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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:39:48 -0700
New York Jets WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are both not in attendance for organized team activities this week. Head coach Todd Bowles downplayed their absence, but Decker stayed away because he's upset that the Jets have yet to re-sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. The reason for Marshall's absence is unclear.
Fantasy Tip: It makes sense for both Marshall and Decker to be upset with the Fitzpatrick situation. Both receivers developed nice chemistry with the Amish Rifle in 2015, and their production depends greatly on whether he returns. If Fitz moves on, Geno Smith would likely be delivering the pigskin through the air, and that's a sizable dropoff. Marshall and Decker's fantasy value would take a big hit if Fitz isn't re-signed.
Thu, 26 May 2016 10:38:28 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is receiving first-team repetitions ahead of QBs Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg during organized team activities. However, the coaching staff hasn't defined the specific positions on the depth chart for the quarterbacks.
Fantasy Tip: Smith will likely be the Jets' starter unless they re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick. Smith has talent but has been wildly inconsistent when he's started for Gang Green. If he enters as the starter in Week 1, he's firmly in the fantasy backup consideration.
Wed, 25 May 2016 19:49:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Decker played very well with Fitzpatrick as his quarterback in 2015, so it is understandable that Decker would want Fitzpatrick to return. Decker should be a No. 2 receiver for owners if Fitzpatrick re-signs, but his value would take a hit if Geno Smith or another quarterback starts.
Wed, 25 May 2016 18:31:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Jets still appear to be the leading candidate to sign Fitzpatrick, but the two sides are still far apart in terms of money. Fitzpatrick would be a low-end No. 1 in deeper leagues if he re-signs and would help the fantasy value of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
Wed, 25 May 2016 12:05:21 -0700
Wed, 25 May 2016 11:29:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick and the Jets are still far apart in negotiations for a new deal, and it's anyone's guess at this point as to whether something actually gets done. It's in Fitz's best interests to return to New York, where he had a great year with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker at his disposal. If Fitzpatrick returns, he can be a fringe QB1 based on matchups, but he'd be best drafted as a QB2.
Wed, 25 May 2016 11:12:47 -0700
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Mon, 23 May 2016 10:27:45 -0700
Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) wants to re-sign with the New York Jets. "I would like to be back," Fitzpatrick said. He's been in a three-month contract stalemate with the Jets.
Fantasy Tip: Both sides still have a large gap in money, but there is still time for an agreement to be reached before training camp. Fitz enjoyed a renaissance season with the Jets in 2015 and his highest fantasy value is in green and white. He developed excellent chemistry with both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker and would be a fringe fantasy starter based on matchups if he returns.
Mon, 23 May 2016 06:09:41 -0700
New York Jets LB Darron Lee has yet to sign his rookie contract, but he is expected to take part in practices. The first-round pick is slotted to sign a four-year deal for $10.2 million, including a $5.6 million signing bonus. All first-round picks have fifth-year options in their deals.
Fri, 20 May 2016 11:07:10 -0700
New York Jets director of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger said the Jets have high hopes for QB Christian Hackenberg, their second-round draft pick. Heimerdinger also said the addition of Hackenberg doesn't reflect poorly on QB Bryce Petty.
Fantasy Tip: A lot will depend on whether the Jets re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick. If they don't, there's a chance Hackenberg could see some starts as soon as this season, although that's not ideal. Any way you slice it, if Hackenberg is starting games in 2016, something went wrong for Gang Green, and it'd drastically affect the fantasy values of stud receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Hackenberg is a dynasty league target but should be ignored in standard leagues.
Thu, 19 May 2016 18:10:42 -0700
Thu, 19 May 2016 13:31:28 -0700
The deadline for free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) could be sooner than expected. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport posits that the first legitimate deadline is when the New York Jets' organized team activities start Tuesday, May 24.
Fantasy Tip: Next Tuesday isn't the final date Fitzpatrick can re-sign, but it may be the first real important date. The standoff may very well last past then, possibly up until or past training camp. If Fitzpatrick does eventually re-sign, he'll immediately enter the low-end QB1 conversation.
Tue, 17 May 2016 18:55:12 -0700
Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is not close to a contract agreement with the New York Jets, but Jets WR Eric Decker said he expects Fitzpatrick to be the starting quarterback in the first regular season game.
Fantasy Tip: The Jets are still interested in re-signing Fitzpatrick but are not willing to pay him what he is asking for at this point. Owners should keep an eye on the situation because Fitzpatrick would be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some deeper leagues and would help the fantasy value of Decker and Brandon Marshall.
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