Shark Bites

The Jets have signed WR Quinton Patton. A 4th-rounder of the 49ers back in 2013, Patton has totaled just 73 catches across his first 4 NFL seasons. Half of those came last year, when he tallied 37 catches for 408 yards. There's opportunity in New York, where Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa sit behind Eric Decker on the depth chart. But Patton has shown no reason to expect a fantasy breakout.

The Jets have signed QB Josh McCown to a 1-year, $6 million deal. He joins Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty in the QB room. Neither of the youngsters seem ready to start, so it might be a 38-year-old McCown under center for the Jets come Week 1. He appeared in 5 games for the Browns last year, completing an ugly 54.5% of his passes with 6 TDs and 6 INTs. McCown had been better over the previous few seasons, but it's quite possible he's simply out of gas at this point.

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been suspended 2 games for his DUI arrest last September. That incident resulted in his release from the Bucs. ASJ went on to appear in 7 games for the Jets last year, mustering just 10 catches for 110 scoreless yards. He remains an intriguing talent, and the TE spot figures to be a bigger part of New York's passing game now that OC Chan Gailey is gone. But the 2-game ban means Seferian-Jenkins won't be worth drafting this summer.

The Browns have released QB Josh McCown. The 37-year-old appeared in 5 games as part of Cleveland's 2016 QB carousel, completing just 54.5% of his passes with 6 TDs and 6 INTs. McCown reportedly wants to continue his playing career but will only draw interest as a veteran backup. The Browns, meanwhile, are left with QBs Robert Griffin, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan. They'll likely add to that group via free agency and/or the draft.

The Jets have hired John Morton as their OC. The 47-year-old has spent the past 6 seasons as a WRs coach -- 4 in San Francisco and 2 in New Orleans. His only experience calling plays came at USC in 2009 and 2010. Those squads, piloted by Matt Barkley, ranked 55th and 26th, respectively, in yards per game. This is a wholly uninspiring hire by the Jets.

Jets OC Chan Gailey announced his retirement on Tuesday. It's possible -- maybe even likely -- that Gailey was shoved out the door by the team after the Jets finished 30th in points and 26th in total yards this season. Either way, the offense will have a new leader for 2017.

Jets RB Matt Forte underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday to repair his torn meniscus, HC Todd Bowles said. We don't have a rehab timetable, but any surgery for a 31-year-old RB in a major concern. Forte will need to hold off RB Bilal Powell for the lead job this summer.

Jets DEs Sheldon Richardson (back) and Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) are active for today's game against the Bills. Both players entered the day questionable but are fine to use if they were in your IDP plans.

Jets RB Bilal Powell (knee, illness) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He only put in a limited practice on Friday, so it’s safe to assume that he’ll be operating at far less than 100%. That makes Powell a risky fantasy play, despite the plus matchup.

The Jets on Friday placed RB Matt Forte on IR. He has been playing through a meniscus tear in his right knee and is also dealing with a shoulder issue. He had already been ruled out, so this step doesn't change anything in the Jets' backfield outlook for Sunday.

Jets RB Bilal Powell (knee, illness) is questionable for this weekend's finale against the Bills. He put in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. ESPN's Rich Cimini believes Powell will "try to play." That doesn't sound promising. Despite the plus matchup, Powell is an extremely risky Week 17 fantasy option. RB Matt Forte (knee) is out, and RB Brandon Wilds (hamstring) is questionable. Brandon Burks is the only healthy RB on the roster.

Jets WR Robby Anderson (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Bills. He was limited on Wednesday before sitting out the final 2 practices, which doesn't bode well for his availability. We'll find out Anderson's status by noon ET on Sunday.

Jets RB Bilal Powell missed Thursday's practice with an illness. He was sidelined on Wednesday with a knee, and it's unclear if he would have practiced on Thursday if he wasn't sick. We should have a better idea about Powell's Week 17 status by Friday afternoon. He'll be a RB1 in fantasy lineups if he's a full-go vs. Buffalo.

Jets QB Bryce Petty has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder and placed on IR. He finishes the season with a 56.4% completion rate, 6.1 yards per attempt and 3 TDs vs. 7 INTs. Petty certainly didn't look like the Jets' long-term answer at QB. Ryan Fitzpatrick figures to be under center for the finale against the Bills.

Jets QB Bryce Petty injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder in the 1st half of Sunday's game in New England. He's officially questionable to return. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has entered the game for the Jets.

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is active for today's game against the Patriots. He has been playing through "questionable" tags for much of the year and performing well below his usual high level. He's still not a good IDP option.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) is inactive for today’s game against the Patriots. Bilal Powell will operate as a 3-down back and should rack up big numbers in the passing game. The Jets figure to be playing from behind, and the Pats have allowed the 2nd most RB catches this season.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Saturday’s game against the Patriots. He won’t play, leaving Bilal Powell as New York’s workhorse. While he might not do much on the ground against a stout New England run defense, Powell should be busy in the passing game. The Pats have allowed the 2nd most RB catches this season.

Jets HC Todd Bowles revealed that RB Matt Forte injured his shoulder in Saturday night's loss to the Jets. He'd already been playing through a torn meniscus in his knee. Forte is iffy for this weekend's game against the Patriots and won't be a fantasy option even if he suits up. RB Bilal Powell figures to be busy again.

Jets QB Bryce Petty (chest) put in a full practice on Wednesday and will start Saturday's game against the Patriots, HC Todd Bowles said. Petty has struggled to a 57.7% completion rate, 6.2 yards per attempt and 3 TDs vs. 6 INTs in 5 appearances this season. He's not a Week 16 fantasy option. His availability is good news for WR Robby Anderson and bad news for WR Brandon Marshall.

 
 
 

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