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Who in the Jets' offense should be a priority in 2021 fantasy football drafts?

Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) hands off to running back Michael Carter (32) during training camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets underwent massive changes this offseason, starting at the very top with head coach Robert Saleh and his new coaching staff. The addition of No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson and second-rounder Elijah Moore, along with free agent receiver Corey Davis, should give the offense new life after several seasons with little fantasy relevance. 

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Fantasy drafters are likely to make a profit on various Jets in 2021 fantasy football. Let's dive into the team's offseason changes and determine which New York Jets should be a priority in fantasy football drafts.

All average draft position (ADP) info is sourced from Underdog Fantasy.

Coaching Staff

Saleh and new offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur are likely to install a similar offense to the one Mike's brother, Matt LaFleur, runs as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Matt spent multiple seasons under Kyle Shanahan in various offensive roles.

That’s important to note. With all three coaches stemming from the same system, it makes sense to evaluate how the San Francisco 49ers operated on the offensive side of the ball under Shanahan and Matt LaFleur.

49ers run and pass play percentages | 2017-2020
2017 2018 2019 2020
Run Play % (Rank) 36.7% (26th) 40.5% (11th) 47.8% (3rd) 41.0% (11th)
Pass Play % (Rank) 63.3% (7th) 59.5% (22nd) 52.2% (30th) 59.0% (22nd)
Deep Pass Attempt % (Rank) 12.8% (21st) 16.8% (8th) 6.7% (32nd) 7.2% (31st)
% of Passes to RBs 27.7% 21% 21.8% 24.2%
% of Passes to WRs 55.7% 49.7% 50.1% 51.0%
% of Passes to TEs 16.7% 29.1% 28.1% 24.8%

For the most part, the rates remained fairly consistent, especially the passing rates to each position. This offense likes to utilize all three positions in the passing game. Good coaches scheme plays to their talent, and the 49ers had different styles of players throughout that time frame compared to what the Jets have now.

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