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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson left late in Monday night's loss to the Bears with a knee injury.

The Jets are calling it a bruised knee. Wilkerson is expected to be ready for the Week 4 game against the Lions, which comes as good news after he was helped off the field. 25 next month, he's PFF's No. 7 3-4 DE through three games.
Sep 23 - 8:24 PM

The Jets are unsure if CB Dee Milliner (quad) will be available for Week 5.

Milliner has appeared in just one of the Jets' first three games as he battles ankle and quad issues. The Jets have been rolling with Darrin Walls and S Antonio Allen in his absence. Milliner should be considered week to week.
Sep 23 - 5:26 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Jets coach Rex Ryan forcefully stood behind Geno Smith as his starting quarterback.

"I've seen him make huge improvements from where he was last year," Ryan said. "I think he's going to continue to improve." Smith threw two brutal picks in Monday's loss, but was playing without No. 1 receiver Eric Decker. Ryan is not imagining Smith's improvement, as he upped his completion percentage from 55.8 to 63.1, and generally appeared more accurate. Smith's decision-making remains his Achilles' heel, but he's not the primary reason the Jets are 1-2. Smith deserves more time under center.
Sep 23 - 5:17 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Jets coach Rex Ryan said Chris Ivory could get more playing time going forward.

"Maybe Chris Ivory will get more time," were Ryan's exact words. "He's running hard. ... There's not a whole lot of guys who want to tackle him." Ivory has run circles around Chris Johnson the past two weeks, but only out-touched him 28-23. CJ?K has out-snapped Ivory 54-52 since Week 2. For the season, Ivory is averaging a robust 5.7 yards per carry compared to just 3.5 for his more famous teammate. Ivory, who's never been known for his hands, has even out-caught Johnson 5-1 over the past two games. The Jets seem to be seeing what everyone else is seeing: Ivory is their best back, and it's not close. Ivory is an upside RB2/FLEX, with Johnson shaping up as a middling RB3.
Sep 23 - 4:58 PM

Eric Decker (hamstring) said he pulled himself out of Monday night's loss to the Bears because of a "tight feeling that wouldn't loosen up."

Decker says he did not suffer a setback on Monday night. "It was to the point where it wasn't loosening up, and instead of doing something stupid and really hurting something down the road I decided to pull myself and give myself a chance," he said. In other words, Decker's hamstring did not get worse by playing 14 snaps Monday. He'll likely be a game-time decision again for Week 4 against the Lions.
Sep 23 - 9:43 AM

The New York Daily News suggests Geno Smith needs to perform better Week 4 or the Jets "brain trust" will have to take a long, hard look at the quarterback spot.

Smith's two bad interceptions Monday night killed the Jets, but playing without Eric Decker is brutal. Jeremy Kerley is a slot man stretched badly as a No. 1 WR, and David Nelson/Greg Salas/Jeff Cumberland couldn't beat a drum. Smith has shown more than enough improvement this year to have a longer leash. If Rex Ryan goes to Michael Vick at some point, he'll just be trying to save his own job and not thinking about the long-term health of the organization.
Sep 23 - 8:52 AM

Bilal Powell rushed for 13 yards on two carries and caught two passes for six yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

Powell didn't see much, if any, action until the final drive when the Jets were in pass-first mode. He has no fantasy value as the distant No. 3 back.
Sep 23 - 12:40 AM

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

David Nelson caught three passes for 15 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

Nelson was targeted seven times, but had a rough night with two fumbles, though they were both recovered by the Jets. He belongs on the waiver wire.
Sep 23 - 12:32 AM

Greg Salas caught two passes for 56 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

Salas saw extra playing time with Eric Decker hobbled by his hamstring. The slot receiver-type can be ignored and is well off the fantasy radar.
Sep 23 - 12:27 AM

Jeremy Kerley caught seven passes for 81 yards and one touchdown in the Jets' Week 3 loss to Chicago.

With Eric Decker clearly not 100 percent and eventually forced from the game in the second quarter, Kerley saw a team-high 11 targets. On his second-quarter 19-yard touchdown, Kerley beat slot CB Isaiah Frey and was wide open in the end zone. He and Geno Smith hooked up three times on the drive. Kerley is an underrated slot receiver with sticky mitts. He will have some standard-league appeal with Eric Decker continually aggravating his hamstring injury.
Sep 23 - 12:20 AM

Chris Johnson rushed for 34 yards on ten carries in Monday night's Week 3 loss to the Bears.

He was targeted just twice in the passing game, but didn't reel either pass in, while one was picked off and returned for a touchdown. Johnson was outplayed big time by Chris Ivory in this one, and has been through the first three games of the season. Ivory's touches should continue to rise, and it could come at Johnson's expense. He's not a recommended Week 4 play vs. Detroit.
Sep 23 - 12:14 AM

Chris Ivory rushed for 44 yards on ten carries in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

He added four catches for 52 yards. Ivory entered the season with five career catches across 39 games, but he now has five grabs through three contests. Chris Johnson continues to get the starts over Ivory, with each splitting touches, but it's clear Ivory is the more talented back. Jets beat writers even notice that the offense needs to go through Ivory. He's not afraid of contact and runs as hard as any back in the league. Entering the night, Ivory was averaging 4.4 YPC after contact. If the Jets are smart, they'll increase Ivory's touches at Johnson's expense. Ivory gets a tough Detroit run defense in Week 4.
Sep 23 - 12:05 AM

Geno Smith completed 26-of-43 passes for 316 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Jets' 27-19, Week 3 loss to the Bears on Monday night.

The stat line looks even better than Smith actually played. After showing considerable signs of improvement the first two weeks of the season, Smith reverted to his rookie-year self in this one. His two interceptions were back-breakers. His first pass of the game was an awful screen toss that was returned for a pick-six, while the second INT came in the red zone and was thrown right to Kyle Fuller in the end zone. Smith's decision-making on the final drive of the game also left many scratching their heads. The Jets host the Lions in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 11:53 PM

Eric Decker exited Monday night's game against the Bears after aggravating his hamstring injury and will not return.

Decker was noticeably still battling the pulled hammy and playing sparingly throughout the first half. He caught his lone target for 19 yards before heading to the sideline. Consider Decker highly questionable for Week 4 vs. the Lions.
Sep 22 - 10:21 PM

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