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David Dorey
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WEEK 3
2010
BUF at NE DAL at HOU* CIN at CAR* SD at SEA*
ATL at NO SF at KC PHI at JAC* IND at DEN*
DET at MIN* TEN at NYG WAS at STL* NYJ at MIA
*updated CLE at BAL* PIT at TB* OAK at ARI* GB at CHI

Prediction: NYJ 10, MIA 17

Here is a coin toss game between divisional rivals that is made even tougher because the Jets have played like two different teams so far. The Fins get their home opener and are 2-0 after being on the road but they too have yet to generate much offense. This game could end up a very low scoring affair. And yet the Dolphins swept the Jets last season, winning 31-27 in Miami and later 30-25 in New York. This game could take several paths but most likely will be the two defenses squaring off. The Jets are on the road for the first time, the Fins at home for their debut as well. Have to like the home team more.

New York Jets (1`-1)
Homefield: Giants Stadium
FieldTurf
  Opp Score   Opp Score
1 BAL L 9-10 10 @CLE --
2 NE W 28-14 11 HOU --
3 @MIA -- 12 CIN --
4 @BUF -- 13 @NE --
5 MIN -- 14 MIA --
6 @DEN -- 15 @PIT --
7 Bye - 16 @CHI --
8 GB -- 17 BUF --
9 @DET -- - - -
Jets Report | Statistics | Roster
NY JETS at MIA Rush Catch Pass
QB Mark Sanchez - - 170,1
RB Shonn Greene 40 10 -
RB LaDainian Tomlinson 60 20 -
TE Dustin Keller - 50,1 -
WR Jerricho Cotchery - 50 -
WR Braylon Edwards - 30 -
PK Nick Folk 1 FG 1 XP -

Pregame Notes: Nothing like beating up on the Patriots but the next two weeks are road games to the other divisional rivals and the Jets are likely to be without their star CB Darrelle Revis who has a strained hamstring and may miss a couple of weeks. The Jets lost to the Fins twice last year and starting out 1-3 is a hole that will be hard to escape with a tough upcoming schedule. Braylon Edwards was arrested with a DWI on Tuesday and may be yanked from this game as a punishment.

QUARTERBACK: Mark Sanchez comes off his first game with three touchdowns and he did it very equally with one each for both starting wideouts and the tight end. Sanchez struggled greatly in week one but was much more composed against the Pats and threw three scores for the first time in his career. And he still has not thrown an interception or lost a fumble.

Sanchez only passed for 172 yards and a score in Miami last season but threw for 265 yards and two scores plus a rushing touchdown when the Fins visited New York. Expect a similar game to last year in Miami.

RUNNING BACKS: So far the faith placed in Shonn Greene by fantasy owners should have been directed to getting a backup tight end because Greene has been a drag on the team. He had only 27 total yards in the opener and just 60 total yards against the Pats - both home games. LaDainian Tomlinson has been the more productive of the two and turned in 102 total yards against the Patriots.

Green has averaged 3.5 yards per carry and Tomlinson has 6.3 yards per carry. Doesn't take a math major to recognize which one is getting it done. Tomlinson looks faster and cuts sharper than he has for two seasons. What is worse is that the Jets will still use a split backfield so that even Tomlinson only produces marginal fantasy value and remember - the Jets have not had a road game yet.

The Jets only rushed for 94 yards on 25 carries in Miami last year but the running backs ran in two scores. At home, Thomas Jones ran for 102 yards on the visiting Fins. Expect moderate rushing totals here and likely no touchdown.

WIDE RECEIVERS: HC Rex Ryan is plenty upset with Braylon "two for the road" Edwards after he blew twice the legal limit in a DWI arrest. These wideouts have not been very productive other than each having a touchdown. No wideout for the Jets has ended with more than 45 yards in a game and that was Edwards. I will assume that Edwards plays for now and pull him if his benching is official. The event should have a negative impact on Edwards even if he does play.

Edwards scored once on his five receptions for 64 yards in Miami last year. He had 74 yards and a score in the home matchup as well. The Fins have not faced any good receivers yet and that will still be true next week. Don't consider any of the wideouts here for a fantasy start.

