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Michael Vick, Chris Ivory struggle in fantasy as Jets lose

New York held on to the ball and gained some yardage, but barely sniffed the end zone Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Jamie Squire

A change in quarterback over the week, and then briefly another midgame, didn't fix the New York Jets' scoring offense Sunday. The Jets lost 24-10 to the Kansas City Chiefs, the team's eighth-straight loss since starting the season 1-0.

A week after turning the ball over six times, the Jets didn't turn the ball over at all Sunday. They also outgained the Chiefs, 364 yards to 309. But the team couldn't reach the red zone, only getting there twice all game. Really, the Jets beat the Chiefs in every significant statistical category except points, where they got crushed.

Let's look at the fantasy production from the game:

Michael Vick: The Jets went to their No. 2 quarterback after previous starter struggled mightily a week ago and was inactive with a shoulder injury Sunday. Vick briefly had to be replaced by Matt Simms Sunday as he was checked for a concussion, but Vick did return to the game. He completed 75 percent of his passes (21-of-28) for 196 yards and a touchdown, added 18 rushing yards. That was good for 12 fantasy points for Vick. A week after he torpedoed his own value with four fumbles and three turnovers, Vick held onto the ball Sunday, but even if he remains the starter, he's nowhere near fantasy usability.

Chris Ivory: The running back spent all season showing that he was the best runner the Jets had, then showed nothing of the sort Sunday. Ivory, who had worked himself into RB2 consideration, ran the ball eight times Sunday for only 22 yards. With two fantasy points, it was Ivory's second-worst game of the season. Meanwhile, he was outshone Sunday by ...

Chris Johnson: The veteran running back and first-year Jet had done very little on the season before Sunday, but Johnson eclipsed 100 total yards in the game. He ran the ball 11 times for 69 yards and caught two passes for 32 more. Ultimately, it seems like Ivory is the running back to have from the Jets if you're going to have any of them, but it's hard to imagine trusting anyone there.

Percy Harvin: The wide receiver had his first big game as a Jet, with 11 receptions on 13 targets and 129 yards. He even added eight rushing yards on a carry. Harvin is just as talented as he always was, but until he can perform consistently, he's not much more than a mid-range WR3.

Eric Decker: The wide receiver continued to outperform the guys throwing to him, with nine receptions for 63 yards and the Jets' lone touchdown Sunday. Decker has been targeted at least seven times in every game this season except the time he left with an injury, and he now has four touchdowns. He's not tallying up huge yardage -- owing in large part to the lack of an efficient passer -- but Decker's production keeps him a low-end WR2 or WR3/flex option.

Jace Amaro, Jeff Cumberland: The two tight ends have gone back and forth in production in recent weeks, but they both could have stayed home Sunday. Amaro never even had a target Sunday, and while Cumberland had two, he pulled in neither. It's not worth owning either tight end.