New York Jets

New York Jets

AFC East

New York Jets beat writer Connor Hughes believes running back Matt Forte will be the team's "offensive workhorse" in 2017. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: With the Jets heading into a rebuilding year in 2017 -- they moved on from a plethora of players over the age of 30 this offseason -- it comes to a surprise that Hughes believes Forte will lead their backfield. Throughout the offseason, most experts, including myself, think Bilal Powell will continue to lead the duo in touches and total yards as he had at the tail end of the 2016 campaign. From a fantasy football perspective, Powell has been the first Jets' rusher coming off the board in mock drafts, while Forte is going a handful of rounds later. However, even if Forte opens the upcoming season as the starter, I'd still expect Powell to supersede him sooner rather than later.

Category: Rumors


New York Jets beat writer Brian Costello does not believe Josh McCown is a "sure thing" to open the 2017 season as the team's starting quarterback. (Source: Brian Costello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets quarterback situation remains in question heading into training camp. Although McCown is the favorite to open the upcoming season as the starter, Costello does not think its a lock. Both Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty showed promise in the midst of struggles during offseason workouts, which could push McCown. Still, I'd fully expect the elder journeyman to emerge under center for the Jets in Week 1.

Category: Rumors


New York Jets beat writer Manish Mehta is reporting wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (groin/ thumb) recently underwent groin and thumb surgeries. (Source: Maniash Mehta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Stewart has been sidelined for the bulk of the team's offseason workouts -- he underwent surgeries to repair groin and thumb injuries within the past two weeks -- Jets head coach Todd Bowles told the media the rookie wideout "should be ready" for the start of training camp in late July. If Stewart could return at, or close to full health, he'll likely open the 2017 season as New York's WR3, which is his current status on the depth chart.

Category: Injury Updates


New York Jets beat writer Manish Mehta is reporting wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (neck) will not participate in the team's mandatory minicamp as he is dealing with an apparent neck injury. (Source: Manish Mehta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Enunwa is dealing with an apparent neck injury and will sit out of mandatory minicamp this week. However, although the 25-year-old wideout is nursing a neck issue, the team does not believe it is serious at the moment and will likely take the cautious approach with his recovery moving forward. Currently, Enunwa's status for training camp is up in the air.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the New York Jets are officially releasing wide receiver Eric Decker on Monday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although the Jets held on to Decker hoping to facilitate a trade, reports suggest that inquiring teams wanted New York to eat some of the receiver's salary, therefore, nulling any hope of a deal. With Decker now open to sign with any team, he is not expected to last long on the market. Expect the Bills, Eagles, Rams, Cowboys and Lions to be in the running for his services.

Category: Transactions


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg is "pleasing" the coaching staff with the way he has "looked" this offseason. Schefter attributes Hackenberg's progress to the addition of Jeremy Bates to New York's staff. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hackenberg, who is entering his second year in the league, is currently slated as the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart. If the former 51st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft continues to impress, he could finally see playing time and even start if the Jets are sliding out of playoff contention in 2017. Josh McCown is expected to open the year as the Jets' starter.

Category: Rumors


Devin Smith waived by Jets

Mon, May 22nd 5:48pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

NYJ

The New York Jets have waived wide receiver Devin Smith (ACL) on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith, who is recovering from a second torn ACL in as many years, was waived by the Jets Monday. Because of his injury history -- he's only appeared in 14 of a possible 48 career games -- his future in the NFL is in doubt. Smith will not play in 2017 as a result of the aforementioned ACL injury.

Category: Transactions


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to an undisclosed deal on Friday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick, formerly of the Jets, found a new home in Tampa Bay following a quiet offseason. The veteran signal caller will replace Mike Glennon, who signed with the Bears in March, as Jameis Winston's primary backup.

Category: Transactions


New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (shoulder) told the media his surgically repaired shoulder is "100 percent." (Source: Brian Cotello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Petty also said that he will participate in next week's OTAs now that his shoulder is fully recovered. The 25-year-old signal caller will compete with Christian Hackenberg for the remainder of the offseason to see who will emerge as New York's No. 2 quarterback behind Josh McCown, the presumed starter for the upcoming season. Unless Petty starts, he will garner zero fantasy value for 2017.

Category: Injury Updates


New York Jets beat writer Rich Cimini believes running back Bilal Powell will lead the team's backfield over Matt Forte in 2017. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Forte, who played well in 2016, began to slow down by midseason due to the wear and tear on his 31-year-old body, which is when Powell started to garner more touches. According to Cimini's report via ESPN, "Forte finished [2016] with more offensive touches than Powell -- 248 to 189 -- but Powell was on the field more than Forte -- 51 percent to 47 percent." If this shift carries over to 2017, Powell will be considered the No. 1 back, and now that the Jets are in rebuilding mode, the move makes sense. From a fantasy perspective, view Powell as a high-end RB2 whose upside peaks in PPR scoring formats due to his receiving ability out of the backfield. As for Forte, his stock is falling fast, but he could still present value at the Flex if he is taken in the mid-to-late rounds of a fantasy draft.

Category: Rumors


New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested at a music festival in Miami Sunday and was charged with "a felony count of resisting an officer with violence to his person and also obstruction of justice." (Source: Newsday)

Fantasy Impact: As a result of his arrest and felony charge, Anderson could face disciplinary action from the authorities and the NFL. The impending second-year wideout is slated as New York's No. 3 receiver and could be in store for a breakout year after a stellar rookie campaign in 2016 in which he accumulated 42 receptions for 587 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns. Anderson is on the WR4 radar for the 2017 fantasy football campaign whose stock is rising. However, if he is suspended by the league, his value could fall due to the presumed missed time.

Category: Rumors


Leggett has said that the Jets' new offensive coordinator, John Morton, is a big fan of tight ends and making them the "go-to guy" in the offense. With no clear starter at the position, former Clemson tight end Leggett could be that guy. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets have question marks all over their team, from the lack of a quality starting quarterback to which running back to draft all the way to their lackluster defense. Leggett won't be playing for Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady, but he has a chance to be a focal point of the offense, which is valuable, fantasy-wise, on any team. You seldom see the top targets on the waiver wire, no matter how bad the offense is. Eric Decker will likely be the top target on this team, but Leggett can compete with Quincy Enunwa, considering the offense might run through the tight end position.

Category: Rumors


The New York Jets have signed free agent wide receiver Quinton Patton on Thursday. (Source: New York Jets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After spending the first four years of his career with San Francisco, Patton signed with the Jets Thursday. The 26-year-old wideout played in 14 games last season and accumulated career-high production in receptions (37), yards receiving (408) and YPG (29.1), but failed to score a touchdown. Patton will likely enter next season as New York's No. 4 or No. 5 receiver and will have minimal fantasy value if any in 2017.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting free agent quarterback Geno Smith passed his physical and is signing a one-year, $2 million deal with the New York Giants on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith agreed to terms with the Giants last Friday, pending a physical, which he passed. He will likely enter the 2017 season as Eli Manning's primary backup.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was suspended for two-games by the NFL Wednesday for his 2016 DUI. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seferian-Jenkins, who was charged with a DUI last September while he was still a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization, was suspended for two games by the NFL because of the incident. The troubled tight end has a boatload of upside, but he's never lived up to his hype. His best NFL season was in 2015 in which he caught 21 targets for 338 yards and four touchdowns in seven games -- he's never played more than nine games in a season in his three-year career. Barring a change in personnel, Seferian-Jenkins will assume New York's starting tight end job once he's eligible to return from his ban in Week 3. He is not a fantasy-relevant asset entering the 2017 campaign however.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets have released running back Khiry Robinson. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robinson only appeared in one game last season with the Jets for which he received eight carries for 22 yards. His durability is in question moving forward as he has broken his leg three times since 2015. He could linger on the open market for a while this offseason before getting another shot with a new club.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets plan to releas wide receive Brandon Marshall. (Source: Kimberley Martin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall finished 2016 with 59 receptions, 788 yards, and 3 touchdowns on 128 targets. Depending on where the 32-year-old WR goes will depend on how relevant he will be fantasy wise. Either way, you can't get much worse than the Jets offense last year. Expect Marshall's numbers to go up and most likely be cheaper on draft day than most years.

