TE - FA
TE Jace Amaro finished with three catches and a team high 59 receiving yards in a 17-10 home loss to the Raiders.
Amaro filled in for starting TE Delanie Walker, who missed the game with a hamstring injury. It was his first game as a Titan after they claimed him off waivers from the Jets before the season started. He was one of the few "bright spots" in what was a dismal passing attack for the Titans. Walker's absence was noticeable since he is usually the big play receiving option for the team, but Amaro held his own as a solid pass catching TE. If Walker were to miss significant time to injury, Amaro could be a streaming option at TE or a deep league waiver add.
Daniel Popper of the NY Daily News reports former Jets TE Jace Amaro was claimed off waivers by the Titans.
Amaro struggled to make an impact in New York after being drafted in the second round in 2014. He has the size and athleticism coveted by teams as a receiving TE, but his struggles as a blocker have kept him from reaching his potential. Amaro figures to be the replacement for TE Delanie Walker should he miss time. Amaro likely won't have any fantasy value unless Walker does suffer an injury.
The New York Postâ€™s Brian Costello believes Jets TE Jace Amaro is on the roster bubble.
Amaro struggled as a rookie before missing all of last season with a shoulder injury. He reportedly showed well during the off-season program and early in camp, but he has really fallen off as of late. Due to him not being a "traditional" tight end, could really hurt his chances of making the team.
Jets TE coach Jimmie Johnson said Jace Amaro is still a "work in progress" as a blocker.
"He has done a better job sustaining his blocks and trying to stay engaged," Johnson said. "All of that is promising." Amaro has also continued his struggle with drops this preseason, missing two sure catches when an injury to Quincy Enunwa afforded him extra snaps in the second preseason game. There are still plenty of questions than answers. At this point, it doesn't look like Amaro has a chance to start week one.
Brian Costello of The New York Post believes that Jets tight end Jace Amaro has stood out through the early part of training camp.
"He is making a lot of catches, including a few diving ones, and has been a noticeable target in red-zone drills," said Costello. The Jets could use someone to step up behind Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, and Amaro stands the best chance of doing that. His first few years in the leagues have been marred by bad play and injury, but he could finally be turning a corner. He is worth keeping an eye on in all formats as a possible TE2.