TE - NYJ
Week 13 Outlook
Jeremy Ruckert caught his only target for four yards in Monday's 24-16 preseason victory over the Falcons.
Ruckert caught a touchdown in the Jets’ first preseason but was held scoreless on Monday night. Ruckert comes out of the powerhouse of The Ohio State University and caught some big touchdowns, especially in big games for the Buckeyes. He and fellow rookie Garrett Wilson bring a winning attitude and pedigree along with an expectation of winning to the Jets after their time in Columbus. Ruckert, depending on C.J.Uzomah’s health, will start the season as the Jets’ TE2 and will fight for snaps with starter Tyler Conklin and the aforementioned Uzomah. Ruckert can be a deep sleeper for fantasy managers should they take him in the late rounds, especially in deeper leagues. Ruckert should be drafted as nothing more than that though as he will fight for playing time until he can prove his NFL and fantasy worth.
Jeremy Ruckert caught 2-of-2 targets for three yards and a touchdown in New York’s 24-21 preseason win against the Eagles.
Ruckert made the most of his low-yardage output by finding pay dirt to give the Jets a 17-14 lead early, their first of the night, early in the 4th quarter. Ruckert figures to be a volatile touchdown-dependent player, especially early in the season, with Tyler Conklin and C.J.Uzomah ahead of him
Jets TE Jeremy Ruckert has been added to the active roster for practice.
Ruckert has been dealing with a foot injury this off-season, but he has been activated and seems to be ready to go for practice. He will have to battle for a roster spot behind C.J. Uzomah and Jack Conklin, and he probably won't have much value for fantasy unless there is an unforeseen injury.
New York Jets HC Robert Saleh said that the team's 2022 3rd round pick, TE Jeremy Ruckert has been dealing with a foot injury but he is hopeful that he will be able to get some work in this Spring.
Ruckert was viewed by draft experts as one of the best run blocking TEs in the 2022 draft class, but he didn’t produce much as a receiver while at Ohio State. Ruckert joins a Jets team that is suddenly rife will young offensive skill players. The Jets now boast a crowded TE room that consists of Ruckert, Tyler Conklin, and C.J. Uzomah. Although a promising TE prospect for real-life NFL purposes, Ruckert isn’t expected to be a player with much fantasy football value as his strength is blocking and he will play in a committee.
The New York Jets have selected TE Jeremy Ruckert with the No. 101 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Ruckert had quite the competition for targets in Ohio State’s loaded offense in 2021, as he played with three 1st-round-talent wide receivers. Ruckert’s skill set complimented the skill position players around him well with his biggest strength being his blocking ability. Ruckert’s one of the best run blocking tight end in the class, but he doesn't offer much as a receiver. With that being the case, he will provide more real-life NFL value than fantasy value. The Jets boast a crowded tight end room with Tyler Conklin and C.J. Uzomah on the roster. Ruckert won’t have much fantasy value moving forward given his projected role of being a blocking tight end in the Jets offense.