Category: Transactions


Nick Folk connected on all six of his kicks on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, making three field goals and three extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Nick Folk quietly had a solid season for the Jets, making 27 of his 31 field goal attempts on the year (87.1%). Unfortunately, it was hard to rely on Folk in fantasy because you never knew what you were going to get from the New York offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Recent acquisition, C.J. Spiller is officially active for the Jets on Sunday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: C.J. Spiller probably won't see very much of the field with Forte and Powell ahead of him, but him being active is a good sign for the future.

Category: Injury Updates


Brandon Bostick saw one target on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens and was held without a catch.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Bostick, like pretty much all of the tight ends for the New York Jets, is essentially a blocker who happens to be eligible to catch passes on most downs. The Jets do not use their tight ends, and they especially do not use Bostick, who only has one catch and three targets through seven weeks.

Category: Game Recaps


Braedon Bowman was placed on injured reserve by the New York Jets on Saturday, October 22. (Source: CBSSports)

Fantasy Impact: Braedon Bowman was already irrelevant, at least for fantasy purposes, and now a knee injury has ended his season.

Category: Injury Updates


Kellen Davis was once again held without a catch this week, as he was not even targeted in Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Kellen Davis was already pretty much irrelevant for fantasy purposes, and the arrival of Austin Seferian-Jenkins is going to cut into Davis's playing time and production going forward. Davis has zero catches through the first five weeks, and he is not someone you can count on for fantasy production right now.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Daniel Popper of the NY Daily News reports former Jets TE Jace Amaro was claimed off waivers by the Titans. (Source: NY Daily News )

Fantasy Impact: 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.


Zac Stacy waived by Jets

Wed, Jul 27th 1:21pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

The New York Jets have waived RB Zac Stacy (leg) with a failed physical designation. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is suggesting that the Jets needed the roster spot and could bring Stacy back later in the year. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a promising rookie campaign with the Rams in 2013, Zac Stacy fell off of the fantasy radar in the next two seasons. In 2015 with the Jets, Stacy appeared in seven games and totaled 154 yards and a touchdown. He has no fantasy value entering the 2016 season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Buffalo Bills have placed RB Dri Archer on the reserve/did not report list Wednesday one week after claiming the running back off of waivers from the New York Jets. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In two years in the NFL, Dri Archer hasn't shown much promise totaling 63 yards during that span. In 2015, Archer was used primarily as a special teamer with the Steelers until he was waived midway through the season. Archer has zero fantasy value as his NFL career is in question.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets will release WR Jeremy Kerley on Wednesday according to Jets' beat writer Manish Mehta. (Source: Manish Mehta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeremy Kerley finished 2015 with 16 receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars and RB Chris Ivory have agreed to terms on a deal worth up to "well above" $6 million per year. The deal is expected to be finalized at the start of the new league year on Wednesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Ivory will join T.J. Yeldon in Jacksonville's backfield in 2016. Ivory could play the featured back role as he did with the Jets with Yeldon assuming the role of Bilal Powell. Jacksonville's offense exploded in 2015 and will only become more dangerous in the upcoming season with this addition. Ivory's fantasy value will rise as a result of this transaction.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


Not the best outing for Bullock this past Sunday as he went 1-2 on his field goal attempts. He hasn't been too consistent all year with four missed field goals.

Fantasy Impact: He most likely will lose his job next year once Nick Folk returns. He could be picked up by another team in the offseason but isn't much of a fantasy asset until put into a better situation.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeff Cumberland has quiet day

Tue, Sep 29th 6:37am EDT
By Tom Woods

LAC

New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland had two catches for ten yards in the 24-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: There is little upside to Cumberland. He isn't much of a receiving threat, and should remain a free agent in all fantasy leagues and formats - despite him being at the top of the depth chart in New York.

Category: Game Recaps


Jets RB Stevan Ridley is expected to open the regular season on the physically unable to perform list. The veteran has yet to practice this preseason has he continues to recover from knee surgery. If does start on the PUP list, he would be required to miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets' backfield doesn't appear to offer much in the way of fantasy value this season. Chris Ivory is the only current player that's worthy of a roster spot. Ridley's injury means that Zac Stacy is likely to make the cut, more by default than his performance.

Category: Injury Updates


Coach Bruce Arians is not pleased with his RB's and this is a sure sign he is willing to shake things up in camp. As for Johnson, there is likely no guaranteed money in the contract but he has received no interest from other teams. He is a liability on the field and in the locker room. (Source: Dianna Marie Russini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Johnson is not relevant, Andre Ellington remains the No. 14 RB in the league. Johnson is not a threat now nor will he ever be one.


Wide receiver Chris Owusu has a concussion, Jets head coach Todd Bowles told reporters after Saturday's Green & White scrimmage. According to Bowles, Owusu picked up the concussion in Friday's practice and sat out Saturday as he continues with the league's concussion protocol. (Source: The Jets Blog)

Fantasy Impact: Owusu has quietly been having a good training camp for the team. But with outside receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, as well as Jeremy Kerley ahead of him on the depth chart, Owusu will be competing with the likes of TJ Graham and Devin Smith for the fourth receiving role.

Category: Injury Updates


Kicker Andrew Furney released

Tue, Jul 28th 4:19pm EDT
By Tom Woods

The New York Jets have released kicker Andrew Furney to make way for new signing wide receiver Austin Hill. Furney was signed by the Jets last offseason to compete in camp with Nick Folk. (Source: New York Jets)

Fantasy Impact: It now appears that Folk is locked in to start for the Jets next season with this recent news. It was unlikely that Furney was ever going to unseat him anyway, and there's just as much chance that the released kicker will get a chance to start on another NFL roster.

Category: Transactions


Tight end Zach Sudfeld was waved by the Jets on Monday after tearing his ACL in last Wednesday's minicamp session. The team signed veteran Steve Maneri as his replacement. (Source: Yahoo! Sports)

Fantasy Impact: A torn ACL pretty much brings to an end any hope for Sudfeld of scoring fantasy points this season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


According to ESPN's NFL reporter Adam Schefter, the New York Jets are said to be one of the interested parties for the services of quarterback Matt Schaub, alongside the Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons and others. (Source: Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If the Jets sign Schaub, then it doesn't make good reading for the other quarterbacks on the roster. Last season the team only took Michael Vick and Geno Smith into the regular season, and so two Jets QBs could fail to make the cut this time around. It would be virtually pointless to invest anything in Matt Simms fantasy-wise, and Schaub has a genuine chance of beating out Geno Smith. His real competition could well be Ryan Fitzpatrick, but it's hard to be enthusaistic about any of the Jets' options at the position heading into fantasy football drafts.

Category: Rumors


The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Percy Harvin on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: Harvin has elite talent, but the closest he's come to an elite season is 2011, when he had 1,312 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns on a Vikings team on which no other receiver had more than 400 yards. He's unlikely to approach that in Greg Roman's run-heavy offense, in which Sammy Watkins will remain the primary target. And it shouldn't be overlooked that Harvin has been dumped by three teams in three years, so there's that risk. He should be considered no more than a hit-or-miss WR3 in standard fantasy scoring, with a little more value in PPR and special-teams TD leagues.


New York Jets wide receiver Greg Salas has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after sustaining a hamstring injury. Chris Owusu, who the Jets signed as a free agent earlier in the season, has been promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad in Salas' place. (Source: The Jets Blog)

Fantasy Impact: This will be a blow for Salas who may have seen more game time after scoring his first career touchdown on Monday night. However, his season-ending injury has little to no fantasy impact as he hasn't featured that much for what has been an underwhelming offense.


Vick benched

Tue, Nov 25th 11:21am EST
By Cole Patterson

Michael Vick was benched in favor of Geno Smith midway through the third quarter of last night's game. Vick limped off the field but appeared to be fine as he paced the sidelines. (Source: NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Before grabbing the clipboard Vick was 7-of-19 for 76 yards, one interception, and took seven sacks. The offensive success against the Steelers was clearly an outlier. Neither Smith nor Vick are inspiring options but it would be surprising to see Vick suit up again in green and white.


