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Fantasy Football Week 7: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for New York Jets in New England

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14:  Stephen Hill #84 of the New York Jets is tackled by Jerrell Freeman #50 of the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium on October 14, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Adam WaksmanCorrespondent IIIOctober 15, 2012

On Sunday the division-leading New York Jets head to New England to take on the 3-3 New England Patriots. The Patriots have a high-powered offense and pathetic defense, which makes for high-scoring games and fantasy interest.

Here is who you should sit and who you should start for your fantasy teams from the Jets roster.

 

Stephen Hill: Start

Rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill has played two full (healthy) games in the NFL so far in his young career. In those two games he has eight catches for 112 yards and three touchdowns. Not a bad start.

Hill had issues for five weeks with a nagging hamstring injury. Now that he is healthy, he has the opportunity to become the Jets No. 1 receiver. Former No. 1 receiver Santonio Holmes is gone for the year.

This weekend is a great chance for Hill to use his speed and athleticism. The Patriots have arguably the worst secondary in the NFL, and they have nobody who can match up against Hill one-on-one.

 

Tim Tebow: Sit

Until the day fantasy leagues start giving out 10 points for fake punt conversions, you want no part of quarterback Tim Tebow. Despite his continued success on fake punts, there is no real chance of him being used to throw passes out of offensive formations any time soon. For fantasy, he is about the worst option imaginable.

 

Mark Sanchez: Sit

Sanchez had an efficient game on Sunday, with 61 percent completions and two touchdowns to go with zero interceptions. However, his style of play does not lend itself to fantasy.

Keep him on your bench. There are plenty of better fantasy options available, even with Sanchez going against the woeful secondary of the New England Patriots.

 

Jeremy Kerley: Sit

Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley was a nice sleeper pick over the past two weeks. The Jets were dealing with an absurd number of injuries to wide receivers and tight ends and were essentially playing receivers off the street.

Kerley took advantage of this in Week 5 and was targeted nine times, playing as the No. 1 wide receiver. In Week 6, the returns of Stephen Hill and Dustin Keller changed the Jets offense. Instead of staring down Kerley, Sanchez now has multiple targets to consider.

Drop Kerley now and enjoy whatever benefits you gained from him if you had him at the right time.

 

Shonn Greene: Sit

After a 161-yard, three-touchdown performance, fantasy owners are going to be scrambling to pick up running back Shonn Greene. Don't be fooled.

Picking up a poor option after a hot week usually results in disappointment. Greene set career highs for yards and touchdowns in a game. He is not going to duplicate that performance next week.

In fact, given the terrible state of the Patriots secondary, expect offensive coordinator Tony Sparano to call a lot of passing plays. Greene got 32 carries against the Colts. Against the Patriots he is more likely to get around 15.

Fight temptation and leave Greene on the bench this weekend.

 

Adam Waksman is a featured columnist for the Bleacher Report New York Jets community. Be sure to follow Adam on Twitter to receive updates right away.

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