The Jets fell to the Patriots, so let’s take a look at an updated stack-up of their top ten performers on the season.
10. Quincy Enunwa, WR (Last week: 10th)
Enunwa caught all four of his targets for 73 yards, his second-highest total of the season and his first game with 50+ receiving yards since doing it in each of his first four games of the season. The highlight was a 41-yard deep catch and run.
Enunwa did not register an official target in the second half, but he did draw a defensive holding from Stephon Gilmore on a deep pass.
9. Henry Anderson, DL (Last week: 9th)
I thought Anderson was the only front seven player who had a good outing against New England. He registered three stuffs in the run game and put a lot of heat on Tom Brady.
8. Marcus Maye, S (Last week: 8th)
Another missed game for Maye. Can he stay healthy?
7. Chris Herndon, TE (Last week: 7th)
Herndon averaged only 8.1 yards on his catches against New England (an ASJ special), but he put up career highs of three first downs, seven catches, and eight targets.
I also credited him with five clean snaps in pass protection, and a 2:0 ratio of rushing assists to stuffs allowed.
Herndon has been catching fire and is now one of the hottest tight ends in the NFL. Since Week 6, he has racked up 21 catches (10th among tight ends), 267 yards (8th), and three touchdowns (6th), while averaging 9.9 yards per target (5th among top 35 qualifiers).
6. Kelvin Beachum, LT (Last appearance: Week 7)
Beachum has put together a respectable season in pass protection, even though his run blocking still consistently leaves a lot to be desired.
I credited Beachum with just one pressure allowed against New England, and has now given up only three over the last two games.
5. Brandon Shell, RT (Last week: 6th)
Just like he did following his struggles in Jacksonville back in Week 4, Shell is following up a poor performance with a string of good play. Since his nightmare outing in Miami, I’ve credited Shell with only three pressures allowed over the last two games.
4. Morris Claiborne, CB (Last week: 4th)
Luck has definitely been on his side, but Claiborne continues to stroll along without any disastrous performances. He seems to be taking a slight dip here late in the season, but he’s yet to have that one game where teams have had a field day racking up production throwing in his direction.
I credited for allowing 47 yards and two first downs on three targets in his direction against the Patriots, both of those catches coming courtesy of Chris Hogan.
3. Darron Lee, ILB (Last week: 3rd)
Lee made up for allowing a 15-yard catch to Gronkowski with strong coverage on him later on to force an incomplete pass.
I haven’t credited Lee with more than 15 yards or one first down allowed in a game since Week 5.
2. Avery Williamson, ILB (Last week: 2nd)
It was a rough game for Williamson, who was picked on in coverage and had some rare struggles in run defense.
He looked to be primarily responsible on Rob Gronkowski’s big touchdown, and allowed a couple of big Josh Gordon receptions for a total of 83 yards allowed.
1. Jamal Adams, S (Last week: 1st)
Adams has this spot clinched. His coverage was great against the Patriots, as I tagged him for eight yards and no first downs allowed on six targets. That includes seven yards and no first downs on four targets against Rob Gronkowski.
You can see all of Adams’ targets in coverage against New England here. It was a very fun performance to watch, and Adams just keeps getting better.
Dropped off list:
Leonard Williams, DL (was 5th): Williams went his sixth straight game without a sack, and picked up a key roughing the passer penalty to set up a Patriots touchdown that all but sealed their victory.
He has just as many penalties this year as sacks (3).
Has Leonard Williams been one of the top ten best Jets in 2018?
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