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The New York Jets are planning a complete evaluation of the top picks in this year's draft before making a decision about Sam Darnold's future with the team, per Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Impact: The Jets have this year's second overall pick, and with Trevor Lawrence likely to go to the Jaguars, the Jets could potentially snag Zak Wilson, Justin Fields, or Trey Lance. With a deep incoming class of rookie quarterbacks, it's tough to determine exactly who they are leaning towards. Darnold is heading into the fourth year of his rookie deal and with him generating interest on the trade market, there's certainly a possibility that the Jets move on and look for a new quarterback in April's draft. NFL free agency opens on March 17th this year and there should be a considerable shakeup to the league's starting quarterbacks.

Category: Rumors

Conner Hughes of The Athletic does not expect the Jets to re-sign impending free agent wide receiver Breshad Perriman. (Source: Conner Hughes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perriman was limited to just 12 games last season as he dealt with ankle and shoulder injuries in addition to sustaining a concussion. He finished the year with 30 catches for 305 yards and three touchdowns. He's still just 27-year-old and could latch on as a deep threat elsewhere once free agency begins.

Category: Rumors

Rich Cimini of ESPN is reporting that WR Jamison Crowder could potentially be a cap casualty for the Jets. New York can save up to $10 million in cap space if Crowder is traded or released. (Source: Rich Cimini of

Fantasy Impact: Crowder signed a three-year, $28.5 deal with the Jets in 2019 during the 2019 offseason. The Jets could save up to $10 million in cap space if Crowder is traded or released. “Crowder is vulnerable because his cap charge is a team-high $11.4 million, including a non-guaranteed $10 million in base salary -- a high number for a slot receiver,” per Rich Cimini of ESPN. “Because it's the final year of his contract, he's considered an "easy" cut because his entire base would come off the books.” Crowder has hauled in 137 receptions on 211 targets for 1,532 yards and 12 touchdowns over 28 games in the past two seasons with the Jets. It remains to be seen what the Jets do with Crowder, but his release would boost the fantasy value of Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims in 2021.

Category: Rumors

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.

Category: Transactions

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

Denzel Mims caught 1-of-2 targets for 15 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Mims finishes his rookie year with 23 receptions for 357 scoreless yards across nine games. However, this offense was a disaster all season long, and Mims is a former second-round pick who could receive a major supporting cast upgrade as early as 2021. A new coach/QB combo could go elevate Mims to "buy low" dynasty league territory.

Category: Game Recaps

Chris Herndon scored for the second straight game in Week 17 against New England, hauling in 7-of-9 targets for 63 yards and a TD.

Fantasy Impact: Herndon posted season-highs in targets, catches, and yards in this one. The 24-year-old is annually hyped up as a late-round sleeper each summer, but he has yet to be able to shake Adam Gase's negative impact on the offense. Perhaps a new coaching staff will be the key to unlocking Herndon's fantasy upside entering 2021.

Category: Game Recaps

Rookie La'Mical Perine has tested positive for COVID-19, per head coach Adam Gase. He's been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Rich Cimini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perine was the first Jets player to test positive this season and contract tracing is underway, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. More players could wind up testing positive so stay tuned on that front. Perine wraps up his rookie campaign with 232 rushing yards (3.6 YPC) and two touchdowns across 10 games. He also posted 11 receptions for 63 yards.

Category: Injury Updates

Sam Ficken missed both a field goal and a PAT in the Jets' Week 16 win over the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: Ficken finished the day 1-for-2 on field goals and 2-for-3 on PATs. He'll remain a fantasy non-factor in Week 17 against the Patriots.

Category: Game Recaps

Braxton Berrios caught three passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' 23-16 Week 16 win over the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: The touchdown reception actually came via a trick play and was thrown by fellow wideout Jamison Crowder. It was Berrios' third score of the year. He'll remain off the fantasy radar for a Week 17 game against the New England Patriots.

Category: Game Recaps

Sergio Castillo waived by Jets

Tue, Dec 15th 7:28pm EST
By Brendan Tuma

The Jets waived kicker Sergio Castillo. (Source: Brian Costello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Castillo hit on just 1-of-4 field goals in Week 14 against Seattle. Sam Ficken (groin) will likely be activated off IR and start in Week 15.

Category: Transactions

Joe Flacco completed 15-of-30 passes for 205 yards, two TDs, and an interception in the Jets' 34-28 Week 11 loss to the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: The interception was a costly pick-six, though the Jets showed some fight by keeping this game close in the second half. However, the Jets are no 0-10 with a brutal matchup agains the Dolphins on deck. It remains to be seen if Sam Darnold (shoulder) will be active for that one.

Category: Game Recaps

Jets LT Mekhi Becton was removed from Monday's Week 9 game against the Patriots due to a chest injury that gave him trouble breathing. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Becton left the game in the first half and didn't return. The 2020 first-round pick has played exceptionally well this season and now has the team's bye week to try and get healthy. The Jets face the Chargers in Week 11.

Category: Injury Updates

New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams will be inactive for Monday Night Football against the New England Patriots. (Source: New York Jets PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams being inactive represents an upgrade for Cam Newton and the Patriots run game. Williams is tied for 12th in the league with seven tackles for loss and is the DL14 on the season.

Category: Injury Updates

The Patriots signed WR Donte Moncrief to the practice squad on Wednesday. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Moncrief was released by the Jets in mid-October. He did not record a catch all season and was mainly used as emergency depth. The Patriots wide receiver corps is currently banged up, Moncrief could work his way to the active roster. The 27-year-old WR is currently not worth rostering in fantasy leagues for now.

Category: Transactions

The Jets traded LB Avery Williamson along with a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Steelers in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round pick. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williamson goes from the winless Jets to the undefeated Steelers on Sunday. The Steelers recently lost LB Devin Bush (ACL) for the season and allowed a season-high 265 rushing yards to the Ravens Week 8. Williamson will slot in as the Steelers’ starting inside LB role right away. The 28-year-old racked up 59 tackles and one interception over six games for the Jets this season.

Category: Transactions

Jeff Smith caught 1-of-4 targets for eight yards in the Jets' 24-0 Week 6 loss to the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: Smith saw 11 targets in Week 5 but wasn't used as much with Breshad Perriman back in the picture in Week 6. Smith doesn't need to be rostered in fantasy ahead of a Week 7 matchup with the Bills.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Jets have released RB Le’Veon Bell. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported earlier in the day on Tuesday that the Jets were actively shopping Bell ahead of the trade deadline upcoming in less than a month. Instead, the team decided it was best to part ways with their big free agent signing from 2019. Bell signed a four-year, $52.5M in March of last year, and according to Spotrac, he leaves behind $15M of dead cap in 2020. With his release, Frank Gore once again becomes the feature back, with Lamical Perine operating in a change-of-pace role, but neither is anything more than a deep flex play. Bell’s fantasy value remains to be seen, but in the right situation, this could be a big benefit to his fantasy managers that have held on. He likely won’t be unemployed for very long.

Category: Transactions

The Jet placed WR Chris Hogan on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain. (Source: Rich Cimini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cornerback Lamar Jackson was activated from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Hogan suffered the ankle injury in the Jets' Week 5 loss to the Cardinals.

Category: Injury Updates