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Tim Tebow: Updated Fantasy Outlook, Analysis after Week 11

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 11:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 11, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2012

Tim Tebow of the New York Jets has been a fantasy football disaster in the 2012 NFL season, and that certainly didn't change after the team's Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams

Entering the season, Tebow could have been considered a fantasy sleeper as many were unsure how the Jets would use him. After all, Tebow is a dual-threat running back that could have been creatively utilized by the coaching staff in New York. 

So far, Tebow has proven to be the most expensive gimmick in the NFL. 

While the coaching staff has failed Tebow, is there a shot in the dark that he could become a dark-horse fantasy option as the season grinds to its conclusion? Let's find out. 

 

Analysis 

Tebow hasn't been a threat in any capacity this year in terms of fantasy football production. The coaching staff in New York uses him in the most predictable manner possible, rarely allowing him to pass the ball.

Rather, Tebow spends most of his time carrying the ball for minute gains and acting as a decoy punt protector that occasionally pulls off the fake. 

To date, Tebow has completed only six of his seven pass attempts for 39 yards. He's rushed the ball 29 times and only mustered 89 yards. 

With no production to speak of, Tebow has absolutely no value in any capacity. In Week 11 against the Rams, he ran twice for minus-5 yards and attempted a pass on a fake punt for minus-1 yard. 

 

Outlook

With how horrendously the Jets have utilized Tebow so far, it's safe to guess they won't suddenly begin to use him in any practical manner. 

To make matters worse, Tebow won't be winning the starting quarterback job this season. He had an outside chance with starter Mark Sanchez playing awful, but head coach Rex Ryan has stuck to his guns and kept Sanchez as his guy. 

Ryan now looks like a genius for not starting Tebow, as Sanchez improved his play against the Rams by throwing for 178 yards and one touchdown while not turning the ball over once. It's horrible news for Tebow, as the game allowed Sanchez to extend his stay as the starter. 

With Tebow not winning the starting job in New York and failing to make an impact in a institutional role, he has absolutely no value as a fantasy player.

He's a big name, but not in the fantasy world. If he is ever named the starter that might change, but that doesn't appear to be in the immediate future. 

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