Description: Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said there will be no quarterback competition as Geno Smith will "probably" be the Week 1 starter according to ESPN New York.
Insight: This is a big surprise considering how poorly Smith has played at times during his career. He did show flashes of great quarterback play, including a 20-for-25, 358 yards and three touchdown day in the season finale as the Jets knocked off the Dolphins and prevented Miami from staying alive for the playoffs. Smith will have to solve his turnover issue, however, to become fantasy relevant. He had 16 turnovers in 14 games in 2014.
Description: The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: The Jets had the worse passing offense in the NFL last season, so they addressed that problem by trading for Brandon Marshall and then drafting Smith. This is a nice pick for the Jets because even if he doesn't play much at wide receiver in 2015, he has value on special teams, but last time I checked, Geno Smith is still the Jets quarterback. That should scare any fantasy owner away from this kid.
Description: If rumors of the trade for Brandon Marshall are true, Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin is as good as gone.
Insight: If he is released before March 19, then the Jets will send the Seahawks a sixth-round draft pick. New York would also be responsible for Harvin's $10.5 million salary if he stays on the roster. That's not going to happen now.
Description: Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin will likely be released before March 19 according to ESPN New York.
Insight: If he is released before March 19, then the Jets will send the Seahawks a sixth-round draft pick, but if Harvin stays on the roster after that date, then New York will be giving Seattle a fourth-round selection. New York will also be responsible for Harvin's $10.5 million salary if he stays on the roster.
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested Friday night for carrying a weapon in Orange County, Florida.
Insight: It is a second-degree misdemeanor, so Johnson's status should be be affected next season. However, this could give the Jets an excuse to release him. They would save $3.75 million against the cap, if they decide to do so.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker had his best day as a New York Jet on Sunday.
Insight: Decker exploded for 10 catches and 221 yards with a touchdown in the final week of the season. Decker's touchdown was a 74-yard touchdown catch that came in the third quarter. Perhaps it is something to build upon for next season.
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith may be in the mist of his great stretch of his career.
Insight: Too bad the season is now over. Smith completed 20-of-25 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns against the Dolphins. Perhaps that will save his job or Rex Ryan, but probably not. Smith still 13 touchdowns versus 13 interceptions in 14 starts this season.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker had a solid game in Week 15 catching seven of 11 targets for 100 yards.
Insight: Decker's day could have been much better, but he stepped out on what first appeared to be an 81-yard touchdown catch and run. He settled for a 48-yard reception and earned his first 100-yard bonus of the season.
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson rushed for a team-high 55 yards.
Insight: Johnson has been getting the work in the past three games, but hasn't produced big numbers. Ivory rushed 12 times for 25 yards and a touchdown, Johnson rushed 10 times for 55 yards and neither guy holds great upside right now with this 50-50 split of the workload.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker caught two of four targets for just 18 yards.
Insight: Decker was targeted three times on the opening series and dropped two of them. After that he was a non-factor as the Jets only threw 10 more passes the entire evening. If the Jets are going to continue a 75/25 mix of runs to passes Decker can't be started.
Description: Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin caught just one ball for six yards.
Insight: Harvin was wide open on a deep crossing pattern that most NFL quality quarterbacks would have hit for a touchdown, but Geno Smith missed by five yards. Harvin was used more as a runner than receiver with six carries for 27 yards. Unfortunately, that won't help fantasy owners.
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith started against Miami, but the game plan took away his chance to be of any value to fantasy owners.
Insight: Coach Rex Ryan's offensive strategy was to pound the ball on the ground and Smith threw just 13 passes, completing seven of them for 65 yards. Fantasy owners shouldn't start or even own Smith at this time.
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory rushed 16 times for 62 yards.
Insight: He was the thunder and Chris Johnson the lightning as the Jets racked up 277 yards on the ground. It wasn't enough to win the game, but both backs posted decent numbers and the Jets could employ the same strategy next weekend against the Vikings who are yielding 123.8 ypg on the ground.
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson led the team the team in rushing on Monday with 105 yards on 17 carries.
Insight: it was his first 100-yard game of the season and just his third in the past two seasons. The Jets decided to pound the ball at Miami and it worked for most of the evening as they ran for 277 yards.
Description: Jets quarterback Michael Vick played well in Sunday's win over the Steelers.
Insight: He was 10-of-18 for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Vick also rushed eight times for 39 yards, and became the first quarterback to rush for over 6,000 yards. Vick's big highlight came on a 67-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Graham.