The Jets signed fullback John Conner on Tuesday to replace the injured Tommy Bohanon. Conner was a fifth-round draft choice of the Jets in 2010, and was released by the team in 2012. Bohanon broke his collarbone in Sunday’s loss to the Lions and will undergo surgery. The team placed him on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Like Bohanon, Conner may record some yardage and a touchdown or two throughout the season; but fullbacks aren't players who will yield enough fantasy points to warrant a space on your roster.


New York Jets fullback Tommy Bohanon has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after breaking his collarbone - an injury which will require surgery to repair - in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. (Source: CBS Local)

Fantasy Impact: Bohanon is primarily a fullback, which means that he shouldn't be a great loss as a player with minimal fantasy value. Even the top players at the position don't hold much weight in fantasy football, and shouldn't be making rosters.


With Eric Decker (hamstring) a doubt for the Jets' Week 3 game against the Bears, David Nelson's role in the offense could grow with importance. He was targeted twice in the first two games - a stunningly low number when you consider he ran 51 pass routes - but there's a chance to break out Monday night against the Chicago Bears. The 6-foot-5 Nelson will either be covered by 5-foot-8 Tim Jennings or the rookie Kyle Fuller. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets have to figure out a way to maximize Nelson's skill set against Chicago, because he'll have a favourable matchup against the Bears' secondary. As a result, he could be a very productive fantasy player in Week 3. However, Nelson's fantasy past isn't very convincing so he probably isn't worth the start unless your team has a desperate need at the wide receiver or flex positions.


Hill released by Jets

Sun, Aug 31st 12:10am EDT
By Scott Ellinwood

WR Stephen Hill was released by the Jets on Saturday as the team reduced to the 53-man limit. Hill was a 2012 second round pick of the team and has tremendous athleticism. Ultimately, Hill's lack of production and inconsistent hands cost him a roster spot. Hill will almost certainly be given another opportunity because during his tenure with the Jets he was catching passes from Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez and 2013 rookie Geno Smith. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Hill is definitely worth monitoring and stashing in deeper dynasty leagues. His raw ability could be developed in the right situation.


New York Jets running back Alex Green had 9 carries for 34 yards and fumbled the ball twice, as the team lost their final preseason game to the Eagles. Green came into the game in the second half, after Daryl Richardson started. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: His play has been uninspiring, and Green will have to show a lot more if he is to make an NFL roster, let alone become a fantasy option. Fumbling twice in his final chance to make the roster appear to have sealed his fate.


New York Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee offered high praise of Matt Simms on Tuesday. "Matt Simms has improved as much as any guy I think I can ever remember coaching," Lee said. "Early on, he threw so hard, our backs couldn't catch it. There was no touch. He developed some touch, and developed more touch. Right now, he is accurate." Simms is expected to receive heavy playing time in Thursday night's preseason finale in Philadelphia. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It is unlikely you'd hear such a positive statement about someone who is going to be cut, so this report suggests that Matt Simms will make the Jets' final 53-man roster over rookie Tajh Boyd. Even if Simms does make the roster, however, you can't ignore the fact that he is the third-string QB, and will have extremely limited opportunity to score fantasy points, if he even gets a chance at all.


New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders returned to practice on Monday, just ten days after suffering a seizure whilst driving his own car. He's expected to play in the final preseason game on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Saunders, should he remain healthy, will assume punt returning duties and will be a reserve wide receiver in his rookie year - meaning he won't have enough value in 2014 to make fantasy teams.


The New York Jets have place fourth-round pick Shaq Evans on season-ending IR, following his shoulder surgery on Tuesday. Evans revealed that he was having surgery via Twitter. (Source: The Star-Ledger)

Fantasy Impact: This news confirms what was thought when Evans tweeted that he was having surgery. Obviously, Evans has no fantasy value this season, and it will be next year before he even becomes a fantasy option again.


Jets quarterback Tajh Boyd is expected to play in New York's second preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. Boyd will have the chance to make a case for making the 53-man roster over Matt Simms after largely disappointing at training camp. Both Simms and Boys are competing for the third quarterback spot on the depth chart. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Tajh Boyd is an interesting prospect. His first couple of years as a pro will probably be quiet. But if he develops and finds his way into the right situation, he could become a productive quarterback. He may be worth drafting in dynasty leagues and keeping him stashed for the next couple of years to see if he amounts to anything. As a sixth-round pick, Boyd should come cheap as well.


Running back Daryl Richardson 'showed a nice outside burst' on Wednesday and has a chance to make the cut, according to ESPN's Jets beat reporter Rich Cimini. Richardson was a late offseason pickup for New York after being waived by the Rams. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The only conceivable way in which Daryl Richardson will be worth drafting at this point will be if either Chris Johnson or Chris Ivory go down with an injury, and Richardson becomes the clear favourite to beat Bilal Powell as the Jets' third-string running back. If that scenario doesn't arise, then it will be a struggle for Richardson to make any fantasy impact at all. The only way he may see playing time otherwise is on special teams, or the odd carry in garbage time.


New York Jets beat writer Brian Costello does not believe Josh McCown is a "sure thing" to open the 2017 season as the team's starting quarterback. (Source: Brian Costello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets quarterback situation remains in question heading into training camp. Although McCown is the favorite to open the upcoming season as the starter, Costello does not think its a lock. Both Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty showed promise in the midst of struggles during offseason workouts, which could push McCown. Still, I'd fully expect the elder journeyman to emerge under center for the Jets in Week 1.

Category: Rumors


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg is "pleasing" the coaching staff with the way he has "looked" this offseason. Schefter attributes Hackenberg's progress to the addition of Jeremy Bates to New York's staff. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hackenberg, who is entering his second year in the league, is currently slated as the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart. If the former 51st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft continues to impress, he could finally see playing time and even start if the Jets are sliding out of playoff contention in 2017. Josh McCown is expected to open the year as the Jets' starter.

Category: Rumors


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to an undisclosed deal on Friday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick, formerly of the Jets, found a new home in Tampa Bay following a quiet offseason. The veteran signal caller will replace Mike Glennon, who signed with the Bears in March, as Jameis Winston's primary backup.

Category: Transactions


New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (shoulder) told the media his surgically repaired shoulder is "100 percent." (Source: Brian Cotello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Petty also said that he will participate in next week's OTAs now that his shoulder is fully recovered. The 25-year-old signal caller will compete with Christian Hackenberg for the remainder of the offseason to see who will emerge as New York's No. 2 quarterback behind Josh McCown, the presumed starter for the upcoming season. Unless Petty starts, he will garner zero fantasy value for 2017.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting free agent quarterback Geno Smith passed his physical and is signing a one-year, $2 million deal with the New York Giants on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith agreed to terms with the Giants last Friday, pending a physical, which he passed. He will likely enter the 2017 season as Eli Manning's primary backup.

Category: Transactions


According to ESPN's NFL reporter Adam Schefter, the New York Jets are said to be one of the interested parties for the services of quarterback Matt Schaub, alongside the Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons and others. (Source: Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If the Jets sign Schaub, then it doesn't make good reading for the other quarterbacks on the roster. Last season the team only took Michael Vick and Geno Smith into the regular season, and so two Jets QBs could fail to make the cut this time around. It would be virtually pointless to invest anything in Matt Simms fantasy-wise, and Schaub has a genuine chance of beating out Geno Smith. His real competition could well be Ryan Fitzpatrick, but it's hard to be enthusaistic about any of the Jets' options at the position heading into fantasy football drafts.

Category: Rumors


Vick benched

Tue, Nov 25th 11:21am EST
By Cole Patterson

Michael Vick was benched in favor of Geno Smith midway through the third quarter of last night's game. Vick limped off the field but appeared to be fine as he paced the sidelines. (Source: NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Before grabbing the clipboard Vick was 7-of-19 for 76 yards, one interception, and took seven sacks. The offensive success against the Steelers was clearly an outlier. Neither Smith nor Vick are inspiring options but it would be surprising to see Vick suit up again in green and white.


New York Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee offered high praise of Matt Simms on Tuesday. "Matt Simms has improved as much as any guy I think I can ever remember coaching," Lee said. "Early on, he threw so hard, our backs couldn't catch it. There was no touch. He developed some touch, and developed more touch. Right now, he is accurate." Simms is expected to receive heavy playing time in Thursday night's preseason finale in Philadelphia. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It is unlikely you'd hear such a positive statement about someone who is going to be cut, so this report suggests that Matt Simms will make the Jets' final 53-man roster over rookie Tajh Boyd. Even if Simms does make the roster, however, you can't ignore the fact that he is the third-string QB, and will have extremely limited opportunity to score fantasy points, if he even gets a chance at all.


