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Sunday, August 16, 2015, 9:03am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Free agent quarterback Matt Flynn had a workout with the Jets on Friday, and Friday came and went without Flynn signing a contract.

So it would seem the Jets have decided not to acquire Flynn as the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick.

But coach Todd Bowles said after Saturday's training camp practice that Flynn remains an option for the organization.

"We haven't ruled in or out anything yet," Bowles said. "We're still talking to him, and we'll see how it goes."

The Jets probably need an experienced No. 2 quarterback because Fitzpatrick is now their starter, since Geno Smith's jaw was broken when teammate IK Enemkpali punched him last week. Smith is out for six to 10 weeks.

The Jets' current No. 2 is rookie Bryce Petty, who is very much a long-term project player. The Jets really don't want to play Petty in significant game action this season.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Geno Smith is in front of Ryan Fitzpatrick on the depth chart. That could give him playing time sooner rather than later. And he has done some good things as a starter during his career.

Fantasy Downside
Fitzpatrick will throw three TDs one week and turn the ball over four times the next. He is not afraid to sling the ball around the field, but that has equated to a lot of turnovers during his career.

Bottom Line
There is not much value for Fitzpatrick until he becomes the starter, which might not happen right away. If Geno Smith fails, Fitzpatrick could be decent depth in deep leagues. Most likely, he would become the featured QB the rest of the season.

UPDATE:
With Geno Smith sustaining a broken jaw, Ryan Fitzpatrick steps into the starting role for New York. This does not make Fitzpatrick an option for your fantasy team, but it is something to keep an eye on early in the season. At this point, he would only be valuable in leagues where you need to carry more than two quarterbacks. Plus if he doesn't perform, Smith could get the job back for the second half of the season.

2015 Strength of Schedule - NYJ
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
8
CLE
21
@IND
29
PHI
6
@MIA
BYE32
WAS
24
@NE
27
@OAK
17
JAX
2
BUF
12
@HOU
6
MIA
26
@NYG
22
TEN
18
@DAL
24
NE
2
@BUF

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1WAS1422206109.3614.71410002.5060/60100%
2OAK1419139207.329.930000-69/7395%
3NYG2034289138.5014.45734104.8665/65100%
4BUF2537268127.2410.72614002.3368/68100%
5DAL1625154016.169.6233001.0059/59100%
6IND1523212109.2214.1315015.0054/54100%
7PIT2132262218.1912.48516003.2063/63100%
8TEN1935227106.4911.95412003.0082/82100%
9PHI1327203217.5215.62649008.1760/60100%
10BYE--------------
11CLE--------------
12CIN--------------
13TEN24333586010.8514.92210005.0065/7192%
14JAX1319135007.1110.38819102.3866/66100%
15IND3630005.0010.00316005.3317/7124%
16BAL--------------
17JAX--------------
Totals19731224831787.9612.6049188213.84728/79292%

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