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Posted: 8/28/2018 8:36am ET
Huddle Up: Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, has started each of the last two Jets preseason games and offers the most upside of the bunch. But he's raw and is only a QB3, even in two-quarterback leagues. McCown would probably be the best option for the fantasy values of the Jets' other skill position players, but even if he opens the season as the starter, Darnold is almost sure to take over sooner rather than later.
Posted: 8/8/2018 4:41pm ET
Huddle Up: There is no clear favorite for Jets starting quarterback job, so the preseason should be a big factor in the decision. Darnold should be a popular quarterback in keeper leagues, but none of the quarterbacks should be considered more than a No. 2 quarterback in standard leagues.
Posted: 6/14/2018 10:35am ET
Huddle Up: The Jets will have a legitimate competition between McCown, Sam Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater. McCown has the experience and past success to give him the edge, but Darnold and Bridgewater are young and talented. Whoever starts in New York will only be a bye-week replacement or spot start at best.
Posted: 5/24/2018 12:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during training camp and the preseason to see if Darnold, Bridgewater or McCown will be the starting quarterback. None of the quarterbacks would be more than a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/27/2018 11:48am ET
Huddle Up: McCown played well this past season and was a valuable fantasy option in most leagues. He may not be the starter for the entire 2018 season but should be at least a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback was long as he starts.
Posted: 3/13/2018 2:15pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown is coming off a solid 2017 season and appears to be a bridge quarterback for the Jets. He probably will have most of his receivers back and could be a solid No. 2 fantasy quarterback that can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback against certain opponents.
Posted: 3/13/2018 1:44pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown overachieved in his first season with the Jets. He'll be 39 years old before the 2018 season commences, but his 20.1 fantasy points per game last year were tied with Drew Brees for 15th in the NFL. If he can even come close to what he did in 2017 he'll be a serviceable bye-week replacement at worst this season.
Posted: 3/10/2018 8:47pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown had a solid year for the Jets in 2017, and if he ends up back in New York, he can be a useful QB2 as long as he is starting.
Posted: 2/2/2018 3:08pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown is coming off a very good 2017 season where he threw for 2,926 yards and 18 touchdowns. He may be able to find a starting job even if he does not re-sign with the Jets, so owners should monitor him during free agency. He could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts for a team next season.
Posted: 1/25/2018 5:56pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown exceeded any and all expectations in his first season with the Jets prior to going down due to injury, as the 38-year-old ended up with an impressive 94.5 passer rating, which is his career best for a season in which he played more than eight games. From a fantasy perspective, if McCown were to be back in New York next year, it's very likely he wouldn't be able to duplicate his 2017 success, however. He'll be more of a guy for two-quarterback formats.
Posted: 1/1/2018 3:07pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown was a solid starting quarterback for the Jets this season and finished with 2,926 yards and 18 touchdowns. He probably would start again in 2018 if he returns to the Jets and would be a solid No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 12/28/2017 8:14pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown will be a free agent after this season. If he does decide to play again in 2018 and can land a starting gig, he has QB2 potential.
Posted: 12/12/2017 3:55pm ET
Huddle Up: It will be Bryce Petty behind center for the Jets for the rest of the season, unless they want to give Christian Hackenberg some looks too. Bottom line: stay away from them unless you're desperate.
Posted: 12/11/2017 12:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Bryce Petty should finish the season out as the starter, but Christian Hackenberg could also be given some repetitions if the Jets want to further evaluate the position heading into the offseason. Neither player deserves fantasy attention.
Posted: 12/10/2017 4:34pm ET
Huddle Up: If McCown is forced to miss time it would mean Bryce Petty likely takes over as the team's starting quarterback. That's a huge downgrade for the fantasy value of receivers like Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, etc.
Posted: 12/10/2017 2:56pm ET
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if McCown will be able to return to the game or not, but the Jets trail the Broncos 20-0 early in the fourth quarter and he tried to come back and couldn't, so it appears his day is likely over.
