Chris Johnson - RBPosted 10/30/14 7:37pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson, who carried the ball just three times for seven yards in Week 8, said he's frustrated with his limited role in the offense. 'This is the first time I've ever felt this type of frustration, but there's nothing I can really do about it right now,' Johnson said. Johnson and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg discussed the possibility of expanded his role 2 weeks ago, but that hasn't come to fruition. Head coach Rex Ryan insisted that Johnson isn't being phased out of the offense.
Huddle Up: Chris Ivory has been much better than expected -- currently ranking 11th among all fantasy backs -- and has emerged as the Jets' no-doubt No. 1 option. The recent trade for WR Percy Harvin also takes some opportunities away from Johnson on short passes and even some rushing attempts. The bottom line is that Johnson certainly isn't startable in the majority of leagues, but he still has value as an Ivory handcuff in deeper leagues.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 10/28/14 11:53pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith's (shoulder) availability for Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs is in question, and he's experiencing 'minor soreness.' However, head coach Rex Ryan downplayed the severity of Smith's injury, and said the team hopes he can resume throwing by Wednesday, Oct. 29. QB Matt Simms will be ready just in case.
Huddle Up: This could be a factor Sunday given Michael Vick's recent injury track record, but see what Smith can do in practice this week.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 10/27/14 9:21am ET
Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Geno Smith (shoulder) had X-rays on his right shoulder Sunday, Oct. 27, after the Week 8 game against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Regardless of whether or not it was a shoulder injury that ultimately landed Smith on the bench Sunday he certainly played his way out of the lineup with multiple first-quarter turnovers. The shoulder issue might be legit, or it could very well be the Jets' way of cushioning the blow as Smith gets benched for Michael Vick.
Michael Vick - QBPosted 10/27/14 5:23pm ET
New York Jets QB Michael Vick will start this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: It doesn't come as much surprise after Geno Smith's performance and the Jets 1-7 record. While Vick hasn't been much better this year, his ability to put up rushing numbers gives him much more fantasy value than Smith. However, his turnovers makes him only a QB2 right now.
Michael Vick - QBPosted 10/26/14 8:43pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith completed just two of his eight pass attempts for five yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions before being benched in favor of QB Michael Vick in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills. Vick completed half of his 36 pass attempts for 153 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, Oct. 26, that he has 'no idea' who the starting quarterback will be in Week 9.
Huddle Up: At this point, does it really matter? The Jets offense is a mess. Vick isn't the answer but he provides a spark with his legs. That could give him a slight edge.
Jeremy Kerley - WRPosted 10/21/14 6:09pm ET
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley officially signed a four-year, $16 million extension Tuesday, Oct. 21. Kerley will receive $5.4 million of guaranteed money. He has 22 catches for 201 yards and a touchdown this year.
Huddle Up: Kerley has sort of been lost in the team's WR shuffle this year with the additions of Eric Decker and, now, Percy Harvin, but he certainly still figures heavily in the Jets' long-term plans. In the meantime, though, Harvin's arrival nixes any fantasy value Kerley still had for this season.
Percy Harvin - WRPosted 10/18/14 9:20am ET
New York Jets WR Percy Harvin is onto his third NFL team, and he looks for more success than with the Seattle Seahawks. In Minnesota, he averaged 7.3 targets per game with 61.2 receiving yards per game and 34.2 yards per game after the catch (YAC). He ranked sixth in YAC. In Seattle, he managed just 4.5 targets per game, with only 25.0 receiving yards per game, 17.0 yards per catch and he ranked 99th in the league in YAC.
Huddle Up: Multiple reports are now surfacing that suggest Harvin's "anger management issues" led to his trade to the Jets. Only time will tell if being shipped off to his third team will result in any personal growth in that area. Maybe playing under a Rex Ryan regime will help, maybe not. At a minimum his talent on the field should be a benefit to QB Geno Smith and the Jets offense.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 10/17/14 12:45am ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory had 21 carries for a season-high 107 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 7 game Thursday, Oct. 16. He also added four catches for 18 yards.
