Jets head coach Rex Ryan believes wide receiver Santonio Holmes is ready to return from a hamstring injury for Week 11. The 29-year-old veteran is clearly the most talented wideout on the roster, but he should not be counted on to put up big numbers.
Holmes should only be used as a WR4 going forward for deeper leagues, but should not be expected to yield much more on a consistent basis.
Holmes is returning to a team that is surprisingly sporting a 5-4 record, but also one that is very underwhelming offensively, specifically in the passing game. New York averages 331.2 total yards of offense per game, but it’s not from passing the ball. The Jets have the 26th ranked passing offense in the league averaging just 202.2 passing yards per contest.
Santonio Holmes is a capable receiver, but his quarterback is not a reliable passer. Quarterback Geno Smith has only thrown 8 touchdowns to 13 interceptions, which does not give wideouts an opportunity to find the end zone on a game-to-game basis.
Pass up on Holmes for the week if a suitable alternative is available for Week 11. Santonio should be considered a low WR4 this week.