Player News - Jets

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Jets QBs coach Jeremy Bates was noncommittal when asked if Christian Hackenberg will see the field this season.

"As an organization, this is professional football," said Bates. "This isn't Triple-A. We're going to play the best players that give us the opportunity to win at all positions." This comes a day after coach Todd Bowles said he couldn't imagine a scenario where Hackenberg or Bryce Petty would overtake current starter Josh McCown (of course barring injury). These comments further suggest that Hackenberg, a wasted second-round pick in 2016, is not part of the team's current or future plans. The Jets have been better than expected this year at 4-6 but are still likely to draft a quarterback.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 14 - 2:31 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he will stick with Josh McCown as his starting quarterback.

The Jets have Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg waiting in the wings, but Bowles said the only way the young quarterbacks will get in the game is if "something happens to Josh." At 4-6 heading into the bye, the Jets are not going to make the playoffs, but that does not mean they are ready to throw in the towel just yet. McCown will be a low-end QB2 against the Panthers after the bye.
Nov 14 - 11:35 AM

Elijah McGuire played 36-of-69 snaps (52 percent) Week 10 against the Bucs.

Bilal Powell played 33 snaps with Matt Forte sidelined. Neither player was spectacular, but McGuire did out-gain Powell 58-to-36 and saw seven targets to just two for Powell. With Matt Forte looking likely to miss several games with a knee issue, McGuire can be added in all formats.
Nov 13 - 10:35 AM

Jets WR Jermaine Kearse caught 4-of-8 targets for 35 yards in the team's Week 10 loss to the Bucs.

He also drew an end-zone target, but couldn't convert. Kearse has settled in as the third option in Gang Green's passing game behind Robby Anderson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. In 12- and 14-team season-long leagues, Kearse is not worth holding onto through the Jets' Week 11 bye.
Nov 12 - 5:09 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught 6-of-9 targets for 67 yards in the Jets' Week 10 loss to the Bucs.

This will be good enough to make ASJ a top-12 tight end for the week in most scoring formats. Seferian-Jenkins' touchdown catches have slowed way down, but he remains a huge part of the Jets' offense on a weekly basis. He's worth holding in 12-team leagues through New York's Week 11 bye, although Week 12 opponent Carolina has played shutdown tight end defense all season.
Nov 12 - 5:07 PM

Robby Anderson caught 4-of-7 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 10 loss to the Bucs.

He's now hit pay dirt in four straight games. As Josh McCown struggled badly while absorbing six sacks and Anderson dropped two of his targets, fantasy owners should consider themselves fortunate Anderson emerged with a useful game, as he caught a 38-yard touchdown in garbage time, beating Bucs LCB Brent Grimes. Still, Anderson has earned every-week WR2/3 treatment. The Jets have a bye in Week 11, then host the Panthers in Week 12.
Nov 12 - 5:03 PM

Josh McCown completed 23-of-39 passes for 262 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Jets' Week 10 loss to the Bucs.

He took six sacks against a Tampa Bay defense that entered this game with a league-low eight sacks. The Jets' offense never got going until what amounted to garbage time, when McCown hit Robby Anderson for a 38-yard touchdown in Brent Grimes' coverage with less than a minute left. Gang Green went on to lose 15 to 10. McCown is droppable in most leagues with the Jets on bye in Week 11.
Nov 12 - 4:58 PM

Elijah McGuire rushed eight times for 22 yards and caught 4-of-7 targets for 36 yards in the Jets' Week 10 loss to the Bucs.

He out-touched Bilal Powell 12 to 11 and out-targeted Powell 7 to 2. McGuire didn't exactly capitalize on his opportunities, but the Jets were committed to using a near-even RBBC in Matt Forte's (knee) absence rather than featuring Powell, as many assumed they would. McGuire is worth holding in most leagues through the Jets' Week 11 bye. Forte's availability for Week 12 is to be determined.
Nov 12 - 4:54 PM

Bilal Powell managed 30 yards on 10 carries and caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards in the Jets' Week 10 loss to the Bucs.

He was out-touched 12 to 11 by Elijah McGuire in a game where the Jets got nothing going offensively before Robby Anderson's 38-yard touchdown catch in what amounted to garbage time. Powell was one of this week's highest-owned DFS plays, and busted as the Jets went with a near-equal RBBC instead of employing Powell as a lead back. The Jets go on their bye in Week 11. Matt Forte's (knee) status is uncertain for Week 12.
Nov 12 - 4:50 PM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne exited Sunday's Week 10 game after aggravating his foot injury.

Claiborne got beaten badly by DeSean Jackson repeatedly in the first quarter, then took a seat after giving up a 22-yard catch. Claiborne has battled this foot injury for weeks. He was later seen on the sideline without his helmet.
Nov 12 - 1:46 PM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne is active for Week 10 against the Bucs.

He hasn't played since Week 8. Claiborne figures to shadow DeSean Jackson, although we believe it's a matchup Jackson can win. The rest of the Jets' Week 10 inactives are QB Christian Hackenberg, OL Brett Jones, DL Obum Gwacham, OL Jarvis Harrison, LB David Bass, RB Matt Forte, and CB Robert Nelson.
Nov 12 - 11:51 AM

According to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, "there is concern" about Matt Forte's (knee) health "going forward."

It sounds like this could be more than a one-week absence. "I've been playing with swelling for a while," Forte conceded. "It just got to the point where it's getting significantly worse. Obviously, going from a Sunday game to a Thursday game there's less recovery time and it just got worse." Forte aggravated his longstanding knee problem in last Thursday night's win over the Bills. He is "hopeful" the swelling will subside during the Jets' Week 11 bye. In the meantime, Bilal Powell is a borderline fantasy RB1 and Elijah McGuire should be rostered in all leagues.
Nov 10 - 2:26 PM

Jets CB Morris Claiborne (foot) is questionable for Week 10 against the Buccaneers.

Muhammad Wilkerson (foot, shoulder) also drew the questionable tag. Claiborne returned to a limited practice on Thursday and is on track to play Sunday at Tampa Bay after missing Week 9 with a foot injury. He's No. 19 in PFF's cornerback grades.
Nov 10 - 1:05 PM

Matt Forte (knee) is out for Week 10 against the Bucs.

It'll be Bilal Powell as the starter, followed up by rookie Elijah McGuire in a change-of-pace role. Powell is on the RB1/2 borderline in an appetizing matchup against a team that has given up, and McGuire is in play as a FLEX.
Nov 10 - 12:37 PM

Matt Forte (knee) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

He's highly unlikely to play Sunday against the Bucs, and we'd expect him to be ruled out later Friday. Bilal Powell makes for a strong RB2 play and elite DFS option. In the game Powell was healthy and Forte missed earlier in the year, Powell totaled 190 yards and a touchdown on 25 touches.
Nov 10 - 10:58 AM


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