Description: Jets quarterback Michael Vick (foot) practiced in full and is active for Sunday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: He will start Week 10, and with six teams on a bye, Vick could be a solid "plug-in" option. With the way the Steelers are scoring, Vick will have to be aggressive to keep the Jets in the game and that makes him a viable option.
Description: Jets quarterback Michael Vick is dealing with a foot injury, which could impact his Week 10 status.
Insight: Coach Rex Ryan said it was "the biggest concern right now" among all of the Jets' injuries. Vick's foot was stepped on during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, and owners should continue to check on his availbility for this coming Sunday, starting after Wednesday's practice session.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker had nine catches for 63 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs.
Insight: Decker is a hit-or-miss receiver this season with the situation under center for New York. Decker is still the best receiving option even with Percy Harvin now on the roster, but fantasy owners have to rely on Decker finding the end zone in order for him to make a fantasy impact because he is not getting enough yards.
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson led the team with 11 carries and 69 rushing yards in Week 9 against the Chiefs.
Insight: This comes as a surprise as Johnson has barely been used the last few weeks. He didn't get a ton of carries in Kansas City, but the 6.3 yards per rush certainly sticks out. That is a feat, however, Johnson will likely be unable to repeat and that's assuming he even gets the opportunity again.
Description: Jets quarterback Michael Vick completed 21-of-28 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs on Sunday.
Insight: Vick moved the ball and more importantly, did not turn it over, so he will likely start again next week against the Steelers. He left briefly with a concussion but returned. Vick could be a decent streaming option versus a Pittsburgh defense that allows about 24 points per game.
Description: Jets quarterback Michael Vick will start in Week 9 against the Chiefs according to the New York Daily News.
Insight: This is great news to anyone with the Kansas City defense or hoping to pick the Chiefs in a survivor league. Actually, it doesn't really matter if Geno Smith or Vick, Kansas City's defense is a great start next week. Vick can more the offense better than Smith, but Vick is just as turnoever prone.
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory was unable to buildoff his impressive Week 7 performance.
Insight: After 107 yards and a touchdown last week, Ivory rushed for only 43 yards on Sunday. Chris Johnson was not any better, totaling only three carries for seven yards. Ivory is clearly the lead dog in New York.
Description: Jets quarterback Michael Vick came in relief of a benched Geno Smith, and totaled 153 passing yards and 69 rushing yards.
Insight: Vick also threw an interception and fumbled the ball four times (lost two), as turnovers continue to haunt him. Heading into Week 9, both Smith and Vick will hav a chance to start under center.
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith was benched in the first quarter, in favor of Michael Vick.
Insight: Coach Rex Ryan had no choice as Smith was 2-for-8 for five yards and a dreadful three interceptions. With the Jets playoff hopes all but lost, Smith could still find himself under center, as the season progresses.
Description: Jets receiver Percy Harvin is not expected to be a major factor for Week 8's matchup against Buffalo.
Insight: Coach Rex Ryan declared that it is "unrealistic" to expect Harvin to play 50 offensive snaps, without knowing the entire offense. He will likely handle kickoff and punt return duties, along with seeing around 20-to-25 snaps on the offensive side of the ball. Consider Harvin a WR4 until he is guarenteed more game action.
Description: The Seahawks have traded Percy Harvin to the Jets for a conditional pick, according to Jay Glazer. UPDATE: The coniditional pick will be in the range from a second-to-fourth-round pick, according to John Clayton.
Insight: The timing is weird, as Harvin is dealing with a thigh injury, but it is a nice pickup for the Jets nonetheless. Harvin has not produced much from a fantasy standpoint, and his value takes even more of a hit with this move to New York.
Description: Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro had 10 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos in Week 6.
Insight: The Jets offense is a mess, but Eric Decker and Jace Amaro are the only players worth owning on the unit. Decker and Amaro will give owners spotty productive just because Geno Smith cannot be counted on week-to-week.
Description: It has gotten worse and worse for Jets running back Chris Johnson.
Insight: Johnson has three carries for nine yards as the Jets gained just 31 yards rushing on 15 attempts. Chris Ivory had eight rushes for seven yards. The Jets offense is a disaster. It would be better to stay away from the entire unit.
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith was a little better in Week 6, throwing for 190 yards on 23-for-43 attempts, two touchdowns and one interception.
Insight: That's not saying much considering Rex Ryan pulled Smith from his Week 5 start, and Smith likely only received another chance because Michael Vick admited he wasn't prepared. Smith also gained 11 rushing yards. Hopefully, owners don't have him in leagues.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker is active for Week 6 against his old teammates the Broncos.