Huddle Up: Ivory rebounded quite nicely from his 8-carry, 7-yard game in Week 6 -- at least for those fantasy owners who hadn't lost faith. Chris Johnson also had a decent game with 80 total yards on 15 touches Thursday night, but Ivory had 10 more touches and retains his strong grip on the Jets' starting job.
Jace Amaro - TEPosted 10/16/14 4:17pm ET
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro played 36 snaps in the team's Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos after being stuck between 20 and 25 snaps in every game this year before that. He also doubled his season high in catches and scored a touchdown against the Broncos. Amaro could be emerging into QB Geno Smith's No. 2 target behind WR Eric Decker in the passing game.
Huddle Up: Amaro, who ranks fourth among all TEs with 15 targets over the last two weeks, is developing into a sneaky-good fantasy TE starter as one of the few pass-catching weapons Smith and the Jets can count on.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 10/14/14 7:44pm ET
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Since putting up 61 total yards and a TD in Week 4, Johnson has only 33 total yards on 12 touches over the last 2 games as the Jets have been running in place. He shouldn't come anywhere near a starting lineup -- or even a roster in smaller leagues -- until he shows some signs of life.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 10/14/14 7:52pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Nothing really new here as the Jets' receiving yardage leader should be good to go Thursday night in Foxborough.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 10/13/14 8:45pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) would've been limited Monday, Oct. 13. The team did not practice Monday, but was required to provide the status of injured players as if they had practiced.
Huddle Up: Decker played Sunday after sitting out Week 5 and was productive, catching 6 of his 10 targets for 54 yards and a TD. He appeared to get through the game without aggravating his injury and figures to be ready to face Darrelle Revis and the Pats on Thursday night.
Jace Amaro - TEPosted 10/13/14 10:41pm ET
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (knee) would have been limited Monday, Oct. 13. The team did not practice Monday, but was required to provide the status of injured players if they had practiced.
Huddle Up: The rookie had a season-high 10 catches for 68 yards and his first NFL TD in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. He was targeted a team-high 12 times and is definitely a player on the upswing considering he entered the contest with 14 catches for 144 yards.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 10/10/14 4:13pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) is questionable for the team's Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: Decker has been a limited practice participant all week and appears certain to be a game-time call Sunday morning. Even if he does play, though, start him at your own risk.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 10/9/14 5:56pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: That's 2 straight days of limited work for Decker, who's hoping to return and play Sunday against his former team. Fantasy GMs, however, should start him with caution as the hammy could act up again at any time.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 10/8/14 2:05pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was in pads for practice Wednesday, Oct. 8, but did not participate in position drills. Decker ran sprints and did some cutting on the sidelines. Decker is expected to play in Week 6 unless he suffers a setback.
Huddle Up: The WR's fantasy owners are going to have closely monitor the proceedings and practice reports this week as his hammy hasn't been able to live up to hopes and expectations in recent weeks, including this past Sunday when he sat out the loss in San Diego.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 10/8/14 8:49pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) has a 'pretty good' chance of returning to action in Week 6 against the Denver Broncos after missing Week 5.
Huddle Up: It's a good news, bad news situation for Decker if he plays. The good news is the Jets will likely have to throw the ball a lot this week. The bad news is the current state of who is throwing him the ball. Decker will be a low end WR2 this week against Denver if he's active.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 10/6/14 10:36am ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith missed a team meeting Saturday, Oct. 4, and said he was confused by the three-hour time change, according to a source. Smith was benched in Week 5 and had a big time-management blunder in the game. However, he will start in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Business as usual for the Jets. Hey, it's not like Mike Vick came in and set the world on fire in relief of Smith during the shutout loss to the Chargers.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 10/5/14 9:57pm ET
Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start in Week 6, head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, Oct. 5.
