Jets Fantasy News

Jets pick John Morton to run the offense

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 8:54pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Jets planning to hire Saints WR coach John Morton as their OC, per league sources. Deal expected to be finalized soon.

Fantasy Impact:

Morton most recently was the wide receivers coach for the Saints and previously served as offensive coordinator for USC.

Redskins promote Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator

Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:43am - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins have promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Monday. Additionally, the Redskins have hired Kevin O'Connell to be the team's next quarterbacks coach.

Prior to joining the Redskins’ coaching staff in 2015, Cavanaugh was previously quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95), quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers (1996), offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears (1997-98), offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens (1999-04), quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets (2009-12) and quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears (2013-14).

Fantasy Impact:

In eight seasons as an offensive coordinator, Cavanaugh's offenses have never finished higher than 14th in yards gained, with an average ranking of 21.3.

Jets OC Chan Gailey retires, five other assistants fired

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 3:01pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has retired, the team announced.

The 64-year-old oversaw an offense that regressed severely in 2016 as the Jets sputtered to a 5-11 finish. Jets quarterbacks combined for 25 interceptions.

“I informed Coach Bowles prior to the 2016 season that I would retire after this season,” Gailey said in a statement. “I thought it was best to tell him early, so that he could begin to think about how he would move the team forward on offense. While we did not have the season we all wanted to have, I think there are some great people here at the Jets and in the New York/New Jersey area. I wish them all the best moving forward.”

Quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo and running back coach Marcel Shipp were fired, along with three assistant coaches from the defensive side of the ball.

Fantasy Impact:

NFL Network reported Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo is on the Jets’ list of potential candidates to replace Gailey.

Jets RB Matt Forte has knee surgery, expected to be OK by spring

Monday, January 2, 2017, 3:22pm - [Full Article]

Jets running back Matt Forte had arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday, coach Todd Bowles said. Doctors performed the scope to repair Forte's ailing right knee, which had a torn meniscus.

Forte said earlier this season he had been playing the majority of the year with the injury. Eventually, the pain became too much. The Jets put Forte on the season-ending injured reserve late last week.

Fantasy Impact:

Bowles indicated Forte should be healthy come spring, when the Jets begin their offseason conditioning program. The team doesn't have an official timetable yet, though.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor feels starting job was taken from him

Monday, January 2, 2017, 12:46pm - [Full Article]

A year after making the Pro Bowl in 2015, Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor found himself in an unenviable game of organizational ping pong this season, which eventually led to him watching the season finale on the sidelines.

The Bills classified his absence, which gave way to an EJ Manuel / Cardale Jones combination on Sunday against the Jets, as injury-related and a "business decision" before more was known about a potential hernia surgery this offseason. Taylor told reporters on Monday that his job was taken from him.

Fantasy Impact:

While it's easy to understand the Bills wanting to see one more performance out of Manuel and a first performance from Jones, they are putting a lot of pressure on general manager Doug Whaley to nail the quarterback position this offseason, the story said. Taylor was not a top 10 quarterback but he was more than replacement level. In two seasons, he completed an average of 62.6 percent of his passes for 6,058 yards, 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also ran for another 1,148 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Bills Sammy Watkins injures hip; doesn't think he needs foot surgery

Monday, January 2, 2017, 10:41am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins does not believe that he will need another surgery on his broken left foot this offseason.

"As of right now, no," he said after Sunday's season-ending loss to the New York Jets. "I think the biggest thing was finishing the season, and probably Monday when we do physicals or whatever, they'll basically give me the outline on my offseason, whether I should get surgery or not. I'm leaning towards not."

Watkins left for the locker room to be evaluated for a hip injury in the second half of Sunday's finale; he did not return. Watkins said he "got popped pretty hard" earlier in the game and began feeling tight at halftime.

Fantasy Impact:

If Watkins can avoid surgery this offseason, it will be his first full offseason in the NFL without undergoing a medical procedure.

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 3:25pm

Broncos Inactives
A.J. Derby TE
Brandon Marshall ILB
Connor McGovern OG
Jordan Norwood WR
Ty Sambrailo OT
T.J. Ward SS
Derek Wolfe DE

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jets RB Brandon Burks (illness) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jets RB Bilal Powell (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. Powell is expected to “try to play” in Week 17, which sounds ominous. It’s a meaningless game, and that makes Powell a dicey start.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jets RB Brandon Wilds (hamstring, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jets WR Robby Anderson (hamstring, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 17. Anderson should play, but with Ryan Fitzpatrick back under center, we don’t expect his increased targets to continue.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jets WR Brandon Marshall (hip, shoulder, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 17. It looks like Watkins will play in a meaningless game. With E.J. Manuel under center, he’s not a great start despite a nice matchup against the Jets.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17.

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