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Mark Sanchez, Jets Not Throwing Deep Ball: Fantasy Implications

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - AUGUST 16: Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets passes against the New York Giants during their game at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 16 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Mark Sanchez is completing a high percentage of passes, but isn't moving the ball much with constant short passes. We break down the fantasy implications.

Mark Sanchez is only averaging 4.7 yards per pass attempt this preseason, a mark that would have ranked dead last in the NFL last season. Whether it's due to the injuries in the receiving corps, the Jets haven't been taking many shots down the field.

Analysis: Sanchez completed 76.5 percent of his passes in two preseason games, but New York hasn't managed to put points on the board with the short passing game. The Jets only scored nine points total in two weeks. Nothing seems to be working for the most talked about team in football right now. Tony Sparano likes to run the ball, that's no secret. However, he's not going to be able to implement that run-first mentality if opposing defenses are stacking the box every play. This also means fantasy owners won't see many big plays from Sanchez if he continues the short yardage game, leaving him a mediocre backup for your roster.

For more on Sanchez and the Jets, check out Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York.

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