Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 6/30/15 5:08pm ET
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall has been a positive influence since joining the Jets this offseason. Marshall has shown his athletic ability that has given him success in previous seasons and he has been a good teammate in the locker room as well. Additionally, Marshall has connections with new head coach Todd Bowles, who was part of the Dolphins' coaching staff when Marshall played in Miami.
Huddle Up: Marshall hit eight-year career lows last season with his 106 targets and his 61 receptions for 721 yards and while he may be good for the Jets, the inverse isn't likely to be as beneficial with the wideout going from Jay Cutler and the Bears to Geno Smith and N.Y.
Devin Smith - WRPosted 6/28/15 5:18pm ET
New York Jets WR Devin Smith struggled to adjust to the multiple spots and routes he had to learn to run during offseason workouts, according to wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell.
Huddle Up: The short-term fantasy outlook for the second-round pick doesn't appear especially rosy with veterans Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker solidly entrenched atop the team's WR depth chart and not to mention the limited ceiling for the Jets' passing game as a whole.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 6/24/15 12:30pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory is listed as the starting running back entering training camp, according to beat writer Rich Cimini's unofficial depth chart. RB Bilal Powell is the primary backup, and RB Zac Stacy is listed as the third running back. RB Stevan Ridley (knee) could figure in eventually, but he's expected to be limited at the start of camp.
Huddle Up: The gig is Ivory's to lose, and while Rex Ryan and his run-heavy approach are gone the Jets still have Geno Smith at quarterback... which means they'll be looking to run the ball as much as possible. There's certainly risk involved, but at present Ivory is a solid and somewhat undervalued fantasy option.
Stevan Ridley - RBPosted 6/21/15 4:22pm ET
New York Jets RB Stevan Ridley may begin the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list as he continues to recover from knee surgery, according to Dom Cosentino of NJ.com. If Ridley is not ready for training camp, the odds of him being placed on the PUP to start the season increase.
Huddle Up: It's not looking like Ridley's start with the Jets will be a slow one, but the team seems to be well prepared with Chis Ivory, Zac Stacy and Bilal Powell able to shoulder the load in the meantime.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 6/21/15 4:22pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker has embraced his move to the No. 2 receiver behind WR Brandon Marshall, saying the arrangement 'will create more stress for the defense.'
Huddle Up: Decker is used to the No. 2 role -- having played second fiddle to Demaryius Thomas in Denver for a couple years -- but of course fantasy GMs aren't going to be able to count on Mile-High No. 2 numbers with the Jets' passing attack. If Marshall can stay healthy, look for Decker's 115 targets and his 74-962-5 stat line to see a decline.
Stevan Ridley - RBPosted 6/14/15 4:32pm ET
New York Jets RB Stevan Ridley (knee) is not sure if he will be able to fully participate at the start of training camp. Ridley is he does not know if he will be 100 percent when camp starts and will not rush his rehab.
Huddle Up: Ridley has opportunity jumping over to the division-rival Jets, but because of the lingering rehab work, he's fallen behind Chris Ivory, Zac Stacy and Bilal Powell on the depth chart and will have to work his way back up to carve out a role.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 6/13/15 12:09am ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory is atop the depth chart for now, according to head coach Todd Bowles. 'There's Ivory, there's (Bilal) Powell,' Bowles said. '(Daryl) Richardson has been here, (Stevan) Ridley is not practicing, and (Zac) Stacy just got here. So, as Stacy gets to know his (assignments), it's Ivory, Powell, Richardson, Stacy, and of course Ridley isn't playing right now.'
Huddle Up: Ivory had a career-high 198 carries last season and led the Jets with 821 rushing yards and six TDs. Stacy and Ridley (when healthy) will get a share of the work, but Ivory right now looks to be a solid RB3.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 6/12/15 5:23pm ET
New York Jets QBs Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bryce Petty didn't thrill head coach Todd Bowles with their play during minicamp. 'It's been up and down,' Bowles said of Smith's performances. 'He makes good throws, he makes some bad throws. There has to be more consistency for the quarterbacks overall.'
Huddle Up: Another season, same QBs concerns for the Jets, but now the fantasy ramifications are magnified with team adding WRs Brandon Marshall and second-round pick Devin Smith to incumbent Eric Decker. There's still roughly three months until the games that count arrive, though, and the hope is either Smith or Fitzpatrick settles into the starting role and at least becomes a serviceable game manager.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 6/9/15 3:57pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith threw three interceptions during minicamp Tuesday, June 9, including two in the red zone.
Huddle Up: New coach Todd Bowles and the Jets have said the starting QB gig is Smith's job to lose, and failing to take care of the ball is the quickest way for the third-year QB to lose his tenuous grip on the position as he's posted an unsightly/league-leading 4.2 interception rate (34 in 810 attempts) over his first two seasons.
