** New York Jets at Buffalo Bills NEW YORK JETS (8-8; last week: 3) Matthew Stafford rushed for two touchdowns and no one else had more than 11 yards in a 43-34 home win over the Washington Redskins last Monday night. A week earlier, the Jets (8-4) had scored only 35 points, the lowest score they’ve ever scored. The Bills (9-5) have dropped nine straight and dropped to 0-8 when allowing 13 or more points. That includes the playoffs, of course. Only one of the top-eight offenses in the NFL has been held to less than 10 points in its last 10 contests. On the year, the Jets have averaged 21.8 points and 45.1% of the league’s scoring. QB Geno Smith is coming off his worst game since throwing four interceptions in a 33-21 loss to Tennessee. It was the second straight loss for Smith and his offensive line, which had to remove quarterback Chris Ivory on Sunday. Ivory leads the way with 11 games with double-digit Fantasy points. It’s also the third game in five months where Ivory has thrown at least three interceptions. It’s also the fourth game in five months where Smith is under pressure. The problem is they are 1-2 this season when throwing 20 balls or fewer. So even as Stafford has played well against pressure, he’s thrown at least one interception in four to start his career. It appears Smith is too. His touchdown pass to Golden Tate last Sunday was the second INT allowed by Smith, who has an 11-19 record against the position. They’re one of four teams in the league that have given up multiple interceptions by opposing quarterbacks this season. Only Green Bay has allowed more in the red zone. There has been no pressure on Smith in five of six games since last Sunday. That’s a trend he may have to break against the Jets, who have allowed 30 sacks this year, most in the NFL. They’ve also committed four turnovers, most in the league. That includes two interceptions in the second half of last month’s 23-18 loss to Philly. With the Jets playing in a divisional game this week, that includes last week’s 19-7 loss against Buffalo. Smith has thrown eight interceptions, by far most of all quarterbacks in the league. He has two, the most by any quarterback in at least 14 games. It’s up from four last season in nine games against San Diego. The two picks by Smith are the most by anyone in his career against the Chargers, except for his Week 12 game against Baltimore. In his four games against San Diego, Smith has 15 Fantasy points. The Jets have scored a combined 16. No other team in the league has scored more than nine Fantasy points in the passing game. The Broncos have allowed eight touchdowns and zero interceptions in two games at home this year. The Jets are 7-3 when leading by 13 points or more, but at home, they’ve allowed 24 and 37 points, respectively. The Broncos give up a combined 14.4 points to opposing receivers. I still think Smith will have his best game against the Jets since last season. I still like Stafford, but if Vick is still out (should he be), I’ll be back to Stafford in my starting lineup over Smith for this week. My other waiver options include Blaine Gabbert (vs. TEN), Andrew Luck (vs. CHI) and Cam Newton (vs. BUF). Gabbert has played well in three of the last four games and hasn’t been the same type of mistake-prone quarterback he’s been the past two weeks. In his last six games, Gabbert has completed 59.3% of his passes and thrown eight touchdowns instead of no touchdowns. Newton had 17 Fantasy points but has five interceptions, one more than any other quarterback in the past seven weeks. The Bills have allowed 23 passing touchdowns and No. 1 Fantasy quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only can manage 14. I still think the Jets will come out strong, but it’s hard to trust a quarterback with only 5-of-13 games this past year where he hasn’t thrown three interceptions. The Jets were the only team in the league this year to surrender multiple sacks to opposing players. They also allowed three quarterbacks (Jaguars, Redskins and Dolphins) to have multiple interceptions. If we can’t trust Smith against the Jets, it will probably be Stafford against the Bills, at home. Smith is a quality starting option in 12-team leagues, but it may be hard to trust him now. He’s a low-end No. 2 Fantasy quarterback.
Bengals at Browns
Eli Manning (4; 7 FPt; 23.4% TDs) vs. Brian Hoyer (5; 9 FPt; 33.5% TDs) Since we don’t have any starters, we can just have some more interesting names on hand. Brian Hoyer is the backup. And while Hoyer was a pleasant surprise for several Fantasy owners to start him last week,