New York Jets

AFC East

Chris Herndon has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The suspension stems from a driving while intoxicated charge from June, 2018 which Herndon plead guilty to last January. The suspension for this type of incident is usually two games, but it can be up to four with the presence of aggravating circumstances. He had a promising rookie season, finishing with 502 yards and four TDs and was expected to take another step forward in his second year. The other TEs on the roster are Eric Tomlinson, Daniel Brown, and 2019 4th-Round rookie Trevon Wesco. It’s unclear who will handle the majority of tight end work in Herndon’s absence, but none of the three figure to be fantasy relevant.

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New Jets RB Le’Veon Bell has reported to Jets minicamp. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Bell skipped the first two weeks of voluntary OTAs, so his arrival at minicamp will be a first glimpse of him in action in a Jets uniform. After sitting out a year due to contract disputes with the Steelers, Bell’s performance at minicamp will be worth monitoring. One of the most dynamic all-around backs in the game over the last five years, Bell could be in for a huge season as Gang Green’s workhorse on offense.

Former West Virginia TE Trevon Wesco was drafted by the New York Jets with the 121st pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Source: NFL Draft on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wesco was scooped up by the Jets in the fourth round, and the pick makes a lot of sense. He provides quality blocking, which will be very important with Sam Darnold and Le’Veon Bell leading the offense. He also possesses solid receiving skills and great after-the-catch abilities for such a big-bodied player. The Jets’ stable of TEs are among the weakest in the NFL, and Wesco should push for a fair amount of snaps right out of the gate.

Isaiah Crowell released by Jets

Thu, Mar 14th 10:18am EDT
By Dan Harris

The Jets released Isaiah Crowell on Thursday. (Source: Rich Cimini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was expected after the Jets signed Le'Veon Bell, as Elijah McGuire is set to be the No. 2 in the Jets' system. Crowell, who ended the year on IR after rushing for 685 yards and six touchdowns, is still just 26 years old. He should likely latch on somewhere as part of a time-share or as a backup.

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The New York Jets are hiring Adam Gase to be their next head coach. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gase went 23-25 in three seasons with the Dolphins and beat the Jets five out of six times. Gase is viewed as a good play caller and will be tasked with developing Sam Darnold. The 40-year-old has received rave reviews from Peyton Manning from their time together with the Broncos.

Jets linebacker Avery Williamson recorded six tackles (four solo) in Sunday’s 38-3 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Williamson finishes 2018 with 121 tackles, three sacks, and one interception in 16 games. It was a solid first season in New York after spending four seasons with the Titans. He’s under contract with the Jets through the 2020 season.

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Jason Myers converted his lone field goal attempt, from 40+ yards, in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Myers closed out a solid season with only one kick attempt, but he converted. He's been a strong fantasy option for much of the second half of the season, so if the Jets take a step forward on offense in 2019, Myers could be a very viable option at the position. The biggest question will be how much the Jets will score.

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Robby Anderson caught three of his eight targets for 24 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson is a restricted free agent this offseason, but fellow WRs Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa, and Andre Roberts are all entering free agency as well, so as the top performer late in the year, it would make sense for the Jets to prioritize Anderson. If he returns without extensive competition, Anderson will have plenty of target upside and could benefit from an offseason with Sam Darnold. Anderson could conceivably enter the WR2 conversation if things break right, but is more likely to end up in the WR3/WR4 range come fantasy draft season.

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Andre Roberts caught three of his four targets for 28 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Roberts has been a role player at best throughout 2018, and as a pending free agent, isn't likely to draw significant interest. Expect more of the same in 2019, so Roberts will likely not be on the fantasy radar in the summer and fall.

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Deontay Burnett caught all five of his targets for 73 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Burnett has surfaced a few times this year, only due to injuries forcing him to play meaningful snaps. He was a decent receiver at USC in his college days, where he conveniently played with Jets QB Sam Darnold. Unless the Jets jettison other WRs and don't bring in any talent, it's still unlikely that Burnett earns a starter role in 2019. However, Andre Roberts, Quincy Enunwa, and Jermaine Kearse are all pending free agents, so you never know.

