NY Jets at Washington
The Jets shaved the Bills while the Redskins had a fairly impressive win in Seattle.
Mark Sanchez is getting no love from his home crowd, but if you ran him last week you definitely loved him, as he threw for 4 TDs although he managed only 180 yards. You have to wonder if Shonn Greene has any shot at returning to the Jets next season. Against one of the worst run defenses in the league (Buffalo has allowed 124 YPG and 12 TDs), Greene only came up with 78 yards on 13 carries. Considering the opposition, that’s a huge disappointment – especially if you started him. Dustin Keller scored twice, seeing the end zone for the first time since Week 2, and Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes scored as well.
It was the Roy Helu show for Washington as the rookie ran for 108 yards and a TD and added 54 yards on 7 receptions. You probably picked him up a few weeks ago after Tim Hightower went on IR, only to see no production. And now that you dropped him, the guy has a great day. No, I’m not bitter. Anyway, Rex Grossman quietly had a really good day, throwing for 314 yards and 2 TDs. You’ll excuse two picks with that kind of production. In his return from a hand injury, Santana Moss had 4 catches for 29 yards.
Don’t look for a repeat performance from Grossman this week, as the Jets are still playing for their season and they allow only 204 YPG. Also, they have allowed the second-fewest passing TDs in the league (11-tied with Houston and Cleveland). But it doesn’t look like Sanchez will do much damage either, as the Redskins are allowing only 213 YPG and have given up only 13 TDs. A lot of players look like they’ll be middling at best in this one – going off of 12 weeks worth of statistics, at least.
RB Roy Helu, WR Plaxico Burress
MIDDLE OF THE ROAD STARTS:
QB Mark Sanchez, QB Rex Grossman, WR Santana Moss, WR Santonio Holmes