New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Matchup Preview (10/24/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Matchup Preview (10/24/21)
Another week, another devastating loss for New England. The Patriots are 2-4 but are also inches away from being 5-1. It’s been a bloodbath for Mac Jones in his rookie season.
For the Jets, however, the franchise picked up their first win of the season in Week 4. But New York also followed that up with an underwhelming loss to the Falcons in London. Luckily for them, they’re coming off their Bye Week for this game in New England.
The Patriots should cruise to an easy home victory this Sunday, and have opened as seven-point favorites as a result. However, the Patriots are now 0-4 at Gillette this season, making us wonder if the Jets pose some value in this spot.
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Betting Odds
The Patriots have played two straight emotional games, and now will be facing a Jets team coming off a bye. It pains me to say it, but I’m buying New York on Sunday afternoon.
The spread is just a tad high, especially for a total that sits at 42.5 and is dropping. This is going to be a low-scoring, grind-it-out game, and I think New York has a very good chance to cover the number in that scenario.
Unfortunately, I’ll be backing the Jets and the points in this week’s matchup.
My Predictions: New York Jets +7 (-108 at FanDuel)
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Date: Sunday, October 24
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TV Coverage: CBS
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New York Jets Analysis
The Jets have been frisky. The front office in New York is beginning to build something, but injuries have held them back this season.
At the time of this writing, the Jets have starting tackle Mekhi Becton and 10 others on the injury list. Becton’s injury has been particularly rough on an offensive line that lacks depth and talent.
That’s affected rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, who’s had a rough start to his career.
The Jets’ offensive line has allowed 18 sacks and the third-highest adjusted sack rate (9.2%) in the NFL. As a result, Wilson has had almost as many dropbacks under pressure (81) as he has with a clean pocket (114). In those dropbacks, he’s completed just 29.3% of his passes.
However, he hasn’t been great with his opportunities, either. When kept clean, Wilson has made six Turnover Worthy Plays and thrown seven of his nine interceptions. He’s been great at times, but he has also looked completely lost at other times.
Zach Wilson throws an Interception: https://t.co/qmgswbvRUI
— Alex (@dbs408) October 3, 2021
New York Jets Depth Chart
New England Patriots Analysis
This season has been a bloodbath for Patriots fans.
New England lost Week 1 against Miami on a late-game fumble down one point in the red zone. Then, lost Week 4 against Tampa Bay on a doinked field goal. Then, lost last week in overtime.
But in the meantime, New England just hasn’t been that efficient on offense. Mac Jones has completed well over 70% of his passes, but for only 7.0 yards per attempt and a 7:6 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
However, like Wilson, Jones’ offensive line has been dealing with injuries as well. Tackles Justin Herron, Isaiah Wynn, and Trent Brown are all banged up, alongside guard Shaq Mason. That’s left Bill Belichick to put together some very odd combinations up front:
Most likely starting offensive line for the #Patriots:
LT – Justin Herron
LG – Ted Karras
C – David Andrews
RG – James Ferentz
RT – Yasir Durant
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) October 9, 2021
This has had damaging effects on Jones, but more so on the Patriots rushing attack. The team is averaging just 3.8 yards per carry and currently ranks 23rd in Rushing Success Rate.
The defense has been similarly sketchy, but it also has been a fairly effective scoring defense. While that unit grades out poorly from an efficiency standpoint, the Patriots defense has allowed the 11th-fewest points through six weeks.
New England Patriots Depth Chart
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Daily Fantasy Picks
When these two faced off in Week 2, it was Braxton Berrios who shined, catching seven balls on a team-high 11 targets for 73 yards.
Berrios has compiled exactly 3% of the Jets’ Target Marketshare since.
Instead, it’s been Jamison Crowder and Corey Davis who have been Wilson’s primary targets. Given the Patriots’ affinity for playing down to their opponents (Houston in Week 5, Miami in Week 1), both of these wideouts are good options for your DFS lineups.
On the New England sideline, Jakobi Meyers is never a bad option. He continues to be Jones’ No. 1 target, and he even scored a touchdown against Dallas that was called back due to an offensive hold. He’s due to get in the endzone any day, and Jones will keep feeding him until he does.
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