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Thu, 21 May 2015 14:30:29 -0700
New York Jets RB Stevan Ridley (knee) should be healthy enough for training camp as he continues to recover from knee surgery. Head coach Todd Bowles said Ridley is not ready for team drills, but participated in positional drills.
Fantasy Tip: Ridley is expected to be the No. 2 running back behind Chris Ivory once the season is underway. He'll be an important part of the Jets' running offense, and may steal some goal line carries, but isn't more than a low-end RB4.
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:58:40 -0700
New York Jets coach Todd Bowles plans to use a package with two tight ends, including TE Jeff Cumberland and TE Jace Amaro. Cumberland will be a traditional tight end and Amaro will line up in a halfback-style position.
Fantasy Tip: In this set, Amaro could be more explosive because he could run all over the field and cause havoc on defenses. Both players will be decent options, but Amaro could post good numbers.
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:51:04 -0700
New York Jets coach Todd Bowles said his team's running back situation may take until the preseason to sort out. RBs Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Zac Stacy, Stevan Ridley and Daryl Richardson all have experience at the position, but no one has broken out yet.
Fantasy Tip: Bowles said the team could keep as many as four backs, but it begs the question of which one to start. For now, this situation is too volatile, but be prepared to move one up your draft board if someone looks explosive in preseason games.
Wed, 20 May 2015 11:55:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is somewhat of a surprise after the Jets signed Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason, and taking into account the tumultuous start of Smith's career. Smith has all the tools he needs to be successful in his third year, particularly at wide receiver with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. He's still not starter worthy in fantasy leagues, however.
Wed, 20 May 2015 09:50:53 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson's contract dispute with the organization doesn't appear to have a resolution in its near future. Jets owner Woody Johnson said any contract extension will be something that makes sense for both sides. At the NFL's owners meeting in San Francisco Tuesday, May 19, Johnson said, "If something works out that's agreeable to both sides, it'll get done. If not …"
Tue, 19 May 2015 11:14:45 -0700
New York Jets RBs Chris Ivory, Stevan Ridley, Zac Stacy and others could be busy this season, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles said the reason he hired offensive coordinator Chan Gailey is because he has a track record of being able to run the ball, at least in his college coaching days. Bowles supposedly prefers a balanced, ball-control offense, which puts more of the onus on the running backs.
Fantasy Tip: Again, Ivory should see the majority of work out the backfield, but this figures to be more of a committee approach with how deep the Jets are in the backfield. Ivory could end up in RB3 territory while the rest of the running backs currently shouldn't be seen as more than flex options.
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:25:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ridley will be a big part of the Jets' committee of running backs with Chris Ivory, Zac Stacy and Bilal Powell also in the fold. Ivory should technically be the starter, but this could turn into a crapshoot. Ivory has RB3 potential while Ridley should be targeted in the low-end RB4 to high-end RB5 range.
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:15:45 -0700
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:41:31 -0700
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:36:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kerley is expected to be a slot receiver for the Jets this upcoming season but could also be used as a punt returner. Kerley saw his receiving stats drop in 2014, and he could have a decreased role in the passing game with Brandon Marshall and Devin Smith joining the team. Kerley could be a late-round option in drafts or an option on the waiver wire during the season.
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:32:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smith likely will have more of an impact on offense when the team uses multiple receivers in a formation. Smith likely will be more of a vertical threat for the Jets early on and could be a late-round option in deeper leagues next season.
Thu, 14 May 2015 15:12:13 -0700
New York Jets SS Marcus Gilchrist (shoulder) had a scope performed following the 2014 season. Gilchrist wouldn't confirm what the purpose of the scope was Thursday, May 14, but he said something "needed to be fixed." Gilchrist has been limited so far in camp.
Wed, 13 May 2015 09:45:40 -0700
Sun, 10 May 2015 07:18:46 -0700
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall said has been living with QB Geno Smith for time being, and the two players have been working on learning the offense. Marshall is expected to stay with Smith until late June when he finds his own place to live.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall and Smith should both benefit from working together now when the season begins. Marshall did see his stats drop this past season but he could still be a middle-round pick for owners. Smith finished off the 2014 strong but probably will not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Sun, 10 May 2015 06:43:53 -0700
New York Jets WR Devin Smith said he believes he can fill the role as a deep threat for the Jets but rejected the notion that he is only a deep threat. "I really don't worry about it, because I know how good I am," Smith said. "I wouldn't be here, obviously, if I couldn't do anything."
Fantasy Tip: Smith averaged 28.2 yards per catch in his final college season, so he does have the ability to stretch the field. He likely will fill that role initially for the Jets but could show more at the position as the season goes on. Smith could be a late-round pick in deeper leagues next season.
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