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NFL Week 16 Fantasy Football Recap: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram (17) runs with the ball against the New York Jets during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars run to victory: Jacksonville ran early and often with Travis Etienne and his backups to control time of possession and field position. 

Evan Engram’s hot streak continues: Engram came away with his second 100-yard game of the month and the fifth 100-yard game of his career. It was his first 100-yard game at MetLife Stadium, even though he spent the first five years of his career with the New York Giants

Chris Streveler attempts a comeback: New York turned to Streveler in the third quarter in the hope that he would spark the offense. He led the team in rushing and was the Jets' most effective passer. 

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Jacksonville Jaguars @ New York Jets

Jets turn to Chris Streveler: The Jets replaced Zach Wilson with Chris Streveler late in the third quarter, and the offense was more effective on Streveler's first drive than the rest of the Jets' previous drives combined.

  • Streveler joined the Jets in July. He was activated off the practice squad for just the second time this season before tonight's matchup. 
  • He played seven games with the Arizona Cardinals from 2020-2021, throwing 25 passes and running the ball seven times.
  • The Jets seemed to have a package of plays prepared for him with Ty Johnson at running back. New York tried one of these plays in the first half, but the team was flagged for a false start.
  • The Jets managed just -4 yards across the four drives before Streveler was put into the game.
  • There is a chance Streveler might be active next week, but he probably won’t get much playing time if Mike White is back.

Don’t give up on Zonovan Knight: The Jets rookie hasn’t impressed in recent weeks, but he still has a chance to be a star in the fantasy championship round.

  • Knight had an 83.8 rushing grade heading into tonight, 13th-best among running backs with at least 50 carries through 15 weeks. 
  • His 0.39 forced missed tackles per carry was the second-highest mark at the position. 
  • Knight managed just 23 yards on 13 carries last week against an up-and-coming Detroit Lions defense. He gained -5 yards before contact and 28 yards after contact.
  • He lost 2 yards on six carries tonight. However, he still avoided multiple tackles.
  • The Jets were dominated in time of possession and were often playing from behind, which didn’t help.
  • He was still the clear early-down back and should continue to handle the bulk of New York's carries next week.
  • Ty Johnson only played the packaged plays with Streveler. He’s unlikely to play many snaps next week.
  • In Week 17, the Jets play a Seattle Seahawks defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs this season.
  • Ideally, Mike White will be back at quarterback to boost the entire offense.

Reason for concern for Zay Jones: Jones had a quiet night, with one catch for 14 yards. And he might have another quiet night next week.

  • Jones caught six passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns in Week 15.
  • The Jets had allowed 947 passing yards to wide receivers lined up out wide this season coming into tonight’s game, by far the fewest for a team this season.
  • This is largely due to the great play of Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed Jr. — both players play exclusively on the outside.
  • Jones primarily lines up on the outside, so his numbers tonight aren't particularly surprising.
  • The Jaguars play the Houston Texans next week. Houston has allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season.
  • This is mainly because teams have been so successful running against the Texans, and teams run a lot against them late to defend their lead.
  • Tonight, Jacksonville could afford to run the ball more than pass, and we could see that repeat next week.
  • This would be bad news for all of the wide receivers for Jacksonville, not just Jones.


Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.

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