New York Jets
New York Jets WR Elijah Moore is working with the first-team offense, a promotion from the beginning of camp where he was with the second-team, per Connor Hughes of The Athletic. (Source: Connor Hughes on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: It seems the Jets can't stop the rookie WR from getting on the field as much as possible. At every turn, Jets beat reports, coaches, and teammates praise Moore as one of the best players in camp. There was some concern that Jamison Crowder will limit Moore's potential in his first season, but it simply isn't the case. The Jets will use the rookie early and often as talent can overcome projected opportunity.
New York Jets second-year WR Denzel Mims is working with the third-team offense in training camp on Friday, per Connor Hughes of The Athletic.
Fantasy Impact: The news keeps getting worse for Mims. Earlier this week, he was working with the second team, and it appears he has slipped further down the depth chart. Mims was drafted in the second round last year, but he is a vertical receiver, and the Jets are looking for route-runners who can create after the catch. Don't expect Mims to make an impact this season as long as he's a Jet.
New York Jets first-round pick QB Zach Wilson signs his rookie contract, allowing him to officially join his team in training camp, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Jets fans can breathe a sigh of relief as this bizarre holdout finally comes to an end. The Jets had a similar experience with QB Sam Darnold who missed the opening of camp during his rookie season. Wilson will need all the practice time possible as he looks to lead an offense that introduces new starters, rookies, new coaches, and a new scheme.
Wed, Jul 28th 2:14pm EDT
By Ari Koslow
Chris Herndon IV was seen working with the Jets second unit in team drills. (Source: Connor Hughes on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Tyler Kroft is working as the Jets starting tight end in camp. Herndon has been a popular breakout candidate for many in the fantasy football community the last handful of years, but he has ultimately struggled to find any consistency in that span. He will have to work his way up past Kroft in camp this year if he is to see legitimate playing time.
Wed, Jul 28th 1:55pm EDT
By Zak McDonald
New York Jets rookie RB Michael Carter begins training camp working with the first-team offense, per Connor Hughes of The Athletic. (Source: Connor Hughes on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: It's a good sign to see Carter getting first team work over Tevin Coleman, who has more experience in the Jets new offence. Early reports from camp are that Carter is impressing the staff and is the favorite to be the primary option in the backfield. The Jets have invested heavily in their offensive line and have escaped from the Adam Gase offence that stunted their value. Carter is being drafted as RB33 right, but that will shoot up if he performs well in the preseason.
14th overall pick, OG Alijah Vera-Tucker, signs his rookie contract with the New York Jets. (Source: Rich Cimini on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Jets traded up to draft Vera-Tucker, marking the second straight year the team has drafted an offensive lineman in the first round. He will slot into the LG position beside last year's first-round pick, LT Mekhi Becton. Vera-Tucker is a powerful lineman with light feet who matches perfectly in the Jets new Shanahan-inspired blocking scheme. The Jets offensive line will be significantly improved this season with the additions of Vera-Tucker and RT Morgan Moses.
Tue, Jul 13th 4:04pm EDT
By Andersen Pickard
The Jets and franchise tagged safety Marcus Maye are not expected to finalize an extension ahead of the upcoming deadline. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Jets claimed they were aggressive in talks with Maye, though Rapoport alleges “the team has not responded to his last proposal and that offer has been pulled off the table.” The deadline for franchise tagged players to sign an extension will pass in roughly 48 hours.
Mon, Jun 28th 8:07pm EDT
By Ari Koslow
Brian Costello of The New York Post suggests that a surprising strong spring has Tyler Kroft in the mix for the Jets starting tight end gig this year. (Source: Brian Costello on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: "Kroft has been one of the bigger surprises of the spring," Costello said. "He has seen a lot of time with the starting unit and...could beat out Chris Herndon for the job if Herndon does not shake out of the funk he was in last year." The hype has been around Herndon in recent years, but it has not really panned into much production on the field. Kroft will have the opportunity to take the lead tight end role for this new look Jets offense if he continues to impress in training camp.
Mon, Jun 14th 11:53am EDT
By Avram Avramov
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jets and WR Jamison Crowder have finalized a renegotiated contract which will keep him on the team for 2021. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: After weeks of contract discussions the Jets and Crowder have agreed to a restructured contract which will keep the WR in New York for the 2021 season. Up until this point, Crowder was absent from team offseason practices as speculations of a potential release grew if the two sides couldn't agree on an updated deal. It was previously reported that the Jets wanted Crowder to take a pay cut of more than 50%, as he was set to make $10M this year. While the details of the renegotiated contract are still unknown, both sides have seemingly achieved their goals as Crowder will still get a chance for a big payday next year while the Jets retain the veteran who should be a reliable weapon for rookie QB Zach Wilson. In 2020, Crowder played in 12 games and totaled 59 catches for 699 yards and six TD's. Crowder projects to be one of the top WR's for the Jets and a safe PPR option in fantasy scoring.
