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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 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

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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

Rookie TE Jace Amaro suggested going from Texas Tech's offense to the Jets is like going from Chinese to English.

Amaro is reportedly struggling so badly that he's begun frustrating teammates, including Geno Smith. After another drop in Wednesday's practice, one teammate yelled "Can't catch a cold" at Amaro, who was later taken aside by GM John Idzik. Amaro should be left off the re-draft radar in fantasy leagues.
Jul 31 - 5:01 PM

Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro continues to struggle with mental mistakes and drops in camp.

Amaro's main struggles are with X's and O's. He played in a very simple, no-huddle attack at Texas Tech, and has found the transition to the Jets' more sophisticated offense a difficult one. Amaro has time to turn it around, but he appears unlikely to be a fantasy contributor in year one.
Jul 30 - 7:55 PM

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones observes Jets second-round TE Jace Amaro's opening week of practice at training camp "has not been impressive."

The NFL has Amaro's head spinning after playing in Texas Tech's basic, no-huddle offense. Reports in the spring suggested Amaro "looked lost" at minicamp. There isn't a ton of re-draft appeal here, but the long-term outlook on Amaro obviously remains pretty optimistic as a 6-foot-5 seam-stretching threat. Jeff Cumberland is likely to handle the No. 1 tight end duties for the Jets in 2014.
Jul 27 - 12:15 PM

ESPN New York reports Jets second-round TE Jace Amaro "looked lost" at minicamp.

Amaro faces a steep learning curve, as he's trying to go from Texas Tech's basic, no-huddle spread attack to Gang Green's West Coast offense. Amaro's dynasty outlook is favorable as the potential No. 2 to Eric Decker, but he's nothing more than a late-round flier in re-draft. Rookie tight ends often take a year to develop.
Jul 15 - 9:24 AM

Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg said Jace Amaro needs to make a "host" of adjustments in order to get comfortable in a pro-style system.

Amaro is coming from Texas Tech's no-huddle spread attack, in which he acted as a slot receiver and ran very simple routes. ESPN New York says he struggled in last week's minicamp, looking lost at times. Amaro is going to be the pass-catching complement to in-line option Jeff Cumberland and has a nice opportunity on a Jets team in dire need of weaponry, but there's going to be a learning curve (as there is with the vast majority of rookie tight ends). Amaro is just a late-round flier in re-draft formats.
Jun 24 - 6:12 PM

Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro "lined up everywhere" during OTAs.

Amaro was a tight end in name only at Texas Tech, lining up in the slot nearly 90 percent of the time. With no difference makers outside besides Eric Decker, it makes sense for the Jets to use Amaro similarly. Tight ends do not usually find success their rookie seasons, but Amaro's immediate opportunity and catch-first skills could allow him to buck that trend this year.
Jun 15 - 9:39 PM

Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro said he wants to "be a tight end that catches 100 balls a year."

It is a lofty goal, but Amaro has the skill set to be a big-time receiving threat for a Jets team in need of them. He is a prototypical "move" tight end that will threaten the seam and work the middle from the slot. Rookie tight ends have historically struggled to find success in the NFL, but Amaro is in a great position to buck that trend this season.
May 17 - 9:34 AM

Jets signed second-round TE Jace Amaro to a four-year contract.

The 49th overall pick, Amaro projects as a "move" tight end after lining up in the slot nearly 90 percent of the time last season for Texas Tech. He and Jeff Cumberland will form a 1-2 "punch" at tight end for Gang Green. Amaro should be the No. 2 or 3 option in the passing game for Geno Smith or Michael Vick.
May 16 - 8:49 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Geno Smith
2Michael Vick
RB1Chris Johnson
2Chris Ivory
3Bilal Powell
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3RB1Chris Johnson
2Bilal Powell
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Eric Decker
2David Nelson
3Jalen Saunders
4Quincy Enunwa
5Walter Powell
WR21Jeremy Kerley
2Greg Salas
3Saalim Hakim
WR31David Nelson
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Jace Amaro
3Zach Sudfeld
K1Nick Folk