Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What Darrelle Revis Means To Your Fantasy Team

UPDATE:
Jets and Revis finally agree to deal, 4yrs/$42 mil w/ $32mil guaranteed
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2010: $7.5 million in base salary. No signing bonus.
2011: $18 million option bonus (first day of league year), $7.0 million base.
2012: $7.5 million base.
2013: $6.0 million base.


Accuscore simulated the season 10,000 times with and without Revis.
With Revis the Jets made the Playoffs 51.5% of the time
Without Revis the Jets made the Playoff's 37.8% of the time
STORY

Hopefully you read this in time before your draft and if you already drafted the Jets defense, here's something to think about...What made the Jets defense so valuable last season was that they only allowed 20+ points in 6 games last season.  Darrelle Revis was a huge reason for this.  Against Andre Johnson, Randy Moss twice, Marques Colston, Terell Owens twice, Mike Sims-Walker, Steve Smith, Chad Ochocinco, and Roddy White, Revis gave up a combined 32-290-2.

Thats an average of 3.2 catches-29 yards-0.2 TDs.  He is an absolute shut down monster out of the corner back position.  The Jets did not allow the long ball to beat them this year, which helped keep the points allowed to a minimum. By doing this, it allowed the Jets defense to abandon double teams that most teams have to use to shut down those receivers and focus on shutting down the run game.  However with all the Revis talk about possibly holding out all year, it really changes the Jets defensive strategy.  Take out Revis and you have Antonio Cromratie or rookie Kyle Wilson facing top receivers, and they will get beat down field occasionally and wont deny the ball from guys like Randy Moss the way Revis can.  Just a few weeks ago the Jets defense were worthy of a mid round draft pick because of Revis Island, but now you really have to rethink about drafting them as early as you would with Revis on the team, as they do have to see the pass heavy Green Bay Packers, possibly Brett Favre, Brandon Marshall twice, and as aways Tom Brady twice.

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