Player News - Jets

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Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched.

Bryce Petty will start the final four games of the season after coming on in relief of "FitzMagic" on Monday evening. It appears second-rounder Christian Hackenberg will be the next man up if Petty gets injured. Fitzpatrick was legitimately good in 2015, but reverted to his old ways this season, playing an absurd brand of streetball that resulted in far too many turnovers. Fitz thinks he's Brett Favre, but he's really a poor man's Chad Pennington. Now 34, Fitz should be a useful backup/spot starter for someone in 2017, but it's extremely unlikely he will enter Week 1 with a starting job.
Dec 6 - 4:52 PM

The Jets have no plans to play No. 51 overall pick Christian Hackenberg down the stretch.

The second-rounder will only see playing time if Bryce Petty gets hurt. A team with quarterback problems would normally try to contrive any possible reason to get a second-rounder on the field, but Hackenberg isn't close to ready. It's quite possible he never will be. Hackenberg was a bad player in college, and an immense stretch as a day-two pick.
Dec 6 - 4:38 PM

Bilal Powell played 28-of-52 offensive snaps in Monday's Week 13 loss to the Colts.

That's four more snaps than Matt Forte played. Despite this, Forte still out-touched Powell 12-1. The Jets often go to Powell when they're in catch-up mode but for some reason Bryce Petty seemed to be infatuated with throwing deep passes to Robby Anderson on Monday night. He's not someone fantasy owners should be relying on down the stretch.
Dec 6 - 11:22 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he always planned to start Bryce Petty over the final month of the season.

"We could have won 45-0, (Bryce) was going to start the last four games," Bowles said after Monday night's blowout loss. "That's the slot we had penciled for him, that's a good time to take a look at him." It is unclear why Petty would be good enough for the final four games and not the final six, but at least the correct decision has finally been made. Even though it is pretty clear Petty is not the long-term answer, the Jets at least need to see it on the field before this offseason.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 6 - 9:22 AM

Coach Todd Bowles said Bryce Petty will start the Jets' final four games.

Owners of Ryan Fitzpatrick can release him. Petty will get starts at the 49ers, vs. the Dolphins, at the Patriots, and vs. the Bills to close out the year. At 3-9, it makes sense for the Jets to get a look at Petty to see if they have anything here. By the looks of his first few NFL appearances, chances are slim. He has a big arm, but struggles with accuracy. Petty's insertion to the lineup is a big downgrade to Brandon Marshall, but might give Robby Anderson a slight boost.
Dec 6 - 12:01 AM

Bilal Powell rushed one time for three yards in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Colts.

He didn't catch a pass on just one target. A week after piling up 43 yards on nine touches against the Patriots, Powell wasn't even in the game plan in this one, despite the Colts blowing the doors off the Jets. C.J. Spiller touched the ball three times behind Matt Forte, totaling 12 yards. Powell might be able to bounce back next week at the 49ers, but he's impossible to trust.
Dec 5 - 11:57 PM

Quincy Enunwa caught 1-of-2 targets for 10 yards in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Colts.

Quite the dud after a big Week 12 where Enunwa caught five balls for 109 yards and a score against the Patriots. This was a much better matchup on paper, but the Jets did nothing offensively in the 41-10 loss. Robby Anderson was locked in as Bryce Petty's favorite target, leading the team with 12 targets and scoring the lone touchdown. Enunwa will be a WR3/4 next week at the 49ers.
Dec 5 - 11:51 PM

Brandon Marshall caught 4-of-8 targets for 43 yards in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Colts.

The Jets were destroyed 41-10, and Marshall wasn't much of a factor in a game Gang Green failed to move the football. He had one catch for 17 yards at halftime, and Robby Anderson was the focal point for Bryce Petty in the second half after Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched. It's been a real rough season for Marshall. He'll be a WR3 next week at San Francisco with Petty likely to start.
Dec 5 - 11:49 PM

Robby Anderson caught 4-of-12 targets for 61 yards and one touchdown in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Colts.

Anderson led the Jets in targets, seeing four more than Brandon Marshall in a game they got blasted 41-10. Bryce Petty, who was filling in for a benched Ryan Fitzpatrick, was targeting Anderson relentlessly. Anderson dropped a number of balls, but was able to score a 40-yard, meaningless touchdown after the defensive back fell down in coverage. Anderson isn't worth owning in redraft leagues, but is worth a flier ahead of 2017 in Dynasty formats.
Dec 5 - 11:44 PM

Matt Forte rushed nine times for 25 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 54 yards in the Jets' 41-10, Week 13 loss to the Colts.

The blowout obviously played a huge factor in Forte not getting much work. The Jets fell in a quick 14-0 hole and were down 31-3 before their first possession of the second half. Forte's lone big play was a 40-yard catch-and-run on a screen pass where he broke two tackles. He was quiet other than that. Forte should bounce back in a dream Week 14 spot at the hapless 49ers.
Dec 5 - 11:36 PM

In relief of a benched Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty completed just 11-of-25 passes for 135 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Jets' 41-10, Week 13 loss to the Colts on Monday night.

Fitzpatrick was benched after completing 5-of-12 passes for 81 yards and an interception in the first half. Petty took over on the first possession of the third quarter with the Jets getting railroaded 31-3. Petty's numbers look worse than they could have been, as he was hurt badly by drops, but he still wasn't very good. His touchdown was a 40-yarder to Robby Anderson where the defensive back fell down on the play. And one of Petty's interceptions was a deep-ball heave down the middle. He was taking shots with the Jets getting stomped, which was nice to see. At 3-9, the Jets will probably give the rest of the starts to Petty. They travel to San Francisco next Sunday.
Dec 5 - 11:29 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched after completing 5-of-12 passes for 81 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the first half Week 13 against the Colts.

Dreadful. The Jets were getting blasted 24-3 at halftime, and the Colts scored another touchdown on the first possession of the third quarter to make it 31-3 before Bryce Petty came into the game to a round of applause. The Jets went three-and-out on their first two possessions of the game, and Fitzpatrick threw a terrible pick into double-coverage just before halftime. Well on their way to 3-9, the Jets may as well give Petty the reins the remainder of the year.
Dec 5 - 10:22 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Colts.

He suffered a setback in Saturday's practice, but apparently it wasn't enough to keep him out. Inactive for the Jets are QB Christian Hackenberg, WR Devin Smith, S Calvin Pryor, OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, OL Dakota Dozier, WR Jalin Marshall, and NT Steve McLendon. Rontez Miles will start for Pryor.
Dec 5 - 7:12 PM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, ankle) suffered a setback in Saturday's practice.

Wilkerson practiced fully Thursday and Friday, but sat out Saturday. The late-week downgrade has him looking on the doubtful side against the Colts. The Jets are also expected to be without S Calvin Pryor (concussion), DT Steve McLendon (hamstring), and LB Lorenzo Mauldin (doubtful, ankle) this week.
Dec 3 - 6:40 PM

Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Pryor didn't practice all week and remains in the concussion protocol. Rontez Miles will start against the Colts.
Dec 3 - 2:31 PM


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