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Frank Gore was not at Friday's practice due to an apparent hamstring injury. (Source: Brian Costello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gore, not 37 years old, will likely be fighting through some soreness this season. He doesn't have much value in fantasy this year, his 17th season.

Category: Injury Updates

Jets head coach Adam Gase is on record saying he wants the offensive plays to be at 65-70 per game compared to the 50-55 per game in 2019 and the goal is to get the ball in Le’Veon Bell’s hands as much as possible. (Source: Connor Hughes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The desired faster pace will certainly help Bell produce at a higher clip than he did last season. That being said, Gase was non-committal on him being used as a true workhorse back, stating, “every game is so different. He's 28. You got to make sure you're using him the right way... And make sure he gets to 16+ games.” Gase also reiterated they signed Frank Gore for a reason and that Bell and Gore could even see the field at the same time in two-running back sets. In general, it’s good news that Gase and the Jets want to play more uptempo, but they’ll also want to make sure Bell stays healthy throughout the entirety of the 2020 NFL season. Consider Bell an RB2 with RB1 upside if the Jets’ offense can reach new heights in 2020.

Joe Flacco (neck) is expected to miss “one or two” games this season and is on track for a September return, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flacco went to a specialist Friday to check in on the progress of his neck, and there reportedly were no issues. He was placed on the active/PUP list and will miss the first few games of the season. Flacco signed a one-year deal with the Jets this offseason, and will backup starting QB Sam Darnold. The 35-year-old is dart throw in two-quarterback league formats, and is currently 51st among QBs in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates

Jets WR Josh Doctson has opted out of the 2020 season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Doctson was unlikely to be much of a fantasy factor this year. A former first-round pick of the Washington Football Team, Docston signed with the Jets back in February.

The New York Jets have waived WR Quincy Enunwa, who was set to spend the entire season on the PUP list with a neck injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It’s been a rollercoaster ride of late for Enunwa who just hasn’t been able to stay healthy in New York. At least he’s guaranteed $6M for the 2020 season, but I’m sure he’d rather be playing in the NFL. 2021 will be his next real opportunity to join another team and see if he can still play.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Jets LB C.J. Mosley has decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season due to family health concerns amidst the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Rich Cimini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former Raven played just two games for the Jets last season prior to suffering a groin injury last season. It’ll be another year in New York before the Jets get a good look at their top LB that signed a five-year, $85M contract last offseason.

Category: Transactions

TE Ryan Griffin (ankle) has been placed on the active/Physically Unable to Perform list. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Griffin continues to recover from ankle surgery and will need more time as he was placed on the active/PUP list Thursday. He hauled in 34 receptions for 320 yards and five touchdowns through 13 games in 2019. Griffin's option was picked up by the Jets this offseason and will split starting tight end duties with Chris Herndon.

Category: Injury Updates

New York Jets star S Jamal Adams has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for S Bradley McDougald, a 1st-round pick in 2021, a 3rd-round pick in 2021, and a 1st-round pick in 2022. (Source: Brian Costello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks will also receive a 4th-round pick in 2021 along with Adams. After saying they wouldn’t trade their star safety, the Jets finally made the move to part ways with their disgruntled leader on defense. Seattle gets one of the best defensive players in the NFL and the Jets get a serious overhaul of draft compensation in return. This looks on paper to be a win-win deal for both teams.

Category: Transactions

Fourth-round pick QB James Morgan has signed his four-year, $4M contract with the New York Jets. (Source: New York Jets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets struggled mightily on offense last season when Sam Darnold was out due to mono, so it’s no surprise they went out and took a quarterback in the fourth-round of the NFL Draft. He’ll likely compete for the backup job in New York right away.

Category: Transactions

First-round draft choice OT Mekhi Becton has signed his four-year contract worth a fully guaranteed $18.45M with the New York Jets. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Per PFF, Becton had a run-block grade of 76.6 in college, fourth among first-round OTs. He’s likely to slot in at LT, and should do wonders for the Jets nonexistent run game compared to last season. Becton projects as a multi-year Pro Bowl caliber offensive lineman in the NFL.

