Jets defense could actually be worthy of starting in fantasy football this week

Despite forcing no turnovers during their five-game losing streak, the Jets defense might have fantasy value this week

It's the final week of the regular season in most fantasy leagues -- the time when you want to start the best possible lineup in hopes of playoff glory.

So why am I advocating you play a Jets defense that hasn't forced a turnover in five weeks?

Bear with me a second here before you call me completely crazy.

First, the Jets are allowing 18.4 points per game on the road as opposed to 29.2 at home.

Second, there playing a Titans offense that is allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing defenses in ESPN fantasy leagues. They gave up 21 to the Ravens defense in a home game back in Week 6.

Third, Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota has been sacked 35 times this season, which is tied four fourth most in the league, and he's only thrown nine touchdown passes, which is the lowest total for anyone with at least 180 pass attempts (Mariota has 239).

Fourth, the Titans are coming off a short week (they lost in Houston on Monday).

Fifth, the Jets are second in the league in opponents' third-down percentage (34, only Minnesota at 27.6 is better), but their problem has been allowing big plays. But Tennessee has only 27 20-plus-yard passing plays this season (tied for third worst in the league), and only five rushing (tied for fourth worst).

Sixth, the Jets are available in more than 80 percent of ESPN leagues.

Seventh, the Jets have scored 13 points or less in their last four games, so the defense knows it'll have to keep the score low to have a chance.

Eighth, maybe I'm just nuts?

That's probably it.

(Quick video correction, Andre Roberts only has a punt-return TD, not a kick return. He does have a 53-yard kick return, though.)

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