Jets quarterback Tajh Boyd is expected to play in New York's second preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. Boyd will have the chance to make a case for making the 53-man roster over Matt Simms after largely disappointing at training camp. Both Simms and Boys are competing for the third quarterback spot on the depth chart. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Tajh Boyd is an interesting prospect. His first couple of years as a pro will probably be quiet. But if he develops and finds his way into the right situation, he could become a productive quarterback. He may be worth drafting in dynasty leagues and keeping him stashed for the next couple of years to see if he amounts to anything. As a sixth-round pick, Boyd should come cheap as well.


New York Jets beat writer Connor Hughes believes running back Matt Forte will be the team's "offensive workhorse" in 2017. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: With the Jets heading into a rebuilding year in 2017 -- they moved on from a plethora of players over the age of 30 this offseason -- it comes to a surprise that Hughes believes Forte will lead their backfield. Throughout the offseason, most experts, including myself, think Bilal Powell will continue to lead the duo in touches and total yards as he had at the tail end of the 2016 campaign. From a fantasy football perspective, Powell has been the first Jets' rusher coming off the board in mock drafts, while Forte is going a handful of rounds later. However, even if Forte opens the upcoming season as the starter, I'd still expect Powell to supersede him sooner rather than later.

Category: Rumors


New York Jets beat writer Rich Cimini believes running back Bilal Powell will lead the team's backfield over Matt Forte in 2017. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Forte, who played well in 2016, began to slow down by midseason due to the wear and tear on his 31-year-old body, which is when Powell started to garner more touches. According to Cimini's report via ESPN, "Forte finished [2016] with more offensive touches than Powell -- 248 to 189 -- but Powell was on the field more than Forte -- 51 percent to 47 percent." If this shift carries over to 2017, Powell will be considered the No. 1 back, and now that the Jets are in rebuilding mode, the move makes sense. From a fantasy perspective, view Powell as a high-end RB2 whose upside peaks in PPR scoring formats due to his receiving ability out of the backfield. As for Forte, his stock is falling fast, but he could still present value at the Flex if he is taken in the mid-to-late rounds of a fantasy draft.

Category: Rumors


The New York Jets have released running back Khiry Robinson. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robinson only appeared in one game last season with the Jets for which he received eight carries for 22 yards. His durability is in question moving forward as he has broken his leg three times since 2015. He could linger on the open market for a while this offseason before getting another shot with a new club.

Category: Transactions


Recent acquisition, C.J. Spiller is officially active for the Jets on Sunday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: C.J. Spiller probably won't see very much of the field with Forte and Powell ahead of him, but him being active is a good sign for the future.

Category: Injury Updates


Zac Stacy waived by Jets

Wed, Jul 27th 1:21pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

The New York Jets have waived RB Zac Stacy (leg) with a failed physical designation. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is suggesting that the Jets needed the roster spot and could bring Stacy back later in the year. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a promising rookie campaign with the Rams in 2013, Zac Stacy fell off of the fantasy radar in the next two seasons. In 2015 with the Jets, Stacy appeared in seven games and totaled 154 yards and a touchdown. He has no fantasy value entering the 2016 season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Buffalo Bills have placed RB Dri Archer on the reserve/did not report list Wednesday one week after claiming the running back off of waivers from the New York Jets. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In two years in the NFL, Dri Archer hasn't shown much promise totaling 63 yards during that span. In 2015, Archer was used primarily as a special teamer with the Steelers until he was waived midway through the season. Archer has zero fantasy value as his NFL career is in question.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars and RB Chris Ivory have agreed to terms on a deal worth up to "well above" $6 million per year. The deal is expected to be finalized at the start of the new league year on Wednesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Ivory will join T.J. Yeldon in Jacksonville's backfield in 2016. Ivory could play the featured back role as he did with the Jets with Yeldon assuming the role of Bilal Powell. Jacksonville's offense exploded in 2015 and will only become more dangerous in the upcoming season with this addition. Ivory's fantasy value will rise as a result of this transaction.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


Jets RB Stevan Ridley is expected to open the regular season on the physically unable to perform list. The veteran has yet to practice this preseason has he continues to recover from knee surgery. If does start on the PUP list, he would be required to miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets' backfield doesn't appear to offer much in the way of fantasy value this season. Chris Ivory is the only current player that's worthy of a roster spot. Ridley's injury means that Zac Stacy is likely to make the cut, more by default than his performance.

Category: Injury Updates


Coach Bruce Arians is not pleased with his RB's and this is a sure sign he is willing to shake things up in camp. As for Johnson, there is likely no guaranteed money in the contract but he has received no interest from other teams. He is a liability on the field and in the locker room. (Source: Dianna Marie Russini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Johnson is not relevant, Andre Ellington remains the No. 14 RB in the league. Johnson is not a threat now nor will he ever be one.


The Jets signed fullback John Conner on Tuesday to replace the injured Tommy Bohanon. Conner was a fifth-round draft choice of the Jets in 2010, and was released by the team in 2012. Bohanon broke his collarbone in Sunday’s loss to the Lions and will undergo surgery. The team placed him on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Like Bohanon, Conner may record some yardage and a touchdown or two throughout the season; but fullbacks aren't players who will yield enough fantasy points to warrant a space on your roster.


New York Jets fullback Tommy Bohanon has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after breaking his collarbone - an injury which will require surgery to repair - in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. (Source: CBS Local)

Fantasy Impact: Bohanon is primarily a fullback, which means that he shouldn't be a great loss as a player with minimal fantasy value. Even the top players at the position don't hold much weight in fantasy football, and shouldn't be making rosters.


New York Jets running back Alex Green had 9 carries for 34 yards and fumbled the ball twice, as the team lost their final preseason game to the Eagles. Green came into the game in the second half, after Daryl Richardson started. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: His play has been uninspiring, and Green will have to show a lot more if he is to make an NFL roster, let alone become a fantasy option. Fumbling twice in his final chance to make the roster appear to have sealed his fate.


Running back Daryl Richardson 'showed a nice outside burst' on Wednesday and has a chance to make the cut, according to ESPN's Jets beat reporter Rich Cimini. Richardson was a late offseason pickup for New York after being waived by the Rams. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The only conceivable way in which Daryl Richardson will be worth drafting at this point will be if either Chris Johnson or Chris Ivory go down with an injury, and Richardson becomes the clear favourite to beat Bilal Powell as the Jets' third-string running back. If that scenario doesn't arise, then it will be a struggle for Richardson to make any fantasy impact at all. The only way he may see playing time otherwise is on special teams, or the odd carry in garbage time.


New York Jets beat writer Manish Mehta is reporting wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (groin/ thumb) recently underwent groin and thumb surgeries. (Source: Maniash Mehta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Stewart has been sidelined for the bulk of the team's offseason workouts -- he underwent surgeries to repair groin and thumb injuries within the past two weeks -- Jets head coach Todd Bowles told the media the rookie wideout "should be ready" for the start of training camp in late July. If Stewart could return at, or close to full health, he'll likely open the 2017 season as New York's WR3, which is his current status on the depth chart.

Category: Injury Updates


New York Jets beat writer Manish Mehta is reporting wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (neck) will not participate in the team's mandatory minicamp as he is dealing with an apparent neck injury. (Source: Manish Mehta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Enunwa is dealing with an apparent neck injury and will sit out of mandatory minicamp this week. However, although the 25-year-old wideout is nursing a neck issue, the team does not believe it is serious at the moment and will likely take the cautious approach with his recovery moving forward. Currently, Enunwa's status for training camp is up in the air.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the New York Jets are officially releasing wide receiver Eric Decker on Monday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although the Jets held on to Decker hoping to facilitate a trade, reports suggest that inquiring teams wanted New York to eat some of the receiver's salary, therefore, nulling any hope of a deal. With Decker now open to sign with any team, he is not expected to last long on the market. Expect the Bills, Eagles, Rams, Cowboys and Lions to be in the running for his services.

