Adam Gase is promising to use Enunwa in multiple ways.
The Jets gave Enunwa a four-year, $36 million contract extension last December to keep him from becoming a free agent. Former general manager Mike Maccagnan gave Enunwa that deal, so it will be interesting to see how new GM Joe Douglas and Gase feel about Enunwa.
The presence of Jamison Crowder will allow Enunwa to play outside more and become more of a complete wide receiver.
Staying healthy has become a challenge for Enunwa, whose physical style hurt him last year. Gase has stressed that Enunwa sometimes needs to go down instead of fighting for every inch in order to keep himself healthy. That will go against Enunwa’s instincts, but it will be interesting to see whether he can adjust his style of play and stay on the field more. Enunwa is 54th on our list behind Anderson and Crowder.
New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon has been suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Herndon was expected to be an integral part of new head coach Adam Gase’s offense with and a strong target of quarterback Sam Darnold. Now, for the time being, either Daniel Brown or rookie Trevon Wesco will step in until Herndon returns in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys, as their bye is in Week 4.
Jamison Crowder had an impressive spring. He is extremely quick and looked fully healthy. The combination of Crowder, LeVeon Bell and Chris Herndon should give Darnold plenty of options in the middle of the field and create headaches for opposing defenses. Adam Gase will create mismatches with Crowder and if he can get a linebacker on him, watch out.
Crowder returned punts in Washington and he could get a look in that unsettled role with the Jets, but they are clearly more interested in him as their starting slot receiver.
Jets new coach Adam Gase wants to expand Robby Anderson’s role beyond running fast in a straight line.
“We’re just going to keep trying to think of ways to get him the ball, ways to create variety in his routes,” Gase said. “Instead of just doing one or two things, maybe we can open that thing up to five, six, seven things to where he’s a threat on multiple levels whether it be underneath, intermediate or down the field.”
In 2017, Anderson caught 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns, and though his numbers were down across the board last year (50-752-6), he finished the season strong. In Weeks 14-16, he had 312 receiving yards and three touchdowns, showing a connection with Sam Darnold that has led to optimism, the story said. We rank Anderson 27th on our WR list heading into drafts.
Trey Quinn could be in for a big year as the starting slot receiver and No. 1 punt returner. He’s got big cleats to fill as he attempts to replace free agent departure Jamison Crowder, but Quinn, the final selection of the 2018 draft, elicited high praise from both head coach Jay Gruden and wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard for a strong spring performance.
Trey Quinn suffered a high-ankle sprain last September and spent the majority of his rookie season on IR. He's looking like the guy to man the slot in Washington this season and has already received high praise from coach Jay Gruden, as he stated "I'm ready to watch Trey Quinn jump in that slot role and dominate the position. I'm excited for him."
Quinn is someone to watch in training camp and could be a valuable late-round flier, especially in PPR formats.
Each time Sam Darnold drops back, he has options on every level of the field. Darnold, who, like Alex Smith, doesn’t receive enough credit for his athleticism, runs his fair share of read options and has the choice of keeping it or not. This puts stress on the defense. The pace is significantly higher than under Chan Gailey, John Morton or Bates.
Also from Connor Hughes of The Athletic, "I came away incredibly impressed with both Darnold’s arm strength and accuracy. He threw three perfect bombs to Robby Anderson (once) and Quincy Enunwa (twice) at different times during the six media-open workouts."
This faster speed of play is good news for the entire Jets offense when it comes to fantasy ceilings, and most can currently be had for very cheap. Sam Darnold averaged 13.0 fantasy points last season over 13 games and should have no trouble besting that in his sophomore year in the league. He makes for a great value stack in best-ball leagues with WR Robby Anderson and TE Chris Herndon, or a late-round redraft QB that has solid potential to outperform his ADP.
Powell suffered a neck injury that sidelined him for the second half of last season and proved healthy after a workout with his former team. It's an interesting signing, as New York shelled out some big money for Le'Veon Bell this offseason, and also have Elijah McGuire, Ty Montgomery and Trent Cannon in their RB room. Powell is just one season removed from back-to-back 700+ rushing yard outputs and with a solid camp could emerge as a change-of-pace back in this offense.
Powell is worth a late-round flier in best-ball contests and could be a viable streaming option once the season gets rolling.
Jets WR Robby Anderson has officially signed his restricted free agent tender (~$3 million).
Important year ahead for Anderson, who can cash in in a big way if he delivers in 2019.
Anderson averaged 11.2 PPR points last season and ended as WR38 on the year. He's the top guy in the Jets WR room, and with a more confident Sam Darnold throwing the ball, should produce in 2019. He's currently WR28 in John Paulson's preliminary WR rankings.
Jets are giving WR Jamison Crowder a 3-year, $28.5 million deal that includes $17 million guaranteed, per source.
The soon-to-be 26-year-old Crowder had back-to-back finishes in the top 32 in 2016 and 2017 but struggled to a No. 87 finish (PPR) last year due to injury. His arrival should help to take the pressure off of Robby Anderson, but he'll be working the same part of the field as Quincy Enunwa. New HC Adam Gase has plenty of experience working with good slot receivers given his time in Miami with Jarvis Landry. Crowder's arrival is good news for QB Sam Darnold.