Jets plan to use QB Tebow in red zone

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Jets QB Tim Tebow will be one of the most closely watched players in the NFL. Why? Because he's Tim Tebow. Another reason is because of his role: What is he?

The Jets say he's the No. 2 quarterback and will be used in the wildcat package. They haven't divulged any specifics, but it'll probably be closer to the read-option offense he ran in Denver than a true Wildcat, which is a direct snap to a running back.

Team insiders say the plan is to use Tebow in the red zone, where they can replace Mark Sanchez with another player/blocker to bolster the running game.

Fantasy Impact: 

The use of Tebow in the red zone will hurt the value of Sanchez, who didn't necessarily have a lot of value to begin with, but did score 6 rushing TDs last season. Tebow could also take some scoring opportunities from RB Shonn Greene.

Sanchez likely won't be drafted in your league, and we rank him 27th at the moment. Meanwhile, Greene is a low-end RB2 or high end flex or RB3. As the stats show, Greene only found the end zone six times in 2011, but should be helped with LaDainian Tomlinson no longer in the mix. Green's ADP is the sixth round.

Filed Under: 2012, Preseason

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