Jets Fantasy News

Jets sign RB Le'Veon Bell to a four-year deal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 10:14am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell plans to sign a four-year, $52.5 million contract with the New York Jets, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal includes $35 million guaranteed, with a maximum value of close to $61 million, including incentives, a source said.

Fantasy Impact:

Bell had back-to-back finishes in the top three in PPR formats prior to his holdout last season. The signing is a huge coup for a Jets offense that featured Isaiah Crowell, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire last season. His arrival should certainly help the development of Sam Darnold and open things up in the passing game for the Jets' receivers. The Jets' offensive line struggled in run blocking last season, so we'll have to keep a close eye on how this unit develops during the offseason in order to quantify Bell's outlook for 2019. He certainly has enough talent to finish as a fantasy RB1 in New York, but the talent around him isn't as good as it was in Pittsburgh, and that may affect his overall production.

Jets to sign WR Jamison Crowder to a three-year deal

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:19pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Jets are giving WR Jamison Crowder a 3-year, $28.5 million deal that includes $17 million guaranteed, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Gase: 'Unicorn-type player' Jets TE Chris Herndon can play on 'all three downs'

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:51pm

NY Daily News - [Full Article]

Adam Gase evidently is the unofficial president of the Chris Herndon Fan Club, waxing poetic about his young tight end during a media session at the annual NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday.

“I think Chris is unique,” Gase said. “I don’t think you find a lot of tight ends that are able to be on the field all three downs. Obviously, he’s a very good receiver. He’s very good in the run game. He did a really good job in pass protection last year. He’s a unicorn-type player ... You don’t see a lot of these guys that can all three phases of the game.”

The fourth-round pick showed flashes of top-end play during his rookie season. Herndon, who finished with 39 receptions for 502 yards and four touchdowns, has the skill-set to be an integral piece to Gang Green’s puzzle for the foreseeable future.

“He was a guy that we evaluated extremely hard in Miami because we were looking for a tight end,” Gase said. “We were actually looking for more than one. He fit that mold of what we were looking for. I think him coming to New York was good for me at the end of the day.”

Fantasy Impact:

As a rookie, Herndon finished No. 12 in points per snap in both standard and PPR formats. He only played about 63% of the snaps as a rookie, but if his playing time increases to 80% and he maintains his point per snap efficiency, then he's likely to finish in the top 10. He's currently a nice value in the 10th round of early best ball drafts.

Jets finalizing deal with Gregg Williams to be DC

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:12pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jets finalizing deal with former Browns’ interim HC Gregg Williams to become their defensive coordinator, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Schefter went on to say Williams was the defensive coordinator the Jets were targeting no matter who their head coach was; they got their man. Williams won the Super Bowl with the Saints back in 2009.

Jets hire Adam Gase as head coach

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 12:04am

ESPN - [Full Article]

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets are expected to hire Adam Gase as their new head coach, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington.

The Jets reached out to Gase soon after he was fired by the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 31. He was only 23-25 in three seasons, but he dominated the Jets, winning five of six meetings.

Gase would become the Jets' first head coach since Bill Parcells (1997) with NFL head coaching experience. He would fill the need for an offensive-minded coach, something they haven't had since Rich Kotite (1995-1996). Gase is also expected to be the Jets' primary playcaller.

Fantasy Impact:

Dowell Loggains is expected to serve as Gase's offensive coordinator though Gase will continue to call plays. After a couple of great seasons as the OC in Denver with Peyton Manning, Gase served as the OC in Chicago (21st in yards, 23rd in points) before three seasons as head coach of the Dolphins (24th/17th, 25th/28th, 31st/26th). He may have more luck in New York with a good young QB in Sam Darnold to build an offense around.

Bucs pick Todd Bowles to run the defense

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 4:16pm

Yahoo - [Full Article]

Todd Bowles, recently fired as the New York Jets head coach, had an interesting choice.

If Bowles wants to be a head coach again, he had to be a coordinator again first. He was a fine defensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals; that’s why he got the shot to lead the Jets.

When Bruce Arians took the job as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach, it was expected that Bowles would reunite with him to run the defense. Then an interesting option came along: Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio became the Denver Broncos’ head coach. Bowles reportedly had an opportunity to lead the Bears’ defense. From the outside looking in, it would seem that running the Bears’ elite defense would give Bowles his quickest path back to being a head-coaching candidate.

ESPN reported Bowles will join the Buccaneers after all, as their new defensive coordinator. He must like a challenge.

Fantasy Impact:

Bowles' defenses have been a little up and down. Working backwards, here's how they ranked in yards allowed: 25th, 25th, 11th, 4th (all Jets), 24th, 6th (both with the Cardinals), 15th (Eagles) and 15th (Dolphins). It's not a great sign that the Jets' defense got significantly worse over his two-year tenure or that the Cardinals dropped from 6th to 24th in 2013 and 2014. Bowles did have five-year run from 2011 to 2015 where his defenses where in the top 10 in fewest points allowed in four out of five seasons.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jets K Jason Myers (left hip) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jets TE Jordan Leggett (knee) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jets WR Jermaine Kearse (achilles, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jets WR Deontay Burnett (hamstring) took full practice reps Friday.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) took full practice reps all week.

Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown suffered head injury

Sunday, December 23, 2018, 4:58pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Equanimeous St. Brown was under evaluation for a head injury suffered Sunday against the Jets.

Fantasy Impact:

At the point of his departure midway through the fourth quarter, St. Brown led the Packers with 94 yards on his five receptions.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Packers RB Jamaal Williams (toe) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go. He should see a major workload against the Jets. He’s a good plug-and-play option for owners in need of a starter this week.