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9 months ago

The Bears have released WR Santonio Holmes.  With just 8 catches in 9 games, Holmes was well off the fantasy radar.  The move is only noteworthy because WR Marquess Wilson (collarbone) is eligible to return and resumed practicing last week.  The 6'4, 184-pounder flashed last season and should eventually move back into the #3 spot on Chicago's depth chart.  He'd need Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery to miss time to come into fantasy value, though.

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Bears WR Alshon Jeffery injured his hamstring in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Bills.  The team called his return probable, but Jeffery spent most of the 4th quarter on the sidelines.  We'll track his status in practice this week.  WR Santonio Holmes will be worth a look in deeper leagues if Jeffery misses time.

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USA Today's Tom Pelissero hears that Bears WR Marquess Wilson (collarbone) is expected to be out 12-14 weeks.  That's much different than the 6-8 week timetable we expected.  The issue, Pelissero reports, is that Wilson broke his collarbone in 3 separate places.  It'll knock him out until mid to late November.  Wilson is no longer worth rostering in redraft leagues.  Santonio Holmes has a great opportunity to win Chicago's #3 WR job.  That spot would leave him short of reliable fantasy value, but he'd become interesting if Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery went down.

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1 year ago

The Bears signed WR Santonio Holmes on Saturday. Holmes spent the past 4 seasons with the Jets but missed 4+ games in 3 of those.  That included just 4 games played in 2012 before a Lisfranc injury ended his season.  Holmes never seemed to get back to 100% last year and now enters his age-30 season.  That said, he'll play in an offense that proved lucrative in fantasy terms for its skill-position guys last year -- most notably QB Josh McCown.  That veteran seems particularly noteworthy here because he likely started 2013 as a bigger perceived longshot for fantasy value than Holmes does now.  But McCown performed like a top 5 fantasy QB when pressed into duty.  Holmes' upside will obviously be capped by Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, but he could make for an interesting end-of-draft stash if he looks good in early workouts with the team.  Holmes did average a career-best 19.8 yards per catch over his 23 receptions last season.

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The Jets have released WR Santonio Holmes.  He was due a $1 million roster bonus on Thursday, in addition to his $8.25 million 2014 salary.  The move was a no-brainer for the Jets.  Holmes' 4-year run in New York was a major disappointment.  He scored 14 times across the first 2 seasons but totaled just 1,400 yards.  Holmes went down with a Lisfranc injury just 4 games into the 2012 campaign.  He was never right this past year, finishing with a 23-456-1 line in 11 games.  Holmes just turned 30, and while he should be healthier in 2014, there are serious concerns about this guy's passion for football.  We'll see what kind of interest he draws on the open market, but we're not optimistic about his 2014 fantasy football value.  The Jets are expected to add a couple WRs in free agency and/or the draft.

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1 year ago

Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that Jets WR Santonio Holmes has left the game against the Dolphins with what "looks like an upper body injury."  Holmes will turn 30 in March and is clearly nearing the end.  His litany of injuries this season will help push him down the 2014 WR rankings.  We'll see if he returns to the Jets or heads elsewhere.

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Jets HC Rex Ryan said WR Santonio Holmes' snaps will continue to be limited as he deals with foot and hamstring issues.  Holmes played just 2 snaps last Sunday, finishing without a target.  He's obviously not a fantasy option.

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Jets WR Santonio Holmes was active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.  But if you didn't watch closely, you wouldn't have known it.  Holmes played just 3 snaps and finished without a target.  “It was coach’s decision,” Holmes said afterward. “(I had) limited plays coming off an injury. We wanted to monitor that and make sure everything is OK for the rest of the season.”  Holmes is still struggling with a bum hamstring, and his surgically repaired foot isn't at 100% either.  He obviously can't be trusted in fantasy the rest of this season.

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Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring, foot) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins.  He only put in a limited practice on Wednesday and isn’t at 100%.  He’s not a recommended fantasy starter.  WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow) is inactive again.   

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Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring, foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.  He only put in a limited practice on Wednesday and will be a game-time decision.  "I'm concerned," HC Rex Ryan admitted.  He added that Holmes' hamstring is a bigger issue than the foot.  At less than 100% in a dysfunctional passing game, Holmes shouldn't be in fantasy lineups.

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1 year ago

Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Ravens.  His practice reps were limited this week, so he won’t be at 100%.  Holmes isn’t a recommended WR3 fantasy start.

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The forecast for today's Jets-Ravens game is 31 degrees, 19 mph winds and a chance of snow showers.  The wind figures to make downfield passing a bit tougher, which could be bad news for QB Joe Flacco and WR Torrey Smith.  Flacco isn't a recommended fantasy starter today.  We still like Smith as a WR2 against a burnable Jets secondary.  New York's passing game is best off avoided in fantasy.  Expect a big workload for RB Chris Ivory.

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Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) is probable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.  His practice reps were limited this week, though, so he won’t be at 100%.  Holmes isn’t a recommended WR3 fantasy start.

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Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday.  HC Rex Ryan didn't express any concern about his Week 12 status on Wednesday afternoon, but that hammy still isn't at 100%.  It makes Holmes a risky WR3 option in fantasy.

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1 year ago

Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bills.  He’ll be on a snap count in his 1st action since Week 4, leaving him as a risky WR3 in fantasy.

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Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) put in a limited week of practice and is probable for Sunday’s game against the Bills.  He should step right back in as the #1 option in the passing game, but he’s a risky fantasy option in his 1st action since Week 4.  WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow) remains out.

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Jets HC Rex Ryan expects to get WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) back for this Sunday's game against the Bills.  He's been out since Week 4.  It's unclear if his snaps will be limited this week.  That makes him a shaky fantasy option, despite a plus matchup against a defense he torched for 154 yards and a score earlier this season.

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