Joe McKnight Fantasy News

Mike Goodson suspended four games
Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 8:48am

USA Today - [Full Article]

Troubled running back Mike Goodson has returned to the New York Jets after missing most of the preseason to deal with personal issues.

But don't expect to see Goodson on the field any time soon.

The Jets, in announcing Goodson's return Monday night, also announced that Goodson will be suspended the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Fantasy Impact:

Goodson likely still has a spot on the team after the Jets released Joe McKnight. Still, when he returns, he'll at least be behind Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. He's also likely not in football shape.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 9:05am

New York Post - [Full Article]

Jets running back Joe McKnight was arrested in New Jersey last week after police discovered two outstanding warrants when he was stopped for speeding and changing lanes without signaling.

The arrest occurred on July 30, when the players had a day off from training camp. McKnight was pulled over shortly after 11 a.m. in Hanover Township, near the Jets training center, after he passed a police officer on the right at a high speed and then changed lanes without signaling in his 2010 Mercedes Benz, according to Capt. Shawn Waldron.

Fantasy Impact:

McKnight hasn't practiced since Friday due to a concussion and is one of three Jet RBs not practicing right now, thus giving the reigns to Bilal Powell. What looked to be an area of possible strength doesn't look so good at the moment for the Jets.

Bilal Powell has 'taken the reins'
Sunday, August 4, 2013, 1:20pm

Newark Star-Ledger - [Full Article]

Jets RB Bilal Powell played every down with the first-team offense at running back.

Rex Ryan, the Jets coach, indicated Powell was perhaps the most impressive player on the field.

“He did run the ball hard,” Ryan said. “Now, obviously with the opportunity he’s been given, he’s really taken the reigns.”

Powell rushed for 41 on six carries, including a slicing 24-yard gain on his first attempt. A touchdown run of three yards was called back due to a penalty, though Powell later broke three tackles after catching a screen pass to gain eight yards.

Fantasy Impact:

Neither Chris Ivory nor Joe McKnight dressed for the scrimmage, meaning Powell played every down with the first-team offense at running back. Ivory needs to get healthy soon and he should still win the job. But Ryan's statements could be meant as a wake-up call for the oft-injured Ivory.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 5:29pm

ESPN New York - [Full Article]

The Jets current running-back situation isn't good. Chris Ivory (hamstring) still hasn't practiced, Mike Goodson isn't in camp (no one is saying when or if he'll show up) and Joe McKnight seems to develop a daily ailment, leaving Bilal Powell and John Griffin. Actually, Griffin has demonstrated some cut-back ability, but they'll need the big dogs to make this running game go.

Key to Jets could be Chris Ivory
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 10:55am

ESPN New York - [Full Article]

Jets RB Chris Ivory was acquired in a draft-day trade with the Saints and is one of the keys to the Jets' season.

The Jets need Ivory to become a 15-carries-a-game back. They see him as a poor man's Marshawn Lynch, a big, bruising runner with the ability to wear down a defense.

The concern with Ivory is that he's never done it for a full season, and that's nothing to take lightly at the running-back position.

Fantasy Impact:

While the Jets need Ivory to step up, and it seems like he'll be given a chance, there are some other experienced backs on the team as well: Mike Goodson, Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight. Ivory has certainly shown flashes, but has also struggled with injuries. We rank Ivory 19th among RBs with an ADP of the 6th round. The team is hoping Ivory can produce as an RB1, but if he can't, it could turn into a committee situation.

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:11am

ESPN New York - [Full Article]

The Jets acquired two backs in the offseason, Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson, an indication they don't view Bilal Powell as a long-term answer. The same could be said of Joe McKnight, but he has value as a kickoff returner. Powell has to find a niche. His value increases if Goodson is suspended for his recent arrest.

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:44pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

Chris Ivory, who averaged an eye-opening 5.1 yards per carry in limited snaps over three seasons with New Orleans, is sitting even prettier in the fight to be the Jets’ top backfield option now that newly acquired Mike Goodson’s future with the team is up in the air after his arrest last week on drugs and weapons charges.

Ivory’s only competition for snaps with Goodson out are Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight, and new general manager John Idzik seemingly has spent much of the offseason trying to write McKnight’s ticket off the roster.

Fantasy Impact:

The article also describes Ivory making a move off of a swing pass, which is good news for his potential upside heading into 2013. The Saints didn't use him at all in the passing game, but if he can show playmaking ability and decent hands, he may be a three-down back for the Jets. Right now, we're projecting him as a two-down back.

Mike Goodson arrested on drug and weapons charges
Friday, May 17, 2013, 12:49pm

News 12 New Jersey - [Full Article]

New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was taken into custody early this morning for drug possession and weapons charges, News 12 New Jersey confirmed Friday.

Sources say Goodson and a companion were found intoxicated in an SUV that was stopped along Route 80 in Denville.

Goodson was being taken to a hospital when authorities discovered marijuana in his possession. Officers searching the SUV also found a 45-caliber handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets.

Fantasy Impact:

We'll have to wait and see what kind of consequences Goodson faces. This certainly could be good for the other Jets RBs, including Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight.

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Injury Report for MNF: Jets @ Titans
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 7:28pm

New York Jets

DOUBTFUL
CB Aaron Berry (hamstring), WR Stephen Hill (ankle), TE Dustin Keller (ankle), OLB Bryan Thomas (chest)

QUESTIONABLE
WR Braylon Edwards (hamstring), WR Clyde Gates (concussion), DT Sione Po’uha (back)

PROBABLE
TE Jeff Cumberland (wrist), DT Kenrick Ellis (knee/back), DT Damon Harrison (ankle), S LaRon Landry (heel), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), RB Joe McKnight (ankle), G Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (shoulder), RB Bilal Powell (shoulder/toe), QB Mark Sanchez (back), LB Ricky Sapp (ankle), LB Bart Scott (toe), G Matt Slauson (knee), QB Tim Tebow (ribs)


Tennessee Titans

OUT
TE Jared Cook (sholder), LB Colin McCarthy (concussion), DE Scott Solomon (knee), WR Damian Williams (hamstring)

PROBABLE
WR Kenny Britt (knee), DT Jurrell Casey (knee), S Michael Griffin (neck), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), QB Jake Locker (left shoulder), OT Michael Roos (knee), DE Kamerion Wimbley (toe)

Fantasy Impact:

Cumberland will draw another start at tight end with Keller likely to be inactive, and Hill could miss the remainder of the season with a strained LCL injury. As for the Titans, Johnson returned to practice on Friday and is a full go as his ankle isn’t a concern. The Jets offer Johnson a good matchup and he should post solid fantasy production.

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