Jeremy Kerley Fantasy News

49ers Beat: Slot WR Jeremy Kerley 'in position to see a lot of passes'

Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:54am

Sacramento Bee - [Full Article]

When the 49ers played their third preseason game two weeks ago, receiver Jeremy Kerley was a member of the Detroit Lions. Now he’s a 49ers starter. At two spots.

He’s the team’s top option at slot receiver – a feature role in Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense – and also will handle punt returns when the Rams visit Levi’s Stadium on Monday.

Kerley is in position to see a lot of passes. During spring and summer practices, the 49ers’ top slot receiver, Bruce Ellington, was a frequent target of quarterback Blaine Gabbert and seemed poised for a big season. He's the only player on the roster who fits Kelly’s ideal mold for a slot receiver: rabbit quick, a fast accelerator and – especially critical this week – mentally sharp.

“I think he’s a wily veteran. He’s been around,” Kelly said of Kerley. “I think having Curtis and Bob here has really helped him. But you can tell right away that Jeremy’s a pretty smart football player.”

Kerley’s best season was 2012 when he had 56 catches for 827 yards for the Jets.

Fantasy Impact:

Kerley is worth consideration in deep PPR formats, but he's unlikely to be a fantasy factor in most leagues.

49ers WR Jeremy Kerley starting in the slot

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12:02pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Jeremy Kerley is entering just his second week with the 49ers, but he is already the team’s starting slot receiver and punt returner.

Actually, Kerley is the 49ers' only slot receiver and punt returner.

The 49ers released their first unofficial depth chart on Tuesday, as the club begins preparations to open the regular season on Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Impact:

This was the role that Bruce Ellington was going to fill before getting injured. The agile Kerley had a 56-827-2 season with the Jets in 2012.

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 2:53pm - [Full Article]

The San Francisco 49ers added depth to their receiving corps.

The 49ers acquired receiver Jeremy Kerley from the Detroit Lions in exchange for reserve offensive lineman Brandon Thomas, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Kerley accumulated 152 yards on 16 receptions last season, his fifth year with the New York Jets. The slot receiver was battling for a roster spot deep in Detroit's pecking order.

Kerley, 27, earned his best season in 2012, when he compiled 56 receptions for 827 yards. His playing time waned over the past two years. Kerley could be a nice complement in Chip Kelly's spread system. Behind Torrey Smith and Bruce Ellington, the competition is wide open for snaps in San Francisco.

Fantasy Impact:

The trade likely explains why Kerley didn't get any run in Saturday night’s preseason tilt. The story said both players were likely going to be cut.

Lions expect WR T.J. Jones to get involved

Monday, April 4, 2016, 11:53am - [Full Article]

That means the Lions are looking for the supporting cast at WR to step up. Golden Tate will be featured prominently alongside Marvin Jones, and Detroit has acquired former Jet Jeremy Kerley to man the slot.

But there will be opportunities behind those guys. And it appears the Lions are anticipating T.J. Jones to take advantage of them.

"We really expect him to come forward and be a little bit more of a prominent threat," coach Jim Caldwell said.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was a sixth-round pick of the club in 2014, but experienced nerve pain following shoulder surgery that offseason and never played a down. He caught passes in four of the final five games including a 29-yard touchdown in a Week 16 win against San Francisco. Caldwell went on to say Jones return ability and scat-back ability, where he can catch screens and take off and go.

Lions sign WR Jeremy Kerley

Monday, March 21, 2016, 10:37am

Adam Caplan - [Full Article]

Lions and former Jets WR Jeremy Kerley have agreed to terms on a contract, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Kerley fell out of favor with the new regime in New York and never really recovered. He's 27 years old and has an 800-yard season on his resume. He'll provide depth in Detroit behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (calf, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (calf) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (calf) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (illness, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) practiced fully Wednesday.

TNF Injury Report: Bills vs. Jets

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:54pm

NFL Communications - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills

DT Kyle Williams (knee)

T Seantrel Henderson (illness), T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee)

RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle), DE Mario Williams (calf)

New York Jets

S Dion Bailey (ankle), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)

CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), RB Bilal Powell (ankle)

CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)

RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy and Watkins are probable for the Bills, so they're in. For the Jets, Ivory, Marshall, Decker and Fitzpatrick are all probable, so they're all but certain to play as well.

Jets Beat: Expect a lot of Jeremy Kerley

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 11:26am - [Full Article]

With No. 3 wide receiver Chris Owusu (knee scope) out and Eric Decker (sprained knee) listed as questionable/game-time decision, I would expect Jeremy Kerley to see a bunch of action.

Remember, Decker has mostly worked in the slot this year. That is Kerley's area of specialty.

Devin Smith will do some things in this game, but it's his NFL debut. Hard to expect a lot out of him. And I don't think the Jets' coaches really are. In terms of the tight ends, the Jets lost a potentially big asset when Jace Amaro suffered that season-ending shoulder injury. Jeff Cumberland just isn't a great receiving threat.

Todd Bowles mentioned Thursday that he's asked Cumberland and blocking tight end Kellen Davis "to do a lot of blocking thus far." With Brandon Marshall and Decker catching passes, the Jets haven't needed Cumberland in the passing game. That could definitely change this week, but I don't think you'll see a lot of targets for him.

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like Kerley will benefit the most if Decker misses the game, and it looks like a good matchup on paper, but the Eagles defense hasn't been horrible the first couple weeks. Still, Kerley would be a bit of a risky play, but perhaps a better choice than Smith who looks like he'll make his debut but won't be a huge factor.

Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:02pm

Jets WR Chris Owusu (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. Quincy Enunwa, Jeremy Kerley and Devin Smith have a chance to play increased snaps if Eric Decker is out.

Jets WR Devin Smith could make his pro debut in Week 3

Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:42pm

NY Jets - [Full Article]

The Jets could turn to Jeremy Kerley and Devin Smith. The 5’9”, 188-pound Kerley has caught 166 balls and 7 TDs throughout the course of his career. While not a big presence, he possess good feet and sticky hands. He could definitely see an increased role on Sunday. Meanwhile Smith has a couple of weeks of practice under his belt and it’s possible the rookie vertical threat could make his pro debut on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Quincy Enunwa has been playing ahead of both Kerley and Smith and is first in line for targets after Brandon Marshall.

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