The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 5 New York Jets vs Atlanta Falcons Sunday morning London game.

NY JetsRank@AtlantaRank
21.3Implied Total24.8
23.514Points All./Gm3232
69.228Opp. Plays/Gm63.214
4.630Off. Yards/Play4.927
5.17Def. Yards/Play6.126
45.13%25Opp. Rush %42.29%19
54.87%8Opp. Pass %57.71%14
  • The Jets are the last remaining team in the league that has yet to score a point in the first quarter this season.
  • 38.1% of the scoring plays against the Jets have been touchdowns, the lowest rate in the league.
  • Just 33.3% of the Jets receiving yardage has been gained after the catch, the lowest rate in the league.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson has accounted for 55.6% of the Atlanta offensive touchdowns, the highest share in the league.
  • The Falcons are last in the NFL in expected points added via rushing (-17.3).


Matt Ryan: Ryan and the Falcons passing game showed signs of life last week as he threw four touchdown passes after four through three weeks, closing as the QB3 (29 points) after finishing as the QB21 or lower in each of the opening three games.

Ryan completed a season-low 59.5% of his passes, but he had a season-high 11.5-yard depth of target after 5.2, 4.8, and 4.7-yard marks to open the year. We will gladly trade some inefficiency in the completion department for signs of life that this offense can throw the ball downfield. 

We may not get that here as opposing passers have just a 4.3-yard depth of target against the Jets this season, the lowest in the league. They have faced Mac Jones, Teddy Bridgewater, and Ryan Tannehill (without Julio Jones and A.J. Brown) the past three games. With that layout, the Jets have opened the year only allowing two touchdown passes and 0.36 passing points per attempt (seventh), despite a 68.4% completion rate (23rd). Ryan provided a spark last week that there is still hope for this passing game, but with this limited wide receiving corps he is still a QB2 option.

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