Insight: After sitting out Week 5, Decker has been targeting this game and will be on the field. Whether he can play the entire 60 minutes is another question as is whether he can be effective versus a top-10 passing defense.
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson was not pretty in Week 5 rushing for just 24 yards on seven carries.
Insight: Johnson and Chris Ivory are getting very similar workloads and neither can produce fantasy-worthy statistics in this RBBC situation. It doesn't help that the Jets are 30th in scoring with just 79 points, so opportunities to score are few and far between.
Description: Had Jets backup QB Michael Vick produced any points in the second half, we might have a controversy in New York.
Insight: Vick was almost as ugly as starter Geno Smith, going 8-of-19 for just 47 yards. At this point the team might as well stay with Smith to see whether the youngster will eventually develop into a starting NFL quarterback.
Description: Jets coach Rex Ryan admitted that receiver Eric Decker will "probably be limited bit" in Sunday's game against the Lions due to a hamstring injury according to ESPN New York.
Insight: Decker was active last week but only played 12 snaps. At this point, fantasy owners would like Decker to not play at all rather than reaagravate the injury and miss more time. Do not start Decker this week.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker returned to practice on Thursday according to ESPN New York.
Insight: This is a good sign, but Decker will likely still be a game-time decision for Week 4. With again the chance of reaggravation, fantasy owners wouldn't mind seeing Decker sit out this week to recover for Week 5.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) told ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters that he will play in Monday night's game against the Bears. UPDATE: Decker is active for Monday night football
Insight: He plans to play on Monday, but it is still unclear how involved he will be. Being how much the Bears have struggled against the run the past year, the Jets will likely run the ball a lot, which keeps Decker's ceiling low.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) did not practice again on Friday and is listed as questionable for Monday's game against Chicago.
Insight: The current plan is for Decker to test out his hamstring on Saturday. Head coach Rex Ryan is confident that his receiver will be ready for Monday night's game against the Bears and as the last game of the weekend doesn't leave fantasy owners many options should he not be ready to go.
Description: Jets cornerback Dee Milliner is questionable for Monday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Having to face Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery with backup defensive backs isn't an exciting thought for coach Rex Ryan, but there are more than a few fantasy owners who can't wait to see what the Bears receivers can do.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) did not practice on Thursday according to ESPN New York.
Insight: The current plan is for Decker to test out his hamstring on Saturday. Head coach Rex Ryan is confident that his receiver will be ready for Monday night's game against the Bears, but Saturday will be the final word. For now, fantasy owners should go with another wide out this weekend.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker left Sunday's game due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Decker's injury was the same one that he dealt with in the preseason which seems to be lingering. We should know later in the week about his status for Week 3. He was on his way to a solid game with four receptions for 63 yards and a score at the time of the injury.
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory played 30-of-70 offensive snaps in the Jets' Week 1 victory over the Raiders. Chris Johnson barely had more playing time with 33 offensive snaps.
Insight: Even though Johnson out-touched Ivory 18 to 10, it is really looking like the workload is going to be split right down the middle. The duo, along with Bilal Powell, averaged 7.4 yards per carry. As much as the Jets would like to give quarterback Geno Smith more responsibilities, this team is going to be a run-first offense. Both Johnson and Ivory are worth stashing away on the bench.
Description: Jets waived running back Daryl Richardson Saturday.
Insight: St. Louis handed Richardson the starting job following the departure of Steven Jackson in 2013, but he lost the role to Zac Stacy. He apparently couldn't beat out Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell and is now a free agent.
Description: The Jets named Geno Smith the starting quarterback following the team's third preseason game Friday night against the Giants.
Insight: Smith has gone 23-of-33 (.697) for 268 yards, a touchdown and an interception this preseason and he was 9-of-14 for 137 yards and a touchdown Friday night. Smith's grasp on the starting job was never in jeopardy, especially because Michael Vick showed up to camp with a backup's mindset. Smith isn't a reliable fantasy option but his development is important to the fantasy value of Eric Decker.
Description: Jets starting corner Dimitri Patterson (calf/ankle/quadriceps) joined Dee Milliner on the sidelines for Saturday's preseason game, but expects to be ready for the season opener versus Oakland.
Insight: It would be extremely tough for the Jets defense if they were missing both their starting cornerbacks ... although maybe not against the Raiders. They had better be ready by Week 2 in Green Bay or Aaron Rodgers & Co. will have a field day.
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson looked healthy and ran well in the second preseason game.