Huddle Up: The Jets really have nowhere to go. Mike Vick took over in the second half and couldn't move the offense either. The Jets lack of offensive weapons isn't doing its quarterbacks any favors. The offense is a mess and everyone in the organization is to blame.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 10/3/14 1:14pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) did not practice again Friday, Oct. 3, and said he will be a game-time decision in Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Not good news for Decker's fantasy owners -- especially since the Jets are playing in the late-afternoon time slot this week. Get another WR in your lineup and plan to use him unless there's a sudden and marked reversal of fortune in Decker's status over the next 48 hours.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 10/2/14 2:44pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) left practice early Thursday, Oct. 2, because of hamstring tightness. Head coach Rex Ryan said the team hopes Decker will be able to play in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Just like a hammy to act up again just when it's appearing somewhat manageable. Definitely see what Decker's outlook is after Friday's practice, and you're also probably going to have to monitor the situation before kickoff Sunday as well.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 9/30/14 10:45am ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) feels better than he did this time last week, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: It's a good sign that Decker made it through last week's game without aggravating the injury, and that he seems to be ahead of schedule compared to previous weeks. Seems like it's safe to plug him into fantasy lineups without concern of him exiting the game prematurely due to the injury.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 9/29/14 10:24am ET
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory played 37 snaps (58% of the offense) in Week 4. RBs Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell only played on 18 and 11 snaps, respectively.
Huddle Up: Johnson had the home run touchdown run, but he's definitely sliding into a complimentary role alongside Ivory. Bump his fantasy prospects down accordingly.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 9/29/14 2:32pm ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will remain the team's starting quarterback despite another shaky performance in a Week 4 loss to the Detroit Lions. 'I'm confident in Geno. If Geno's healthy, then Geno Smith will start,' head coach Rex Ryan said after the game. 'I'm not gonna replace him. I feel good about Geno, and again, I think he's gonna get it turned. He's a tough, resilient young man, and I think we're gonna win.'
Huddle Up: Time is running out for Smith. The Jets' struggles on offense are not all of his fault but if the team loses to San Diego and falls to 1-4, Michael Vick could be under center soon. Smith isn't worth starting this week.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 9/26/14 2:02pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) practiced Friday, Sept. 26, and said he definitely expects to play in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions. He said this week is night and day compared to last week.
Huddle Up: It must be noted that Decker didn't re-injure the hammy Monday night -- simply exiting the game as a precaution before he did. That said, though, what's not to also say that the same scenario couldn't play out this week with the always tricky injury so deploy him with fantasy caution.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 9/26/14 9:57pm ET
Updating previous reports, New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) says he will play in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Sept. 28, after practicing for the first time all week Friday, Sept. 26. Head coach Rex Ryan expects Decker to play, too, but said he could be limited.
Huddle Up: Decker started last week but couldn't make it through the game. Decker is a risky WR3 against Detroit if he plays. Jeremy Kerley is the Jets receiver with the most fantasy value right now until Decker proves he's healthy.
Eric Decker - WRPosted 9/25/14 2:26pm ET
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring)took part in positional drills but sat out the rest of the team's regular practice Thursday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: Friday should be more telling, but either way it's likely headed toward another game-time decision Sunday.
Dee Milliner - CBPosted 9/25/14 2:47pm ET
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (quadriceps) does not appear to have a great chance to play in Week 4 at this point, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: Continued bad news for the CB's IDP-league owners, but it's nothing but good news for owners of the Lions' passing game components as the Jets' depleted secondary has surrendered the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing WRs so far and the fifth-most points to opposing QBs.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 9/24/14 12:07am ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith remains the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Rex Ryan. 'Everybody is behind Geno. He's our quarterback and our football team believes in him,' Ryan said.
Huddle Up: More than any other stat, turnovers are the key with the second-year QB after giving the ball away 26 times last year. Smith already has lost 5 (4 picks & a fumble), and needs to clean things up or Michael Vick's name will start figuring prominently in Big Apple tabloid headlines.
Geno Smith - QBPosted 9/23/14 12:44am ET
New York Jets QB Geno Smith was 26-of-43 for 316 yards, a TD and two interceptions Monday, Sept 22 in a 27-18 loss to the visiting Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Smith had his second career 300-yard game, but turnovers continue to dog the second-year QB as he was victimized for an ugly pick-six on the opening possession of game and later was intercepted in the end zone. He now has thrown four picks and lost a fumble in 3 games -- not exactly promising stats with veteran Michael Vick looming behind him on the depth chart.