TIGHT ENDS: After having only two catches in the opener, Dustin Keller was the team leader against the Ravens when he caught seven passes for 115 yards and one score. With Edwards a question mark and Vishante Shiancoe posting 86 yards on six catches against the Fins last Sunday, figure on another good showing by Keller.

Keller had no catches in Miami last year but then gained 76 yards on eight catches with one score in the second meeting.

RANKS (1-32, 1 = BEST) TEAM QB RB WR TE PK DEF
Gaining Fantasy Points NYJ 26 22 27 8 6 13
Preventing Fantasy Points MIA 4 12 6 14 7 11


Miami Dolphins (2-0)
Homefield: Dolphins Stadium
Grass
  Opp Score   Opp Score
1 @BUF W 15-10 10 TEN --
2 @MIN W 14-10 11 CHI --
3 NYJ -- 12 @OAK --
4 NE -- 13 CLE --
5 Bye - 14 @NYJ --
6 @GB -- 15 BUF --
7 PIT -- 16 DET --
8 @CIN -- 17 @NE --
9 @BAL -- - - -
Dolphins Report | Statistics | Roster
MIAMI vs NYJ Rush Catch Pass
QB Chad Henne - - 170,1
RB Ricky Williams 40 - -
RB Ronnie Brown 60,1 20 -
WR Brandon Marshall - 80,1 -
WR Brian Hartline - 30 -
WR Davone Bess - 20 -
PK Dan Carpenter 1 FG 2 XP -

Pregame Notes: Nothing wrong with opening the year with two road wins. WIth the Jets and Patriots now visiting, the Fins not only have their destiny in their own hands, they have the more advantageous venue and reaching their bye week at 4-0 with a win over each divisional rival would be huge. Sadly the schedule becomes horrific for the following month with @GB, PIT, @CIN and @BAL on tap.

QUARTERBACK: Chad Henne is still not spawning much optimism after passing for only 114 yards and one score in Minnesota. He has not thrown an interception but he also has not made any significant difference to the offense despite having Brandon Marshall there.

Henne passed for 241 yards and two scores when the Jets visited last year. He later only managed 112 yards and one score. The possible absence/limitation of Darrelle Revis will help but Sanchez has not thrown much to wideouts anyway. But the Jets have a very solid rushing defense so Henne is going to have to score to maintain a lead.

Expect moderate yards at best and one passing score.

RUNNING BACKS: The split here ensures that no truly big game ever happens and Ronnie Brown remains the primary back with only 13 carries per week but a 5.6 yard average per rush. Brown also has the only rushing touchdowns so far. Ricky Williams has been given no less than 10 carries a week despite his 3.4 YPC.

Brown rushed for 74 yards and two scores versus the visiting Jets last year and Williams added 68 yards. Playing in New York later on left the duo with only a total of 54 yards on 19 carries. I like Brown to score once in this game and the Fins to run as much as they can. Ray Rice was held to only 43 yards on 21 carries by the Jets but this is a road game for them and injuries have diminished their overall defensive effort.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Henne has tried connecting with Brandon Marshall who now stands at 12 catches for 124 yards on the season with no scores but that was during road trips to BUF and MIN and should be much better here at home. No other wideout matters other than Brian Hartline who caught the sole scoring pass of the year. Marshall remains worthy of a fantasy start but the rest shouldn't even be on your roster. There is no upside with them and so far almost no production.

Revis is nursing a hamstring and this game has Brandon Marshall written all over it.

TIGHT ENDS: No fantasy value.

RANKS (1-32, 1 = BEST) TEAM QB RB WR TE PK DEF
Gaining Fantasy Points MIA 29 16 25 27 25 2
Preventing Fantasy Points NYJ 13 3 16 26 5 8

WEEK 3
2010
BUF at NE DAL at HOU CIN at CAR SD at SEA
ATL at NO SF at KC PHI at JAC IND at DEN
DET at MIN TEN at NYG WAS at STL NYJ at MIA
  CLE at BAL PIT at TB OAK at ARI GB at CHI
 
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