NEW YORK JETS
TONY SPARANO COORDINATOR
REX RYAN hired Sparano as his offensive coordinator because he was tired of a predictable and ineffective scheme. Sparano brings his Wildcat offense, and Ryan has good reason to respect the system, which has had its moments of success. But it's difficult to forecast how it will translate from a fantasy perspective. Quarterback Mark Sanchez stands to lose snaps to Tim Tebow, who will be a week-to-week gamble depending on how much he plays and in which down and distance situations (goal line?). With a more run-oriented approach, Shonn Greene should see an uptick in production while Jets receivers and tight ends get fewer touches.
DENNIS ALLEN COACH
GREG KNAPP COORDINATOR
THE RAIDERS are forever changing coaches and philosophies, but they may finally find stability in Allen and Knapp. During his time coaching in the West Coast offense, Knapp (above) has worked with some of the smartest and most versatile QBs of the last 15 years—Steve Young and Jeff Garcia, to name two. Although Carson Palmer is not their equal in mobility, his veteran savvy will be rewarded, and his numbers could rival those of his early days in Cincinnati. Allen and Knapp also value a strong running attack, and that should mean 100-yard games for Darren McFadden.