San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Jets Matchup Preview (9/20/20): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)
Both teams kicked off the season with a loss, although one of these teams was expected. The 49ers will travel to take on the Jets looking to get back on track. This isn’t an appealing television game as the Jets and 49ers teams are both dealing with key injuries. San Francisco’s receiving core is banged up and Deebo Samuel hit the IR, while Brandon Aiyuk is still dealing with a hamstring injury. George Kittle is not practicing this week but remains questionable. As for the Jets, Jamison Crowder popped up on the injury report and Le’Veon Bell hit the IR. Despite all of the 49ers’ injuries, oddsmakers still view the Jets as one of the worst teams in the league and the 49ers are touchdown favorites on the road. For the Jets For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets Matchup Page.
Date: Sunday, September 20th, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV Coverage: FOX
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San Francisco 49ers: Deebo Samuel (Q), Brandon Aiyuk (Q), George Kittle (Q), Richard Sherman (Q)
New York Jets: Le’Veon Bell (O), Avery Williamson (O), Denzel Mims (O), Jamison Crowder (P)
San Francisco 49ers Analysis
The Week 1 loss against the 49ers is not a bad one in hindsight. There were a lot of injuries to deal with, a wonky offseason, and the Cardinals are much improved. Now a Week 2 loss would be a different story. San Francisco played well offensively but didn’t capitalize on a few possessions and the defense struggled to defend Kyler Murray on the ground. San Francisco put up 366 yards of offense and Jimmy Garoppolo threw the ball well. The big question is who will he be throwing to this week. Nobody saw more than five targets in Week 1 for San Francisco, even George Kittle. Both Jerick McKinnon and Raheem Mostert combined for ten targets and Mostert broke out that long 76-yard touchdown.
If Brandon Aiyuk is able to suit up this week, which is looking likely, I wouldn’t expect to see much of Trent Taylor. Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne played most of the wide receiver snaps this weekend with everybody out. Nobody was very productive and neither was able to take a hold of targets. If Kittle sits out, Jordan Reed would make up most of the snaps, and we would probably see some Ross Dewelley as well. Tevin Coleman was limited and Raheem Mostert played 60% of the snaps in the backfield with McKinnon playing 31%.
Going to last season, the Jets actually ranked 2nd in DVOA against the run but ranked 20th against the pass. They will take a major with Jamal Adams now in Seattle, and it showed in Week 1. With CJ Mosley hoping out for the season and Avery Williamson banged up, this is a major hole for the Jets defense. I expect the 49ers to be able to move the ball well on the ground, especially given they have been one of the top run offenses. Kyle Shanahan and a good offensive line plays a big factor in that.
San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart
New York Jets Analysis
Sunday’s loss against the Jets was about what you’d expect. While they faced a tough team it does not get easier in Week 2. New York struggled to move the ball, and the injury report for this week won’t make it any easier for them. This is another tough secondary even with the 49ers dealing with injuries of their own. With Denzel Mims out and Breshad Perriman somewhat limited, it was Jamison Crowder who came away with the big game. He had a 7-115-1 line. He also led the team in targets with 13. Chris Herndon was targeted seven times, which is a great number for him given 2019 was a year to forget.
The wide receivers are very clear cut in this group, with Perriman, Crowder, and Chris Hogan all playing over 85% of the snaps. Chris Herndon played 71% of the snaps to Ryan Griffin’s 32%. If Crowder sits out this week, Josh Malone or Braxton Berrios will step up. With Le’Veon Bell out, Frank Gore and Josh Adams should soak up a majority of the snaps. This is an unappealing backfield for fantasy, for those that are interested.
San Francisco’s defense poses a real threat to the Jets offense this week. No surprise there. The 49ers ranked 2nd against the pass and 9th against the run last season. While they struggled last week, this is an offense that has struggled for the last decade. Being able to run the ball will be tough for New York as they are going to rely on Gore and Adams behind a weak offensive line. The 49ers might be behind a few corners which make the wide receiver and cornerback matchups a bit easier, but Darnold having little time to throw will be an issue.
New York Jets Depth Chart
Betting Corner: 49ers -7
Spread: SF -7
Moneyline: SF -310 / NYJ +255
No surprise here that the 49ers are heavy favorites and that the public loves the 49ers. They are a bit more split on the over/under, which makes sense with the injuries but also the fact the Jets defense just gave up 30+ to Buffalo. The 49ers will likely have a bit more urgency to not start the season 0-2, and despite the injuries to the Niners, I expect them to win and cover. San Francisco was 3-0 after a loss last season and that should grow to 4-0 this week. The over/under is a bit tricky, and something I will just avoid due to a full week of other options we can choose from.
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Daily Fantasy Picks
This game has one of the lower totals of the weekend which doesn’t usually mean a great day for fantasy football. Injuries will ultimately shake out how this game looks, but Raheem Mostert is the name I am looking at right now. The Jets defense went downhill over the offseason and to the point of no rebound for 2020. Mostert saw a healthy dose of touches in Week 1 and with the 49ers being touchdown favorites I expect that to be the case again. Brandon Aiyuk might be a sneaky name if we get confirmation he is a full go instead of a player who gets his workload cut back because of the hamstring injury. George Kittle is questionable and the knee injury sounds a bit more serious than just a few practices off. On the Jets side, you can go back to the well with Jamison Crowder just simply because the volume will be there with no other receiving options. You should have zero interest in the run game.