Devin Smith - WRPosted 6/9/15 4:22pm ET
New York Jets WR Devin Smith (personal) was not present at minicamp Tuesday, June 9, as he is an expectant father.
Huddle Up: No worries or health concerns about the second-round pick -- just a little family time.
Jeremy Kerley - WRPosted 5/31/15 4:24pm ET
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley is expected to be the primary slot receiver for the Jets this season, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.
Huddle Up: Kerley has averaged a 46-586-2 stat line over the last three seasons, and it says here that he'll do good to match that with target-heavy Brandon Marshall joining the Jets' WR contingent this season.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 5/30/15 12:33pm ET
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall has agreed to restructure his contract, which will give him more money over the next three years, according to a source. Marshall was originally scheduled to make $24.3 million over the next three years but will now make $26 million.
Huddle Up: If Marshall's contract gymnastics provide the Jets with the financial freedom to upgrade at quarterback, it will be money well spent.
Devin Smith - WRPosted 5/19/15 1:29am ET
New York Jets WR Devin Smith may not be a candidate for the kick or punt returner job this season since he does not have much experience in the role, according to special teams coach Bobby April.
Huddle Up: It's easy to see how Smith's blazing speed would translate to the return game, but it's a skill he has yet to acquire so it may not be where he makes his first NFL splash. In other words, don't bank on extra points in the return game if your fantasy league's scoring system rewards such stats.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 5/19/15 4:29pm ET
New York Jets RBs Chris Ivory, Stevan Ridley, Zac Stacy and others could be busy this season, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles said the reason he hired offensive coordinator Chan Gailey is because he has a track record of being able to run the ball, at least in his college coaching days. Bowles supposedly prefers a balanced, ball-control offense, which puts more of the onus on the running backs.
Huddle Up: Given the QB situation, it will be no shocker if the Jets are one of the league's most run-heavy teams in 2015. After all, they have been for the last three seasons, finishing in the top six in rushing attempts each year. What bears watching, though, is if any of the top three backs -- Ivory, Ridley or Stacy -- gets enough work to rise above the RBBC level and into solid RB2 territory.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 5/10/15 11:54pm ET
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall said has been living with QB Geno Smith for time being, and the two players have been working on learning the offense. Marshall is expected to stay with Smith until late June when he finds his own place to live.
Huddle Up: Marshall has provided Jay Cutler with a productive target over the years and now he'll try to do the same with Smith, who's facing a make-or-break season in the Big Apple.
Bryce Petty - QBPosted 5/8/15 7:33pm ET
New York Jets QB Bryce Petty showed velocity and accuracy with his passes during seven-on-seven drills Friday, May 8. 'He has all the intangibles, but that word is thrown around so much,' head coach Todd Bowles. 'It's sort of the new word for 'potential.''
Huddle Up: Petty lasted until the fourth round but expect him to be the mix to start for the Jets, making it a three-ring N.Y. circus with Geno Smith and free-agent acquisition Ryan Fitzpatrick. Right now, though, it's still Smith's job to lose.
Leonard Williams - DLPosted 5/8/15 10:34pm ET
New York Jets DE Leonard Williams signed a four-year deal with the team worth $18.6 million, Friday, May 8.
Huddle Up: The sixth overall pick will combine with former first-round picks Muhammad Wilkerson, and Sheldon Richardson to give new coach Todd Bowles and the Jets one of the most fearsome defensive fronts in the league.
Devin Smith - WRPosted 5/8/15 10:34pm ET
New York Jets WR Devin Smith signed his contract with the team Friday, May 8. Smith is getting a 4-year deal worth $5.9 million.
Huddle Up: Smith, the speedy second-round pick from Ohio State, can get to work trying to win the No. 3 WR gig behind Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 5/6/15 12:14am ET
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson was recently stopped outside a Los Angeles restaurant by TMZ and was asked about the possibility of playing for the Dallas Cowboys. "I'd fit good in Dallas," Johnson said when asked if the Cowboys were a good option. "They need it. Yeah. That's what we're trying to do."
Huddle Up: First, nothing like fantasy insight from TMZ, but in reality, don't be surprised if the Cowboys add a veteran RB after failing to add one in the draft -- even if the seemingly made-for-Dallas CJ2K doesn't turn out to be the option.
Devin Smith - WRPosted 5/1/15 8:06pm ET
Ohio State WR Devin Smith was selected 37th overall by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Friday, May 1.
Huddle Up: The Jets continue their two-season upgrade of the their WR corps, adding a deep threat in Smith who averaged a robust 20.7 yards-per-catch in his four seasons with the Buckeyes. He'll now complement Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker to give Geno Smith or Ryan Fitzpatrick a strong stable of wideouts.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 4/30/15 12:11am ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith believes the Jets are his team to lead, but acknowledges the competition he'll need to face in order to win the starting job. 'There's always other guys, and there's always going to be competition. I've always welcomed it, and I still do,' Smith said. The Jets brought in QB Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason to compete with Smith and could bring in more competition via the draft.
