Christine Michael, given the keys to the backfield in Week 3, erupted for 106 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns against a 49ers defense that barely resisted. Though Michael will face a worthy Jets defensive front, his workload will likely be through the roof with C.J. Prosise and Thomas Rawls banged up. Michael is an RB1 as long as he has the backfield to himself.
Russell Wilson continues to nurse knee and ankle injuries, but he is likely to play even if he isn’t likely to take off and run. Wilson set himself apart from other quarterbacks in fantasy leagues due to his running ability, but Wilson has amassed just 33 rushing yards in three games. Against a Jets secondary that is allowing a league-worst 9.7 yards per attempt, Wilson can be considered a low-end QB1. His top receiver, Doug Baldwin, is firmly in WR2/flex territory.
Jimmy Graham’s touchdown in Week 3 likely caused people to question if they had traveled back to 2013. However, his health will need to be monitored after being downgraded to “out” in Thursday’s practice session. Should he suit up, Graham can be considered a high-upside TE1, but one with considerable downside as well.
Jermaine Kearse and Tyler Lockett have chances to capitalize against a weak Jets secondary, but usage makes them too risky to insert into lineups.
New York Jets
It’s difficult to give any ringing endorsements to the Jets offense after their debacle at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs. Life won’t get easier against the Seahawks, but it’s hard to imagine they’ll perform any worse. Matt Forte is still an elite fantasy option, but his floor can be considered lower than usual with a potential negative game script afoot.
Brandon Marshall is worthy of an every-week start, but passing on Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and the rest of the Seahawks is always a tall task. With Eric Decker ailing, Marshall can expect an uptick in targets, but it’s difficult to say any receiver has much of a ceiling against a defense that is allowing just 162 passing yards per game. Quincy Enunwa can assume a larger role, but his matchup doesn’t make him anything more than a flex option in deep leagues.
Ryan Fitzpatrick just threw six interceptions in a game. Do not start Ryan Fitzpatrick.