Tue, Jun 8th 11:11am EDT
By Matthew MacKay
New York Jets RB Tevin Coleman is rumored to have an edge over the team's other running backs heading into training camp, per Jets' beat writer Rich Cimini. (Source: Rich Cimini on ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Coleman's familiarity with the zone-running scheme that he prospered under during the 49ers' Super Bowl run in 2019 has afforded him the opportunity to start the 2021 season as the Jets' RB1. He also has the best straightaway speed according to NFL Next Gen Stats, a skillset that fits well within the horizontal and one-cut zone run-blocking scheme ran in New York. Jets' head coach Robert Saleh, who was the DC in San Francisco during Coleman's tenure, told reporters that "When he gets the ball in his hand and makes that one cut...it's like he's shot out of a cannon." Coleman will be in a running back by committee (RBBC) system with rookie Michael Carter standing out as the other notable candidate to gain touches as the season progresses. Coleman is a great value if these rumors prove to be true, as his current ECR in half-PPR at RB54 allows him to be a late-round flier that could produce early and then be used in trade packages to gain even more assets in redraft leagues.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jet's starting LT, Mekhi Becton, is dealing with plantar fasciitis but will not need surgery and should be ready for training camp. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Jets have advised Becton to stay off his feet for the next several weeks while he deals with a plantar fasciitis flare up. At this point surgery is not expected to be needed and Becton should be available for training camp. This could still be an injury to keep an eye on as it has a tendency to be nagging and without surgery just requires time to heal. Becton, 22-years old, proved himself to be one of the top tackles from last year's draft class and his potential absence would be a big hit to the New York offensive line, rushing attack, and most importantly development of QB Zach Wilson.
Category: Injury Updates
Fri, May 28th 10:08am EDT
By Andersen Pickard
Jets wide receiver Corey Davis suffered a minor shoulder strain during OTAs on Thursday. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the former first-round pick is expected to be okay with some rest. Dr. James Andrews will confirm the severity of the injury when taking a look at the scans today. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Davis, 26, signed a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the Jets this past offseason, just four years after being a first-round selection of the Titans. He caught 65 passes for 984 yards last year, adding five touchdowns. He ranks 43rd among receivers in the latest expert consensus redraft rankings.
Category: Injury Updates
Tue, May 4th 10:37am EDT
By Avram Avramov
Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, DT Quinnen Williams of the Jets will require surgery to fix a broken bone in his foot and will miss 8-10 weeks. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Williams, 23-years old, is expected to return to Jets training camp by mid-July. The injury resulted in a small break in Williams' foot which will likely require surgery and need 8-10 weeks to heal. Williams is one of the stars of the New York defensive line and finished 2020 with 55 tackles and seven sacks. Getting a healthy Williams for the 2021 season will be key to the Jets defensive success.
Category: Injury Updates
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the New York Jets are sending QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round pick, a 2022 second-round pick, and a 2022 fourth-round pick. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network adds that the Panthers were "the best and sole suitor" for Darnold. Carolina made it no secret that they were interested in landing a quarterback upgrade this offseason. The original plan of going after Deshaun Watson has taken a turn, so the Panthers pivoted to getting a young QB on the cheap. If Darnold is going to revive his career then landing with Matt Rhule and Carolina's skill players is a good start. This could be a fantasy friendly offense if the former No. 3 overall pick is able to turn things around.
QB Joe Flacco is signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Eagles. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Flacco’s deal includes $3.5 million guaranteed and additional $4 million in incentives. He visited both the Eagles and 49ers recently, but ultimately landed in Philadelphia. The 36-year-old threw for 864 yards and a 6:3 TD:INT ratio across five games for the Jets in 2020. Flacco is expected to serve as the Eagles backup QB behind Jalen Hurts.
Thu, Mar 18th 6:46pm EDT
By Adam Koffler
Former Jets WR Breshad Perriman is signing a one-year, $3M deal with the Detroit Lions. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: After an injury-riddled season with the Jets, Perriman is on his way to the Lions. Without Kenny Golladay or Marvin Jones, Perriman could step right into a sizable role as the de facto number one wide receiver in Detroit.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Panthers and Pat Elflein have agreed on a 3-year, $13.5 million deal. (Source: Adam Schefter of espn)
Fantasy Impact: The former Jets OL inked a $13.5 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. The veteran lineman has played and started 49 of 50 games in his career. The signing is a high upside play for a struggling team looking to add weapons around Christian McCaffrey and company
Thu, Jan 14th 10:16pm EST
By Brendan Tuma
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the New York Jets are hiring former 49ers DC Robert Saleh to a five-year contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Jets themselves have already made the hire official. Saleh is an enthusiastic defensive mind who was responsible for a dominant San Francisco defense in 2019. Unfortunately, his unit was ravaged by injuries this year, but it didn't kill his future head coach shine. The next order of business for the Jets will be figuring out what to do with both Sam Darnold and the No. 2 overall draft pick.
Frank Gore is open to playing football in 2021 "in the right circumstance," according to Adam Schefter. It would be his 17th season in the league. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Gore is 37-years-young and just entered the 16,000 yard club, joining Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, in 2020. He's had a remarkably durable and consistent career, only missing three games over his 16 years in the NFL. He logged 653 yards on 187 totes for an average of 3.5 YPC with the Jets this last season. We'll see what the "right circumstance" ends up looking like for Gore but it wouldn't be surprising if ended up retiring either.
Ty Johnson rushed 11 times for 45 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 23 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots.
Fantasy Impact: Johnson was a popular DFS play this weekend but failed to find the end zone. The 23-year-old isn't on the fantasy radar entering the offseason.
Category: Game Recaps