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Jace Amaro | Tight End

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Texas Tech
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Jace Amaro caught 3-of-5 targets for 22 yards in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.
Coming off the best game of his rookie season, Amaro had a night to forget. One of his two missed targets was an absolutely brutal second-quarter drop. The Jets need Amaro to keep becoming a bigger part of the offense, but there will be more inconsistency and growing pains. He's just a low-end TE2 for fantasy purposes. Oct 17 - 12:16 AM

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Jace Amaro (knee) was upgraded to "full" in Tuesday's practice.

Amaro is simply dealing with a tweak. Coming off a 10-catch breakout against the Broncos, Amaro will be a mid-range TE2 against one of the league's better tight end defenses in the Patriots.
Oct 14 - 4:44 PM

Jace Amaro played on a season-high 55.5 percent of the snaps in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

Amaro's breakout game came in the form of 10-68-1 on 12 targets. He ran 30 routes on 35 snaps, essentially serving as an oversized wideout. It's what he's comfortable with after coming out of Texas Tech's spread scheme. Amaro is an intriguing talent, but rookie tight ends almost always battle inconsistency and the Jets' quarterback situation is scary. He's still just a TE2 heading into a difficult Thursday matchup with the Patriots.
Oct 13 - 11:33 AM

Jace Amaro caught 10-of-12 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in New York's Week 6 loss to the Broncos.

Amaro's 12 looks led the team, and were seven more than he drew in any of his first five games. Amaro could have had an 11th grab, but committed a brutal drop. His touchdown was an end-zone jump ball where he skied over Broncos S T.J. Ward. Finally becoming a bigger part of the Jets' offense, Amaro will be a mid-range TE2 for Thursday's game against the Patriots.
Oct 12 - 6:38 PM

Jace Amaro caught three passes for 19 yards in Sunday's Week 5 loss at San Diego.

Amaro played behind Jeff Cumberland early, getting most of his work after Michael Vick came on in the second half. Failing to develop quickly, the second-round rookie is well off the re-draft radar.
Oct 5 - 8:18 PM

Jace Amaro caught five passes for 58 yards against the Lions Week 4.

Four of the five catches came as the Jets were chasing the game in the fourth quarter, but it was still a promising performance. Amaro did not have any drops, and made a heady play getting the sideline on a crossing route in the fourth. Amaro now has at least four targets in three of the Jets' first four games, and is on pace for 44 catches for 500 yards this season.
Sep 28 - 5:19 PM

Jace Amaro caught three passes for 54 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

Amaro was targeted four times on the night, and played on the outside a bit with Eric Decker sidelined for most of the game with a hamstring injury. The lone target Amaro didn't reel in, he dropped. There's no re-draft value here.
Sep 23 - 12:33 AM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes its "time to unleash" TE Jace Amaro.

With Eric Decker's (questionable, hamstring) status up in the air, Amaro could be forced into an expanded role this week. He's played on just 30 percent of offensive snaps to this point, but would be the best candidate for red-zone looks if Decker doesn't play. Amaro has two catches on five targets through two games.
Sep 20 - 2:38 PM

Jace Amaro caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

Jeff Cumberland saw two targets, Tommy Bohanon got two and Zach Sudfeld got one. In other words, the Jets aren't scheming the tight-end and H-back looks to their pass-catching rookie. Amaro has two catches on five targets through two games.
Sep 14 - 8:42 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan expects rookie TE Jace Amaro to be a "major factor," and "probably pretty soon."

Amaro was limited to just two catches on four targets in last Sunday's win over the Raiders, but had a strong preseason. The Jets lack weapons outside Eric Decker and their running game, and are going to need Amaro to make plays. It's encouraging Ryan is already publicly acknowledging that. Amaro will likely max out as an inconsistent TE2 in re-draft leagues, but is a strong hold in Dynasty formats.
Sep 11 - 4:34 PM

Jace Amaro hauled in all four of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game.

Amaro caught a 15-yard drag from Geno Smith on the Jets' first play from scrimmage, and hauled in a one-yard score one quarter later. He has eight catches for 79 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Amaro figures to be inconsistent as a rookie, but is on the fantasy radar as a back-end TE2. He could prove to be a streaming option. The targets are there for the taking in New York's offense.
Aug 22 - 10:50 PM

Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro logged two catches for 24 yards in New York's second preseason game.

He posted a 2-18 line in the Jets' exhibition opener. Afterwards, hyperbolic coach Rex Ryan stated, "He kind of reminded me of (Mike) Ditka." Amaro took a step forward Saturday night, avoiding the drops that have plagued him throughout OTAs and camp. He's still not on the re-draft radar, but has a good chance to help New York's offense this season as a possession target underneath.
Aug 17 - 2:19 PM

The New York Post reports second-round TE Jace Amaro dropped passes in training camp "as if it was a job requirement."

We knew Amaro was struggling badly with drops, but this really puts it into perspective. Between Amaro and Stephen Hill -- who reportedly makes a highlight reel catch and follows it up with three drops -- botched passes have been plentiful in Jets camp. Amaro is only a Dynasty stash at this point.
Aug 15 - 9:24 AM

Second-round pick Jace Amaro played a team-high 42 snaps in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Colts.

He only played five of New York's initial 26 snaps -- Amaro is not yet a staple with the first-team offense -- but he was an every-down player with the twos. The high snap count hints the Jets believe Amaro needs reps after struggling in OTAs and early in camp. He's more of a Dynasty TE2 than re-draft sleeper.
Aug 8 - 2:59 PM

Second-round pick Jace Amaro caught two passes for 18 yards in the Jets' preseason opener Thursday night against the Colts.

He started in a two-tight end set with Jeff Cumberland. It's a good sign for Amaro, who by all accounts has struggled in camp. He doesn't appear to be in danger of losing his "move" tight end role to Zach Sudfeld. The Jets seem willing to live though Amaro's growing pains. Amaro had a second-quarter drop against Indy, however, which won't help his chances of seeing increased playing time. Per PFF's Nate Jahnke, Amaro played five of New York's first 26 snaps Thursday night. So despite the "start," Amaro is not remotely an every-down player yet.
Aug 7 - 10:08 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Geno Smith
2Michael Vick
RB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3Bilal Powell
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Johnson
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2John Conner
WR11Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3T.J. Graham
4Chris Owusu
WR21Percy Harvin
2Greg Salas
3Saalim Hakim
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Jace Amaro
3Zach Sudfeld
K1Nick Folk