The New York Jets started the season on the ultimate high, defeating the Detroit Lions, 48-17, on "Monday Night Football" with quarterback Sam Darnold throwing for two touchdowns.
In weeks 2-4, there were some growing pains, but you have to remember the Jets played their first three games over a span of 11 days. Week 5, however, gave Darnold a chance to settle down and he turned in one of his best performances as a pro, throwing for 198 yards and three touchdowns.
Darnold's favorite receiver for most of the season has been Quincy Enunwa, but it was Robbie Anderson in the Jets' Week 5 win over the Broncos, who went bananas for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
Heading into the Week 6 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, we've got to pick one -- Quincy Enunwa or Robbie Anderson?
First, let's see if the stats give either player an edge.
Enunwa: 42 targets, 21 receptions, 278 yards, 1 touchdown
Anderson: 21 targets, 11 receptions, 231 yards, 3 touchdowns
Anderson has nowhere near the number of targets that Enunwa has, but he is crushing it in the touchdown department with three of them. However, if we take out Anderson's big Week 5 and Enunwa's dreadful performance in Week 5, here's what their stats look like.
Enunwa: 37 targets, 21 receptions, 278 yards, 1 touchdown
Anderson: 16 targets, 8 receptions, 108 yards, 1 touchdown
If those were our total stats this wouldn't even be a competition.
One game is not a trend, so Enunwa is still the favorite and overall better play here. Anderson does have a higher weekly ceiling than Enunwa does but it relies on Darnold hitting his deep ball as he did against Denver. For the time being Enunwa stays on top in this matchup.
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