WR - FA
Week 13 Outlook
Former Seahawks and Jets WR Jermaine Kearse has formally announced his retirement from the NFL.
Kearse played six seasons in Seattle and two in New York totaling 255 receptions for 3,291 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was signed by Detroit in 2019 but suffered a broken leg in the Lions' first preseason game. Kearse made the Seahawks after going undrafted in 2012 and was part of the Seattle team that won Super Bowl XLVIII.
Kearse sustained a broken leg and injuries to his ankle in the Lions' preseason opener against the Patriots.
It was a gruesome injury that looks to be season-ending. Kearse signed with the Lions in the offseason after stints with the Seahawks and Jets. After a career year in 2017 (65/810/5), Kearse had a down year in 2018, but hoped to turn things around in 2019 with Detroit. More information on his health should be available in the coming days, but it's unlikely Kearse takes the field again this season.
The Lions have signed WR Jermaine Kearse to a one-year contract.
Kearse has flashed fantasy relevance in the past, but he's not someone to consider for fantasy purposes at this point as it's not clear what his role will be in Detroit, and his roster spot isn't guaranteed given the timing of the signing.
Jermaine Kearse has been ruled out Week 17 due to an Achilles injury.
Kearse will miss the finale, and he's likely done in New York, especially after the team inked Quincy Enunwa to a four-year extension this week. Kearse will hit free agency after totaling 371 yards and a TD over 14 games this season.
Jermaine Kearse caught all four of his targets for 55 yards in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Packers.
Kearse should have been off the fantasy radar by now, and his recent performances have not been usable for fantasy purposes. Leave Kearse alone for Week 17 if your league is still playing.