Huddle Up: New coach usually means new quarterback, but if the Jets don't land Marcus Mariota you would have to consider Smith the front-runner in New York. And given the receiving corps the Jets are providing him, he might actually be a low-end fantasy helper.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 4/18/15 12:05am ET
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (shoulder) has been working out even though he was shot in the shoulder during a drive by shooting last month. Johnson has received interest from several teams.
Huddle Up: It's starting to get late early for Johnson, who will turn 30 in September -- the not-so-magical milestone for RBs -- so look for the former Jet and Titan to likely have to settle for a short-term, incentive-laden deal as a backup.
Stevan Ridley - RBPosted 4/12/15 4:36pm ET
New York Jets RB Stevan Ridley (knee) should be ready for the start of training camp if he does not suffer any setbacks, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Ridley should be ready to challenge Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell for carries this season in the Jets' backfield after missing all but six games this past season with an ACL tear.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 4/6/15 4:22pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith has a lot at stake this offseason as far as money is concerned. About 32% of Smith's compensation this year is tied to offseason attendance. Smith must participate in around 80% of offseason workouts or he could miss out on approximately $276,328.
Huddle Up: Unless the Jets wind up with Marcus Mariota in the draft, Smith is the leading candidate to start at quarterback. So with a new coach to impress as well as money on the line it makes sense for him to participate in 100 percent of the offseason workouts.
Jeremy Kerley - WRPosted 4/4/15 1:58pm ET
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley could receive more playing time in 2015 than he did this past season, according to general manager Mike Maccagnan. 'In particular, I do like Kerley a little bit,' Maccagnan said. 'I've kind of scouted him coming out of college a while ago. I'm kind of excited to see him get a few more reps than he got last year in terms of his playing time.'
Huddle Up: You'd like to think it wouldn't be hard for Kerley to outperform his 38-409-1 from last season, but since he'll be at best the WR3 behind Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker there's not much cause for optimism.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 3/24/15 4:02pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback ahead of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick entering training camp this summer, according to new head coach Todd Bowles. 'You can't have equal first-team reps with a quarterback,' Bowles said. 'Geno will start out taking them, but that doesn't mean that Ryan can't take his spot if Ryan's playing better and performing better.' Bowles continues to say that it's too early to judge Smith off his tape alone.
Huddle Up: Sound familiar? New offseason, same challenge ahead for Smith, who's now trying to hold off Fitzpatrick instead of Michael Vick. This time around the Jets have better WR weapons with Brandon Marshall added to the mix -- but that only puts more of an onus on the QB to get the ball where it needs to go.
Michael Vick - QBPosted 3/19/15 2:23pm ET
Free-agent QB Michael Vick (Jets) won't be re-signed by the New York Jets this offseason.
Huddle Up: Vick's revival with the Eagles was only five years ago, but it seems eons ago now with the QB set to turn 35 and unwanted by the QB-needy Jets.
Percy Harvin - WRPosted 3/14/15 1:17am ET
Free-agent WR Percy Harvin (Jets) has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills on a one-year deal, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The multi-dimensional Harvin looks as if he's found his fourth NFL home in the last four seasons, following coach Rex Ryan to Buffalo where he'll pair up with second-year receiver Sammy Watkins and newly acquired RB LeSean McCoy to give the Bills' offense some play-making punch. Harvin had a combined 51 catches for 483 yards and a TD and 33 rushes for 202 yards and another score with the Jets and Seahawks this past season.
Percy Harvin - WRPosted 3/10/15 6:51pm ET
New York Jets WR Percy Harvin was officially released Tuesday, March 10. The Seattle Seahawks received a sixth-round pick from the Jets as a result. The Jets would've had to surrender a fourth-round pick if they had kept Harvin on the roster until March 19. The Jets saved $10.5 million on the salary cap by releasing Harvin.
Huddle Up: So the N.Y. Jet chapter is officially closed on Harvin, who contributed 29 receptions and 22 rushes for 460 yards and one TD in eight games last season. It remains up in the air as to where the multi-dimensional Harvin's fourth NFL stop might be, and one possible rumored destination is New England. Stay tuned ...
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 3/9/15 6:14pm ET
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Jets) was released from the hospital Monday, March 9, according to a source. Johnson was shot in the arm and is now at home resting. He did not have surgery.
Huddle Up: Johnson is expected to make a full recovery, maybe even in time to land a new gig for 2015. And we finally have a new nickname for the former CJ2K: how about CJ-AK47?
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