Posted: 12/6/2017 11:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Bowles had already sort of said this without saying it, but in the process left open the interpretation that Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg could step in if/when the Jets were mathematically eliminated. That won't be the case. McCown has been surprisingly effective this season, including back-to-back 300-plus-yard games the past two weeks, and is a serviceable No. 1 quarterback against the free-falling Broncos this Sunday.
Posted: 12/3/2017 2:37pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown has been a very good quarterback for the Jets this season and has also become a decent fantasy option for owners. He will be facing a solid Denver Broncos defense in Week 14 but can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Posted: 12/1/2017 3:52pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown has been a very good quarterback for the Jets this season and has seven touchdowns and one interception over the last four games. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues this week.
Posted: 11/30/2017 3:20pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown is coming off one of his best efforts of 2017, as he surpassed 300 yards for the second time this season. It was also his second three-touchdown performance as well, and he's tossed just one pick in the last four weeks. As a result, the veteran journeyman will be on the streaming radar for quarterback-desperate owners seeking a low-end QB1 this weekend.
Posted: 11/29/2017 2:54pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown received a vote of confidence from his coach Todd Bowles earlier this week, and he'll be the guy under center in New York for the remainder of the season. How strange is it that the Jets have more stability at the quarterback position right now than their stadium counterparts, the Giants?
Posted: 11/28/2017 6:38am ET
Huddle Up: McCown is quietly having a really good season. He has completed 67.3 percent of his passes, 2,549 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight picks. He has thrown for at least two touchdowns six times this season. He's a matchup play in fantasy, but the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13 might not be the one to pick.
Posted: 11/26/2017 6:48pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown has at least one touchdown pass in each of his past seven outings, and he has two or more TD passes in five of those contests with two rushing touchdowns during the span. He has emerged as a decent QB2 in most fantasy leagues using two starting signal callers. The Jets host the skidding Chiefs in Week 13.
Posted: 11/14/2017 6:08am ET
Huddle Up: With bye weeks nearly in the rearview mirror, McCown's roster viability is pretty marginal in fantasy.
Posted: 11/12/2017 12:38pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown continues to be a solid starting quarterback for the Jets and has seven touchdowns and two interceptions in his last three games. He will be facing the Carolina Panthers in Week 12 and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Posted: 11/8/2017 6:30pm ET
Huddle Up: There's no question that McCown has exceeded any and all expectations in his first year with the Jets, especially since he was merely supposed to be a bridge quarterback. The 38-year-old has been enjoying a renaissance season, posting a 96.1 QB Rating, which would be the second-highest of his career if it holds, but owners shouldn't invest too much into the longtime journeyman. Sooner than later, it seems likely McCown will begin to regress towards his norm.
Posted: 11/2/2017 10:12pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown was in full game manager mode Thursday night, throwing for a season-low 140 yards in the process. He did account for multiple TDs for the fifth straight game, though, so he at least deserves a roster spot as a QB2.
Posted: 10/29/2017 1:46pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown has thrown for at least two touchdowns in each of the last four games and has been a solid starting quarterback for the Jets this season. He will be facing a solid Buffalo Bills defense next week and probably should be kept on the bench.
Posted: 10/27/2017 12:12pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown has been a solid starter for the Jets this season and has thrown seven touchdowns and four interceptions over the last three games. He will be facing a solid Atlanta Falcons pass defense and probably can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 10/26/2017 2:39pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown has been an under-the-radar fantasy quarterback in 2017. The Jets have been forced to pass early and often frequently and McCown has held his own. In fact, he currently sits at the QB10 spot through seven weeks. Don't be afraid to plug him into your starting lineup, especially if byes and/or injuries abound at the position.
Posted: 10/25/2017 6:04pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown has been everything the Jets could have hoped for when they signed him over the offseason, registering a 91.5 QB Rating through the first seven games of the campaign. However, he's really just a streaming option for most leagues, and a solid QB2 option in formats that employ two quarterbacks.
Posted: 10/25/2017 2:58pm ET
Huddle Up: McCown has really held his own in what has been a relatively lackluster Jets offense. New York will likely be forced to pass early and often versus the Atlanta Falcons this weekend, making McCown a reasonable starting option considering all the bye weeks.
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