Since posting my Fantasy Football week one lineup I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries on if you should start Jacoby Jones. Here’s the deal, if you look at the numbers he’s a no brainer. He had 142.10 Yahoo Fantasy points last season. Most of his points came off of kick return yardage, 1167 yards. He averaged 30.7 yards a return, not bad! His longest return last season was 108 yards. Jacoby Jones wasn’t that productive as a receiver but Anquan Boldin is no longer with the Ravens which could allow Jacoby Jones to be more productive this season. In the 2012 Super Bowl Jacoby Jones caught a pass from Joe Flacco for the game tying touchdown which would lead to their 2012 Super Bowl win.
Truth be told I’m not an ESPN analyst and I’ve not watched Sports Center in a few months. I don’t know what Mike and Mike are saying and I haven’t compared Stephen A Smith and Skip Bayless’s arguments. Only 7% of people in Yahoo Fantasy Leagues are starting Jacoby Jones for week one. That tells me one of two things. Either they have a better starter or Jacoby Jones is a 2013 fantasy sleeper pick. Lucky for me I did not have a better starter for my flex spot so I had room to take a risk on Jacoby Jones. The question you should be asking yourself is, “Do I have a more reliable player for this position or can I afford to take chance?” I don’t think Jacoby is high risk at all, you are guaranteed to get some points, how many points you need to win the current week of fantasy football should be a deciding factor on whether or not to start Jacoby Jones.
Update: Jacoby Jones sprained his knee if the opening game. Assuming he is active week two my statements stand. If he’s not active you don’t want to start him.
Update: Jacoby Jones has a sprained MCL and his out for 4-6 weeks. The Ravens will be looking in the free agency for a wide receiver who can also return. I will follow back up on this blog once Jacoby Jones returns.