New York Jets

New York Jets

AFC East

Speaking Monday, coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal on the health of Matt Forte's hamstring, bringing his availability for Week 1 into question.

Fantasy Impact: This does not come as a surprise, as Matt Forte has been dealing with issues stemming from his hamstring for the entirety of training camp as while as most of last year's camp. Forte is set to turn 32 in December and it appears that his health is starting to quickly deteriorate.

Category: Injury Updates


The Jets DST finished Week Two of the preseason against the Detroit Lions in losing fashion on Saturday night with just one interception and one forced fumble, as the defense was mostly uninspiring and left a lot to be desired.

Fantasy Impact: The Jets DST struggled against the Detroit Lions' starters on Saturday night and were picked apart, which looks like a sign of things to come and would signal the beginning of a long season. While more starters suited up for this game than in Week One, it didn't seem to make a difference. For fantasy purposes, you are better off streaming the Jets DST on a weekly basis, as there will be moments during the season where they will prove to be valuable. But buyer beware, as it will truly be hit-or-miss.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcus Murphy rushed for 15 yards on three carries on Saturday night as the Jets lost on the road in Week Two of the preseason. All of his playing time came in the second half as all of the starters were already out of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy is fighting for a roster spot on a Jets team that figures to have a less-than-average offensive line and will be playing from behind most of the season. Furthermore, he has no real fantasy value in DFS or in season-long leagues, as he may not make the team by the end of the preseason. It would be wise (and obvious) to leave him off of your fantasy rosters until further notice.

Category: Game Recaps


Elijah McGuire rushed the ball five times for a total of 16 yards on Saturday night, including a long run of seven yards. He took over for Bilal Powell in the second half and split reps with the other backs on the depth chart.

Fantasy Impact: McGuire, the Jets' sixth round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, saw a little more action in this game than he did in Week One of the preseason, as the team tries to figure out who will back up Powell and Matt Forte. But while he holds value to his real-life NFL team, he should definitely be left off of your real-life season-long fantasy teams and should not be drafted unless the aforementioned running backs end up missing any time due to injury. The same goes for your DFS lineups, as he should not be used.

Category: Game Recaps


Bilal Powell had a busy first half against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night, as he rushed for 32 yards on nine carries. He also got involved in the passing game, as he caught two passes out of the backfield for 14 yards, including a beautiful 17-yard gain.

Fantasy Impact: Powell looks to be in mid-season form already, as exhibited on his 17-yard gain early in the second quarter where he showed nice burst up the sideline. There is no player on this Jets team that holds more fantasy value for the upcoming season than Powell, who is primed for a great season and is looking to take over the starting RB job for good. Because he isn't touchdown-dependent (and not many Jets players will be this season), he will carry more value in PPR leagues, as he is a dual threat both in the running and passing game. Look to target Powell as your RB2 in your upcoming re-draft leagues, and don't be surprised if he delivers RB1 results.

Category: Game Recaps


Christian Hackenberg went two-for-six for 14 yards, and had two rushes for 12 yards in a 16-6 loss to the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: If the stats do not prove it, he is going to be backing up or maybe even going to be a 3rd-string quarterback for the Jets. He played for a whole half and only attempted six passes, completing only one-third of them. He should stay on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles told the media wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (foot) is dealing with a broken foot and will miss an extended period as a result. (Source: Jets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: New York's woes at wide receiver continue. Whitehead suffered a broken foot and will miss an extended period of time as a result. Although it is uncertain whether or not he will need surgery, his outlook for 2017 appears grim.

Category: Injury Updates


Romar Morris rushed for 20 yards on a team-high 12 carries during the Jets' preseason victory against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night. Morris got plenty of opportunities to showcase what he was made of throughout the night, but was mostly uninspiring, as his longest run of the night was for just six yards.

Fantasy Impact: For what it is worth, Morris could not break free when given the opportunity against a third-string defensive unit for the Titans, as he often missed the hole and showed very little burst. Morris has no fantasy value for the 2017-2018 season, and should not be rostered. He should also be avoided in daily fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Todman rushed for 20 yards on eight carries in the Jets' preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night. His longest run of the night was for six yards, as he averaged fours yards per carry.

Fantasy Impact: Todman may be on the roster bubble as the Jets inch closer towards the season opener, as the team is currently carrying more than five running backs during the preseason. If so, he needs a strong showing every time he steps on the field to secure a spot with the team. What does this mean for your fantasy team going forward? Absolutely nothing, as he should not be on any fantasy roster come Week One. Do not draft Todman in season-long leagues. Also, stay away from him in daily fantasy, as the risk for playing time far outweighs the potential for success.

Category: Game Recaps


Austin Seferian-Jenkins had one reception for 7 yards in the Jets 7-3 win.

Fantasy Impact: The Jets do not use their tight ends a lot, and it showed in this game. Combined the Jets' Tight Ends had 3 receptions for 27 yards. Do not pick up any Jets tight ends, and it does not help that Austin Seferian-Jenkins is suspended for the first 2 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh McCown went 3/4 for 72 yards and a touchdown in a 7-3 win against the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: He was with the starters for the first drive. For him to go 72 yards and complete a touchdown drive is very impressive considering the lack of the Jets receiving group. McCown looks like he is going to be the Week 1 starting quarterback for the Jets, but should not be on your fantasy team, unless if you are in a 2QB league, and you need a waiver pickup.

Category: Game Recaps


NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (neck) will miss the entire 2017 season with a neck injury. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Enunwa will miss the 2017 season with a neck injury suffered during Saturday's practice. This is a huge blow to a rebuilding Jets' organization. Robby Anderson is the clear-cut favorite to emerge as the Jets' WR1 in Enunwa's absence. ArDarius Stewart is in line to open the year as the WR2.

Category: Injury Updates


New York Jets beat writer Brian Costello does not believe Robby Anderson is a lock to enter the 2017 season as the team's No. 2 wide receiver. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Although Anderson is the favorite to open the 2017 season as the Jets' WR2, Costello doesn't think he is a lock for the job. He had an off the field issue in May at which he was arrested at a music festival but is unlikely to face suspension until the 2018 campaign for the offense. However, due to his small stature -- he is listed at 190 lbs by the Jets -- there is a fear amongst the organization that he could be dominated by physical corners in bump coverage. From a fantasy football perspective, I'd still expect Anderson to emerge as the team's WR2 to start the season, but with rookie ArDarius Stewart behind him, he could see an expanded role if the former struggles.

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


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


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


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