Category: Transactions

Fourth-round pick RB Lamical Perine signs his rookie deal with the New York Jets. (Source: New York Jets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perine was an impactful three-year starter at the University of Florida, totaling 2,252 yards and 19 TDs on 467 rush attempts. He’ll fall behind both Le’Veon Bell and the ageless Frank Gore on the Jets depth chart, but he could have some sneaky value should either Bell or Gore suffer an injury. What’s more, we could see an unhappy Bell traded midway through the season if the Jets fail to show any improvement from last season, which could lead to more touches for Perine. Keep an eye on him in redraft leagues and make him a late-round priority in dynasty leagues.

Category: Transactions

Jets' HC Adam Gase reportedly wanted to trade S Marcus Maye before the start of last season, per Manish Mehta of NY Daily News. (Source: Manish Mehta of NY Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: "Gase wanted to trade Maye after he was hired last year before being convinced to keep the player," Mehta added. The Jets drafted Cal safety Ashytn Davis in NFL 2020 Draft, which prompted Maye's future. It was reported that Maye would unlikely sign a second contract with the Jets. He racked up 65 tackles and one interception across 16 games in 2019. The 27-year-old will compete with Davis to start along side star safety Jamal Adams. Maye is currently 110th among all defensive backs in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Rumors

Jets 2nd-round pick WR Denzel Mims has agreed to terms on a four-year, $5.4M rookie contract with $3M guaranteed. (Source: Manish Mehta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mims becomes the second Jets draft pick to sign his rookie contract. He’s slated to become one of Sam Darnold’s top weapons on offense in 2020 and should be a key piece of the Jets future. He’ll join Breshad Perriman on the outside, with Jamison Crowder working in the slot. Mims has more appeal in dynasty leagues than he does in redraft leagues as certainly he’ll need some time and reps to build rapport with his new quarterback.

Category: Transactions

Connor Hughes of The Athletic writes that the Jets "cant wait to unleash" Chris Herndon this upcoming season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Herndon was a breakout candidate entering 2019 but dealt with a suspension and some soft tissue injuries throughout the year. The 24-year-old wound up catching just one pass all season, totaling 18 snaps. He is far from a lock, but Herndon is an enticing late-round tight end selection come draft day.

The Jets will place Josh Bellamy (shoulder) on the reserve/PUP list. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bellamy is dealing with a significant shoulder injury and is expected to miss the 2020 campaign. The transaction doesn’t officially end his season, but he will miss an extended amount of time. Bellamy is a key member of the Jets special teams. He only hauled in two catches for 20 yards across seven games for the Jets in 2019.

Category: Injury Updates

Jets backup QB David Fales will return to New York after agreeing to a one-year deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fales has been on five teams in his six-year NFL career. He played with the Jets in 2019, serving as Sam Darnold’s backup for most of the season. He’ll look to claim that gig again in 2020.

Category: Transactions

OLB Jordan Jenkins is returning to the Jets on a one-year, $5M deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jenkins was the sacks leader for the Jets in 2019 with eight on the year. He’ll return to New York on a one-year deal and he’ll look to pick up right where he left off.

Category: Transactions

LB James Burgess Jr. has re-signed with the Jets on a one-year deal, per his agent Drew Rosenhaus. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burgess Jr. started 10 games at MLB for the Jets in 2019 after starting his NFL career in Cleveland in 2017. He recorded a lofty 80 tackles in those 10 games, and he’ll look to bring his hard-nosed style of play back to New York for at least one more season.

Category: Transactions

Robby Anderson and the New York Jets are both interested in working out a deal that would keep Anderson in New York for multiple years. Nothing official has been agreed to. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson could reprise his role in a Jets' uniform despite the early concerns that he would depart in free agency. Anderson would likely be more predictable for fantasy if he maintained his spot with New York, however he could easily explode in value on another team with a more mature quarterback and offense. He's currently the WR38 in our early expert consensus rankings.

Category: Rumors

Sam Darnold underwent a procedure Tuesday to repair a ligament in his left thumb, according to sources. The procedure was performed by the Jets team doctors, and he is not expected to miss any time this offseason, sources said. (Source: NY Post)

Fantasy Impact: Sam Darnold had a lot to overcome during his sophmore season. Playing behind one of the leagues absolute worst offensive lines (ranked 30th overall according to football outsiders) and in a new offensive system under HC Adam Gase. Darnold played much better in the final two months of the season after struggling for a stretch in October when he returned from mono. The decision on resigning UFA Robby Anderson and possibility that GM Joe Douglas decides to move on from Le'veon Bell will have a major impact on Darnold's 2020 outlook.

Category: Injury Updates