2012 Team Outlook: New York Jets
PK Nick Folk, NYJ (K - #20) - Solid/Safe Pick
The Jets' kicking game is Folk's to lose. If Folk has a poor showing in the preseason and Brown is lights out then we could see Brown named the Jets' starting kicker. We don't believe this is going to happen, but as is the case with most things, anything can happen so we'll have to watch this one play out. For now we're going with Folk to win the job.
PK Josh Brown, NYG - Not Draft Worthy
Brown was brought in to give the Jets another option in the kicking game. This doesn't mean they were unhappy with Folk's performance last season, it just means they're interested in exploring their options should something happen to Folk. At this point we don't see Brown winning the job, but anything could happen; keep an eye on this situation.
Ny Jets Defense (Def - #12) - Solid/Safe Pick
The Jets defense finished the 2011 season allowing 4,993 yards, the 5th best overall. Not allowing yards is great and all, but that didn't stop opposing offenses from scoring 363 points -- 20th best defense in this catagory. In terms of take aways and sacks New York had 31 and 35 respectivly, which was good enough to put them in the middle of the pack. What this all means is there are 12-15 teams which scored more fantasy points than the Jets last season. Sure New York tried to address their lack of sacks by drafting Coples, but that doesn't mean a lot. The Jets tried the same thing a few years ago when they drafted Gholston and look where that got them. New York's defense should be better this season, but they're not a top 5 defense. We expect them to finish somehwere in the top 12, so they should be a starting option in most fantasy leagues.