The New York Jets are struggling mightily and the calls for Tim Tebow to replace Mark Sanchez under center are getting louder and louder each week.
But would the change really help a Jets offense that is 22nd in points per game and 28th in overall offense.
Sanchez has as many interceptions as touchdowns with six, a passer rating of 66.6, and is completing only 48.4 percent of his passes through five games.
Comparatively, in 14 games last season, Tebow had a 72.9 rating, and completed only 46.5 percent of his passes.
The Jets also have failed to execute the Wildcat offense that fans heard about during training camp. Tebow has rushed for only 57 yards on 14 attempts this season.
At this point in the season, the difference between the two is negligible, and specifically from a fantasy standpoint, neither should be on your team this week or in the coming weeks.
Instead the players below could add some depth, especially one quarterback who had a career game Sunday.
Keep in mind which teams are on their bye week: Chicago, New Orleans, Carolina, Jacksonville
Daryl Richardson, RB, St. Louis Rams
With word out that the Rams are slowly trying to phase out veteran runner Steven Jackson, and receiver Danny Amendola out with a collarbone injury, the St. Louis offense will scour its bench for any weapon for quarterback Sam Bradford. Richardson is next on the depth chart behind Jackson and is worth a pick-up and stash for now.
Alex Green, RB, Green Bay Packers
Cedric Benson is down for what could be eight weeks, and the Packers signed him during training camp because the backs they had on hand were less than underwhelming. Green broke away for a 41-yard run and totaled 55 yards against the Colts Sunday. While Indy’s defense can make many players look good, Green was given the opportunity and took advantage of it.
Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Rather than tacking Tebow to your bench, look to Smith, who put together 303 passing yards and three touchdowns Sunday against Buffalo. This week’s match-up is in his favor as the Giants secondary is riddled with injuries and is 22nd in the NFL allowing 261.4 yards per game.
Miami Dolphins, DEF or Atlanta Falcons, DEF
So much goes into weekly match-ups when it comes to defenses, and both these teams have a favorable game in Week 6. Miami hosts St. Louis, who despite their winning record, have been too inconsistent on offense with quarterback Sam Bradford tossing five interceptions so far, and the Dolphins are tied for fifth in the league in picks with seven.
Atlanta is second in the league with nine interceptions and is fresh off containing the Redskins, who were scoring more points than any other team until they ran into the Falcons. They host Oakland, who has scored more than 14 points in only one game this year.
Jahvid Best, RB, Detroit Lions
Best, who hasn’t played in nearly a year due to concussions, is scheduled to come off the PUP list in Week 7. When healthy the former Cal product has the talent to be an electrifying back, and nearly unstoppable catching passes out of the backfield. Grab him now and it could pay off later in the season.