Insight: Chris Johnson will probably lead the backfield in touches, but Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will remain involved. We're still waiting to see CJ2K get involved in the passing game (four receptions in two games) because we know he has the ability to take screen passes a long way.
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory has a rib cartilage injury and is uncertain to play in the second preseason game. SOURCE: Rich Cimini, ESPN New York
Insight: Ivory, who has always been injury-prone, left the preseason opener with the rib injury. Chris Johnson's best chance to return RB2 numbers is Ivory going down. Johnson scored a one-yard touchdown after Ivory left in the first preseason game.
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory injured a rib in Thursday's preseason opener.
Insight: Chris Johnson ended up scoring from a yard out which would normally be Ivory time. It's early, but Ivory's history of injuries makes this a concern. Update: X-rays were taken and coach Rex Ryan said he "would be fine."
Description: Jets coach Rex Ryan said that he thinks the team will use a "committee approach" at running back this season, according to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News.
Insight: Chris Johnson will probably lead the backfield in touches, but Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will remain involved and Ivory will likely see goal-line carries. Johnson is a flex play at best in 10-team leagues.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker (foot, hamstring) has been cleared for the preseason opener, according to the Bergen Record.
Insight: Decker has put together two straight seasons with 85+ catches, 1,000+ yards and 10+ touchdowns with the Denver Broncos. He has a good shot to see more than the 137 targets he drew last season, but he's going to see a major dropoff in production with Geno Smith as his quarterback instead of Peyton Manning.
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith took all 16 of the first-team reps Thursday, according to the New York Post.
Insight: Michael Vick was relegated to the second team. Smith had been getting about 75 percent of the first-team snaps previously and is the favorite to start in Week 1. Smith was very inconsistent as a rookie, racking up 17 or more fantasy points six times but seven fantasy points or less seven times.
Description: According to ESPN.com, Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro had a rough day at practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Amaro ran the wrong route and got an earful from OC Marty Mornhinweg and he was razzed by a defensive player after dropping a pass. He's struggled learning the X's and O's of New York's offense so far after playing in a basic offense at Texas Tech. Jets tight ends combined to catch 62 passes for 849 yards and six of New York's 13 passing touchdowns last season so Amaro is a sleeper, but he'll need to show improvement.
Description: Jets running back Chris Ivory was confirmed as the team's goal line back, according to RBs coach Anthony Lynn.
Insight: Chris Johnson is the No. 1, but this will hurt his fantasy value. Ivory is a clear No. 2 and goal line back ... when healthy. The Jets also have Bilal Powell and Daryl Richardson in the backfield, but they don't figure to see much time, barring injury.
Description: Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro hurt his right knee Sunday, according to the Associated Press.
Insight: He tore the ACL in his left knee a few years ago and said he initially feared the worst on Sunday. "It felt like something was wrong," he said. "It was a similar pain, but it didn't hurt as bad. Once I started walking on it, it felt OK." Jets tight ends combined to catch 62 passes for 849 yards and six of New York's 13 passing touchdowns last season, so Amaro is a nice sleeper.
Description: Injury-prone Jets running back Chris Ivory is already sitting out drills with a hamstring problem.
Insight: Ivory dealt with a hamstring injury last season and despite his talent we want no part of him this season. Chris Johnson is the No. 1 and Ivory a clear No. 2, when healthy. The Jets also have Bilal Powell and Daryl Richardson in the backfield.
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson (knee) has been medically cleared for training camp, according to ESPN.com.
Insight: Johnson sat out offseason activities after undergoing knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, which he says he suffered in Week 3 last year. He rushed for a career-low 3.9 ypc in 2013 but was still a fantasy factor because he received 279 carries, caught 42 balls and scored 10 touchdowns (six rushing). He's going to split carries with Chris Ivory on early downs and Bilal Powell will handle third downs, so Johnson may not reach 250 touches this season.
Description: Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn said that the team is "going to have to be strategic" in how it uses Chris Johnson to "keep him fresh so that he can be the explosive guy that I know that he can be." SOURCE: nj.com
Insight: Lynn said earlier this month that the Jets would use a hot-hand situation at running back. Johnson averaged 298 carries the past five seasons, but he may not reach 220 carries this year with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell also getting touches.
Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson will have first shot, but its likely to be a "go with the hot hand situation" according to RB coach Anthony Lynn.
Insight: That makes this situation a lot different than the one he had in Tennessee where he was definitively the No. 1 guy. In six seasons with the Titans the fewest attempts he saw were 251 in his rookie season. Johnson will battle with Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Daryl Richardson for reps.
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