Jets Fantasy News

Jets sign a QB: Josh McCown

Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:55pm

Albert Breer - [Full Article]

Josh McCown's 1-year deal with Jets is worth $6 million fully guaranteed. Also has $2M in playtime incentives, $5M in team-based incentives.

Fantasy Impact:

McCown had the best stint of his career playing for Marc Trestman in Chicago in 2013. That year, he posted a 13-to-1 TD-to-INT ratio and averaged 8.2 YPA, a career high. In his 74 other appearances, he averaged 6.54 YPA and posted a 66-to-68 TD-to-INT ratio. Don't expect any miracles in New York, but Eric Decker and the other Jet receivers could have done worse than McCown.

Friday, March 17, 2017, 1:14pm

Brian Costello - [Full Article]

Source confirms Geno Smith and Giants have reached a deal. He will have a physical this weekend and then sign.

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (DUI) suspended for two games

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:16pm

Albert Breer - [Full Article]

Jets announce the NFL has suspended Austin Seferian-Jenkins for two games for violating the substance abuse policy.

Fantasy Impact:

He wasn't much of a fantasy factor before the suspension was announced.

Giants agree to terms to a two-year deal with WR Brandon Marshall

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:12am

Newsday - [Full Article]

After wearing green and white the past two seasons, Brandon Marshall has agreed to terms on a two-year, $12 million deal to join Eli Manning and the Giants, sources told Newsday.

Fantasy Impact:

In his age-32 season, Marshall struggled with injury and inefficiency en route to 59 catches for 788 yards and three touchdowns. It wasn't all his fault, however, as the Jets struggled to throw the ball all year. One year removed from a 109-catch, 1500-yard and 14-touchdown season, he might benefit from a move to the slot, a la Larry Fitzgerald. Eli Manning is an upgrade for Marshall and vice versa. The Giants were 8th in the league in pass attempts, so Marshall should have an opportunity to bounce back. The signing is not great news for Sterling Shepard, who is unlikely to see 105 targets again with a healthy Marshall in the mix. As for Odell Beckham, he'll benefit from the defensive attention Marshall will draw, but may see a drop in targets as well.

'Good chance' Jets WR Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) misses training camp

Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:56am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jets WR Eric Decker was a 1,000-yard receiver for the Jets in 2015, but his status is uncertain because of health reasons. He underwent surgeries for hip and shoulder injuries last season, and it's unclear when he will return. There's a good chance he will miss training camp.

Fantasy Impact:

Over his last 18 games, which includes all of his games played during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Decker has averaged 16.4 fantasy points per game (PPR). That's higher than what Doug Baldwin and Brandin Cooks averaged last year (as top 10 receivers). If he can get healthy, he'll be a good value once again in 2017, but his availability for Week 1 is a question mark.

Jets to release WR Brandon Marshall

Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:20am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Continuing their roster purge, the New York Jets intend to release wide receiver Brandon Marshall, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday night.

Marshall's impending release was first reported by Newsday and confirmed by ESPN.

Later Thursday, Marshall posted a farewell message on his Instagram account, thanking the Jets organization as well as "the incredibly loyal Jets fans." He also wrote in part, "I'm looking forward to finding a great organization where I can contribute and bring home a championship."

Fantasy Impact:

In his age-32 season, Marshall struggled with injury and inefficiency en route to 59 catches for 788 yards and three touchdowns. It wasn't all his fault, however, as the Jets struggled to throw the ball all year. One year removed from a 109-catch, 1500-yard and 14-touchdown season, he might benefit from a move to the slot, a la Larry Fitzgerald.

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

Redskins.com - [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

NJ.com - [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

NFL.com - [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.

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