In fantasy, there's more to the AFC East than just the Pats

Bilal Powell is expected to share the Jets' backfield with Matt Forte, but for how long will that last? Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Someone new to the fantasy football world could believe the only relevant team in the AFC East is the New England Patriots because of quarterback Tom Brady, last seen engineering a stunning Super Bowl comeback in February. But that’s not entirely true! There’s so much more from other teams, including a top running quarterback who is annually overlooked and underrated, the rare running back to rush for 200 or more yards three times in a season, and the Jets … well, that Josh McCown-to-Quincy Enunwa combination should be fantastic!

OK, so the Patriots win this division every year and there’s little reason to expect that to change in the upcoming season, but the point is even the Jets – yes, the Jets! – have a player or two fantasy owners should be intrigued by. The Dolphins actually made the playoffs last season, though they were quickly blown out by the Steelers. However, Miami expects to contend for a January berth again, the Bills boast new leadership and figure their 18-year stretch sans a playoff appearance could end soon, and the Jets … well, have some patience.

Anyway, let’s continue with our summer divisional series and check out the AFC East, where one team is really good, one team is really not and the other two squads should be interesting. The NFC East, NFC North, NFC South and NFC West have already been covered, so check ‘em out!

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