Turn On The Jets Week 5 NFL Picks

The TOJ Staff gives their week 5 NFL Picks

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their picks for week 3 in the NFL. At the end of the year first place will receive a free steak at Peter Luger’s. Second place? A set of steak knives. Third Prize? You’re fired.

Current Standings

  1. Dalbin Osorio (34-28)
  2. Cole Patterson (31-31)
  3. Connor Rogers (31-31)
  4. Joe Caporoso (30-32)
  5. Mike O’Connor (28-34)
  6. Dan Marcus (26-36)
  7. Mike Donnelly (24-38)
  8. Mike Nolan (19-43)

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TOJ Week 5 – Point Spreads, Picks, and Fantasy Football

Mike Donnelly breaks down this week’s gambling lines and gives fantasy football advice for week 5.

At this point I feel like I can just copy and paste the intro paragraph from last week’s column when it comes to my weekly picks. “Well, last week didn’t quite go the way I had hoped, but this week I feel like it’s about to turn around!” This week, however, I actually do feel real good about my best bets, so at least there’s that. And while the picks were umm, not the best shall we say last week, my fantasy takes were actually pretty spot on.

This week I’m going to give you one player in each game that should outperform expectations and that I’d recommend you start, especially if you are having bye week problems. It should go without saying, but I’m not going to tell you to start your stud players. I’m looking at mid-range kind of guys here. I’d say “sleepers” but there’s no such thing in fantasy these days. Let’s get started.. Continue reading “TOJ Week 5 – Point Spreads, Picks, and Fantasy Football”

New York Jets Therapy Session – Agoraphobic Punt Returners

Cole Patterson with a New York Jets Therapy session on their struggles in the return game

Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Session series. Make sure to check for these every Thursday and to give him a follow on Twitter

Diagnosis: Recent changes to kick offs have dramatically lessened the impact that special teams, specifically kick and punt returning, has on the NFL game. That being said, field position is still a crucial aspect of winning in this league. The formula to achieving good field position is a solid return game and a stout defense. Unfortunately, the New York Jets have only displayed the latter over the first quarter of the season, the defense forcing a whopping thirty two punts. When it comes to the return game however, it appears that the Jets have developed a serious case of agoraphobia, or fear of leaving a safe place. In this particular case, the Jets’ punt return unit seems to fear leaving their own territory, or gaining any positive yardage whatsoever. In fact, the Jets rank 32nd in the league in average starting field position per drive (according to Football Outsiders).

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The New York Jets Big Man Report – Week 4 – TOJ

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 4 look at their performance and a preview for Week 5.

Each week I will be reviewing the coaches’ tape from the previous week’s game and grading out the performance of the New York Jets Offensive Linemen. This grading process is the same one I use to grade the offensive linemen I have coached at the college and high school levels. To see how I grade click here. Let’s see how the big guys performed in week 4.

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TOJ Stock Watch – Week 5 Edition

It’s Friday and we’ve all had almost a full week to soak in and analyze that disaster of a game last week in Tennessee. This week our boys in green are traveling down to Atlanta for a primetime game against the Falcons in a game in which they’re double digit underdogs. Yikes. Let’s get to buying and selling and seeing what we can look forward to on Monday night Continue reading “TOJ Stock Watch – Week 5 Edition”

Turn On The Jets Roundtable – 2nd Quarter Projection Edition

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their projections for how the New York Jets will play over their next 4 games

After going 2-2 through the first quarter of their schedule, what do you project the New York Jets record to be through the second quarter? (at Atlanta, vs. Pittsburgh, vs. New England, at Cincinnati)

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New York Jets Know Your Opponent Week 5 (Atlanta)

The New York Jets travel to Atlanta to take on the defending NFC South Champion Atlanta Falcons, who are off to a disappointing 1-3 start after their loss to the New England Patriots last week. The Jets will try to bounce back from their loss at the hands of the AFC South co-leading Tennessee Titans. Let’s get to know the Jets week 5 opponent..

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New York Jets RB Mike Goodson – A Quick Refresher

A quick refresher on New York Jets RB Mike Goodson, who will rejoin the team this week

The New York Jets will be boosted this week by the return of running back and kick returner Mike Goodson. After being signed in the off-season to a three year contract, Goodson was suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL’s policy and program for substances of abuse.

Despite Bilal Powell’s terrific start (66 carries, 292 yards, 11 receptions, 108 yards), the Jets could badly use Goodson’s speed and explosiveness on both offense and special teams. They have been one of the worst return teams in football and are thin at running back with Chris Ivory nursing a hamstring injury. Powell is a very effective inside runner but Goodson should be able to bring some punch on outside runs and in the screen game.

Here is a quick refresher on his game and what he could bring to the table.

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