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Elijah McGuire rushed 18 times for 41 yards and caught both of his targets for 24 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots. He fumbled once as well.

Fantasy Impact: With Bilal Powell heading to free agency and Isaiah Crowell's contract having little dead cap, it's possible (though unlikely) that McGuire returns as the lead back. Due to his inefficiency as a runner, it's more likely that he plays a satellite back role to Crowell, so McGuire should be expected to enter 2019 as the second back on the depth chart, pending any other offseason moves.

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Sam Darnold completed 16-of-28 pass attempts for 167 yards and rushed once for 28 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots. He also fumbled once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: After enjoying a bit of a breakout late in the season, Darnold closed his rookie campaign with a dud, though he was under pressure quite a bit in the game. Darnold is still incredibly young for a starting QB, and showed essentially all of the positive signs his fans and fantasy owners could hope to see, despite having an unexciting supporting cast. If the Jets upgrade some of their offensive skill position players or the offensive line, Darnold should take a step forward next season. Expect him to move into the mid-range QB2 conversation pending Jets offseason moves.

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Jets safety Jamal Adams led the team with 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: It was his fifth time reaching double-digits in tackles this season. Adams finishes the season with 115 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one interception in 16 games. Adams is one of the best young safeties in the league in both fantasy and reality. He will once again be a great pick in IDP leagues entering the 2019 season.

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Josina Anderson of ESPN is reporting that Jets starting cornerback Trumaine Johnson is inactive for Sunday’s season finale after “he didn’t show up for some meetings, nor practice” earlier in the week. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Johnson missed Wednesday practice due to what head coach Todd Bowles deemed an “in-house matter.” Neither Bowles nor Johnson provided further details on the matter at the time. Johnson returned to practice Thursday and all indications were he would play in the game but it was ultimately decided he would sit. It’s a sour ending to his first year in New York after signing a five-year, $72.5 million deal in the offseason.

Jermaine Kearse has been ruled out Week 17 due to an Achilles injury.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Injury Updates

Quincy Enunwa signed a four-year, $36 million extension with the Jets. (Source: New York Jets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Enunwa will miss another game Sunday due to injury, and he was slated to hit the free agent market in 2019. Instead, he'll be back with the Jets for the foreseeable future. The team figures to continue to upgrade at WR this offseason, and it's unclear where Enunwa will ultimately fit with the team, but it's clear they have plans for the 27-year-old.

Category: Transactions

Trenton Cannon rushed seven times for 13 yards and caught three of his four targets for 24 yards in the Jets' Week 15 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Cannon touched the ball 10 times, but was inefficient, particularly on the ground. While the Jets use the RB position heavily, he was clearly behind Elijah McGuire. Cannon's touch volume makes him a very risky play dependent on breaking a long touchdown. Stay away for next week as the Jets host the Packers.

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Jets defensive lineman Henry Anderson recorded four tackles (three solo) with three sacks in Saturday’s 29-22 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson was dominant in this one as he matched his sack numbers for the season, giving him six on the year. Despite the big performance, he doesn’t hold much value in IDP. The Jets host Green Bay in Week 16.

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The Jets announced Friday afternoon that linebacker Darron Lee has been suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. With only four games left, his season is effectively over. He will not be paid during the absence. (Source: New York Jets)

Fantasy Impact: His season ends with 74 tackles, three interceptions (one returned for a TD), and five passes defensed in 12 games. The Jets will have a decision to make in the offseason of whether or not they want to pick up Lee’s fifth-year option, which would pay him $10.2 million in 2020.

Josh McCown completed 17-of-30 pass attempts for 128 yards and an interception in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Titans. He also rushed once for three yards.

Fantasy Impact: No need to think too hard about this one -- McCown is a back-end option at best and has no place in starting lineups that feature only one quarterback. Next week against the Bills in Buffalo is no cakewalk, either.

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