Jets Fantasy News

Packers hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 10:16am

Packers News - [Full Article]

Mike McCarthy’s search to fill his vacant defensive coordinator’s job ended suddenly after nine days when the Green Bay Packers coach chose former Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine to succeed Dom Capers.

Pettine, 51, was out of football in 2016 after compiling a 10-22 record in two seasons as coach of the Cleveland Browns and spent this past season as a defensive consultant with the Seattle Seahawks.

McCarthy had interest in Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, but it appears Fangio is going to stick with the Bears. He also asked for permission to speak with Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, but never got to interview him. Bradley agreed to return to the Chargers Tuesday night.

Along the way to his head-coaching job, Pettine was part of some of the NFL’s top defenses. From ’09-12, the Jets ranked 1st, 3rd, 5th and 8th in overall defense. Ryan received most of the credit for the Jets’ great defenses, but a Cleveland.com story said that Ryan turned over much of the responsibility of the defense to Pettine after the 2009 season.

In 2013, after Pettine went to Buffalo, the Bills ranked 10th in defense.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story mentioned, Pettine's defenses in New York and Buffalo all ranked top 10 in yards allowed, though they were 20th in points allowed in three straight seasons (two in New York and one in Buffalo). There may be some growing pains along the way, but this looks like a good hire for Green Bay.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ribs, foot, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 17.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Jets WR JoJo Natson (shoulder) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Jets WR Jermaine Kearse (ankle) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. It looks like Kearse is good to go to face the Patriots.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Jets WR Robby Anderson (illness) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Anderson will play against the Patriots. He’s not a bad start though the Patriots will be very focused on limiting his looks given the current state of the Jets’ offense.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Jets RB Akeem Judd (ankle, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 17. Forte will probably play through the knee injury again this week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday. He’s not expected to play on Sunday. The Steelers could get home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win and a Patriots’ loss, but the Jets are unlikely to put up much of a fight. Landry Jones will likely get the start.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (achilles, left shoulder) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking limited practice reps Thursday. No worries here. Brady will be out there for a great matchup against the Jets.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon in walking boot

Monday, December 25, 2017, 7:13pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said running back Melvin Gordon's left foot is in a boot after suffering an ankle injury late in the game against the New York Jets.

"He's seeing the doctors tomorrow [Tuesday], and we'll know more about Melvin as we get going here," Lynn said. "Ankles can be kind of tricky. We can keep him out all week, and he's had enough reps where he can go out and play. He knows what he's doing, and that's something that we'll look at. But he's another guy that's probably going to come down to the end of the week."

Related players: Branden Oliver, Austin Ekeler

Fantasy Impact:

Lynn said Gordon could be a game-time decision on Sunday in the team's regular-season finale against the Oakland Raiders. The Chargers are in the Wild Card hunt so they could certainly use Gordon if he's healthy. His status will need to be monitored this week.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Jets RB Elijah McGuire (illness, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 16.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 16.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Jets WR Neal Sterling (finger) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. With Jackson out, Chris Godwin will start in his place. When Mike Evans was out in Week 10, Godwin caught 5-of-10 targets for 68 yards against the Jets. He’s a Sneaky Start in a pretty good matchup against the Panthers.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Jets WR Robby Anderson (hamstring, hip) took full practice reps again Friday. Anderson should play, but he’s likely to see a lot of Casey Hayward in Week 16.

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