Let’s take a moment to ignore some of the obvious jokes of Tim Tebow going to the Jets and look at the positives from a fantasy perspective. The biggest positive being you won’t be tempted to take Tebow or Mark Sanchez in your fantasy draft this year.
So we have that.
Tebow would have warranted some fantasy consideration had he landed in Jacksonville. But now that’s all moot. Tebow will serve as a “change-of-pace” quarterback, who could be effective in short-yardage situations. And of course, he’ll serve as a distraction to Sanchez as Jets fans make catcalls, beckoning for Tebow to get into the lineup as soon as he throws his first incomplete pass.
But Tebow’s impact will have another impact to Sanchez’s scoring totals.
Sanchez ranked 10th among quarterbacks in fantasy scoring in 2011. No, I’m serious. Here, check the scoring leaders right here. (Pause) It’s crazy, right? A big reason for Sanchez’s totals was his six rushing touchdowns. Take those touchdowns away, and he tumbles all the way down to No. 18 in 2011 — one spot ahead of Tebow.
So both quarterbacks cancel each other out, fantasy wise.
Tebow also will take some red zone looks away from running backs Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight. That’s bad for their fantasy production, but good for me because I’m always duped into thinking Greene is going to be a breakout guy and McKnight is going to be a sleeper. They might still, but Tebow is the ultimate touchdown vulture as a guy who can steal fantasy points by simply calling his own number.
But hey, I’m trying to stay positive about this whole thing.
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