Category: Transactions


Devin Smith waived by Jets

Mon, May 22nd 5:48pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

NYJ

The New York Jets have waived wide receiver Devin Smith (ACL) on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith, who is recovering from a second torn ACL in as many years, was waived by the Jets Monday. Because of his injury history -- he's only appeared in 14 of a possible 48 career games -- his future in the NFL is in doubt. Smith will not play in 2017 as a result of the aforementioned ACL injury.

Category: Transactions


New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested at a music festival in Miami Sunday and was charged with "a felony count of resisting an officer with violence to his person and also obstruction of justice." (Source: Newsday)

Fantasy Impact: As a result of his arrest and felony charge, Anderson could face disciplinary action from the authorities and the NFL. The impending second-year wideout is slated as New York's No. 3 receiver and could be in store for a breakout year after a stellar rookie campaign in 2016 in which he accumulated 42 receptions for 587 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns. Anderson is on the WR4 radar for the 2017 fantasy football campaign whose stock is rising. However, if he is suspended by the league, his value could fall due to the presumed missed time.

Category: Rumors


The New York Jets have signed free agent wide receiver Quinton Patton on Thursday. (Source: New York Jets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After spending the first four years of his career with San Francisco, Patton signed with the Jets Thursday. The 26-year-old wideout played in 14 games last season and accumulated career-high production in receptions (37), yards receiving (408) and YPG (29.1), but failed to score a touchdown. Patton will likely enter next season as New York's No. 4 or No. 5 receiver and will have minimal fantasy value if any in 2017.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets plan to releas wide receive Brandon Marshall. (Source: Kimberley Martin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall finished 2016 with 59 receptions, 788 yards, and 3 touchdowns on 128 targets. Depending on where the 32-year-old WR goes will depend on how relevant he will be fantasy wise. Either way, you can't get much worse than the Jets offense last year. Expect Marshall's numbers to go up and most likely be cheaper on draft day than most years.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets will release WR Jeremy Kerley on Wednesday according to Jets' beat writer Manish Mehta. (Source: Manish Mehta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeremy Kerley finished 2015 with 16 receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns.

Category: Transactions


Wide receiver Chris Owusu has a concussion, Jets head coach Todd Bowles told reporters after Saturday's Green & White scrimmage. According to Bowles, Owusu picked up the concussion in Friday's practice and sat out Saturday as he continues with the league's concussion protocol. (Source: The Jets Blog)

Fantasy Impact: Owusu has quietly been having a good training camp for the team. But with outside receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, as well as Jeremy Kerley ahead of him on the depth chart, Owusu will be competing with the likes of TJ Graham and Devin Smith for the fourth receiving role.

Category: Injury Updates


The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Percy Harvin on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: Harvin has elite talent, but the closest he's come to an elite season is 2011, when he had 1,312 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns on a Vikings team on which no other receiver had more than 400 yards. He's unlikely to approach that in Greg Roman's run-heavy offense, in which Sammy Watkins will remain the primary target. And it shouldn't be overlooked that Harvin has been dumped by three teams in three years, so there's that risk. He should be considered no more than a hit-or-miss WR3 in standard fantasy scoring, with a little more value in PPR and special-teams TD leagues.


New York Jets wide receiver Greg Salas has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after sustaining a hamstring injury. Chris Owusu, who the Jets signed as a free agent earlier in the season, has been promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad in Salas' place. (Source: The Jets Blog)

Fantasy Impact: This will be a blow for Salas who may have seen more game time after scoring his first career touchdown on Monday night. However, his season-ending injury has little to no fantasy impact as he hasn't featured that much for what has been an underwhelming offense.


With Eric Decker (hamstring) a doubt for the Jets' Week 3 game against the Bears, David Nelson's role in the offense could grow with importance. He was targeted twice in the first two games - a stunningly low number when you consider he ran 51 pass routes - but there's a chance to break out Monday night against the Chicago Bears. The 6-foot-5 Nelson will either be covered by 5-foot-8 Tim Jennings or the rookie Kyle Fuller. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets have to figure out a way to maximize Nelson's skill set against Chicago, because he'll have a favourable matchup against the Bears' secondary. As a result, he could be a very productive fantasy player in Week 3. However, Nelson's fantasy past isn't very convincing so he probably isn't worth the start unless your team has a desperate need at the wide receiver or flex positions.


Hill released by Jets

Sun, Aug 31st 12:10am EDT
By Scott Ellinwood

WR Stephen Hill was released by the Jets on Saturday as the team reduced to the 53-man limit. Hill was a 2012 second round pick of the team and has tremendous athleticism. Ultimately, Hill's lack of production and inconsistent hands cost him a roster spot. Hill will almost certainly be given another opportunity because during his tenure with the Jets he was catching passes from Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez and 2013 rookie Geno Smith. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Hill is definitely worth monitoring and stashing in deeper dynasty leagues. His raw ability could be developed in the right situation.


New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders returned to practice on Monday, just ten days after suffering a seizure whilst driving his own car. He's expected to play in the final preseason game on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Saunders, should he remain healthy, will assume punt returning duties and will be a reserve wide receiver in his rookie year - meaning he won't have enough value in 2014 to make fantasy teams.


The New York Jets have place fourth-round pick Shaq Evans on season-ending IR, following his shoulder surgery on Tuesday. Evans revealed that he was having surgery via Twitter. (Source: The Star-Ledger)

Fantasy Impact: This news confirms what was thought when Evans tweeted that he was having surgery. Obviously, Evans has no fantasy value this season, and it will be next year before he even becomes a fantasy option again.


Leggett has said that the Jets' new offensive coordinator, John Morton, is a big fan of tight ends and making them the "go-to guy" in the offense. With no clear starter at the position, former Clemson tight end Leggett could be that guy. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets have question marks all over their team, from the lack of a quality starting quarterback to which running back to draft all the way to their lackluster defense. Leggett won't be playing for Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady, but he has a chance to be a focal point of the offense, which is valuable, fantasy-wise, on any team. You seldom see the top targets on the waiver wire, no matter how bad the offense is. Eric Decker will likely be the top target on this team, but Leggett can compete with Quincy Enunwa, considering the offense might run through the tight end position.

Category: Rumors


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was suspended for two-games by the NFL Wednesday for his 2016 DUI. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seferian-Jenkins, who was charged with a DUI last September while he was still a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization, was suspended for two games by the NFL because of the incident. The troubled tight end has a boatload of upside, but he's never lived up to his hype. His best NFL season was in 2015 in which he caught 21 targets for 338 yards and four touchdowns in seven games -- he's never played more than nine games in a season in his three-year career. Barring a change in personnel, Seferian-Jenkins will assume New York's starting tight end job once he's eligible to return from his ban in Week 3. He is not a fantasy-relevant asset entering the 2017 campaign however.

Category: Transactions


Brandon Bostick saw one target on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens and was held without a catch.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Bostick, like pretty much all of the tight ends for the New York Jets, is essentially a blocker who happens to be eligible to catch passes on most downs. The Jets do not use their tight ends, and they especially do not use Bostick, who only has one catch and three targets through seven weeks.

Category: Game Recaps


Braedon Bowman was placed on injured reserve by the New York Jets on Saturday, October 22. (Source: CBSSports)

Fantasy Impact: Braedon Bowman was already irrelevant, at least for fantasy purposes, and now a knee injury has ended his season.

Category: Injury Updates


Kellen Davis was once again held without a catch this week, as he was not even targeted in Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Kellen Davis was already pretty much irrelevant for fantasy purposes, and the arrival of Austin Seferian-Jenkins is going to cut into Davis's playing time and production going forward. Davis has zero catches through the first five weeks, and he is not someone you can count on for fantasy production right now.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Daniel Popper of the NY Daily News reports former Jets TE Jace Amaro was claimed off waivers by the Titans. (Source: NY Daily News )

Fantasy Impact: 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.


Jeff Cumberland has quiet day

Tue, Sep 29th 6:37am EDT
By Tom Woods

LAC

New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland had two catches for ten yards in the 24-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: There is little upside to Cumberland. He isn't much of a receiving threat, and should remain a free agent in all fantasy leagues and formats - despite him being at the top of the depth chart in New York.

