Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin has been placed on the COVID list. It's unclear if he tested positive for the virus, but he's out for at least this weekend's game vs. the Chiefs. RB Matt Breida is also on the COVID list, while RB Salvon Ahmed is out with his shoulder injury. Miami is down to RBs Patrick Laird, DeAndre Washington and Elijah McGuire, who was just elevated from the practice squad. It's anyone's guess as to how touches will be divvied here, so it's a situation to try to avoid in Week 14 fantasy lineups.
Update: ESPN's Field Yates reports that Gaskin tested positive for COVID, so he'll likely miss Week 15, too.
The Jets have released RB Elijah McGuire, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. McGuire made 3 starts for last year's Jets despite losing the 1st half of the season to injury. He worked clearly behind Ty Montgomery this summer, though, and Montgomery heads into the season as the #2 back. Veteran Bilal Powell looks like the 3rd man on the depth chart. McGuire is fine to dump in most dynasty leagues.
The Jets have reached a 1-year deal with RB Ty Montgomery, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The move came a day before the free agent was set to visit the Dolphins, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That seems a curious decisions by Montgomery: taking a 1-year deal with the team that just signed Le'Veon Bell -- almost certainly to dominate backfield touches -- rather than at least talk to a Miami squad with no proven workhorse. Montgomery will compete with Elijah McGuire to back up Bell, barring further personnel moves. The financial details here might help indicate how big a role the Jets expect for Montgomery.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Jets have reached agreement with RB Le'Veon Bell. That positions him in a backfield with Elijah McGuire as the lead incumbent. Bell, of course, is coming off a full year away from football, so we'll have to track his progress in his return this offseason. He joins a Jets team, however, that is spending liberally on both offense and defense in free agency. Bell will make for a risky pick inside the 1st round of fantasy football drafts, given that we don't know how good the Jets offense can be or what kind of target share Bell can expect. But he obviously carries as much upside as just about any player at the position. Bell's arrival gives another boost to QB Sam Darnold's 2nd-year outlook.
Update: Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport report it's a 4-year deal worth $52.5 million in total money.
Adam Gase has been hired as the Jets' HC. A hot name on the coaching market just 3 years ago, Gase underwhelmed in Miami, compiling a 23-25 record. The former OC's Dolphins offenses never ranked better than 24th in yards or 17th in points. In his defense, Gase was working with 1 of the weaker rosters in the league. The Jets aren't exactly loaded right now, but they do have a promising, young QB in Sam Darnold.
The Jets have placed RB Isaiah Crowell (foot) on IR, ending his 2018 campaign. New York promoted RB De'Angelo Henderson from the practice squad to take Crowell's spot on the roster. Henderson and Trenton Cannon will handle change-of-pace duties behind Elijah McGuire over the final 3 weeks. McGuire is just a RB3 vs. a tough Texans defense on Saturday but has a more favorable matchup against the Packers in Week 16.
Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (toe) is out for Saturday night's game against the Texans. RB Elijah McGuire (ankle) is not listed on the final injury report after limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday. McGuire should see 15+ touches on Saturday but is just a RB3 vs. a tough Houston run defense.
Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (foot) did not practice on Tuesday. He seems unlikely to play against the Texans on Saturday after aggravating that foot injury last week. Crowell's absence would leave Elijah McGuire as New York's lead back -- but just a RB3 in fantasy lineups vs. Houston's 7th-ranked RB defense.
Jets RB Isaiah Crowell re-injured his foot in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bills. He was in obvious pain and was helped to the locker room. Crowell is officially questionable to return. His absence leaves the Jets with RBs Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon.
Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (toe) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. We’ll get Crowell’s official status by noon ET on Sunday, but he’ll be a shaky RB3 if active. If not, Elijah McGuire will be a RB3 or flex consideration.
Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (toe) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. It looks like he's in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Bills. Crowell's absence would leave Elijah McGuire as New York's lead back, with Trenton Cannon as the #2.
The Jets have activated RB Elijah McGuire (foot) from IR, putting him on track to play against the Dolphins this weekend. He would be a desperation Week 9 fantasy start, but he could quickly earn a significant role in this backfield and is worth rostering in most fantasy leagues. McGuire's return dings RB Isaiah Crowell's outlook and kills any PPR value RB Trenton Cannon had.
The Jets have placed RB Bilal Powell on IR with the neck injury he suffered in last week's loss to the Vikings. He's not eligible to return until Week 16, if he's able to return at all. Powell can safely be dropped from fantasy rosters. He was averaging 11.4 carries and 2.6 targets per game this season, so it's a significant loss. RB Isaiah Crowell should soak up most of those carries. Trenton Cannon stepped in as the pass-catching back in Week 7, hauling in 4 of 5 targets for 69 yards. RB Elijah McGuire seems close to returning from the broken foot he suffered in late July and could re-emerge as a fantasy factor in the 2nd half of the season.
The Jets have placed RB Elijah McGuire (foot) on IR. He's presumably a candidate to be designated-for-return and play the 2nd half of the season, but he's not worth a roster spot in redraft leagues. Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell are locked in as the Jets' top 2 RBs.
Jets HC Todd Bowles conceded Sunday that RB Elijah McGuire won't be ready for Week 1. He's still recovering from late-July surgery to repair a broken foot. Bowles also wouldn't rule out McGuire landing on short-term IR, according to insider Ralph Vacchiano. That'd cost him the first 8 games. McGuire obviously isn't worth a roster spot in redraft leagues. Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell will handle backfield duties for the Jets to open the season.
Jets RB Elijah McGuire will undergo surgery on his broken foot and is expected to miss 3-6 weeks, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The short end of that timetable would have him back in late August; the long end would keep him out through the season opener. Foot injuries are notoriously tricky to return from, so we're considering McGuire questionable at best for Week 1. He's not worth rostering in most redraft leagues. Look for Bilal Powell to open the season in a pass-catching role behind Isaiah Crowell.
Jets RB Elijah McGuire sustained a fractured foot on Friday. Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the 2nd-year RB will undergo surgery and miss an “extended period.” That knocks him off the radar as a late-round flier. Now, New York’s down to Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell in the backfield, although they’re hosting Alfred Morris and Orleans Darkwa on free agent visits.
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