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Chris Ivory, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Marshall's Post-Week 6 Fantasy Advice

Fantasy Football
October 18, 2015

The New York Jets exploded offensively on Sunday, and quite a few fantasy owners reaped the rewards.

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, running back Chris Ivory and wideout Brandon Marshall all had huge games, posting big numbers against Washington.

While Ivory and Marshall have pulled their weight for fantasy owners this year, Fitzpatrick was the surprise of the day, eclipsing the 20-point mark for the first time this season.

Fantasy owners shouldn’t expect that sort of production regularly, however. Fitzpatrick’s previous high in fantasy points was 15 in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts, and he was facing a porous Washington secondary in Week 6. He’s nothing more than a low-end QB2 consideration in deeper leagues.

Chris Ivory, on the other hand, is quickly entering the RB1 conversation after his second consecutive performance with 20 or more fantasy points and his third this season. While Ivory may be a bit streaky at times—he had just five fantasy points in Week 2 and didn’t play in Week 3—it’s clear he’s the starter for a Jets team that wants to run the ball with regularity.

In a season with so much turmoil at the running back position for fantasy owners, that makes Ivory incredibly valuable and a must-start player every week.

Marshall, meanwhile, continues to be one of fantasy’s most consistent wide receivers, as he’s registered double-digit points in every game this season and has 100 or more receiving yards in four consecutive games.

The success the Jets have had throwing the ball has been a pleasant surprise, especially for fantasy owners, who likely drafted Marshall to be a WR2 but have gotten WR1 production from the veteran. He clearly has a strong rapport with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has played well enough to keep the starting job even when Geno Smith returns from injury.

Regardless of who is under center, expect Marshall to remain a focal point in this offense.

All fantasy stats courtesy of ESPN standard leagues.

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