Category: Game Recaps


Tight end Zach Sudfeld was waved by the Jets on Monday after tearing his ACL in last Wednesday's minicamp session. The team signed veteran Steve Maneri as his replacement. (Source: Yahoo! Sports)

Fantasy Impact: A torn ACL pretty much brings to an end any hope for Sudfeld of scoring fantasy points this season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Nick Folk connected on all six of his kicks on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, making three field goals and three extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Nick Folk quietly had a solid season for the Jets, making 27 of his 31 field goal attempts on the year (87.1%). Unfortunately, it was hard to rely on Folk in fantasy because you never knew what you were going to get from the New York offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Not the best outing for Bullock this past Sunday as he went 1-2 on his field goal attempts. He hasn't been too consistent all year with four missed field goals.

Fantasy Impact: He most likely will lose his job next year once Nick Folk returns. He could be picked up by another team in the offseason but isn't much of a fantasy asset until put into a better situation.

Category: Game Recaps


Kicker Andrew Furney released

Tue, Jul 28th 4:19pm EDT
By Tom Woods

The New York Jets have released kicker Andrew Furney to make way for new signing wide receiver Austin Hill. Furney was signed by the Jets last offseason to compete in camp with Nick Folk. (Source: New York Jets)

Fantasy Impact: It now appears that Folk is locked in to start for the Jets next season with this recent news. It was unlikely that Furney was ever going to unseat him anyway, and there's just as much chance that the released kicker will get a chance to start on another NFL roster.

Category: Transactions


New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan told the media that it's "highly unlikely" the team adds another veteran quarterback this offseason, but would not "rule out" selecting one in April's draft. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If the Jets do not add another veteran quarterback this offseason, Josh McCown will likely enter the 2017 season as the starter. However, ESPN's Rich Cimini believes impending sophomore Christian Hackenberg will at least "get a chance to compete (with McCown) for the (starting) job" in training camp. Even if McCown emerges as the Week 1 starter, and he's fully expected to, Hackenberg will likely see the field at some point during the season, especially if the Jets are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Category: Rumors


David Harris cut by Jets

Tue, Jun 6th 4:34pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

NE

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the New York Jets are releasing linebacker David Harris on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris, who is entering his 11th season in the NFL -- all with the Jets -- was cut by the club Tuesday afternoon. The veteran linebacker shouldn't linger on the open market for long, however. He is one of the top players at his position on the field and a team leader off of it. Expect him to land with a new team in time for training camp or even sooner. Harris' release -- like Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold's -- fully indicates that the Jets are in full rebuilding mode moving forward.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting the New York Jets have traded DB Calvin Pryor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for linebacker Demario Davis. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pryor, the former 18th overall pick in the 2014 draft, was dealt to the Browns Thursday. The 24-year-old safety hasn't lived up to expectations in New York and will now have a shot to rejuvenate his stalled career on a Browns defense desperate for a spark. Pryor will have an opportunity in training camp and the preseason to compete for a starting job in Cleveland for the 2017 season.

Category: Transactions


The Jets have cut safety Marcus Gilchrist after taking Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye in the first two rounds of the draft. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets' defense has gone through rough times over the past few years, especially at defensive back. Gilchrist has always been a decent safety, but a recent injury and a relatively hefty salary spelled doom for the former Charger. Calvin Pryor is still on the roster, though it's a real possibility the Jets start two rookie safeties, both of whom are much better against the run than against the pass.

Category: Transactions


ESPN's Adam Caplan is reporting the New York Jets informed defensive back Darrelle Revis that they are releasing him. (Source: Adam Caplan on TWitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just weeks after Revis was arrested in Pittsburgh, the Jets are moving on from the troubled and aging cornerback. Revis, 31, is coming off of one of his worst seasons as a pro in 2016 in which he showed signs of diminishing play. Revis could linger on the open market for a while this offseason, especially due to his recent off the field issues.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets have released center Nick Mangold on Saturday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Long-time Jets center Nick Mangold was released by the team Saturday. The 11-year veteran, who played his entire career in new York, told the media he is not retiring despite his release. He is expected to have a robust market in free agency.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets have notified offensive lineman Ryan Clady's agent that they aren't picking up his option for 2017. He is a free agent. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thet Jets are parting ways with Clady after one season. Clady, 30, only played in nine games in 2016. He was placed on IR in Week 10 with a torn rotator cuff. Clady could be courted by the Giants this offseason as they are in need of a quality left tackle. However, his injury concerns may deter them from pursuing a contract.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets activated DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) from the PUP list. (Source: Rich Cimini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilkerson is eligible to practice with the Jets upon his activation from the PUP list. Wilkerson is one of the key components on New York's D/ST who is a solid matchup play in the upcoming fantasy football campaign.

Category: Injury Updates


New York Jets DL Sheldon Richardson was suspended by the NFL for the first game of the 2016 regular season on Thursday for violating the league's personal conduct policy. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets took a blow to their defensive unit on Thursday as Sheldon Richardson was suspended for the first game of the regular season by the NFL. Richardson is an up and coming player on New york's line who is coming off of a solid year in 2015 despite only appearing in 11 contests. He finished the season with 35 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass deflections, but was on pace to blow away his career high if he played a full 16 game slate. The Jets D/ST should be considered a matchup-based play for the upcoming fantasy football campaign.

Category: Rumors


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, New York Jets OL D'Brickashaw Ferguson announced his retirement on Friday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: D'Brickashaw Ferguson played 10 years in the NFL, all of which with the New York Jets.

Category: Transactions


The Giants are looking to bolster their defensive unit which had a brutal 2016. Harrison is the latest name to pop up on the Giants' free agent radar. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Harrison is one of the best interior run defenders in the NFL and would greatly help the Giants' DL in early down running situations.

Category: Rumors


The New York Jets have released veteran DB Antonio Cromartie on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Antonio Cromartie's release will save the Jets $8 million against the salary cap. Cromartie will likely sign with a team to add depth to their secondary later in the offseason.

Category: Transactions


It was Taiwan Jones who was the first running back to spell Latavius Murray Sunday against the Chargers. Jones carried three times for 35 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards. He had a long of 19 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Jones looked explosive on his runs. If Murray were to go down, though, I don't think Jones would slot right into the role. It would probably be a RBBC with Jones, Roy Helu, and Marcel Reece all receiving carries. With that said, he could be a lottery ticket due to his skills and competence of the Raiders offense. He should be readily available in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Former first-round cornerback Dee Milliner will miss at least the first eight weeks of the new NFL season after the New York Jets placed him on short-term injured reserve. The player underwent wrist surgery this preseason - the latest in a long line. The team was awarded ex-Seattle safety Ronald Martin from waivers in Milliner's place. (Source: Gang Green Nation)

Fantasy Impact: Milliner already had the task to even make the cut, let alone start for the Jets. But this injury does set him back even further. Due to his injury proneness, he is unlikely to see the field much in 2015, and so isn't really a fantasy prospect at any level.

Category: Injury Updates


New York Jets first-round defensive lineman Leonard Williams impressed against the Atlanta Falcons in preseason on Friday night, recording one-and-a-half sacks, a tackle for a loss and a safety against a poor offensive line. Williams helped the Jets to a victory, with the tide turning in New York's favour after he brought down T.J. Yates in the quarterback's own end zone. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Widely regarded as the best player in the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams changed the game and was a force to be reckoned with on the Jets' defensive line. He should be one of the top picks in IDP dynasty leagues and, with Sheldon Richardson out for at least the first four weeks of the season, Williams could be a fantasy asset this year as he's likely to see the field more often than originally anticipated.

Category: Game Recaps


The New York Jets' third-round selection Lorenzo Mauldin has been impressing in training camp so far, and was the 'most impressive sight' at the team's practice on Friday, according to the New York Post. The linebacker excelled in a drill that had pass rushers facing offensive linemen, trying to get around them and ring a bell that was hanging about six feet in the air where the quarterback would be. Mauldin repeatedly beat his man and rang the bell several times. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Mauldin may not get enough time to truly shine this season, but if he proves himself enough to hold down a starting spot in the future, then he could be a fantasy star for years to come. In IDP dynasty leagues he could be a solid mid-round pick with tremendous upside. It could also be good news for the Jets D/ST, as they have long been searching for a dynamic pass rushing threat off the edge, and Mauldin could be their man.


