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Jeremy Kerley | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 188
College: TCU
Contract: view contract details

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Jeremy Kerley is expected to catch even fewer passes than he did last season.
Kerley turned 75 targets into a paltry 38-409-1 line last year. Mercifully, the Jets have given Geno Smith some more weapons in the form of Brandon Marshall and Devin Smith to go with Eric Decker and Jace Amaro. Kerley's biggest impact will come on special teams. Jul 16 - 8:07 AM

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ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects WR Jeremy Kerley to return punts this season.

Kerley will likely lose snaps to rookie WR Devin Smith on offense, but his special teams ability should make his spot on the game-day roster secure. Kerley has a 9.8 punt return average with three touchdowns in his career, but he averaged just eight yards a return last season.
Jun 27 - 10:23 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects Jeremy Kerley to be the "primary slot receiver" this season.

Second-round WR Devin Smith could also get work in the slot, but Cimini believes he is more suited to an outside role. In new OC Chan Gailey's spread offense, it is conceivable both players top 400 snaps, but neither will be fantasy relevant unless there is an injury to Brandon Marshall or Eric Decker.
May 30 - 9:57 AM

New Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is "excited" for Jeremy Kerley to get more reps in 2015.

"In particular, I do like Kerley a little bit," Maccagnan said when asked about his "younger" receivers. "I'm kind of excited to see him get a few more reps than he got last year in terms of his playing time." A replacement-level talent, Kerley played a career-high 752 snaps last season. He posted a 38/409/1 line on 75 targets. We're not sure how much bigger Kerley's role could realistically get. We'd expect his usage to remain similar in 2015.
Apr 2 - 4:29 PM

Jeremy Kerley's 2015 salary of $2 million becomes fully guaranteed on March 14.

It gives the Jets some time to make a call on one of the most-basic receivers in the league, whom ex-GM John Idzik deemed worthy of a four-year, $16 million extension in October. The Jets wouldn't clear much cap room ($200K) by releasing Kerley, but would save the $2M in straight cash. Clearing Kerley's money off the books could justify keeping Percy Harvin at his inflated $10.5 million salary.
Feb 11 - 10:47 AM

Jeremy Kerley caught one pass for 33 yards and rushed twice for 11 yards in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Kerley's 2014 campaign ends with 38 receptions for 409 yards and one touchdown. A sure-handed slot receiver, Kerley played behind Eric Decker and Percy Harvin for most of the year. This past October, the Jets signed Kerley to a four-year, $16 million extension that ensures he'll be back in 2015 despite anticipated front-office turnover. The 26-year-old is a low-ceiling Dynasty hold with WR4/5 value in PPR and WR5/6 value in non-PPR leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 3-of-6 targets for 54 yards in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

Kerley's yardage led the team in what was a sloppy slugfest. The PPR deep cut enters next week's finale against the Dolphins the owner of a 37/376/1 line.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught one pass for two yards in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Dolphins.

He added 38 yards on two rushing attempts. The Jets were feeding anyone and everyone carries and end-arounds. Kerley is off the fantasy radar is this awful offense.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:27:00 AM

Jeremy Kerley caught five passes for 66 yards in Week 12 against the Bills.

Kerley got the majority of his yardage on a 28-yard catch in the fourth quarter. He finished with five targets, behind only Eric Decker. No higher than the No. 3 option, Kerley remains off the fantasy radar.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley did not catch a pass in Sunday's Week 10 win over the Steelers.

Kerley was targeted just one time as Mike Vick attempted a meager 18 passes. He's far off the fantasy radar as the No. 3 man behind Percy Harvin and Eric Decker.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley had just two catches for 11 yards in Week 9 against the Chiefs.

Kerley was demoted from the starting lineup for Percy Harvin. He was targeted only four times, playing the slot in three-wide sets. Kerley has just five catches over the last three games and can continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley was held to two catches for 25 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Bills.

Kerley started over Percy Harvin, but saw fewer targets. The Jets immediately featured Harvin in their game plan, giving him seven touches. Signed to a four-year extension earlier in the week, Kerley is on pace for just 48 catches this season. He should be no higher than the No. 3 option going forward.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Jets signed WR Jeremy Kerley to a four-year, $16 million extension through 2018.

The deal includes $5.4 million guaranteed. It's a lot of money for a run-of-the-mill slot man. The timing is odd, as the Jets just acquired Percy Harvin, and Kerley is mired in an underwhelming season. Kerley was heading into the final year of his rookie contract, however. The deal almost certainly doesn't include any guaranteed money beyond 2015. The Jets now have each of Kerley, Harvin and Eric Decker signed through 2018. Gang Green is placing a premium on wideout after getting caught short at the position in 2013.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 02:41:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 2-of-5 targets for 29 yards in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

One of Kerley's missed connections was a nine-yard touchdown that got called back by a holding penalty on OG Oday Aboushi. Kerley has now topped 30 yards in just 2-of-7 games this season. He's gasping for WR4/5 value in PPR leagues.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 12:40:00 AM

Jeremy Kerley caught 1-of-7 targets for four yards in New York's Week 6 loss to the Broncos.

The one-catch effort was Kerley's second in three games. With Eric Decker (hamstring) back in the lineup, Kerley's already faint PPR value is just about gone.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 06:49:00 PM

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WR21Eric Decker
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TE1Jace Amaro
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