Ryan Fitzpatrick – with Tagovailoa doubtful with a thumb problem – is the better option for a team that needs a bit more production and an experienced option. The Jets are miserable offensively and almost as bad defensively, allowing 270 passing yards or more five of the last six games.
It isn’t going to be a hard formula for a team that won 24-0 against the Hets the first time around. Ball control, don’t take chances, try not to turn the ball over, and let the defense do the rest. However …
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Why New York Jets Will Win
The Dolphins turned it over twice in the first game against the Jets. It was a rough performance for the New York offense that moved the ball well, but couldn’t close drive with points.
Sam Darnold is expected back, the defense has been playing better against the run, and it’s going to be all about whether or not Fitzpatrick can produce – Miami doesn’t have a running game to worry about.
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Fantasy Football Player To Watch
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami
Yeah, he’s a must play this week against the Jet secondary. On fire before he was benched for Tagovailoa, Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes ore more in four in five games with three, 300-yard games. Last week he came off the bench against Denver and threw a late pick, but now that it’s his team again, 300 yards and multiple scoring passes should be a lock.
What’s Going To Happen
New York will play better than the first time around, but the Dolphins will get a good day from the defense, Fitzpatrick will be solid, and it’ll be a second win over the Jets in a month.
Pro Football Network: Dolphins 34, Jets 9
Jarrett Bailey writes: “It was a weird week for Miami. Tua Tagovailoa was pulled after the Dolphins were struggling in their loss to the Broncos. While Ryan Fitzpatrick almost worked another piece of “Fitzmagic,” the Dolphins have appear adamant that Tua will remain the starter. The Jets are horrid; there isn’t much else to say that we haven’t said a thousand times this season. Whether it’s Joe Flacco or Sam Darnold calling the signals, they have no talent that can compete with any other team in the league. Miami will be playing angry after their struggles against the Broncos and will win big. These Week 12 opening betting lines and odds are not big enough. Take Miami.”
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Texans vs. Lions | Washington Football Team vs. Cowboys
Ravens vs. Steelers | Dolphins vs. Jets | Cardinals vs. Patriots
Panthers vs. Vikings | Browns vs. Jaguars | Titans vs. Colts
Giants vs. Bengals | Chargers vs. Bills | Raiders vs. Falcons
49ers vs. Rams | Saints vs. Broncos | Chiefs vs. Buccaneers
Bears vs. Packers | Seahawks vs. Eagles | Playoff standings
Sportsnaut: Dolphins 35, Jets 13
Vincent Frank writes: “Miami sat at a surprising 6-3 after having won each of its previous five games prior to a Week 11 date with a struggling Broncos team. Tua Tagovailoa had performed well since he replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. In no way did any of this come to fruition against Denver. Tua tallied just 50 net passing yards and was sacked six times before being benched in an ugly 20-13 loss. As for the Jets, they sit at 0-10 on the season and have already been eliminated from playoff contention. That came after the team was absolutely torn apart by Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert in a Week 11 loss. This game shouldn’t be close with Miami rebounding big time against the worst team in the NFL.”
Sporting News: Dolphins 30, Jets 22
Bill Bender writes: “Tua Tagovailoa took his first loss as a starter against Denver, and he took six sacks. The Jets – the first team to be eliminated from the postseason – do not have the same pass-rushing ability. Tagovailoa makes the right adjustments, and the Dolphins get back on track in the AFC playoff hunt.”
Pro Football Network: Dolphins 28, Jets 14
Oliver Hodgkinson writes: “Despite a surprise defeat to the Denver Broncos, the Miami Dolphins will go into this AFC East rivalry game as the favorite. The New York Jets played the Los Angeles Chargers closer than expected in Week 11 but still head into this Week 12 matchup without registering a victory in the 2020 NFL season. The Dolphins’ defense has been the key to their success in a five-game winning streak prior to the Denver defeat. They are holding teams to an average of 20 points per game and now face a Jets team averaging just 13.4 points and less than 300 yards of offense per game. The first fixture between the two this season finished 24-0 to the Dolphins, and although I expect the score to be closer this time around, the result should remain the same.”
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Sports Interaction: Take the Jets
Payton Matthews writes: “The Dolphins try for the season sweep as they were 24-0 home winners over the Jets in Week 6. That was the last game Ryan Fitzpatrick started for Miami and he had three TD passes but also two interceptions. Joe Flacco was predictably awful for the Jets; not clear yet if it will be him or injured Sam Darnold this week under centre after Darnold missed Week 11 due to injury. Fins coach Brian Flores pulled struggling rookie Tua Tagovailoa from Sunday’s loss in Denver but said Tua remains the starter.”
Sporting News: Dolphins 23, Jets 20
Vinnie Iyer writes: “The Dolphins need to shake off that bad loss against the Broncos and resettle at quarterback with Tua Tagovailoa. The good news is they did pitch a shutout against the Jets the first time. The bad news is New York seems to playing with a little more life to keep from going winless. Miami still wins on the strength of the defense, but it’s another grind offensively to edge a team led by former coach Adam Gase.”
CBS Sports: Dolphins 27, Jets 20
John Breech writes: “Although the Dolphins lost on Sunday, they’ve still been a solid team to bet on this season. In their past six games, they’ve gone 5-1 both straight-up and ATS. The Dolphins are also 7-2 straight-up and 7-1-1 ATS in their past nine games against the Jets. That being said, one reason to like the Jets is because home underdogs in divisional games are 14-4 ATS this season. The Jets are also 3-1 ATS in their past four games after starting the season 0-6.”
WSN: Go with the Dolphins
Mike Lukas writes: “Supposedly Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa will get the start in this one despite being benched for backup Ryan Fitzpatrick in the team’s Week 11 loss to the Broncos, the kid still managing to throw a touchdown with no interceptions in the loss, a good sign that he can be effective this early. The Jets have still not won a game in 2020, and at 0-10 they do not look likely to beat these Dolphins, with QB Joe Flacco getting a chance under center again, his Week 11 numbers showing promise despite the loss, posting 15 completions for 205 yards and 2 touchdowns with an interception. Regardless of who is under center for the Phins, it would be silly to start betting on the Jets at this point.”