Antonio Allen out for season

Fri, Aug 7th 4:43pm EDT
By Tom Woods

New York Jets defensive back Antonio Allen is out for the season after tearing his Achilles' tendon in Thursday's practice. It was initially thought to be a serious injury, and was confirmed with an MRI scan on Friday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It is a blow for the New York Jets as Allen was valuable roster depth. But fantasy owners shouldn't have been sniffing around the safety anyway, because it is unlikely that he would have seen the field enough to be a legitimate play.

Category: Injury Updates


The New York Jets have added former Minnesota Viking Erin Henderson, signing him to a one-year deal. The linebacker will provide depth behind starters David Harris and Demario Davis after being released by Minnesota and missing the entire 2014 season following two DUI arrests. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: As a depth player, Henderson's fantasy impact will most likely be limited, so unless Harris or Davis go down with injury then he shouldn't be a difference maker.

Category: Transactions


Jets re-sign Leger Douzable

Wed, Apr 8th 4:45pm EDT
By Tom Woods

The New York Jets have re-signed backup defensive end Leger Douzable, though the financial terms of the deal are yet to be released. In 2014 he established himself as part of the team's defensive line rotation with 2.5 sacks and 25 tackles. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: While the move is unlikely to have any real fantasy football ramifications, it does ensure that the Jets have some quality backup should any of their starters go down.

Category: Transactions


The New York Giants are expected to sign former Jet, Kenrick Ellis on a one year deal according to Mike Garafolo. (Source: Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is strictly a move to add depth to the defensive line. Ellis had a minimal impact with the Jets last season recording only 12 combined tackles and 1 sack. Ellis will likely move behind Hankins and Jenkins on the depth chart.


For the third straight game, the New York Jets are conducting a practice competition for the two starting jobs. Darrin Walls joins the fray after missing the last two games with a calf injury, so it's a three-man battle between Walls, Marcus Williams and Phillip Adams. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Walls start ahead of Adams. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Despite Walls being an upgrade on both Adams and Williams, he isn't a trustworthy player as part of a fragile Jets secondary.


New York Jets linebacker Quinton Coples did not start for the first time this season last week against the New England Patriots and played only 19 snaps -- less than half as many as his replacement, Jason Babin (40). But Coples expects to have a bigger role Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Coples had the potential to be one of the better linebackers this year, but he has failed to capitalise on the opportunity for a breakout season. With Jason Babin likely to start for a second consecutive week, it's probably best to avoid Coples and go another way.


Jets re-sign Lankster

Sat, Sep 13th 4:47pm EDT
By Tom Woods

The New York Jets have re-signed special teams standout Ellis Lankster a day after waiving cornerback Leon McFadden. Lankster was released by the Jets at the beginning of the month - a surprising move because the cornerback had been a primary backup in the secondary and a major contributor on special teams. (Source: YES)

Fantasy Impact: With special teams being the reason for the signing of Lankster, he probably has little to no fantasy value - unless the Jets happen to run into another cornerback epidemic. Even then it would be better to stay clear of the former Bills player.


Enemkpali inactive versus Raiders

Sun, Sep 7th 12:04pm EDT
By Tom Woods

Along with Josh Bush, Dakota Dozier, Dee Milliner, Ben Ijalana, Leon McFadden, and Walt Powell, Jets rookie linebacker I.K. Enemkpali has been listed as inactive for the team's opening game against the Raiders on Sunday. Enemkpali has recently been dealing with a plantar fascia injury in one of his feet, and has been seen using a walking boot. (Source: Twitter | @RichCimini)

Fantasy Impact: It's likely that Enemkpali won't have any sort of noticeable fantasy production this year, but if he continues in his development Enemkpali could become a player worth drafting at some point down the line.


Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson has been suspended by the team, after he went AWOL and failed to turn up for their game against the Giants on Friday. General manager John Idzik commented on the situation: "I think what we’re going to do now is he will be suspended indefinitely. That will give us a little time to gather more information around what led to his behavior. I think that way, we feel like we’ll make a very well-informed decision as to what discipline will be forthcoming. And there will be discipline involved." (Source: The Star-Ledger)

Fantasy Impact: Things aren't looking good for Patterson. Although he was a projected starter for New York, he was hardly spectacular in training camp. This could affect his place on the team, and eliminate what little fantasy value he had to begin with. Patterson is someone you'll want to avoid in IDP leagues, even if he does end up starting Week 1.


The Jets officially placed third-round pick Dexter McDougle on injured reserve on Wednesday. This comes on the same day that the Jets placed fellow rookie Shaq Evans on IR, ending his season too. McDougle finds himself on the list after tearing his ACL in practice earlier this month. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Dexter McDougle was an interesting fantasy prospect this season, after it appeared in training camp that he may unseat Dimitri Patterson for the second starting cornerback role. Unfortunately for McDougle and the Jets, he picked up an injury that will keep him out for the season. McDougle will probably be available in dynasty leagues next year, and will be worth a look at next year when he has recovered.


OLB Antwan Barnes (knee) has been placed on the active physically unable to perform (PUP) list ahead of Thursday's first training camp practice. (Source: The Star-Ledger)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets were hoping that Barnes would be a factor in their pass rushing game, but his impact was limited to just 2.0 sacks in 2013, before landing on the IR after an injury sustained in week five against the Falcons. As a situational pass rusher, Barnes probably shouldn't be started in an IDP league, and any adverse affect his absence will have to the Jets' D/ST will be minimal. There is little need to worry about this one.


The New York Jets activated DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) from the PUP list. (Source: Rich Cimini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilkerson is eligible to practice with the Jets upon his activation from the PUP list. Wilkerson is one of the key components on New York's D/ST who is a solid matchup play in the upcoming fantasy football campaign.

Category: Injury Updates


New York Jets DL Sheldon Richardson was suspended by the NFL for the first game of the 2016 regular season on Thursday for violating the league's personal conduct policy. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets took a blow to their defensive unit on Thursday as Sheldon Richardson was suspended for the first game of the regular season by the NFL. Richardson is an up and coming player on New york's line who is coming off of a solid year in 2015 despite only appearing in 11 contests. He finished the season with 35 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass deflections, but was on pace to blow away his career high if he played a full 16 game slate. The Jets D/ST should be considered a matchup-based play for the upcoming fantasy football campaign.

Category: Rumors


The Giants are looking to bolster their defensive unit which had a brutal 2016. Harrison is the latest name to pop up on the Giants' free agent radar. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Harrison is one of the best interior run defenders in the NFL and would greatly help the Giants' DL in early down running situations.

Category: Rumors


New York Jets first-round defensive lineman Leonard Williams impressed against the Atlanta Falcons in preseason on Friday night, recording one-and-a-half sacks, a tackle for a loss and a safety against a poor offensive line. Williams helped the Jets to a victory, with the tide turning in New York's favour after he brought down T.J. Yates in the quarterback's own end zone. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Widely regarded as the best player in the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams changed the game and was a force to be reckoned with on the Jets' defensive line. He should be one of the top picks in IDP dynasty leagues and, with Sheldon Richardson out for at least the first four weeks of the season, Williams could be a fantasy asset this year as he's likely to see the field more often than originally anticipated.

Category: Game Recaps


Jets re-sign Leger Douzable

Wed, Apr 8th 4:45pm EDT
By Tom Woods

The New York Jets have re-signed backup defensive end Leger Douzable, though the financial terms of the deal are yet to be released. In 2014 he established himself as part of the team's defensive line rotation with 2.5 sacks and 25 tackles. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: While the move is unlikely to have any real fantasy football ramifications, it does ensure that the Jets have some quality backup should any of their starters go down.

Category: Transactions


The New York Giants are expected to sign former Jet, Kenrick Ellis on a one year deal according to Mike Garafolo. (Source: Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is strictly a move to add depth to the defensive line. Ellis had a minimal impact with the Jets last season recording only 12 combined tackles and 1 sack. Ellis will likely move behind Hankins and Jenkins on the depth chart.


