NFL 2015: 5 Reasons Todd Bowles and the New York Jets Are Flying High on Your Fantasy Football Radar

Todd Bowles has brought the band back together.

We all know the New York Jets are heartbreakers.  They break the hearts of their fans perennially. They break the hearts of the risk taking fantasy daredevils every year.  Not this year my friend.  Hello Todd Bowles and the new New York Jets.

Yes, fantasy football players it is time to start getting back on that Jet.  And here are five reasons you are going to love drafting the Jets on your fantasy team this year.  And why you are showing mad fantasy love to Todd Bowles.

5. Darrelle Revis

Okay so every IDP player knows if the cornerback is great, on your fantasy team he ain’t.

So Bowles has acquired himself a great cornerback and has done the fantasy world one better.  Yep, he has gotten the band back together.  Revis is the headliner and now there is Antonio Cromartie and slot cornerback Buster Skrine.  The opposing quarterbacks will have to throw somewhere.

We know Revis Island is a desolate place.  So welcome to the wonderful world of fantasy production Cromartie and Skrine.

Last year Cromartie played without injury. He recorded 49 tackles and three interceptions.  Skrine contributed  67 tackles, 18 passes defended and four interceptions in the Cleveland Browns backfield.   When Revis and Cromartie last played together they totaled 13 interceptions in 34 games.  Thank you Coach Bowles.

4. Todd Bowles

Last year’s defensive coach of the year is now the head coach.  Yes, you have heard this before, defensive minded coach, coaching for the Jets.  It brings excitement for the IDP players.  And the excitement should remain.  Bowles is best known for his man-cover schemes.  But better than that he is a breath of fresh air.

According to outspoken newly acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall, “Look out everybody: This guy (Todd Bowles) he’s a man’s man.  He’s a leader.  He definitely has a great understanding of bringing guys together, holding everyone accountable, and getting everything out of each and every individual.”

Marshall would know, when he played with the Miami Dolphins, Bowles was the secondary coach.

3. Calvin Pryor

Last year Pryor led the team in missed tackles.  He had fifteen.  The second year safety was less than advertised.  Last year Pryor was the primary defender on 19 passes.  Quarterbacks completed 15 of the 19.  He also had 61 tackles and was credited with 1/2 sack.

Pryor’s strong suit is his pursuit in the run game.  With the strengthening of the secondary opposing quarterbacks will have to think twice about just slinging the ball downfield.  Pryor has a chance to regain his collegiate identity as a bone crushing tackler. With stronger players surrounding him he has no chance but to get better.  That will spell more opportunities for Pryor to excel at what he does best.  Do not bet on Pryor just yet, we will wait and see, the possibilities are good.

2. Marcus Gilchrist

Okay so Pryor might not work out?  Hello Mr. Gilchrist.  Gilchrist who comes by way of San Diego is an improvement over Pryor.  Last year as a charger he collected 76 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception.

Gilchrist is also an athletic freak.  He was drafted as a corner.  Now as a safety he brings the opportunity for the defense to be creative.

1. Secondary

Remember last season when you were openly wondering if the Jets actually had a secondary?  And when they finished the season with six total interceptions you congratulated yourself on not buying into the Dee Milliner hype?  ( My apologies for that one)

Now there is no doubt, there is a secondary on the field for the Jets.  One that is fantasy viable.  That indecipherable warm fuzzy feeling you are having is IDP fantasy love for Todd Bowles and the New York Jets secondary.

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