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Jeremy Kerley | Wide Receiver | #14

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 188
College: TCU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (153) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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Jeremy Kerley pulled in two-of-three targets for 61 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Jets’ Week 6 loss to the Patriots.
Kerley made a highlight-reel catch for a 30-yard pick-up on the Jets’ opening drive. Josh McCown was under duress on the play but snuck in a great running throw to Kerley, who hauled it in at the one-yard line against tight coverage from Jonathan Jones. Kerley schooled Malcolm Butler for a 34-yard touchdown later in the same quarter to put New York ahead 14-0. He was held without a catch in the second half as McCown locked onto Robby Anderson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Kerley’s touchdown was his first of the season and it could be a while before he gets another. The Jets will go on the road against the Dolphins in Week 7. Oct 15 - 5:59 PM

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Jeremy Kerley caught 5-of-5 targets for 37 yards against the Jaguars in Week 4.

The Jets have used him as their punt returner and as their slot man. Considering Josh McCown doesn't like to go deep very often and the outside receivers don't run shorter routes, it's possible Kerley could find himself seeing more targets. Still, there just isn't enough opportunity for one of the worst passing offenses in the league.
Oct 1 - 4:52 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 3-of-4 targets for 14 yards against the Raiders in Week 2.

In his first active game this season, Kerley was just one snap behind Robby Anderson and five behind Jermaine Kearse. He's still not someone fantasy owners need to add in just about all leagues.
Sep 17 - 8:03 PM

Jeremy Kerley is active to face the Raiders in Week 2.

After the Jets signed him on Sept. 5, he was inactive as a healthy scratch last week. Kerley did have some success as the slot guy in New York from 2011-15 and the Jets don't have that particular role figured out in their lowly offense. He could have value in deeper PPR leagues, but being on such a bad offense severely lowers his upside.
Sep 17 - 2:45 PM

ESPN New York expects Jeremy Kerley to be inactive this week.

Kerley was a healthy scratch last week. He's still getting acclimated after spending the entire preseason with the 49ers. Jermaine Kearse has been getting most of the Jets' slot reps, with ArDarius Stewart playing the outside in three-wide sets.
Sep 16 - 5:05 PM

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley is a healthy scratch for Week 1.

Kerley was expected to immediately take over the Jets' slot role, but isn't yet up to speed after signing this week. ArDarius Stewart is active and should see snaps in three-wide sets. The rest of the Jets inactives are QB Bryce Petty, TE Jordan Leggett, OG Dakota Dozier, TE Neal Sterling, S Rontez Miles, and DB Derrick Jones.
Sep 10 - 11:39 AM

Jets signed WR Jeremy Kerley, formerly of the 49ers, to a one-year contract.

Kerley will immediately slide into the slot for the woefully-undermanned Jets. Kerley had a solid 2016 in San Francisco, catching 64 passes for 667 yards and three touchdowns on 115 targets. It's not inconceivable he ends up the Jets' most-targeted pass catcher. Even in an offense that threatens to be historically bad, Kerley is on the PPR radar.
Sep 5 - 5:14 PM

Free agent WR Jeremy Kerley is visiting the Jets on Tuesday.

Cut by the 49ers over the weekend, New York always seemed like a likely landing spot for the slot receiver. Kerley spent five years with the Jets after being selected in the fifth round of the 2011 draft, and while his tenure did not end particularly well, that seemed to have more to do with now ex-OC Chan Gailey. Desperate for receivers, this would be a solid signing by the Jets.
Sep 5 - 12:53 PM

49ers released WR Jeremy Kerley.

The slot receiver led San Francisco in both receiving yards (667) and catches (64) last year but apparently the team's coaching staff preferred fifth-round rookie Trent Taylor. Regardless of where he lands, it's unlikely Kerley will carry any fantasy relevance.
Sep 2 - 2:34 PM

49ers re-signed WR Jeremy Kerley to a three-year, $10.5 million contract.

Kerley, 28, led San Francisco in catches (64) and receiving yards (667) last season. A replacement-level or slightly better slot receiver, Kerley's numbers will likely take a hit under new OC Kyle Shanahan, whose offense is predicated on play-action shots and doesn't funnel the ball into the slot. The 49ers are also known to be in hot pursuit of free agent Alshon Jeffery. Torrey Smith is San Francisco's only other wideout with any meaningful track record.
Mar 4 - 2:43 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 6-of-8 targets for 61 yards in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to the Seahawks.

The fact that we had to do Rotoworld blurbs on Kerley every single week this season is a testament to the 49ers' lack of wide receiver talent. Kerley finished the year with just under 700 yards. A low-upside slot player, the 28-year-old's contract is up and he will be a mildly intriguing 2017 free agent.
Jan 1 - 8:11 PM

Jeremy Kerley nabbed five-of-nine targets for 62 yards Saturday in the 49ers' Week 16 win over the Rams.

All of Kerley’s catches came in the second half as the 49ers overcame a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to win the game. The 62 yards Kerley recorded were his most since Week 10 against the Cardinals. Kerley has drawn at least eight targets in three straight games and seems to finally be earning Colin Kaepernick’s trust. He’ll look to end a six-game touchdown drought next week against the Seahawks.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:35:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley reeled in five-of-eight targets for 28 yards Sunday in the 49ers' Week 15 loss to the Falcons.

He led the Niners in targets but obviously not much came of it. Kerley has managed a paltry 78 receiving yards despite drawing a combined 16 targets over the last two weeks. That’s kind of hard to do. He’ll carry a five-game touchdown drought into next week’s Christmas Eve matchup against the Rams.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:41:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 5-of-8 targets for 50 yards in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to the Jets.

In this #RevengeGame against his former team, Kerley came away as the 49ers' leading receiver but dropped a pass for a would-be long gain in the second quarter and racked up short catches close to the line of scrimmage beyond a 27-yarder. Kerley's opportunity rose when Vance McDonald (shoulder) left and did not return. Kerley will be the best bet for receiving production in the 49ers' pass-catcher corps in Week 15 against the Falcons.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:39:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 1-of-2 targets for 18 yards in Week 13.

The 49ers struggled to pass despite trailing the entire second half. Kerley led the 49ers in receiving, but saw fewer targets than Vance McDonald (4). Even if Blaine Gabbert starts next week, Kerley won't be on the streaming radar.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:25:00 PM

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QB1Josh McCown
2Bryce Petty
3Christian Hackenberg
RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
3Elijah McGuire
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
WR11Robby Anderson
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chad Hansen
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2ArDarius Stewart
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Eric Tomlinson
3Jordan Leggett
LT1Kelvin Beachum
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Wesley Johnson
2Jonotthan Harrison
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brandon Shell
2Brent Qvale
K1Chandler Catanzaro