Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm
Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. It’s been diagnosed as a low-ankle sprain, so Harvin has a chance to play this week, though HC Rex Ryan said that “it doesn’t look good.” Eric Decker suddenly has some appeal as a Sneaky Start. In the seven games in which Geno Smith attempted at least 15 passes, Decker has averaged 4.3-58.8-.43, or 8.5 fantasy points. That’s what Sammy Watkins has averaged this season.
What's Percy Harvin's status for Sunday's game in Tennessee? Well, it depends on whom you ask.
Jets coach Rex Ryan said it would be "a stretch" for the multifaceted receiver to play this weekend after Harvin suffered an ankle sprain against the Vikings. Though Ryan said the swelling in Harvin's ankle has gone down "quite a bit," he didn't practice Wednesday.
Harvin, however, said, "I feel pretty good. I definitely think I'll be playing this week."
This is a situation to monitor. Harvin would have a nice matchup against the Titans and is coming off a productive game. If he doesn't play. Eric Decker would be a Sneaky Start as the team's primary pass catcher. In the seven games in which Geno Smith attempted at least 15 passes, Decker has averaged 4.3-58.8-.43, or 8.5 fantasy points. That’s about what Sammy Watkins has averaged this season.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm
Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. It’s been diagnosed as a low-ankle sprain, so Harvin has a chance to play this week, though HC Rex Ryan said that “it doesn’t look good.” Eric Decker suddenly has some appeal as a Sneaky Start. In the seven games in which Geno Smith attempted at least 15 passes, Decker has averaged 4.3-58.8-.43, or 8.5 fantasy points. That’s what Sammy Watkins has averaged this season.
Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:10pm
LB Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder)
TE Charles Clay (hamstring, knee), CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle), T Nate Garner (illness)
T Ja'Wuan James (neck)
T Oday Aboushi (shoulder), LB Antwan Barnes (knee), G Willie Colon (knee), RB John Conner (groin), WR Eric Decker (toe), DE Leger Douzable (ankle), LB David Harris (shoulder), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf), RB Chris Johnson (knee), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), RB Bilal Powell (illness), DT Sheldon Richardson (back), QB Michael Vick (right wrist, illness)
With Clay unlikely to play again, Dion Sims will get the start. He had four catches for 31 yards filling in last week. The good news for Miami is RB Lamar Miller and WR Mike Wallace are both listed as probable. For the Jets, TE Jace Amaro is out as he goes through concussion protocol. Meanwhile, WR Eric Decker, RBs Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson Bilal Powell and QB Michael Vick are all probable in what could be a tough matchup against a solid Dolphins defense.
Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (toe) took full practice reps again Friday. In the five games in which Geno Smith attempted more than 15 passes (and Decker played at least 60% of the snaps), Decker averaged 4.6 receptions for 61 yards and 0.60 TD on 8.0 targets per game.
Ryan met with Smith and Michael Vick on Wednesday morning and informed them of the decision. Ryan likes to say that all decisions are organizational decisions, but this choice suggests that General Manager John Idzik had a far greater say and it bodes poorly for Ryan’s job security.
Starting Smith on Monday – and the rest of the season, it seems – gives Idzik another, perhaps final, opportunity to evaluate the quarterback he drafted in the second round last year.
The Jets offense is a mess and Smith won't be startable in a bad matchup with the Dolphins on Monday night. It may be good news for Eric Decker long term. In the five games in which Smith attempted more than 15 passes (and Decker played at least 60% of the snaps), Decker averaged 4.6 receptions for 61 yards and 0.60 TD on 8.0 targets per game. The arrival of Percy Harvin may change this dynamic, but Decker has posted solid fantasy numbers with Smith under center. We wouldn't want to use any of the Jets players this week in a tough matchup, however.
Jets WR Eric Decker initially hurt his hamstring early in training camp. The injury then flared up in Week 2 against the Packers. Since then, Decker has been managing the pain. But after the bye week, Decker said he now feels as if he’s healthy again.
“I feel like I’m back how I felt prior to the injury in the Green Bay game,” Decker said. “I feel like I’ve got a little more bounce in my step and I’m not thinking about it every time I make a cut with my hamstring that it’s going to get aggravated. It’s back to where I’m just playing football and just having fun.”
Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm
Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Decker will be fine to play against the Bills. It’s a good matchup, so Decker should produce as long as he stays healthy.
Percy Harvin will get opportunities to be more than a slot receiver or gadget player with the Jets, who need a fast outside receiver to stretch the field deep, and prevent defenses from focusing too much on the rushing attack or receiver Eric Decker.
“Eventually, I’m sure he will be (more than a gadget player),” said wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal. “But the fine line is, he’s been here such a little (amount of) time. By overloading a player like this, you don’t want to take away his speed. So if he’s thinking too much in a game, if you overload him mentally, he won’t play fast. That’s the fine line right now. Does he have ability to be more than a gadget guy? Absolutely.”
That is the key word with Harvin, as he learns coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s West Coast offense – eventually. Mornhinweg said he is excited about Harvin’s potential in his offense, but seemed to downplay expectations about Harvin’s impact on Bills-Jets, while noting that the coaches and Harvin still have a few more days to determine just how (and how much) he will be involved in this week’s offensive game plan.
“He’s just getting himself sort of integrated right now, so we’ll see,” Mornhinweg said. “We’ll see exactly how he can integrate himself. He’s been here how many days? Six days. It’s been sort of a speed deal here for him (with learning the offense). He’s trying to get his feet on the floor, literally. We’re going to run our offense, and at some point integrate Percy. This is very, very early stages here."
This could be one of those situations where the Jets force-feed Harvin 10 touches and he breaks one for a touchdown, but it's more likely that he doesn't have a big impact offensively.
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:42pm
But whether they're willing to admit it or not, Percy Harvin really does give Geno Smith and the Jets' decision-makers a better look at whether Geno can be the guy down the road. Or whether the Jets will need to give serious consideration to spending another high draft pick -- or going out on the free agent or trade market -- for a quarterback. With less and less patience when it comes to quarterback development in the NFL, these next nine games are pivotal to Smith's future.
If he can show consistent improvement with an explosive talent like Harvin on one side, the reliable Eric Decker on the other, and Jeremy Kerley, Jace Amaro and Jeff Cumberland as his other targets, then the Jets will get a better fix on whether Smith can be the guy.
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