picks. This year he has two three touchdown performances and two games where he has thrown two touchdowns.
Oakland Raiders RB:
Running back Murray leads Oakland by a long way with 95 of the teams carries out of the backfield for 421 yards and three touchdowns. He had a nice performance at San Diego last week as he ran 15 times for 85 yards and a touchdown.
Oakland Raiders WR:
The first round draft pick is working out well in Oakland. Cooper 33 catches for 519 yards with three touchdowns. He is a big play target for the Raiders with 15.7 yards per catch average. The Oakland wide out had five receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown last week.