Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | QB
2013 Experience: 5th season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Another long season for Mark Sanchez in New York? Likely, but if I were to build a case for him to flourish, at least he has a real offensive coordinator in Marty Mornhinweg, coming over from the Eagles.
That’s about all I can say for Sanchez other than we can only hope Santonio Holmes can return to the player he was before his season-ending foot injury at the end of September. Perhaps the selection of Geno Smith will light a fire under Sanchez as well, and I hope so, at least for Smith’s sake because he needs time to mature on the bench. Likely they will look to Smith if Sanchez struggles early; don’t look to Sanchez as a fantasy option on draft day.
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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Mark Sanchez here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
Mark Sanchez fumbled the football on his 2011 season, as there was no playoff run to justify his lack of regular-season development. I’m not around the Jets facilities to know if his struggles were because of lack of preparation, coaching issues, or he’s just not a good quarterback, to tell you what the exact reason is for his struggles, but things don’t look bright for his future.
If Sanchez comes out inconsistent again, we all know Tim Tebow is lurking in the background and is already expected to see somewhere between 15-20 snaps a game. While second-round pick receiver Stephen Hill is considered a good blocker and a vertical threat, he won’t do much to help Sanchez, beyond that.
Assuming Hill wins a starting job, I consider it even greater odds of Tebow unseating him as the starter, because if he’s in the game, you will see a run heavy offense and one thing running can set-up is nine routes down the field.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
The Jets should be a playoff team this year, but if they have any hopes of knocking off the Patriots, to win the division, quarterback Mark Sanchez will need to up his game in a big way. Consistency has been a problem for Sanchez throughout the regular season in his first two years, and that shouldn’t be e surprise to most as young quarterback usually have that kind of trouble.
Coming into free agency, Sanchez’s top receivers were free agents but the team did re-sign Santonio Holmes, but let Braylon Edwards walk. They also released No.3 receiver Jerricho Cotchery, but managed to add Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason. While I do believe Sanchez will play better this year, I don’t believe the Jets will win their division, and Sanchez should be a backup for fantasy football at best.
Look to his receivers as the beneficiaries of any up-tick in production Sanchez can provide this season, as Holmes is a clear top twenty receiver, and Burress is a speculative backup in the late rounds on draft day.
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Mark Sanchez took another step in his progression as an NFL quarterback, but continued to stay on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues. Just looking at the success Sanchez has had in the post season makes me believe this kid is a winner and will be a fantasy relevant option in future years.
While I do believe Sanchez will progress to over 20 touchdown passes and over 225 yards passing per game this year, he’s still at best a late round backup in twelve team fantasy drafts. The Jets are committed to running the football and now have four running backs to use as they selected Bilal Powell on draft day.
As we move deeper into Sanchez’s career, the Jets’ offense will shift from a run heavy group to trusting their talented quarterback to lead the offense. The possible addition of Randy Moss should give Sanchez (likely to lose Braylon Edwards) a better down the field presence but that is assuming Moss will actually try on the field and not, “dog it” like he did in 2010 for multiple teams.
Mark Sanchez received another up grade at receiver when the team acquired Santonio Holmes for a fifth round pick. Look for Sanchez to be more than just a game manager with the talent he has to throw to now.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: The first month of Mark Sanchez’s starting career went off without a hitch as the Jets were hot all around. Then Sanchez went into a funk and didn’t seem to pull out of it until the end of the season. For the regular year Sanchez had twenty interceptions and nearly cost his team a playoff bid because of it.
Thankfully, the Jets did get into the post season and Sanchez played great in that time. Those three games of production had to build Sanchez’s confidence for the future and it no doubt made his coaches and fans feel better about him.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: The offseason started out with a knee surgery for Sanchez but in April, he received another target in the passing game with the addition of Santonio Homles. This offense has a bunch of talent and proven players, so they should only help this young quarterback in his progression.
For this season, I still see Sanchez as a year away from being a true fantasy relevant player as the team should lean more on the running game. With the Bills and Patriots in their division throwing the football can be a challenge. Still, the future is bright for Sanchez and one day he should make for a decent fantasy play.
- Good Supporting Cast
- Confidence From His Strong Playoff Performance
- 5th Hardest Schedule To Pass Against
- Only In His Second Season