New York Jets linebacker Quinton Coples did not start for the first time this season last week against the New England Patriots and played only 19 snaps -- less than half as many as his replacement, Jason Babin (40). But Coples expects to have a bigger role Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Coples had the potential to be one of the better linebackers this year, but he has failed to capitalise on the opportunity for a breakout season. With Jason Babin likely to start for a second consecutive week, it's probably best to avoid Coples and go another way.


David Harris cut by Jets

Tue, Jun 6th 4:34pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

NE

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the New York Jets are releasing linebacker David Harris on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris, who is entering his 11th season in the NFL -- all with the Jets -- was cut by the club Tuesday afternoon. The veteran linebacker shouldn't linger on the open market for long, however. He is one of the top players at his position on the field and a team leader off of it. Expect him to land with a new team in time for training camp or even sooner. Harris' release -- like Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold's -- fully indicates that the Jets are in full rebuilding mode moving forward.

Category: Transactions


It was Taiwan Jones who was the first running back to spell Latavius Murray Sunday against the Chargers. Jones carried three times for 35 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards. He had a long of 19 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Jones looked explosive on his runs. If Murray were to go down, though, I don't think Jones would slot right into the role. It would probably be a RBBC with Jones, Roy Helu, and Marcel Reece all receiving carries. With that said, he could be a lottery ticket due to his skills and competence of the Raiders offense. He should be readily available in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


The New York Jets' third-round selection Lorenzo Mauldin has been impressing in training camp so far, and was the 'most impressive sight' at the team's practice on Friday, according to the New York Post. The linebacker excelled in a drill that had pass rushers facing offensive linemen, trying to get around them and ring a bell that was hanging about six feet in the air where the quarterback would be. Mauldin repeatedly beat his man and rang the bell several times. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Mauldin may not get enough time to truly shine this season, but if he proves himself enough to hold down a starting spot in the future, then he could be a fantasy star for years to come. In IDP dynasty leagues he could be a solid mid-round pick with tremendous upside. It could also be good news for the Jets D/ST, as they have long been searching for a dynamic pass rushing threat off the edge, and Mauldin could be their man.


The New York Jets have added former Minnesota Viking Erin Henderson, signing him to a one-year deal. The linebacker will provide depth behind starters David Harris and Demario Davis after being released by Minnesota and missing the entire 2014 season following two DUI arrests. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: As a depth player, Henderson's fantasy impact will most likely be limited, so unless Harris or Davis go down with injury then he shouldn't be a difference maker.

Category: Transactions


Enemkpali inactive versus Raiders

Sun, Sep 7th 12:04pm EDT
By Tom Woods

Along with Josh Bush, Dakota Dozier, Dee Milliner, Ben Ijalana, Leon McFadden, and Walt Powell, Jets rookie linebacker I.K. Enemkpali has been listed as inactive for the team's opening game against the Raiders on Sunday. Enemkpali has recently been dealing with a plantar fascia injury in one of his feet, and has been seen using a walking boot. (Source: Twitter | @RichCimini)

Fantasy Impact: It's likely that Enemkpali won't have any sort of noticeable fantasy production this year, but if he continues in his development Enemkpali could become a player worth drafting at some point down the line.


OLB Antwan Barnes (knee) has been placed on the active physically unable to perform (PUP) list ahead of Thursday's first training camp practice. (Source: The Star-Ledger)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets were hoping that Barnes would be a factor in their pass rushing game, but his impact was limited to just 2.0 sacks in 2013, before landing on the IR after an injury sustained in week five against the Falcons. As a situational pass rusher, Barnes probably shouldn't be started in an IDP league, and any adverse affect his absence will have to the Jets' D/ST will be minimal. There is little need to worry about this one.


NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting the New York Jets have traded DB Calvin Pryor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for linebacker Demario Davis. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pryor, the former 18th overall pick in the 2014 draft, was dealt to the Browns Thursday. The 24-year-old safety hasn't lived up to expectations in New York and will now have a shot to rejuvenate his stalled career on a Browns defense desperate for a spark. Pryor will have an opportunity in training camp and the preseason to compete for a starting job in Cleveland for the 2017 season.

Category: Transactions


The Jets have cut safety Marcus Gilchrist after taking Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye in the first two rounds of the draft. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets' defense has gone through rough times over the past few years, especially at defensive back. Gilchrist has always been a decent safety, but a recent injury and a relatively hefty salary spelled doom for the former Charger. Calvin Pryor is still on the roster, though it's a real possibility the Jets start two rookie safeties, both of whom are much better against the run than against the pass.

Category: Transactions


ESPN's Adam Caplan is reporting the New York Jets informed defensive back Darrelle Revis that they are releasing him. (Source: Adam Caplan on TWitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just weeks after Revis was arrested in Pittsburgh, the Jets are moving on from the troubled and aging cornerback. Revis, 31, is coming off of one of his worst seasons as a pro in 2016 in which he showed signs of diminishing play. Revis could linger on the open market for a while this offseason, especially due to his recent off the field issues.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets have released veteran DB Antonio Cromartie on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Antonio Cromartie's release will save the Jets $8 million against the salary cap. Cromartie will likely sign with a team to add depth to their secondary later in the offseason.

Category: Transactions


Former first-round cornerback Dee Milliner will miss at least the first eight weeks of the new NFL season after the New York Jets placed him on short-term injured reserve. The player underwent wrist surgery this preseason - the latest in a long line. The team was awarded ex-Seattle safety Ronald Martin from waivers in Milliner's place. (Source: Gang Green Nation)

Fantasy Impact: Milliner already had the task to even make the cut, let alone start for the Jets. But this injury does set him back even further. Due to his injury proneness, he is unlikely to see the field much in 2015, and so isn't really a fantasy prospect at any level.

Category: Injury Updates


Antonio Allen out for season

Fri, Aug 7th 4:43pm EDT
By Tom Woods

New York Jets defensive back Antonio Allen is out for the season after tearing his Achilles' tendon in Thursday's practice. It was initially thought to be a serious injury, and was confirmed with an MRI scan on Friday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It is a blow for the New York Jets as Allen was valuable roster depth. But fantasy owners shouldn't have been sniffing around the safety anyway, because it is unlikely that he would have seen the field enough to be a legitimate play.

Category: Injury Updates


For the third straight game, the New York Jets are conducting a practice competition for the two starting jobs. Darrin Walls joins the fray after missing the last two games with a calf injury, so it's a three-man battle between Walls, Marcus Williams and Phillip Adams. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Walls start ahead of Adams. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Despite Walls being an upgrade on both Adams and Williams, he isn't a trustworthy player as part of a fragile Jets secondary.


Jets re-sign Lankster

Sat, Sep 13th 4:47pm EDT
By Tom Woods

The New York Jets have re-signed special teams standout Ellis Lankster a day after waiving cornerback Leon McFadden. Lankster was released by the Jets at the beginning of the month - a surprising move because the cornerback had been a primary backup in the secondary and a major contributor on special teams. (Source: YES)

Fantasy Impact: With special teams being the reason for the signing of Lankster, he probably has little to no fantasy value - unless the Jets happen to run into another cornerback epidemic. Even then it would be better to stay clear of the former Bills player.


Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson has been suspended by the team, after he went AWOL and failed to turn up for their game against the Giants on Friday. General manager John Idzik commented on the situation: "I think what we’re going to do now is he will be suspended indefinitely. That will give us a little time to gather more information around what led to his behavior. I think that way, we feel like we’ll make a very well-informed decision as to what discipline will be forthcoming. And there will be discipline involved." (Source: The Star-Ledger)

Fantasy Impact: Things aren't looking good for Patterson. Although he was a projected starter for New York, he was hardly spectacular in training camp. This could affect his place on the team, and eliminate what little fantasy value he had to begin with. Patterson is someone you'll want to avoid in IDP leagues, even if he does end up starting Week 1.


The Jets officially placed third-round pick Dexter McDougle on injured reserve on Wednesday. This comes on the same day that the Jets placed fellow rookie Shaq Evans on IR, ending his season too. McDougle finds himself on the list after tearing his ACL in practice earlier this month. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Dexter McDougle was an interesting fantasy prospect this season, after it appeared in training camp that he may unseat Dimitri Patterson for the second starting cornerback role. Unfortunately for McDougle and the Jets, he picked up an injury that will keep him out for the season. McDougle will probably be available in dynasty leagues next year, and will be worth a look at next year when he has recovered.